Monday, March 14, 2011

Resolutions Check In Time!

1. I will run a 5K.(It's in April, perhaps I'll do more after the April run.) I got new running shoes and am walking and running more. Am I ready for the 5K in April? Nope, but I'll do it anyway. It won't kill me.

2. I will finish my parent's quilt, Aiden's quilt, Hannah's quilt, and Sean's quilt. (The last three are baby quilts, they should not take a ton of time. I just need to finish them!) Aiden's quilt is done! I started another quilt for my co-workers daughter. That gets bumped ahead of the others since it's a graduation gift.

3. I will make crafts/sewing projects using up-cycled materials and fabric I already have in my massive stash. I made a cute dress for Bean out of a t-shirt. I made the monkey skirt. I made baby doll clothing. I think I am off to a great start on this one!

4. I will make and stick to a household budget. This has been tricky, since Philip is now in Minnesota and I am here with the girls. We sort of have two households... I am trying.

5. I will pay down debt. Again, tricky with moving coming up. The pay down debt money ended up going to the "Finish the bathroom so we can sell the house" fund. We'll get back on track. Especially after we move back to Minnesota.

6. I will read at least 1 book a month. I have read Freedom, Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, and Patty Jane's House of Curl. (I still need to review Cinderella Ate My Daughter, which was great.)

7. I will go on "date" nights with my husband at least every other month. (Thanks to babysitting exchanges with friends.) Read above - husband is in Minnesota. I am in North Carolina. No hot dates until June.

8. I will learn how to knit or crochet. I have knit one washcloth. It took a really really long time. I will work on more projects later.

9. I will cook more healthy meals for my family. I've made some yummy food. I try... it's hard with Philip in Minnesota. I resort to nuggets too often.

10. I will LOVE my time with my family. This has been a test since without Philip I rarely get a break, other than work. (Where I am taking care of other people's kids.) I am working on it. We've had some grand adventures. We've had grand days. We've had days that I would like to do over.


  1. I like your check-in post. I have a lot of the same goals, especially the one about using your fabric stash for projects. I have a start on this and have a couple easy gift patterns that use smaller pieces, so I'm hoping to make a bunch of Xmas gifts with them throughout the year. I also have a lot of started projects that need to be finished. We will see how that goes! Hopefully I'll have a project to post soon!

  2. Alyssa - Oh fun! I can't wait to see your christmas projects! I always have really grand plans of starting Christmas project in the summer. Normally it does not work out. Perhaps this year it will! :)

  3. That's all really good since it's March! You're on track!!