Monday, October 1, 2012

October Monthly Goals

Goal Setting For October 2012

How did it get to be October again?  I really don't know.  It seems like just yesterday that Sunshine turned 2, and here it is nearly her birthday again.

Specific Events for this month -

Oct. 4 - Insurance Settlement Meeting (please pray it goes well) (Cancelled ... not exactly good news.)
Oct. 14 - Sunshine is 3
Oct. 26 - My Aunt arrives
Oct. 27 - Sunshine's birthday Party
Oct. 28 - Church Harvest Party  (Though it has been a while since it we were able to attend - due to the Ref's basketball scheduled Meetings)

There is also a Bluegrass group coming to our church this month.

We are trying to get in 2 - 4 hours of school a day.  Or at least start a better rhythm to accommodate school.

Blogging -
1.  Kiddos With Kindles - Write at least 25 Daily Kindle posts (that allows me to forgive myself if I miss a few).  
2.  Eagle Nest - Write at least 25 Other Posts on Homeschooling, Crafts, and such. 
3.  O 'Scarlett - Write at least 8 book reviews  
4.  Wings - my personal scrapbooking blog - Write at least 8 posts and 1 Family News Update.  
5.  Try to skim Google Reader daily. 

Project School Room - and Household Shuffle
1.  Story gets her room and bathroom finished organized.
2.  Ref moved into a new office space.
3.  Work some more on Sunshine's room - try to find and localize the items that will be in her room.
4.  Paint Scholars new Room and reseal the parque flooring.
5.  Move Scholar into his room and get it organized for him - go through his clothes as we move them.
6.  Find a home for most of the homeless items or Purge it.
7.  Get craft supplies under control

8.  Repaint the Master bathroom (not all of it)

Project Aunt V.
1.  Empty the bunk house -  Sell the baby bed or toddler bed (unsold will be Sunshine's' bed)
2.  Help Dad Redo the Bunk house bathroom and any repairs that need to be done in the room.  Put a door back onto this room.
3.  Empty the Master Bedroom.  
4.  Help Dad do the repair work on bathrooms and bedrooms whenever he is here. 
5.  Finish organizing the livingroom

6.  Finish organizing the kitchen
7.  Decide between sibs where things can be relocated or stored, and who can best use things.  
8.  Get with sibs at least 4 times to go through things that need to leave the house.
9.  Garage Sale at R3's house on Oct. 6  (I just have to get boxes filled to go)

10.  Arrange some muscles for unloading the moving van when it arrives.

1.  Keep using up the food in the freezers.
2.  Go through freezers again later this month and refill the ones next door.   
3.  Empty the downstairs frig so it can be moved upstairs.
4.  Make meal plans to use up as much odds and ends of stored food as possible.  

1.  Deep clean as each room/ space is cleared.  
2.  Get the main kitchen under control - easier said than done - the table takes up most of the room.  Must decided on new floorplan for kitchen/dining/living rooms - it's all one BIG room. 
3.  Find a board to put under the foot of my bed - so it doesn't go through the floorboard anymore.   (Somebody tell me why they put particle board in trailer homes - it gets wet, turns to flaky sawdust, and disintegrates!)


1.  Set up an area for the tiny TV for educational videos.   Maybe put this where the frig WAS at downstairs, and kids can sit on the steps to watch?
2.  Find somebody to cut the chalk board in half - get half up in Story's room for her, and the other half up in the school room.
3.  Find someplace to put up the posters and charts in the room - or find them a new home.

Facebook and Email -
Goal is to check no more than 5 times a day.  

1.  Be in bed before Midnight - WITH the lights off. 
2.  Have all of the kids in bed by 10pm - and asleep.
3.  More consistent devotional times.
4.  Loose 10 lbs. 
5.  No eating after 8pm.
6.  Walk a two miles at least 4 times each week.  
7.  Get a schedule in place for chores and routines for the household (minus the Ref).  And get it posted somewhere.

1.  Isolate all of the cards and addresses from the last year or two into a findable location.
2.  Find the Christmas cards and put them with the address pile.
3.  Research ideas for Acts of Service Coupons.
4.  Research ideas for other gifts to give for Christmas.

Find and enter birthday information into the Reminder program that I found to use.

Sunshine's Birthday Party:
1.  Print and deliver invitations
2.  Buy balloons for the party.
3.  Already arranged the chocolate cake with strawberry icing - need to get some ingredients
4.  Find eggs and "confetti" for the confetti egg hunt.
5.  Set up for crafts for bracelets, crowns, and painting fingernails.
6.  Clean up the yard 
7.  Find the water cooler and all the extra ice from past parties
8.  Buy pink ice cream
9.  Make and find decorations for the party.
10.  Pray for a pretty day - and lots of friends to show up

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  1. Rachel, that's a HECTIC list :) How are you doing?

    PS I totally forgot to come visit yours til I went to my post to see what I need to do this weekend.

    1. Not as well as we would like ... but my aunt arrives today in the middle of a cold front thunderstorm. Should be interesting mucking stuff inside through the mud.

      It will be COLD tomorrow for Rue's outdoor party! :)


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