Monday, May 28, 2012

Goal Planning Monday ~ Week 70


 Time to write some goals and strive to accomplish them this coming week??

Join us by clicking on the button above...
after you read my goals.

Goal Planning Monday has a new home - the banner above will take you to the new home for Goal Planning Monday @ Real Life Unscripted even though it says it is @ mamamanuscripts. I changed the link to send you to the new place.

Can't believe I have been linking up for 70 weeks! This was a pretty good one. I worked on most of my goals plus chose a bunch of photos for my son's graduation slideshow for his open house that we are planning for June. I didn't think I would have tome to work on that so I didn't put it on my goal list.

I am working on making my goals shorter and not being so long winded so that my readers will be interested in reading all the way through. You guys don't need every detail written down, and neither do I.

My Goals from last week and how I did:
Spiritual Goals 
  1. Devotions daily -  How People Change and How People Change Study Guide: How Christ Changes Us by His Grace. Partly Done - I missed 2 days.
  2. Listen to Godly Music Daily. Partly Done
  3. Pray daily. Partly Done
  4. Read Power of a Praying Wife and leave hubby a note for each chapter I read. He needs the extra prayers and encouragement. http://zaazu.com    Done
  5. Read some of My Utmost for His Highest before bed at night. Done
Homeschool Goals
  1. Keep Christopher doing all the school he has left to do. We are winding down. Done - one more week ... we will be done June 1st.
  2. Get Nathan to do all his school. He is winding down as well and finishing up his schooling. We are starting to gear up for graduation. Done
  3. Keep up with logging in the boys work and grading as we go through the week. Done
  4. I am also working on transcripts. Not Done - I need to get some things graded before I can finish Nathan's transcripts.
  5. Spend a lot of time on our Astronomy Unit. We are finished a bunch of other subjects and there is still a lot I wanted to cover for Astronomy. We only have 2 weeks left. Done
  6. Make sure the boys complete one back essay they had skipped from Movies as Literature. Done - Christopher is done all his essays now and I hope Nathan will be done by this Friday.
  7. Read a book about Homeschooling. I am working on The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell. Done - I did read some of this book this week.... see my review in the post just under this one for more details.
Blog Goals    
  1. Post reminders to my friends/blog readers about Think Back Thursday on Wed. on Facebook groups especially. Remind them of the theme... water! Done
  2. Post Think Back Thursday... my new meme. Done
  3. Join in some favorite memes that I like to do and try and leave comments on a few blogs of those who link up. Done
Exercise Goals - I want to get back to exercising. I have been totally skipping this.
  1. I want to work out at least 3 days this week. Partly Done - I worked out 2 days.
  2. Make a Weight Watchers 1 point dessert early this week to help fend off my cravings and provide a dessert for when my friend Michele comes over. Not Done
Personal/Other Goals 
  1. Shut my computer off between 9 and 9:30 every night, get ready for bed and then read until my husband is ready for bed. Partly Done - My mom is a later night person that we are so this will be difficult if not impossible while she is visiting. I shut my computer off on time Mon-Wed. After that I have no idea what time it was... though some nights I was watching movies and not really on my computer.
  2. Comment on all the other GPM ladies posts. Keep track of their names with links here so I know whose I have done. Done - I commented on our hostess blog, mamamanuscripts @ Real Life Unscripted, at Kym's blog @ Homeschool Coffee Break at Blossom's blog @ North Laurel Home & School and at Cristi's @ Through the Calm and Through the Storm.
  3. Have a wonderful time visiting with my friend Michele on Wednesday. Done - not a hard one to do... it was a great day.
  4. Go with my hubby and dd Jessica to pick up my Mom for an almost 2 week visit. Before we bring her here we have to help her switch her clothes from winter to summer and help her pack. She will be staying with us until June 4th. Done
  5. Work on household chores and spring cleaning - I will spend part of each morning working on household chores and spring cleaning. I especially need to work on this because of my Mom coming on Thursday. Done
  6. Log books into Book Collector software. I need to get the tubs out of the hallway so they are not in my Mom's way. Done - I logged some in then pushed a button by accident and erased all the books I had added that day. Actually it was a little more complicated that that but that is the long and short of it. I was going to quit for the day but I felt a still small voice telling me to start again, so I did. I entered all the books again, in record time and got a few more done as well before bed time. I moved the tubs of books that still need to be logged in into my bedroom so they are out of my mom's way.
  7. Read, Read, Read! I am currently reading Done -Finished reading a Bride for Pastor Dan and Ready Made Family.... can't decide about downloading book 3 and 4.
    1. A Bride for Pastor Dan (Parkside Community Church) by
    2. Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life 
    3. Emma by Jane Austen
    4. With Wolfe in Canada by G.A. Henty. 
  8. Make sure the kids keep up with cooking and after dinner chores. Done -
For this week that is 18 Done, 5 Partly Done, and 2 Not Done


