Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Resolutions

I don't normally do New Years resolutions I figure why set myself up to fail BUT this year I decided to log goals I plan to aim for as much as a reminder to myself as anything.

So this year I plan to .....

1) Keep doing weekly menus and try and do some more long term planning with batch cooking and so forth.

2) Get our finances on a more even keel and sort out proper budgets as we have been doing to much random spending and while our income is good we have slipped into bad habits.

3) Get the allotment up and running properly.. long term aim to visits regularly enough I can consider getting chickens which I will not do unless one of us is going up most days anyway.

4) Get my fitness levels up another notch.

5) Get the bikes sorted and a space to keep them that is easily accessible so we start riding again (plus a child seat and/or trailer) which indirectly should help with aims 3 and 4.

6) Learn to drive the bigger manual car.. I have a manual licence but have only driven automatics since and need to relearn how to use a clutch !

7) Declutter some more - I do think we are very slowly starting to do this but with a house full of squirrels it is hard work.. in line with 2 I want to rapidly cut down the amount we spend on storage by getting rid of things we are just not going to use particularly spare furniture and so forth.

8) Move the industrial sewing machine to the workshop so Mark can use it and I have somewhere to go and work that doesn't have outstanding housework and a hundred and one other distractions !

I think thse are the main ones. I'll add to this if I think of anything else later.

4 comments:

Ladybug Graphix said...

ugh.... resolutions! I will however, lose 40 lbs!! already down 20.... have a safe and happy new year Esther!! {{HUGS}}

Angie said...

Wow that is a long list, good luck with all that!!! I added you to my blog roll so I can come back and read how it is going!! Happy New Year!!!

dottyspots said...

Happy New Year to all of you!

Good luck with the allotment - I finally had to let ours go as there just wasn't enough hours in the day to keep up with it.

Chickens, despite my earlier reservations (I've never really been a fan of the actual bird, although I like eggs) are rather nice really. I have a few friends that keep them and as I've had time to 'get to know' the birds they've really grown on me :)

Richard said...

My Resolution is also to use the bike to travel to work, hope I manage it and you achieve some or all of yours.

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