may goals update

May 30, 2013

may goals update

Lay out quilt, then stack and label rows. Done! It was so much fun to see it laid out. And my sewing machine is working, so now comes the exciting part.

Complete fifteen CEU’s. Easy. I tried the awesome website we have at work for free ones and I knocked them out in a day.

Figure out Google Calendar. A long time ago I tried to start using Google Calendar but I did it in a really complicated way and it didn’t work for me. So I went back and wiped everything clean, then simplified. The thing I’m most excited about is I figured out how to sync it to iCal on my phone. Super useful. I also started using it to meal plan and I love it because I can put a link to the recipe right there.

Try yoga in the morning. I did this. Using one of the free 20-minute audio classes from I tried this one morning when I was able to get out of bed on time and Meredith stayed asleep. My thoughts afterward were: I am very out of shape and need to find an easier class to begin with, I remember why I love yoga, I feel invigorated, and I want to visit a local studio again on the weekend sometime.

Start a family prayer time. This has been hit or miss. We try to do it every night before bed, but some nights are crazy or she falls asleep before we can do a good bedtime routine. Meredith has recently gotten really interested in reading (yay!) and will sit still for longer books so I started reading The Jesus Storybook Bible to her before bed and then we pray. She knows to fold her hands and she says “amen” at the end so this is at least a halfway success. :)

Meal plan every week. Yes, I did this, the meals were sometimes lame and it didn’t always work out how I planned but at least I’m back in the habit of it!

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Comments on may goals update

  1. 1

    From Sarah:

    Woo hoo – you did great! I went crazy over the holiday weekend and sewed an entire baby quilt (all but the binding). Apparently I am in nesting mode, because I was a woman with a mission. It has lots of puckers and imperfections, but it’s DONE. (well, almost).

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    From Nora:

    Sounds like you kicked butt on the goals! Any progress is better than no progress at all =)

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    From Lisa:

    Ooh, meal planning in Google calendar! For some reason, I hadn’t thought of that but it sounds like a great idea.

    I loved the “Little Visits with God” books when I was a kid. I haven’t looked at it personally, but I think they have a toddler version!

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    From lauren w:

    I just bought the Jesus Storybook Bible because I’ve wanted it forever and your mention of it just pushed me to do it. I’m excited!

    I also get excited when I see your SF shirt!!! It is so perfectly “you”. :)

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    From Jen:

    Our family would be lost without Google Calendar! … And I meal planned this week, too! It took some serious thinking, though. Why does it have to be so time consuming (or am I doing it wrong?). … Good job on all the goal success!

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    From lauren w:

    Um here is a whole post about Google Calendar. Hello awesome timing!

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    From Becca:

    We love the Jesus Storybook Bible. Sometimes it makes me cry when I read it to the kids. They are very patient with me!

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