2011 goals

I know I said I wasn’t going to set any kind of goals for this year, alas I am a creature of habit though and I don’t think I could let January pass without putting something down in print.

goals for my HOUSEHOLD

~ create a house of JOY (laughter, laughter, laughter needs to happen more and more in these parts)
~ create a house of MUSIC (if I spend money on 2 things this year, one will be on music)
~ create a house of ORDER (we have a couple things in the works to help hold us all accountable to our behavior and our helpfulness around the house)
~ create a house of BEAUTY (this would be the 2nd thing I would spend money on this year…look out goodwill here I come)

goals for HEALTH

~ While I am a “food inc crazy” wanna-be (you know, must be all organic, homemade, no dyes, no chemicals, heavens to betsy no HFCS, local grown, lacto-femented, etc, etc, etc) I am not. (gosh it’s hard to admit that!).
I am, although, attempting to reduce three things this year when it comes to the kitchen
1. the amount of plastic we use
2. the amount of money we spend on bread (I’m trying to be on top of baking more)
3. the amount of money we spend on breakfast and lunch (currently I’m working on the breakfast thing, with hopes of freezing up/making up a bunch of lunch stuff for us all)
~ run a 5k (this is actually a pretty laughable goal)
~ do yoga at least 2 times a week (this I love)

goals for MY SOUL
~ my husband and I are going to try to do this Colossians memorization thing
~ we want our children to memorize: the Lord’s prayer, the Apostle’s Creed and the 10 commandments
~ our church put out a Scripture reading plan and so far I’ve done three days (yeah for me!)
~ create, create, create
~ be with my children more and just honestly, be in life more

2 Replies to “2011 goals”

  1. yeah!!! glad to connect to this blog. i knew you said you were staring it but I hadn’t seen it yet.
    I want to do another 5K so do one with me, you know I love doing yoga with me so let’s go to some R nights together, and the food thing I would love some of your recipes that you create. let’s help each other out sister…
    oh yeah, and i love your heart…glad to journey with you.

  2. Love these goals, Daisy!

    My favorites are the music and beauty one, the 5k one, and the laughter one!

    So, on the beauty one…I have been doing this for about 6 months and love it. I buy flowers for our family and put them in a vase in our living room. I limit myself to the $5.00 bouquet selection bundle at Wal-mart for economic reasons. I cannot tell you how much joy they have brought me and how much the boys talk about how pretty they are. And, when people come over, they ask what was the occasion for the flowers. It feels great to say, “Just because!” I talk to the boys about ways to make a home pleasant and ways to show love to their potential wife should either of them marry. I tell them that a lady loves flowers more often than not. It has become a fun part of grocery time with all 3 of us deciding on which bundle to buy for our home. Hint: Although, I have never liked carnations, they last FOREVER!!!! When I say forever, I mean like a good 3 weeks.

    Enjoy your new goals. Relish in the successes and smile each step toward their accomplishments you make!

    Love,
    .mac 🙂

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