Thursday, January 20, 2011

Caffeinated Randomness & 3 in 30 Check In


I was going to do a blog today where I answered questions from you, my bloggy sisters, in the spirit of Ephphatha.  However, I'll admit that this week I've been a bit busy with a sick little one and appointments for Thomas.  Today I am combining two blog entries into one, because I can, focusing on my 3 in 30 goals.  I promise that I will do the aforementioned post next week.  If anyone has any questions for me let me know and I will answer them next week. 

Last week during the 3 in 30 check in I wrote about my struggles with keeping up with my reading of the Bible in 90 Days.  I've kept up with the daily reading.  In fact, I'm still one day ahead and hoping to get a few extra days in this weekend.   With winter break coming up in a few weeks (Can you imagine that we not only get Christmas break and spring break, but our school board gives us winter break.) I know that I'll probably get behind as we will be going out a bit more than usual that week.  

I've kept up on my 30 minutes of daily exercise on my treadmill.  Today, I actually almost passed.  It was so cold here all I wanted to do was wrap myself in a blanket with a cup of tea and a few goods books.  I admit that in taking an hour to read the Bible, I've gotten behind on my reading.  But I have discovered audio books which I have plugged into my iPod and listen to on the treadmill.  I'm currently reading Cleopatra's Daughter and have Catching Fire waiting in my overdrive dock.  

I completed my third goal this week.  I organized Nicole's room.  I cleaned and pulled out a large garbage bag of junk!  I do  have one box to go through, but mostly for scrapbooking purposes.  The box is nicely organized on the top shelf of her closet.  I have also placed a door knob cover on her door so that her little brothers stay out and I don't have clean her room before she comes home everyday.  It also saves me from hearing that she didn't get it messy.  I think I've finally outsmarted her.  Now if I could only get her to tidy her room every morning before school without the whining.

I can tell you that Nicole is my biggest cheerleader in the 3 in 30 goals.  I mark Ever Grateful memo board from Day Spring with my goals and I mark down when I've completed a daily goal or the goal altogether.  She has noticed when I haven't marked something and lets me know if I'm behind.  

The verse that has helped me this week is:

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13 NKJV

This verse has helped me to keep walking on the treadmill, even when my feet hurt; to sit down and read my bible, even through the divisions of Israel; and kept me focused on the big picture of life.  Without God, I wouldn't be where I am or who I am. 


Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

I encourage you to keep reading. The rewards will be so great in the end. i will do this blog challenge in the summer.

Tammigirl said...

What is it about tackling one of the kid's rooms that leaves us feeling so accomplished? I need to do some of that around here, too. Good week for you!

e-Mom said...

Hi Michelle,

This is my first time to link up for Caffeinated Randomness. Do you have some guidelines listed anywhere? Thanks for hosting!

e-Mom @ Chrysalis

Hope Wilbanks said...

(Visiting via 3in30...)

Good job!! I'm loving B90Days, too. This is the first time I've done it and I'm gaining so much more from it than I ever imagined or expected.

Joy said...

I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I clean out a child's room. Nothing better to see the floor in their room! Looks like you are doing an awesome job on the rest of your goals as well. I also chose that same verse. I cling to it daily! Have a great day!

Bobbi said...

Ugh...I really need to clean my kiddos rooms...I don't want to...but I know I'll feel really happy when it's done. I got there toys done recently...but it's that clothes part. Double ugh! BUT...smiles and love to you this weekend...I'm back!!

Teri said...

How awesome that you've got an amazing cheerleader!! We all need someone like that. Way to go on your goals!! Love your verse. =)

Keeping it Personal,
Teri Johnson

Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Good for you for doing the Bible in 90 days! I so want to participate sometime but I know this is not the season for me right now. Yay for staying up with your exercise!

Enjoy your winter break - I'll look forward to reading your questions post!

Samantha said...

Sounds like you are doing wonderful! Keep it up!

Summer said...

Great job on the exercise and organizing of your daughter's room!

It's Grace said...

Wow you've been busy! I love to get that kind of thing done.

How do you like your memo board? :) Did Andrea tell you we rigged the giveaway I was doing?

Happy friday, girl!

Laura Starnes said...

Checking in from 3in30 =) You CAN do all things through Christ. So encouraged to see that you are accomplishing your goals.

Jen said...

Hooray for you! I'll join in you in scrapbooking. One hour a week? Let's try that and see if it's doable.

Cindy Bultema said...

Hey Michelle :) Way to go with your 3 in 30 goals! You should feel great about your efforts! :) Also, my She Sparkles link (#8) isn't working ~ sorry I messed that up for you... I reposted again right next to it! (I'm not known for my technical skills!). Have a SUPER GREAT weekend!
Stay warm!
Cindy :)

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!!! You go, girl! I should really get going on my third goal... I just need to get to the city first!

Janet Rose said...

Awesome job at your goals this week. I love hearing that your daughter keeps you accountable, too. That's so sweet! Have a great weekend.

Undeserving Grace said...

Oh wow. I'm so thankful you found me today and stopped by otherwise I may not have had this joy! I haven't started making my rounds thru the hop list cuz i've been busy w/ a broken sink but I usually start w/ those that have already visited me. I must say that your little description of yourself on the sidebar was so awesome. It speaks volumes to be able to say we were once sinners doesn't it? I know it sounds silly but i'm proud to meet others that aren't polished and perfected by their own abilities and own that our past was ugly at times but by His Amazing forgiving grace we didn't expire before accepting His love in our lives! Our verses were both about His strength too... great minds think alike! I'm at the point in my life and walk w/ Him it's like I just know better than to try things w/ my own clumsy complicated self! Thank you again for stopping by i'm excited to get to know you more
{tara} from undeserving grace

Ashley Pichea said...

Audio books... I SO need to do this while I'm working out! And, I've found (though rarely experienced due to the gap between understanding and follow-through)that exercising actually keeps me warmer longer than a blanket! LOL :)

Donnetta said...

How exciting to hear you are ahead in the 90 day reading! YEAH!

You inspire me with your exercising. What a great idea to listen to audiobooks.

When doing my 90 day reading, I found that is one area that had to go, reading other books.

Audiobooks while walking are a great way to still get that done!

Keep up the great work in all of these areas! You're Doing Great!

AurieGood said...

Thank you for your encouraging words on my blog this week :) They were a wonderful blessing for me!

Great job on your goals - and yeah for completeing one!! Looks like you are making awesome progress on the rest of your goals as well!

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