Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goals for 2012-2013

As I make goals for 2012, I don't want to drop all the good habits I started building in 2011. So I am adding them to this list in order to keep them in front of me so I don't forget. I also want to add a footnote for my own sake that I will try and do all this, but with a new baby, a third child, I need to be gracious, realistic and flexible with my own expectations of myself. Okay. Here it goes:

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Career- Master Sue Patrick's Workbox System, adapt it and implement it in Norah's homeschooling. Finish ten sewing projects by the year's end. Follow Fly Lady's daily routine.

Financial- Get the weekly circular and plan meals around the deals. Get into the habit of checking the cabinets and fridge weekly to ensure that I know what I already have and use it. Save receipts and track spending.

Spiritual- Keep reading the Bible in the morning. Listen to worship music while cleaning. Spend an hour in God's presence every evening after the kids go to bed.

Physical- Cut out all artificial sweetener. Recover from this baby well enough to run/walk a 5K by the end of the year. Serve fruit and/or vegetables for a snack and at at least two meals a day. No eating after dinner.

Intellectual- Read The Well Educated Mind. When Norah reads silently for school, sit and read silently, too, or use the time to read out loud to the younger kids.

Familial-

For the extended family: Start sending cards to family members for all birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

For the kids: Read out loud as a family after dinner. Finish all the Little House books by the year's end, at least. Or, if we don't read, play a board game.

For Dwayne: Go to bed by 10pm. This will help Dwayne go to bed sooner, too.

Social- Go to at least one home school event or host/co-host an event every month. With a new baby, realistically speaking, I think I will be using The Jump Zone or the park at the end of our street for most of these "events."

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