Little To Do List – January 19th, 2018

Hey guys! Happy Friday to all of you πŸ™‚ ❀ When I woke up this morning, I knew that I wanted to share a Little Accomplishments-style post on my blog at some point today, because I love having a mini weekend celebration in this fashion … but then I realized …

I didn’t get much done last week!

I was rather disappointed, haha, but I also understood. My family and I have all been on the edge of our seats lately, as there were two different evenings we were sure my mom was going into labor, but then they didn’t end up being the real thing. I don’t mind that, and it was my fault I didn’t get my to do list in order sooner, haha. It was a bit of an off-week productively, but I’m not worried about it – it just gives me further ideas for the new week!

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How about you? Did you get lots done this past week, or was your to do list in hibernation, too? I hope that whatever you did, you are happy that the weekend is here now. I certainly am! I intend on setting stronger goals for myself over the next seven days or so (as you’ll see below), which is why I wanted to do a reverse Little Accomplishments today. lol Instead of listing what I did, I’m listing what I’ll do!

I hope that you enjoy! ❀

Let’s celebrate each and every week – regardless of how productive we were!


Little To Do List

Over the next week, I plan to …

  • finish reading ‘The Virginian.’Β I meant to have finished it already, but then about a quarter of the way through the book, I met a few boring chapters, and it slowed my progress immensely, lol. Now that I’ve made it past that part, I’m back to laughing over the antics of the main character, how the narrator perceives them, and the friendships the Virginian shares with many of the other cowboys he meets out west. I’m about a week behind now on reading a book a week, but I know I’ll catch up at some point on this year’s reading journey.

  • continue practicing writing with my new markers.Β With the Amazon gift card my parents gave me for Christmas, I bought some Crayola dual fine/brush tip markers for mysef, where one end of each marker has a tiny tip, and the other is a brush tip in a similar color. One is good for detail coloring, which I’ve been enjoying doing in my new coloring book, and the other is awesome for practicing calligraphy – something I’ve always wanted to do! When I make good progress with that, I’ll share some of what I’ve written with you guys.

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this is the tin they came in!
  • start reading ‘Hank and Jim.’Β This book ended up taking forever for me to get from the library, haha, because it kept being checked out!! It’s this awesome biography written about the friendship between Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart, two actors whom I greatly admire. Hopefully, the novel will live up to all my expectations (which are only there in the first place because it took me over a month to get the book for myself, haha!), and I’ll let you know how I liked it in my next reading update post.

  • clean my phone.Β I’ve been meaning to do this for about a week now lol, and all it consists of is cleaning the exterior, then going through apps and photos. Come on, Maggie! Get it done!
  • bake and cook more.Β This to-do will actually something I must-do after my baby sister’s born, haha, because then my mom won’t have to stand as much and work in the kitchen and can instead take it easy after giving birth. As well as fixing dinners, I hope to make a dessert hopefully once a week. I made chocolate brownies on a whim this morning, and I am happy to say that they turned out great!
  • continue studying the Lord’s Word.Β Something like this probably isn’t necessary to include on my list of things to do, because I automatically do it throughout the day, anyway. Still, I did want to include it to even more deeply remind myself to pay attention to what He’s teaching me, because I never cease to learn something new every time I’m open to the beauty and wisdom the His Word contains. ❀
  • write more of what the Lord’s teaching me.Β As you saw in yesterday’s post, this is something I plan on doing as often as possible now. With the new notebook my dad bought for me, I can’t wait to get started!

  • play more games with Samuel.Β With so much attention being given to Elizabeth and my mom, and pretty soon the new baby, too, I want to make sure that Samuel never feels left behind. He’s still a little kid, and I am now making a greater effort to include him in things I’m doing, whether that’s a game, a conversation, or a new recipe I’m trying out. He enjoyed playing out in the snow the last couple of days (it was the most snow he’s ever gotten to experience, actually!), as you can see in the photo below. So, whether we’re outside or we’re playing a game inside, I want him to look at me as his friend and sister, not just his eldest sibling. ❀

  • enjoy the rest of January.Β I tend to not realize how easily we speed through a month until we’re suddenly inΒ the last weekΒ of the month! Thankfully, that hasn’t happened to this month yet. However, this tendency shows how much I’m thinking too much about the future and reaching goals, instead of living in the present. We’re just over halfway through January now, and I intend on enjoying and savoring the last half. ❀


Thank you so much for reading! ❀ I hope that you’re having a beautiful day, and that next week will be beautiful for you, too. πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments below:

What are YOU up to next week?

— Maggie

45 Comments

  1. I loved reading this post and reading all your goals for this week πŸ™‚
    That’s actually a great idea! I should make a to-do list for the week. Often I try to make daily to-do lists, but they don’t work out because I am constantly putting the same thing off to every single day of the week. If I made a weekly to-do list, then I think I would be much more efficient instead of feeling like I failed that day πŸ˜€
    I might do a post like this sometime!
    Lydia ❀

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    1. Aw thank you, Lydia!! ❀ It is definitely helpful, and if you think you'd enjoy it, go for it! Yeah, I struggle with daily to do lists sometimes, as well, as I usually write down too much to get done in one day, lol. Week to do lists are better, I think!

      I hope you have a beautiful day, Lydia! Thanks for commenting! πŸ™‚ ❀

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      1. Yeah! Same! I write down way too much than what I can accomplish that day πŸ˜›
        You, too! Good luck with your list!
        Lydia ❀

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  2. Awesome! I actually stopped and read that page of The Virginian that you took a picture of πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m going to rest and hopefully go to art class this week, I haven’t been able to because my family’s been sick… 😭 but I also need to do some blogging things and write to my pen pal!

