2010 Goals

by GettingFreedom on January 1, 2010

We made it another year! 2009 ended up being a pretty good year for us overall. I haven’t had a chance to do a recap of our 2009 goals yet, but I should have that posted next week sometime. Having a specific list of goals to concentrate really helped us to stay on track and keep motivated.

My list this year doesn’t contain as much as last years because we are already very busy next year and we will have the addition of another family member. I don’t want to be any more overwhelmed than what I have to be. :)

Spiritually

  • Read the Word more often.
  • Do a Bible Study on my own. I’m wanting to find a book to walk me through a book(s) of the Bible.

Financially

  • We weren’t able to pay off our truck (our final debt) in 2009, but we should be able to have it payed of by April of this year.
  • Bump back up our Emergency Fund to allow room for medical expenses.
  • Save additional funds for our first ever family vacation to Florida in May.

Home

  • Figure out a Home Cleaning Schedule that really works for me. This seems to always be on my list of things to do. One of these days, I will finally master it!
  • Get the children more involved in the daily tasks of maintaining a clean home.
  • Get Rid of Clutter. I absolutely despise clutter, but somehow it has begun to take over my home. It’s time for it to stop! This goes for storage spots as well.

Gardening/Food Storage

  • Do majority of the garden from seeds, just like last year. This year will be a challenge since I will be pregnant through the entire spring, and up through most of harvest.
  • Plant Wave 2, and probably replant Wave 1, of our Orchard. The deer found our fruit trees, and I’m not sure they will survive. :( We need to come up with a way to keep them out.
  • Grow my own herbs. I’m going to try this again this year, since last year was a huge flop!
  • Preserve as much fruits/veggies as I can.
  • Continue to involve the children in the kitchen.
  • Build up our meat storage–hopefully by way of buying a beef, and maybe a hog.
  • Have meals ready in the freezer for when baby comes.

Self

  • Read more books.
  • Get on a exercise routine.
  • Bring back one of my old hobbies. I used to love to scrapbook, sew (which I rarely did, but loved it), as well as make jewelry. I’ve not done these things in SO long, and would love to get back into atleast one.

What are your plans for 2010? Let’s make this year a good one!

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Angel January 1, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I just ran across this blog post not even 15 minutes ago. Thought you might enjoy her Home Cleaning Schedule. I plan to implement it here next week and am really excited about it.

http://super-kate.blogspot.com/2009/08/super-organized.html

Happy New Year!

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Coco January 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I loved reading your goals!
I was wondering how much gardening you do? And what all do you plant?

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The Household 6 Diva January 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Love your list!

I spent some time surfing your site – Wonderful post about your Orchard!

Congrats on your new baby! :)

Life as a Mom recently blogged about setting up a household schedule and had a linky for 'getting a good habit going'…

My good habit was also setting up a household schedule but just doing one room per day – and it has REALLY helped!

http://www.household6diva.com/2009/11/new-household-schedule-aar.html

I think it's FANTASTIC that you are growing your own food in a garden! Especially to share it with your children!

We currently live in an apartment – but I've been planting peas and tomatoes in pots so my children can learn "where food really comes from!"

Happy New Year!

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Jenn @ Beautiful Calling January 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm

You know, when I read that your list wasn't as long as last years I smiled to myself. This morning I heard, "People tend to pick up so many to-do items for the New Year; their hands get so full and then tend to drop them all and carry nothing."

Good for you remembering the season you are in and making your list realistic!

Thank you for popping by Beautiful Calling!

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UnfinishedMom January 1, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I've no idea if this is true or not, but I've heard that the smell of human urine will keep deer away. A little research on the web should help with your deer problem.

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UnfinishedMom January 1, 2010 at 10:10 pm

By the way – I'm seriously jealous that you have enough land to grow so much garden and orchard. Maybe one day…

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Nicole January 2, 2010 at 2:10 am

I have the same Spiritual goals that you do! I plan on using the bible study that was included in my new study bible. I'd be more than happy to e-mail a copy to you if you're interested.

Home-I am forever looking for a good Home Cleaning Schedule. I've tried the SHE system and FlyLady. This year I am doing motivated moms-I'm hoping it goes really well.

Food Storage-I have an idea for keeping the deer out of your orchard and building up your meat storage but the season is almost over. I'll ask my parents what they do to keep the deer out of their orchard though and pass along any ideas they have.

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CheapbyChoice January 3, 2010 at 2:38 am

Just stopping by to wish you a happy new year!

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Miriam January 3, 2010 at 3:00 am

I can't wait to get my list of 2010 goals figured out, organized and posted. Reading yours and other people's is giving me some good ideas, and reminding me of "oh yeah, that's something I've wanted to do." :) I hope you're feeling well :)

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~Tami January 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Great goals! I always feel behind on housework, and would love to find a way to stay caught up or at least feel satisfied when what does get done.

Just discovered your blog. I will be following your posts.
Mine goals are here: http://psalm37v4.blogspot.com/

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Heather Benza January 16, 2010 at 8:46 am

i would like to suggest that you plot your garden thoughtfully. I was at the end of pregnancy during harvest time this year. Lots of stuff I simply couldn't reach because I couldn't bend and reach quite far enough. It really burned me up to have stuff rot because I couldn't get to it!!

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