We’re nearing the end of the year and I’m already beginning to think about the possible goals for 2019! The top of the list will be to move out of our tiny apartment and into a new home! Hard to think about another move but I am looking forward to unpacking the rest of the boxes! Living in a small space is making us realize just how much stuff we DON’T need!goal setting

1. Find a new hosting site for my blog and make it secure.  Done! This was the first goal accomplished this year and I am so happy to have a secure website.

2. Monetize my blog. I have set up two affiliate accounts. You may be noticing links to my favorite items on Amazon. I’ve also teamed up with an amazing heirloom seed company, Mary’s Heirloom Seeds. Really don’t want to clutter my blog up with too many ads, however I sure appreciate any support in running this blog! The closer we get to Christmas the more deals there are to be found on Amazon.

3. Create a cookbook. This is definitely getting put on hold. I had grand ideas of accomplishing this goal but I think it will go at the top of next years’s goal list!

4. Be diligent about getting 10K steps in 5 out of 7 days a week. I’ve decided to change this goal to 3 out of 7 days a week! As I mentioned this goal has been a dismal failure. However we are committed to getting outside and enjoying the nice days when the sun is shining. Enjoyed a beautiful walk along chambers Bay this past week. The colors were just gorgeous. May not be getting in all my steps but I am enjoying the scenery!goal setting

5. As we continue to prepare for our house sale, continue to de-clutter. DONE!!

6. Read 25 books this year! Done! This goal may be completed but I am still reading! Did not finish any books this week but I saw an adorable book just released by Billings Farm and Museum in Vermont. The book is called Huck’s Way Home and is based on the incredible true life journey of Huck, a week-old American Milking Devon steer, who got lost within minutes of his arrival at Billing’s Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vermont.goal settingThe website even has a map so that you can follow the actually journey of Huck. How adorable is that? The illustrations just look adorable and I may have to purchase a copy for our library. The book is only available directly from Billling’s Farm & Museum.goal setting
7. Have a consistent meal plan each week and prepare ahead. This week it’s all about getting ready for Thanksgiving! I’ve made some delicious Autumn Pumpkin Bread and will also be making some buttermilk rolls to share. My daughter is hosting this year and the whole family will be together! I did make a large batch of beef stew to get us through the week!Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes
8. Finish 4 knitting projects. Completed! Made two hats and two scarves. This goal is completed but I would like to knit a few small projects for the holidays, still remaining optimistic that this will happen. In the meantime I’ve been making some cute felt needle holders for my sewing friends! A dear friend of mine gave me this adorable flat heart years ago and I’ve always treasured it. This year I decided to make a few to give away.goal setting

9. Clean out our freezer. Done! I miss having our larger freezers but I am not planning on stocking up while we live in this apartment. Shopping is done for the week ahead and that’s about it!

10. Take a few road trips and visit family and friends on the east coast that we will not see as often once we move to the west coast. Done! Having completed this goal we are now looking forward to a new year with new travel plans. I actually have a bit of family here on the west coast and it will be fun to catch up with everyone.

 

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them.

They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures,

and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals

rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”

Jack Canfield

 

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