Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (January 5, 2014)

Sunday Snippets

It is time for Sunday Snippets over at RAnn’s place where Catholic bloggers share some (or all) of their post from the week. Why don’t you come and join us?

My posts this week are

A New Year and a New Focus

Meet Mistletoe (aka Danny Skip) the new addition to the family!

Mary Mother of God

Goals for 2014

Goals for 2014

Goals for 2014

I have been thinking a lot about my goals for 2014. There are a lot of things that I want to accomplish this year but most of those are just things. This year I want to focus on being. Specifically, I want to live more intentionally and less reactionary. I do that way too much. So often I let life run me, instead of running life.

The thing is, life is busy. Homeschooling my son (which is totally worth it!) and my classes at GCU suck up so much of my time – along with making time for God (!) and home making and working on my blog and Etsy shop and other stuff. It is is (for me anyway) to become reactive instead of proactive. And for me, that often means forgetting what is really important to me. So this year, my goals are to:

1. Live more intentionally.

2. Be more proactive.

3. Be more loving and giving to others.

In order to make these goals into actionable steps I am going to:

1. Be more faithful to my allotted prayer times. (Prayer must comes first, even before course work!)

2. Exercising 3-5x week so I have more energy to do what I have to do.

3. Get up at 6:30. (I have fallen into the habit of not sticking to this and always regret it.)

4. Create a functional yet flexible schedule that allows me to run my schedule and not the other way around!

What are your goals for the new year? Let us know in the comments!

(Linked to Money Saving Mom)

Weekly Goals

Set Goals

Here’s how I did last week:

1. Pray at least one decade of the rosary each day and St. Andrew’s Novena.

2. Get up by 6:30 am each morning.

3. Pray over devotional for bible study I am participating in.

4. Blog at least twice. (Sort of. I’m counting the goals post.)

5. Write review for “Biff and Beckas Stupendous Vacation.

6. Finish both research papers and upload them to class dropbox. Man were they tough! I hope I did well.

7. Work on final project for Health, Healing and Laughter class.

8. Work on final paper for Christian Tradition.

9. Study for exams!

Here’s my goals for this week:

1. Pray at least one decade of the rosary each day and St. Andrew’s Novena.

2. Get up by 6:30 am each morning.

3. Blog at least twice.

4. Write review for “Biff and Beckas Stupendous Vacation.

5. Work on final projects for Health, Healing and Laughter class and Christian Tradition class.

6. Study for exams!

7. Decorate for Christmas and get tree.

8. Finish Christmas cards and send them out.

9. Work on special project. (More info to follow in a few weeks. 🙂 )

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

Weekly Goals

Set Goals

Didn’t get much done at all last week:

1. Pray at least one decade of the rosary each day.

2. Get up by 6:30 am each morning. (Mostly got up by 8am…)

3. Pray over devotional for bible study I am participating in. (I missed several days, but I made up most of them so I’m counting it. 🙂 )

4. Blog at least twice.

5. Write review for “Biff and Beckas Stupendous Vacation.

6. Finish oral presentation for Literary studies class. (I was a nervous wreck, but I survived. 🙂 )

7. Write first drafts for both research papers.

8. Work on final project for Health, Healing and Laughter class.

9. Enjoy Thanksgiving with my family!

Here’s my goals for this week:

1. Pray at least one decade of the rosary each day and St. Andrew’s Novena.

2. Get up by 6:30 am each morning.

3. Pray over devotional for bible study I am participating in.

4. Blog at least twice.

5. Write review for “Biff and Beckas Stupendous Vacation.

6. Finish both research papers and upload them to class dropbox.

7. Work on final project for Health, Healing and Laughter class..

8. Work on final paper for Christian Tradition..

9. Study for exams!

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

Weekly Goals

Set Goals

Here is how it went this week:

1. Pray at least one decade of the rosary each day.

2. Get up by 7:00 am each morning.

3. Keep up with the readings and assignments for my classes.

4. Finish presentation for Drama class. It is an oral presentation, so please pray it goes well! (I survived it, thank the Lord!)

5. Blog at least twice. (Not exactly twice, but I’m counting it. 🙂 )

6. Continue reading “Biff and Beckas Stupendous Vacation to Andrew and write review.

7. Take Andrew to CCD and play practice. Andrew is in the Christmas pageant for our church and very excited about it!

Here are my plans for this coming week:

1. Pray at least one decade of the rosary each day.

2. Get up by 6:30 am each morning.

3. Pray over devotional for bible study I am participating in.

4. Blog at least twice.

5. Continue reading “Biff and Beckas Stupendous Vacation” to Andrew and write review.

6. Take Andrew to CCD and play practice.

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

(P.S. The Christmas Season is fast approaching and if you want to stay organized and sane this year, you may want to check out the Christmas Planning Toolkit that I put together. It is chock-full of templates and lists to help you make the most out of the holidays!)

Weekly Goals

Set Goals

Good week. I actually crossed everything off. That hasn’t happened in a long time!

