10 Goals for the Week

10 Goals to Tackle This Week

I’m still struggling to get out of bed before my kids every morning, but I did make some progress last week.

I managed to get up by 7:00am at least 3 or 4 days, which is better than the week before. ;)

Other than that, I did well with my goals.

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Make an apple and a pumpkin pie with the kids — We ended up making one apple pie and three pumpkin pies. (Hide. The. Scale.)

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 3x

4. Walk a total of 75 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 20 pages of The Hobbit (affiliate link) by J.R.R. Tolkein — I’m almost finished! And I can’t wait for the extended version of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to be released in the very near future. :)

6. Get up by 7:00am every morning — While I didn’t wake up by 7:00am every day, I did make progress.

Home Management Goals:

7. Vacuum upstairs

8. Clean up and organize the files on my computer

Business Goals:

9. Create a DIY video

10. Make and photograph one recipe to share in a later blog post

Here are my goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Try a science experiment with the kids

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 3x

4. Walk a total of 75 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 20 pages of The Hobbit (affiliate link) by J.R.R. Tolkein

6. Get up by 7:00am every morning

Home Management Goals:

7. Find three things to sell on ebay

8. Help Breanna de-clutter the area around her desk

Business Goals:

9. Edit and post DIY video

10. Write and post a review and giveaway of Door to Door Organics

What are your goals for this week?

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10 Goals for the Week

10 Goals to Tackle This Week

First things first: I have a new kitchen faucet.

And it’s not plastic! :)

I was so thankful last Wednesday when a serviceman showed up (for real this time) to replace the kitchen faucet. I was able to wash all of the pots and pans that had accumulated, and well, I’m just happy that this latest repair is behind us.

Other than that, last week was pretty uneventful, and I was able to cross off most of the goals on my list.

Here’s what I accomplished:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Sign up for an online cooking class with Breanna — We’re signed up for Taste of Home’s “Comfort Food Classics” online cooking class. These classes are brand new, and if you use the coupon code TAKETEN, you can get $10 off your first class. Breanna and I are ready to learn and excited to be making homemade macaroni and cheese tomorrow! It’ll be my first-time ever making this dish from scratch. :)

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 3x

4. Walk a total of 75 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 20 pages of The Hobbit (affiliate link) by J.R.R. Tolkein

6. Get up by 7:00am every morning — Again, I failed miserably here. Over the weekend, I seriously thought about just giving up for now, but then I woke up early this morning and reaped some of the early morning benefits I so desperately need as a mom. So, I’m going to continue working on getting up before my kids. If I keep trying, it’s bound to become a habit someday, right?

Home Management Goals:

7. Wash all the pots and pans that have piled up while the kitchen sink has been out of commission

8. De-clutter the area around my desk

Business Goals:

9. Create a DIY video — I didn’t get this goal, but I’m planning on creating a video this week to show you how to make your own brown sugar bath scrub.

10. Return emails

Here are my goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Make an apple and a pumpkin pie with the kids

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 3x

4. Walk a total of 75 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 20 pages of The Hobbit (affiliate link) by J.R.R. Tolkein — I’m almost finished! And I can’t wait for the extended version of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to be released in the very near future. :)

6. Get up by 7:00am every morning

Home Management Goals:

7. Vacuum upstairs

8. Clean up and organize the files on my computer

Business Goals:

9. Create a DIY video

10. Make and photograph one recipe to share in a later blog post

What are your goals for this week?

10 Goals for the Week

10 Goals to Tackle This Week

Oh, you guys. The last week has been interesting and frustrating.

To cut right to the chase, last Wednesday night my kitchen faucet literally fell apart. No big surprises, I guess. That’s what can happen when your faucet springs a leak and the company hired by your landlord to replace it actually installs the cheapest plastic faucet they can find at the hardware store. :(

That’s right. Since July, our family of seven has been enjoying the use of a plastic kitchen faucet. Honestly, I didn’t really mind, because we’re renters and figured we didn’t really have a say in what kind of faucet was installed to replace the one that was leaking. After waiting a whole week for the faucet problem to be resolved back in July, when it was finally dealt with, I was just happy to have full use of our kitchen sink again.

And, you know, truthfully, this most recent faucet misadventure wouldn’t have been such a big deal, if I hadn’t then started to get the runaround from the parties involved. Today, the faucet still hasn’t been repaired or replaced, but I’m hoping that it’s going to happen FOR REAL in the near future.

After repeating my story for about the twentieth time over the phone today, I found out that the serviceman that installed the cheap plastic sink back in July should never have done so. He should have installed a comparable sink to the one that he was replacing.

To make a long story short, I’m supposed to be getting a call tomorrow morning to find out when a new serviceman from a different company will be out to replace our broken faucet. I’m not holding my breath, because we’ve been told multiple times over the past week that someone’s going to be out to fix the problem.

And no one’s been to my house so far.

There’s a whole lot more I could say about this situation, but I should probably stop now. ;)

As for tackling my goals last week, in the midst of the shenanigans above, I did okay.

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Make cookies with Nathan

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 3x

4. Walk a total of 75 minutes on the treadmill — I only ended up spending around 55 minutes on the treadmill.

5. Read 20 pages of The Hobbit (affiliate link) by J.R.R. Tolkein

6. Get up by 6:00am every morning — Utter failure here.

Home Management Goals:

7. Finish editing Disney photos and order an archive CD — Another blessing of David’s wish trip is that we get a free CD of all the PhotoPass photos taken on our trip.

8. Move photos and videos from my computer to an external hard drive

Business Goals:

9. Edit, upload, and post DIY video

10. Make and photograph a recipe to share in an upcoming blog post

Here are my goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Sign up for an online cooking class with Breanna

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 3x

4. Walk a total of 75 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 20 pages of The Hobbit (affiliate link) by J.R.R. Tolkein

6. Get up by 7:00am every morning — I’m bumping my goal up for now.

Home Management Goals:

7. Wash all the pots and pans that have piled up while the kitchen sink has been out of commission

8. De-clutter the area around my desk

Business Goals:

9. Create a DIY video

10. Return emails

What are your goals for this week?