Today is the day when many make their New Year Resolutions. As I’ve stated before, I make goals not resolutions. So without further ado the goals for 2022.
🐭 Last year, for the second time, Geowoodstock was cancelled. I’m pinning my hopes on 2022 – 3rd time’s a charm. I’m ready to go. I have my passport, the ArriveCan app on my phone, my vaccination certificate and my booster. We have worked out the timing for the “molecular testing” and will be hoping that everything goes according to plan.
🐭 The publishing of the poetry didn’t happen. There were too many road blocks, money being only one. But I’m not giving up it is on the list of goals this year. I think I’m going to enlist the aid of a friend who works at a printing company. Perhaps he can assist in the copy editing and maybe help steer me to a local print shop…
🐭 I’m going to straighten the basement storage area. I’m going to brave the spider infested basement and declutter and organize… That screaming you hear is just me stirring up the 8-leggers.
🐭 I’m going to get rid of some excess clothing and maybe a few pairs of shoes. Yes, I know. The shoes is a BIG maybe…
🐭 I’m going to finally shed that extra 7 pounds that have been clinging. I almost had them on the run but the pandemic closed the gym. The plan is to see if I can get back into the swing but at Planet Fitness instead of at the University.
🐭 I did manage 12 new recipes last year. This year will be 6 main dishes and 6 side dishes. First up will be a stuffed flank steak. I had this at a dinner many years ago and got the recipe but never tried it. This is the year!
🐭 I’m going to read one book a month. I am hopeful that I’ll shatter that goal! I have a list.
🐭 I’m going to watch one movie a month – either on Netflix, on DVD or in the movie theater. I think this will be entirely doable. I may surprise myself and exceed the goal…
🐭 I’m going to send birthday cards. I’ve gotten very lazy and let FB remind me and then end up just posting on their timeline. It isn’t the same as a snail mail card. Besides I have a ton of cards just sitting there waiting to be sent!
🐭 I’m getting more involved at church. I already do the organizing and stocking of the food pantry. I joined the Rosary Society just as the pandemic hit. Now I’m going to start attending the meetings. I am also part of the “Luncheon Brigade” which is a group of volunteers to make food for all the funeral luncheons. I really hope I don’t have to make anything this new year – because I really hope no one dies anytime soon.
🐭 The travel goal this year will be to take a trip to FL to visit my sister probably in late January/February. We will also head to PA to visit my sister because it is the thing to do. And at some point we might plan a visit to Montana to see Sparky’s sister. I do not want to go to Montana in the winter!!! And that brings us to BC, Canada in August. Keep your fingers crossed. I’m thinking that if Canada is scrubbed (again), we will head to Hawaii or Alaska instead. In this pandemic climate, being flexible is mandatory.
🐭 This year marks the “countdown” year before I’m fully retired. I hope to complete the training of my former work place staff before I’m “outta here”! It will be interesting to say the least to see how many will be scrambling to get my help before the clock runs out.
🐭 Another goal is to complete a couple craft projects. The first is doing some illustrations for a couple of poems that I want to give as gifts. The other involves beads and wire. It is an experiment – cross your fingers. If it works out I will post a photo!
🐭 My geocaching goal for this year is to reach the milestone of 4000 caches found so that Geowoodstock is #4000! Since at this writing I’m at 3699, I think that is entirely possible. If Geowoodstock doesn’t happen (again for the 3rd year) I’m willing to make the goal 5000 for 2023.
🐭 This is the year that I’m going to do the one chore that I abhor – washing the Venetian blinds. This involves taking them down, filling a bathtub with soapy water and letting them soak. After a good soak holding them up and spraying them off. Of course that is followed by the drying of the blinds which can take up to a week. I really would almost prefer to spend the money and just buy new ones. Sadly we have odd sized windows and these were custom made…
🐭 My last goal is an easy one. We will have Sparky’s parents over for dinner at least once a month (but not on a new recipe night). We took dinner to them several times early in the pandemic and ate outside. Now that we are all vaccinated and have had boosters, I feel it is safe for them to come to our house more often.
Thanks for reading this long long post. Do you make resolutions?