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So long 2010. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

Also known as my “2011 Goals” post.

2010 sucked hardcore for me. It was the skidmark on an otherwise pretty good decade. A decade that saw me graduate from college, get married, work at the coolest job in the entire world for 4 years, travel overseas, and give birth to my sweet baby boy, ended with a shitty bang. Eight months of the last year of the decade saw our income cut by 40%, brought about a career change that has cost us an obsene amount of money, but won’t maybe prove fruitful for another 1-2 years, and caused me to be a single parent many nights a week.

2010 caused me to question my faith in god, my own mental strength, and the idea that hard work produces good results. There was probably a 2 month period in the summer where I literally lost hope and just gave up.

2010 can suck it as far as I am concerned.

So, 2011, I have high hopes for you. I have a lot riding on you. Let me down, and I’ll give you a swift kick to the britney.

2011 is the year I:

  • learn to use a sewing machine
  • learn to relax attempt to sit on the couch for more than 15 min a night without folding laundry, hanging up laundry on drying racks, stuffing cloth diapers, reading magazines on how to save money, or knitting homemade Christmas gifts
  • knit something more than a really big glorified scarf. My baby blankets? Huge scarves.
  • grow lettuce. Seriously? I live in a pretty mild climate and have a wonderful garden and yet I can’t freaking grow lettuce! What gives?
  • increase our already somewhat comfortable emergency fund. For 2012 will bring with it 10 weeks without our 2nd already small income.
  • sell our property. We bought it in 2007 when times were better and we anticipated that we would move back to Washington and start building within a year. Two years in our return, we’re hanging on by our fingernails a lot of time. We most certainly can’t afford to build because we have to live someplace during the build. Rent + mortgage does not = a happy budget.
  • find a small part-time job I could do at home. Something like bookkeeping for 10 hrs a week.
  • finally conquer my fear and just go ahead and make my own mayo
  • employ a math professional to figure out the exact quantity of strawberry jam I need to keep my family happy for 12 months. Those calculations are beyond my state school abilities.
  • sleep

Wishing you and your family a very happy and very frugal New Years!

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