Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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:

2008 Goals

Priorities (in order):
Child of God
House Manager
Business owner
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.)

Clutter control.
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

Work/ Career
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
Maintain friendships

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!! :)


devildogwife said...

Great list of goals! I love how you broke it down so nicely. I'm starting small for this year. lol! I just posted my goals today. Happy New Year!!

Momma Roar said...

I love your list!

I have goals swimming around in my head, but nothing that I've written down. Which I know I should or they will be lost!

Thanks for the inspiration (as always!!)

Penless Thoughts said...

Great goals!!

Just Mom said...

Wonderful, wonderful list.

I haven't made any resolutions yet. I might just tie it in with Lent, since that's right around the corner :-O

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for your comments on my post today. I think it is important for us to really push in to God and be lead by the Holy Spirit solely and try and get out of our "understanding". I know this is a big challenge to me but I also know God says, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not on your own
understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct they paths." Proverbs 3:5&6

I like it in the message: "Trust God from the bottom of your heart, don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go, he's the one who will keep you on track."

May we all truly do this on this election!!!

Christy said...

I like how you broke it down! Mine are very similar, especially the spiritual.

Sincerely Anna said...

I enjoyed reading your lists. I love how you intentionally make character goals for your children. And I also think it's awesome that you have a weekly date with your husband.

I have lots of goals for myself for 2008 but terrible about taking the time to write them down. You've inspired me :)

Michelle said...

I think I need to write down my goals for the year. You have a great list!


sahmqueen said...

I really enjoyed reading your goals. How is it going so far? Do you really get a weekly date night with your husband? What types of fun things do you guys do 4 times a year? I am thinking of kidnapping my dh on our anniversary and taking him for a romantic weekend in the hill country here in TX. We haven't been alone overnight since baby was born. And he is 18 mo. old.