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MARCH GOALS AND FEBRUARY UPDATE

29 Mar

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I  thought January zoomed by fast, but February zoomed faster and well today is March 29. The first day of Spring has past.  We’ve had our first hail storm.  Many in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area had golf ball and baseball hail, including our niece so it has been a rough start to Spring,  last night  some horrible wind damage to some homes north of Dallas.  I love Spring, but this is the one thing that makes Spring in Texas rough.

Here I am today just now talking about March goals, reviewing February and yes behind.  Hoping I get April planned out just a little bit earlier.  I have not even taken the time to evaluate how March was going so today may be a shocker.

Since my last post I’ve become a Nana three more times.  I have three week old twin grandsons and a new granddaughter who is two weeks old, and this week I am sitting in a hotel with the pleasure of watching her while he mommy had to go to work to help with an evaluation at the college where she works with a team that was coming in to review them.  Now that’s my kind of life!  Cuddling and not worrying about housework or cooking or even substitute teaching.  A nice break from it all and who cares about goals?  Hmmmmm well I do, but not more than babies and family.

FAITH GOALS

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FEBRUARY

Continue my Bibles Studies from January – Finding I AM and 1 Peter – A Living Hope.  Done.

Continue First Five App.  Done.

MARCH

Begin Listen, Love, Repeat Bible Study by Karen Ehman.  It’s not to late to join us.  The study starts on Monday, April 3.  Sign-ups are here  You can do the study right there on the blog 24/7, but we also have small groups.  They fill up fast so if you are interested click here and see if that is still an option.

First 5 App Daily Devotionals  – Stay caught up on my First 5 daily devotionals.  I highly recommend the Proverbs 31 First 5 App for a daily devotional.  They have a book for each Bible  study, but it is not required – takes the devotional into a little more depth and so inspiring.  I do both, but if you aren’t in to really digging in then I would suggest you download the app for your first five minutes of the day to spend some alone time with Him.  You can check it out here and see a sample of today’s devotional.

FAMILY GOALS

Is that not a house-full of love?  These are truly grandchildren that the Lord has given to us, His servants.  Miscarriages, infertility and years of waiting BUT see what the Lord can do as we stay faithful and pray.  Four boys and one girl all three and under.  JOY unspeakable!!

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FEBRUARY

Special Day with grandson, Colt.  Not sure what it will be, and will depend on the weather.  Done – we went to a new wooden park as he calls it.  Stopped at McDonald’s first and picked up lunch.

Lunch with my daughter.  Done.  We had a great lunch together as always with my two-year old grandson climbing under the table.  So much fun having burgers, and doing a little shopping.

MARCH

I am going to say March is DONE because there has been a whole lot of family time with three new grand babies.   I have been running my daughter places until she could drive.  Kept the toddler while my son took my DIL for her post delivery check, and then went with my DIL to have the twins PKU test, and their post birth check with their pediatrician and then we had lunch together.  Ran my daughter to Sprouts last week and then drove the new baby and toddler around while she shopped for shoes and then we had another lunch together with the toddler dancing in the booth.  On Saturday a week ago we kept the twins while the kids took the 3 year old to Disney on Ice, and then the other kids came over and well I forgot to snap a picture of all five grand babies here for the first time, but I do have a great one the kids took.  March is not over and this last week I am here at the hotel being treated by the kids for staying here keeping our only grand daughter.  FUN, FUN, month and it isn’t over.

HEALTH GOALS

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FEBRUARY

Walking – Treadmill and in our neighborhood at least 1 hour a week.  Still some catching up but doing well.  Been on two walks with one of my grandsons, two by myself and tonight on the treadmill.   Small steps are good.    I made several new recipes.  One of them was called Philly Cheese Steak Casserole.  YUM!   I’ve had a protein shake almost every morning during the month of January and now into February.  DONE

MARCH

My March goals have not been so good mainly because I fell and could not exercise.  For two weeks there was so much pain in my leg, my shoulder, my breast area, neck and head.  Yep it was a very hard fall but nothing broken and today I am a lot better.  I put the baby in a stroller yesterday and we went walking to a shopping area.  May try that again today or take her down to the gym here while she is sleeping and get on one of those fancy machines.  Still doing well on our diet making small changes like more yogurt, salads, healthy muffins, etc..

