February flew by me. We had a week of being confined to our house, courtesy of some extreme (for our region) winter weather. Pilot worked extra during this week, so I am taking that into consideration as I look at the progress…or lack thereof… towards my goals for 2015:
Bible: One book per month, plus one chapter in Psalms, corresponding day in Proverbs. I read through 1 and 2 Timothy… twice… in the month of February. It fit well with some of the non-Bible books I was reading, kind of like lesson reinforcement. Book for March: Isaiah.
Reading: a book by Elisabeth Elliot. a book on relationships (marriage or parenting). a Christian living book. a business book or a “fun”/miscellaneous book. 4 total per month. I finally finished Trusting God in a Twisted World by Elisabeth Elliot and started on the next one (Love has a Price Tag ), but I did accomplish each of the other categories. To date, I have finished 13 books with 5 in progress.
Marriage: Weekly love letters. Once. I wrote one. Need to up the ante on this one!
Weekly board/card game. We played Monopoly Deal and Mexican Train. One time we opted to watch a financial video together instead… and another time, we just plain forgot about the game. The habit is taking time, for sure.
Littles: Verses. Buddy has nailed Romans 7:71 and Galatians 2:21. He is working on Romans 6:21 and will be moving on to Romans 5:8 soon!
Reading aloud. We’re still working on Little House in the Prairie. It is taking a little extra time to get through, but he really enjoyed listening to how Pa built their prairie house. I love reading aloud with him.
Develop a chore/”helper” list of tasks for Buddy. I made a “work list” with 9 pictures for Buddy. He thrives with that thing. Multiple times a day, he asks me to “do work” from his list. The items pictured represent: getting the mail, dishwasher (loading/unloading/putting in the soap), laundry (loading washer/dryer, sorting socks), clean up toys, put away books, do Scripture memory, help cook (mainly stirring scrambled eggs with Daddy on Sunday mornings), vacuum, and trash (he helps carry items to the trash and puts the new trash bag in the can). I am looking at developing a “morning routine” chart for the things he needs to do on a daily basis. SUPER success!
Keep up with Trooper. So far, so good!
Writing: Post 3 times a week. Success!
Journal. Just write. Accomplished. I journaled a lot more in February than I did in January.
Gratitude journal. Still counting!
Work on one major/more intensive writing project. In the works.
Financial: Pay for Multi-engine — paid!
Officially begin debt snowball (and record progress). Pay off first loan. We will make our first above-minimums payment in March!
Craft Stash Christmas: No progress made. 2 done (from January), 22 to go.
How are you doing with your 2015 goals?