Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Youngest grandson, Mikey, in his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles robe and slippers he got for Christmas today!  He's 5. Had a great Christmas with my kids and grandkids at my daughter's house, came home and took a nap!

Now it's time to start thinking about the new year, which 
I've actually been doing for the past month anyway.  I'm not doing new years resolutions this year, for the first time, but I am doing goals.  And some I've already started on.  Also trying to make new routines.

So, first goal is to lose 5 pounds a month.  Routine: make it a habit to exercise at least 3 days a week (I have a treadmill and weight bench in the basement - and hoping to make use of them in 2016!).  Also am going to make a new routine of making up menus every week, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and follow them!  They will be flexible enough that if I go out to breakfast or lunch, I will still be able to lose weight.  So, new routine is also to make it a lifestyle change and start eating much healthier than I do -- I'm not fond of cooking and cooking for one is not fun at all, so this will be a goal that I will really need to work at.

Another goal/routine, which I've already started and done the past few weeks, is to pick one spot that needs cleaning out and do it once a week.  I've done the cupboard in the kitchen that holds leftover plastics and cups (you know -- every time you open the cupboard door, the containers fall on your head!) - but not anymore at my house!  I've done my bathroom cabinet -- first week was just the two drawers and second week was the rest of the cabinet.  Found stuff I didn't know I had! Next week is the shelf unit in my closet that has cloth drawers in it that I stuffed with extra sheets, etc. because my linen closet barely holds the towels!  Week after that might be another shelf in that closet, or it might be something else that's bugging me!  Not making things overwhelming -- just one small area at a time.

I have quilting goals too. And for 2016 it's not just going to be quilts for the homeless and for kids.  I want to spend some time on my own projects.  I want to finish some ufo's, but I'm not going to put a number to how many - just finish some.  I'm forming a group with a couple of friends to get together once a month for show and tell, work on our own projects, including ufo's, and eat soup for lunch!  And maybe even work on a quilt together -- exchange blocks and each of us make our own version of the same quilt.  

And, of course, I'll still be working on homeless quilts and kids quilts -- I have 8 tops to be quilted right now for the homeless, and I think 8 for the kids too, but I'm going to try to not let them takeover all my quilting time.  

So, that's some of my goals for the new year, what are some of yours?
Until next time.....blessings.

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