2020 Goals

Goal Update for Week 16

1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (150 miles down and 350 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. The best thing that I have bought so far during this pandemic for my children are scooters. Almost everyday they beg to go to the track or park to ride. **When we can’t go outdoors they ride around our living room like sharks circling an aquarium.

2. Eat at least five fruits/vegetables every day

I did better than last week and logged three days of eating all my fruits and veggies.

3. Learn Spanish this year

I got back on track (kinda) and completed 20 minutes of Duolingo

4. Take a family outing each month

Not yet. 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

Not yet

*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 weeks months. (Hopefully not years…)

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

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Kroger had their brand of deluxe macaroni on sale again so I picked up four boxes to donate to the food pantry.

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

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Getting Palms at church Accomplished and made a cross out of it

Doing a Divine Mercy chaplet We did this on the way to visit grandparents in Birmingham (We had a nice visit and mostly kept social distancing guidelines)

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

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I was reeealllly tempted to buy a puzzle board on Amazon, but instead I lucked out and found a pack of unopened painting canvases in our homeschool room that worked out perfectly.
  • Work on puzzles with my kids (So far we finished Winnie the Pooh, Tangled, and Mickey)
  • 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 around while I ate my lunch in the car. I am starting to like having a personal chauffeur)
  • 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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