I meant to stop by sooner and wish everyone health and happiness in the new year but the gods of internet connections had other plans. So please accept a belated happy new year wish from me and many, many thanks for stopping by my blog this year and being such a swell bunch of online pals!
So…the new year. We don’t make resolutions around here because that word scares me, but we do make goals for the year. A
Following "be patient" are all the usual suspects: drink more water, lose 10 lbs, think up more creative bowling names, learn to knit, blah blah blah. But here are some other, fun-ish ones that I’m excited about:
:: Wake up 1 hour before kids get up [ok, it’s not fun but it’s a follow-up item to last year’s “No TV.” I’m not a sadist, just need more me time. And I’ve already blown this one by sleeping until noon on New Year’s day]
:: Make our own soap
:: Improve photography skills
:: Homeschool for 1 year, then re-evaluate
:: Less big box store shopping [we’ve already cut this down a ton but “No big box store shopping” sounded unrealistic as I couldn’t come up with a viable solution for buying our socks & underpants. But avoiding the cutesy woodland creature decorations at Target? That I can do]
:: Take kids yurting
:: Do more canning/bulk buying/freezing/preserving
:: Write down usernames/passwords [OK this one is lame but I’m embarrassed to admit how much time I spend trying to remember this tedious but vital-to-my-blog-existence information when I’m automatically logged out of bloglines]
:: Eat 100% local produce throughout farmer’s market season (and anything else we can eat local without driving ourselves batty)
But first and foremost: to have a happy, healthy, and productive year and I wish you all the same!