This post contains affiliate links. I had big plans for this week, but two events disrupted them. First, we had workers in the house twice this week–once to put in our new bedroom window and once to repair our leaking basement crack. Then Bookworm and my mom came to visit, so we forgot about the plans and enjoyed their visit. We’re hoping we’ll be able to see them again at Thanksgiving, but we don’t really know how the weather here in New York will be then, so we just have to wait and see. Anyway, here are my 2022 goals part 2: week 14 of 24.
My Goals for 2022 Part 2
These new home improvement goals are based on our new house.
Paint the front family room. This is done, but I can’t show you pictures because we still have a few boxes to unpack. Paint the downstairs hallway. Paint PB & J Girl’s bedroom. I’ll have pictures to share next week. (I wanted to share this week, but she says it’s not picture worthy yet!) Paint Cuddle Bug’s bedroom. This room had green carpet and dark yellow walls. We can’t afford to replace the carpet yet, but Cuddle Bug embraced it and picked a light green comforter and a light green accent wall. I love the way she embraced a color she would never chose and doesn’t really like.
- Replace the kitchen sink.
lawncareand snow removal equipment. We went to the store to price a snowblower, but we haven’t bought one yet.
- Move or trim some of the trees and landscaping close to the house to let in more natural light. My husband started working on this, and already I see such a difference!
Replace one of the bedroom windows. Done this week! It looks so nice and feels so much warmer in our daughter’s room that we wish we would have also replaced the master bedroom window. Maybe next year. Fix the leaking crack in the basement. This was also done this week. I was concerned that the insulation covering the basement wall would have mold, and my concern was well-founded. There was mold. I’m worried about my health given my previous problems with mold exposure, but the worker sectioned off that area with plastic while he worked, we had an air purifier running downstairs, and I made sure I was out of the house when the work was done, so hopefully it’s okay.
Walk 175 Miles This Year
This week I walked 1.2 miles for 19 minutes.
This goal is 79% complete. For the year, I’ve walked 138.4 miles on the treadmill, for 2680 minutes.
Start Weight Watchers Again
On the struggle bus here. I’ll need some time to get into healthier eating habits after the last few months. The good news is that even though I haven’t followed Weight Watchers for the last almost five months, my weight has remained stable.
Read 40 Books
Fahrenheit 451 (review coming soon)
Animal Farm (review coming soon)
I’m currently reading/listening to several books. (Check out my reading challenge to see what I plan to read this year.)
Write in My Journal 30 Times This Year
This goal is 60% complete. I have written in my journal 18 times this year.
Make a Recipe Binder
This goal is 4.2% complete. Progress is slow. I have 3 recipes in my binder, but there’s room for 71.
Take Eight Local Trips
Three more trips to go!
This goal is 75% complete.
Trip #1: We took our first trip to a local pop-up history event set in the 1880s. We saw a blacksmith working and listened to a band play old time music from the 1880s. It was a small event but fun.
Trip #2: We went to the Japanese Children’s Day Festival!
Trip #3: We stopped by Michigan to visit my mom before we make our way to New York. We decided to visit Adams Blueberry Farm to pick some organic blueberries. My kids haven’t done this for 8 years, since we moved to Arizona. My husband and I both commented how nice it is to be back in a place where we can do activities like this.
In New York
Trip #5: I didn’t take any pictures, but we went to Bliss Family Farm’s Homeschooler Day. They had a small petting zoo, bowling with pumpkins, and a HUGE corn maze, which we were lost in for some time. We also got to each take a pumpkin home.
Trip #6: We went to Genesee Country Village & Musuem. More details coming soon!
Trip #4: More details to come about our trip to Philly!
GOALS I ACHIEVED IN 2022
These are the goals I’ve achieved so far in 2022:
HOMESCHOOL Learn How to Homeschool in New York:
This goal is complete! Yeah!
Watch info videos on how to homeschool in New York. Make an education plan for this year for each of the girls. Contact the local district and fill out the appropriate paperwork Find homeschool groups to join. .
In our old house, our realtor hooked us up with her contract. He and his team were able to finish our master bathroom for much less than the tile company we hired last December to remodel the master shower.
Replace the sliding glass door handleDONE! Finish our master bathroom(We had a new shower tile installed, but we still have improvements to make.)
Replace the master bathroom towel holders(new addition)
Paint the master bathroom ceiling(new addition)
Paint the master bathroom(new addition)
Paint the master bathroom trim(new addition)
Travel to Michigan
We went to Michigan!! We’ve actually gone to Michigan five times this year because of all the back-and-forth driving we’ve done between Arizona and New York and getting Bookworm settled in college there. This goal has been accomplished many times over.
There you have it, my goals for 2022! I’d love to hear how your goals are progressing in the new year.