I used my Thursday Mama Meeting to write out my goals for February.
In January, I was overly ambitious, but this month, I’m toning it down and trying to be more reasonable.
- Order Chatbooks with Matt (first time trying these; would love feedback from others!)
- Judge at homeschool speech meet! (Did this last year; so, so fun)
- Invite a family over for brunch/dinner
- Brainstorm blog post ideas
- Redo blog homepage
- Finish and pitch article
- Write and pitch a second article
- Plan and execute a FUN FAMILY VALENTINE’S DAY ACTIVITY
- Record audiobook version of The Wardrobe Fast
- Caption at least 100 minutes with Rev.com (that trip to Paris ain’t going to fund itself…)
- Kid dates: Matt with each kid, me with each kid
- Clean the kitchen according to “the kitchen cleaning protocol” on the first “home day” of the week
- Offer Matt a backrub
- Three “dates” with Matt (games, prayer, talky talk)
- Bible study
- PrayerMate app
- Drink two bottles of water
- Play a game/pretend play with one kid one-on-one
Digging out my January tending list will show just how much I didn’t accomplish…and everything I stopped tracking:
I’ve moved the tending list to where I can reach it better, so I’m hopeful I’ll actually follow through. I should probably stock that desk with a pen or two…
I put way too much on my January tending list, thinking that I had to work on all of my goals for the year at once. Superwoman I am not, and sometimes less is more.
Like in February. 😉
Here’s what I actually accomplished in January:
- I registered for a homeschool conference! Woohoo!
- I wrote a “kitchen cleaning protocol” so I have step-by-step instructions and won’t get sidetracked. And then (ahem) I never printed it off…
- We celebrated Roger’s birthday with gusto.
- We had a family outing to the children’s theater for a spin on the little piggy who cried wee wee wee all the way home.
- I had more intentional evenings with Matt than before I had a checklist for them 😂
- I finished a book (I’m alarmed by my lack of reading lately; not sure what’s up there).
- I took all three kids on “dates,” even if two were just to the gas station.
- The kids and I were consistent in picking up the house and doing school…though there’s still much room for improvement.
- I was consistent in daily prayer and Bible study for more than half the month, even if I stopped tracking it on my tending list. For me, that’s improvement. Little by little, inch by inch.