Happy Friday! How did you do on your goals? I made progress on all of mine. So although none can be marked completed or done, I’m still happy I broke the inertia and got moving on them.
Goal 1 was to select an updated life insurance policy. I’m emailing with the representative at the insurance company to get updated numbers and make a decision so hopefully this will be done soon. This is one of the more challenging decisions we’ve had to make because there are so many factors now – life expectancy, Social Security dates and amounts, pension, debt, Caroline’s needs, etc. Finding the right balance of amount versus length versus cost is complex at this point in our life. Being older parents and self-employed also complicates it in some ways. Anyway, still working on it.
Goal 2 was to research for a Kitchen Aid stand mixer cover. I looked at patterns online, but given the extra things I’ll have to buy to make it, I think it might be just as economical to purchase one from someone on Etsy and support their business. I like this one in particular: Red and White Checked. On the other hand, I don’t know if I want one that is so stiff. I might even like one that is simply soft fabric so it drapes rather than stands up stiffly. Does that make sense? So I have to decide what to do about that and dig a little deeper. But I think sewing one is going to be a no-go unless I create my own pattern.
Goal 3 was spend one hour working through piles of recipes, printed ideas, etc. and begin organizing them. I don’t think I did a full hour, but I made a lot of progress. I sorted through quite a bit and threw out a lot of things I will never use. This is probably going to be an on-going goal for the next few weeks because it is going to take some time to get through all of it.
So what did you do this week? Even if you didn’t share goals on Monday’s weekly post but did something important around your home, feel free to leave a comment. Maybe you will inspire someone else!