Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April goals


Graphic by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings
A new month!  It's so nice to be able to turn the calendar to April, but of course that sure doesn't make it spring up here.  Monday night, we had a half inch of snow, and this morning it was only 19ΒΊ when we got up.  So winter is taking its time about leaving!

Nonetheless, a new month means new goals (and some of the old ones repeated).  Here's my plan for the month:
* Follow Bible reading plan each day.
* Finish questions for You Are Loved summer Bible study  (I've already finished the daily Bible study, just need to finish answering the questions -- now just have one week's worth left to go, but I work on this only on Saturdays so it will take another month)
* Memorize at least 4 Bible verses and review some older ones.
* Add 4 pages to my "What Do I Know About My God?" Scripture notebook
* Continue study for Sunday School -- Following God With All Your Heart
* Continue to re-read Say Goodbye to Survival Mode; continue to journal and implement what I learn
* Exercise or walk at least 20 times.
* Get to bed by 9:45 pm each night.
* Limit sugar.
* Drink enough water each day.
* Write 8 pages for kids' summer devotional
* Have a getaway with my hubby
* Keep up with Kelly's missions in homemaking zones of the week.
* Post in both of my blogs as often as possible
* Continue writing blog posts for Christmas in July
* Create several handmade gifts for April birthdays
* Celebrate April birthdays
* Continue working on several UFO craft projects
* Continue planning for visit from our Nevada family
* Reduce grocery bill by $5 per week consistently
* Spend several hours updating my A-store.
* Write at least 4 encouraging notes to friends and family
* Help and encourage my local daughter as I'm able
* Clean church and set up for potluck meal
*  Continue trying to help and encourage my elderly dad
* Sort out and declutter my dad's attic
* Transfer important items to new computer
* Finish typing some family history for my mother-in-law
* Celebrate Easter with our church family

APRIL'S HEALTHY HABITS:  Nurture creativity/drink enough water/exercise

WORD FOR 2015: RENEWAL


And here is how March went:
* Follow Bible reading plan each day -- DONE!
* Finish questions for You Are Loved summer Bible study  -- only 1 week left to go!
* Memorize at least 4 Bible verses and review some older ones -- DONE!
* Add 4 pages to my "What Do I Know About My God?" Scripture notebook -- DONE!
* Start new study for Sunday School -- Following God With All Your Heart -- DONE!
* Continue to re-read Say Goodbye to Survival Mode; continue to journal and implement what I learn -- DONE!
* Exercise or walk at least 20 times -- not done.  Walked a few times.
* Get to bed by 9:45 pm each night -- not done consistently
* Limit sugar -- not done consistently
* Drink enough water each day -- not done consistently
* Start writing kids' summer devotional -- DONE!
* Have a getaway with my hubby -- rescheduled to April
* Keep up with Kelly's missions in homemaking zones of the week -- not done consistenly
* Post in both of my blogs as often as possible -- DONE!
* Start writing blog posts for Christmas in July -- DONE!
* Create several handmade gifts for March and April birthdays -- DONE! (although I am still working on the April ones)
* Send package to Nevada -- DONE!
* Celebrate March birthdays -- DONE!
* Continue working on several UFO craft projects -- DONE!
* Start planning for visit from our Nevada family -- DONE!
* Reduce grocery bill by $5 per week consistently -- not done
* Spend several hours updating my A-store -- spent only a half hour or so, but I have started!
* Write at least 4 encouraging notes to friends and family -- DONE!
* Help and encourage my local daughter as I'm able -- not as much as I'd have liked
* Clean church and set up for potluck meal -- DONE!
*  Continue trying to help and encourage my elderly dad -- DONE!
* Sort out and declutter my dad's attic -- not done, though I did get some of it done
* Transfer important items to new computer -- not done
* Take items to thrift store -- DONE!
* Finish typing some family history for my mother-in-law -- not done

MARCH'S HEALTHY HABIT:  Nurture creativity/drink enough water -- wasn't as consistent as I'd like in either area;  I am focusing on these habits again this month!

WORD FOR 2015: RENEWAL -- I've been so encouraged by my choice of a word.  I feel as if God is answering my prayers for renewal on many fronts this year. 

2 comments:

  1. I think that I am exhausted reading your list! =D I think that it would be a real challenge to accomplish many of your goals, especially the one with reducing grocery costs as prices keep right on rising. All the best with your goals...that quote about never reaching that which one doesn't aim for comes to mind.

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  2. I get exhausted reading it too, Vee! But if I didn't make lists I would never get any of it done. You are so right -- the old saying is true, if we aim at nothing we will hit it every time!

    As for the groceries, well, I am just aiming to bring my weekly amount down by $5 and keep it there. I can do it some weeks, but it just hasn't been consistent. Just need to make a few more meatless meals...

    Thanks for stopping by this evening! Always nice to see you at my kitchen table!

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