After being inspired by Our Busy Homeschool's post on the subject, I thought I'd take a few minutes to write down my thoughts on goals for the coming year.
While I try to stay away from (too many!) New Year's resolutions, it's always nice to stop and take stock of where we are and where we'd like to head.
- Piano practice - I have not played the piano for almost an entire year - it went out the window as soon as we became pregnant. I need to start that up again.
- Restart the VLC diet after New Year's.
- Audit my list of supplements and get it finalized to start at New Year's.
- Also, work on finding the cheapest ways possible to buy supplements. (Suggestions, anyone?)
- Restart my lacto-fermentation cultures - namely, kombucha! (My SCOBY cultures died during my long neglect of them this summer.)
- Start Spring Cleaning.
- Work on my prayer life, as well as my Bible study habits. The current focus points of my prayer life are (1) growth in our parenting skills, (2) a peaceful home atmosphere, and (3) my husband's small business ventures and the state of our finances.
- Go shopping for clothes. Oh, how I dislike shopping - but it's got to be done, unless I just want to take up residence in a nudist colony.
- Lose the baby weight. This shouldn't be too difficult - going back on the diet should take care of this. However, it will likely take a while!
- Buy and plant fruit trees in February - I'm so excited about this!
- Make a "consequences chart" - a list of predetermined consequences for misdeeds to streamline the correction process in our home.
- Continue to work toward a streamlined chore system in our home.
- Get the carpets cleaned. I know, I've only been saying this for four years now.
- Finalize curriculum choices for 2015-2016 - primary decisions to make are English (Language Arts) and spelling. Other decisions to make include Bible, history/science, and assorted extras.
- Begin a daily "training time." (More on this later.)
- Finish the school year, enjoy our summer break, finish all end-of-the-year book-keeping, and start our next school year.
- Develop a new chore schedule to start over summer break.
Now to print this post and stick it somewhere that I will actually see it - as opposed to my usual action plan of slipping it into the mental file of "quickly forgotten blog posts."