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So it’s a fresh and sparkly New Year. Time to reflect on the past and set some goals for the year ahead.
Quite a few blogs are using a word (or three words) as a focus for the year, and I’m going to join in on the trend. My magic word is:
I like order and organisation – it’s the engineer in me. 2010 was a year where my routines and order disappeared. I blamed fatigue in my first trimester, colds and flus in my second trimester and again fatigue and being big and uncomfortable in my third trimester. The year rounded out with me blaming the chaos that is having a newborn and toddler for my lack of routine. The house slowly descended into chaos. Most of the time, I managed to do just enough to keep the place looking tidy enough to the outside eye, but I knew where the dust (literally and metaphorically) was building up.
With a new year, it’s time for a fresh start and to get back into the swing of things. It’s going to take a while to catch up and get the house in order, but I’m just going to do a little bit extra each day.
Routine is not just about the boring and mundane though! I also want to include in my routine more focused activity time with my two kids and a few more adventures with the whole family on weekends, as well as routine craft time for me!
Here are a few of my more specific goals for the New Year:
52 New Recipes (I tried this in 2010, but only got to 41, using the excuses above – still a pretty good effort though!)
Make my own bread (This was originally going to be no store-bought bread, but I’ve decided that’s a bit too ambitious. I am going to count how many loaves of bread I buy as my measure.)
Learn to use my DSLR camera in manual mode
More sewing – clothes for me, clothes for the kids – bring on the Kids Clothes Week Challenges!
Crochet – Finish the cardigan I’m currently making, and add some more toys to the crochet collection.
Felt food week to boost our modest collection.
The plan is to get a bit more routine in my blogging as well, with a Cook, Clean and Craft post each week (I may need some guest posts to keep this up – email me (see contact page) if you’re interested!), and a weekend round-up of favourite links and what I’ve been up to.
I’m looking forward to sharing my adventures of 2011 with you. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!