1. Regain pre-babies weight.
Honestly, I have no idea how I'm doing on this, except that some of my pants do fit again. My plan was to step on the scale the first day of the year, and I forgot. And have subsequently forgotten every other day as well. I guess it doesn't help that the scale is in the shop in the basement where the hubs was using it to weigh grout for the bathroom tile, a place that is not on my daily rounds. Maybe since I thought of it I'll go on hop on there today and see where I'm at.
2. Etsy shop goal- reach 200 sales in the second year of being open.
As of today, 111 sales. Not too bad, and well on my way.
3. Become a better, more confident sewer.
Improving! Did you see this?
Clean, straight lines with virtually no need to go back and re-sew something! And I finally feel like the machine isn't getting the best of me. I think it really just takes some time sitting down and using it to make me feel more confident.
4. Learn to say no.
Honestly, there haven't been too many situations where I've felt the need to say no. One of the mommies from preschool set up a moms' night out sort of thing, a Friday night at the kids' bedtime on a cold winter's evening. Ugh. Now, the hubs does the bedtime thing anyway, so that's not a problem, but that has been our movie date night, and did I mention it's cold? Especially at 7:00 at night in the winter. So I said no, despite the hubs's urging to get to know the other moms.
5. Take better listing photos.
As I've said before, once our bedroom remodel gets done, there's going to be some room shifting going on. I've actually discovered that Gus's room has the best light, and that's where my new "office" is going to be. case in point:
Much better! Cleaner and sharper. I can't wait to move in there so I don't have to keep moving Gus's "guys" out of the way every time I need to take a picture.
6. Accessorize myself.
Doing ok here. I have been trying to wear some jewelry when I'm going to be in the company of other people. I need to work on doing this when I'm out in stores on errands and things, but it seems kind of pointless when I have on a scarf and coat and no one sees anything but my head.
Speaking of which, I have decided to expand this goal to all-around maintenance in general. My hair is still a mess, so I need to choose a style that will allow me to do something with it quickly so I don't look like I've just rolled out of bed. I also want to get in the habit of using nail polish. It's hard for me to do this because I have no time to keep my hands still while it dries, and the last time I did it it was all chipped within a few days because my hands are always going. But I know it looks nice and gives a polished appearance, and the hubs likes it, too.
7. Develop and maintain a cleaning schedule.
Nope. But I've got a plan to develop a plan. More on that soon.
How are your new year's goals coming along? Are you sticking to them? Making changes?
Oh, and also- tomorrow's link party is going to change a little bit from being a Pinterest project to any project you've been working on. House projects, recipes, crafts, you name it- come and link up tomorrow!