I love goals. I love lists. Lists of goals are … GOLDEN!! Whether we call them New Year’s resolutions or bucket lists or to-do lists or even honey-do lists, it’s satisfying to look at a list and cross things off as achieved. (It’s also satisfying to me to cross things off as no longer a priority.)
While it can be frustrating to work hard, day after day, and feel like there’s not much to show for the effort, there is value in the effort. And so we keep on, don’t we? One day after the next, we keep moving forward, doing what we can to slow entropy, to make the world a better place, even if only for our own little pocket of it.
But because I love lists of goals, here’s an update:
Quilting (textile) projects including UFOs
1) My Medallion Quilt: attach label
2) Round robin Triangles quilt: attach label
3) Mexican embroidery quilt: quilt it, bind it, label it
4) Placemats: attach binding
5) Crayon blocks from Outer Banks 2009: divide them into 3 or 4 sets, sash, quilt, etc.
6) 6-pointed star: assemble points and decide on a setting
7) John Deere project with granddaughter
8) And OH YEAH a boat-load of Medallion Sew-Along samples!
Quilt writing/blog projects
1) Continue regular blog posts
2) Continue Medallion Sew-Along
3) Continue/get more serious writing book on medallions
4) Finish writing book proposal
Non-quilt writing/blog projects
1) Finish the food pantry site update
2) Contemporary novel
3) Historical novel
4) Blog posts on various issues, especially on food security/hunger concerns
As to personal goals, I have a few of them, also. My birthday is this month. Each year seems to bring more physical weirdnesses. To stave them off as long as possible, I keep trying to focus on strength and stamina by walking regularly with Jim, using weights and the elliptical, and doing my shifts at the food pantry. We pay attention to what we eat, though that gets derailed for a meal or a day at a time. (pssst… hot dogs aren’t good for you…)
And I need to pay attention to relationships with family and friends, being aware of who is real and important in my life. It is too easy to get side-tracked there.
There are always things to work on, and I have so much in my life. I am incredibly blessed.
Thank you for stopping by. If you’re a regular here or this is your first time, I appreciate that you’ve taken the time. I wish you the blessings of plenty, too.