FRIEND GOALS

FEBRUARY

Lunch with a new friend – one of my group members on my team.  Met up with Donna.  DONE

Visit our Sunday school teacher’s wife who had knee surgery.  DONE

Met up with both of the ladies on the same day.  Was a very enjoyable day.

MARCH (ALREADY DONE)

Met a couple of my girlfriends (Cheryl and Mary Margaret) that  I used to work with before retirement for lunch.  Mary had to leave and Cheryl and I stayed and visited for hours over dessert and coffee.  DONE 

HOME GOALS

FEBRUARY

Clean out under my bathroom sink and my bathroom drawers again.   Not touching my hubbies area.  DONE

Clean out two bottom drawers on one of my dressers.  DONE

Clean out some cups in my kitchen. DONE

MARCH

I’ve done a lot this month trying to clean out more and donate and get things ready for a resale shop.  Making slow progress this month with so much that has been happening.

BLOGGING GOALS

FEBRUARY  

Lesson 2 – Blogging Course. Continue working on Lesson 2 cleaning up 500 blog posts. It’s going well but the new babies are due soon and seeing all the work designing new pictures on many of the blogs and re-writing some I am going to make this date May.  DONE

Review and clean-up 15 more blog posts plus 50 I already completed so it will be 65. DONE

Linky Page – Continue cleaning  DONE

MARCH

Lesson 2 – Blogging Course – Continue cleaning up 500 blog posts.  Averaging about two a day.  My date is May and hope I don’t have to slip it.

Review and clean up 15 more blog posts plus 65 already done or 80 total.

Linky Page – Continue cleaning

September Goals and August Recap

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WELCOME FALL!  Well almost.  It’s still a few days off.  Good thing because usually by now I am decorating, but not yet this year.

The to-do lists never end, do they?  For me there seem to be so many wonderful, beautiful demands.  I love them all.  I am thankful for them all, and thankful that I am blessed with the health to accomplish them, but there are so many other things too that don’t get done, and I have found it makes it a little easier to sneak them in with setting goals.

Being in a hurry.  Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me .  I cannot think of a single advantage I have ever gained from being in a hurry.  But a thousand and missed things, tens of thousands lie in the wake of all the rushing….through all that haste I thought I was making up time.  It turns out I was throwing it away.  Ann Voskamp

FAITH

I don’t really want more time ; I just want enough time.  Time to breathe deep and time to see real and time to laugh long; time to give You glory and rest deep and sing joy and just enough time in a day feel hounded, pressed, driven or wild to get it all done.  Ann Voskamp

AUGUST:  All accomplished

Pray Reverently and Fervently Each Day – We are trusting God to do some mighty things which I hope to be sharing in another month or two.  

Continue my Romans and 1 and 2 Corinthians Devotions each day with the First 5 App from Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies. – July 25 – September 24

SEPTEMBER:

Continue praying for the mighty things God is doing in our lives right now.  I’ll share in my October post I promise.

Finish the Romans and 1 and 2nd Corinthians Devotions each day with the First 5 App

Begin the Deuteronomy study with Proverbs 31 devotion app on September 26.  Find out about that here.

Satan said, “you can’t do your on-line study and also one at church and your daily devotion.”  God whispered you can with me.

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Begin the on-line Bible study called Uninvited with Proverbs 31.   You can sign up or check it out here .

Begin a Bible study at church called Open Your Bible by Rachel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams.

Seek to have a quiet time every day.

Be still and know that I am God. ~Psalm 46:10

FAMILY GOALS

AUGUST:

Swimming with family.  It’s August 16 and my husband, 18-month old grandson went swimming one evening already and my husband and I have been in twice, and last week I had both boys and PaPa came home early with a picnic snack for them.  They loved the chicken strip, fries, apples and juice.

Our oldest grandsons third birthday party.  Was loads of fun.

Our 47th wedding anniversary.  Was romantic as always with that man.

Got to add one more.  Spent time with family cleaning out our niece’s father’s house who died last summer.  My sister, brother-in-law, another niece and her husband were all there to help so we had lots of time to visit and eat pizza our niece when and picked up for us.

SEPTEMBER:

Going to our lease with our son, daughter-in-law and grandson.

Keep the grandsons for one mom who has been sick and the other for a date night and doctor’s appointments.  One is spending the night this Saturday so our son and his wife can go on a date night.

Help our niece clean out her Dad’s house who passed away last year.

HEALTH GOALS

AUGUST:  Total Success

Wear pedometer – 10,000 steps a day or more. Exercise by swimming at least 2 days per week, eat healthier.  (I lost the pedometer twice  working in the yard so hmmmm.)

