The minute the Christmas decorations come down all I want to do is simplify. Which is so funny because with Christmas all I wanted to do was decorate every square inch of the house gorgeously. I’ve been planning and organizing my time this past week in ways that I think matter the most… not necessarily to ways get the most projects done.Today I had some kid free time, a friend and I are swapping time on Tuesday and Thursday mornings so we each get some kid-free time each week. This morning I worked for about three hours on the tax statements that our church sends out (I’m the Financial Secretary). Glamorous, right? All I wanted to do was hang a gallery wall, work on my project for $30 Thursday or organize but I chose to do something that would make me feel less stressed out and happier in the long run.
We’ve got four home goals for this year and I’m putting them here in simplified format:
1. Makeover our stairs: add a runner, add artwork, add a light fixture… all after replacing the existing stair treads. This week’s$30 Thursday project is phase one but some of the other pieces are waiting in the wings.
2. Make the basement not only a usable space but one that’s enjoyable to be in. The “enjoyable” part is where we are going to need a miracle. But, we want to use the square footage we have so we’ve been slowly (and I mean sloooowly) getting rid of things to make this a reality. A reality for just pennies.
3. Drywall the living room. Add some personality here… that’s all I’m going to say because I’m not sure what direction I want to proceed in.
I’ve got some other ideas up my sleeve but these are the big ones.
Other goals for 2015:
1. Flip a house.
2. Pay off our car.
3. Continue reading the news. This was one of my goals from last year and when a blog reader told me about The Skimm (a daily email you can read in five minutes that covers the headlines in a funny and easy to understand format) I became hooked and still love it. (You can subscribe HERE if you are terrible at sitting down to read the news like I was.)
4. Spend more time reading the Bible and applying it to daily life (like for example, when I have a child throwing a royal temper tantrum… how can I put into practice what I have learned about Jesus in that situation) and continue teaching Drew and Elle about the Bible and Jesus.
What are your goals for the year?