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Goals/ projects/ resolutions for the New Year


Yes, we are halfway through January, and yes, I am just now coming up with my goals. No matter. I will do in 50 weeks what most people need 52 to do! Just kidding, although I actually got one checked off yesterday. Nothing like a good start to the year.

I can’t figure out a good way to introduce these, so I’m just going to list them.

–Read one chapter in the Bible a day. I want to do this at breakfast, so eventually, when PG can understand more, we’ll be reading together. This book was an inspiration for reading the actual Bible with small children. It’s an easy read and I enjoyed it a lot. I also want to post a disclaimer that I have been reading my Bible, but I like having a plan for method, and the new year is good for getting me back on track with my method.

–Memorize one Bible verse a week. We’ll be using this method. I’ve basically already been doing this, but drifted off at the end of the year, so we’ll be returning to this with renewed vigor.

–Switch from paper napkins and towels to cloth. This is my environmental/frugal goal. I have some plans for cloth napkins I want to make, but I think I mainly need a system that keeps my cloth accessible. I’ll post about it as we make the switch, and how much it saves financially.

–Watch no more than one TV show per week. I think this might be one of my hardest goals to keep, but honestly, with all the other stuff I want to do, there is no room for lots of TV. If I feel wiped at night, I have a stack of books I want to read. Oh, and ball games and movies don’t count, but they are pretty rare anyway.

–Decorate the apartment/house. I do have plans for decorating the house, but I’m not very good at it, and it takes a lot of time to do without spending much money. Several goals in this department include the following: get curtains, make shams for the bed (to match the quilt), hang a “friends and family wall” (If you send us a picture of you, we’ll frame it and put it on the wall.), add some fun throw pillows around the house, get centerpieces for the table and maybe coffee table, and make a giant piece of art with family rules on it. I’ll post about each thing as I do it.

TSH has two goals: read through the Bible and graduate.

and the one I got done yesterday…finish up work for my old boss. I haven’t really gone to work since September, but this one project (not necessary to graduate) has been hanging over my head, as it had no official deadline. It took from 10-4pm yesterday, but I got it done, and turned in my key. to top it off, I got an email Saturday that my diploma is in the mail. Yippee! I am officially free. Now to get to my other projects.

Speaking of projects, come back on Friday, and I’ll have a big project from this fall to reveal! I’ll give you a hint. It rhymes with “kilt.”

And since we need a picture in this post, here’s a family pic we took over break.



6 thoughts on “Goals/ projects/ resolutions for the New Year

  1. very reasonable goals! I always love hearing what friends decide on and how they decide (like, your books). Also, I can’t wait for the “rhymes with kilt” reveal!

  2. thanks for sharing! will you be doing the house decorating here in Blacksburg over the spring, then packing it all up, or will it be more working towards the goal of decorating the RI house?

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