Are your priorities in order? Family First.
Do you have a to-love list as Ann Voskamp calls it?
Aren’t you glad you live in a world where there are seasons. It’s in the fifties today here in Texas after a very warm month, and record-setting high temperature days in Texas. I love it.
This post for November is later than usual and it’s almost time for the December update, but most of it was done and I’m not changing it for those things that didn’t get done. It’s okay and is a good marker of where I am today compared to where I should or could have been.
These goals as I’ve said before are his, not mine. I’m not a failure when I miss one.
Every day should be a time of rejuvenation with Him.
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3
OCTOBER – Partial Success
Complete all my studies – Deuteronomy devotions, and the Uninvited and Open Your Bible studies. (My devotional app is not working on my phone so I’m behind on my devotions. I did complete my Bible studies, and now I need a new phone.)
Begin new Bible Study called Wait and See by Wendy Pope.
My priorities continue to be family first after my Lord. I want to be that wife, mom, mother-in-law, Nana and daughter-in-law. I want to be a super wife, a super Mom, a super Nana, a super mother-in-law and a super daughter-in-law for JESUS!
OCTOBER: All-OUT Success
We were blessed with great fishing weather and that trip with our son, daughter-in-love and her family to the coast to fish. We caught some really big fish – like 25 pound red fish. We also caught sting rays and my son caught a really ugly snake-looking fish. I forget what you call it.
My daughter and I got a shopping trip in and a good hamburger for lunch to celebrate her birthday. Bummed we couldn’t get in a home-cooked family birthday meal, but the busyness of life once again bumped our schedules.
Gender reveal of the twins – We celebrated a day at our sons with all the family and found out the twins are boys. What joy! My son is going to be a Dad to three boys now. Surely, they will love to fish and hunt like their Daddy.
Although we didn’t have a gender reveal party, we found out our daughter is having our first granddaughter.
Trip to deer lease with our son and daughter-in-love.
OCTOBER: Partial Success
Healthy meals, lots of walking, and now that it’s cooler I can take the grandsons walking. Shooting again for the treadmill one day a week. As of today I’ve lost seven pounds since May. YEA! Working out, eating healthy and drinking lots of water to decrease this weight and waistline.
Working out, drinking water, and eating healthy to decrease this waistline.
OCTOBER: Partial Success
I’m not giving up on having my neighbors over for coffee/tea, but honestly it is probably going to be November. (I was right and it didn’t happen in October and November is over this month so not sure when this will ever happen, but it will.)
I hope to meet up with a friend for lunch. ( I met up with my daughter’s mother-in-law on a day she was keeping my youngest grandson and I had my oldest grandson. We had a fun time with the boys at the Dairy Queen.)
OCTOBER – TOTAL FAILURE
Finish cleaning and organizing master bedroom closet.
Catch up on filing in office.
Finish cleaning and organizing master bedroom closet. (Probably not happening this week. I’m starting the Life-Changing Habit of Tidying Up and seeing where that takes me in they say the next six months, but starting with the clothes in the closet.)
Catch up on filing in office.
Buy new mattress for master bedroom and move our old one upstairs to a new king bed frame my mother-in-law gave us.
Take down Fall decorations.
Begin Christmas Decorations.
OCTOBER: I did not cross off any of these except the #write 31 days and I got that done, but it was so exhausting I’ve blogged only what I have had to since. I think I have really gotten out of the mode that God called me to in blogging and it’s time to pause and dream and really think on the things that God wants from me in blogging. I’m leaving the goals that have been here for November, but November is over so they will be slipping to December and maybe even next year.
Lesson 2 – Blogging Course. This is the 7th month I’ve had this as a goal. Not sure I can get it done even this month because the school is calling a lot for substitutes. It is a big lesson, but I am working on the first part and that was going thru all of my old blogs. I cringe thinking it is already the 24th of the month and I’ve not even gotten this blog post up, but sure has been a fun month, and I cleaned up a few more blogs with tags, categories, better photos, and rewrote some with better thoughts from now. (Did not happen.)
Review and clean-up 15 more blog posts plus 20 I already completed, so it will be 35. (Did not happen.)
Delete at least 500 more emails. (Total Success.)
Linky Page – Work on a few more days of this project with a completion date of November. (I did work on this some. November is almost over and I really believe it is going to slip again to December.)
Joined the #write31 days group. I am going to try to blog all 31 days of October. I think I can even though I am already behind I know I can. (TOTAL SUCCESS)
Lesson 2 – Blogging Course. This is the 8th month I’ve had this as a goal. Not sure I can get it done even this month because the school is calling a lot for substitutes, it’s time to Christmas decorate now that this blog is late getting up. This is a big lesson, but I am working on the first part and that was going thru all of my old blogs. I cringe thinking it is already the 27th of the month and I’ve not even gotten this blog post up, but sure has been a fun month, and I cleaned up a few more blogs with tags, categories, better photos, and rewrote some with better thoughts from now.
Review and clean-up 15 more blog posts plus 20 I already completed, so it will be 35.
Delete at least 500 more emails.
Linky Page – Work on a few more days of this project with a completion date of January.
Not my Agenda, but His agenda!