It's going to be a great one guys. We need to stay positive and do the best we can. At least I'm going to give it a go. One of the ways I love to look forward to the new year is kind of look back on the old goals to see what I did accomplish and expand from there.
Sometimes things that mattered to me last year just don't anymore. For example: it doesn't matter anymore to me how many books I read now. I just want to enjoy the ones I do.
So here are my goals this year:
My #1 goal is to be the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt I can.
Sometimes I fail but I keep trying!
2. Get healthier, lose weight, and exercise!
I lost a total of 10 pounds last year. I guess it's 10 pounds gone but really just 10 pounds? I think it must come off slower when you get old or something.
We went off our diet this past holiday, well I think I did more than him. Really though the amount of junk wasn't around as in previous years so I'm proud of that accomplishment. I picked out just a few recipes I wanted and went with them and I gave a lot of it away.
So, today is a new day and I hope to get the New Year started off right. The cakes, pies, candy, etc are all gone and they won't be back. I gave the last of the birthday cake to the grandson as he went out the door last night. He was happy!
I know, I know it's New Year's Eve but I'm not waiting.
3. Finish the two projects I've started:
Quilt for granddaughter
Try not to start new ones till these are done! I hope to spend more time at night while someone is watching basketball getting these done. Then I can start new projects...that I need to finish.
4. Have a more beautiful and productive garden by:
Keeping the weeds down so I don't spend all of my summer in the garden. Although listen it was a great escape and I'm so happy I can get out in the fresh air with everything going on in the world.
Last year I learned that hay was a great mulcher for in between the rows (mowed grass is too). I watered less with the hay and the weeds didn't totally take over the garden. The year was kind of dry too in the beginning so it helped with the moisture level. I usually get the leftover Halloween hay but it was so wet that the bales mildewed so I'll just buy some if the price is not so high.
I want to grow more flowers especially marigold. I planted marigolds at the start of the cabbage rows and I didn't notice the pests as much. This year I want to grow more marigolds in-between the plants.
I have two small greenhouses now so I hope to grow more seedlings. I hope to have the plants bigger then I did at the beginning of the gardening season last year.
5. I love my readers and I hope to keep improving this blog by:
Just posting more regular but not everyday. Twice a week seems to be good for me (I hope it is for you). I love the comments on my posts too! If you like Free and low-cost Kindle books I post them throughout the day on my Facebook page here.
Thank you all for a great year! You make me feel so good when you stop by to read my blog!
Have you made your goals list for the new year?