Thursday, 10 January 2013

Keeping the momentum

I am keeping up some momentum in getting the house straight and achieving my New year aims. I am still working on them all I thought I'd update this weeks progress so far

  • to finish decorating/ making our home our own
  • I'm slowly decluttering the kitchen so that I can decorate in there. One cupboard is sorted so far- small steps in 15 mins a day after work
  • to save for the future
  • to enjoy more family fitness
  • I went swimming with Dylan at the weekend- am ashamed to say not only did he swim faster than me he also swam further by 20 lengths! I got out shattered after swimming 60 he carried on to complete 80 in total.  
  • frugal- I want to make what we have go further
  • We menu planned for the month as a family and have stuck to it this week, the menu was made completely of food we already have in the house- no food shopping in January, except for perishables that don't last for a long time
  • to fix things- I have lots of things around the house that need mending/ altering that I haven't got around to doing.
  • This is the mending pile I have completed. It had 2 of Stephanie's dresses which were broken, I combined them to make 1 wearable dress. 1 dressing up dress which needed to be mended all ready to wear. A cross stitch which needed hemming and hanging. It's hemmed just needs hanging now.

  • to finish things, I have several craft projects started 2013 is the year to finish things
    This is a cross titch I started before Stephanie was born a little while ago! I had completed the one horse you can see and then put it down never to be picked up again. I picked it up at the beginning of this week and have started the second horse. It is a large piece with seven horses and their stable. It is going to take a while, but it will be completed this year!
    Combine this weeks achievements with those from last week and I am happy with what I am achieving. I am working on improving my household routine so that it is more manageable and I don't feel so stressed out at weekends to get EVERYTHING done. I have managed to keep on top so far and manage little additional tasks. I'm hoping that I can ingrain this and make for stress free more family fun weekends.


    1. I like the horse! And be proud for swimming 60 length !!!

      1. I am pleased I managed 60 length but it does show I need to work harder, esp if I am to manage the 10k I want to run in the summer :-)

    2. I am so proud of you Sarah! You are a real inspiration.

      Looking forward to hearing more about your frugal-stretching further challenge!

      Oh, and I wonder if you've heard of THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S LIGHT..stories. I share these with my class, they are wonderful.

      Sft x

      1. Thank you I am pleased with how I am doing so far. I am finding writing these posts and listing what I am managing each week really motivating.

        Yes I LOVE the lighthouse keeper stories- thank you for reminding me of them :-)