Lose 2 pounds.  (Sticking this one.  Don’t think it will happen this month.)

Drink 6 large glasses of water per day.

Plan and prepare healthier meals.

SEPTEMBER:

Go for yearly physical

Semi-Annual Dental Cleaning

Wear pedometer – 10,000 steps a day.

Treadmill at least one time a week.

Drink 6 large glasses of water per day.

Plan and prepare healthier meals.

FRIEND GOALS 

AUGUST:  Total Failure

Try and meet another friend for lunch or coffee.

Have some neighbor ladies over for tea/coffee. I hope I can work this one in before school starts back in less than two weeks.

SEPTEMBER:

Try and meet a friend for lunch or coffee.

Have some neighbor ladies over for tea/coffee.  This has been on the list forever, and now it’s back to being hard again with school having started.

HOME GOALS

AUGUST:

Finish cleaning and organizing master bedroom closet. (Almost Done)

Catch up on filing in office.  (Failure)

Get the lift-gate recall done on the car.

Buy new tires and have them installed on the car.

SEPTEMBER:

Decorate for Fall

Finish cleaning and organizing master bedroom closet.

Catch up on filing in office.

BLOGGING GOALS – Total Failure

With school starting and so many other things happening in August I barely had time to write, but that’s what I did when I found some time.  I am going to continue to move the goals to the next month until I get them completed.

Lesson 2 – Blogging Course. This is the 5th month I’ve had this as a goal. Not sure I can get it done even this month with school starting in a little over two weeks. 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 5th month.  How can that be?  Where does the time go?

Review and clean-up 15 more blog posts plus 20 I already completed, so it will be 35.

Delete at least 500 more emails (I did get about 200 done, but think 200 or more were added)

Linky Page – Work on a few more days of this project with a completion date of August.

SEPTEMBER:

Lesson 2 – Blogging Course. This is the 6th 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 8th of the month.  How can that be?  Where does the time go?

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 October.

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August Goals and July Recap

19 Aug

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I can not believe summer is almost OVER.  These hot days of August jumped from a high of 107 last week to the eighties this week.  Loving it and the sweet sound of rain the last few days.  This is not our typical August, and we have set high and low records, but certainly blessed we are not getting the flooding they have seen in Louisiana.

I have really enjoyed the summer. I love school being out and not having to substitute teach, and that phone ringing. Actually it is ringing with all those unsolicited calls that drive me nuts some days (just today five of them). I do love the phone ringing and text messages when my daughter or daughter-in-love need me to watch our two grandsons, or my husband calls just to chat not so often. It has been a busy summer with the grandsons, blogging, and trying to keep up with two Bible studies and also my daily devotions and all these goals.

School starts next week. I will hear the buses whirling by, that swishing sound as they stop across the road from me. Where has the summer gone? It’s been a great one, a busy one, and one that I have savored getting some things accomplished.  I thought the first week of school would be quiet for a substitute teacher, but I’ve already gotten a call from a teacher who had surgery so it’s back I go to help out.

Establishing goals is helping keep me on track.  Am I accomplishing them all?  Absolutely not, but I am setting the bar high for myself, and when life calls me to do something that I believe God is placing on my heart, I stop and do it.  It is sort of like a road map – a map I can choose to follow all the directions, or I can choose to veer off the directions when God places someone or something else on my heart.  I’ve been veering off a whole lot.

Life is precious.  Savor every single moment.  The older I get, the sweeter those words are.

Not only is it already August, but here it is August 19th, and I am just getting this post finished.  I don’t think I’ve finished a single August goal yet, and with school starting back next week it is going to be hard, but here goes.

FAITH GOALS

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JULY:  See those lined out goals below – all those faith goals are crossed out.  I’ve learned so much through two Bible studies this summer, and enjoyed all the husband projects, and I never told my husband I was doing that study.  The daily devotions with Proverbs 31 are amazing. 

Finish The Best Yes Bible Study at my church.

Finish The Husband Project Bible Study with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies.

Catch up on Numbers Devotions with the First 5 App from Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies.

Start the Romans and 1 and 2 Corinthians Devotions with the First 5 App from Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies beginning  – July 25 – September 24.

AUGUST:

Pray Reverently and Fervently Each Day – We are trusting God to do some mighty things which I hope to be sharing in another month or two.  Last month, I started walking through my house, in tears, voicing out loud, lifting my hands to Him with  some things dear to my heart.  It was something I’ve never done.  It is something I will continue.

