1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (13 miles down and 487 to go)
This week, we had the flu at our house (self-diagnosed, but pretty darn sure), so I barely made it off the couch most days. I did manage to squeeze in a couple of Bodyfit by Amy videos on the days I felt okay (only totaling 3 miles for the week….) but at least I got more than zero miles in…
2. Eat at least five fruits/vegetables every day
I didn’t do too great with this mostly due to not feeling up to eating real foods. I did manage to eat apples, oranges, and bananas, but just the thought of veggies made me squeamish for some reason. Now that I am feeling better, I will definitely be eating more veggies this week. **Foods that saved me this week were oatmeal, bananas(thank you Mama for bringing those to me!), and oatmeal chocolate chip muffins (with lots of milk!)
3. Learn Spanish this year
So far I have used Duolingo for 95 minutes this week. Two of the days, I could barely look at a computer screen, so my numbers were pretty good considering that fact.
4. Take a family outing each month
Not yet. But I have ideas!
5. Have more family game nights
So far this month, we have played:
-Apples to Apples and Pass the Pigs
*If you need ideas as to what games are fun for families here is a list of our current favorites.
6. Buy more used items and keep track of the savings
This week I found a practically brand new Old Navy Jacket for just $5 at the thrift store (why they will sell a holey t-shirt for $4, but turn around and sell a brand new coat for just $5 will always stump me!) and a small duffel bag that my husband wanted to use for going to the gym for just $2.
Total spent: $7
Estimated running total saved by buying used for the year: $35
7. Finish my 2019 NaNoWriMo novel (~35,000 words) and publish it before November 1st.
13,696 words and counting…a little progress. **I am currently trying to develop a possible suspect for the gypsy murders. However, if he did indeed truly do it, is still up in the air…
If you want to check out my novel from last year it is Murder at Kelsey Hall and is free right now with Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.
8. Complete one home improvement or project each month Accomplished!
I have been on a decluttering kick lately so I am counting that as my project for this month. Every year I go through each room and closet in our house and physically lay hands on everything we own. This way I know what we have and what we need to get rid of. (I usually do this following the Christmas season due to the influx of new items we receive as gifts. Somethings just need to be rehomed before we reach hoarder status….)
This month, I cleaned out under our stairs (so creepy), reorganized our laundry room/utility room, cleaned out every closet, and straightened out my pantry. I got rid of a lot of trash and made a huge donation to the local thrift store. Now all I need to do is find somewhere to take our broken electronics and we should be good for the year.
9. Make a spiritual checklist to do with my kids each month
For January, we plan on:
Attending the Mary, Mother of God mass on New Year’s day
Attending one daily mass
Praying the Rosary on the way to mass
Going to an adoration
Going to confession
Cleaning the sanctuary
Washing the altar linens We luckily did that this week before we became totally bedridden
***Note to self: Get the flu shot next year!!!