Goals I crushed in 2016-Getting Bert and Ernie into counseling - BEST BEST BEST thing EVER!!! If I failed all the other goals, this was the one to fight for tooth and nail.
-Compost pile - I have my hot hubby to thank for this!! He was willing to use some pallets and build a 2 sided bin so I could turn it over. It's pretty full from leaves right now but that usually drops down a lot in winter. Our trash can thanks us - all the food waste goes out there now. I'm guessing the creatures in the woods thank us too!
-Get rid of some baby/toddler clothes. This might be 50/50 but I'm calling it a win b/c nothing new came in. That counts, right?!
-Date nights - SUPER SUCCESSFUL! We have such a nice babysitter and we have been going very regularly. THANK YOU JESUS! It is such a blessing to have even just 2 hours to talk to DW w/o little people or the mess of the house around us.
-Trails in the woods are not made by just me, but I helped. We have a bridge system to the 1st ridge and now that it's winter we have been hiking a lot, all the way back, even over the frozen parts. We have better ideas where the lot line in and there's talk of a going w/the neighbor to map out the easement. Fun stuff - can't wait to do more!
-The house has more decoration than before, slightly random, but it's there!
Goals that went to mush in 2016-Working out, even once a week, just didn't happen, save for maybe 2 days. Literally.
-Go through bin of school papers. Well, I sort of want to count this one halfway. I kept up w/the current papers so as not to create an even bigger back log. But the bin is still in the exact same spot. Never opened, not once. This goal will go back on the 2017 list b/c I MUST get that bin out of here!!
-Covered feeding station and dust bath area for chickens. Chickens made their own dust bath area. I'd love to shore that up or make a better one. I also want to add to this one - a better water station.
-Hang up a Pippa the chicken picture on the coop.
-I had a garden, but it didn't do well. We were gone (A LOT) and deer and other woodland creatures had fun in the big part. The little part was close to the house and we ate beans, cilantro and kale from it. In the future I would love to have a bigger area fenced in...ah, don't get me started. I could garden dream for days!
-Camping w/family/friends. Sad. Didn't happen. We did tons of camping, just not w/anyone. Ok, I stand corrected. Once. And it was too short! So much fun but way too short!
-Bible study in person - I tried. I cannot keep a regular schedule these days!! And you would think day time is better, but it's not. I'll keep trying but I may go back to the online version w/strangers. I'm not going to make new friends in town that way, but which is more important? Bible study or friends? Don't answer that, I think it's too messy.
-Food prep is happening little by little. No major progress, but holding the line.
-Decent family photos did not happen. Too much advance planning. That and I was busy living life, photo taking was not always first on my mind unless we were on trips.
I tend to be hard on myself so this time I'm going to celebrate the little things that went well =) I'm looking into a new short term goal system for 2017. My next goal is to implement a new set of goals...it sounds funny, but that's how I operate! We'll see if trying something new helps kick start this year!