August has arrived! We’ll be starting our homeschooling year in less than two weeks – which is exciting and scary at the same time!
Here’s how I’m progressing with my goals for the year.
1. Memorize praise passages:
Luke 1:46-55; Revelation 5:8-14; Psalm 145; I Chronicles 29:10-19. I’ll begin the I Chronicles passage in August.
2. Begin daily devotions with ten minutes of prayer. Continued in July.
3. Send a note or e-mail of encouragement to someone every week. Done in July.
1. Read through my book list. I’m almost done with Stepping Heavenward, the last book I need to read on my list. It’s taking a bit longer as I’m reading it aloud to my girls at bedtime.
Publish an e-book. Doing a happy dance that I accomplished this in July!
3. Try something new each month. Along with my mom and the girls, I went to a reenactment of Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty” speech in the very church (in Richmond, VA) where he gave it. It was quite interesting! Then, since our girls were away at camp this week, my husband and I took the opportunity to eat at a couple of “new-to-me” restaurants, namely ACME Lowcountry Kitchen for supper one night (okay) and The Red Orchid for lunch yesterday (delicious!)
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 July.
2. Plan one fun homeschool day each month. Skipping this goal for June and July.
3. Purchase a special dinner plate for celebrating accomplishments and use it for each family member at least once a month. Missed this again in July. Help me, someone!!
1. Exercise for 20 minutes at least 4 days a week. I missed this for two weeks in a row. Want my excuses??? I was out of town visiting family for several days, followed by a week of the girls being in camp, so I was out of my normal routine. How’s that?
2. Eat 3 servings of fruits and vegetables at least 4 days a week. I did pretty well with this, thanks to having lots of watermelon on hand – and we were blessed when someone gave us a bushel of SC peaches!
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. Still haven’t gotten back on track with this.
Have you been setting or meeting any goals lately?