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Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve

I once read that goats do not wag thier tails in happiness like dogs - to whomever wrote that you are totally wrong!  They wag thier tails when pet, when given treats, when they see John or I walking down the drive - they are wagging fools!

Well tonight is the end of 2010.  It has been an eventful and wild year and John and I are so grateful for the support of our loved ones and strangers now friends.  We made a lot of mistakes and I hope we have learned from them.  Every year will get better (and hopefully a little easier :)).

For the year 2011 we have set new goals for ourselves for the store and for our lives.  At the store we want to make changes for the better especially working more on outreach to the community.  At our home we are making a goal to try to live on as little as possible.  This is our last night of things like home TV, home internet, netflix....  We aren't dedicated enough to give up heat or electricity, but we will try to keep the heat down, the A/C down, the lights off when we aren't in the room.  We do these things now, but could do better.  We are also going to try hard not to buy anything new this year.  We can buy used, borrow, or barter, but nothing new (except things like food and TP - haha).  We are also going to try a 1 night a month out on the town, having more little gatherings at home.  This will be a focus of my blogging the next few months as well as projects to improve our hobby farm and our preparations for the new years plants.

Happy New Year to all of you, be well!

1 comment:

  1. Ok, you are on. I can try this, too. I might have a little bit more luck on keeping the heat off here in AZ. No way I will get the husband to give up the TV and no way I am giving up the home internet, but no buying anything new....that I will try!


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