My goals for this coming week:
Spiritual Goals 
  1. Devotions daily -  How People Change and How People Change Study Guide: How Christ Changes Us by His Grace.
  2. Listen to Godly Music Daily.
  3. Pray daily.
  4. Read the last chapter of Power of a Praying Wife and leave hubby a note for that chapter. Starting June 1st I will be joining an online event where we pray the prayers of the Power of a Praying wife each day in the month of June... 30 days... 30 chapters to the book. This will be my gift to my hubby since we don't have any money.I probably won't write him a daily note but maybe a weekly one telling him the things I have been praying about. http://zaazu.com   
  5. Read some of My Utmost for His Highest before bed at night.
Homeschool Goals
  1. This is the last week of school for 2011-12.
  2. Keep up with logging in the boys work and grading as we go through the week.
  3. I am also working on transcripts.
  4. I decided what things to finish up the Astronomy unit. We are having to let some things go undone that I had hoped to tackle... especially looking at the stars because we can't afford to drive repeatedly to a place where it is dark enough.. also hubby got rid of our telescope and I didn't know it. Christopher will be finishing reading Astronomy and the Bible,: Questions and Answers, as well as Voyage to the Stars and Voyage to the Planets by Donald B. Deyoung, Richard B. Bliss
  5. Make sure Nathan completes at least one back essay he had skipped from Movies as Literature. I hope he will get all the ones he has left done this week so we can be completely finished school.
  6. Work on Nathan's photo slideshow for his graduation open house.
Blog Goals    
  1. Post reminders to my friends/blog readers about Think Back Thursday on Wed. on Facebook groups especially. Remind them of this week's theme.
  2. Post Think Back Thursday... my revamped meme.
  3. Comment on each person's post that links up for Think Back Thursday.
  4. Join in some favorite memes that I like to do and try and leave comments on a few blogs of those who link up.
Exercise Goals - I want to get back to exercising. I have been totally skipping this. 
  1. Weigh in Wednesday and update my weight loss ticker at the top of my blog.
  2. Post an update to Weight Loss Wednesday
  3. Work out at least 3 days this week.
  4. Make a Weight Watchers 1 point dessert.
Personal/Other Goals 
  1. Shut my computer off between 9 and 9:30 every night, get ready for bed and then read until my husband is ready for bed. I don't know how successful I will be with this until my mom goes home... but I will try.
  2. Comment on all the other GPM ladies posts. Keep track of their names with links here so I know whose I have done.
  3. My hubby and I were invited to our friend's house for dinner on Thursday... I am soooo looking forward to it.
  4. Visit with and spend time with my mom.
  5. Work on household chores and spring cleaning - I need to spend part of each morning working on household chores and spring cleaning.
  6. Read, Read, Read! I am currently reading 
    1. Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life 
    2. Emma by Jane Austen
    3. With Wolfe in Canada by G.A. Henty. 
    4. I also ordered some of my favorite Tales From Grace Chapel Hill series that I have been wanting to read... I will probably devour them once they come in from the library.
  7. Make sure the kids keep up with cooking and after dinner chores. 
  8. I hope to make some time to paper scrapbook this week to complete a yearly goal I have.
Do you have any goals for the week? Post your goals and link up. The button at the top will take you to the meme and you can join up with us. I have been doing this for more than a year now and setting weekly goals is really helping me keep focus and achieve more. Have a great week.


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3 comments:

North Laurel said...

70 weeks...wow! I never seem to stick with anything that long. I have stuck with Weekly Wrap-ups at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers for a good streak but never that long :)

And I see you worked out 3 days this week, didn't that meet the goal of working out 3 days of the week? Wasn't sure if I missed something.

Good job on all your goals met and here's to a good next week :)

Debbie said...

North,
thanks for your comment. No, I only worked out 2 days. I typed the wrong number in. Thanks for the heads up on that mix-up. If I had worked out 3 days, then yes I should have marked that done... but what I did was type the wrong number... duh! Well, those things happen. I corrected it.

I have gotten so much out of doing this meme. I get so much more accomplished because of Goal Planning Monday and writing my goals down.

Kym Thorpe said...

I'm so impressed that you've been doing this meme for 70 weeks! Wow!!

Congratulations on the upcoming graduation!

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