Year of Faith Meets 2013 Goals
Year of Faith (2013) Goals
Throughout the beginning of the new year, which started early December (shout-out to fellow Catholics!) I spent time praying and discerned that this year will be a year of contentment.
Last year submission was my theme. This year it is contentment and it is already such a challenge! But I'm hopeful that I can open my heart to receive the needed grace to embrace this virtue (is contentment really a virtue? i mean, it has be! right?!).
This year I'm not using an acronym, but I am breaking my goals down into tasks again. Breaking the goals down was much more helpful than the cheesy (but legit) acronym, so keeping the good and tossing the lame!
Monthly Confession (Before the 25th of each month) MAKING IT BI-MONTHLY
Attend one weekday mass per month with the children NOT AT ALL
Night prayer with Tyler every day YES! YES! YES!
Cardio three days per week (Monday-Saturday) YES! YES! YES!
Wake-up with Tyler every weekday 75%!
Paint with Rita once a week NADA
Use holy candles at supper, for First Friday, First Saturday, prayer requests, keeping vigil, etc. RAN OUT, *GET MORE
Spend at least one hour per day solely playing with the kids (between nursing, diaper changing, meals, meal preparation and daily duties this is truly a difficult task for me, but I want it to be a priority) HMM.. 40%
Once a month visit out-of-town/out-of-state family NEEDS MORE EFFORT.
1. Read the remaining Gospels (cause Jesus is the best to learn from!)
- December: begin Mark DONE!
April: begin Luke August: begin John
- December: Tell Your Time DONE!
- March: Surrender to Love - In process of reading
- June: Happy are You Poor
- September: One Thousand Gifts
3. Reduce clutter - Jesus obviously encourages this from my reading of Matthew's Gospel this past year
January: Create and implement filing system February: Update hand-me-down organization March: Purge files (filing two months in a row would cause my brain to melt, thus the February hiatus) April: Eliminate technology clutter May: Purge Tyler's shed (Ahhhhhhh! I have SO MUCH STUFF hidden there. So sad) June: Clean out prayer bench drawers July: Clean out linen chest August: Clean out clothing chest September: Cycle thru 31 Days to Living Intentionally Simple October: Organize and purge toys November: Pair-down Christmas ornaments
THIS IS INCREDIBLY CRAZY HOW MUCH I HAVE NOT ACHIEVED!
January: Sew four felt food toys in January February: Sew four felt food toys in February March: Sew Lucy four felt food toys (Birthday present) April, May, June: Sew Rita a dress to wear for Jonah's one year pictures in July July: Sew Mom a make-up brush bag (Birthday present) August: Sew Nicole a make-up brush bag (Birthday present) September: Sew Stephan a harmonica case (Birthday present) October: Sew Nanny a make-up brush bag (Christmas present) November: Sew Molly a make-up brush bag (Christmas present)
WHEW, I GUESS SEWING WILL BE A ONCE A YEAR OCCURRENCE, OR MAYBE JUST NOT AT ALL FOR NOW.
Easter gift to Rita Easter 2013: March 31st January: price materials February: purchase materials March: assemble
MAYBE NEXT YEAR
6. Blueberry Business
- Build raised beds for blueberry bushes, plus room for one more DONE!
- Plant blueberry bushes DONE!
Purchase and plant one alternate variety blueberry bushNOT GETTING ANOTHER BLUEBERRY BUSH January: get an estimate Save for fence October: have fence installed (if three month emergency savings complete and fence-only funds available, otherwise wait until 2014)
We would love to fence in the front yard, but this isn't our forever home and so we are eliminating this.
- July: $250 (at least that much paid) DONE!
- November: total $500 paid
Use any tax return money for this savings Use any Ebates earnings for this savings Set-up automatic withdraw
OH WHERE OH WHERE CAN THAT MONEY BE?
Save for a family vacation/wedding in October February - August Save $100 per month August possibly purchase plane tickets August order visitors guides September book/plan accommodations
NOT THIS YEAR.
I think this concludes my Year of Faith goals.
Jesus, into your merciful hands I entrust these goals. Above all, let me accomplish what You desire, Jesus. I give you my life. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace...
OK SO AFTER ALL OF THESE GOALS THAT I HAVEN'T ACHIEVED I'VE ADDED READING CASTI CONNUBII BEFORE ADVENT, HAHAHA! I AM QUITE THE IDEALIST!