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My first goal was to update my goal list each week.  I have to say having a post on goal setting has helped me to stay focused on what goals I want to accomplish this year. The biggest drawback is to remind myself that I have the whole year to work on accomplishing these goals. Hopefully you, my faithful readers will remember this as well and not get tired of reading about my progress! I tend to get a little stressed when I realize just how fast the year is flying by. However, I am making progress!goal-setting 12

 

  1. Find a new hosting site for my blog and make the site secure. Done!! So excited after all this time I finally have a secure website! Currently we are doing a little tweaking of the site behind the scenes. Another week or so and I can move on to monetizing my blog!
  2. Monetize my blog.  Still on my to do list. Time to put this goal on the forefront! It would be nice to have some money coming in for a change. No progress yet on this goal.
  3. Create a cookbook! One step at a time, get the blog running smoothly, increase readership and then I’ll be working on the cookbook!
  4. Be diligent about getting 10 K steps in 5 out of 7 days each week. Welcome to April in Vermont where we have had everything from rain to freezing rain and snow! Now good for getting those daily walks in!goal setting 12
  5. As we continue to prepare for an eventual house sale, continue to de-clutter. Get rid of at least 250 items from the house this year!  Cleaned out two closets this week and pulled an assortment of things, 10 to be exact, to go out the door! 178 items to go!goal setting 12
  6. Read more  25 books this year! Managed to get two books read this week! Continued with the trilogy following Call The Midwives  and read book 2 (Shadows of the Workhouse) and book 3 (Farewell To The East End)! Still keeping track of the books I’ve read on Good Reads, what a wonderful app. I can keep track of all the books I have read, the books I want to read and the books I am reading. I listed on the app that I want to read 25 books this year, 14 to go! Beginning to think my goal here should have been a few more books!goal setting 12
  7. Have a consistent meal plan each week and prepare ahead! Finding that only thinking about he meals for the week is much easier than thinking of the whole month. Still trying to make healthy choices, did well… although there was the night my husband made his famous Clam and Bacon Pizza!Cut into slices.
  8. Finish 4 2 knitting projects. Second project finished! Third project just started. another infinity scarf but this one you knit on a very long 47 inch round needle, the needle is then doubled on itself so you are actually knitting two rows at once. I had to watch the video on YouTube several times to get it all set up. I think I’m good to go now!goal setting
  9. Clean out our freezer. Such progress! Did make three loves of bread this week so two loaves went into the freezer. Managed to use up a container of tomato sauce so we’re slowly making progress. Working on the upstairs freezer now!Delicious Homemade Bread
  10. Take a few road trips and visit family and friends on the east coast that we will not see so often once we make a move to the west coast. We came up with a list of three people that we would like to visit while we’re still living on the east coast. Now to take a hard look at the calendar and plan these trips. Recently contacted our friends in North Carolina and an aunt in upstate New York. I foresee a road trip in our future!goal setting

 

So we’re now into April and I’m continuing to think about my goals every week. I think having them on paper and reviewing them each week is really helpful! This might be the first year I actually complete the majority, if not all, of my goals!

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My first goal was to update my goal list each week.  I have to say having a post on goal setting has helped me to stay focused on what goals I want to accomplish this year.

The biggest drawback is to remind myself that I have the whole year to work on accomplishing these goals. Hopefully you, my faithful readers will remember this as well and not get tired of reading about my progress! I tend to get a little stressed when I realize just how fast the year is flying by. However, I am making progress!goal-setting

 

