This will be my last week of posting my goal setting updates! Next week I will be sharing my goals for 2020! Hard to believe it’s that time of year again.

  1. Continue to monetize my blog. Thanks to all of you who have checked out my page on Amazon! If you haven’t had the opportunity just click on the link and pay my storefront a visit! I would so appreciate it! Even if no purchases are made Amazon like to see traffic to my storefront! I do appreciate all of your support!

Thanks to all who have supported this little blog over the years, an especially big thanks to those who have purchased the Blessing Jar cards this year. If you are looking for a last minute gift idea the Blessing Jar makes a great present.

2. Create a cookbook. This goal is not going to be completed this year. Despite all the work I have put into this project I am realizing I have a lot of work still to do. This goal will be moved to my goals to complete in 2020!

3. Have 20 minutes of exercise at least 5 times a week.  So nice to have this goal a part of my weekly routine. I’ve been faithful to go to my exercise class three times a week, I just love being able to walk there! Although now that winter is really here many of my walks are in the rain, but he grass is still green!

4. Explore ten parks or hiking trails in the state of Washington or Oregon! Completed! We have actually explored 13 parks and preserves in the last year. I counted them all up in going through the various blog posts! If I hadn’t been sharing my goal setting updates each week I don’t think we would have visited so many parks!
Here is the list:
1. Fort Worden (week2)
2. Bloedel Preserve (week 5)
3. Titlow Park (week 6)
4. Tacoma Nature Center (week 14)
5. Wapato Park (week 16)
6. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (week 17)
7. Fort Stevens State Park (week 20)
8. Veronia-Banks State Trail (week 23)
9. Henry Hagg Lake (week 25)
10. Tualatin Rive Explore (week 26)
11. The Oregon Garden (week 29)
12. Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve (week 48)
13. The FernHill Preserve (week 49)

5. Incorporate 20 new recipes into our dinner plans with the focus on healthy eating. COMPLETED! The closer we get to Christmas the harder it is to focus on eating healthy recipes! The temptation to enjoy Christmas goodies is so hard to resist! For example the Chocolate Peppermint Surprise cookies I shared last Friday! So good!

6. Read 35 new books this year. COMPLETED! Finished reading  Secrets of Willow Creek by Tracy Fredrychowski. I applied for and was accepted to the launch team which meant I got to read the book before it was published! Read my book review HERE. I thought I would share all the books I read in 2019!

  1. The Auschwitz Escape by Joel Rosenburg
  2. The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers
  3. The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
  4. The Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg
  5. Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin
  6. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  7. Call The Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod
  8. Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
  9. It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell
  10. Circe by Madeline Miller
  11. Sisters, One, Two, Three by Nancy Star
  12. The Secrets We Carried by Mary McNear
  13. As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
  14. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  15. The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg 
  16. We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg
  17. Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy 
  18. Ready Player One by Earnest Cline
  19. Rise and Shine Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick
  20. Family Tree by Susan Wigg
  21. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple
  22. The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick 
  23. The Huntress by Kate Quinn 
  24. The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney
  25. The Pull of The Moon by Elizabeth Berg
  26. The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer 
  27. It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lisa Terkeurst 
  28. Cimarron by Edna Ferber
  29. Thin Air by Lisa Gray 
  30. An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew
  31. The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted by Elizabeth Berg
  32. The City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
  33. Five Presidents by Clint Hill
  34. The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
  35. Stilettos To Stetsons by Janice Hood
  36. A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble
  37. Fall From Grace by Daniele Steel
  38. The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs
  39. The Secrets You Keep by Kate White
  40. Such a Perfect Wife by Kate White
  41. Those Were The Good Old Days! by Melvin Van Domelen
  42. The Pioneers by David McCullough
  43. Illumination in the Flatwoods by Joe Hutto
  44. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  45. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  46. The Tattoosit of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

7. Complete Four knitting or sewing projects this year. COMPLETED! Finally finished the back of my latest project! This will be the first project I complete in 2020!

8. Visit family on the west coast. We’ve sent a lot of time with our immediate family here on the west coast. Next year I hope to visit more of my extended family!

9. Explore Six new museums in the area. COMPLETED! Such a fun goal to have completed! Really have enjoyed my weekly goal setting updates. These are the six museums I visited this year:

Tacoma Art Museum (week 5)
The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum (week 28)
Shafer Museum (week 35)
The Lan Su Chinese Garden (week 44)
The Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals (week 46)
Columbia River Maritime Museum (week 47)
Guess it’s time to start working on my list for 2020!

10. Find A New Home COMPLETED! Wonderful to have this goal completed! Our new house is finally feeling much more like our home. We are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with our family!

“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.”
Seneca

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