My 14 Goals for 2020 Week 17 of 52

My 14 Goals for 2020

Goal #1 – Take Full Advantage of Having My Husband Home 24/7

Last week the HH was very helpful. He removed the cork in the kitchen, changed light bulbs, raked the yard, sprayed for bugs, made a meatloaf, leveled off the compost area, took Lucy to the vet {not an easy task} cleaned out the drains {gag!} folded shipping boxes for me and did the post office runs. Such a helpful guy that one. 🙂 Oh, and he did my hair.

Goal #2 – Take Better Care of Myself. 

Not all the ideas I have a great ones.  😉

Goal #3 – Get Organized

As long as I get it all done by May 2nd, I’ll be happy. I work better under pressure anyway.

The plan was:

  • March 22 – 28 Paint Kitchen Walls, Trim Doors and Office Door
  • March 29 – April 4th – Finish Garden Beds {Raspberry & Asparagus Beds, 3 New Flower Beds Along the Back of the House}
  • April 5th – 11th – Paint Master Bedroom Walls, Trim and Doors
  • April 12th – 18th –BUY Window Treatments for Master Bedroom
  • April 19th – May 2nd  Make Window Treatments for Sunroom {I may wait until fall for this one}

Goal #4 – Get Proper Window Coverings on All Our Windows. 

I have the window treatments and hardware for the bedroom, and the fabric for the sunroom Roman shades but an currently using the excuse that I can’t do any sewing until the sunroom is cleared of plants.

Goal #5 – Master Bedroom Make Over

Anyone know anything about removing wallpaper? How hard is it to do? Any tips?

Goal #6 – Kitchen Update

Last week the HH worked on removing the {awful} cork squares from the wall in the kitchen. It was a bit of a pain and a rather frustrating task for him.

But the spot looks SO MUCH better painted out white!!!

The kitchen is coming along… slowly but surely. Today I plan on putting a second coat of paint on the trim work and then it’s on to the doors {there are 3 in the kitchen area}. Two of the doors will need to be sanded/stripped first so that should be fun.

Goal #7 – Install Vegetable Garden

The garden boxes and beds are in and so far we’ve got peas, breakfast radish and spinach up in the garden. I am still waiting for the beets and lettuce to pop through the soil and for the raspberry and asparagus I planted last month to show signs of life.

Rhubarb is doing AWESOME as are the tomato seedlings that are hanging out in the sunroom. 🙂

Garden To Do List for April

  • Figure out what to do with the old pavers.
  • Create 2 more brick edged flower borders.
  • Till up area for raspberry and asparagus beds.
  • Plant hydrangeas along the back of the house
  • Create a seating area {a super simple one}
  • Figure out where to put all the extra pea gravel
  • Level off compost area {95% there!}
  • Prep lawn for grass seed
  • Mulch flower beds
  • Prune yew hedges to allow for more light near the asparagus patch

Goal #8 – Explore More of Maine 

Looking forward to my next day trip with the HH! Harpswell, Maine is on the list next, but it will have to wait a bit. Hopefully not to much longer!

On the radar for exploring Maine this next month:

  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Lincolnville Center General Store in Lincolnville, Maine
  • Wallace’s Market in Friendship, Maine
  • Alewives Fabric Store in Nobleboro, Maine
  • Harpswell, Maine and Bailey Island

Goal #9 – Host Some Sort of Get Together

Goal #10 – Read/Listen to 12 Books

This week I tried listening to Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati on audiobook but only lasted 12 minutes because I couldn’t get into the narrators voice. What is wrong with me!!! The book has great reviews too.

I am currently waiting for Olive, Again and The Nightingale.


So far I have read/listened to:

Goal #11 – Learn A New Skill or Craft

I haven’t taken any adult education classes or learned any new crafts this year but check out this wool pallet bunny I spotted for sale and the garden center last week when I went to pick up the remaining seed packets I needed. Isn’t it cute?

I think I might try and make one for next year. Looks easy enough, don’t you think?

Goal #12 – Visit 12  Museums, Historical Homes or Botanical Gardens {and bakeries too!}

Currently on hold.




Goal # 13 – Reach 5,000 Etsy Sales by the End of The Year 

As of this morning, I have made 3660 sales on Etsy. That’s up from 2804 on January 1st. This past week I dyed wool {and listed it on Etsy last night} made more garden markers {they’re selling like hot cakes! plus they’re fun to make} and organized my hand painted ornaments into bins. It was a productive week in the wool and pottery department.

Rug hooking wise, I finished another sail, but since hooking is something I do in the evenings this time of year, I haven’t had much time to get anything done because I’ve been pretty much falling into bed exhausted these days.

Goal #14 – Once a Month Menu Planning {for 2}

The whole meal planning thing has pretty much gone out the window the past month or two, but I did manage I freeze 3 extra portions of chicken chili and 8 breakfast muffins.


Have YOU made any goals for this year? If so, DO TELL! We all want to hear about them.

Have a great Sunday everyone, enjoy sunshine.


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