- Give my blog a makeover. Since my hubby is no longer a "wind farmer" it's time to re-name this blog! I'd love to have a tab to click on to buy my jewelry, too! Hopefully I can figure this out.
- Drink more water. I should have learned my lesson when I got too dehydrated this summer, but nope. Anyone who has ever spent a day with me probably knows I am horrible about drinking eight glasses of anything in a day. I don't even finish a full beverage with a meal. So, I'm hoping that by the end of the year I'll be able to guzzle down 8 glasses of water a day. This is truly a challenge.
- Read 10 books. Ten books that I already own, to be more specific. I counted the other day, and there are 37 books on my book shelf that I have never cracked open. That's a little ridiculous.
- Get caught up on Parker's baby book. When I packed all of our stuff up from our Colorado house I thought, "I'll be unpacking in a month and I can catch up on his baby book then." Well, we all know how that turned out. Six months later I finally unpacked the box with his baby book; and still haven't got caught up on it. This needs to be addressed, pronto!
- Have a tan. I mean a real, honest-to-goodness, I've-been-at-the-beach-all-day, kind of tan! Not the, I-just-got-sprayed/laid-in-a-bed/rubbed-orange-lotion-all-over-me kind of tan. Granted, this will probably take all summer to achieve because I'm a big believer in sun-screen (yes, you can still get a tan wearing sun screen; it just takes longer).
- Take Parker on a fun outing every other month. Not only do I feel like my little guy misses out on social interaction with other toddlers, I also feel bad that we live in such a remote area and he doesn't get to experience very many things. I figure a special trip every other month can make up for it, even if it just means driving an hour to play with a friend.
- To only eat out 75 times the entire year. Yup. Re-read it and let that soak in. Considering our family eats approximately 1,095 meals a year, I have a feeling this is going to be pretty hard. But, I'm going to attempt it nevertheless. I've already added a little running tally to the top right of my blog so you can keep track of how often we eat out, along with *gulp* how much money we spend doing so.
- Refurbish Parker's rocking chair. This is pretty self-explanatory. I have everything I need to do it, I just need to make myself actually get the job done.
- Personalize my home-office space. Our new home doesn't have a room I can designate for a home office, so when we remodeled our kitchen we added a built-in desk. I have a vision in my mind as to how I want it to look. And, since it's in the heart of our home, I also want it to match the "beach" theme I want our house to have. Lets see if I can make it work!
- Learn how to make fork jewelry. I know this was on last year's list, but I never really had the time to give this hobby a go. I can't tell ya'll how desperately I want a fork ring just like this.
- Learn how to crack an egg with one hand. Because that would make me feel like a complete culinary bad a$$.
- Exercise at least four times a week. Granted, I'm not going to be hitting up the gym, but I do have this awesome inspiration I found via pinterest.
- Contribute to our family financially. This means make my family some money, and not cost us some money like I did last year. Hopefully real estate in this sleepy lake town will start hopping real soon, if not, I'm gonna have to figure something else out. Any ideas?
- Find a church to attend regularly. Preferably one that my husband
won't gripe aboutwould attend with me.
- Take a wild guess. If you've been reading this blog for the past few years, you probably have a small idea as to what this is. I just know this is the year I'll accomplish this goal!
- Write a will. I think Greg and I have learned the hard way that a will is a very important document for a parent to have. I think this would just be a responsible thing for us to do.
- Open a Savings Account for Parker. Sometimes Parker receives money from various family members and I like to put it aside for him to use when he's older. It only makes sense to protect this money in a savings account.
- Go to a concert. Greg and I love going to concerts but we haven't been to one in years. I'm hoping we can go to a concert that we will both mutually enjoy, and not my husbands beloved Jason Boland *gag*.
- Begin working on my Brokers license. I really think that this is a goal that most Realtors hope to achieve. I would like to start doing my classes this year.
- Become active in the community. I don't really know how I'm going to do this yet, but I keep having an urge to give back in some way. Plus, it will be a good way to meet people!
- Learn CPR. Way back when we owned a home that came with a swimming pool I thought it would be in my best interest to learn how to do CPR. But, I procrastinated and never learned. I also have this weird theory that all parents should know how to do CPR. Am I one of those parents myself? No. Which means I'm a pretty big hypocrite. I don't necessarily care about being "certified", just as long as I would know how to do it in case of an emergency.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Here it is: another year, another batch of goals!