I was mowing two weeks ago, and when I climbed on the riding mower hot and sweaty from all the pushing around trees and fences, I started praying out loud, and I know I was loud.  I hope I didn’t scare the neighbors.

Continue my Romans and 1 and 2 Corinthians Devotions each day with the First 5 App from Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies. – July 25 – September 24

FAMILY GOALS

From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.                  JOHN 1:16 (NIV)

JULY:  I call this one a total success too.  Love swimming and walking with the boys, and the swimming will continue in August, but not sure about the walking because the temps are just too hot.

Continue walks with the grandsons and alone, and yep a whole lot of snuggling with the husband.

Lots of swimming with whoever.  Our son and his family came over two Sunday afternoons to swim and our daughter-in-love and our grandson came on two weekdays so total success.

AUGUST:

Swimming with family.  It’s August 16 and my husband, 18-month old grandson went swimming one evening already and my husband and I have been in twice, and last week I had both boys and PaPa came home early with a picnic snack for them.  They loved the chicken strip, fries, apples and juice.

Our oldest grandsons third birthday party.

Our 47th wedding anniversary.

HEALTH GOALS

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JULY:  I did well with the pedometer, water, and exercising and eating healthier and did lose 2 pounds.  Not so good on the recording.  It just takes too much time I can spend doing other important things.

Wear pedometer (moving up to 10,000 steps a day). Exercise 3-4 days a week, eat healthier, walk the boys at least twice and plan one week of meals. Lose 2 pounds. Keep a log of all exercise.

Drink 4 large glasses of water. Record it. I recently read this article on the benefits of drinking water. I think I would feel so much better if I drank more water instead of coffee, tea and sodas. This cup was a gift from a friend who sells them here.

Plan and prepare healthier meals.

Exercise 20 minutes at least 3 days a week in addition to walking. Keep a record in my planner.

Here is one of the beautiful salads I made.

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AUGUST:

Wear pedometer – 10,000 steps a day or more. Exercise by swimming at least 2 days per week, eat healthier.  (I lost the pedometer twice  working in the yard so hmmmm.)

Lose 2 pounds.  (Sticking this one.  Don’t think it will happen this month.)

Drink 6 large glasses of water per day.

Plan and prepare healthier meals.

FRIEND GOALS

JULY:  

Meet one of my girl friends who I used to work with. We are both retired and it’s been hard lately meeting up.  I finally got to meet up with my girlfriend, Cheryl who I worked with for years.   We spent four hours talking and could have gone on, but it time to drive back home and start dinner.

Have some neighbor ladies over for tea/coffee. God’s been speaking to me about doing this for months.  Failure.

AUGUST:

Try and meet another friend for lunch or coffee.

Have some neighbor ladies over for tea/coffee. I hope I can work this one in before school starts back in less than two weeks.

HOME GOALS

JULY:  

I’ve added lots of things to do in July. Eeeeek

Clean the front flower beds, mulch them and trim all fifteen azaleas.   Azaleas are all trimmed and front flower beds partially weeded. but not mulched.

Clean out make-up drawer.

Clean and organize kitchen pantry.

Clean seven of the kitchen drawers.

Clean and organize master bedroom closet.   I have a tad of work to finish the closet, but it is so close.  I cleaned out two large bags of clothes and one very large bag of shoes and some purses.

Donate clothes, shoes and purses

AUGUST:

Finish cleaning and organizing master bedroom closet.

Catch up on filing in office.

Get the lift-gate recall done on the car.

Buy new tires and have them installed on the car.

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I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.  In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.               Colossians 2:2-3 (NLT)

JULY:  

Lesson 2 – Blogging Course. This is the 4th month I’ve had this as a goal. Not sure I can get it done. It is a big lesson but I am working on the first part and that was going thru all of my old blogs. I can’t seem to have enough alone time to get Lesson 2 done on my blogging course, but I am working on that course because much of it was cleaning up our old blogs.  That is a whole lot of work going through each one and editing and changing things on my heart that I have learned and areas where I have grown over the past three years.Review and clean-up 15 more blogs plus 5 so it will be 20.

Delete at least 1,000 emails.

Linky Page – Work on a few more days of this project with a completion date of August.  I worked on it, but it sure is not finished.

