Category: goals


Are your New Year’s resolutions still intact?  I’m not a big NEW YEAR”S RESOLUTION person.  A whole year is a long time.  But I did make some long term goals earlier in the year and decided it would be a good time to review them.  Here  they are and a follow up:

Here is a look at the goals I made at the beginning of the year and my progress toward them.  I will try to review these goals at the end of every month to see how I’m doing and make new ones quarterly.

  • Become more healthy
  • -run 5K in April-registered for 5K
  • -add healthy variety in kids/John’s lunches-we do turkey and cheese in addition to pb now….I’ve made pizza muffins a couple of times…Glad I reviewed this goal.  I’ll continue to expand lunch ideas.
  • -exercise regularly-making real progress I probably have been exercising 3-5 x/week
  • Continuing education in several realms
  • -finish continuing ed in Nursing-finished one module and have one left to do.
  • -make better use of church magazines
  • Debt elimination commencement
  • -Work on Paying OSU loan–we get paid for the month on Wednesday.  We will be determining how much we’ll be putting towards given loan with our tax return money also having been deposited.
  • Home improvement
  • Big Projects:
  • -New Water heater-got installed yesterday
  • -Paint- John has a week vacation in March….we hope to at least pick out colors.
  • Personal Projects:
  • -better home management–eliminate clothes clutter etc  (laundry one load/day) going better…I think it is becoming a habit to get dishes done before bed which really helps….working very hard towards this goal.
  • -decorating house-find comforter for my bed, hang decals for boys room  etc.
  • Family History-both in the past and making it for the future!
  • -Rachel’s book-started Rachel’s book
  • -update journals/family blog once a week ongoing
  • -family councils on Sundays
  • Family Togetherness–this was meant to be pun-ny…I hate that we are not well put together when we show up late or the girls don’t have their hair done or Ben has a dirty face and no shoes etc.  The other “togetherness” meaning applies here too. I’ve had a lot of fun trying new things on the girls hair and I’d have to say we’ve made improvements in looking presentable and arriving mostly on time to things.
  • -hair done on girls
  • -get places on time
  • -no dirty faces
  • -shoes on
  • -planning a creative fun activity once a month
  • -plan ahead on movie night
  • -work on doing things together with each of the kids individually.
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February is almost over.  Amazing how quickly time flies.  I’ve spent the past couple of days looking at goals and reevaluating.  It’s nice to see progress made in some areas and I definitely have things I’m still working on.  This week and for next week I made a goal to review my goals because it’s really easy to forget what I was hoping to accomplish.  How are your goals coming that you made earlier this year?  Here are my goals from last week and new goals for next week.

This week–

House:

Clean the island behind garbage can.

Clean blinds in kids room.

Hang Letters.

Look @ flylady daily.

Personal:

Scriptures/Ensign q day

Start cont ed module

Review goals on Weds

Do something special for John

Kids:

Read with Rachel.

Activity with Ben.

 

Piano with Lydia.

 

Read with Sam.

Here are some goals for this week:

House:

Wash off the backs of the chairs and Ben’s chair particularly

Blinds in Ben’s room

Vacuum

Clean tub and shower

Dishes before bed.

Personal:

Exercise x3

Start cont ed

Go visit 2 sisters from the church

Read scriptures daily

Kids:

Make a gel bracelet with Rachel.

Help Lydia read and follow up with her book reading.

Read with him x 3 nights this week.

Take Ben somewhere fun.

 

Home:

Clean wall by entry door.

Finish cleaning blinds.

Dishes before bed.

Vacuum x2 whole house.  Got vacuumed once.  If it is decluttered enough to vacuum the whole thing that’s amazing–I’ll have to aim for this again next week.

Personal:

Scriptures/ensign q day.

Exercise x 3 minimum.

Start next cont ed module.

Kids:

Edit with Lydia.

Read with Rachel.

Play a game with Sam

Take pics of Ben.

This week–

House:

Clean the island behind garbage can.

Clean blinds in kids room.

 

Hang Letters. John did this for me today!

Look @ flylady daily.

Personal:

Scriptures/Ensign q day

Start cont ed module

Review goals on Weds

Do something special for John

Kids:

Read with Rachel.

Activity with Ben.

Piano with Lydia.

Read with Sam.

 

 

 

 

Home:

Dishes before bed. missed last night.

1 load of Laundry every day.  Complete loads today.  Still needs to be established as a habit….did have it in mind though.

Clean Fridge

Make 1 freezer meal-put a couple of marinades in the freezer

Personal:

Read scriptures/ensign q day–did fairly well….still not a habit.

Contact 1 person that I haven’t been in touch with

Finish continuing education module

Kids:

Do a craft with Rachel

Take pics of  Ben and the other kids 1/day-didn’t do so well….need to make it more of a habit

Lydia-organized piano lesson this week

Sam-Go do something one on one with Sam-didn’t do this either.

It was kind of a rough week for goals although I was able to accomplish a number of things that were not listed on my goal list like: taxes are done, the closet hanging rod got hung, the blinds in the living room got cleaned.  Here’s my goals for this week.

