New Years Resolutions, Anyone?

December 27, 2011

Do you do New Year’s Resolutions?  I normally don’t – but the last few days I’ve been reflecting on how I need to change some things about how our house is operating.

Whether or not they’re actual resolutions is debatable – they’re really more short-term goals:

I’d like to simplify some things in our household. Just some of the easier tasks that can be taken care of automatically.

imageOne of the first things that comes to mind for me is getting the pharmacy automation – signing up with a company who will deliver my husbands medications to the door vs. freaking out that he’s out of meds and running to the pharmacy.

Another automated thing I’m wanting to look into is ordering groceries.  image
I know it’s not necessarily less expensive to order groceries online – but, I have a problem when I’m in the store with putting everything I see that might look good into my cart.  When I get everything up onto the conveyors, I realize that I’m getting far more junk food, and maybe 3 or 4 meals… but spending my entire grocery budget.  This might help me with meal planning as well. Ordering groceries that work with the meals that I need to buy, and keeping a better watch on the snacks.

I also realized while working on my holiday project of sewing stockings, DSC01490that I really needed to get a grip on my material handling system.  I mean – my fabrics are scattered in boxes throughout the house! I have no idea what I’ve got – and I want to get some more quilting projects done this coming year, so I need to get organized.

I’m sure there are several more – and I might be blogging about more of them over the next several days – but that’s enough for one post Open-mouthed smile



  1. My new year’s resolution every year is to wear more jewelry. I know it might sound silly, but I have all this jewelry sitting in my jewelry box and, ever since i became a mommy, I never take the time to think about what goes with my outfit and actually put it on! I feel so much better about how I look when I take the 2 minutes to put on a few finishing touches!

    That, and reaffirming my efforts to live a more eco-friendly and health-focused lifestyle. That is always a priority, but sometimes I need to refocus my efforts.

  2. I’ve been working on a list of resolutions and goals over the past few weeks for 2012.
    This is going to be MY year. 😉

  3. I’m the same way with you when it comes to the groceries… I end up getting a buggy full but there’s only a couple of actual meals in there. I’d love to get better about my meal planning this coming year and NOT go to the grocery store hungry – haha!

  4. I normally don’t do resolutions either but I’ve been thinking about it. The grocery thing hits me big time. I suck at planning meals but hopefully I can get that down soon!

  5. I think those are nice, practical resolutions. I don’t usually make resolutions either, but I should probably come up with some this year too.

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