I get excited at Back to School time; it's another January, but with much better weather. I think this is a much more exciting time to set goals because I feel more energetic in September than in January. Here are some things I'm aiming to accomplish this fall:
Around the House
We had our foyer and hallways painted last week, and we had to take down all of our photos. I want to re-work the arrangements and put them back up for us to admire.
We broke down and purchased a charcoal grill. We agree that charcoal grilling is really a weekend activity, so I am making sure that my menu planning includes some weekend grilling.
I want to purchase some mums to display on our front steps.
Here are some goals I've already accomplished since coming up with this list:
Sew curtains for the sunroom.
Menu plan for the next few weeks.
I want to post at least three times a week.
I want to plan my content at least two weeks ahead.
This fall, I am going to re-read all six of Jane Austen's novels. I'm starting with Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park, because those are the two I've read the least.
I want to read one book per month about the craft of writing.
I am going to save up for a netbook. If I get really ambitious, I may go for a full laptop. I am the last one in line for the computer around here, and while the kindle is great for reading blogs, it is not good for typing.
Knit a sweater to wear at Rhinebeck this year (using the yarn I bought last year, of course)
Knit Christmas gifts for the nieces and nephews
Do one service project a month
Keep up 10,000 steps a day
Go to one high school football game
Take the dog to Bobby's baseball games
Give blood in November