Home:

Clean wall by entry door.

Finish cleaning blinds.

Dishes before bed.

Vacuum x2 whole house.

Personal:

Scriptures/ensign q day.

Exercise x 3 minimum.

Start next cont ed module.

Kids:

Edit with Lydia.

Read with Rachel.

Play a game with Sam.

Take pics of Ben.

Follow up on goals Feb 3

Goals for this week:

Home:

Make 2 freezer meals.

closet bar installed

Finish getting rid of donations

Post items on craig’s list

Clean out nightstand

Personal:

Exercise x 3

Make tentative menu for the month

Finish continuing ed module-thought about it….didn’t get it done.  Uggh!

Post on family blog

Get the letters hung-need to get materials….John has the weekend off….maybe this is the weekend

Kids:

Find Rachel’s baby pics-I can’t find them–not sure what in the world I did with them!

Read with Sam-did better this week but it didn’t happen every day

Edit with Lydia-I didn’t do this

Take pics of Ben (at least 1 every day)-didn’t take a pic every day but took a few pics

Goals for this week:

Home:

Dishes before bed.

1 load of Laundry every day.

Clean Fridge

Make 1 freezer meal

Personal:

Read scriptures/ensign q day

Contact 1 person that I haven’t been in touch with

Finish continuing education module

Kids:

Do a craft with Rachel

Take pics of  Ben and the other kids 1/day

Lydia-organized piano lesson this week

Sam-Go do something one on one with Sam

Follow up on Goals January 28

I planned to make a couple of freezer meals.  I did make some taco soup.  That’s a worthy goal to make it on next week’s list.

Home:

Get John to install closet bar fastener.  Maybe tomorrow-John has Saturday off.

Organize craft items.

Clean Shower.

Find home for donations.  I still have a few things that I need to drop at the thrift store…hopefully tomorrow.

Clean off wood around island in kitchen.

Mop

Personal:

Journal for all kids.

Blog on family blog.  Will do this tomorrow.

Plan things to blog about for this week on this blog.

Get materials for Rachel’s project.

Scriptures/ensign q day.  This was hit and miss this week.

Kids:

Rachel-implement schedule

Ben-focus on theme each day for a minute to help him learn new vocab.

Lydia-edit with her.

Sam-read q day with him.  This did not go well this week.

Goals for this week:

Home:

Make 2 freezer meals.

closet bar installed

Finish getting rid of donations

Post items on craig’s list

Clean out nightstand

Personal:

Exercise x 3

Make tentative menu for the month

Finish continuing ed module

Post on family blog

Get the letters hung

Kids:

Find Rachel’s baby pics

Read with Sam

Edit with Lydia

Take pics of Ben (at least 1 every day)

Spark People

The end of January is here. I hope your New Year’s resolutions are still as resolute as they were a few weeks ago. I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m all about the weekly goals (particularly weekly fitness goals) rather than the “new year’s resolutions.” But, I have to say, I’m progressing towards my “being fit” goal. Cyber accountability works well! It’s still really easy to go astray. Reviewing your fitness goals regularly, like your budget, is a great reminder of where you are and where you want to be. There are quite a few fitness sites that are helpful tools to help keep you on track. This one is one I like. It features:

  • Personalized diet & fitness plans
  • Calorie counter, workout tracker, exercise demos & videos
  • Answers from our dietitians & trainers on message boards
  • Connect with others like you in our support teams

I hope it is helpful to you!

Goals January 21

Goals for this week

House

find home for donations

Reorganize the toys/craft items.  I did empty a box for the craft stuff….

shower

Dust

Get John to install closet bar fastener.  John got a little distracted by his pinewood derby project.  I’ll try again next week.

Kids

Plan and execute Lydia’s birthday party

Play trains with Ben.

Finish chapter book and RAFT program with the kids.

Read with Rachel.

Read with Sam every night.-it hasn’t been every night but we have been working on it.

Personal

Read Scriptures/ensign q day missed 1 day but did well otherwise!

Get materials to start Rachel’s baby book (cardstock) and ribbon to hang the letters.

Post on Family blog

Begin next continuing education segment

Plan blog posts for the next week

Family

Have kids prepare their tithing from chore money @ take it to church tomorrow.

Get adequate change for paying the kids for the rest of the month.

Establish a dinnertime and give the kids a 20 min warning that they need to take care of their responsible area before dinner–so that we don’t have to postpone dinner.

Remind kids to write in journals tomorrow.

I did well on my goals this week except on the house….ahhhh!  Always another week.  Here are this weeks goals:

Home:

Get John to install closet bar fastener

Organize craft items.

Clean Shower.

Find home for donations.

Clean off wood around island in kitchen.

Mop

Personal:

Journal for all kids.

Blog on family blog.

Plan things to blog about for this week on this blog.

Get materials for Rachel’s project.

Scriptures/ensign q day.

Kids:

Rachel-implement schedule

Ben-focus on theme each day for a minute to help him learn new vocab.

