Sunday, June 1, 2014

Goals for 2014 - UPDATED 6-1-14

As the New Year rolled in I set aside 5 basic things that I wanted to focus on for the year 2014. I promised monthly updates in hope that it will keep my focused on accomplishing these.  Here is the original post:  Goals for 2014 as posted on 1-4-14

1)  Replace Holy Mary Tree Topper:  Check
2) Create Heirloom Quality Christmas Stockings:
 At this point we are beginning summer and I see this as just a pipe dream.  I still have some great ideas but they lack the motivation to getting my hands dirty (as they say) to actually start this project.  We have made vague decisions about our home and will probably be here until next spring.  Now my motivation for a beautiful Holiday is a little stunted as I hate this house. 

3) Improve Flexibility and Stamina:
 Pools are open on the weekends.  We have gone a few times each weekend.  I look forward to the summer days where I can get in the water each day and enjoy walking in the water.  I like the resistance the water adds without the pain on the joints.  This old-fat-mamma enjoys hiding under water while still feeling the benefits of getting moving.  My friend Mrs. W and her hubby have been really trying to work out two times a week and it shows.  I hope I can continued to be inspired by her slow and steady progress. 

4) Move Into a Home That Better Fits This Big Family Needs:
I find this to be very ironic.  I have been praying to St. Joseph asking for a clear sign as to what we are supposed to do.  Well in one day we received a letter stating how we were bad members of the neighborhood because of a tire we set out by the trash can that very day they came around to inspect.  In the same mail delivery we received a note telling us why we should move from a realtor.  We hate it here in this home so why to we stay?  Where to go?   I am still wanting to move away completely but no job offers.  In the same breathe no job advancements seam to be here either.  I guess we maintain status quo for awhile longer.

Mothers day I became fixated on one particular home.  The children don't agree with which one we should purchase but I know what will work best for the family.  This is a new home to be constructed and costs about 100,000 more than J and I originally thought we would be spending to buy a new home.  It is also farther out than I really want to be. 

If we are spending that much, I want it all.  Not the forever home with tons of land but a few acres in an unrestricted neighborhood.  This will take us longer to achieve but I don't want to make another hasty move and end up again in a house I don't like.  My plan is buy land, work with a build your own home company, and build a one story that makes us all happy.  I know this sounds silly but I have a goal now to work toward. 

If God wants to throw a monkey in that plan and move us back to the mid-west - I would be most happy.  If not I hope we can make this happen.  I think we could be very happy in that house.

5) Be Adventurous:
I got my hair cut and cut short!  That is adventurous, right?  J and I talk about this all the time.  He is open to moving and open to even a new job.  That is huge for him.  I am going to just have to sit back and let God lead us the rest of the way.  My husband is not ever going to be the type that RVs all the time.  I am coming to realize this.  My first clue should be that while looking for an RV my mind was on the long term living arrangements and he was looking for a place to store it. That isn't exactly the same goal.  I know that this is not all that life has in story for me.  I just have to be a little more patient as God reveals what that adventure will be. 

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