It’s that time again to review my goals, plans, priorities, and resolutions that were made in January.
I completely missed doing this in September, but I don’t feel too badly about it as I replacd it with lots of snuggling Zoe. Mmm… she is sweet.
Since there’s no review I’m going to comment on each of the categories with notes of and plans for improvement.
Organized and prepared – yes, this is quite necessary after the commotion of having a brand-new baby. Specifically this month, I want to keep up to date with homeschool plans, work to be at church on time (I’ve decided that on Wednesday’s the only two things we will plan are school in the morning and church at night. Add in meals and baths times five and that is one full day!), and be ready for Mckayla’s birthday.
Writing letters – I need to finish thank-you notes for all the wonderful people who gave meals and gifts after the birth of Zoe.
Keep reading! Currently working on The Shallows, What Jesus Demands from the World, One With a Shepherd
Do things with the girls just for the sake of spending time with them – going to be honest here, after school and nursing and meal-making, I don’t feel very affectionate and ready to just sit down and read or play Sorry; I rather want to either clean a long-neglected bathroom or hide in a room by myself and look at Pinterest. I need to pray about this, for a heart that seeks to love my children as I love myself and for wisdom to know when to take naps or clean and when to spend “just because” time with the girls. There’s just no formula is there.
Domestic skills – working to use the crockpot more?? = )
Embrace the newborn stage of life with thankfulness and calm. Yes. I do have to say that right now, Zoe is easy to be thankful for.
Bible reading – still working on the Old Testament, still working to memorize Ephesians 4
Fitness – do workouts to heal diastasis recti; it’s only eight minutes a day! And would help so much!
Home organization = Packing! I haven’t told you this, but we’re planning, hoping, praying to move this month! And that will be the most time-consuming “plan” for October.
Rejoice. Give thanks. Love Paul. Love the girlies. Make meals. Do laundry.
Must remember. = )
To rejoice in the character of God – Paul is doing a Wednesday night study on Jonah; so much to learn about God from that book. Salvation is of the LORD!
To diligently fulfill mundane daily responsibilities – as unto the Lord.
To prioritize nighttime sleep – much easier now that Zoe mostly sleeps through the night. I do need to find a way to nap now and then in the afternoons.
To simplify; to focus on the joys and responsibilites that will not remain after this stage of life.
What about you? What are you working on this beautiful month?