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This Week’s Goals (+ an update on Flu B)

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Whew! So last week was nothing like what I had anticipated going into it.

I had looked at the calendar and had seen that we actually had three free evenings — which was a big deal as we rarely have more than two free evenings per week. So I had expected it would probably be a little bit quieter and slower-paced week.

Little did I know that all three kids would come down with Flu B and we would be completely quarantined, cancel everything, have no one come over, and stay home from for an entire week (Tuesday through Monday)!!

I cannot recall any time in recent history that this has ever happened and it was so weird to just have all of us home all day every single day with no one even coming over to our house! (Other than two trips to the doctor and Jesse running out to the store a few times.)

The kids’ attitudes through all of this were so incredible. They felt awful and usually had high fevers (102-104), but they were still their funny, witty selves. Since I couldn’t be around them, we Face-timed or texted and they were constantly making me laugh with their comebacks and the funny memes they sent.

While I never got full-blown Flu B, I did feel yucky for at least 5 days, so I took it very, very easy, rested a lot, and generally just focused on staying healthy. I did work on my book some, get caught up on email, read some, walk on the treadmill, and watch quite a few shows. But that was about it!

I’m so grateful that I am feeling so much more energetic and back to normal today and that we have two kids who are doing a lot better and one who is doing somewhat better. I’m hoping (maybe) everyone will be completely healthy by Thursday. We’ll see!

Here’s an update on my goals for last week + this week’s goals:

Last Week’s Goals: 2020 — Week 6

Personal Goals

1. Get in 54,000 steps total. (I use the FitBit Ulta HR to track my steps every day.) (As mentioned above, since I wasn’t feeling that great much of this past week, I spent a lot of time resting! I did walk on the treadmill 6 days, but that was the extent of most of my walking!)

2. Finish reading Counterfeit Gods. Listen to Eat That Frog! and Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids.

3. Go to bed by 10:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Home/Family Goals

4. Read 30 more pages of Carry a Big Stick aloud as a family.

5. Research strollers, baby carriers, and car seats. Decide what we’re going to purchase.

6. Complete 4-hour Foster Care Training. (We had to cancel this because the kids all had the flu and I wasn’t feeling that great.)

Work/Blog Goals

7. Finish editing chapters 1-3 and finish the rough draft of chapter 4 of my manuscript.

Word of the Year Goals

8. Pop popcorn and watch another classic movie as a family.

9. Go to a movie with Jesse. (Since the kids were sick and I wasn’t feeling well, we didn’t get out to go to a movie, but we did catch up on multiple episodes of This is Us together.)

This Week’s Goals: 2020– Week 7

Personal Goals

1. Get in 54,000 steps total. (I use the FitBit Ulta HR to track my steps every day.) 

2. Read Raising Worry-Free Girls, I Choose Brave, and Get Your Life Back. Listen to Things You Save in a Fire.

3. Go to bed by 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Home/Family Goals

4. Read 30 more pages of Carry a Big Stick aloud as a family.

5. Clean and disinfect the house from flu germs (as soon as the kids are fever-free!).

Work/Blog Goals

6. Finish the rough draft of chapter 5 of my manuscript.

Word of the Year Goals

7. Pop popcorn and watch another classic movie as a family.

8. Go out to dinner with Jesse. (If everyone is well!)

What are YOUR goals for this week? How did you do on last week’s goals? Tell us in the comments!

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8 Comments

  • Julie Smith says:

    Glad everyone is starting to feel better! I’m looking forward to your review of Worry Free Girls…never heard of it but the title looks interesting. Things you save in a fire is SO good.

    My only goal this week is to not make any goals! 🤣 We are technically on vacation /school break until Thursday. We are home from our out of town trip but we will just take it easy at home the next 2 days, and then we have family coming in this weekend. Cheering everyone else on, though!!

  • Dana says:

    The flu is terrible this year!! I have one down with it and my only goal is that the other two do NOT get it!!

  • victoria says:

    i see your gola # 5. Research strollers, baby carriers, and car seats. Decide what we’re going to purchase.
    What did you end up deciding??

    • We went with the same car seat we had for Silas (Chicco) as it still has some of the best reviews and we just got the basic infant stroller holder for it for now. We also bought a K’tan carrier as I felt it was the best hybrid between an Ergo and a Sling (what I have always used in the past) with the best reviews.

      • Melissa says:

        Excellent choices on all three. they are also my top choices. K’Tan I use until I can use the Tula carrier. Chicco Fit 2 is amazing car seat because the baby can stay rear face for 2 years in it. I was worried about leg room etc but we haven’t had any Troubles. I had the KeyFit with babies 3-4 but loved the Fit 2 so much better we are still using it since 08/18

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