Monday, January 7, 2013

Goal Planning Monday: January 7, 2013

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. ~Psalm 90:12~

I got some stuff done last week and neglected a few things I probably should have done.  Overall, I'm not too disappointed with my progress though.
  1. Clean and organize. Mostly done!  What I had planned for the week, anyway - I'm not "mostly done" cleaning and organizing the entire house! That will take a lot more than a week. ;-) I was grateful for help from the family to do most of the general tidying up, and I made some noticeable progress in organizing the kitchen.  Sadly, my desk area is still pretty much a disaster, but I will get to that...
  2. Schoolwork and grading. Progress.  We eased into some schoolwork but this week will be the real test. 
  3. Sewing projects. Not done. This one is just getting embarrassing.
  4. Baking and meal planning. Done!  Even though I never did get my New Years Cookies made. (They are deep fried, and I need to change the oil in my fryer.  And I totally did not feel like doing that.)
  5. Blog goals... Done.  I think.  I will never be completely caught up in reading the blogs I like!
  6. Co-op lesson plans. Almost done.  I have some things I want to look at this morning in preparation for a planning meeting this afternoon, and we'll go from there.
  7. This week's errands and to-do list: complete. 
On the planner for this coming week...
  1. Clean kitchen cupboards and drawers.  I printed out a list of organizing tasks to focus on weekly and this is the Week 2 challenge.  (My list comes from 52 Weeks to An Organized Home)  Last week I cleared the kitchen counters, which wasn't actually a very time-consuming task.  Several months ago I reorganized some of the cabinets and drawers, but not all of them, and I have a couple of cabinets that need a major overhaul!  So I will have to recruit some kids to help me with this one, I think.
  2. Prep the pictures and music for Spencer's grad.  The planning meeting is tomorrow night and we're supposed to submit the pictures and music for the slideshow presentation.  I know Spencer has picked out the music he wants, so I need to get the pictures together onto a CD and we'll be ready.
  3. Schoolwork and grading.  Need to seriously focus on this because this is Back to School Boot Camp week and we will have to get into our routines!
  4. Baking and meal planning. And shaving our grocery bill wherever possible.  I'm hoping that with a little planning, I can stick to a once-a-week grocery shopping trip.  
  5. Blog goals... trying to get back into a routine here too.
  6. Co-op lesson plans.  Finish previewing material this morning, and then work on actual lesson plans after my meeting with the co-teacher this afternoon.
  7. Personal study and reading.  I need to carve out some time to work on my tax prep course regularly.  I have tons of books I want to read too!  I am reading through the Bible again this year and I'm glad that I'm already on the way to moving my Bible reading time to part of my morning routine.
  8. "Un-decorate" the house.  I was going to do this yesterday and didn't, so most of it will have to be done today.
  9. This week's errands and to-do list includes: at least three planning meetings today and tomorrow; CAP, choir, and church activities start up again this week; Spencer starts physical therapy for his ankle; and I will have some shopping to do at some point.
This post is linked up at Real Life: Unscripted.  (New home for Goal Planning Monday!)


Debbie said...

I see you did pretty well. Thanks for the link to that organized home in 52 weeks blog. I signed up... I could use some new inspiration. You have a busy week ahead. I hope you get most of it done. We too are back to school though it seems to be a slow start. Good luck sticking to once a week grocery shopping. We haven't been able to do this. We also still need to undecorate the house. God Bless and have a great week.

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