Goal Updates for Week 8

1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (68 miles down and 432 to go)

I completed eight miles this week by doing Bodyfit by Amy videos on YouTube, walking, and doing the elliptical at the gym.

2. Eat at least five fruits/vegetables every day

I did this for 6 days.

3. Learn Spanish this year

I did Duolingo for 60 minutes.

4. Take a family outing each month

We went to Auburn last weekend and enjoyed getting to see our nephew get baptized. The kids were thrilled to eat out at Niffer’s twice and stay in a hotel. The lobby also had a swinging basket seat, so they were happy:)

5. Have more family game nights

So far this month, we have played:

-a DIY Dungeons and Dragons type game that my son made up.

-Pass the Pigs

Just Dance Disney version on the Wii

*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

We visited a couple of thrift stores in Auburn on our trip and found a few things. I picked up a Dunder Mifflin tshirt (We love The Office) for my husband for $1, a chip and salsa tray for $2, and a Gravity Falls journal for my son for just $2 (We have checked out this book at the library a few times, so we were happy to find one that Ben could keep)

Estimated running total saved by buying used for the year: $172**

**I am doing a rough estimate based on how much I could find the items on sale or on clearance at a store for minus what I paid for the items…so its not a perfect guess, but close.

7. Finish my 2019 NaNoWriMo novel (~35,000 words) and publish it before November 1st.

14,120 words and counting…I just introduced my first murder suspect to Maggie and Inspector Blake, but if he really did it….well that has yet to be decided…

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

Not yet.

9. Make a spiritual checklist to do with my kids each month

For February, we plan on:

Attending one daily mass (Hoping to attend Ash Wednesday this week)

Praying the Rosary on the way to mass We did a rosary this past week, but we tend to rush so much trying to get it all in before we arrive at church that we cannot fully concentrate on the mysteries. To solve this, we may split it up between going and coming to mass next time.

Going to an adoration

Going to confession

Cleaning the sanctuary Completed

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