This post contains affiliate links. This week was not a productive week goal wise, but it was a productive week life wise.  We’ve all switched to a new primary physician, so this week, three of us went to our initial appointments.  The girls started attending a theater class.  And, there are some big things in the works behind the scenes here that I’m not yet at at liberty to share.  I won’t be able to share unless they move from the potential to the actual, but a lot of time is involved in making that happen, and even then, there’s no guarantee.  Sorry for being vague, but that’s where we’re at right now and likely will be for the next few weeks. Here’s my goals update for 2022: week 18 of 52.

My Goals for 2022
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My Goals for 2022


Stay Ahead in My Work

Progress.  I’m back to being 1/2 week ahead on my writing!!


On track.  I am now a week ahead in my blog.  However, like my freelance work, I’d like to be two weeks ahead.  The following goals will help with that:

Keep an Editorial Calendar

Not yet.

Take Classes on SEO and Pinterest

Not yet.

Update 52 Blog Posts

This goal is 13.4% complete.  No updates this week.

These are the posts I updated previously:

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Rhythm Ride by Andrea Davis Pinkney.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah,

Getting Organized: Meal Planning and Cooking,

Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy by Becky Baudouin

11/22/63 by Stephen King Book Review

MyFreezEasy Review

Eliminate Broken Links

Not yet.  I have 1,600 broken links on my blog!  I started to tackle this, but then I realized it would be better to work on eliminating old pages that no longer have worth.  Doing that will take care of a lot of the broken links, but I need to learn how to do it properly so people don’t get an error page.  (I really should be better at behind the scenes work as a blogger, but I really just like to write!!)

Get My Two Blog Email Accounts Down to Zero

My Goals for 2022

This goal is 9.4% complete.

At the start of the year, my main work email had 112,413 messages; it now has 107,344.  The other had 8,291; it currently has 5,917.  I haven’t worked on this since our vacation in February.  I’m horribly behind.


We did so many home improvements in 2021 that most of 2022 will be spent replenishing our home improvement fund.  However, there are some small improvements that we’d like to get done.

My Goals for 2022

  1. Replace the underlay on our roof.  (This will either be done in 2022 or early in 2023, depending on life circumstances.)
  2. Put handles on the kitchen and bathroom cabinets,
  3. Replace the sliding glass door handle DONE!
  4. Finish our master bathroom (We had a new shower tile installed, but we still have improvements to make.)
    *Replace the master bathroom towel holders (new addition)
    *Paint the master bathroom ceiling (new addition)
    *Paint the master bathroom (new addition)
    Paint the master bathroom trim (new addition)


Walk 400 Miles This Year

This goal is 24.6% complete.  I’m going to have to readjust this goal as I need to take it easy on the treadmill, until my knee is better.  Maybe I’ll reduce the miles for the year and add in yoga or strength training?  Once life settles down a bit, I’ll reevaluate this goal.  This week I walked 2.7 miles for 51 minutes.

For the year, I’ve walked 98.4 miles for 1825 minutes.

Make a Recipe Binder

Not yet.  I’m still looking for the recipe binder!

Have One Health Challenge a Month

This goal is 25% complete

Follow Weight Watchers for 21 days this month.  (I quit following it at the beginning of the year when the plan changed.  I miss my Green and Purple plan!!  But now that I’m off the low fodmap diet, I’m going to give Weight Watchers one final three week go.  If I still don’t like it, I may move on to something else as I still have at least 34 pounds to lose.

Complete–Follow the low fodmap diet at least until April 26th when I have my next doctor’s appointment. (I am so happy to be off this diet!!!)

CompleteFollow the low fodmap diet for the entire month, starting on March 7th.

I accomplished this.  I will likely stay on through most of April, too.  Then I hope to reintroduce all of the high fodmap food I love like apples and pears.

Not accomplished.  My goal for February is to do 10 sit ups, 5 push ups and 25 squats for 14 days this month.

Complete–walk a 5K on the treadmill!

I had never walked more than 2.5 miles since last year when I started walking, so this was a stretch for me.  However, I did it and couldn’t be happier about it.  Unfortunately, it did kick my butt and resulted in a lower number of miles walked this week than the last few, so I won’t be walking a 5K again for awhile.


Take One Day a Week Completely Off Work

This goal is just not going to happen in this busy season of our lives.  Instead, I replaced this goal:

Make 80+ Freezer Meals So I Don’t Have to Cook During the 100+ Degree Summer Days

I wrote a post about my goal to make 80+ freezer meals by this summer.

The daily temperatures are in the upper 90s now, so I’m done stocking the freezer.  I ended up making 38 meals.  Definitely not 80, but I’m happy to have them in the freezer nonetheless.

38 Freezer Meals for Tucson Summer

Spend No More Than 45 Minutes on Social Media a Day

My Goals for 2022
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This goal is 19.2% complete.  I’m beginning to realize the problem isn’t just social media but time on the computer in general.  I’m going to have to limit myself; I just have to figure out how since so much of what I do–budgeting, homeschool planning, working–is on the computer.


Finish The Bible in a Year

This goal is 10.4% completed.  I didn’t listen to any episodes this week.  (I started the year on episode 183.)

Read 52 Books

This goal is 46% complete.  This week I finished Know My Name and All the Bright Places. I have finished 24 books so far this year:

All the Bright Places (review coming soon)

Know My Name (review coming soon)

Cloud Cuckoo Land (review coming soon)

William Booth (review coming soon)

Hiding in the Spotlight (review coming soon)

Find Us (review coming soon)

Lillies of the Field 

Rock Paper Scissors 

David Bussau 

A Night Divided 

Bright Lights, Prairie Dust 

No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality 

I’m Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen–My Journey Home 

Brother Andrew 

Surviving the Forest

The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Die with Zero

The Unanswered Letter

The Fault in Our Stars

Going Solo

Ida Scudder

The Night She Disappeared,

The Push,

Wuthering Heights

I’m currently reading/listening to several books.  (Check out my reading challenge to see what I plan to read this year.)

Write in My Journal 100 Times This Year

This goal is 15% complete.  I didn’t write in my journal this week.


Take Four Local Trips

This goal is 25% complete.

Not this week, but we do have something planned this weekend.

Trip #1: We took our first trip to a local pop-up history event set in the 1880s.  We saw a blacksmith working and listened to a band play old time music from the 1880s.  It was a small event but fun.

Travel to Michigan

Not yet, but we’re hoping to go maybe in the spring?

Travel to Japan

My Goals for 2022
Photo by Su San Lee on Unsplash

I’m putting this goal here because we were planning to go to Japan in February, 2020.  Covid had already hit Japan by then, so my husband’s mom asked us to cancel the trip. Little did we know how much our world would change in March, 2021.  We’d love to go to Japan in 2022, but that will depend on how the pandemic goes.

Final Thoughts

There you have it, my goals for 2022!  I’d love to hear how your goals are progressing in the new year.

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