Saturday, January 20, 2007

My Goals for This Year

I live by goals and plans, though they do not always coordinate with the new year. I have a master plan of goals that I would like to do by 2012, this is a step towards that. It looks ambitious and probably is, but I have gotten off to a good start already.

Goals for 2007

Gardening and Outdoor Spaces

Grow a productive square foot garden
Get an orange tree
Plant flower bed under back window
Plant part of flower bed in front yard


Document and master 12 breakfasts with recipes in a pretty recipe box
Master 10 lunches
Master 10 dinners
Master 8 types of bread
Master 10 vegetable dishes
Master 3 desserts
Work a plan of freezing 10 dinners in the freezer each month
Make strawberry jam along with strawberry syrup
By fall have a four month supply of food


Crochet Kevin a large cozy afgahn for the master bedroom
Make a coordinating quilt
Sew 20 items on the machine
Crochet 20 items
Embroider a sampler
Embroider 2 items


Paint kitchen, dining, frontroom, family room and halls
Purchase pictures needed for these rooms
Make coordinating curtains


When the weather warms up, set up biweekly porch dates with Kevin
Go on a date with Kevin at least once a month
Continue anniversary weekend getaway with Kevin
Visit Mom’s grave with the kids and bring flowers we’ve grown and tell the children stories about her
Write two more stories about her
Begin a May Day tradition with the kids
By doing all of the work Saturday, create a peaceful and very different day on Sunday full of rest, relaxing and reading, also do not allow the children’s toys out of their rooms on Sunday, so the house will stay neater. Once or twice a month stay home after church instead of going to visit family.


Play pretty background music more, find at least 7 CD’s that I love
Learn a little bit about scents and incorporate them into my home more


Continue with the Saturday cleanings,
As the children get better at keeping things in their places add more scrubbing into the Saturday schedule
Continue with our school schedules, get done with current year by the end of June,
Work with the children, so that they can take on more household responsibilities


Keep up with what Kamron can play


Add to my blog at least four entries a month


Eat from the garden and/or farms for the whole growing season
After the baby is born, get my weight below 135 again
Help Kevin to get his weight below 200


Stick to my weekly budget, without going over
Make $500 from book sells


Square Foot Gardening
The New Testament
Birthing From Within
The New Vogue Sewing Book
Creating a Beautiful Home
School Education
Staying Healthy With the Seasons
The Mother At Home
Your Body’s Many Cries for Water
Teaching No Greater Call
The Hidden Art of Homemaking
Letters by Marjorie Pay Hinckly
Art of Homemaking
Pilgrim’s Progress
Little Men
Mere Christianity
Little Britches
Standing For Something
Lectures on Faith
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Twelfth Nigh
Spencer W. Kimball
Jesus the Christ
Educating the Wholehearted Child
Wild Days


Keep up with all classes and get A’s or B’s in all of them
Complete 10 more classes for a total of 15
Clep out of 2 classes, to leave only 3 left to complete my BA

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