Attend the Declare Blogging Conference.  This was one of my biggest disappointments this year.  We had a family death seven hours away and we drove up there the day the conference started, and drove back the day it ended.  God’s in control and my husband and family needed us.  I’m disappointed I had to miss, but was blessed to be with family and also had the joy of stopping in another town to meet a group leader for coffee and then an aunt and cousin we had not seen in years for lunch.

Names of God – I have failed at finishing the Names of God posts. It’s been hard keeping up and I thought it would be easier this summer, but so far it hasn’t been. We will see how the month of July progresses and if I run out of subject to blog about, I’ll pick this up, but for now I think it is coming off the list.

AUGUST:

Lesson 2 – Blogging Course. This is the 5th month I’ve had this as a goal. Not sure I can get it done even this month with school starting in a little over two weeks. 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 5th month.  How can that be?  Where does the time go?

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 August.

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July Goals and June Recap

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FAITH GOALS

JUNE:

Pray More Worry Less – I’ve done well praying more and really not worrying.  I have  peace because I know God is doing some mighty things in our family right now.  I can’t wait to share how God is going to show us His glory just as He said in John 11:4 to Lazarus’ sisters “for the glory of God, so that the son of God may be glorified by it.”  

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.                                                                                                                                         Psalm 30:11 (NIV)

Five-Minute Daily Devotion on Acts – First-Five App – Stay caught up and not get behind. Finish Acts and begin Numbers on June 6th.  Oops it is June 6th today.  (It’s June 15th.  I’m just trying to finish this up,  and I can’t write so I am already behind on Numbers and Acts had a couple of days to finish.)  (Failure – the stitches, and then food poisoning kept me behind on all my devotions.)

Begin Bible study at church on June 8 (Happy Birthday to me) – It’s called The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst.  I’ve done it before as a volunteer team leader for Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies, and I can not wait to do it with my church family. (I attended on June 8th but again I am behind because I can’t write in my workbook, and we were out-of-town today so I missed the video.)  (Failed due to stitches, food poisoning, and travel)

Begin the Bible Study The Husband Project by Kathy Lipp with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies on June 20 –  This one has been a total success and keeping up with my husband projects.

JULY:

Pray Reverently and Fervently Every Day – Several things on our hearts right now and I’m believing God is going to do some mighty things.  I can’t wait to share.

Finish The Best Yes Bible Study at my church.

Finish The Husband Project Bible Study with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies.

Catch up on Numbers Devotions with the First 5 App from Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies.

Start the Romans and 1 and 2 Corinthians Devotions with the First 5 App from Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies beginning July 25 – September 24.

FAMILY GOALS 

From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.                                                                                                                          JOHN 1:16 (NIV) 

JUNE:

Walks in the neighborhood with both the boys, and yes continue snuggling on the sofa with my husband – Total success

 

Mini-trip with my daughter, son-in-law and grandson –Success

Fishing Tournament with our son, daughter-in-law and grandson –  Success and our 2.5 year old grand son won 3rd place.

Family Reunion with my husband’s family.  Can’t wait –  Success

JULY:

Continue walks with the grandsons and alone, and yep a whole lot of snuggling with the husband.

Lots of swimming with whoever.

HEALTH GOALS

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JUNE:

Wear pedometer (7,000 steps a day), Exercise 3-4 days a week, eat healthier, walk the boys at least twice and plan one week of meals.  Lose 2 pounds –   Although I got behind I’ve done well eating healthier and I am putting 10,000 steps on the pedometer and I did not lose the  2 pounds, but did not gain with all the sitting from the hurt fingers.

JULY:

Wear pedometer (moving up to 10,000 steps a day).  Exercise 3-4 days a week, eat healthier, walk the boys at least twice and plan one week of meals.  Lose 2 pounds.  Keep a log of all exercise.

Drink 4 large glasses of water.  Record it.  I recently read this article on the benefits of drinking water.    I think I would feel so much better if I drank more water instead of coffee, tea and sodas.  This cup was a gift from a friend who sells them here.

Plan and prepare healthier meals.

Exercise 20 minutes at least 3 days a week in addition to walking.  Keep a record in my planner.

