2021 Goals

2021 Goal Update for Week 12

1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (120 miles down and 380 to go)

This week I walked outside and then did kettlebell, Pilates, and dumbbell workouts thanks to Bodyfit by Amy on YouTube. **Its free and fabulous! I really enjoyed the Whole Body Strong workout this week.

2. Read more nonfiction and classic books

Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery)

We have been reading Charlotte’s Web before bedtime together.

3. Keep a gratitude journal

This week I was thankful for:

  • Getting my COVID vaccine. I know a lot of people have mixed feelings about the vaccine, but I was thrilled to get mine. My husband, parents, and my special needs sister all received theirs as well, so it was a good week. I got the Moderna version and I mostly just had a sore arm, fatigue, and mild chills for a couple of days so it was not too bad.
  • We lucked out and did not have a tornado go through our part of the state this week. All the really bad stuff stayed south of here and we mostly just got wind and rain.
  • We visited the library and checked out 22 books this week. I just love the library and I am really thankful that our county helps to fund this amazing program.
  • I was so thankful that Emma had a fun time at her homeschool banquet and that I did not mess up on her makeup or hair this year. I am definitely not a professional but luckily her natural beauty shone through.

4. Try one new recipe each week

Not yet

5. Do more things as a family

We stayed home a lot this week and hung out together. Ben has been into weapons lately so he has made various guns out of his tinker toy set and we drew while listening to Winnie the Pooh on audio book. The voice of Piglet always cracks us up!

We went and walked outside multiple times this week and got to enjoy the sun in between the many storms that have been plaguing us this month.

6. Buy more used items

Ben found a few shirts at the thrift store that he loved. This was his favorite one. How photogenic is he?!

Estimated savings for the year: $60

7. Take my children on monthly outings by themselves

This was not our church’s procession, but this gives you an idea of the event.

Emma and I participated in a procession around the church grounds and said the rosary with other church members as the Blessed Sacrament was carried in front of us.

Ben and I had Sonic and then went thrift store shopping.

8. Finish my 2019 NaNoWriMo novel

I added another chapter to my novel, but I still have not decided who the killer will be….

**If you would like to check out my last novel, Murder at Kelsey Hall, its available to purchase on Amazon as an eBook (or if you have Kindle Unlimited, it is currently free to read with your subscription)

9. Work on my bullet journaling skills

I have been attempting to keep a bullet journal this year and have really enjoyed it. My favorite things to draw are flowers and I get all of my ideas from Pinterest…..of course theirs are always amazing…and mine are just adequate. I loved this April themed one, so that’s what I went with.

10. Eat five fruits and veggies + drink 96 ounces of water each day

I did this for five days this week.

Have a happy Easter!

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