Hello Friends! 2014 was a great year. It was the year I stopped being content and complacent with my diet and lack of exercise. With the encouraging words from my Doctor: You are choosing NOW what kind of OLD PERSON you will be! I started watching my diet and regular exercise. I became a runner. ME. a RUNNER. I ran in 3 races. Voluntarily, even. I gave away nearly every bit of clothing because it simply didn’t fit anymore. I’m lucky that we could afford to buy new clothes that fit and I’m super happy. I’m still working on some areas to improve and enjoying the process. In 2014 we planted a garden. We harvested lots of corn and cucumbers. We faced some issues in the garden and hopefully we’ll move forward with a more successful garden next year. and next year I’ll cut more corn off the cob that freezing it on the cob. Late in 2013 we built a chicken coop and purchased 3 adult hens. By this time last year we had collected our first dozen eggs. In January of 2014 we ordered baby chicks. The chickens are doing quite well and we actually had our first dozen day last month (we collected 12 eggs in one day). The production has slowed a little as it’s gotten colder and days shorter but we still have an abundance of eggs. I’ve been making home made bread every few days and I love it.
I’m welcoming in 2015 with a happy heart.
I’ve chosen my word for the year: >> CULTIVATE << I will cultivate the best life I can for me and for our family and our homestead. This year we’ll be adding bee hives to our homestead and I am SUPER excited about it. My goal is to try and grow or make as much of our own food as possible. We’re not talking doomsday preppers, we’re talking, self sufficiency.
January 1 | Good Morning 2015
I’m doing a photo a day (at least through January) with Katrina Kennedy. My purpose for this project is to take more pictures that document our homesteading efforts to make into a photo book.
I will continue our monthly headshots. It is one of my favorite projects and as long as the family continues to cooperate, I’ll continue snapping!
I’m aiming to run 1000 miles in 2015. That’s about 19.25 miles a week | 2.75 miles a day (x7) | 3.2 miles a day (x6) | 3.85 miles a day (x5) | 4.8 miles a day (x4) | 5 miles 1 day a week and 3.5 x 4.
I’m going to mail cards throughout the year, just because it’s nice. I’m aiming for 52+, about one a week.
I will do a daily devotional. In the wee hours of the morning, instead of rising to facebook and email, I’ll start my day with some time dedicated to my relationship with God.
I will practice my calligraphy more. It is so relaxing and enjoyable.
I’m sure some of these resolutions will merge and intermingle and I just can’t wait to see how it all works out.
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