  1. Find a new hosting site for my blog and make the site secure. Done!! So excited after all this time I finally have a secure website! Currently we are doing a little tweaking of the site behind the scenes. Next step is to work on monetizing the site.
  2. Monetize my blog.  Still on my to do list. Time to put this goal on the forefront! It would be nice to have some money coming in for a change. No progress yet on this goal.
  3. Create a cookbook! One step at a time, get the blog running smoothly, increase readership and then I’ll be working on the cookbook!
  4. Be diligent about getting 10 K steps in 5 out of 7 days each week. This past weekend we were visiting my mother-in-law in Connecticut. It was so nice to have no snow and I could actually wear sneakers while walking! Managed to have two good days of walking! Such fun to see the signs of spring!goal setting
  5. As we continue to prepare for an eventual house sale continue to de-clutter. Get rid of at least 250 items from the house this year!  This week I continued working on decluttering my sewing supplies. Managed to pull a few old patterns out which I will try to sell on eBay! Also pulled things out of the pantry as well as two pairs of boots I no longer wear and have seen better days! A total of 12 items out the door! 188 items to go!goal setting
  6. Read more  25 books this year! Managed to get two books read this week! Call The Midwives (book 1) was the book series that the PBS show was based on. If you loved the show you will love the book. I really enjoyed it as it went into a lot more of the history of the times. The Life We Bury was a quick read. Started as a good story and ended up as a thriller and I just couldn’t put it down! Still keeping track of the books I’ve read on Good Reads, what a wonderful app. I can keep track of all the books I have read, the books I want to read and the books I am reading. I listed on the app that I want to read 25 books this year, 16 to go! Beginning to think my goal here should have been a few more books!goal setting
  7. Have a consistent meal plan each week and prepare ahead! Stopped at the grocery store on our way home last night from Connecticut. Meals planned for the week ahead. Notice all the vegetables, we’re making healthy choices! I have my meal plan in a plastic binder so I can re-use it each week. Using a dry erase pen which can easily be wiped off each week!goal setting
  8. Finish 4 2 knitting projects. Second project finished! With the driving time to Connecticut and back I finally finished my infinity scarf! Now to figure out my third project!!goal setting
  9. Clean out our freezer. Such progress! Brought a loaf of banana bread and the last of the cinnamon buns to Connecticut with us! Thinking I might be able to have a totally empty freezer before too long. This is a second fridge we have in our basement in case you’re wondering. We do have another refrigerator/freeze in our kitchen!goal setting
  10. Take a few road trips and visit family and friends on the east coast that we will not see so often once we make a move to the west coast. We came up with a list of three people that we would like to visit while we’re still living on the east coast. Now to take a hard look at the calendar and plan these trips. Recently contacted our friends in North Carolina. I foresee a road trip in our future!

 

So we’re now into April and I’m continuing to think about my goals every week. I think having them on paper and reviewing them each week is really helpful! This might be the first year I actually complete the majority, if not all, of my goals!

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My first goal was to update my goal list each week.  I have to say having a post on goal setting has helped me to stay focused on what goals I want to accomplish this year.

The biggest drawback is to remind myself that I have the whole year to work on accomplishing these goals. Hopefully you, my faithful readers will remember this as well and not get tired of reading about my progress! I tend to get a little stressed when I realize just how fast the year is flying by. However, I am making progress!goal-setting 10

 

  1. Find a new hosting site for my blog and make the site secure. Done!! So excited after all this time I finally have a secure website! Currently we are doing a little tweaking of the site behind the scenes. Next step is to work on monetizing the site.
  2. Monetize my blog.  Still on my to do list. Time to put this goal on the forefront! It would be nice to have some money coming in instead of going out. No progress yet on this goal.
  3. Create a cookbook! One step at a time, get the blog running smoothly, increase readership and then I’ll be working on the cookbook!
  4. Be diligent about getting 10 K steps in 5 out of 7 days each week. For the last ten days we have been in Colorado on a business trip. Part of the time there was taking part in movement classes. Didn’t get 10K steps in but I did work out while there. Arrived home to find that a lot of our snow has melted and the roads are very muddy. It won’t be long before I’ll be able to get out walking on a more consistent basis.
  5. As we continue to prepare for an eventual house sale we continue to de-clutter. Get rid of at least 250 items from the house this year!  200 items to go! This week I attacked my sewing supplies. I inherited many sewing items from my husband’s grandmother and from my mother. I tend to hang on to everything thinking I might be able to use it someday. Now that I think of having to move everything I am being little more discerning. I also have a book to go to the library!goal setting
  6. Read more  25 books this year! A nice thing about being away is that I tend to read more! I had four hours on the plane and then any downtime during the week I would read. Managed to finish two books last week. My favorite was Beneath a Scarlet Sky. Takes place in Italy during WW II and is based on a true story. Good read and could not put it down! The second book I finished was The Girl On The Train. This is a psychological thriller and a real page turner! Still keeping track of the books I’ve read on Good Reads, what a wonderful app. I can keep track of all the books I have read, the books I want to read and the books I am reading. I listed on the app that I want to read 25 books this year, 18 to go! Beginning to think my goal here should have been a few more books!goal setting
  7. Have a consistent meal plan each week and prepare ahead! Home again and back to our daily routine which includes meal planning. Trying to eat light and make healthy choices! Meals this week included this delicious Baked Egg with Roasted Vegetables!goal-setting
  8. Finish 4 3 knitting projects.  First project completed, second project started. I mentioned that I had my knitting with me while we were away. Managed to get the scarf almost finished! Still a little ways to go.goal setting
  9. Clean out our freezer. Our freezer is actually beginning to look quite empty. We have used up all the soup I had frozen. Still need to eat the last of the cinnamon rolls! Notice the pizza sauce standing upright in baggies? I think we have some homemade pizza in our future!goal setting
  10. Take a few road trips and visit family and friends on the east coast that we will not see so often once we make a move to the west coast. We came up with a list of three people that we would like to visit while we’re still living on the east coast. Now to take a hard look at the calendar and plan these trips. Contacted our friends in North Carolina this week. I foresee a road trip in our future!

