We’re standing on the threshold of a brand new year!
We’re startin’ it out here with a bang — we’re having a major ice and snow storm!
The goats won’t come out of their huts, the dogs won’t leave the porch, the cows and horses won’t leave the barn, and My Cowboy won’t let me out of the house. And I’m holding my breath and crossing my fingers and praying we don’t lose power.
I always use January 1st as my planning day, so I’m at my desk and computer making up all sorts of unrealistic lists for the coming year. And you?
My main goal is to always do better than the year before, so that means I want to get even more done on my house, finish more projects than 2020, quilt more quilts than 2020, have less UFOs than 2020, be healthier than I was in 2020, in which I was pretty dang healthy, thank God! The broken foot from back last January is a very distant memory now.
Because My Cowboy and I no longer eat out, and we’re having to survive on my cooking, and because of his health, I’ve been trying to make us eat healthier. He’s lost 23 pounds, and I’ve lost 18, with minimal effort, trust me!
I’ve chronicled my menu planning and cooking efforts along the way, so if you want to see some of the things we’ve tried, or get links to some of the recipes, you can see those HERE.
I also made progress on some of my house projects, altho there were some periods of no forward movement on that at all. I am soooo close to having my kitchen completely finished, and as soon as I get that done, I will give you all a tour.
I’m finally unpacking the last box of kitchen stuff that I never unpacked since we moved in here 8 years ago. This means that my spaghetti man is finally in his rightful place! This strange (and somewhat creepy) fellow hung in my grandmother’s kitchen my entire life, and now he lives with me. I’m wondering how we weren’t scared of him as children!
I’ve also been working on the living room at the same time (and the entryway), but as soon as I get the kitchen done, my next big project is the bedroom. So we’ll see how many more rooms I can finish up this year. This house has 10 rooms and a large stairwell, and so far, I’m only completely done with 4 rooms. Pathetic, after 8 years! But we finished lots of hard things, which makes other things finally move a little faster, so we’ll see.
I wanted to finish the 4th room upstairs for the studio this year, but it turned out to not be a priority. Hopefully 2021 is the year!
On the quilting front, I always think I can do more, so I’ll be continuing to try to finish up more things, start very little new stuff, corral the fabric stash, lower my number of projects, and keep organizing!
I’m setting up my planner book for 2021. I finally have a minimal system that works for me, and it’ll just roll over to this year with little effort.
Here are a few things I have on the docket for this year:
So thank you all so very much for following along and joining me on my silly, messy journey through Life on the Ranch and my little quilting world. I appreciate all of you, and I hope you’ll keep tuning in for more fun stuff along the way.
I wish you all a fantastically happy, healthy 2021!