Tag Archives: Lent

Goal Planning for March: Gardening, Lent, and Potty Training

28 Feb

Have I mentioned how much I love Lara Casey’s PowerSheets on this blog yet? I think I have at least three times, already! Seriously, though – amazing!

I spent part of yesterday evening preparing for the new month and, of course, Lent, since it’ll be here, like, immediately. March will be full of potty training my almost three-year-old, putting together Lenten activities for the girls, and planning my youngest’s birthday. I know that Holy Heroes and Catholic Icing will be helping me out a lot! I really want to make homemade soft pretzels!

The big project that I’d like to tackle as the weather warms up is starting a small garden. I’m a little hesitant about this since I tend to kill plants and we have a ton of squirrels in our neighborhood, but I would really like to be able to grow some vegetables in our own backyard! I think the girls would absolutely love helping with the whole process! It just seems like a win-win-win! Healthy+Inexpensive+Educational! I plan to keep things as simple as possible. We’ll see how it all works out!

Photo source: A Bird and A Bean

The above image is the one I see in my mind with our girls, but I’m sure it won’t look so pretty in reality! I ‘m sure there will be dirty hands and clothes. And I know for a fact my girls won’t be wearing dresses while watering the garden!

One of the things that I mentioned in yesterday’s 7 Quick Takes post is that I want to put Facebook in it’s place during Lent. Maybe only get on once per day for 5 minutes or something like that. Or only check it on Sundays. I’m still trying to figure out exactly how I want to handle it. I think I’ve been mentally preparing myself for this, because I haven’t really checked it much at all in the past week. I’m really impressed with Emily who posted the other day about how she totally deleted her account because she felt she was spending way too much time on there.

I haven’t been doing too hot in regards to my exercise goal so far this year. I started exercising at the end of January and then a week later three out of the four of us in the house came down with the flu, so that pretty much halted my short-lived progress in that area. I think with spring just around the corner, my motivation will get a boost!

I can’t believe this is the 6th day in a row of posts for me! Speaking of March, I probably won’t have anything left to talk about for the rest of the month now! Only one day left in the 7 Posts in 7 Days Challenge with Conversion Diary and Co.!

What sorts of goals are you working on this year?! Any great Lenten ideas/activities that you do in your family?