2007! Any goals for the new year??

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by cast iron, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. cast iron

    cast iron Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    Western WA
    2007 is almost here, do you have any new years goals or resolutions?

    Spiritual resolutions
    Homestead stuff

    A few of mine...

    - Remodel main bathroom
    - Finish cutting the firewood early enough that it actually has time to properly season
    - Complete will, power of attorney, and medical power of something (forget what that's called)
    - Reduce the amount of times we go out to eat
    - Figure out some sane system to this canning business. We seem to always be out of balance - way too much of one thing, not enough of another etc
    - Try some new types of food. I tend to be stick in the mud on this and get easily burned out eating the same thing all the time.

    How about you?
  2. TnMtngirl

    TnMtngirl Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jun 30, 2002
    upper east tn
    Plan to start excerising,even if it hurts.
    Build another room on the house.(spring & summer project)
    Spend less.
    Larger garden
    Can more beans!
    Declutter entire place,starting in kitchen. :lookout:

  3. ginnie5

    ginnie5 wife,mom,taxi driver,cook Supporter

    Jul 15, 2003
    Near Charlotte NC
    exercise and take off 20 lbs
    have a better garden this year and can more
    get more tractors built and get more chickens
    prepare for turkeys as soon as I talk dh into it :)
  4. Melissa

    Melissa member

    Apr 15, 2002
    SE Ohio
    I think I'll just recycle last year's. They're still around here somewhere...
  5. cast iron

    cast iron Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    Western WA
    Yeah, I have a few of those as well. :(
  6. manygoatsnmore

    manygoatsnmore Well-Known Member Supporter

    Feb 12, 2005
    SW WA
    Yeah, me too. My goals tend to be ongoing, but every year I try to fine-tune them and make a little more progress. I took some time after Christmas to write them out (goals, sub-goals, steps to get them done)...I talk a good goal game. Now I just have to make myself DO it.

    Working on my procrastination is on the list, losing the weight I gained back, plus a few more pounds, getting more exercise, yadda, yadda, blah, blah, blah! I have a long list of gardening goals, things I want to accomplish with our goat herd, and finishing the household/outbuilding contents inventory that has been in progress forever.
  7. Trixie

    Trixie Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2006
    Yes, I too, will 'ditto' some - like

    Lose weight
    Exercise More
    Be more thrifty

    There are some new ones I have set for myself -

    I am going to be more patient. Sometimes I get really angry with myself because I don't have much patience sometimes. So, I am going to try to quit sweating the small things. Sometimes I am downright rude to telemarketers, etc. and I don't like that about myself. It took me many years to be able to speak up - now I am kinda going overboard, so that is one of my things I am going to try.

    Also, I am thinking seriously about taking a vacation from TV - especially the news. My family always was turned into the news and political goings on and it was a big part of our family discussions - and I have been also. It seems, however, that all I do is worry and feel so very helpless and frustrated. So, I think I will try to take a break.

    To divest myself of a lot of the 'stuff' I have. It not only is burden to me now, but it is downright mean of me to leave all this for my kids to sort through - so little by little, I am either going to make those quilts, read those books - or find new homes for them.
  8. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

    Jun 16, 2002
    South Central Kansas
    I indeed have a few goals to fulfill during the coming year.

    Starting January 1, 2007 I will start a weight loss program and lose 25 pounds before January 1, 2008. Most of the loss will come from increased activity instead of diet.

    2007 Move to my farm and get out of the irritating noisy city.

    2007 Once again attempt to find the ambition to grow a market garden, preserve for myself and others that I care about.

    2007 Refurbish at least two or three old vehicles.

    2007 Design and build my version of a garden tractor, whether it be designed after the old Allis Chalmers G, a Saulkville, a Tuff-bilt, a Bolens Ridemaster, or a David Bradley Tri Trac or a combination of all or none of them.

    What better way to celebrate my 60th year of life than to fulfill the above goals? Wish me luck and give me encouragement throughout the year.
  9. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Well-Known Member Supporter

    Apr 6, 2004
    -control my spending habits
    -get organized and stay that way--right now, the car, house, yard, are all in some sort of disarray.........
    -work less at the job--I have cut my hours fromm 55+ to 39hrs per week and spend more at home cooking,cleaning, doing laundry and at the farm
    -work at taking care of what we have and aquire less junk
    -work at liking my inlaws again--it seems to have 'snowballed' to the point I can't stand to be in the same house w/ them and I really don't like my actions or theirs!!
  10. mtman

    mtman Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    started setting posts for a 7 or 8 acer hay feild then get started on the green house
  11. farmmaid

    farmmaid Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jan 12, 2003
    New York
    Oh ya, where to begin...

    1- 10lbs gone, 20 more to part with
    2- Get every box unpacked from our move and part with ALL the stuff we
    have left after down sizing. We are really lucky, weekly auction 6 mls
    down the road, sell as I unpack!
    3- Tidy up the 6 beautiful acres at our lower farm. Mow hedge rows, clean
    out the greenhouse and tighted the fence. New sign for the farm too.
    4- Find the aspargus bed, mulch with landscaping cloth between the rasp-
    berries, blueberries and blackberries.
    5- We try to add 2 new things to the farm every year. This year is grapes
    and the arbor.
    6- Because of our move I have not ridden my lovely mare much. 2007 is
    going to find us out and about.
    7- I have met new people and want to cultivate new friendships on a per-
    sonal level not business level.
    8- Daily time for Joan
    9- Go with the seasons more, hard to explain. Enjoy each season and harvest
    what each season has to offer both physically and emotionally.

    I have made this list very doable. I have FINALLY learned not to get over
    loaded with expectations and then when not all completed, get upset.

    Wishing you all a healthy, happy new year. May you be blessed with riches
    within your family and within yourself...Joan
  12. okgoatgal2

    okgoatgal2 Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2002
    i'm hoping to lose the rest of my excess weight. but i'll settle for loss of any sort.
    i'm hoping to run a 5k or two this year.
    stick to the budget we are working on drawing up-i'd like to pay off the credit card this year
    roll the credit card payment onto the car payment, then the truck payment, then the house payment (but that's probly 2008)
    be more patient and loving
    get a garden. garden.
    make the livestock more efficient.
  13. WhiteChristmas

    WhiteChristmas Super Mom and College Kid

    Dec 12, 2006
    1. start a savings account. I don't have one and never had.
    4. build a navjo{sp} loom and get some wool from somewhere and make that rug I want some badly.
    3. get my driver's license. and a small car.
    2. spend more time with my kids.
    5. find a lot in a trailor park with a pets rule.

  14. gardenmom

    gardenmom Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    I am starting a class to become a certified Master Gardener in Jan.
    I will also be taking a quilting class
    Expand the herb garden
    Plant bigger vegetable garden and can LOTS more
    There are a lot of other things I would like to include, but I'm realistic enough to know I probably won't be able to get them all done.
    Oh, well.
  15. the mama

    the mama loves all critters Supporter

    Mar 1, 2006
    Union Co ,Florida
    #1 get rid of excess stuff.
    #2 try to move.
    #3 Please Dear God let this be the year I finally receive my SS disability.