2020 Goals

Goal Updates for Week 12 (+ my goals I added to be more productive during the pandemic)

1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (108 miles down and 402 to go)

I completed ten miles this week by doing Bodyfit by Amy videos on YouTube and walking outside in this beautiful weather we have been having.**In between the other days that were torrential downpours….

2. Eat at least five fruits/vegetables every day

I did this for 4 days.

3. Learn Spanish this year

I did Duolingo for 60 minutes.

4. Take a family outing each month Accomplished

We traveled to Anniston, Alabama to visit my husband because he is stuck there on business. We enjoyed listening to podcasts in the car on the way down. Then we had dinner together at a local park while enjoying the ducks and geese that were strolling around. To wrap up our outing, we played several games back at the hotel.

5. Have more family game nights

This week we played Apples to Apples and Rat a tat cat.

*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

Nothing used was bought this week.

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 hope to finish my novel during the time we will be spending at home over the next few weeks. However, spring is calling me, so I may be doing more outside chores…we will see!

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. $5 Weekly Charity Challenge

This week, I did not buy anything for charity per se, but we did get take out at two restaurants in Anniston on our trip that helped out struggling businesses. So I am counting that. **The lady who took our order at one of the restaurants said they are currently only running with 3 employees and had to send home 18 others:(

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

For March, we plan on:

Attending one daily mass Masses have been cancelled, so we read the readings for a daily mass this week

Praying the Rosary together

Going to an adoration Completed at the Lenten Mission

Going to confession Completed at the Lenten Mission

10. Things I hope to accomplish while we are “sheltering at home”

  • Work on puzzles with my kids (We started a beautiful Winnie the Pooh puzzle last night)
  • Add gravel to our driveway
  • Clean up our yard
  • Spring clean the house
  • Take Emma on more driving lessons
  • Read the daily mass scriptures each day (We did this twice so far this week)
  • Do a Divine Mercy chaplet or a rosary once a week
  • Have a tree cut down in our yard
  • Build a wood shed to contain all of our firewood
  • Finish my novel

God Bless!

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