Why don't I ever get as much done as I plan to? I got one
batch of cookies made for holiday giving and open house and I think we ate half of them.
I wrapped presents with 6YO DD. DH rearranged the living room and I helped with that and arranging our computer to be more helpful to us. Then he wanted to go into the small town that is close by (20 minutes) which just happens to be where the knitting store is so...
I bought three more skeins of yarn. I let each of my DD's pick one for me to make them a scarf with and my DH picked one too. I also had the owner show me one more time how to cast on. It still feels tricky to me. The yarn my 3YO DD picked is giving me fits! I have about 6 inches done, but it's this bumpy, tight, 100% cotton yarn that is very not stretchy and is a challenge. I hope after these four scarves, I'll be ready for a step up in the form of a different sort of project. Suggestions?
My goals for this year are to really focus on caring for the house and making it our home. We are homeschoolers but haven't done much other than normal life. Older DD just turned 6, so I need to figure out a rhythm - are we unschoolers, or do we need a bit more structure? Are we Waldorf-y or just plain eclectic? I want to really prepare for a crazy spring and summer as we start our CSA this year while DH continues to work full time-ish as a pastor.
Also I think I am getting a sewing machine for Christmas.
I know nothing
about sewing now but I have visions of homey touches around the house and home sewn clothes and quilts. We'll see. I want to really progress with knitting. I want to try some soap making and candle making. I pretty much cook from scratch but I want to be better this coming year at putting up food. We still have potatoes (we grew SO many potatoes), frozen edamame, frozen peas, and some canned tomatoes. And chicken, of course. But we should have much more. It was a crazy summer though with younger DD in the hospital so much. Also I think we are also getting a mandolin from DH's parents and I would like to learn that. We have to this year, also, get a firm plan for how we are going to develop the farm for meat and milk cows, pigs, turkeys, sheep, and honey bees. And how we are going to pay for it.
That's a lot of goals. Mostly I want our CSA to go well (we got our favorite seed catalog this week
) and to find a rhythm to our home life.
And, I have to say as I listen to them scurry, to get rid of the &^*$ #$@%* @#$* MICE
IN MY HOUSE!!!!!!