Well, part of my plan for this blog is to keep me on track! When I used to work, I was one of those people who was well organized and could accomplish anything, you know one of those can do a thousand things at once sort of gals. Now that I am married (gosh its almost been 12 yrs on Dec 31st) and have kids (4 of them)...lol Its seems as though, I can not stay organized, can not get anything done, can not remember anything, you know that CRS disease, can't remember s**t, well I have it bad!
So I have several ideas for this year that I want to do. First and foremost, I am working on myself for once. I have diabetes and it seems like its only good when I am at a higher weight, anytime I loose any amount of weight it goes way up. But, if I work really hard and get up and move more, I think I might be able to bring both my weight and diabetes in check. I also want to do it for my daughter Athena, she is a bit over weight for being a 6 yr old, so I want to do it with and for her as well.
Secondly, I want to get back to being more organized in my home and teach that to my kids as well. I have a 4500 sq ft + house with 14 rooms and a basement + back porch, there is also the shed in the garage and the back yard, that I want to tackle this year. I want to challenge myself to a budget of 150-200 a month to tackle all the main rooms of the house to do make overs, I want to do the before and after pictures and share what I have done.
I also want to start some sort of a hobby of some sort, sewing, painting or something new. I am also taking more of an interest this year in gardening. I want to start a nice garden, and dabble in some aquaponics, since we live in Iowa, it is cold here 1/3 of the year, but we have a 4 season room that we bring our plants and potted trees into in the winter months. I want to be able to have our own fruits and veggies that we can have fresh year round. I was even thinking of building a greenhouse if all goes well. I was even thinking about getting some chickens to start raising for eggs and fresh meat as well. We live in a small rural town, so I still need to check more into this one.
My hubby and I never had a honeymoon, so I want to work towards my goals this year and plan for a nice big celebration for our 15th wedding anniversary in 3 yrs, you know something nice for us as a family then maybe a getaway somewhere tropical for just us!! :)
Well now that you have an idea at least what I want to start out with this year, follow me on my journey and maybe we can learn from each other!!