Christmas blues; to be able to look ahead at all the new and exciting
opportunities for the New Year.
the first weeks of a new baby, I have come to realize! Taking it easy with the blog, taking it easy
with homeschooling, taking it easy on food preparation.
to start a new rhythm, something I was holding off on due to having a new
little one in the house.
the beginning of the year and how I did throughout the year. I find that I often fall short. I have long lists of changes I want to make,
but actually making the change is sometimes the hardest part. Not because I don’t desire a change, but
because working through the steps to make a new habit is complicated and takes
an amazing amount of diligence!
about my life, about making changes to our diet, to live a more local
lifestyle, to get organized and to really strive for simple living.
And it is a journey.
included in my idea of living simply, and I want to savor those tasks, but I
also want to move forward.
concentrate on what matters most to me.
quarter of an acre, instead of thinking about when we may be able to move to a
large plot of land. I want to think
about the food that I am making for my kids, and utilizing the local sources
that I have found and savored over the past seven years.
finding a good rhythm for us all to work in, especially with a new little one
in the house, is my biggest priority. We
love to have supplies available for the kids to take off with whatever project they
want to work on. Lately, there have been
fewer projects because I am too tired to clean up the very large mess involved
with the projects.
more on “yes” this year.
my homemaking binder. I love my
homemaking binder, but it needs an overhaul.
I created it when I was pregnant with my first baby, and now with three
kids it is high time to give it a makeover.
Having three children is challenging, and I know that having this tool will
help me move better through each day.
about cooking, sewing, knitting, and everything homemaking. These are skills that she needs to learn, and
wants to learn, and I need to figure out a way to teach her these skills! Not only will it help her, it will help me to
complete some new crafting goals for the year.
every year from other bloggers, or by my friends on goodreads. I have never taken the time to sit down and
write out a book list. What inevitably
happens is I go through periods of time when I find a bunch of books I want to
read immediately, and then I go through lulls where I have nothing to read, and
no ideas for new books to read.
library. I know that I have books on my
shelves that I haven’t read, and ones that I want to re-read. Those should be at the top of my list. And then I hope to peruse some of my favorite
bloggers and their lists.
instead only got to 70. I am very happy
with 70, but still am striving for that 100 books read goal this year. Compiling a list of “to-read” books should
help me with that…hopefully!
hope for many fun days ahead!
your New Year’s goals? Do you prefer
resolutions? Or a word of the year?