10 goals for this week

Well, last week was a good week, but I sorta bombed my goals. I did get a lot of reading aloud done with the kids, we had a great homeschool week, and Jesse and I had a great time at the Killer Tribes Conference. So I guess that’s gotta count for something, even if my goals list doesn’t look too impressive. :)

Last week’s goals:

Family/Marriage/Mothering Goals

1. Finish Vinegar Boy: Encounter Christ Through the Dramatic Story of Vinegar Boy aloud at lunch. Read four chapters of More About Paddington with Kathrynne, read four chapters of Life With Lily with Kaitlynn, read three chapters of The Adventure of Laura and Jack to Silas.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

3. Memorize Romans 1:9-10.

4. Exercise five times.

5. Continue with the Early to Rise Challenge.

6. Finish reading Uneclipsing the Son, A Charlotte Mason Education, Sleep: It Does a Family Good, and The Chance.

Homemaking Goals

7. Do a Freezer Cooking in an Hour session.

8. Work on embroidery project.

Business Goals

9. Go to Atlanta and speak at the Killer Tribes Conference.

10. Finish updating the recipes for our new recipe page launch.

This week’s goals:

Family/Marriage/Mothering Goals

1. Read four chapters of Rascal by Sterling North aloud to the children. Read four chapters of Paddington Abroad with Kathrynne, read four chapters of Life With Lily with Kaitlynn, finish reading The Adventure of Laura and Jack with Silas.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

3. Memorize Romans 1:9-10.

4. Exercise five times.

5. Finish the Early to Rise Challenge.

6. Finish reading Uneclipsing the Son, A Charlotte Mason Education, Sleep: It Does a Family Good, and The Chance.

7. Follow my planned early to bed, early to rise schedule.

Homemaking Goals

8. Do a Freezer Cooking in an Hour session.

9. Work on embroidery project.

Business Goals

10. Get three chapters of my book edited per my editor’s suggestions.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives!

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  1. Lori says

    I have to ask … you always put writing a note to your husband on your to-do list. I’ve often wondered, though, doesn’t it just feel like another thing to-do when you do it that way? How does he feel knowing it’s on your to-do list, like it’s something forced rather than from the heart? If that’s too personal I understand, but I think about that every time I see it listed.

    • says

      Great question!

      Jesse knows it’s on my list almost every week and he doesn’t mind a bit. :)

      A good marriage doesn’t happen; it’s something you have to work at. So Jesse & I are intentional about doing things that help foster that spark in our marriage. We’ve found that when we’re intentional about fostering it… it keeps the sparks flying which then produces more spontaneity and sparks. :)

  2. says

    My friend/co-worker and I want to read Early to Rise! I saw your post this morning…3AM?!?! YOWZA! That’s awesome! A little too early for me but still awesome. :) I’m trying to work my way back up to 4:45AM. I’ve gradually inched up to 5:45AM and that hour lost has made a noticeable difference. I’m a much happier Mom when I start my day at 4:45AM.

  3. says

    I loved Rascal!
    Our library had it on audio and it was like he was sitting in our living room telling the story!

    3a.m.?!?!? Ugh!:)

  4. says

    I totally bummed out my goals list past week too. How bad is it that I take comfort in the fact that I’m not the only one? I think I’m subconsciously holding out for spring. This is the first year (since January) that I’ve done goals. Maybe, I need to re- focus? Motivation?

  5. says

    Goals- I’m in a conundrum over goals. I love them but people around me are feeling like it’s not a good thing. Please help with your thoughts. Or, maybe it’s just a teenager who is calling out for extra love? I will investigate this.

  6. says

    So I have to ask – If you are getting up at 3am, what time are you going bed???? I need to start the early to rise challenge! I feel much more accomplished when I get up and going early in the morning! This will be a busy week, I hope we all accomplish our goals!

  7. says

    This week went well for me. But I didn’t get my gardening done like I wanted too. So I am hoping to work on our garden plan and plant a few seeds this week.

    I hope you have a productive week.

  8. says

    I’m super-impressed with your 3 AM wake-up time for the next few weeks, Crystal! It’s awesome that you’re willing to make that sacrifice just so your family won’t see less of you. It shows awesome dedication to your calling as a mom and as a businessperson too.

  9. Christal Beyer says

    Good morning, Crystal!
    I was just wondering-where did you learn to embroider?
    I wish I had that skill!

    • says

      Hmm, I think my mom taught me way back when I was a little girl. I LOVE embroidery — and it’s the one domestic skill that I’m actually fairly decent at. Well, provided I just stick with simple patterns. :)

  10. says

    I am excited! I actually did one of my 3 snail paced goals for the week last night. I got my new sewing machine out of the box and managed to thread it and get it working and made 3 burp cloths from a pin I had on my “baby shower gift” board on Pinterest. The first 2 were kind of wonky but the 3rd one was straight and very giftable. It has been 9 years since I have sewn anything beyond a straight seam and really over 20 years since I have sewn anything big. I know I might never get to the point where I can sew a dress complete with buttons in under an hour for myself again, but at least I might be able to dust off enough talent to teach my daughter the basics.

  11. KaryanStratton says

    Crystal, thanks so much for your honesty and humility! Thanks for keeping it real! And for encouraging those of us who are struggling with our goals!

  12. says

    I love writing love letters! Hubby loves finding them, I hide them in his are or in a pocket I know he isn’t going to check until he gets to work. :)