Weekly Goals

Set Goals

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted weekly goals. Thankfully, I’ve survived my chemistry (although I don’t have my final grade yet) and have a few weeks until school starts up again – full-time. In the meantime, I am going to use the next few weeks to buckle down and accomplish some goals I’ve had to set aside for a while.

Here’s a refresher of the last time I posted my goals:

1. Make time for prayer and bible reading. (I didn’t get hardly any bible reading done, but I did make time for prayer everyday.)

2. School, reading and quality time with Andrew. (I’m not sure if the time spent with Andrew would be considered “quality” time, especially during my stressful times with chemistry, but I did get in some nice cuddle time while we read before bedtime each night.)

3. Keep up with the chemistry work. (All I can say is WHEW! I am so glad this course is over!)

4. Blog 2-3 times a week. (Most of the time it was 1 or two posts a week, and probably not my best posts, but I did my best.)

5. Keep up with house work and laundry. (We are staying with my in-laws for a while so really I didn’t have too much house work to contend with! Still, I did have areas that I was responsible for and being the anal person that I am, I made sure it got done. 🙂 )

Here are the goals for this week. I’m keeping it light, though. I don’t want to get too crazy and risk setting myself up for failure!

1. Pray, read bible and go to daily mass at least 2 times.

2. Do school with Andrew, read to him lots and spend at least 15 – 20 minutes a day just playing with him.

3. Get back into exercising 15-20 minutes, 3-4 times this week.

4. Spend 30 minutes a day writing on my book.

5. Plan out and write at least two blog posts for this week AND plan out a blogging schedule for August. I’m also hoping to pre-write as many posts for August as I can.

6. Think ahead and write out my plan to get through the September through December semester. (More on this in a future post…)

What are your goals for this week? Share them in the comments or head over to the Money Saving Mom link-up and join others sharing their goals for the week.

Book Review: Past Suspicion by Therese Heckenkamp

Past Suspicion by Therese Heckenkamp

From the book description (from back cover):

“As this intriguing story of suspense unfolds, seventeen-year-old Robin is forced from her California home to live in Wisconsin with an uncle she never knew existed. Here in her mother’s hometown, Robin meets two young men and, while unraveling the secrets of her mother’s past, becomes involved in a treacherous plot, not realizing the importance of untangling her own life if she is to find a direction for her future.”

My thoughts:

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I am not a huge fan of mystery or suspense novels. Never was. Still, not one to refuse a free book, I happily accepted when Therese Heckenkamp offered Past Suspicion in exchange for a review. (Thanks, Therese!)

As I always when I do a review, I resisted the urge to read the last chapter of the book first. (Yes, yes, I do read the last chapter of the book, usually, what can I say? 🙂 ) It was hard. The book was a page turner. I was quickly drawn into the story and it was hard to put down.

Although the heroine is a teen, adults will enjoy this book. I did. The characters were realistic, interesting and well-developed. The plot was engaging and intriguing. I enjoyed Therese’s writing style and would definitely recommend her book.

I give this book three (3) stars.