goals update + plans for this week {jan 9-15}

Okay, so it's so motivating to be accountable to you guys for my monthly goals!! 
Here is my goal update for the second week of January:



do:
  • I organized my sewing room this week! I have my very own desk now, and while it's not really decorated, I'm loving it like crazy. I have an office! whoop!
  • the sewing room "before"
    I had my work cut out for me!
  • made 7 freezer meals, along with one big gallon bag of homemade biscuits 
  • there was even one day I had all the laundry done! {okay, more like 2 whole hours!} now that was exciting!
  • we are finally getting back into a school routine- so we did homeschooling and research projects last week
read:
learn:
  • Memorized 1 Peter 1:1-6- this is so exciting to me! It's going faster than I thought it would!
be:  
  • on the Gentleness challenge- I've been listening to the tone of my voice and have been really convicted that I sound harsher than I should. Working on sweetening my tone and saying thank you and please to the kids more often instead of commanding them. I'm not sure if this week has been more challenging, or I'm more aware of my fault; either way it's definitely been harder this week to be gentle in speech.  

This week's {Jan. 9-15} goals:
  • make 4 more freezer meals and 2 bags of pancakes for the freezer
  • clean out the refrigerator {I'm going for two shelves each day! ha!}
  • read more chapters of my book
  • memorize 3 more verses of 1 Peter 1
  • list at least 4 things on eBay {for some reason, I'm just dreading this! So thankful for their iPod app that allows me to list things easily!!} 
  • check into hotel room and plane tickets for Blissdom '12!
  • do something fun with the kids- a fun project or a park trip
  • work on smiling each time I ask the children to do things 

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11 comments

Michelle Wimp said...

wow momma - u been busy!! wish i had that many goals checked off my list, we need a pix of ur sewing room after.

lovelylittlewhimsy said...

Wow, I really love all of these! I definitely need to read up on that gentleness challenge - that's one of my goals for 2012. And I REALLY want to start doing freezer meals. Thanks for all the encouragement :)

Kristal said...

Umm... why is there not an after sewing picture????

The book sounds good.. has it helped you?

Pamela said...

Yes, I would also like to see an after picture of your sewing room! It is so nice to have a room dedicated to your hobby.

Michelle Wimp said...

Oh! on the biscuits did u bake them and then freeze or are they unbaked and frozen?

mandyBH said...

Thank you for reading!! I'm so glad you're encouraged! Let me know if I can help you with the freezer thing!

mandyBH said...

I baked them and froze them- they are super quick to reheat in the microwave, or covered in the oven!

mandyBH said...

Lol! I do need to put one up!! I was hoping to finish one more furniture project, but hey, it might be another few months before I get to do it! I'll def. post some soon! :D I do love the book so far- I've been very inspired to get back on a budget again! I'll do a full review when I finish it too and let you know more! :D

mandyBH said...

Definitely! it's a huge blessing to us. I'm going to try to take some afters tomorrow! :D

mandyBH said...

heehee, always!! You guys are so motivating to be accountable to, that's the only reason I think I got so much done! :D Def. posting pics soon! Hope all is well with you!!

katie at brighton park said...

I love your goals. I have been struggling with how I know i have been speaking to the kids (too harsh) and it was comforting to know i am not the only mom out there who struggles with this. I ebay clothes too; its a great way to clear the closet, make some money and keep in the latest styles. just found your blog....but love it!