Saturday, December 31, 2011

Waiting to Ring in the New Year

NOT!  Country Boy and I are actually waiting until at least 8:00 before thinking about heading off to bed.  Party animals we certainly are NOT!

We have a tradition on New Year's Eve that we started the first year we were married and that is counting all the change that we have thrown into a glass jug throughout the year.  It's amazing how quickly some spare change adds up!  It's also nice to make a deposit in the savings account the first of the year with all the spare change.  Great way to start the year!

New Years resolutions?  I don't really set resolutions.  I like to set goals.  My biggest goal, and possibly the most challenging, is to declutter my home in 2012 and get some sanity and simplicity back in my life!  I've signed up for the declutter in 2012 calendar and am anxious to get started!  Another goal is to prep for acquiring some dairy goats, i.e., put up fencing, a goat shed, milking station, etc. and hopefully get a few goats this year finances permitting.  I'd also like to put a native flower garden in the front yard (where we get the most sun) in hopes to have honey bees one day.  I may also try my hand at breeding ducks.  In other words, I guess most of my goals are homestead related.  I'm also going to concentrate on creating more items for my Etsy shop.  Whew!  If I wasn't already tired I sure am now!

such a sweetie
What New Year's resolutions or goals are you making for 2012?

I want to wish you and yours a happy and healthy New Year!

Till next time,



10 comments:

Lynnie said...

I love all your goals, many of mine sound very similar! Your new blog banner looks great! Happy New Year!! So how much change did you count up? What a great tradition!

Claudia said...

You already know that I'm going to try to declutter! I took down all the Christmas decorations today and tomorrow I start tackling all the problem areas. Have a Happy New Year! (I will probably be in bed by 11:00 or so!)

xo
Claudia

TexWisGirl said...

i wish you luck on all your goals - the decluttering sounds like a worthwhile one, for sure!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I like the idea of counting the change. Have a nice New Year's Day and good luck with the goals.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy New Year to you too! Best of luck in achieving your goals-the calendar sounds very helpful:@)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Sounds like a full year for you in 2012 -- I like it!

I, too, would like to sign up for De-clutter 2012 -- it's way past time!

S. Etole said...

I think I will have to start a change jar for this new year.

What a sweet little duckling.

Kristin said...

I don't do resolutions either....more like goals.
And, I love yours!
Can't wait to watch and read.
Happy New Year!
Love, Kristin

DeanO said...

Good luck on that house de-cluter project. My goal? I want to use regularly the Body By Jake my wife gave me for Christmas.

Georgianna said...

Happy New Year! We managed to stay up until midnight this year! Love watching all the fireworks the next day on video.

Sounds like you have plenty of adventure ahead for 2012. Wishing you all the very best!

Georgianna

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