January 04, 2009

Looking Ahead

I'm not one to set resolutions. I do have goals, but they have been formulating much longer than the week prior to New Years'. I'm sure there are many of you that can relate. I thought I would share my goals here and look back next year to see how far I've come -

- First and foremost I want to be the best mom and wife that I can be to my family. Even when it means putting off this post until the 4th :)

- I have many quilt designs that I want to make, and see in reality not just paper.

- I think I may want to learn to crochet. . . maybe with felting yarn!?

- And I want to do more embroidery.

- I need to learn how to take better care of my computer. I don't know/do regular maintenance, to keep it happy.

- I would like to take better pictures. Do you know of a good photog blog?

- I would like to contribute, from home, to our family's bottom line. I need to find my niche on etsy. . . also in that vein, I've added advertising here. I figure it's worth a shot! If it offends you, I'm sorry, please ignore the ads. However, if you find something interesting please click through. My thought is that I need to give it a solid 6 months and then reevaluate. I'll keep you posted :)

- I want to work on writing my posts better too - half the time I'm rushing and come back later to find my grammar/sentence structure a mess! Oops - I'm working on it :)

- I have baby weight to loose, and I'm pretty sure this is the year to do it! I really want pictures with my kids that I can be proud of. So no pop, baked goods, chips . . . I piled in the produce today at the store :) And finding ways to exercise inside right now - our neighborhood looks like a war zone through winter with all the snow piled up. No sidewalks, well at least not stroller - worthy sidewalks. (And it's cold, like -5 right now)

I pray that you are blessed in this coming year, and I look forward to getting to know you more. Thanks for being great friends -


PS - I did get a quilt top finished! I need to iron it and then I can post with pictures - tomorrow.


Amy said...

Happy new year to you. Those all seem to be worthy goals. Good luck to you. I look forward to watching as you check each one off your list.

Unknown said...

Sounds like good goals. I also want to take better pictures and did some exploring. You can go to Better Photo.com and they have an abundance of online courses. I decided to do their FREE lesson first to see if I like it. So far so good. Also on my sidebar there is a link to a blog/website... The Pioneer Woman, she devotes a whole part of her site to photography, really good tips. Good Luck and I hope this helps.

Janis said...

Your goals sound a whole lot like mine! Only I haven't even done the new year resolution post yet - maybe next time. :)

One of our common goals is the photo one. Here are a couple of interesting sites that have helped me. Maybe they will interest you too. I'm still learning . . .



Thanks to Jackie too, I'm going to check those out as well!
Have a great one! :)

jacquie said...

great goals...i think having goals is the best way to actually accomplish things...especially long term. if you find a great photo blog, let me know. i'd love to take better pictures too.

Unknown said...

Better photos is big for me too. Keep us posted if you find sites that you really like!

Tipper said...

Amy- I love your goals-and share more than a few of them too.

audreypawdrey said...

It seems as if we all have similar goals! I also would like to be more fit and take better pictures.

Thanks to everyone who has posted links, I am going to try those, too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing my list for me...LOL...you should twitter too...its good advertising

Marrdy said...

Great goals! We could share...I can teach you to crochet and you can teach me to quilt.

Anonymous said...

great goals! I have many of the same. for photography, I just signed up with an online class so will let you know how it was when I'm finished!