Last night I organized the pantry only to discover I have a bunch of corn meal we need to use up. Any ideas besides cornbread? 😉
2. Run, walk or crawl a Marathon,
half marathon, 10k, and 5k race this year.
The Church Lady and I are doing a 10k this weekend!!! I can’t wait to tell you about it next week. It’s going to be AWESOME possum.
I kind of miss Chino and the guys hanging around the house. Maybe I need another project.
4. Finish Every Room in Our House.
I’m still working on it.
Turn Spare Bedroom into a Cozy Home Office Space for myself.
I stole the HH’s office space and Lucy got the guest room. 🙂
Create a Vegetable Garden.
Lucy the puggle trouble and I planted 6 broccoli plants in the garden last night. I should have put them in the ground about 6 weeks ago. Maybe they’ll make it, maybe they won’t. Gardens can be terribly forgiving… so I’m hopeful.
Build a Path into the Hillside for Easy Access to the Upper Garden.
We built a fence instead and I’m so glad we did. The squash bed has been cleared and this weekend the HH and I are installing a 25′ long raspberry trellis. He just doesn’t know it yet. 😉 Aren’t surprises fun?
8. Limit my personal spending to $100 a month.
It’s official. I am in fact the most boring person on the planet. I want for nothing right now. Except for those LLBean boots of course.
In September I Spent $28.73
In August I Spent $27.29
In July I Spent $50.82
In June I Spent $6.00.
In May I Spent $26.50.
In April I Spent $18.46.
In March I Spent $42.44.
In February I Spent $32.52
In January I Spent $84.33
Mission accomplished. Not only was I able to donate a boatload of stuff to the thrift store, but I also made $473 at our yard sale selling my old stuff too.
10. Read 1 book a week.
I picked up 3 books at the library this week:
- How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
- Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains
- Long Time Coming: A Photographic Portrait of America, 1935-1943
Why is it that I like to work on spring hooking projects in the fall and fall projects in the spring? Does anyone else do that too? Earlier in the week I sold a rug to someone at Ralph Lauren in NYC. How cool is that? It almost beats the lady on Nantucket Island who bought a rug from me about 10 years ago. I love, love, love sending off packages to far away places.
I didn’t get as much canned this year as I had hoped… but then again, we can only eat so much jam, relish, salsa and pasta sauce in any given year. Next year I’d like to can some peaches and pears. Maybe even a few jars of soup too.
Did you set any goals for this year? If so, how are they coming along?