Friday, January 6, 2012


I'm surrounded by them! I've counted about 100. Yikes!

For the uninitiated, UFO = UnFinished Object. That means some sort of project that was started (or in my case, about to be started), but not completed. The list includes:

5 Block-of-the-Month Quilts. I don't think any have all the blocks completed.
About 30 sets of pajamas. Um, yeah.
13 skirts and dresses for me and the girls.
3 more quilts, 3 x-stitch Christmas stockings, and more.

I hope to make a big dent in this pile this year. I've joined a Facebook group that was created just to encourage each other to finish things this year. I need to be accountable to someone!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Goals for 2012

Most of these goals will be a stretch, but if they are too easy, what's the point, right? They are categorized by the many "hats" I wear.

Child of God:
read the entire Bible
read the Book of Mormon (multiple times? or read at least 20min/day?)
read the Relief Society lessons each month

(keeping these goals private)

help my Scouts earn their next ranks
help Anna learn to read
potty train Zeke and Lydia
help Zeke learn all his letters, numbers and some sounds
get kids to all Dr needed (this is more than just check-ups)

Visiting Teacher:

deep clean house
do weekly cleanings

repair all the currently known issues, including: light switch, broken door, mirror, mixer
Begin kitchen remodeling

start making sourdough bread
dinner by 6pm

3 posts each week

reconcile all accounts
update accounts weekly
create a budget we can follow

call at least 2x/month

participate in a social group (book club? sewing club?)

Finish at least 30 projects, focusing on ones previously started

Read 30 books, including at least 12 classics

Aerobic exercise at least 3x/week
Eat more fruits and vegetables