I received a wonderful package in the mail last week when my Mom was visiting. I restrained myself and only opened the packages to make sure that the order was right. I set goals for myself to help me finish my projects. I received my yarn that I had mail ordered and I was right it is softer and brighter than what is available locally. I bravely pushed it back into the bag and set it aside. I have two other fish to fry before I can start on the new yarn. It is calling to me. =0) I have two afghans started the zig zag, chevrony ripple and another diagonal afghan. I am making myself finish both before starting on the new yarn. Mom was visiting so I just spent about 7 days not really creating anything and I think I am refreshed and ready to begin again.
This post was supposed to be about setting goals. So these are my goals for June. I always use bullet points as it helps me realize that these goals aren’t in any certain order. I have a bunch of sewing to do as our oldest son is coming in July and he takes the majority of my www.ChocolateDogStudio.com photographs. I bribed him to come (not that he didn’t want to come anyway.) but I mentioned that I had some work for him and would pay his gas for the trip. It helps if there is a bunch for him to do.
Finish three afghans
Start three more
Sew 50+ cup cozies in new styles
Sew the 30+ new items I need him to photograph
Make the new Christmas items….
Blog more consistently
Write a business plan
Take two summery day trips every week
Make some meals for the freezer for THOSE days when I just really need them
Help K get her things ready for College….
Take T for driving practice
Make the kitchen a better place to be, using things I already have. (It seems small and I really have to work at loving being in there.)
Make the curtains in the living fit the windows better and the hems the same length (I threw these curtains up when I realized that the bamboo shades are see through at night with the lights on.)
Rather lofty goals aren’t they. I also have some personal ones that I have not added to this list.
Work through my Bible study that I stopped this Spring.
Have us sit at the table for dinners 5 nights a week.
Keep my kitchen and laundry caught up and ready for action.
Have some friends over for dinner…or coffee or dessert or something.
Read some books about homeschooling
Attend the home school curriculum sale this weekend.
Help with the Youth at church at least 2 times a month.
Wow, I had better stop before I organize the world….lol.
Do you have goals for your summer or do you just let it happen? Can you share two of your goals for June? I would love to know that I am not alone. Summer seems busier than the school year.
Today has been hard, not bad, not sad, just hard. There are some loose ends I am trying to get tied up. I have a couple of concerns that seem to be hanging over my head. I have a family member on the road; which makes me a tad bit nervous. I am incredibly tired today even though I got plenty of rest. It has just been a long day and it is only noon. It is gloomy outside and cold. Which after the bright sunshine we have had I am missing it.
Anyway, here are some things to brighten up a darkish, longish, dreary day.
There, I am feeling better already. Thank you for allowing me the time to regroup. Some days are just hard, nothing serious or permanent. It is a day to be cozy and warm to hang out and crochet kind of day. I think I need to do a bit more cleaning before my Mom comes. So I will see you later!
Yes, I am in England (in my imagination) and I am ready for a nice cup of English tea, some chocolate digestives and chat with my Mom, with daffodils on the table. It reminds me of Spring and brings back the hope that Winter really is gone for the year. I think that it will return and I am worried because all of the trees are in bloom and it IS only March in Iowa not May. People tell me that there is a chance of snow all the way to Mother’s Day. So we shall see, but I am pleased that today it is warm and the sun is out part way. It is Friday and we are all glad. It has been a busy week of school, cleaning (sometimes), Etsying, work and we are all ready for the weekend. We were extremely busy last weekend so this one will be a good chance to relax a bit and just do the regular weekend chores. In addition to our other activities last week, the girls each got their own room. Since we live in a real world and have real messes, you know that it was just that, a mess that seemed to drag out all week! Finally, the youngest cleaned hers up yesterday for the final time and the oldest will do so soon. So progress has been made and they are both excited. I just have curtains to hang properly, a bed frame to put under the mattresses and a re-cleaning of the studio! The joke is on me! After all of the cleaning of the studio two weeks ago, I now get to do it all over again. Such is life! Have a great Spring day, see you later,
ps. All of the photos come from Etsy shops, stop by and say hi!
I just spent three days at the Summerfest in Wagoner Ok. It was a great festival full of small town goodness. You could see that the folks take care of their own. People were happy and celebrating the beginning of summer. Everyone that stopped by was cheerful and we had a great time. Even though it was super hot for June at 97 degrees.
I am in the midst of getting kids ready for camp. So I will check back in later. Stewart Photography took all of these pictures for me.