Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Eve Plans

What are your plans for New Years Eve? It was a common question asked while visiting with family. To be completely honest, I hadn't even thought about it. I don't work on wednesdays, so that is not a factor. Faelyn keeps asking to go ice skating, so that was a thought. But as far as adult time, dinner, or going out, I hadn't made any plans, and I don't think Wally thought twice about it either. We do typically go to Church service wednesday evening, that might keep us busy until 8ish. The other thing to consider now is the 2 young children.

What prompted this post was this post via email http://daringtolivefully.com/ideas-for-the-new-year. She has some good ideas...

I have already talked with you guys about my goals/resolutions for the new year. I will keep adding to the Bucket List. I like the idea of the Chinese Zodiac as well. I am not sure if I really believe in it but I do find it interesting.

L - Launch a 365 Day Project. I have tried and tried to do monthly ones and have not succeeded. But we will keep trying.

M - I think movies might be the only way that I stay awake until midnight. Wally and I both enjoy movies and I think something that has New Years Eve scenes might be an appropriate end to the year.

In addition to that I would like to make one of those money saving jars via pinterest. My plan is to use this for fun money and maybe a vacation.

I am also starting a discipleship program with my pastor's wife that my husband went through last year. We will meet weekly and have assignments to complete.

As well as learning about my Young Living essential oils and maybe trying to get that going into a business. We have started using the essential oils over the past 3-4 weeks of having them and love them. I will post more about it later, but if you are interested let me know and I will get your more information about what I use and how to get a wholesale membership.

So, all that and work and have 2 kids, 2 dogs, and keep the house clean.

What are your New Years Plans? Do you set goals or resolutions for yourself? How do you keep track of how you are doing?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Thinking about the New Year and Resolutions

As I sit here and make a list of the things that still need to be done for Christmas, just 1 or 2 more gifts to get, I have been thinking about my goals for the new year. What do I want to accomplish? What are my goals and aspirations? There is tons going on in my life right now so I can chose any one thing and run with it.

My husband and I are starting a bison farm, so that is one thing that I would love to put more time into the marketing aspect. The majority of the project his has under control. The fence contractors started pounding posts into the ground this week. As well as plans for a new barn to house the tractor, hay, equipment, and eventually be the home of the farm stand.

Photography - I have a Nikon D3200 and have not explored the full potential of the camera. I am working on taking it out of auto mode and figuring out the other setting. Over the course of the next year I hope to have a better idea of what I am doing.

Running goals - I would love to just say "Run more". But that is just too vague. I am working on a list of races for the upcoming year. My biggest overall goal is a sub 2 hr half.

Organization - I need to find a way to organize papers and stuff on our desk and countertops. Both, Wally and I, keep everything, so the papers pile up quickly.

Other business - I have recently started using essential oils and am starting to love them. They have helped me get over a cold extremely quickly, help my kids sleep and stay healthy, and treating skin irritation behind Walter's knees. So there will be more on this especially as I start learning more and using them more.

And blogging - I tend to keep coming back here. I feel as though I should change the name though. As the years go by the focus of the blog is changing. I still love baking and cooking and exercising/running but it isn't the primary focus of my life since having kids. Most of my pictures are of my kids and dogs. So even though the name of the blog is "i run so i can eat" there will be a family focus as well.

Every other year we are host Christmas at our house, so there will be a lot of cleaning and cooking at our home the next 5 days. I am excited to have a few days off after christmas and have lots of family time.

Hope you guys have a great rest of the weekend!

~ Katie