2020 Goals

Goal Update for Week 21

1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (201 miles down and 299 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. **This week I did her Kettlebell Arms and Abs, Dumbbell Body Burner, and Pilates.

2. Eat at least five fruits/vegetables daily (+ drink 96 oz. of water)

I did this for five days last week

3. Read more nonfiction and classics


This week I am finishing up Christy. It is one of my favorite books of all time, so it is a reread:)

4. Take a family outing each month

We took a family walk and used an Applebee’s gift card to pick up dinner.

5. Have more family game nights

  • Ben and I played Battleship
  • We played Apples to Apples (the adult version) I will say that we had way more fun with the adult version because it had more variety in cards. **Ben said one card was inappropriate because is mentioned nude beaches:)

*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

-I bought a used Teaching Textbooks cd set from a friend for Ben. **It is the best thing ever because its self teaching and self grading.

Savings: $30

Estimated running total saved by buying used for the year: $215**

**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


This week I bought two huge bags of cereal to donate to a local food bank.

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

For May, we plan on:

Reading a saint story weekly-We read about John Bosco this week.

Praying the Rosary together I prayed a rosary while walking at the track and my children joined in on the last two decades when they finished riding their scooters. Praying outdoors is wonderful.

Going to adoration or mass (our church opened up last week and apparently it was not too crowded, so we may risk it)

10. Things I hope to accomplish while we are following the “safer at home” order

house paintings
This was a huge puzzle. It was twice the size as the other ones I have done so far. The hardest part was sorting out all of the pieces into sections, but after that it just flew together.
  • Work on puzzles with my kids (So far we finished Winnie the Pooh, Tangled, Lady and the Tramp, and Fantasia)
  • Add gravel to our driveway (In progress)
  • Clean up our yard (ongoing lawn maintenance)
  • Spruce up and spring clean the house (I added more plants and figurines to my staircase plant display)
  • Take Emma on more driving lessons (Ongoing)
  • Have a tree cut down in our yard (We trimmed back tree branches that were leaning on the house)
  • Build a wood shed to contain all of our firewood

God Bless!

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