2020 Goals

Goal Update for Week 31

1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (301 miles down and 199 to go)

I completed ten miles this week by doing Bodyfit by Amy videos on YouTube and walking in this awful humidity.

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

I did this for four days last week

3. Read more nonfiction and classics

Misty of Chincoteague  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Book 4

Yes, children’s classics count!

4. Take a family outing each month


Not yet

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

Purse: $2.99

I found a brand new purse at the thrift store this past week and I was so pleased because the straps on mine were barely hanging on by a thread. Now is it a name brand purse??…no…but it is in great condition and hasn’t been used, so that’s a big plus in my book.

Estimated running total saved by buying used for the year: $493

**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


Everyone likes cereal.

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

For August:

-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 10 lessons left!!!) Completed!!
  • 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
  • Replace the cabinet doors in our kitchen (They are on order!)  Completed!!
  • Build a wood shed to contain all of our firewood

God Bless!

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