Saturday, December 31, 2016

16 Goals for 2016 - Progress Report #4

It's the last day of 2016 so I am sharing how I did on my goals this past year. Not so great really, but I guess some years are like that.

1. Run my 4th 5k Done!
2. Read 35 books I only read 12 books, how sad.
3. Learn to knit a baby sweater Done! I just need to add buttons to it and it is ready for a baby.
4. Renovate main floor of house While there are still a few last minute things to finish off, the big messy part of renovating the main floor is done so I am crossing this baby off!
5. Journal at least 5 times a month This goal only lasted a few months...
6. Take a photography class Nope
7. Try 12 new recipes Done!
8. Start one good habit a month I started good habits the first 4 months of the year and then quit. Oops.
9. Build a big chicken run It still needs the mesh roof but I'm calling it done.
10. Take a weekend getaway with Dan Didn't happen, although we did go camping together a few times.
11. Make a monthly budget Total epic fail.
12. Reach goal weight of 117 lbs TOTALLY COMPLETED!!!! Although I have since gone back down, but I'm still counting it as a success because I got there.
13. Try container/raised bed vegetable gardening I did this but it only sort of worked, due to the super hot dry summer we had.
14. Go to the gym at least 8 times a month Another epic fail.
15. Complete a French exercise book I started the book but never finished it.
16. Find a new go to hairstyle I found an awesome new hairstyle that I loved. And then I cut my hair and am back at square one. Oops!

I completed 8 out of 16 goals, so 50%. How about you? How did you do on your goals?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

My House is in Shambles

For those of you who have been asking for some updated pics of our house, here you go. Basically, this just shows everything a mess because that is what it looks like. I'll hopefully be able to take nice finished pictures of rooms before too long but for now, this is all you get. And because I am in such an overwhelmed state right now, you aren't going to get very much writing. I really should be cleaning or painting or something instead of blogging...

Guestroom with precarious pile of books/games

Office which serves as a part of our kitchen

My beautifully made bed!

Ugh, mess.

Living room and crazy plant lady window

More mess

Our "pantry"

Dining room table

Kitchen

My brink of a stressed out breakdown face
There you have it, my life right now. Now off to do something useful!