This is the time of year that is so hard to get decent photos outside what with the often cloudy, dreary days. I'm happy we didn't get the ice that was predicted for Thursday in this area, but it remained gloomy and turned very cold.
With that said, and because I haven't used my camera much lately, I'll have to resort to borrowing from my archives. I don't take a lot of photos inside my house, which you'll see why in a minute, and I haven't tried out any notable recipes to share. In fact, BG just got over a cold and now I have it, so neither one of us has been very hungry and have been eating light.
Since I didn't have any energy yesterday to actually do anything around the house, I made a list of goals of things I'd like to see done before the year is over. We'll see. I also have included a few personal goals.
I will hopefully remember which month I wrote these down and tick off the ones that get done. You'll see I've been a little ambitious in my thinking. ☺ But, hey, if you don't make a plan in my house, everything gets shoved to the back burner.
1 - Keep drinking water...lots of water and stay away from
the sugary drinks I dearly love and kick Diabetes 2 to the curb!
2 - Go through my closets and get rid of clothes that are sadly
outdated and maybe buy a few new things if I drop any more
pounds due to cutting out sugar.
3 - Try to stay away from the white bread which is harder to do
for me than giving up sugar.
4 - Get my camera out and take more photos.
5 - Try out some new, healthy recipes.
6 - There's more, but I'll keep them private for now.
Next are goals for our house that we've been neglecting for the last few years. It's time to get these things done.
1 - paint living room, hallway and bedrooms
2 - put hardwood flooring in living room and kitchen
and hallway...maybe...or carpet
3 - new carpet in 3 bedrooms
4 - redo walls and paint basement
5 - replace big window in basement
6 - new window in living room?
7 - new drapes for living room window
8 - need 2 new recliners for living room
9 - decide on whether to keep oak front cabinet
10 - weed out unneeded sets of dishes
11 - have 3 trees cut down
12 - replace gutters?
13 - paint inside garage
14 - replace flooring in storage building on patio and paint outside
15 - need new large patio rug
16 - spray paint front flower pots
17 - prune knockout roses
18 - prune fruit trees
19 - look for new lamps for living room
20 - replace furnace?
I'm sure there's something that I forgot, but that's a start. Thankfully our appliances are in good shape, well maybe the dishwasher is getting a little old but it still works good.
And then there is the other house we bought where our daughter lives now. We need to finish up some things there. I won't try to list them...I might start getting depressed. ha!
We'll be able to get a lot done if I can get my
Happy Friday to you!