Friday, June 3, 2016

Yearly Goals -Update on May 2016

Bleeding hearts in the flower garden.  Yearly goals -Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
Bleeding hearts in my flower garden.

April flowers were beautiful this year!   Spring just flew by it seems and we are in the heat of the summer.  I hope we get rain soon.   I remembered my yearly goals and thought I would update you.   Some of them haven't gone as planned but I'm working on it.  I think writing them down has helped a great deal with keeping me on track.  

My #1 goal is to be the best wife, mother, grandmother, I can but here is where I step outside the box this year (not in any order):

2.  Volunteer.   I always just give but I would like to do both this year. I want to get out there and help a charity.  Not necessarily every week but I would like to volunteer as much as I can.

Jan.- I've started crocheting hats for preemies in the hospital. They are having a Mickey Mouse challenge in my crochet for charity group on Facebook.  


I finished the hats, donated them, and now I'm on to cutting out squares for a charity quilt.  If you are interested in donating too you can read more about it here (you have till April 15).  This is harder than I thought to make a perfect square but I'll will!  

Update:  I just mailed them the perfect squares for me!  

Yearly Goals -Update on April 2016

I went back to my old elementary school when I heard they needed help with their gardens.   It was amazing the transformation that we were able to make in one day.  It would not have happened though without some amazing volunteers.  

This is my square foot garden I planted yesterday.


Finished planting the square foot garden yesterday and forgot to take my camera.  I'm now on the garden committee and we will be doing more work there this month. With scheduled work days this will be my volunteer activities for the summer.  Hopefully I will remember my camera.  

3.  Get healthier.  Eat better, exercise more! 


We exercise by walking in the mall with grand baby at least 2 or 3 times a week.  I'm still working on the healthy eating part.  


We have started walking outside some and on the bad cold days I've found a church that has a free walking track in it.   Wonderful.   I'm eating healthier and I have also lost 4 pounds!  Really though as I'm writing this I could go for a candy bar.  Don't worry it helped me just to say that and now I'm over it!  


I have to tell you the truth everything in my diet went down hill fast.  I know that is not the way it's supposed to go but it's the truth. I will have to get my mind and body out of the gutter again. This is the hardest thing ever.  I need to concentrate more on keeping myself healthier.  I haven't lost any weight.  

Beautiful granddaughter ready to go walking:  Yearly Goals 2016
Beautiful granddaughter with her doll ready to go walking.  


I'm constantly on the move -gardening and taking the grand baby for walks.  I have only lost one pound!   Better than gaining I guess.   I suspect too many good eats is the problem. I would love to say at the end of the year I lost 10 pounds.   Doesn't sound like much but it is a start.

4.  Remodel the house a little (bathroom needs wallpaper and our bedroom needs a little  a lot of TLC)

Jan. -No spend January just got over and we are doing a low spend February.  We hope to start remodeling on Easter Break.  

Yearly Goals -Update on April 2016

March- I have painted the bead board and I'm half way done wallpapering the bathroom -it's been a very slow process.  I hope to be done totally by the end of the month.  I will never ever talk about a contractor again.  

The After picture of the Bathroom

April-  Bathroom is finished and remodeling is officially over.  You can read the cost break down here.  We spent the rest of the money on a vacation.  

May- The improving of the house  has went outside now with the flowers and the vegetable garden. 

5. Improve this blog -redesign, keep learning, etc.  I have some great readers and visitors on this blog and I want to make it a great place to visit. I'm so thankful for each and every one of you!  

Jan.- Blogging has been great but it's a learning experience for sure!  I'm learning more about twitter (just last week I gained 60 followers), I'm working more on Pinterest, and considering adding a Facebook page.   That somehow scares me...I'm not sure why.

March- Gaining followers quickly on twitter and very slowly on Pinterest.   I need to work more on updating them more often.   Facebook still scares me.

April- I'm on Facebook (still scares me)!    If you use Facebook come over and join me... please!  I need friends!  

May-  I put my Facebook badge on the blog.   My biggest problem now is when I go to Facebook to share  I start reading my personal page....easily distracted.  Now... on to Instagram it has been long neglected.  

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