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It seems like life has popped up a lot of unplanned events for us lately.  Those are the things that make life what it is, right?

One sad event this past week was the fact that we lost our goat, Mike.  We’d owned him for 5 years.  He had trouble with his urinary tract and the vet said that there was nothing else he could do.  It was tough to lose him!  It’s the tough side of farm life that is so hard.  RIP, Mike.

boer goat, meat goat

Mike the Goat

With the vet visits and dealing with all of that, it meant that some of our plans went undone.  But hopefully this week will be more successful for us.

We were, happily, able to celebrate a very happy birthday for William, which means that he is really not a baby anymore.  But he’s still my baby!

Here were last week’s plans:

Home & Barn

  • Clean house for the baby’s birthday party
  • Begin bathroom renovation (I’m so ready to get this going!)
  • Put away all a/c units (got some done!)
  • Declutter 20 items

Money/Frugal Goals  Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.

  • Earn 250 Swagbucks  (got halfway there)
  • Figure out alternatives to landline that I am comfortable with Look for a post about this
  • Hang 1 load of laundry 3 days

Family Goals

  • Get back to doing our chore charts for commission money
  • Have friends over
  • Go to a fall festival

Blog Goals

Personal Goals

  • Daily Bible readings
  • Go to bed by 10:30 4 nights
    • No blogging or computer work after 9:30 pm (very related!)
  • Walk 10,000 steps 3 days
  • 5 Burpees each day (several days, not all)


Plans for this week:

Kick Murphy’s Law out of our home!

Beyond that, we hope to…

Home and Barn

  • Begin bathroom project
  • List 5 items on eBay
  • Declutter 10 itemsLearn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment in time
  • Clean out barn pens

Money/Frugal Goals

  • Earn 250 Swagbucks
  • Hang laundry 3 times
  • Avoid trips to the local dollar type store (this has been leaking too much money!)
  • Make muffins for easy lunches and travel

Family Goals

  • Visit a pumpkin patch that’s real sincere
  • Gather materials for costumes
  • Date night w/ the hubs

Blog Goals

Personal Goals

  • Daily Bible readings
  • 5 Burpees on 5 days
  • Walk 10,000 steps 3 times
  • Go to bed by 10:30 4 nights
    • No blogging or computer work after 9:30 pm (very related!)

We are nearing the end of the year (as far as time to meet those goals goes, anyway).  How is your year shaping up?  What are your goals this week?