Do you set goals? In March I started a new goals strategy. After all, if I share them with the world maybe I will stay on track. Right?
My March goals were huge, and I completed most of them, so in April I am going to set them high again, and continue until I feel a bit more organized, healthy and relaxed.
Looking for that relaxation. How about you?
March was a busy month for us. They all seem to be anymore. I love my life and most days feel like the happiest wife, happiest mother and Nanna around. For me, life is about fly Lord and my family, and I pretty much drop whatever I’m doing if one of the girls needs help with one of the grandsons, or if one of them calls and wants to have lunch or just come over and visit, or when things happen to people we love.
In March unexpected things did happen, and even still continue to and so many of them are hard and sad, so we were gone a lot and a few of my goals were unmet, but God’s goals and plans are always higher than ours. A pastor friend lost his wife so we drove four hours to the funeral with a one hour traffic jam on the way there one weekend. The next weekend a friend got married two hours away, and we stopped on the way to visit an aunt in a nursing home. We went out-of-town Easter weekend.
And then there were the expected things like weather that slowed down my yard work goals and walking goals. Storms, rain, cold, windy days happened so the trimming, weed pulling and walking the grandson goals did not get accomplished.
So how did I do on my March Goals and adding new April goals?
Five-Minute daily devotion. (I am still behind with all that has been going on with trips, substitute teaching, and grandsons.) Finished the Bible Study called Becoming More Than A Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa TerKeurst. Continue study on the names of God called I Know His Name by Wendy Blight.
Five-Minute daily devotion on Leviticus and Hebrews – First-Five App – Get caught up which will mean finishing this month and starting new one on the book of Acts.
I am finishing I Know His Name by Wendy Blight this week, and start a Bible Study – 5 Habits of a Girl That Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz on ??????
Snuggle on the sofa with my husband to watch a movie at least once a week. (Success) One fun day a month with my 2-year old grandson to leave the house and go enjoy Chick-Fil-A, McDonald’s, a park, a long walk in the neighborhood, or just outside enjoying his mow-mow as he calls it. We did go to Chick-Fil-A and got to enjoy his mow-mow and even his 4-wheeler one Sunday afternoon.
Reading children’s books, playing blocks and puzzles in the floor with them. WIN-WIN with both grandsons!
Dates with the family and hopefully a sister date with my sisters since one of them has a birthday this month. FAILED. I planned the sister date but one of them had to cancel at the last-minute. Disappointed but I used that time to take the 2-year old to Chick-Fil-A.
Walks in the neighborhood with both the boys and continue snuggling on the sofa and maybe one trip to the deer lease with our son and daughter-in-law and a trip or two to Dairy Queen with my mother-in-law, daughter-in-law and son-in-law.
Cut back on sugar and Diet drinks. Wear pedometer (6,000) steps a day, exercise 3-4 days a week, walk two Thursdays in the neighborhood, weekly meal planning and lose two pounds. Failure and success. I did cut back on sugar and diet drinks, exercised almost 3-4 days a week, and lost two pounds BUT we didn’t get to walk because of the weather on Thursdays and the weekly meal planning didn’t happen because of our trips out of town.
Wear pedometer (6,000 steps a day), Exercise 3-4 days a week, walk two Thursdays in the neighborhood, plan at least two weeks of meals. Lose 3 pounds.
Start a monthly coffee at my home for my neighbors. I had planned this for Spring Break but I was busier with the boys and had one of them three days that week so I didn’t get to do this and I’m going to have to move it to summer just because things are so busy right now with other wonderful things
Contact one friend by phone and one by email that I haven’t talked to in a while. (DONE)
Contact one friend by phone and meet one for lunch.
Clean one flower bed a week and trim all the azaleas along the circular driver. (Weather prevented this when we were home to do it.)
Deep clean office and laundry room. They both still need work. I can’t seem to keep all the ironing done and constantly have things hanging up to dry in the laundry room. Clutter in the office happens.
Contact quilting lady – Done
Finish Income Tax
Clean the front flower beds and trim azaleas. (Keeping it simple sort of – there are at least 24 of these azaleas and the front flower beds are huge.
Tidy up the office book case.
Clean-Up side bar, add a mail follow, start blogging course. I did get the side bar cleaned up and started the blogging course, but not sure yet about the mail follow because I’m not sure where God is leading me with my blog yet.
Complete one lesson of my blogging course.
Clean up the linky page.
Continue to pray about where my emphasis should be. So many questions on my heart right now as to how I should proceed.
If you enjoyed this post, you may enjoy this one from March.
Check out my March goal blog here: