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Okay I have procrastinated long enough...2011 goals

January 3rd, 2011 at 02:15 pm

Happy New Years to Everyone!!

In no particular order:
1. Read 26 books. Finished my first this morning, DH woke me up at 4:00 a.m. going to work early. Finished at 6:30 a.m.
2. Take this time off to organize my home and life like I have always wished that I could (this would be a long list on its own).
3. Squeeze every penny until it screams since who knows when and if I will ever work again.
4. Be nicer to DH and myself, one word....menopause.
5. Quit procrastinating (lifelong problem).
6. Make at least 5 quilts, one for each of my girls and myself. Bonus: Make my two sisters a quilt.
7. Exercise and diet (of course). Lose 15 pounds by July 3rd since I do not want to be the fat sister in photographs.
8. Plan more, do less (a variation of work smarter, not harder).
9. Do another activity as much as possible while watching TV (knitting, sewing, exercising, catching up on blogs/web sites, planning). What can I say, we watch at least 2 hours a night. We love TV.
10. Call my mother more often. In fact I am calling her now.

I have very vague financial goals this year since I am not working and do not know what to expect. My main goal is to live within DH's income only as this may be a permanent way of life for us. I have worked full-time for almost our entire marriage(part-time after each pregnancy for an average of 6 months), so this is a huge change for us. We do have a large e-fund so I know we will be okay a long while, but I also need to continue to save for retirement on top of that.

My daughter and granddaughter have flights home to South Carolina scheduled on January 13th, so the next 10 days are devoted to spending as much time as possible with them, so I won't really get to work on things until they are gone.

6 Responses to “Okay I have procrastinated long enough...2011 goals”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    Great goals. LOVE #4!

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    I like #4 too! I just asked God to help me be more patient with my hubby. I realized that I have a short fuse when dealing with him.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Great ideas, all of them. Just think, if you can cross #5 off the list, the others will just fall into place like magic! Big Grin I completely sympathize with #9. I love TV! But it's so easy to waste night after night doing absolutely nothing else. I think for me the only solution might be keeping the TV off once in a while. I grew up without one and so it's really hard for me to ignore it when it's on.

  4. Shiela Says:

    I love your goals Cheryl.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    On #3 and 4: I hear ya!!!!

  6. Jerry Says:

    I think that these are great goals, and the "smarter not harder" concept can be applied to so many things... it does lead to better outcomes in almost anything! I really like the 26 books goal, too. This year I am reading specifically for a national board examination so I don't get a lot of "free" reading time, but it will be worth it if I have some insurance of passing the exam. Good luck with your excellent goals in 2011!
    Jerry

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