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10 goals for this week

It was so wonderful to meet many of you at the Cincinnati Homeschool Convention this weekend! Thank you for coming to my sessions, coming up to the booth, and taking time to chat with me. I was blessed by each of you who did!

Last week’s goals

Family/Marriage/Mothering Goals

1. Read 20 pages of Rascal by Sterling North aloud to the children. Finish reading Paddington Abroad with Kathrynne, read three 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. {I failed miserably at this one!}

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

Homemaking Goals

6. Follow the 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge.

7. Work on embroidery project.

Business Goals

8. Tweak & practice my talks for the Cincinnati Homeschool Convention.

9. Speak at the Cincinnati Homeschool Convention.

10. Finish all my book edits per my editor’s suggestions.

This week’s goals:

Family/Marriage/Mothering Goals

1. Read 20 pages of Rascal by Sterling North aloud to the children. Read four chapters of Paddington at Large with Kathrynne, read four chapters of Life With Lily with Kaitlynn, read four chapters Little House Christmas Stories with Silas.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

3. Memorize Romans 1:9-10.

4. Exercise five times.

My book stack for this week

5. Finish reading: One Question, While We’re Far Apart, 24/6, Start, and When the Game is Over It All Goes Back in the Box.

Homemaking Goals

6. Follow the 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge.

7. Work on my embroidery project for at least 30 minutes.

8. Try three new homemade cleaning recipes.

Business Goals

9. Finish tweaking recipes for my new recipes page.

10. Finish all my manuscript edits 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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  • Shelly says:

    I tried a new cleaning recipe last week for a toilet bowl cleaner and it worked really well. The tea tree oil in it made the bathroom smell nice. This week I am going to give a new shower cleaner recipe a try since I picked up some blue Dawn liquid dish soap on sale at Walgreens this weekend. I look forward to seeing how you like the cleaning recipes you try.

    I want to get a little gardening done this weekend along with my 5 week menu plan too.

  • As always Crystal, I love your goals. I’ve posted my April ones. Here’s to a productive week!

  • Jessica says:

    Major decluttering going on at my house! I scheduled a Kidney Foundation pickup for Wednesday. I have ten huge black trash bags waiting to be picked up. I also will be packing up a box of cloth diapers to mail to a friend who’s on bedrest with her third baby. I got the garden plot weeded and snap peas, lettuce and spinach planted.

    I had a realization, recently, that my “someday” stuff is taking up my “todays” and weighing me down. I had all these totes of craft supplies for “someday” and other ‘might need this someday’ stuff. It’s making me anxious and I spend too much time and energy worrying over it so it needs to go.

  • Amber Taylor says:

    Hi, Crystal! My friend Becca went to the convention and surprised me by taking your book that I had loaned her with her and having you sign it! Thank you so much it was such a nice surprise!! 🙂

  • Victoria says:

    I swapped my goal of sewing on my machine for going for a bike ride on my new racing bike with its egg beater pedals. I was really scared at first and so I had my husband drive me to a local school parking lot that was empty on Sunday and made him stay and watch as I went around in circles in the parking lot practicing clipping my shoes in and out of the pedals. Stopping and starting and doing curves. I had no idea riding a racing bike was so different from a mountain bike. After we arrived home I signed up for my first 40 mile race, and my boys will be doing a 20 mile race that same day. It is so fun to have my kids join me in my pursuits.

  • liz says:

    Ooooh, can’t wait to see the recipe page. Thanks for keeping us inspired! I would love to hear your thoughts on some of the books you’ve been reading. 🙂 You’ve been reading some of the same books I’ve thought about reading and have wondered how you liked them.

  • It was so great to meet you at the convention! Thanks again for your blog – it is helpful and encouraging.

  • You still got a lot done! I’m totally impressed with all the housecleaning from the challenge too.

    I didn’t get too much done on my goal list last week. I’ve been trying to cram in practice for a church musical, as well as everything else on the normal schedule, plus can’t forget the proper care and feeding of the husband. 🙂 Oh well, the musical is this Sunday so all I have to do is make it through this week!

  • Abby says:

    My husband and I were looking at the calendar last night and wondering how are laid-back April filled up so fast. I’m interested to see how well I stick to my goals when things get really busy.

  • Molly says:

    I failed miserably at my fitness goals last week as well. :/ But this is a new week and I’m determined to do better!

  • I’ve been off the goal-making wagon for a couple of weeks and it’s nice to be back on! Here’s hoping for a fruitful week for everyone. 🙂

  • Ligia says:

    I just don’t see where you find the time to do all this amazing cooking, baking, reading, and what about sleeping? I am so impressed-a little overwhelmed. I just downloaded the goal sheet maybe if I just write it down….

    • Crystal says:

      I’m very intentional with my time — and that means that I choose NOT to do a host of things. So just remember that you probably have dozens of amazing things you’re doing that I’m not, okay?

      But setting big goals and breaking them down into bite-sized pieces has been so, so helpful for me!

  • Victoria says:

    I just downloaded the book 24/6 for my Kindle. It was on sale for $2.99. I finished “Unglued” today and was looking for something to read next.

  • What a week. 11 goals dealing with gardening and 3 dealing with the minimum amount of housework … I love spring. Of course this is after a few months of focusing on projects in the house.

    I’m making progress this week and am already about half way done. All that means is I’m finally ready to get a few things in the ground. I could have done this last week, but I’m still a week early from where I should be. I’m testing fate but hoping this will be a good year.

  • Denise says:

    I’m restarting my blog to join in on some of your challenges, including the goal-setting! Thank you so much for the inspiration! I’ve been visiting your site A LOT in the past week to get ideas on how to save on our grocery bill and other areas of our finances. My husband and I are excited to implement some of your tips. Thanks again for the work you do with your website! It is a blessing. 🙂

    Take care,

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