January 5, 2021
New Year Goals of 2021
Last year, I had two main goals or resolutions. They were to pray daily from my knees and to capture a family picture each Sunday. I loved when we dressed up, but I was happy with everyone in pajamas. I just wanted to capture more family pictures with me in them. I was successful with both of these goals and I will continue with the Sunday pictures since I did not get much resistance (expect from Yogi!). Below are my new goals for the year 2021:
Last year, I set a goal to pray on my knees every day. Although I was very successful with this, I found that I was often rushing through my prayers and I learned that what I needed was more quiet time spent on my prayer and time by myself. Do you have any meditation app recommendations?
My current sleep routine is a very early bedtime with Hannah and I would like to keep this routine going. I can function with less, but I have learned that eight to nine hours of sleep is heavenly.
I have not finished a book since the summer. I am just now feeling like I have time to read a book again and I want it to be a good one! What is your top book recommendation? Some of my favorites are Where the Crawfish Sing, Water for Elephants, Safe Haven, The Nightengale, and The Rumor.
After a third cesarean, I would like to strengthen my core and help my body recover. This program has been raved about and I am hoping for positive results.
I would love to make a date night once a week as the goal, but I am thinking that is not realistic for us at this moment in our lives. Maybe next year.
I am proud of my teeth. I had braces in the eighth grade and I wore my retainer almost nightly until Katelynn was born. I then got out of the habit and found it no longer fit. After Carly was born, I returned to the orthodontist and requested a new retainer. Having a baby must throw me off because I need to wear it more consistently again. Both big kids are starting orthodontia work. I want to set a good example by wearing my retainer.
I have yet to mow the lawn at our new house and we have been here for seven months! Farmer J talked me out of mowing the lawn while pregnant to not induce early labor. This was hard for me to argue with, but I do think this was his way of having him be the sole mower in the household. It is time for me to gain back my role as the lawnmower.
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