I’ve been home almost all week and it is such a weird feeling.  I’ve gotten online and caught up on some regular blogs that I read, I’ve had coffee in bed, and I’ve even sat at the school table and graded papers during the daytime.  My house is somewhat clean and I don’t feel like I’m rushing to be somewhere at any minute.  My life is good!  Even when I’m busy though, life is good, but I am definitely enjoying this bit of downtime this week.

As always, I’ve got some things I’d like to get done before the year is over, and like I have before, I am going to tell you all about them.  My list isn’t too long and it’s completely doable, so I fully expect to have a nice checked off to-do list in a few months time.

My main goals are these:

  1.  Finish the top of my quilt.  I’d like to have it ready to start with the hand quilting by January 2018.  I worked on it a little bit last month and it’s maybe half way done, which isn’t bad considering I’ve only really worked on it maybe three to four times since I started it.  A good several evenings devoted to just it should get me where I want to be with that.
  2.  Have another go at Body Space’s Shortcut to Size program.  This I did two years ago and ended up with impressive results.  I will admit, I’ve been very lax with my gym routine lately.  Partly because of time, but mostly because I just haven’t been feeling it.  I have had no motivation at all to really work out.  I’m feeling and seeing the affects of it now though.  Weights are such an important part of working out, and I have just been ignoring them.  These days I’m only lifting heavy bags of sugar, bins of muscadines, and buckets of wine – ha ha!  But those days are now over for a little while, so I should get back to lifting weights.  If I start this program ASAP, I should be done by the end of the year.
  3.  Get more strict with my spending money.  I’ve been a little lax with this lately too, but it is something that should probably be at the top of the list.  Just a few months of more saving should get me exactly where I want to be with this.  There is only one piece of material that I have to buy right this very second, and everything else can wait.  My spending money these days mostly goes towards fabric and the clearance racks at Kohl’s.

    A beautiful bit of this Cotton+Steel rayon challis would make a wonderful, flowy dress!
  4.  Get my spaces more organized.  I always need to do this and it always gets put on the back burner.  My closet and cabinets specifically need all the work they can get.  I have four junk drawers in my kitchen, at least, and can never find lids for containers.  If I were to clear out one drawer that problem would be solved.  I spend the most time in the kitchen, cooking and cleaning, so I guess I don’t want to spend anymore time in there than I have to.  Well, I really have to.  I’d love to make a trip to IKEA to help with this little organization task, but I’m afraid that will put me behind with number 3.  For the time being, I can make do with what I have and then next year, I will be ready to buy all the organizational helps I can get.

There you have it, some of my goals for the rest of the year.  Totally doable!  You will notice, I didn’t mention anything about blog goals for once, but I am afraid the exercising and organizing goal has come up a time, or many, before.  Nice to know what my weaknesses are, huh?

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