May has been a busy month, but we’re excited to have finished our homeschooling year and are looking forward to enjoying our summer! Here’s how I’m progressing with my 2013 goals.
1. Memorize praise passages:
Luke 1:46-55; Revelation 5:8-14; Psalm 145; I Chronicles 29:10-19. I just have the last verse of Psalm 145 to memorize!
2. Begin daily devotions with ten minutes of prayer. Continued in May. I was blessed to see some specific answers to prayer in the past week.
3. Send a note or e-mail of encouragement to someone every week. Another consistent month with this goal.
1. Read through my book list. I read two more books from my 2013 reading list, so I now have just three to finish!
2. Publish an e-book. I’m not sure why I struggle with making myself sit down and work on this, but I did make some progress in May.
3. Try something new each month. I tried several new recipes including Crescent Chicken, Easy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas, and Slow Cooked Cheeseburger Casserole. One Saturday afternoon, the four of us drove out to my husband’s hunting property and practiced shooting as a family. (Yes, with guns, a target, ear protection, and goggles; I’m thankful my husband is very safety conscious!) We also tried two restaurants this month – Cork Neighborhood Bistro (we’ll definitely return!) and P.F. Chang’s (probably not).
1. Continue monthly daddy/daughter date nights for my husband and each of the girls and quarterly husband/wife date nights for my husband and I. We all had dates in May.
2. Plan one fun homeschool day each month. On Wednesday, we had our “end-of-the-school-year” field trip. We drove downtown and had a picnic lunch at the park, walked through the market area, got frozen yogurt at Sweet Frog’s, and toured a very old church cemetery (some of the markers were from the 1700s).
3. Purchase a special dinner plate for celebrating accomplishments and use it for each family member at least once a month. I used this twice in May; I call that progress!
1. Exercise for 20 minutes at least 4 days a week. Accomplished in May.
2. Eat 3 servings of fruits and vegetables at least 4 days a week. Accomplished in May.
3. Keep a food journal to track the goal above as well as to note if I’m continuing to limit my sweets to one per day. I’ve been relatively consistent with this.
So how was your May? Have you been tracking any goals?