With the 31 Day Challenge, I never posted my monthly goals for October, but here they are.
1. Continue reading Jesus Calling daily. I did this almost every day.
2. Continue to make praying for Tim a priority. I’m definitely doing better with this.
3. Help Tim with the new shop as much as possible. We opened our second location this month which I have to admit has been pretty stressful! I helped by designing the new menus and menu boards as well as setting up and managing the shop’s Facebook page.
4. Continue reading Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids each morning. We did this almost every day. I really like reading the adult version by myself and then hearing it again in simpler language when I read the kids’ version.
5. Continue with the Hooked on Phonics iPad app and xtramath.org practice 3 days a week. We’ve done well with the xtramath practice, but we didn’t keep up with the Hooked on Phonics work. Then our iPad bit the dust, so Hooked on Phonics is on hold until we either get the iPad fixed or replace it with a new one.
6. Start school right after breakfast at least 4 days a week. I find it much easier to focus on our school work if we start right away. We did well this month and especially the past week since Isabelle has been sleeping in.
7. Finish getting the kids clothes switched for winter. I have all their cold weather clothes out. Unfortunately the weather’s been a little strange and we’ve had to leave some shorts and t-shirts out as well. I’m hoping we can put all the summer clothes away in the next couple of weeks though because the kids drawers are overflowing.
8. Put Amelia’s bed up on the frame to make room for under-the-bed storage bins. I know I need to purge through our belongings, but we are a family of 8 living in about 1100 square feet…we need all the storage space I can find. I got the bed up on the frame and moved one storage bin down from the attic. I need to purchase two more bins.
9. Complete the 31 Days of Blogging Challenge. Life happened and I skipped two days, but I still feel like I did fairly well. You can check out my 31 Days of Learning with Little Ones here.
1. Read one chapter from the book of Matthew every day, Continue reading Jesus Calling daily.
2. Exercise 3 days a week. My hip is finally feeling normal after some joint issues that caused a lot of pain and worry.
3. Read something encouraging every day. Maybe a book, maybe a blog post, maybe a quote or a Facebook update, but something every day.
3. Pray for Tim multiple times every day. I’m working on a way for remembering to do this…I’ll let you know how it works.
4. Pray specifically for each of my children.
5. Continue reading Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids each morning.
6. Read at least one chapter of our current read aloud every weekday. We’ve been watching videos in the afternoon when I nurse Isabelle, but I want to reclaim this time for some more reading (at least most days).
7. Continue starting school right after breakfast. Everything runs smoother when we start right away.
8. Purge through kids’ clothes. Laundry is driving me batty. So are the overflowing dresser drawers. I’m thinking of ways to minimize the amount of clothes the kids need. What I’ve come up with so far is to see if I can pare down their wardrobes by making everything more versatile, think a capsule wardrobe for kids.
9. Strip all cloth diapers. I had to put Lillian back in disposables when she got another yeast diaper rash. Thankfully, it is healed and never spread to the other diapered kids. Now I just need to make sure I kill the yeast spores in every diaper, cover, wipe, and insert so we don’t have to deal with this again any time soon.
10. Get organized for Christmas and start making gifts. I have several gifts already purchased or made, but I need to figure out exactly what I have left to do and get started.
11. Plan out dinners each week.
12. Complete Kati’s Photo-a-Day Challenge. I’ll be taking a photograph every day using Kati’s themes. I’ll post all of my photos for the week in one wrap-up post each Friday.