Weekly Goals

Here’s how I did last week:

1. Begin reading  the gospel of Mark five minutes per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day and do Lenten devotionals with Andrew.

3. Continue coursework for biology.

4. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day.

5. Continue karate lessons for Andrew.

6. Participate in the Early to Rise Challenge.

Here’s what’s going on this coming week:

1.Continue reading  the gospel of Mark five minutes per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day and do Lenten devotionals with Andrew.

3. Prepare for biology exam and finish biology project. Work on both projects for speech class.

4. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day.

5. Continue karate lessons for Andrew.

6. Participate in the Early to Rise Challenge.

What are your goals this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us! (P.S. Next Monday is Holy week – can you believe it?! I will not be blogging for Holy Week so I can focus on the Sacred Events and will be back with weekly goals the following week. 🙂

Weekly Goals

Set Goals

It’s been an interesting week culminating with my computer crashing. Still I didn’t do too bad goal-wise! Here’s how it went down this week:

1. Begin reading  the gospel of Mark five minutes per day. (Ug, I didn’t get any bible reading in this week. 🙁 )

2. Pray the rosary each day and do Lenten devotionals with Andrew. (I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t get my rosary in most days but I did pray with Andrew.)

3. Give my half of the conversation project for speech class and get caught up with biology course work. (I’m happy to say that my presentation went better than I expected. I am slowly actually beginning to enjoy my speech class. ALMOST. 🙂 I’ve also come to the understanding that I will never fully be up-to-date with biology until the semester is over. There is just too much to do!)

4. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day.

5. Continue karate lessons and basketball clinic for Andrew. (Basketball is over and Andrew was thrilled to get a metal for participating in the program. As for karate, Andrew gets tested on March 30 for his next belt stripe…)

6. Participate in the Early to Rise Challenge. (I’m loving this challenge! I haven’t been perfect in getting up early but I am making good progress. Funny thing is, I AM a morning person but for a while I was really struggling to get out of bed and starting my day. I’m happy to be getting back on track.)

Here are my goals for this coming week:

1. Begin reading  the gospel of Mark five minutes per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day and do Lenten devotionals with Andrew.

3. Continue coursework for biology.

4. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day.

5. Continue karate lessons.

6. Participate in the Early to Rise Challenge.

What are your goals 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’m a little late getting this up today. I usually write out my goals on Sunday but I had family over and never got a chance to get it done. In any case, here is how I did last week:

1. Begin reading  the gospel of Mark five minutes per day. (Sorry to say I didn’t get any bible reading this week.)

2. Pray the rosary each day and do Lenten devotionals with Andrew.

3. Take both biology quizzes and work on “conversation project” for speech class.

4. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day. (Only had the chance to to write fiction twice this week.)

5. Continue karate lessons and basketball clinic for Andrew.

6. Start plans for Andrew’s birthday. His birthday is on Easter Sunday this year, so it will be pretty simple!

Here are my goals for this coming week.

1. Begin reading  the gospel of Mark five minutes per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day and do Lenten devotionals with Andrew.

3. Give my half of the conversation project for speech class and get caught up with biology course work.

4. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day.

5. Continue karate lessons and basketball clinic for Andrew.

6. Participate in the Early to Rise Challenge.

What are your goals 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’s how I did this week:

1. Continue reading through the gospel of Matthew five minutes per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Deliver self-disclosure speech (wish me luck!) and work on second paper for biology. (I’m happy to report that my disclosure speech went rather well. The day before a friend of mine helped we re-work and practice the speech, so I felt better going into it. I’ll get my grade this week.)

4. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day. (Didn’t get in any writing this past week. 🙁 Except for my bio exam I don’t have any big projects going on so I hope to do much better this week.)

5. Date night with Michael. (Sort of, we took my mom out for her birthday but I’m counting it because with my husband’s work schedule, us getting out at all is a big feat!)

6. Continue karate lessons and basketball for Andrew.

It is more of the same for this week but here it goes:

1. Continue reading through the gospel of Matthew five minutes per day. I’m getting near the end…

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Take biology exam and keep up with textbook reading for speech class.

4. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day.

5. Continue karate lessons and basketball clinic for Andrew.

6. Complete and begin Lenten devotional with Andrew.

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

Weekly Goals

Set Goals Getting adjusted to my new school schedule put a slight glitch in my plans so I’m afraid I didn’t do so great this week; however, now that I have a better idea of the work load, it should be better next week. Here’s how it went last week:

1. Continue reading through the gospel of Matthew five minutes per day. (Didn’t get much bible time at all this week, I’m sorry to say.)

2. Pray the rosary each day. (Missed a couple of days but still counting it.)

3. Start classes and work up a plan to keep on top of my course work.

4. Date night with Michael. My mom is keeping Andrew overnight next Friday and we’ll have some time alone. ) (We had to reschedule for next week because my poor hubby was exhausted after driving long hours in ice and snow most of the week.)

5. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day. (Only got two writing days in this week…)

Here’s my plan for this week: 1. Continue reading through the gospel of Matthew five minutes per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day.

3. Keep up (and ahead) with the readings and class assignments.

4. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day.

5. Take Andrew to Karate and basketball camp on Saturday.

6. Date night with Michael, I hope!

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

7 Quick Takes: Picture Edition

It has been one of those weeks…not really bad per se, but busy to the 9th degree. I am so glad it’s Friday! The weekend will be just as busy in a way, but not nearly as frantic – I hope so anyway!