 

So we’re now into April and I’m continuing to think about my goals every week. I think having them on paper and reviewing them each week is really helpful! This might be the first year I actually complete the majority if not all of my goals!

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My first goal was to update my goal list each week.  I have to say having a post on goal setting has helped me to stay focused on what goals I want to accomplish this year.

The biggest drawback is to remind myself that I have the whole year to work on accomplishing these goals. Hopefully you, my faithful readers will remember this as well and not get tired of reading about my progress!goal-setting 9

 

  1. Find a new hosting site for my blog and make the site secure. Done!! So excited after all this time I finally have a secure website! Now to work on monetizing the site.
  2. Monetize my blog.  Still on my to do list. Time to put this goal on the forefront! Be nice to have some money coming in for a change. No progress yet on this goal.
  3. Create a cookbook! One step at a time, get the blog running smoothly, increase readership and then I’ll be working on the cookbook!
  4. Be diligent about getting 10 K steps in 5 out of 7 days each week. This week has been a little different as we have been in Colorado on a business trip. No exercise program this week but we have been attending workout classes. Home soon and back to our everyday routine and hoping the snow melts soon we can get back to walking! We did have fun walking around Carbondale, Colorado!goal setting
  5. As we continue to prepare for an eventual house sale continue to de-clutter. Get rid of at least 250 items from the house this year!  209items to go! No decluttering taking place this week!
  6. Read more  25 books this year! Manages to get a book read this week! Read Before The Fall which is a great thriller. The book starts with a plane crash and the rest of the book is trying to figure out what happened. Maybe not the best book to be reading while you are flying, I couldn’t put it down. 20 books to go!
  7. Have a consistent meal plan each week and prepare ahead! A week away from meal routine is nice. Trying to make good choices!
  8. Finish 4 3 knitting projects.  First project completed, second project started. Or maybe I should say third project as I do have the mini sweater ornaments in the works. Decided to bring my knitting with me and got a lot of knitting on our drive to Boston. I then decided not to bring the knitting on the plane. Expect to be finished with it soon!goal setting
  9. Clean out our freezer. As soon as we get home we’ll be finishing up the prepared meals I left for us to enjoy when we get home!
  10. Take a few road trips and visit family and friends on the east coast that we will not see so often once we make a move to the west coast. We came up with a list of three people that we would like to visit while we’re still living on the east coast. Now to take a hard look at the calendar and plan these trips. Probably won’t happen until April at the earliest. This week we have been on a business trip to Colorado. Been working a little business with visiting some dear friends. Have to say it sure is a beautiful state! I’ve been enjoying the scenery while I work!goal setting

 

So we’re now into March and I’m continuing to think about my goals every week. I think having them on paper and reviewing them each week is really helpful! This might be the first year I actually complete the majority if not all of my goals!

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My first goal was to update my goal list each week.  I have to say having a post on goal setting has helped me to stay focused on what goals I want to accomplish this year.

The biggest drawback is to remind myself that I have the whole year to work on accomplishing these goals. Hopefully you, my faithful readers will remember this as well and not get tired of reading about my progress!goal-setting 7

 

  1. Find a new hosting site for my blog and make the site secure. Done!! So excited after all this time I finally have a secure website! Now to work on monetizing the site.
  2. Monetize my blog.  Still on my to do list. Time to put this goal on the forefront! Be nice to have some money coming in for a change. No progress yet on this goal.
  3. Create a cookbook! One step at a time, get the blog running smoothly, increase readership and then I’ll be working on the cookbook! I’ve done one cookbook in the past but it was for a family Christmas gift. I’ve also had numerous recipes published in the Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks but this will be my first very own cookbook!goal setting
  4. Be diligent about getting 10 K steps in 5 out of 7 days each week. My husband and I continue to work out 5 days out of 7 using our online program! Our weather has been crazy, nice weather followed by a snow storm. I think we have gotten more snow since March 1st than we got all winter! We did get a nice snow shoe in this weekend! We snow shoed for over two hours in deep snow and finally got 10k steps!! Maybe I should start with getting 10K steps for one day out of seven! It was a beautiful snow shoe and so much snow!goal setting
  5. As we continue to prepare for an eventual house sale continue to de-clutter. Get rid of at least 250 items from the house this year! Went through the hall closet this week and pulled our a few jackets and coats. Then my husband went through his clothes and pulled out some shirts that he hasn’t worn in ages!  Thirteen more items out and 209 items to go!goal setting
  6. Read more  25 books this year! Last week I mentioned connecting with family on Good Reads, what a wonderful app. I can keep track of all the books I have read, the books I want to read and the books I am reading. I listed on the app that I want to read 25 books this year, 23 to go! Finished The Book Thief this week, different writing style but a very good read!goal setting
  7. Have a consistent meal plan each week and prepare ahead! Nice to be back on track with meal planning. Trying to keep the balance of having a few things in the freezer and not letting anything go to waste.
  8. Finish 4 3 knitting projects.  First project completed, second project started. Or maybe I should say third project as I do have the mini sweater ornaments in the works. The infinity scarf I started last week I  stopped and started another one with thicker yarn. Making progress and will hopefully finish it soon!goal setting
  9. Clean out our freezer. Used up the soup I froze last week and made a delicious strawberry rhubarb pie for a dinner we had with friends. Nice to use up some of last year’s rhubarb, before I know it I’ll be harvesting again!goal setting
  10. Take a few road trips and visit family and friends on the east coast that we will not see so often once we make a move to the west coast. We came up with a list of three people that we would like to visit while we’re still living on the east coast. Now to take a hard look at the calendar and plan these trips. Probably won’t happen until April at the earliest. This week we are packing our bags for a business trip to Colorado!

