I’ve had a great start to 2017 and my New Year’s Goals. I’ve posted goal charts above my desk and placed some supplies I’ll need nearby, so I hope the daily reminders will keep me focused! The real test will come as life gets busy with family commitments, church activities, and my daughter’s school schedule. Lord willing, I’ll stay on track, or at least get back on track if I get derailed.
But before I could start on my goals for 2017 I had to tie up some loose ends from 2016, including putting away the Christmas decorations and setting the house in order. That was trickier this year since I’m obviously not as familiar with the best places to store things in our new home as I was with our previous residence, where we spent 13 years. The clean-up was also delayed by traveling to see family and hosting family & friends. We had such a lovely Christmas in our new home that it was kind of hard to say good-bye to the beautiful tree by the fireplace and the lighted village in the bow window, but the memories are with us even though the trappings are packed safely away for next Christmas.
My first goal for 2017 is to $ta$h $ome Ca$h! Jay & I have had savings and retirement plans for years, but the move created an understandable amount of upheaval and I feel that I lost some of my discipline in the process. Building an extra Ca$h $ta$h will force me to keep a closer eye on our budget and how I’m managing our household. (Read more about it here.)
My second goal for 2017 is to Be a Knit-Wit. I’m a slow, impatient knitter who can start a project, then drop it for months or years. As part of regaining some discipline, I wanted to finish the pair of slippers I began a few weeks ago and then complete a couple more knitting projects during 2017. The slippers are on my feet as I type and the first new project of the year is half way done! (Read more about it here.)
If you follow me on Facebook then you know we had some snow this week. It wasn’t anything much to worry about, but it certainly got cold today! With zero temptation to be unnecessarily out and about, I completed a couple of kitchen projects that I had on my list.
My first kitchen project was to make a double batch of homemade granola. (The link to the recipe is in this post.)
My second kitchen project was to make a double batch of “Chocolate Waterfall” hot cocoa mix. This cocoa tastes just as good as the stuff from the fancy-pants coffee shops but is far less expensive and doesn’t require me to leave the house on a snowy day to get some! (The recipe is here.)
I wanted to make some soap, but I decided to try upcycled molds for this batch, and I need to collect a few more. (Read about making soap here.)
So my 2017 is off to a great start! How about yours? What did you accomplish this week?
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