When it comes to goals so far this month...well not many of them have gotten done, unfortunately. It's just one of those months. I did get some knitting projects broken down and re-wound into good old fashioned yarn balls again (seen up top in all of it's "not quite yarn balls" glory). I think when it comes to yarn for baby projects, I am going to knit some scarves and things out of the yarn (it is soft and warm) and I'll donate it them to some of the "share the warmth" programs at the beginning of next winter (scarves are the one thing I can knit well *laugh*). We have enough kids that don't get the proper winter gear at home for recess that if I can help someone stay warm, I'll definitely do what I can.
But, yeah, nothing on my goals list for this month has gotten done, really, other than I cling to the optimism that this year is going to be a good year, no matter what. I might be crazy, but it does at least help to lighten my mood and look to the future with hope instead of dreading one day at a time or something :).
I was up at two in the morning last week with my son and was stressing about making money go as far as I needed it to and finally came to a few conclusions. One: The one chunk of dental bills I'm stressing about paying off with the tax return isn't due till closer to the end of the year. Two: Not having money in savings was going to kill me with stress. Three: We have a lot of expenses that we are going to have to pay for coming up here (gutters, sewer needing maintenance, etc) and the only way I can save money is to have money in the bank to build up from to get those jobs done. So, I quickly did the math and figured out if I can come up with double payments on the care credit every month here that the card should be about paid off by the time the thing needs to be paid off, so I'm going to try and do that instead and just try to keep money in the bank as long as possible for the sake of something happening (like car repairs or something) and for the sake of my stress level.
So, yeah, where I was stressing and worried about the tax return coming in, now I'm just looking forward to a sense of relief knowing that we have more than pennies in the bank.
So, onto this week's goals!
- Start work on daughter's birthday gift.
- Finish kitchen towels if I have time.
- Get kids through their Valentine's parties at school (done)
- Make sugar cookies for husband as Valentine's gift (those are going to be made tomorrow while my husband is at work as a surprise, so those aren't done yet)
- Work on getting daughter's room organized better
- Bring empty canning jars down and put into pantry (I was hoping to can things in them, but just haven't had time and the son keeps trying to inadvertently break them when they are in his way, so down into the pantry they go).
- Deep clean laundry room (it needs it bad).
And yeah, I'm calling it good on goals. I'm feeling better and the son is slowly but surely feeling better from his cold (and his eczema is doing really good so far on the new products!), but I'm still going to take the "slow and steady" approach because if I've learned anything through the years with my stomach is that if I push it, it pushes back and not in a good way.
So, there you have it folks. My goals for this week. What about you? Up to anything?