Things I Am Changing
One of the new things I started this year is reading through my Bible. I went to this site and split the reading in half, so I am doing the whole-Bible-in-a-year-thing in two years. This equals out to about 2 chapters a day.
Over the last couple years my 'loose' goal was to exercise 4 times a week. This turned into 3 times a week, most of the time. And then I never had a schedule as to what I would actually do when I exercised; some mornings it was aerobics, other time is was weights and when I was really lazy, it was doing the recumbent bike for
When the children were younger I was more faithful at reading books in the afternoon to them. We read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Around the World in 80 Days, Robinson Crusoe and Huguenot Garden. I want to carve out a half hour every school day where we gather in the living room and I read to them.
Things I Want To Try/Do.
Finish a knitting/crochet project
Another scarf does not count. Neither does the little crochet hook holder I am knitting; this project need to be something larger. Like an afghan, or sewing a skirt or finishing the 9 patch quilt I started 8 years ago.
Try out my grain mill
It has been sitting in our garage, collecting dust, and I have a nice bag of wheat berries sitting in the pantry. I have all the ingredients, I just need to pull the thing out and go for it.
Bake bread. Good bread
Not just dinner biscuits or cornbread; this is the hearty, wheat, sandwich and toast bread. A few of my friends bake their own bread and I love how it tastes. I need to sit down, compare all their recipes and start experimenting.
Start my summer garden from seed
This involves planning ahead which I am sometimes not good at, but I really think we could save some money if I bought a packets of seeds for $1.29 and started my plants indoors, instead of heading to Home Depot and paying $3 (!) for one tomato plant.
Read good books
I still have those books on my sidebar that I put up way back in August 2009 that I want to read; and I am adding to the list. Bleak House by Dickens, St. Augustine's Confessions, and Mr. Mulliner Stories by PG Wodehouse.
The three big things at the top I am going to do; these other goals are ones I really want to do. Keep me accountable, friends! What are your goals for 2011?