Lydia-edit with her.

Sam-read q day with him.

Goals January 14

Home

Use the produce from the market to make something healthy!  (healthy)

Dishes before bed. (HI)–did better on this one this week…It still is definitely not a habit.

Get Names hung-I mod podged the letters of all the kids’ names for Christmas.  It was really fun.  But–the letters have yet to be hung.  Something for me to get John to do for me this week! 🙂 (Home Improvement)–the letters are not hung but my new wooden Menu with a dry erase board is!

Clean microwave. (HI)

Clean the fridge. (HI)

Kids

Pay the kids for the chores.  Our kids have the potential of earning .25/week (amazing I know) for doing their chores.  I have fallen into a very bad habit of forgetting to pay them.

Read with Sam every night.  (Family Togetherness)

Play with Ben–something structured every day.  (FT)

Make a schedule for Rachel’s day since we are not doing preschool this semester, our days need to be more structured. (FT)

Do an educational activity with Lydia q day.  (FT)

Personal

Read something about the upcoming election.  (Education)

Scriptures/Ensign q day (Education I may have missed one day but definite improvement shown

Exercise x 3 (Healthy)

Floss my teeth q day.  (Healthy)

Post on my family blog.  (Family History)

Post goals and menus on Saturday.

Family

Family Council–follow up on last week’s goals. (Family History)

Goals for this week

House

find home for donations

Reorganize the toys/craft items

shower

Dust

Get John to install closet bar fastener.

Kids

Plan and execute Lydia’s birthday party

Play trains with Ben.

Finish chapter book and RAFT program with the kids.

Read with Rachel.

Read with Sam every night.

Personal

Read Scriptures/ensign q day

Get materials to start Rachel’s baby book (cardstock) and ribbon to hang the letters.

Post on Family blog

Begin next continuing education segment

Plan blog posts for the next week

Family

Have kids prepare their tithing from chore money @ take it to church tomorrow.

Get adequate change for paying the kids for the rest of the month.

Establish a dinnertime and give the kids a 20 min warning that they need to take care of their responsible area before dinner–so that we don’t have to postpone dinner.

Remind kids to write in journals tomorrow.

Goals January 7

After reading over an amazingly organized goal list @ http://www.moneysavingmom.com here–I was feeling very underwhelmed by my own zone approach to goal setting.  However–I reminded myself that I really don’t like New Years resolutions and I’m over it!  🙂  She seems to be a goal super hero…and I was inspired by how specific she made her goals and how her weekly goals are helping her to accomplish bigger goals.  Without attemptinThe big picture is the part I forget about sometimes….So, here this Saturday night-I’m resolving to work at uncovering the big picture.  Again we see my work zones with a few added specific goals that I’m hoping to address over the course of the next few months:

  • Become more healthy
  • -run 5K in April
  • -add healthy variety in kids/John’s lunches
  • -exercise regularly
  • Continuing education in several realms
  • -finish continuing ed in Nursing
  • -make better use of church magazines
  • Debt elimination commencement
  • -Work on Paying OSU loan
  • Home improvement
  • Big Projects:
  • -New Water heater-got installed yesterday
  • -Paint
  • Personal Projects:
  • -better home management–eliminate clothes clutter etc  (laundry one load/day)
  • -decorating house-find comforter for my bed, hang decals for boys room  etc.
  • Family History-both in the past and making it for the future!
  • -Rachel’s book
  • -update journals/family blog once a week
  • -family councils on Sundays
  • Family Togetherness–this was meant to be pun-ny…I hate that we are not well put together when we show up late or the girls don’t have their hair done or Ben has a dirty face and no shoes etc.  The other “togetherness” meaning applies here too.
  • -hair done on girls
  • -get places on time
  • -no dirty faces
  • -shoes on
  • -planning a creative fun activity once a month
  • -plan ahead on movie night
  • -work on doing things together with each of the kids individually.

Here are my goals for the week:

Home

Use the produce from the market to make something healthy!  (healthy)

Dishes before bed. (HI)

Get Names hung-I mod podged the letters of all the kids’ names for Christmas.  It was really fun.  But–the letters have yet to be hung.  Something for me to get John to do for me this week! 🙂 (Home Improvement)

Clean microwave. (HI)

Clean the fridge. (HI)

Kids

Pay the kids for the chores.  Our kids have the potential of earning .25/week (amazing I know) for doing their chores.  I have fallen into a very bad habit of forgetting to pay them.

Read with Sam every night.  (Family Togetherness)

Play with Ben–something structured every day.  (FT)

Make a schedule for Rachel’s day since we are not doing preschool this semester, our days need to be more structured. (FT)

Do an educational activity with Lydia q day.  (FT)

Personal

Read something about the upcoming election.  (Education)

Scriptures/Ensign q day (Education)

Exercise x 3 (Healthy)

Floss my teeth q day.  (Healthy)

Post on my family blog.  (Family History)

Post goals and menus on Saturday.

Family

Family Council–follow up on last week’s goals. (Family History)