1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (190 miles down and 310 to go)
This week I walked outside, swam, and then did kettlebell/dumbbell workouts thanks to Bodyfit by Amy on YouTube. **Its free and fabulous!
2. Read more nonfiction and classic books
I helped out in a creepy classics class this year at co op and have been inspired to read some of the books that I have somehow missed out on. One of the books I have always wanted to read was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It did not disappoint. This classic is both creepy and a great book to read if you are stuck in between books since it is a really short and fast paced.
I saw Sensational on the library new release shelf and I am so glad I picked it up. This book tells the amazing stories of America’s “girl stunt reporters” and has a ton of historical facts thrown in to make it an amazing read. For instance, I did not know that Nellie Bly was racing another woman around the world or that the biggest newspapers participated in CIA type stuff before it was even a thing. I like how the author keeps the reader’s interest by making this nonfiction book read like a novel in parts and then like a textbook in others.
3. Keep a gratitude journal
This week I am thankful for:
- The many great books I have found lately. **The Book of Lost Names was a really great WWII historical fiction book in case you are into those type books.
- We are still having cool temperatures in North Alabama, so of course I am thankful for that!
4. Try one new recipe each week
5. Do more things as a family
We have taken a lot of family walks lately.
6. Buy more used items
I picked up a few books at the thrift store and Ben found a toy gun that he just had to have. **Apparently it is a Desert Eagle replica that makes noises.
Estimated savings for the year: $75
7. Take my children on monthly outings by themselves
I took Emma to see Fatima in the theatre and we had a great time. We were the only ones in the theatre, so we got to talk about the movie and we didn’t bother anyone. Also, I got to redeem a coupon for a free birthday popcorn even though my birthday was in March thanks to AMC’s flexibility due to the COVID pandemic.
8. Finish my 2019 NaNoWriMo novel
Okay, I figured out who the killer is…
**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 involve plants and flowers and I get all of my ideas from Pinterest. Thank goodness there are talented people out there who share their ideas with us.
10. Eat five fruits and veggies + drink 96 ounces of water each day
I did this for five days this week.
Have a great week!