No Resolutions , just plans and lifestyle changes ...... Sooo , how did I do ?
Spend special time with each grandchild individually ~ Creating Memories ~ Bonding ....... I did well on this goal , it was easy.
Learn more about HERBS ~ grow more herbs ~ eat more herbs ...... I did learn more about herbs , although I didn't do the study course I had planned to do. I enjoy herbal study , will continue learning about them this year.
Eat healthier ~ Hopefully lose some pounds ....... I did lose a few pounds , didn't weigh myself , but could tell in my clothes , good enough for me.
Start plants from seeds ~ For garden ....... Started tomatoes and peppers from seed , they did well. Plan to start most of my plants from seeds this year.
Grow more veggies ~ Lettuce , Carrots , red cabbage ~ ....... I grew leaf lettuce and red cabbage , didn't get the carrots planted.
Buy a Pressure Canner ~ ....... Didn't buy a Pressure Canner , I used my sister's instead. It was the first time I had used a pressure canner by myself , my late MIL always worked the canner when we preserved the garden goods. My SIL said I could use my MIL's canner , so we have to dig it out of the storage building before canning time. I may need to replace the gasket.
Get a rabbit ~ Need manure for compost ~ ...... My uncle gave me a rabbit , so I have my manure.
Get some chickens ~ Fresh eggs ~ Manure for compost ~ ........ Didn't get this accomplished for 2008 , but the chicken coop is ready now , will be getting chickens soon .... Yippee !!
Organize kitchen cabinets ~ refrigerator ~ ......... I did get some of my cabinets organized , but didn't get them all done.
Meal Planning ~ One pot meals ~ ....... I didn't do well on this goal , no meal planning and no more one pot meals than usual.
Conserving water ~ Extreme drought conditions this past year ....... I still do all I can to conserve water , one thing I started was keeping some jugs in the bathroom to fill while we're waiting for the water to get warm.
Living Green ~ Using cloth bags ~ recycling more ~ buying less ...... I've did well with all of these goals.
Story of Stuff Challenge ~ http://storyofstuff.com/ ....... This challenge was the same as my goals above , but gave me another reason to continue changing my way of life. I will continue to do what I can to help Mother Earth.
Create Every Day 2008 ~http://www.blogger.com/www.creativeeveryday.com
Make more Art from recycled stuff ~ Altered Art
Create more Soul Collages ~ Pictured above is a soul collage I created back in the fall.
I didn't create everyday , except maybe in my mind. I did manage to create something every month almost , I didn't create anything last February. My dog was sick and died , I guess I was mourning.
Spend more time enjoying the outdoors ~ hiking ~ fishing ~ exploring
Live , Laugh , Love ~ Always ....... I did spend more time outdoors and enjoying life 's simple pleasures.
I'm happy with the results , now I need to decide on my goals for this year. I did a few more challenges last year and will be posting about them soon.
~ Simple Blessings ~