Saturday, January 14, 2012

The plan behind the maddness

So to continue with my goals, here is how I plan on accomplishing some of them and what my end goal needs to be.
  • Paying off School Loans. I figure I should be able to have these paid for by April 2011. I owe approx 7 steers. -Note on my loans. I am not sorry at all that I have them. I do wish I would've done more at getting scholarships ect., but really I'm glad that I finished college and that I paid for it all. My parents DID NOT pay for it (many people think this, I have no idea why). This is also a part of why I don't feel I should save for my children's future education, I feel they should do it....okay, that's a completely different post...
  • Paying off Living Scriptures Loan. This should be paid for by May 2011. I owe approx 2 steers.
  • Eat more home cooked lunches. So far I'm failing at this, I really have a hard time cooking a nice lunch when it is just me and the kids. Breakfast and dinner, no problem! Its lunch time or dinner (when Koda is on nights) that really suffer. But each day is a new day, So each day it is a new goal. One day I'll accomplish it!!
  • Walk/run Vigorously for 15 mins a day. I made this goal (which somedays I accomplish it others I don't, each day is a new day right?), so I made this goal a goal, for I am terrified that if I end up in a situation that I have to pack my children and all our stuff, out of this hole and up into higher country on my back, I want to be able to do it. Plus it's healthier right?
  • Attending the Temple once a month. I'm off onto the right track with this. Got my recommend renewed the first of January. I plan on accomplishing this goal by attending the temple each month on our ward temple day. I'm going to go whether Koda can come with me or not, and then on the days he can attend with me, all the better!
  • Regular FHE, Like I said, each day is a new day.
  • Study the Book of Mormon. Last year I read it cover to cover for the first time (that I know of). I was going to study gospel principles this year, but I am teaching four 10 year old boys about the Book of Mormon this year, so I'm going to follow along with the lesson plans and study. Already onto lesson 3 and I've learned something new! Crazy.
  • Read Pride and Prejudice. So this is kind of a crazy one, but I have started this book multiple times, never finished it. I love the movie. So this is just a I can do it goal, just because I can. I have the book downloaded on my phone, so I can read it wherever I'm at. I don't know about you, but I get somewhere and I don't have anything to read, that usually becomes the longest 20 min wait ever! Well now I don't have that excuse! And guess what I'm already on Chapter 8. :)
  • This quilt is quite the project, but that's ok. It's mine and I'm going to make it perfect! I'd like to have the center finished. Well to this date I'm about 1/3rd of the way through step one of sewing all the strips together. Only 46 strips left. 
  • Organize sewing space, we are getting there. I've been slowly de-cluttering my sewing and crafting stuff. Looking at all sorts of ideas for storing said stuff. :) I'm excited!
  • Organize storage unit and food storage. I have a C-container just behind my house that I use as a storage unit. Right now it is full of wedding gifts, stuff from our childhood, food storage, clutter that others have given us, ect. Well I believe you should have a food storage (I want an ample one!) Oh yes, I have two deep freezes. One is chock-full of meat. The other one is filled with meat and lots of veggies. I feel I need to do better in my canned food area. But in order to do this I need a much more streamlined organized approach to my storage unit. Therefore Step one DECLUTTER!!!! and that means, all the crap that I may use in the future, is going. I've decided I'm going to let it go and bless somebody else who will use it now. If I need help in the future because I can't afford it, I figure my good deed today will, come back in the form of good karma, and I will get the help I need. Seriously HUGE breakthrough for me. Right now I need organized food storage, so that is the goal I'm working towards! (oh Flylady would be so proud of me :D)
  • Control Journal (another flylady thing). Pretty much just a more streamlined approach to cleaning. I really recommend getting the daily emails from Flylady. She sends a ton, and I wouldn't read them all, (unless you want too!) but the Daily Missions is the important thing! They really help you to stay ontop of your crazy house, and guess what, only 15 mins a day!!! That is what I like about Flylady, also I'm glad I already had many of the babysteps in place or at least taught to me (thanks mom) even though she didn't know she does them. The missions are just like a little more help...okay enough. 
  • 72 hour kits assembled. Pretty self explanatory. Really I have almost everything, I just need to put them together. 
I hope all is going well and on course in your goals this year!! 


  1. I hear you on the student loan thing. I paid for my university education all myself and ended up with $20K worth of loans but it was really, really worth it (and it took 5 years for me to pay it off.) My parents were simply financially unable to pay for it but I have never understood why it's the norm for parents to pay anyway.


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