These days life is full. Now that the various small house projects have been completed the days are full of planning our future garden space and exploring. Our new town is quite active and we’ve taken advantage of all the various activities. Last weekend was the local strawberry festival, such fun to walk to the festival with my granddaughter and enjoy some delicious local strawberries.

  1. Continue to monetize my blog. This is my ongoing goal. Have you taken the time to check out my page on Amazon? This page is where I put all the items I just love, from favorite cookbooks to gardening tools. Please check it out. I do thank all of your who have taken the time to check out my Amazon page and purchased from the various links in my bog posts. It is slowly paying off and it’s nice to have some money coming in to pay for the expenses of blogging.

2. Create a cookbook.  Realizing just how big this goal is. Still determined to have the cookbook complete by November! I’ve now broken the project down into smaller size goals which makes it easier for me to see what needs to get accomplished each month in order to complete this goal.

3. Have 20 minutes of exercise at least 5 times a week.  My husband and I are back to working out on a daily basis. Much as I don’t really enjoy getting up and working out first thing I feel so much better afterwards! We have a small space that is just perfect for our boring workouts.

4. Explore ten 3 parks or hiking trails in the state of Washington or Oregon! This past weekend was the Tualatin River Explore, we rented a two man kayak and went on a three mile river explore. We are considering buying kayaks but need to spend more time renting or borrowing kayaks until we decide whether this is something we really want to do.

5. Incorporate 20 3 new recipes into our dinner plans with the focus on healthy eating. The wining recipe this week was a Nicose Orzo Salad. My mother used to make this amazing recipe but I had never made it myself. I will be sharing the recipe on Friday.

6. Read 35 13 new books this year. Back on the wait list for  The Garden of the Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng, since my Kindle loan expired and I know have to wait for it to be available again. So frustrating because I was enjoying the book!

I did finish another book that finally came in on my library loans. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. Apparently this book has been made into a movie. I love that the book takes place in Seattle, WA and is all about Bernadette Fox. She is married to a Microsoft guru and is an amazing architect. She runs her life buy hiring a virtual assistant in India. The book is a quick read, funny and entertaining. Now I’ll have to watch the movie!

7. Complete Four 1 knitting or sewing projects this year. Just one more project to complete this year. However knitting has been put on hold until the weather cools off.

8. Visit family on the west coast. No plans for any extended visits anytime soon.

9. Explore Six 5 new museums in the area. Finally got our library cards, now to plan a day for an adventure! There are so many different places to visit and apparently unlike Washington I can just set a date and print out a free pass. How simple is that? this the first on the list will be the Oregon Garden, the Oregon Garden is an 80-acres botanical garden located in Silver ton, OR. Just about an hours drive from where we live.

10. Find A New Home COMPLETED! Wonderful to have this goal completed! Our new house is finally feeling much more like our home. The majority of the unpacking is behind us and we just have some art work to hang on the walls. So nice to have this goal completed!

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur & Author

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