My 22 Goals for 2019

My 22 Goals for 2019

Goal #1 — Spend More Time Doing What I Love

I just checked the forecast for this coming week and with the exception of one day, the temps will be in the lower 70’s to upper 60’s. And of course you know what that means, right? Black long sleeved tees and a zip up puffy coat in the mornings…. Weeeeeee. I love this time of year and I am looking forward going to bed earlier and to spending a little more time with the puggle princess snuggled up on the couch.

Goal #2 — Garden, Garden, Garden

Currently harvesting:
Tomatoes, Tomatoes Tomatoes Eggplant Zucchini Peppers Blueberries Sunflowers, Herbs and I should probably check on the carrots
Goal #3 — Plant an Orchard {Calling it Quits on this one for this year.}

Goal #4 — Gussy Up the Potting Shed Done!

Goal #5 — Grow Enough Extra Vegetables, Eggs and Flowers to Earn $1500 at my little roadside vegetable stand.

This summer hasn’t gone as exactly {or even remotely} close to how I had planned it to work out. Back during the depths of winter when I sat down and mapped out my goals in December of 2018, I truly thought I’d have oodles of time to dedicate to growing vegetables this summer.

But life has a way of throwing you for a loop sometimes, and my attention has been needed elsewhere this summer and keeping an eye on succession planting, dealing with Mr. Peter Rabbit stealing vegetables straight out of the garden and carving out the time needed to set out the vegetable stand each morning and taking everything back in each night hasn’t been at the top of my list lately.

I’m trying not to beat myself up about it, but not reaching an intended goal is still disappointing.

But hey, there’s always next year, right?

Goal #6 — Finish Every Single Unfinished Rug Hooking Project in My Pattern Bin + 10 Things from back Issues of Magazines/Books I’ve Been Meaning to Make. 

I finally had to put the pumpkin runner I was working on aside and get to work on 2 promised special orders {a cat pillow and a turkey rug} so there will be no new treasures for the Etsy shop this week.

I started the year off with:
73 rugs in my pattern bin {now down to 37} 183 hooked flowers {finished 133, now down to 51} 10 “things” from back issues of magazines {finished 0}
Goal #7 — Create 12 New Rug Hooking Patterns {with at least half of them being large ones} DONE!

So far this year I’ve added 12 new rug hooking patterns and 13 beginner rug hooking kits to my Etsy shop.

New rug hooking patterns I’ve created and added to My Etsy Shop this year:
Tullia and Thomas Turkey Double Nantucket Whale Runner Miss Henny and Penny Miss Penny Simple Kitty Primitive Flowers 2 Fat Cats Annabell’s Big Day Old Fashioned Double Tulip Fat Brown Hen Busy Little Bee Queen Bee
Rug Hooking Kits
Busy Little Bee {in 2 different colors} Folk Art Heart Small Nantucket Whale Primitive Crow Miss Robin {in 2 different colors} Simple Kitty Primitive Flowers Sunflowers A Basket of Spring Posies Fat Brown Hen Chicky’s Garden
Goal #8 — Split and Stack 2 Cords of Wood for Next Winter 

So far we have 3 1/2 cords for this winter. I say we need more. The HH disagrees. But what do I know.

Goal #9 — Do Something with the 5,002 Photos on My Phone

Because of the babies turtles hatching, I didn’t make a dent in my photo purge this week. This photo of me and Lucy standing on a bed of cherry blossoms though…. I just can’t part with it.

Goal #10 –Lose the Muffin Top

Maybe if I just ate a few more muffins it would round things out a bit and then loosing Muffy wouldn’t matter.

Goal #11 — Run, Walk or Crawl a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon

Well, after waiting 71 days the turtle babies to finally hatch {we ended up with 8 turtles, that we know of} I suppose I can’t stall any longer and I’m going to have to find a 5K and a half marathon to walk so I can knock this goal off my list.

We kept Lucy inside during the hatching process and kept her away from the general area the next day but now there’s no excuse to get out there and get those races done.

