Monday, January 2, 2012

New year goals and such :)

  Like everyone else, I can't believe it's 2012, 2011 flew by so fast it seems, I really hope that 2012 goes a tad slower and that I still remember to slow down and enjoy all it's blessings and just to remember God is in control of it all.
Of course like most....I want to make new goals, start fresh and all that, but of course I could have done that 6 months ago (hee hee!) but didn't, so with everyone else, I have a few to list...

as far as personal goals
  • read my Bible everyday
  • take time to read a book a month (I used to read tons, last couple of years, not so much and I really miss it!)
  • sew Dec, sewed more than I did most of the year, I need to make the time, mostly sew more quilts
  • exercise more...I do pretty good but the past couple of months, I run really good for a month or 2 then quit for a month
  • open that Etsy shop?!!
  • scrapbook more (I miss my scrapbooking)
  • organize and print my pics
  • practice my ASL more
  • my house projects (big and small)
  • more horse training and riding...and perhaps gymkhana?!! (I need not to be a weenie about this!)
Speaking of house projects, Heather is doing a Better Home Challenge, kind of exactly what I need!
I have big projects I do want to conquor but also A LOT of organizing and getting rid of *stuff*.
You can list 12 areas/rooms and do one a month, on the bigger projects is what I am going to list, but I have areas that I have a list also that I want to get done in the next 2 months or so in each room. On the big areas, its for bigger projects and/or cost of those areas.

my big area items are
  • Living room/dining room area
  • craft room
  • our bedroom
  • Zachs room (now that he is getting ready to graduate and start college)
  • kitchen
  • hallways (and hallway closet)
  • outside (back)
  • outside (front)
  • outside (side pasture area for horses)
  • outside (new garden area)
  • front bathroom
  • front porch area

This week, Jim goes back to work (Tues) and Zach goes back to school (Wed) and it's been fun having them home for over 2 weeks, but I do look forward getting back on a schedule and getting started on different projects (home and sewing) and having my house clean again!


John Harrer said...

Those are some great goals Leslie. Happy New Year!

Leslie said...

Thanks John, as soon as I saw your comment, I forgot to add the rest of my *draft of to do's" and seeing your name reminded me to add the horse goal! Happy New Year to you and Ranae too!

Heather said...

We have so much in common! As I was reading your post, I thought I almost could have written it myself. lol I've also been thinking of opening an etsy store this year. (Maybe we can encourage each other in that department, too!) I don't have horses anymore, but did for years. Miss them so much, so I look forward to hearing more about your horse goals this year, too! (Gymkhana is a blast -- go for it!) So happy you're joining me in the challenge! Good luck with all of your goals this year! :o)