1. Pray the rosary at least twice.

2. Get up by 7:00 am each morning.

3. Keep up with the readings and assignments for my classes.

4. Blog at least twice.

5. Continue reading “Biff and Beckas Stupendous Vacation” to Andrew and write review.

6. Take Andrew to CCD.

Here are my plans for this coming week:

1. Pray at least one decade of the rosary each day.

2. Get up by 7:00 am each morning.

3. Keep up with the readings and assignments for my classes.

4. Finish presentation for Drama class. It is an oral presentation, so please pray it goes well!

5. Blog at least twice.

6. Continue reading “Biff and Beckas Stupendous Vacation” to Andrew and write review.

7. Take Andrew to CCD and play practice. Andrew is in the Christmas pageant for our church and very excited about it!

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

(P.S. The Christmas Season is fast approaching and if you want to stay organized and sane this year, you may want to check out the Christmas Planning Toolkit that I put together. It is chock-full of templates and lists to help you make the most out of the holidays!)

Weekly Goals

Set Goals

I did pretty good this week, in spite of having a bit of a brain malfunction on Wednesday!

1. Pray the rosary at least twice.

2. Get up by 7:00 am each morning.

3. Keep up with the readings and assignments for my classes.

4. Blog at least twice.

5. Post review for the Catholic Update guide to Mary (affiliate link). (You can read the review here.)

6. Take Andrew to CCD . (So Andrew’s CCD is on Wednesday. I had some running around to do that day and had a doctor’s appointment and somehow I went through the day thinking it was Thursday, and totally forgot about bringing Andrew to CCD! Talk about a brain fart! I didn’t even think about it until 10:30 that night! Hopefully I’ll never do that again….)

Here are my plans for this week:

1. Pray the rosary at least twice.

2. Get up by 7:00 am each morning.

3. Keep up with the readings and assignments for my classes.

4. Blog at least twice.

5. Read “Biff and Beckas Stupendous Vacation” to Andrew and write review.

6. Take Andrew to CCD and All Saints Party.

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

(P.S. The Christmas Season is fast approaching and if you want to stay organized and sane this year, you may want to check out the Christmas Planning Toolkit that I put together. It is chock-full of templates and lists to help you make the most out of the holidays!)

 

Weekly Goals

Set Goals

Here’s how I did last week:

1. Pray the rosary at least twice.

2. Get up by 7:00 am each morning.

3. Keep up with the readings and assignments for my classes. Get ahead with some school projects.

4. Blog at least twice.

5. Finish reading the Catholic Update guide to Mary (affiliate link) (Will be posting review this week.)

Here are my plans for this week:

1. Pray the rosary at least twice.

2. Get up by 7:00 am each morning.

3. Keep up with the readings and assignments for my classes.

4. Blog at least twice.

5. Post review for the Catholic Update guide to Mary (affiliate link).

6. Take Andrew to CCD and homeschool Co-op.

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

Weekly Goals

Set Goals

Did well this week! It is the first time in a while that I feel like I did something besides school work. 🙂

1. Pray the rosary twice this week.

2. Get up by 6:30 am each morning.

3. Keep up with the readings and assignments for my classes.

4. Keep Andrew on track with his home-school assignments.

5. Blog at least twice  this week.

6. Start reading the Catholic Update guide to Mary (affiliate link).

7. Take Andrew to CCD.

8. Take Andrew to the homeschooling Coop opening mass. (It is the mass to officially open our Homeschooling support group.) — This did not happen. We were getting ready to leave but I had car trouble and had to have the car towed. 🙁 The car is fine now, thankfully!

Here are my plans for this week:

1. Pray the rosary twice this week.

2. Get up by 6:30 am each morning.

3. Keep up with the readings and assignments for my classes.

4. Keep Andrew on track with his home-school assignments.

5. Blog at least twice  this week.

6. Start reading the Catholic Update guide to Mary (affiliate link).

7. Take Andrew to CCD.

8. Take Andrew to the homeschooling field trip. We are going to the Philly Soft Pretzel Factory!

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

Weekly Goals

Set Goals

I didn’t intend to neglect the blog for a whole week but between home-schooling Andrew and doing my own course work, school has taken over my life. This coming week is already set to be busy but I will do my best to get a couple posts (besides this one) done…In any case, here’s what went down from two weeks ago:

1. Pray the rosary twice this week.

2. Get up by 6:30 am each morning. (Again I was up late so I’ve been getting up around 8am.)

3. Keep up with the readings and assignments for my classes.

4. Keep Andrew on track with his home-school assignments.

5. Blog at least twice  this week.

6. Start reading the Catholic Update guide to Mary (affiliate link). (Haven’t even looked at the book this week. BUT I have to get the review done so I will be making time for this book by hook or by crook! Like my rhyme. 🙂 )

Here are my plans for this week:

1. Pray the rosary twice this week.

2. Get up by 6:30 am each morning.

3. Keep up with the readings and assignments for my classes.

4. Keep Andrew on track with his home-school assignments.

5. Blog at least twice  this week.

6. Start reading the Catholic Update guide to Mary (affiliate link).

7. Take Andrew to CCD.

8. Take Andrew to the homeschooling Coop opening mass. (It is the mass to officially open our Homeschooling support group.)

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!