Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Last years goals for 2011 - and where it all ended by the close of the year.

• Tile in the kitchen back splash
• Paint the kitchen (OK, these have to go in order – tile first – THEN paint)
**DONE - doing a happy dance - painted on New Years eve, but DONE!
• Master bathroom
• Paint the ceiling with the new ceiling paint I just purchased
• Paint the walls to match the brown in the potty room.  
**DONE on all accounts!!
• Have the living room painted (by someone else)
• I would LOVE to get some crown molding put up at the same time….
**not done....
• Trees:
**DONE, however no happy dance here as the drought and lack of water took care of this goal and it will have to be revisited in the future....
• Call the dentist… I need to have a tooth worked on
• Install screen door
**DONE - Thanks to Butch!
• Paint the front door frame
• Sprinklers:
**Not Done

THAT is a LOT of green... I feel good about last year.  Goals were met...
What are my GOALS for 2012?
OK, in writing again!!
  • Back door needs to be fixed near the garage - fix it and then have it vinyl clad to avoid future rot!
  • Sprinklers - yes, we HAVE to add this back on there
    • Revisit tree solution - as sickening as that is to say
    • plant flower beds to the north side of the pool
  • Transfer the lovely Wisteria vine dad has for me to my arbor THIS spring.. just before the thaw and the roots start growing...
  • get the rest of the house organized with the group
    • get the craft room up to snuff (scary statement)
Bigger goals that really will get done in time, is travel more - stretch my legs in different directions a bit.  That one is a personal goal.  I am taking Liz to Italy and for the first time ever I am scared to travel abroad.  It has been way too long and my adventure level is really lagging with age.  I used to be easy going, jump on a plane, figure it out when I get there... now?  Scared spit-less - time to break out of the comfort zone and get back out there... time to travel and see the world.

First up - Leslie in UAE.  I can NOT wait!!!!
I'm excited to share this with Leslie as she's a kindred free spirit.   I can't wait to see a part of the world I have never experienced before.  I'm excited that when I go for the gusto I won't break tradition and seek out the furthest place on EARTH I could go to start my travels again ;)  First time I traveled outside of the states ever, I went to Australia - why break tradition?

So there you have it...What are your goals for this year?

It's a few days into the new year and what have *I* been up to?

Lot's - I joined a de-cluttering group and started on the "to do" list for this week.  All in the kitchen.  I skipped around a bit, but the list was:
Sunday, 1 January: Think about who you want to be in this coming year. 
  • how about just sane??
Monday, 2 January: Set up a donation station.
  • it's called my garage and I tote it to the thrift store when I can!)
Tuesday, 3 January: De-clutter the top of your kitchen cabinets and dust.
  • I don't have this - they go to the ceiling
Wednesday, 4 January: Declutter the top shelf of ONE of your kitchen cabinets.
  • OK, I started here - in my spice cabinet... so I went ahead with tomorrows goal too!
Thursday, 5 January: Go through your spices and discard expired and old ones.
  • Done - oldest one found was 2001 - not bad since McCormick came out with a website a few years back to tell you the age of your spices based on the address... some of mine were 10 years - yes, YEARS old at that time.  Not much better this time, but in my defense they were just peppercorns!
Friday, 6 January: Put all of your canned goods together in one place.
  • wouldn't you know it I just bought a can organizer just before Christmas, so this is done too :)  Yeah me!!
Saturday, 7 January: Go through your freezer to let go of old, freezer burned food.

this one will be my challenge, I have already gone to WalMart and picked up freezer baskets to assist in this effort... I'm going to need all the help I can get to put the BIG freezer in order!!  It will have to be by year of fish, then type of fish... fun, fun, fun.  NOT!  Wish me luck!!

So instead of doing THAT tonight, what am I doing?  Playing on the computer, surfing sights and finding cute vinyl to cut for the house...

should have done this one on a MUCH bigger scale, but I did plan it for a different wall, but was shot down :o(