12 Goals for the New Year – Week 31 of 52

I came up with 12 goals I’d like to accomplish this year with the hopes of being able to cross one off my list per month to make them more manageable. I thought a great way to hold myself accountable to the things I want to accomplish this year would be to do a weekly update.

After all, we all need a little help staying motivated sometimes. Here’s how I am doing so far:

empty closet

1. Clean, de-clutter and organize my entire home in 30 days or less. – So far this year I have cleaned my closet, organized my kitchendecluttered my bathroom, organized my office, gutted the garage, and tackled the laundry room. Wowza! Now that’s an empty closet! All that’s left to do is get everything washed and sorted before heading off the school.

I don’t know about you, but I smell a new craft closet for Mavis! :) :) :)

omron pedometer

2. Fit into the same jeans I wore 8 years ago when we moved into our house. My busiest day with the pedometer last week was 20,353 steps. That’s about 11-12 miles. Nice!

alaska airlines digi player

3. Travel.   So far this year The Girl and I have been to Boston, London, Paris, Portland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia and now Victoria B.C

Ummm…. you may want to scroll down to see where I’m headed next.

4. Send my daughter to college without having a nervous breakdown thus spending a week in bed sobbing. I think the key is going to be to STAY BUSY and I’ve got a plan on how I can do that.

crappy british teeth

5. Get 3 new teeth. – I made an appointment with a new dentist {my old one retired and then the guy that bought his practice recently moved to another city so I figured what the heck, now is a good time to find someone local to go to instead of having to drive an hour to see someone I didn’t really care for in the first place}.

The only problem is, I can’t get in for 2 weeks. Which is fine because it’s a good sign that this dentist is BUSY and patients like to go there. :)

lucy the puggle dog

6. Pay off my car. Done!

primitive hooked star rug

7. Finish this primitive folk art rug I started 4 years ago. Finished! It took me 6 months but I’m done.

anne nichols turkey rug

I started another rug and I’m making some pretty good progress. I’m hoping to get it done by Thanksgiving. Because this rug is much smaller than the primitive star rug I made I should have no problem finishing it in time.

8. Do something together as a family ever Sunday. Yard work, eating leftovers and working on cars. Yee-Haw. We sure lead an exciting life around here. 😉

9.  Secret Plan #1 – Done! – I’ll tell you about it in August. 

10. Secret Plan #2 Making progress.

11. Secret Plan #3

mavis pilgrim

12. Convince the HH we should buy a Salt Box Style House in Colonial Williamsburg. I have decided to take the bull by the horns and pick out a house for the HH and I for our 20th anniversary. Some people go on cruises or renew their vows for the 20th, I would like vacation home where I can wear my pilgrim dress and talk to the local townspeople without feeling weird.

* If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, now might be a good time… I may need your input over the next few days. 😉

head of cabbage

13. Spend at least 1 hour a day working in my garden. I found a head of cabbage on the back porch last night. This can only mean one thing… the HH harvested it.

Actually the weather for gardening has been great lately, lots of sunshine and with such a small garden this year I’m actually able to keep up and not feel overwhelmed. 😉 Shocking, but true.

So there you have it, my goals for the new year.

How about YOU? How are your 2014 goals coming along?


P.S. YES, I know I wrote down 13 goals. I’m fairly certain I won’t be able to attain one of them. {gee, I wonder which one?} :) But I wanted to add it in there anyway because I believe in miracles. 

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    • Mavis says

      All over. When I’m doing gardening projects or when I’m traveling, walking that much is the norm. I never even notice I’m walking that much until the end of the day and my muscles ache and I can’t figure out why! Ha!

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