Ok, so we're a week into it, but I feel like I can finally say it. (Except that the Christmas tree is still up, but hopefully the kids and I can work on that tomorrow.)
My brother and his girlfriend came to visit for a few days. (I'm gonna be so, so sad if they break up. Here's hoping God brought them together. *crossing fingers*) We visited with each other, exchanged Christmas presents, visited the Air Force Academy and Garden of the Gods, and enjoyed each other's company. It was fun!
Yesterday and today, I have finally done my "New Year's thing." I know some do not do resolutions (and I completely understand why), but I find it is a great time to review my life. So, I have updated my 2008 goals, updated my time management schedule to reflect our changes for the new semester, and updated academic/character goals for both of the kids. Now, I feel ready to tackle the upcoming year!
And, for the sake of global accountability, here are the goals I feel comfortable sharing:
Priorities (in order):
Child of God
Church member, ministry
Have quiet times 6 times a week with prayer
Specifically pray about ordering my day in a way that pleases God and reflects the priorities He has shown me.
Attend church regularly
Attend bible study regularly
Continue weekly date.
Pray for him at least 3 times a week
Plan at least 4 fun, creative times for us during the year.
Punkin and Little Man:
Have nightly prayer time with Punkin, and nightly bible reading with Little Man
Set academic goals quarterly – January 1, April 1, July 1, Oct 1
Set behavior/character goals quarterly – January 1, April 1, July 1, Oct 1
Pray for them at least 3 times a week.
Continue with gymnastic classes for physical development.
Spend at least 30 min with them every day that is just for them (no school, cleaning, work, phone, TV, etc.)
Spend at least one hour each week cleaning out clutter, at least 30 min of that time cleaning out “stored” clutter
Continue with meal planning, try new recipe every other week
Continue following cleaning schedule for items not handled by cleaning company
Continue bookkeeping business, max avg 10 hrs per wk.
Exercise 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes
Lose 10-15 pounds – be at a weight where I am comfortable purchasing clothes
Evaluate life “balance” quarterly
Host our 2 annual parties
Provide meals to those who need them
Visit family at least once this year
Continue “blog” as communication with family and long-distance friends.
Write thank-you notes promptly!
Do you do resolutions or goals? Share with me so I don't feel crazy!! :)