Monday, November 4, 2019

Goals for the week

Good morning! Hope you all had a great weekend. We did. I decided to shake things up a bit and move the weekly goals list to Monday (easier to prepare ahead, I'm all about making my blogging easier and more fun these days).
I did pretty well last week. I did underestimate the time it would take to shorten T.'s pants and resize my skirts, so I didn't get to make a purse. I did make a bag for my knitting. Posts about the hats and the bag will follow later.

Last week's list

✔ finish Christmas yarn hat
✔ finish dark gray hat
✔ work on cowl/showl (not finished yet, but I moved on to the shoulder part)
✔ make three skirts I bought at thrift shop smaller to fit into them (I liked them, but they are XXL - I'm S)
✔ shorten T.'s pants (three)
✔ make a bag/basket for my knitting (to hold current projects and bring them outside)
X make purse to use daily (bigger than the one I'm using now, smaller than the other one I have)
✔ organize fabric and yarn (The yarn wasn't much to begin with, but I'll show you the fabric tomorrow)

This week's list:

- cast on hat
- work on cowl/showl

- make purse to use daily (bigger than the one I'm using now, smaller than the other one I have)

- start quilt? (I like this one - I have a lot of blue cotton and could use a sheet for the white)

Since these lists work so well for my knitting and sewing, I thought I'd add work, house, garden and life goals too.

- work on novella (23.000 words, have to finish it this month, I am at 2.500 right now, hope to get to 10.000 this week)
- edit a new novel (just got that one in the mail - oh my, it's going to be a busy month)
- monthly taxes

- declutter and organize entry room (it's a mess!)

- paint (part of the) bigger bathroom (someone painted red over some graffiti, I have to paint it white before we can hang our medicine cupboard there).

- prepare chosen spots to plant shrubs and trees that are in containers now, but need to be planted
- work on clearing the part that one day will be my orchard/garden
- "sow" avocado (prepare the pit and hope for the best)
- sow kalbas (I hope the partly dried fruit I found has the right seeds)

- stay away from sugar (had a hard time with that lately, even though I know I can't handle it. Went through the whole detoxing thing last week -didn't have any sugar since Tuesday-, not willing to do that again soon, oy!)
- go for a swim often (daily would be ideal, but at least a two times this week)
- limit screentime (both computer and phone)

Let's see if I can get this list checked off. I try to remember that these are just goals, ideas, and plans. Fun to write them out, nothing lost if I don't get them all done. What are your goals for this week?

Wishing you all a bon siman, a great week!


  1. I am going to be traveling from Minnesota to Indiana, to my hometown and back to my new home, and then fly to Florida, drive back to Indiana and then drive back home, all by Saturday! I will be taking knitting along for all the traveling.

    1. Goodness, that is a lot of traveling! I hardly ever knit in the car, but then again, we don't spent that many hours driving. Knitting on planes is forbidden on flights in, from and to Europe. I understand why, but oh, I would love to bring my knitting on those 10 hour flights...

  2. I'm detoxing from sugar, although I'm on day one.... but still it's a start, right? You have a very very ambitious goal list going on.

    1. It's a start indeed. One day at a time. It's really weird how our bodies crave sugar...
      Yes, it's an ambitious list. Too ambitious I'm afraid. That last minute addition of a new editing assignment messed up my idea of taking things slowly.