Everywhere gardens are being planted, trees are in bloom and the leaves are beginning to pop. I love spring and seeing the flowers gives such hope that winter is past and a new year in the garden is ahead.

  1. Continue to monetize my blog. 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. Another aspect of this goal involves increasing my readership. If you enjoy reading my blog, please recommend it to your friends. I sure appreciate all my new subscribers!

2. Create a cookbook.  You may remember this goal was on my list last year and I finally put it aside. My goal for this year is to have my cookbook ready by November 2019. This is going to be a long process and I hope you don’t get tired of hearing about it. I promise you when the cookbook is finished it will be worth it! Working on putting all my recipes into a document, slow process but we’ll get there.

3. Have 20 minutes of exercise at least 5 times a week. With all the nice weather we’ve been having it is not hard to get outside for a daily walk!

4. Explore ten 9 parks or hiking trails in the state of Washington we now call home! No new parks this week but we did take another trip to the Bloedel Reserve. It’s a wonderful place to escape from the sounds of the city and just feel refreshed.

5. Incorporate 20 10 new recipes into our dinner plans with the focus on healthy eating. I love the combination of chicken, basil and mozzarella. Made some Chicken Mozzarella Roll-Ups this week which were delicious. I shared the recipe on Friday.

6. Read 35 21 new books this year. Did not finish any books this week, we are currently reading Good Things by Kevin Gerald as our morning devotional. Interesting book, not sure I agree with all that is being said but the general message is a good one.

7. Complete Four 1 knitting or sewing projects this year. With the beautiful weather it is hard to sit down and knit! My mitten project is not finished yet. I am making progress. Should have one mitten done soon.

8. Visit family on the west coast. Back down to Portland, Oregon this week to look at another house. Spending lots of time with our immediate family!

9. Explore Six 5 new museums in the area. The pass for the Tacoma Glass Museum is one popular pass. Still patiently waiting to grab this pass.

10. Find a new home. We may have found a house! Saw a house last week and immediately called to go see it. It’s in Oregon, close to Portland but outside the city limits. The town has a small town feeling with lots of community activity. The house is in town within walking distance to the library, community gardens and the post office. Small yard which is to be expected but enough room for a small garden and the house is positioned correctly for good sun. I could even have a few chickens if I wanted! Plus there is a nice pantry! Offer has been accepted and the inspection is today! Stay tuned.

“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Brian Tracy, author of Eat that Frog

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