Wednesday, April 04, 2012

March update and April goals

Here we go with another month of goals! First of all, here's how I did in March:

  • Begin memorizing Titus 2--Nope, haven't started yet. Bad girl!
  • Read through Proverbs--I didn't finish this either, although I got off to a good start.
  • Start through marriage devotional together--Um, no . . . maybe one of these months we will actually DO this!
  • Read at least 2 books: (planning on Loving the Little Years, The Swiss Courier, and finishing The Rose of Winslow Street)--DONE! I finished the first and last on this list, and am still working through the middle one, reading aloud to Jim. I also read another ebook, The Wedding Dress, which I will post a review for one of these days!
  • Lose 4 lbs.--Not quite, but I came fairly close!
  • Exercise 3-5 times per week--I didn't do so well with this; I think I got 3 weeks out of 4.
  • Have friends over for dinner and other visits--DONE! 3 times, to be exact. Yay for opportunities to show hospitality!
  • Monthly date night--No, we didn't have one in March, but we had a whole date afternoon earlier this week, so maybe I should count that.
  • DIY project: Make foaming hand soap--DONE!
  • Sewing project: Easter dress for Julia--Not done, but it is started!
  • Purchase new cell phone and plan for Jim, and cancel our old plan--DONE!
  • Rework the budget--Oops, didn't accomplish this yet.
So, March wasn't such a great month for goal-meeting! But even though I didn't actually complete many of these goals, I'm encouraged to look back and realize that I was working hard at several of them and just fell a little bit short. Better than aiming at nothing, I guess!

And here are my new goals for this month:
  • Lose 3+ pounds
  • Exercise 3-5 times/week
  • Monthly date
  • Have friends over for dinner/play dates/visits
  • Read at least 2 books (planning on The Mission of Motherhood and Song of My Heart, plus finish The Swiss Courier)
  • Sewing project(s): finish Julia's Easter dress, make a doll quilt and dress, and maybe some other things
  • DIY project: haven't decided for sure what this will be yet
  • Begin memorizing Titus 2
  • Finish "Frumps to Pumps" ebook
And it really seems like I should have more goals on this list, but this is all I've come up with so far. If I think of any more, I'll add them on later. :)


Elisha said...

I've read the Mission of Motherhood, it was challenging but a huge blessing also.

I like that you do monthly goals as well as weekly.

The Two of Us said...

It is always good to have goals and focus on the ones you accomplished instead of the ones you missed. :)

Mrs. Smith said...

Good morning dear friend! Stopping in to wish you a very happy Easter! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day!