Thursday, January 10, 2013

Operation 2013---Goals and Progress Report

I don't usually set  New Years Resolutions or any of that stuff because I feel like I am setting myself up for failure.  However, this year I want to do something different for myself.  I am going to set goals.  I don't set goals either for the same reason but for some reason, goals seem more attainable this time.  Maybe I'm maturing.  Maybe I am feeling more confident in myself and learning that I have the Holy Spirit to help me.  I don't know what it is but regardless here it goes.

I will probably be adding things to this list as the year goes on, we shall see.

  • Read through the Bible.  I am going to be honest.  I have never read the whole Bible.  I am going to use the Message version because it reads more like a story and it isn't as thick.  Don't judge me.  I do that enough.  
  • I am going to stick to the Motivated Moms schedule daily because I am tired of having a messy house.  I have high standards because my mom kept a very clean house.  My idea of messy won't be the same as your idea of messy.  But I don't judge your cleanliness when I visit you, so don't worry.
  • I am going to deep clean a different floor of my house every month, that way I won't need to spring/fall clean.  It will always be done on a rotating basis.  And each time will be a little easier.  That schedule is as follows.
    • January-basement, which consists of family room, laundry, storage, dogs, exercise equipment
    • February-1st floor, which consists of den, living room, kitchen, bathroom, dining room
    • March-2nd floor, which consists of master bedroom, master bathroom, kids bedroom
    • April-kids attic bedroom
    • After that each floor will rotate again.  I think you get the picture.  You know, May-basement, June-1st floor and so on.
  • Project Peacock.  This is probably my favorite.  A few of my friends, Tammy, Charli, and I have decided to do something every day to make our husbands feel special.  It could be anything from fixing his favorite meal, to massage, to just keeping the house cleaned up, to...well you know..."the wifely duty".  (wink, wink)  Project Peacock came a blog post that I had read back on July 26, 2012 from hotholyhumorous, which by the way is a great Christian blog on "the wifely duty".  The reason we are doing this because our husbands work hard so that we can be stay at home moms and sometimes I know I take that for granted and I know that there are so many things that I have let go because I know that he loves me and will always come home to me.  That's sad and I want to show him that I really do appreciate what he does.  I figure there will be some really good things to come out of this.  Like, I will become less selfish for one.  And wouldn't it be really cool to fall madly in love all over again.  You know, that honeymoon stuff.  We are not doing this for any selfish gain or manipulation, it is just because.
  • School needs to be a primary focus.
  • I want to start doing more things with my friends and family.  Maybe once a month, getting together and fellowship. It is fun and sometimes we even do artsy, craftsy stuff.  But we always solve the worlds problems and have a great cup of coffee.
  • I also want to lose 30 pounds or become a size 8 whichever happens first.
I'll keep you posted on the progress.

And if you want to be involved in Project Peacock let me know,  we have a private page on facebook where we can share ideas.  And don't worry, it really is private.

Until next time, stay blessed.

1 comment:

  1. I want to do project peacock! My hubby does so much for me...I wanna bless him! Also we can keep eachother accountable on the Bible thing....I'm trying that too! I have a daily Bible written in a story format (its the Bible but has narrative intros and is in chronological order), so I'm hoping that will keep me on task! Praying for u!!!