 

So we’re now into March and I’m continuing to think about my goals every week. I think having them on paper and reviewing them each week is really helpful! This might be the first year I actually complete the majority if not all of my goals!

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My first goal was to update my goal list each week.  I have to say having an ongoing post on goal setting has helped me to stay focused on what goals I want to accomplish this year.

The biggest drawback is to remind myself that I have the whole year to work on accomplishing these goals. Hopefully you, my faithful readers will remember this as well and not get tired of reading about my progress!goal-setting 6

 

  1. Find a new hosting site for my blog and make the site secure. Done!! So excited after all this time I finally have a secure website! Now to work on monetizing the site.
  2. Monetize my blog.  Still on my to do list. Time to put this goal on the forefront! Be nice to have some money coming in for a change. No progress yet on this goal.
  3. Create a cookbook! One step at a time, get the blog running smoothly, increase readership and then I’ll be working on the cookbook!
  4. Be diligent about getting 10 K steps in 5 out of 7 days each week. I may not be getting my steps in but my husband and I continue to work out 5 days out of 7 using our online program! Our weather has been crazy, nice weather followed by a snow storm. Snow storms in March can be the worst as the roads are no longer frozen and when they plow it’s a muddy mess. Thankful I can get a workout in inside! I keep reminding myself that spring is coming!
  5. As we continue to prepare for an eventual house sale continue to de-clutter. Get rid of at least 250 items from the house this year! Continuing to go through our closets, managed to pull another 6 items plus the book I finished reading means 7 more items out of the house!   222 items to go!goal setting
  6. Read more  25 books this year! Last week I mentioned connecting with family on Good Reads, what a wonderful app. I can keep track of all the books I have read, the books I want to read and the books I am reading. I listed on the app that I want to read 25 books this year, 24 to go! Good to be a little more specific in my goal. Finally finished the book Under the Wide and Starry Sky. I actually ended up liking it! I also started a book recommended by my daughter The Book Thief, really enjoying it.goal setting
  7. Have a consistent meal plan each week and prepare ahead! Nice to be back on track with meal planning. Managed to make two batches of soup this week which means soup to enjoy now and another meal in the freezer. Also made some delicious Quinoa Spinach Muffins, perfect for a quick breakfast. I made enough for two breakfasts! It’s a fine line to make some meals ahead but at the same time I don’t want to fill the freezer!goal setting
  8. Finish 4 3 knitting projects.  First project completed, second project started. Or maybe I should say third project as I do have the mini sweater ornaments in the works. However I have been meaning to knit an infinity scarf for ages. Love the colors of this scarf, it is supposed to be a present but blue is my favorite color and I may end up wearing it myself!goal setting
  9. Clean out our freezer. Used up lots of fruit this week. Frozen blueberries work well in a smoothie but make it so thick!! We have friends coming for dinner next weekend and I’ll use up the last of my frozen strawberries and some frozen rhubarb and make a strawberry rhubarb pie. Little by little I’m getting there.goal setting
  10. Take a few road trips and visit family and friends on the east coast that we will not see so often once we make a move to the west coast. We came up with a list of three people that we would like to visit while we’re still living on the east coast. Now to take a hard look at the calendar and plan these trips. Probably won’t happen until April at the earliest. We will be flying to Denver on a business trip and at the same time we’ll get to visit some dear friends who moved there last year. Can’t wait!

 

So we’re now into March and I’m continuing to think about my goals every week. I think having them on paper and reviewing them each week is really helpful! This might be the first year I actually complete the majority if not all of my goals!

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