Goals for 2018: Week 24 of 52

This was a crazy week.  PB & J Girl got a cold, and by Sunday afternoon, she was vomiting.  Yes, I may have the only child in the world who starts a cold with vomiting.  Then, she can’t keep any fluids down, which makes her sicker.  She went over 30 hours vomiting and not keeping down fluids.  We have an anti-nausea pill we give her, but this time it didn’t work, so we had to take her to the emergency room for IV fluids and IV medication.  We went at 11 p.m. and got back home at 5 a.m.  The crazy thing is that the exact same thing happened to her 14 months ago, and we had to take her to the ER then, too.  Just one of those kid quirks.

We also got rain for the first time since February, so the kids (and the adults) were excited.  I’ve never been so happy to have a rainy day!

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Make Time to Relax

Read a book a week.   I didn’t finish The 5 Love Languages before it was due, and there were 18 people waiting for it, so back to the library it went.  Now, I’m reading A Casualty of War.


Write.  My goal was two parts–writing twice in my journal, and write one post for the blog besides the goals post and the book review post.    I did pretty good with this one.  I wrote once in my journal and wrote two additional posts to be scheduled over the next few weeks.

Care for Myself

Exercise.  My goal was to exercise 20 minutes this week, and I was able to do that.  Yay!

Eat only when I’m hungry. I’m the world’s biggest stress eater, so I often eat not when I’m hungry, but when I feel stress, which happens many times a day lately.  Based on Geneen Roth’s teachings, I’m going to eat only when hungry.

This goal was difficult.  I think it’s too big right now, so for this week, I’m going to keep a journal to write down what I eat, how hungry I am when I’m eating, and what emotion I’m feeling.  You have to know where you are before you can make any improvements.

Create a Manageable Schedule for Myself

I have decided that everyone in our family needs a schedule, especially since most kiddos on the spectrum do better with a routine.  I know I’ll have to be flexible for a few weeks, but once we find out about ABA, I’ll be able to make a more concrete schedule.

Clean Up for 5 Minutes After Kids Are in Bed

I’m reducing this to just 5 minutes a night.  I didn’t do 5 minutes a night, but Sunday afternoon, I cleaned my room for 30 minutes, getting rid of some clutter and a box of the kids’ outgrown clothes to donate.  (They had been sitting in a corner of my room.)

Re-establish My Prayer Routine – ACCOMPLISHED!

I have been doing great with this.  I’m marking it as accomplished because I’ve successfully done it the past few weeks, and it’s now become habit for me.

How are you doing on your goals?  I’d love it if you’d share in the comments!


  1. I love the Bess Crawford series! Maisie Dobbs is similar to it as well. Oh and Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight series is really, really good, as far as, historical period mysteries go.

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