— 1 —

So proud of my little guy: last Saturday he advanced to yellow belt in karate. He also got acknowledged for perfect attendance. He was so excited and proud of himself!

A advanced to yellow belt in karate

— 2 —

My in-laws left last Saturday to go on a cross-country motor home trip with their daughter-in-law and grand children. Their son, my brother-in-law will be meeting up with them sometime today in Denver. Truth be told, not sure I would enjoy being away from home for a month on a trip like that. I’m a homebody for sure, but, I am enjoying the updates and pictures they have been sending, like this one:

Arch

And this one:

MOsunset

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I had a sweet surprise come to me in the mail yesterday. A dear friend sent me a Christian CD recorded by Marie Hosdil, called “Unleashed”.  I am listening to the CD as I write this.

Unleashed by Marie Hosdil

I met Marie a few times when I was living in Steubenville, OH. She is a very talented lady and I am enjoying the CD very much. There are eight songs on the CD; all of which have very catchy tunes. It wasn’t long before I was singing along with the music!

— 4 —

Chemistry is killing me. If you’ve read this blog at all sometime during the last three weeks, this is no surprise to you. 🙂 I’ve been moaning about it ever since the course began. It is HARD and it’s TIME CONSUMING. Seriously, it is sucking the life out of me and I’m glad it’s the only course I’m taking this semester, otherwise I’d be in BIG trouble! It’s the labs that are the most difficult and time consuming. There’s been one or two due a week and starting next week, there will be 4 labs due within 10 days. Yikes!

Tell me, why, oh why, does an ENGLISH major need to know about this???

Organic-chemistry
(Photo Credit)

— 5 —

 Speaking of classes, I have my schedule for the fall term all set. It is going to be a crazy busy time – even worse than now. I’m officially going full-time with four classes (12 credits). The difference however, will be that I’ll be taking classes I enjoy: American Literature, American History, Women’s Studies and Math for the Liberal Arts. Well, I’ll enjoy the American Literature and American History. I know the Women’s Studies course will be seriously overwrought with the radical feminist agenda, but I’m braced for that. And, well, not too thrilled with the Math, but it’s gotta be better than Chemistry. Anything has got to be better than Chemistry!

(Sorry, no picture for this one!)

— 6 —

Wanna see a lame video? This is the video I took on Monday when I picked the winners of the Sons of Cain Giveaway. I totally suck on camera!

Know what I noticed about this video? I’ve done only three videos: this one, another giveaway video and one more, each one several months apart. In ALL THREE, I’m wearing the same exact blue shirt. LOL!

— 7 —

On a somber note, I’m deeply troubled that the Obamacare was upheld by the Supreme Court. Obamacare is NOT constitutional at all. I fear for our country. I fear for our religious and personal freedoms. I fear the path our country is headed. I truly am. May the Lord have mercy on us all.

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7 Quck Takes: Random Stuff Edition

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I accidentally missed the voluntary blackout to stop SOPA/PIPA on Wednesday. 🙁 Are YOU familiar with SOPA and the possible consequences it could have for you? For your blog? For your freedom of speech? Or your access to many different sights on the internet, such as Youtube, Wikipedia and popular mainstream sites?

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If not, I URGE you to take a look at the following sights. Or, do your own research. Consider writting to your representatives and ask them to STOP SOPA or PIPA from passing into law.

Stop Online Piracy Act

PDM Editorial

Video ( A little over the top, but explains SOPA very well.)

— 3 —

Another thing weighing on my heart is the plight of this little girl. Apparently she is being denied a transport to save her life because she is disabled. I don’t know all the details. I don’t know both sides of the story. And know that many people are denied transplants for many different reasons. But, if what this girl’s mother is saying is true, than shame on the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. To deny a person the chance to live or to to have a better life because he or she has a disability is sick.

— 4 —

I think I’m a little over sensitive to the above because I am disabled. I have mild Cerebral Palsy. I’m fortunate. My condition is more mild than most. At first glance, you wouldn’t even notice that I have CP. But I do, and I  have physical issues that I have to deal with. So, I guess the thought of any disabled (or “challenged” person – be it mental or physical) person being denied care strikes close to home.

— 5 —

On a happier note, I got a Kindle Touch for my birthday! It arrived on Tuesday and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’ve been wanting a Kindle for a while now. I’m having a blast finding books upon books to download. It’s going to take a lot of discipline NOT to snuggle in a corner to read all day! 🙂

— 6 —

My son starts back up with karate tomorrow. Well, if we don’t get the freezing snow and sleet we are supposed to get. I hate driving as it is and I won’t drive in snowy, freezing weather unless I.HAVE.TO. And with karate, I don’t have to! In any case, it has been hysterical listening to him practice: jumping around the house “karate chopping” everything within reach, and screaming “KEEYI!”

Karate stance

Taken a few months ago after one of his Karate classes

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Finally, I’d like to wish one of my closest friends, Terry, a happy birthday today. 🙂 We have been friends since the summer of 1982. (Yep, that’s almost 30 years we’ve been friends, folks!)  She is a great gal and I am blessed to have been her friend for all these years.

Terry & Jen

Terry is on the left and my other friend Jen is on the right

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My Karate Kid

My son recently started taking karate lessons at the local YMCA and loving it! He has only taken two lessons so far, but he already considers himself an expert! LOL! He looks quite cute in his uniform though. 🙂

Karate Kid 1

 

Karate Kid 2

 

Karate Kid 3

 

(Linked to Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday.)