Friday, February 1, 2013

January Jots ~ Yearly Goal Update

Wow, I can't believe we are done a month of 2013 already. Where does the time go??? Before we know it, it will be summer... and with the cold wind today... I would welcome a little warmth.

How have I done this month? Not as well as I would like... but not bad.

The main goal is in bold and under that are the smaller steps to reaching those goals.
  • Main Goal
    • The updates will be here
      • or here.. in purple.
The positive steps I have made with my goals this month have a smiling smiley face   in front, the goals that I still have to work on have a sad face in front. Some are not really sad but that is the best contrast I could make between completed and not completed. The color thing was getting to complicated and I love smileys so I am sticking with them. 

Personal Goals:
  • Read Godly/Spiritual books.
    • I am starting with Desiring God by John Piper
      • I read and did the questions for the introduction and chapter 1 and I started reading chapter 2. 
  • Work on my prayer life. Pray is my word for 2013.
    • Get my prayer book updated.
      • Done. I like the new pages and the way they turned out really well.
    • Start reading a book on prayer. I have a bunch of them on the Kindle app on my Nook.
      • Not yet. I have some other books I want to finish before I start any new ones.
  • Be Grateful. I will be joining the Joy Dare @ Ann Voscamp's blogClick the link to check it out. You can print her prompts for each month or do your own thing. Just be grateful... 3 a day for 365 days gives you more than 1000 things to look back at on Dec. 31, 2013. Let's record 1000 things to be grateful to the Lord for.
    • I did all my joy dare challenges for January, 3 a day for 31 days... I am up to 110 now because I started before Jan. 1.
  • Memorize 2 verses or portions of scripture a month with my new group on Facebook. We post one verse/portion on the 1st and one on the 15th. With this I will memorize 24+ verses a year... more than in 2012 since I didn't memorize any.
    • My first verse is Psalm 5:1-3 (KJV) "Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up." I like reading other versions but I am stuck on memorizing in the KJV, just a habit and one I like, so it's one I'll keep.
      • I am doing pretty well with my verses. I think I have both passages memorized. For my second passage I chose Prov. 2:10-11.
Health and Fitness 
  • Exercise more, more often and consistently. I would like to be much more fit by the end of 2013. As far as healthy eating goes I will be doing the best I can. (With my husband being unemployed for 33 months now things are tough and we can't always afford fruits and vegetables. If I exercise I will feel better... that is better than nothing.)
    • Start by using the Wii daily for at least 15 minutes and increase from there. My goal for Exercise is to not quit.... this, I hope, will inspire me... 
      • Nope... don't know if I have even exercised in January. But, I plan to start tomorrow... I had planned to start today but things came up. Hopefully I will not have any trouble getting time in to exercise tomorrow.

  • Read some books/magazines to expand my own education. (The spiritual book are very educational but I have other books I would like to read as well... non-fiction and historical fiction.) 
    • I am finished reading one History book and am working on 2 others. I also have a book about blogging that I will be reviewing on my site in the coming week.

  • Read some books for pleasure. 
    • I finished 1 book in January for pleasure.... actually all the books I read were a pleasure to read. See my January Journal ... of books read if you didn't read it already.
  • Continue blogging and remember it is supposed to be for fun and for the records for my family. Use the blogging ideas pdf I bought in 2012.
    •   I am doing much better. I am striving to get at least one non meme post done a week. I have saved a few posts on Pinterest about blogging as well.
  • Work on some crafts just for me. Things I have wanted to do, work on, make. Some from Pinterest, some will be things I have been working on already or wanting to do for a while.
    • I worked on some crafts for Valentines day, I have a few more to do. I bought the Doodling class that I wanted and I have the supplies I need to work on some other craft projects I have wanted to do.
  • Spend at least one day a month scrapbooking, digital or paper.
    • Ummm... I don't think I did this. I can't remember. I am going to have to make up a page with my monthly goals like this on it... so I can keep track.
  • Play at least one board game a month with someone in the family. 
    • Played a game with my mom and kids before she left to go home after the holidays. I also played a game of backgammon with my daughter last week.
Homeschool Goals:
  • Keep up with planning and ordering any materials Christopher needs for school.
    • I need to order some things asap for History and Science. 
      • I got some science books for Christopher at the library this week and I found some History books on pdf that I already owned that he is reading now.
  • Be consistent with reviewing Christopher's daily assigned work and making sure he completes everything assigned to him, log it into my school log, and then put the stuff away in the folders/notebooks where it belongs. 
    • Doing well with this.
  • Check periodically on Christopher's hours for school. I don't want to have to do his transcript all in his Sr. year.
    • I need to do this asap as I need updated numbers on how Christopher is doing with his hours this year and how many more hours he needs for each of the subjects. 
      • I am working on this tonight... I was working on it, then I remembered I needed to post my updates... when I post this I will go back to working on his hours.
How I did in January...  13 Done

3 Not Done
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