Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekly Goals :: 4/29 - 5/5/2012

Last week I posted a few of my weekly goals. I've crossed out and added to the goal list. Did you get your goals accomplished? Did you set new ones?

So, before I begin with this weeks goals, I wanted to share something with you a friend shared with me.

"Listen to me continually. Walk with me in holy trust, responding to my initiatives rather than trying to make things fit your plans. I died to set you free, and that includes freedom from compulsive planning. A mind preoccupied with planning pays homage to the idol of control. (Excerpt from Jesus Calling, April 22)"

I think it is very easy to get caught up in the planning and over-planning of life. We have many responsibilities in the home, outside the home, in our extended families, with our relationships with friends, and more. So, while I list out my weekly goals or plan out my month, I will keep the idea of not paying homage to the idol of control in my mind. I don't want every moment of my life planned out and I definitely like flying by the seat of my pants, but a small to-do list keeps me focused on the goals at hand. Here's to simplifying and following as the Lord leads.

Goals for 4/22 - 4/28/2012

1. Clean foyer
2. Laundry
3. Clean out Guinea Pig cage
4. Take stuff to Goodwill

1. Make music and occupational therapy schedule.
2. Clean and organize rooms, again.
3. Teach the boys about lunar moths and document live display.
4. Prep for sleepover b-day party and 4H district event

1. Make cupcakes for a friend's church fundraiser
2. Help with youth ministry at church; potluck
3. Bridal shower at church.
4. Create a gardening water schedule; prep for JMG class

1. Organize my digital pictures. This task ended up bigger than I thought, so it it going to be a continual process for this next week too.
2. Write blog articles
3. Continue reading The Life Ready Woman
4. Treat myself to a haircut and facial. While I did get a haircut, I simply ran out of time for a facial (my appointment had a late start.)

Goals for 4/29 - 5/5/2012

1. Organize bookshelves and cull collection
2. Help husband re-organize garage
3. Weekly chores

1. Call about Hippotherapy
2. Field Trip to the Henderson Depot Museum Folk Days
3. Comic Book Day

1. Wrap up online fundraiser; continue fundraising efforts; send out thank-you notes
2. Plan next JMG meeting - building terrariums; work in garden
3. Help with youth ministry at church

1. Write articles
2. Work on my projects - pillowcases, scarfs, etc.
3. Continue reading The Life Ready Woman

I can't believe everything I was able to accomplish this past week. I held a dinner for 14 on a last minute notice. My husband was hosting co-workers and gentlemen from South Africa. We had a lovely time.

The organization I volunteer for, LongviewWOW, had a LEGO competition at our local mall on Saturday. I spent the majority of the day helping and admiring all the interesting creations.

Needless to say, I'm looking forward to a less hectic week this week!

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