Friday, September 27, 2013

2013 Goals: Progress Report #3

Time for another update on my yearly goals. I can't believe I only have 3 months left to complete them all! But I think I am doing decent and I'll probably have most of them crossed off before the new year.

1. Make my own cleaning supplies I guess I could technically cross this off since I made some homemade laundry soap. But since it says supplies (plural) I will wait until I try some other ones.

2. Buy more locally grown food This is totally an ongoing one but so far so good. We have our 1/4 cow in the freezer, 19 of our own chickens and a crazy stockpile of our own produce in the freezer and cold room. Plus, we still buy a bunch of stuff from the farmer's market. So I think we're succeeding at this one.

3. Take a yoga class I took a hot yoga class back in April and actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

4. Read 10 books Done! I made a new goal of 25 and then promptly stopped reading. I think I'm up to 12 books as of now.

5. Quit my job Last day was June 28th!

6. Gain 10 pounds Ugh, this one is so hard. I still have 6 lbs to go, which is totally not going to happen before Christmas. 

7. Reupholster couch cushions They are done! Look for a post on this next week.

8. Have an herb garden The outdoor one didn't exactly work this summer. I got basil out of it because I forgot to water faithfully and everything else died. But I am trying again with an indoor one!

9. Learn to parallel park No progress yet, I really need to get on this.

10. Plant a hedge and build a fence Done and done!

11. Learn to live on one income I totally think this is an ongoing one but so far so good. It's been 3 months and we're not dead yet, so I call that a success!

12. Raise and sell meat birds Done! We raised a total of 39 birds this year and sold 20 of them.

13. Try 10 new recipes I'm up to a total of 8 so I'm confident I can try 2 more before the year is out.


  1. Well done Jennie!
    When you're in Seattle, I'll be happy to practice your parallel parking with you! :)
    And didn't you make a toilet bowl cleaner once? I remember having a conversation with you about it a while back....

  2. what an inspiration you are to us with your list ... and updates. Keep up the great work, Jennie. Perhaps you'll have more time to read now that the garden is almost finished; it certainly did take lots of work and time .... and more when you consider the freezing & canning.

  3. Jackie - The only problem with your parallel parking plan is that we won't be in Seattle before the end of the year. And I did make a toilet bowl cleaner! Thanks for the reminding me. :)

    Bunny - Thank you, I don't always feel like an inspiration. And I am hoping I'll have more reading time once the cooler weather sets in.

  4. oh right, a girl can still dream though! ;)

  5. Re Number 6 - I would be happy to donate several pounds to you if it were possible!!!! I certainly have a few to spare! LOL!