A recap on how my December goals have progressed:
Make homemade soup (I don’t know why this appeals to me, I hate to cook. And after the first attempt, I will probably be over my desire for homemade soup…)—Does it count if Husband made the soup? It was delicious! I can’t wait for another batch =)
Wrap gifts early (I’m usually pretty good at this, but I still put it on the list, because I know how some years go…but I want to be able to enjoy the look of presents under the tree BEFORE Christmas Day when they all go away)—Check!
Research the 12 Days of Christmas (Husband and I are considering adding this to our repertoire of traditions)—I mostly did this, but more research will come next year…
Finish sewing curtains (I have several curtains that were purchased frugally, but have no backing to provide a layer of insulation in the winter, so I’m adding it myself.)—Half way done, I finished 2 out of 4.
Make a gingerbread house (a new tradition Husband and I began the first Christmas we were dating =)—Check!
Take the light rail into Norfolk to visit “the big mall” and little shops before Christmas—Check!
Make Christmas cookies! (I might have to limit this, last year I made far too many for us to eat, I had too many to even give away!)—Check! And I even limited myself to ONE kind of cookie, much more apropos =)
Take time to relax, read, and just enjoy (Reading list: Little Women and Miracle on 34th Street, which was a delightful find from a used book store in Norfolk)—Check! And I even finished both books
Decorate carefully and joyfully—Check and check!
Streamline cleaning process on Saturdays (should it really take me 5-6 hours to clean my house?)—Made progress, but still working on this…
Finish my last graduate course well.—CHECK!!! Can you tell how glad I am that it is finished?
Attend yoga class at least once a week (it seems to be making a big difference in number of tension headaches I always get, so I’m definitely becoming a fan!)—Mostly check.
Enjoy Christmas.—Definite check!
Okay, now on to January goals, starting with a few carry-overs:
Finish sewing curtains.
Streamline cleaning process on Saturdays.
Organize Christmas items as I put them away.
Make time to play with Gidget and Fidget every night.
Hang picture frames in master bedroom (everything was taken off the walls when I painted…in September).
Find a rare warm evening to take a bike ride! (For Christmas, I bought Husband headlights and taillights for our bikes…)
Re-budget…things change, time for the budget to change too.
Visit family in the Washington DC area. (We really, really want to get out of Va Beach for a weekend!)
Officially join our church as members. (Looking forward to this one!)
Make significant progress on thesis project (I will probably need to define significant…)
Do some financial organizing (as in closing accounts, transferring funds, etc.).
License horse trailer!
Budget for England. (What, didn’t I tell you I’m going to England??)
Make time for manicures, even if I am doing them myself.
Read, and read some more. (Currently working on Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell.)