Monday, January 05, 2009

2009 goals

I hope you had a wonderful new year! The Husband and I spent it like always, at home eating junky snacks and watching old movies. This year we rented 'All the King's Men'. I had the book out of the library some time ago but couldn't remember how it ended. I think I probably just didn't read the end, 'cause I would have remembered that goofy last line.

So, I'll start with last year's goals.

  • Exercising no less than 3 times per week - erm, nope. When I was exercising I did stick to 3 times per week. But there were times of the year that I didn't exercise at all.
  • Only visiting the snack machine 1 time per week at work (I have to give myself something, otherwise I'd go bonkers and start snarfing everything in sight.) - another no. My buddy the snack machine should be much more resistable this year though because I am on an allowance, and I really don't want to spend money on that.
  • Watching my portions (which is vague, but really what I mean is being careful to eat a single serving.) - I suppose I probably did this fairly well, though not always.
  • Finish binding The Girl's quilt - done!
  • Baste, quilt & bind The Boy's quilt - no
  • Finish at least 10 of the hand-pieced blocks for the sunburst quilt - finshed 6

So I didn't do too hot last year. I'll have to try harder this year. Though I did accomplish some things not on the list:

  • A winter coat for The Girl
  • A winter coat for The Boy
  • A batgirl costume
  • A clone trooper costume
  • 20 tea wallets
  • umm, that's all I can think of.

2009 goals (notice these aren't resolutions!!)

  • Get into better shape. I'd like my belly and thighs to reduce in circumference and gelatinous appearance, especially.
  • Round robin top with guild 1
  • Crayon challenge quilt with guild 2
  • 6 more sunburst blocks
  • finish (urm, and start!) my own dang coat
  • Sandwich, baste, and quilt The Boy's quilt

I know to prolific quilters this sounds pretty pathetic. But I take what little quilting time I can get and hope to get somewhere with it.

I also have a number of financial goals:

  • Fully "fund" our emergency savings account. It is currently half of what I want it to be.
  • Save for our next house - I want a full 20% down payment for that sucker.
  • Save for The Husband's next car
  • Make at least one extra payment on the house this year (my long term goal is to have the house-no matter if we move or not-paid in full when The Boy trips off to college in 2020. If he goes. No pressure, son.)
  • Not decrease 401k contributions even though I've taken a pay cut for 2009

So, wish me a sweet ride! I hope I can do better than 2008. Happy New Year to you, and may your goals resolve themselves.


  1. "I'd like my belly and thighs to reduce in circumference and gelatinous appearance, especially."

    Me too! I want mine to do the same! I decided I need a weight recession I need my gelatinous self to receed!

    I think you did alot of crafty stuff. Way more than me.

  2. Have you ever listen to Dave Ramsey's podcasts? He's a financial guy, very straight-forward. His way is different than some others out there but they seem to be more "user-friendly". Suzi Orman's pretty good too but I don't know if she has a podcast.

  3. I don't think your craft goals are too small. I'm lucky to get that much done... although this year I did pretty well in gifts and crafts but not as well on larger projects! Anyway, you'll do well! Make sure you post when the projects are done!