Saturday, June 06, 2015

Goals Update

I have been thinking a lot about my goals lately. First, that I need to wrap the ones up that are hanging out there flapping in the wind, but then also what I want to do going forward – i.e., the fall. There will be no real goals started in the summer. AB has dreams of taking the trailer out camping every possible weekend – and I usually push that back to every other or every third weekend. (Laundry has to get done sometime… yes, I know, big stick in the mud.)


So I still have the shelves and such to finish my little sewing/cross stitch nook thing in the playroom. They are painted and awaiting being hung. Once those are done I can do the fun part of sorting my sewing stuff and having a nice organized space for everything. 


And I did sort some stuff on the computer. Got rid of all those folders from old computers and consolidated folders. I have worked a little ways through the whole picture sorting thing, but haven’t gotten as far as I would like. The main driver right now is in space on the computer. We aren’t completely out of space anymore, so this has been idle. And I keep thinking we may need a new computer on the horizon and when we do then I will have space galore and won’t need to worry about trashing the crappy photos. I would love, love, love to do photo books for each year. But I just don’t have the time. Maybe when my kids (toddler) doesn’t suck up all my free time.


Then there was the back yard. AB did raised beds last year and I loved them so much I asked for three more for Mother’s Day. Then I decided I wanted the grass out from around them and pea gravel between and around them. So last weekend (instead of installing my sewing shelves), AB layed weed fabric and started dumping grass clippings on the weed fabric to kill back the grass. Eventually, maybe later this summer, we will pull back the grass clippings and fill the weed fabric area with pea gravel and have a raised bed area worthy of a Sunset cover. 


A girl can dream, can’t she?


So along with this I have an area that I want to put raspberries, blackberries, blueberry bushes and other things like that. For that area we are working on covering the grass with cardboard and then compost a few inches deep. It won’t be ready until next year, but then we can till it all in and plant the next phase of our edible yard.


This is the biggest thing I miss from our previous house. AB and I put in our yard and nearly every aspect of it provided food – a huge garden, fruit trees (which are a pain in the rear, I don’t want any fruit trees except maybe a nectarine tree), raspberries, blueberries, rhubarb. We want that in our current house and are moving towards having it. Now I need to just figure out how to get rid of all the ornamental bushes crap…


I am eyeing the fall for work on the Master Bedroom. I keep putting it off mostly because I am just not sure what I want or what the solutions are for the room’s issues. I want new paint. I would love new carpet (now that I have the taste for new carpet in the other areas of my house, but this probably won’t happen!), I need storage solutions and d├ęcor is completely lacking. It is the room in the house with the MOST potential for change. I want a refuge, a comfortable place without the toys, laundry baskets (full and not), clutter, crappy dressers, etc. This could be an easy, clean out the room and paint it thing… or it could be so so so much more. I mentioned our bedroom as the next target for my monthly goals and AB may have muttered something and rolled his eyes. Telling him it was for the fall didn’t change anything. 


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