The new year has begun. We are in 2020 while I sit & reflect on 2019. I don’t mind looking back as it has much to offer in the way of growth. Lessons learned, aspirations accomplished & future dreams began. I do not believe in resolutions so much as fragmented goals. I find taking smaller bites of a goal to more reasonable than to attain the entire goal by a specific time. One of them was to offer more homemade goods & cooking for all. I used to cook meals 5 days a week when the kids were at home. But since they’ve gone on to their grown up lives & with husband crazy schedule, it’s not as easy to motivate myself to cook for one. That said, I’d rather eat homemade than prepared any day. When it comes to snacks, I want to know what is in my food & be able to pronounce every word as well as control the sugar.
Day one, banana walnute bread. It is so good. I can’t even tell you how bad I wish this was scratch & sniff. Day two was meatloaf. Equally as good.
Another goal was to establish a concrete schedule with the pups for their personal hygiene & beauty care. Such as, ear cleaning & toenail trims. I’ve set aside Thursdays of each week as this is my least busy day. I have 6 critters, so this is not a 5 minutes & done task. This is in fact an undertaking. 1 sentient falls asleep during filing. 1 is still unsure but quite still for the most part. 1 is not having it & 1 has resigned herself to the fact, it must be done. The cats take 3 or 4 days each as neither likes the process.
I don’t ever want to wish away time as I know how precious it is. Unfortunately, living with a chronic illness, which is highly unpredictable, I appreciate now while shutting out the future. However, I learned that dreaming of the future is actually a healthy escape of the pressures of the now. I have a 6 month & a 12 month goal.
1. To replace the sentient pen fence outside & insert a gate to the driveway for an easy path from house to jeep. (6 month).
2. To finish the kitchen walls with tongue & groove and to put in the ceiling lights (this requires husband as I no longer touch electric due to an electric shock delivered by a stove wire thought to be turned off by a person I won’t name). (12 months)
I’ve allowed my self to set sights on wants or needs a little further ahead. Such as, paying off husbands car. Finishing 1 of the rooms of our remodel. Or, organizing my craft room to make it run more efficiently. I’m not good at it, but I’m trying.
So, here’s to you & yours having a safe, accomplishing new year. I hope it serves you better than the one left behind. I hope it offers you more than you dare to dream.