Goal #12 — Read or Listen to 26 New Books {16 down, 10 to go}

I have An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew on my nightstand, Mr. Sunday’s Soups on my kitchen counter, On Writing and Mistress of the Ritz ready to listen to on audiobook. If anyone out there knows how to stop time for 72 hours, please let me know. I need to catch up on my sleep, get some serious hooking time in and read a few books.

Books I’ve Read or Listened to So Far This Year:
Marilla of Green Gables #1 Still my favorite The Great Alone #2 The Aviator’s Wife #3 Before We Were Yours #4 Secrets of a Charmed Life #5 Where’d You Go, Bernadette #6 Carnegie’s Maid #7 The Gown #8 The Alice Network #9 The Shape of Mercy #10 Will’s Red Coat #11 Big Little Lies #12 Bunny Mellon  {Doesn’t count because it was my second time} Walden Finder’s Keepers Delicious! Following Atticus
Goal #13 — Try 52 New Recipes.

23 down, 31 recipes to go. The HH has promised to make eggplant Parmesan today. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Goal #14 — Clean Up 52 Old Recipes on the Blog

9 down, 44 to go. I’ll get crackin’ once fall {and cooler temps} come around.

Goal #15 — Fill 100 Canning Jars 48 down, 52 to go.

Basil jelly is still on my list to make next. Followed by a new apple recipe.

So far this year I’ve I canned:
7 jars Peach Jam 7 jars of Strawberry Jam 15 jars of Carrot Cake Jam 15 jars of Spiced Pear Jam  4 jars of Almond Pears.
Goal #16 — Finish Furnishing Our House

I wasn’t able to find anything good this week, but I did score a new Kenny G Christmas CD. 😉 There were about 5 things I would have liked to have dragged home from the recycle center but Mr. Debbie Downer was there with me and gave me the eye no second hand treats for me this week.

Furniture pieces I’m still on the hunt for:
Coffee table for the family room Console, cupboard or sideboard for the one and only tv in our house which is in the family room. I could totally live without a television, but my husband says the tv stays. Long rectangular table for the craft room. Table for the formal dining room. 2 wing back chairs for the family room. I’d also like to decorate the mantel in the keeping room as well as put up some sort of decoration above the other 3 2 1 fireplaces in the house. I’m not one for a lot of things on the walls, but it would be nice to throw up a little pilgrim bling on the plaster.
Goal #17 – 52 Dates with the HH {26 down, 28 to go}

Last week we celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I guess the highlight was that we didn’t spend it at The Cracker Barrel.

Goal #18 — Take One Adult Education Class Done {I’ve taken 3!}
I’m keeping the first class I took with my neighbor top secret for now Spoon Carving Class with Heather. Mini pottery lesson {I loved it! and now I want to sign up for a full class!}
Goal #19 — Secret {for now} Holiday Project

The big reveal… Friday, September 13th, 2019.

Goal #20 — Create 12 Wowie Zowie Party Platters

4 down, 8 to go. {I’ve decided to wait and work on this goal during the fall/winter months} and honestly at this rate, it will be a party platter palooza this fall.

Goal #21 — Visit 12 General Stores

8 down 4 to go.

So far this year we’ve visited:
Chase’s Daily {I think it should count} Squam Lake Marketplace Harrisville General Store Dodge’s Store in New Boston, New Hampshire Zeb’s General Store in North Conway, New Hampshire Dan and Whit’s in Norwich, Vermont Hussey’s General Store in Windsor, Maine
Goal #22 — Compete with Carole….. Get on My Front Door Game On

And last but not least, the sunflower has been hung on the front door. I widened the center like many of you suggested {but didn’t bedazzle the center because it wouldn’t have been seen from the road}. I don’t know though…. I think the tin star looks better on the door. What do you think?

Front Door Bling I’ve Made So Far This Year to Compete with Carole:
Late January : Valentine Heart Late February : Shamrock Late March : Giant Carrot May: White wave petunia hanging basket June/July: Tin Star and Flag Bunting August : Sunflower

How about YOU? What are your goals for 2019? If you told us about them HERE, check in! We want to know how you are doing. Because seriously, it’s so much easier to get those goals checked off your list when you have people rooting for you! 🙂

Have a great Sunday everyone, I’m headed back to bed.
You can read more about my 22 goals for 2019 HERE.
Have a Great Sunday!

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