Thursday, May 12, 2011
I have gotten so far off track!!! So, am going to take a good look at my goals for the year and see where I am.
My Seven for 2011:
1. Lose 25 pounds.
2. Plan weekly menus.
3. Reestablish lost relationships.
4. Study life of Jesus with Granddaughter, Jill.
5. Plan knitting and quilting projects.
6. Downsize "stuff" to half - again.
7. Drink up to 8 glasses of water daily and take my "pills".
#!. Well, had lost about 10 pounds and now have gained back 4 - so am going in the wrong direction. But, summer is finally here and will be outside more - so WILL lose 10 by the end of July (I know I can if I just make up my mind to).
#2. Plan those weekly menus. Have a calendar on the fridge where i put daily activities and have started adding meal plans when I know ahead what I will be fixing. So, at least have started planning some meals.
#3. Still meeting every Monday with my son - and our time together is so precious. His beliefs are so different from mine, but we have been able to share and respect each other. I am sure that deep in his heart he is a believer as I am, but he has been so deeply hurt by family members that he has just pulled away.
The other relationship is my older daughter - still have not written to her. I did send her a Mother's day card with a brief note, but have not written yet. Will do this month.
#4. Am not spending any time with Jill - I have a very hard time being with her. She is only 10, but very rebellious! The time I am with her really helps her but I just find I don't want to be around her. Very selfish on my part. And, I know that this is something that God has placed in my heart to do.
#5. Knitting and quilting projects. Am not doing any knitting now, except I do need another pair of socks so will get yarn for those. Have 4 quilting projects planned - one for my sister's husband. He is a vet and very patriotic. It is a wall hanging of the flag - found it at connectingthreads. com. Have the top finished - now to finish the back, get it quilted and sent to him. The others are Christmas presents for my daughter and one for my sister.
#6. Downsize my "stull". Have taken a couple of boxes to Salvation Army and have discarded a couple bags of books. These were not worth taking to the used book store. When I study a book, I write in, highlight, underline and by the time I am finished with it, sometimes I need a rubber band to hold it together. So these were the ones to go.
#7. Drink more water. With summer here will be drinking more tea. I have a couple of glass containers that I fill with water and tea bags and sit out on the patio in the mornings. And this is my "drink" for the day.
Am glad I took a look at my goals this morning. So, I am not too far off - except that the year is passing quickly!! Gotta get MOVING!!