It is (quite literally) a dark and stormy night here in Georgia. It’s been raining all weekend! A bit of a dreary way to ring in the new year, but oh well, it is what it is and there are sure to be sunny days ahead. ;)
Oh, and happy new year! Did you stay up? I have a six month old so I certainly did not, nor did I party, but I did watch a Tim Hawkins comedy show with my teens and we laughed (a ton!) until about 11pm when I finally went to bed (and they stayed up). :P
We have been putting spare change into a large jar since January first of 2016. My grandmother ♥ gave me the jar years ago; I grew up seeing her and my grandpa fill it with coins as well, so the tradition lives on and is so special to me! Anyway, we didn’t focus too much on adding money to it, but when Stephen and I would think of it, or one of the kids happened to have a little spare change, we’d throw it in.
And on New Year’s Eve, it was time to dump, sort and count! The kids were excited because all the money was to be divided among the three of them. We ended up with $81.57 so they each got $27.19. Not bad for spare change!
I’d like us to save at least $100 in 2017. Samuel was really cute on Sunday morning when he found 36¢ in his wallet and proudly announced that he was going to be the first to add to the empty coin jar. ^_^
I’ve never been into new year’s resolutions but I do love a good list so I’ve decided that my one goal for this year is to keep better track of dates and events. So, I made a 2017 page on my blog where I have a list of all the things I want to do (over and over) this year. Here are the things I want to keep track of:
→ Try a new recipe.
→ Sew something.
→ Go to a new zoo or museum.
→ Visit a new city.
→ Try something new off the menu.
→ Read a book.
→ Grow something.
→ Watch a movie.
→ Do something spontaneous.
→ Make a craft or DIY.
→ Buy something handmade.
→ Try a new restaurant.
→ Learn something new.
→ Declutter & donate.
→ Play a game.
→ Set a goal and do it!
I’m looking forward to seeing what this year brings – best wishes to you guys!