Sunday, January 2, 2011

Back in business


Wow, was it just me, or did the holidays get a little bit hectic there at the end?! Whoa. Well, I am excited to say that the tree is down, the d├ęcor is in boxes, and life is getting back to normal. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to get re-focused on the goals we’ve set and start adding new challenges as well.

Since the whole “start cooking more” goal was smothered half to death by the holiday season, I’m going to start back there and start cooking {or trying to cook} all of your recipe suggestions, so definitely keep ‘em coming if you have them. I will rate the dinners as we try them out. The rating system will share how easy I thought the meal was, how tasty I thought the meal was, and whether or not I could get the Kortmeister to eat any of it! {That’s the toughest part.}

2 additional goals I am adding for the month are:

1. Have guests over for dinner at least once a week. {This is so good for your soul, and you don’t even have to get a babysitter, so WHY on earth aren’t you doing it more often?!} Part of this is going to be focused on simple ways to make my table more beautiful, and like, such as, and so on, and such. And another part of this will be on maaaaybe trying out fun and different foods, things to do post-dinner and so on. I will give you detailed updates.

2. Teach gratitude and live gratitude. {More on that very soon.}

I’m ready to get down to business!

Goodbye bathrobe, (yes, I reverted… a little. Don’t you juuuudge me!} and hello shiny sinks, un-broken windows, the power of ten, and my sanity! Woot! Woot! {And yes, in case you were wondering, I am going back to doing all of those things bright and early Monday morning. 3 power of ten sessions {spread out throughout the day}

How were your holidays?
Is your sink shiny?
Are you going to jump on board with any of these goals…or do you have a few of your own up your sleeve?
Spill it.


Amie said...

I can't wait to hear about the having of the company. We owe all of our neighbors and friends quite a few dinners because there isn't much that stresses me out more than trying to get the house, the food and the kids "perfect" enough for company!

Sarah loves it all said...

I love the feel of your blog! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I thought it was pretty funny. :)

Kestrel said...

I have 3 big goals. 1 is to lose at least 50 lbs. I have a whole bunch of teeny tiny changes listed under my big goal to make it easier to attain. Thus far I've lost like 3? Yay for losing water weight!! One of the changes under this heading is to only eat out twice a month. We suck at eating out! I made dinner last night and was shocked at how easy and delicious it was though (Pioneer Woman's Trinidadian Chicken Curry. Next time I'm trying it with fish or tofu.)

My next goal is to become a temple worthy household - so this is a goal for me and for my husband. Again, I have lots of little changes listed under that big one.

And my third is to pay down $2000 of debt and save $800 for a Europe trip. Both will be ridiculously easy and doable as long as I hide my debit card and stop shopping when I'm bored!

Housewife on Fire said...

Thanks for visiting Sarah! It's like a celebrity stopped by - woohoo!

Kestrel - I LOVE those goals! I totally want to hear how things are going as you go! {and a Europe trip? ...oh, the jealousy! Good for you!}