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.                                                                                                                                         1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)

FRIEND GOALS

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JUNE:

Be The Blessing – OK I am going out on a limb here because it is June 6th and my birthday is in two days.  This year I am 66.  It seems impossible.  I wish I was 30 and knowing all I do now, but we don’t get do overs.  Anyway two days from now if I can get it all organized I want to be a blessing and give 66 things.  I was up until 1:00 this morning making a list of 66 things and I have not been able to come up with that many, but maybe my friends and family can help.  (Did it and it was great.)  (Here is my planned post.)- I haven’t been able to write about all the wonderful things that happened.)  Would you join me on my blog post for my birthday and share how you have performed a random act of kindness.  Here is my post on that.

Lunch With Friends – I had planned to have lunch with some friends I used to work with on June 10th, but I cut my fingers on June 9th so they were still deadened and I could not drive, but I did meet up with a church friend on Wednesday this week after Bible study and have lunch.

Unplanned Friend HappeningsWe had a friend come from Louisiana to fish with my husband and son.  We got to go to lunch with him and both our kids and their families.  FUN!

JULY:

Meet one of my girl friends who I used to work with.  We are both retired and it’s been hard lately meeting up.

Have some neighbor ladies over for tea/coffee.  God’s been speaking to me about doing this for months.

HOME GOALS

JUNE:  

House goals  – Total failure.   I could not do anything with my fingers.  Still not able to get out into the flower beds, but hopefully in July I’ll be able to do something.

Clean the front flower beds, mulch them and trim all fifteen azaleas –Total failure and I hesitate to keep putting this on the list, but it needs to be done so I will.  The fingers totally prevented this, and now I’m worried I’ll see that five-foot snake again.

Clean out winter clothes.  Bring summer clothes downstairs – I was able to do some of this partially, but it’s better.  Will finish in July.

Clean out make-up drawer – Failure

JULY:  

I’ve added lots of things to do in July.  Eeeeek

Clean the front flower beds, mulch them and trim all fifteen azaleas.

Clean out make-up drawer. 

Clean and organize kitchen pantry.

Clean seven of the kitchen drawers.

Clean and organize master bedroom closet.

Donate clothes, shoes and purses

 

BLOGGING GOALS

Blogging Goals

Continue to pray about where my emphasis should be.  So many questions on my heart right now as to how I should proceed.  (Still no firm answers as to where God wants me, so I keep moving along.)

JUNE:

Lesson 2 – Blogging Course – Failure

Review and clean-up my first 15 blogs – Partial success.  I got 10 finished)

Linky Page – Complete cleaning it up – Partial success.  I worked on a few days of the link page.

Names of God – Finish my blog posts on the names of God from Wendy Blight’s study of I Know His Name – Failure, and not sure when this can happen.  I hope to blog about them all one day.

JULY:

Lesson 2 – Blogging Course.  This is the 3rd month I’ve had this as a goal.  Not sure I can get it done.  It was a big lesson but I am working on the first part and that was going thru all of my old blogs.

Review and clean-up 15 more blogs plus 5 so it will be 20.

Delete at least 1,000 emails.

Linky Page – Work on a few more days of this project with a completion date of August.

Attend the Declare Blogging Conference.

Names of God – I have failed at finishing the Names of God posts.  It’s been hard keeping up and I thought it would be easier this summer, but so far it hasn’t been.  We will see how the month of July progresses and if I run out of subject to blog about, I’ll pick this up.

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June 2016 Goals and May Recap

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WOW it is June 15th.   Trust me that old saying that the older we get, the faster time goes is true.  Not only did June get here, but the rain stopped (finally) and it is hot.  

I am reading over my May goals and feel pretty good considering how busy the month was with things not on my goal list, and finishing up school with lots of subbing while teachers were using up their last vacation days.  I am excited what I did get done, and not focusing on the things I did not.  Setting goals is working, and when I miss one or two I just move them to the next month.

So here is how I fared in May with my goals, and I my planned June goals.  I feel retired again with school out and the phone not ringing to sub although it has rang at least three or four times a day with solicitors – you know the IRS, a free emergency phone system or hearing aids for the older generation like me.

I had this post almost ready to post on June 8th (my birthday), but on June 9th as I was headed to bed I broke a glass in my right hand and cut two fingers deeply and spent hours in the ER getting 15 stitches.  Needles to say I am not sure I will get those June goals accomplished because I can barely type right now, but I am leaving them in hopes I can get some of them finished.

With much excitement and anticipation for the month of June here goes:

FAITH GOALS

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May:

Five-Minute daily devotion on Acts – First-Five App – Stay caught up and not get behind.  (Completed)

Complete 5 Habits of a Girl That Doesn’t Quit.  (Completed)

June:

See that coffee cup.  I need to PRAY MORE and WORRY LESS.  I have a whole lot on my heart this month, and I know I’ll be calling out Lord to God and on my knees this month.  I already have.