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    1. Thanks Hope! ❀ Haha I just did the same thing, I hadn't read that page yet. Aww I'm sorry you guys have been sick! ❀ I'll pray they get better πŸ™‚ That sounds great! I hope you get to go to art class! xx

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  3. Great post, Maggie! I hope you’ll reach everything you’re planning! ❀ Fingers crossed!
    Next week will be my last week before my winter school break, yay! πŸ˜€ It's going to be quite demanding because I'm having 3 tests but then I'll have 2 weeks without school! Great! πŸ™‚

    PS I've just nominated you for The Mystery Blogger Award ❀
    http://love-english-by-ann.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-mystery-blogger-award.html
    I'll be very happy if you find some time to answer my questions πŸ˜‰ ❀

    Have a nice Friday evening!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann! πŸ™‚ I hope so, too!

      Aw that sounds wonderful! Best of luck on those tests πŸ™‚ I know you will do great!
      Thank you!! I would love to answer the questions πŸ™‚ I may do so in an upcoming post. xx

      Thanks Ann, you too!

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  4. You know how much I love a good to-do list. Is it something you would like to post more often? You’re such a wonderful young woman! You are worried about feeding your family, helping your mom, taking care of Elizabeth and making sure Samuel gets enough attention. Your mom and dad are blessed. How’s Valerie? I miss her! Do you have a name for your littlest sister? I’m curious. Miss you and your blog as well. Sending love. ❀️

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    1. Haha same!! I probably will from now on, this one was so helpful to do. πŸ™‚ aww thank you, Cheila! I try my best. ❀ She's doing well, although I can tell she wants to go ahead and have the baby, haha. Yes! I'll be sharing the name in a post once she's born πŸ™‚ I hope you're doing well, Cheila.

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  5. Sounds like you have got a lot of great things planned. I’m so proud of you for trying to do a little more than you normally would. The Lord can use that. I can’t wait to read what the Lord’s teaching you. I have got so much planned next week. I’m going to be working a full week again. I’m also going to clean and organize my closet tomorrow so I can fit my office/desk stuff till I organize everything else the way I want it. Once I’m done I’ll take a picture and do a special post for it. This project will take some time, but that’s okay. I like projects like that. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! ❀ and aw thank you, I can't wait to share that, as well. πŸ™‚ Best of luck to you on accomplishing all of those things, I know you'll do great! Thanks, you have a fantastic weekend, too πŸ™‚

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  6. This is a wonderful list, Maggie! It sounds like you have a bit on your plate at the moment but I’m hoping everything goes well! I also should be reading more books at the moment- sometimes it is just hard to find the time! I’m really hoping your new little sister arrives without problem- good luck!!
    Clover ❀️☺️

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    1. Aww thank you, Clover! I’m sure it will, I’m looking forward to doing those things! ❀ I agree, it can be difficult to find that extra bit of reading time, but it's always worth it for me! Thank you so much ❀ I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

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  7. A lovely list of goals for next week! We got a lot done this past week like cleaning the entire apartment, stocking up on a bunch of groceries, and we’re moving the new couch in tonight (: my mom is coming over tomorrow, which should be fun- then I have a free day Saturday and a doctors appointment Monday. Back to work on Tuesday haha

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  8. Aww, I can relate to you so much! I hate when I stumble across boring chapters in books, and they slow down the reading process. Also, thanks for reminding me that I have to clean my phone too! haha
    Great to-do list, Maggie! πŸ™‚

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    1. Haha yes!! And I struggle to get through them because I don’t know if the book will get interesting again or not, lol! ❀ no problem! Speaking of which, I'll start working on mine today. Thanks, Oxria!! ❀

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  9. A wonderful set of goals, dear Maggie! I find it difficult to balance everything sometimes, but weeks where my lists get set aside for other important things are okay… I love that you have that perspective and that you give yourself grace. We all need to follow your wonderful example. ❀

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    1. Thank you so much, Lynn! ❀ Same here, I have plenty of on and off weeks productively. I like being as productive as I can, but sometimes life gets in the way. πŸ™‚ Aw thank you!!

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  10. Wonderful goals! I can hardly believe it’s the end of January! Yeah, one of my goals is to also spend more time with a brother who is often left out because he’s the middle child. I hope you have an awesome week! ❀

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  11. These are some great things to do Maggie. I actually agree with you when you said, “….because I never cease to learn something new every time I’m open to the beauty and wisdom the His Word contains. ❀”

    I think that reading His Word every day gives me something new to focus on along with a different perspective than when I read it before.

    I also love to write down some of the things I read through the New Testament because they I feel they apply to me as a Christian. I also have a separate notebook that includes things like prayer requests, personal bible study notes outside of my daily reading and topics in the Bible that I want to research more on.

    I think it’s really great that you are taking your time through the Bible and finding where God wants you to go in His Word.

    Right now though, I am reading through the life and minstry of Timothy in the New Testament. I am learning so much about what it means to go out into the world and make disciples of all nations through Timothy.

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed that. Yes, I enjoy reading the Bible, too πŸ™‚ I learn a lot through the teachings in the New Testament, especially in Paul’s letters to churches, but I also love stories in the Old Testament, too. That’s good that you’re enjoying reading through the life of Timothy!

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