1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (140 miles down and 360 to go)
I completed twelve miles this week by doing Bodyfit by Amy videos on YouTube and walking outside in this beautiful weather we have been having. **In order to get out of the house and boost our moods, we walked almost every single day outside together at a local track. The neatest thing was that we saw many killdeer out and about with their new babies. A fun fact about killdeer is that the parents will pretend to have a broken wing in order to have a predator chase them instead of its babies. So we were met with many “disabled” mama birds on our walk.
2. Eat at least five fruits/vegetables every day
I did not track anything this week!
3. Learn Spanish this year
4. Take a family outing each month
We will have to get creative for our family outing this month thanks to being on lock down, but I am sure we can come up with something.
5. Have more family game nights
*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. **The thrift store is closed:(
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
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
I forgot to pick up something to donate this past week, so I will get double my usual amount on my next trip.
9. Make a spiritual checklist to do with my kids each month
For April, we plan on:
Doing a stations of the cross together Accomplished
Praying the Rosary together
Getting Palms at church Accomplished and made a cross out of it
Doing a Divine Mercy chaplet
***10. Things I hope to accomplish while we are “sheltering at home”
- Work on puzzles with my kids (So far we finished Winnie the Pooh and Tangled)
- Add gravel to our driveway
- Clean up our yard (We planted flowers and mowed the grass)
- Spring clean the house (We decluttered closets and toy bins)
- Take Emma on more driving lessons (She drove us to the park twice)
- Read the daily mass scriptures more (We did the stations of the cross on Good Friday)
- 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