2020 Goals

Goal Update for Week 26

1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (251 miles down and 249 to go)

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

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

Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You

I started reading Jen Hatmaker’s Fierce Free and Full of Fire. I love all of her books. Her humor, kindness, and encouragement is so refreshing.

4. Take a family outing each month

-We took a quick trip to Auburn, Alabama to visit my husband’s parents.

5. Have more family game nights

I feel like we will be playing a lot of RockBand for our future 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

Wallet: $1.99

Purse: $3.99

Assorted books: $3

Dress: $4.99

RockBand deluxe set: $75 (It sounds like a lot, but it came with drums, a microphone, a guitar, a cool storage ottoman, and two games….we thought it was a great deal!)

Estimated running total saved by buying used for the year: $445** (we saved over a $100 just by buying the RockBand used!)

**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

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

cereal july


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

For June:

-Learn one hymn a week

-Read one saint story a week

-Read the daily mass readings at least once each week

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


  • Work on puzzles with my kids (So far we finished Winnie the Pooh, Tangled, Lady and the Tramp, Fantasia, and a village scene) **My kids apparently do not care for puzzles, so it is a solo project now…
  • Add gravel to our driveway
  • Finish Teaching Textbooks Grade 3 with Ben (Down to 18 lessons left!!!)
  • Take Emma on more driving lessons (Ongoing. We started keeping track of her driving times. I told her when she hits twenty hours, she can take her driving test…if she feels like she is ready…)
  • Have a tree cut down in our yard
  • Build a wood shed to contain all of our firewood

God Bless!

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