Five-Minute Daily Devotion on Acts – First-Five App – Stay caught up and not get behind. Finish Acts and begin Numbers on June 6th.  Oops it is June 6th today.  (It’s June 15th and I can’t write so I am already behind on Numbers and Acts had a couple of days to finish.)

Begin Bible study at church on June 8 (Happy Birthday to me).  It’s called The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst.  I’ve done it before as a volunteer team leader for Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies, and I can not wait to do it with my church family. (I attended on June 8th but again I am behind because I can’t write in my workbook, and we were out-of-town today so I missed the video.)

Begin the Bible Study The Husband Project by Kathy Lipp with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies on June 20.

FAMILY GOALS  

May:

Walks in the neighborhood with both the boys, and yes continue snuggling on the sofa with my husband.  Total success and we also had a Dairy Queen night with my mother-in-law, and a trip to South Texas and a trip to the Animal Safari with my son, daughter-in-law and grandson.

June:

Walks in the neighborhood with both the boys, and yes continue snuggling on the sofa with my husband.  

Mini-trip with my daughter, son-in-law and grandson.

Fishing Tournament with our son, daughter-in-law and grandson.

Family Reunion with my husband’s family.  Can’t wait.

HEALTH GOALS

May:

Wear pedometer (7,000 steps a day), Exercise 3-4 days a week, eat healthier, walk the boys at least twice and plan one week of meals.  Lose 2 pounds.  This one was a success also.  So proud of myself because most days I walked more that 7,000 steps and many of them were up to 12,000 steps.  I am eating healthier and guess what I lost those 2 pounds.  Now if I can keep them off.  

June:

Wear pedometer (7,000 steps a day), Exercise 3-4 days a week, eat healthier, walk the boys at least twice and plan one week of meals.  Lose 2 pounds.   (Already feeling lost on this one.  Not much I can do right now.)

FRIEND GOALS

Telephones

May:

Have lunch/coffee with a friend.  I am sad to say I didn’t meet a friend for lunch or coffee in May.  I just could not work it in my schedule, but I did talk on the phone to one for a very long time while driving to my blogging weekend six hours away.  

June:

Be The Blessing – OK I am going out on a limb here because it is June 6th and my birthday is in two days.  This year I am 66.  It seems impossible.  I wish I was 30 and knowing all I do now, but we don’t get do overs.  Anyway two days from now if I can get it all organized I want to be a blessing and give 66 things.  I was up until 1:00 this morning making a list of 66 things and I have not been able to come up with that many, but maybe my friends and family can help.  (Did it and it was great.)  (Here is my planned post.  I haven’t been able to write about all the wonderful things that happened.)

Would you join me on my blog post for my birthday and share how you have performed a random act of kindness.  Here is my post on that.

HOME GOALS

Flower Bed

May:

Clean the front flower beds and mulch them.  Trim azaleas.  TOTAL FAILURE but we did get one flower bed cleaned.  The rain was just too much and we could not get out when we were home to do them, and if we could we had to mow between the storms.

June:

Clean the front flower beds, mulch them and trim all fifteen azaleas.

Clean out winter clothes.  Bring summer clothes downstairs.

Clean out make-up drawer.

(I am not sure any of the house goals will happen.)

 

              BLOGGING GOALS

Blogging Goals

 Continue to pray about where my emphasis should be.  So many questions on my heart right now as to how I should proceed.  (Still no firm answers)

May:

Lesson 2 – Blogging Course.   Review and clean-up my first 15 blogs.  Failure

Linky Page – Complete cleaning it up. I worked on it, but it’s not finished.  I’m hoping to finish it up the second week in June.

Attend Blogging Gathering with friends in Louisiana.  I did get to attend the gathering.  It was a six-hour trip by myself driving both ways, but I had a whole lot of time to talk and I called a lady I used to work with, and we talked for 45 minutes.  Helped on that lonesome road when there was no traffic and nothing to see.

June:

Lesson 2 – Blogging Course.  Review and clean-up my first 15 blogs.

Linky Page – Complete cleaning it up.

Names of God – Finish my blog posts on the names of God from Wendy Blight’s study of I Know His Name.

If you enjoyed this post, you may enjoy this one from March and this one from April, and here is May.

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