I have been busy gathering tons of supplies for this years plans. I have spent a TON of money but it will be worth it as far as health, and everything will eventually pay for its self in time.
I decided that I was going to can my own food, freeze my own food, cook my own food from scratch and of course begin using cast iron ware.
This all required a pressure canner, water bath canner, stockpots, blanching pot, mason jars, proper utensils and several books to learn how to do this safely.
I bought a deep freezer for food preservation as well. I started extreme couponing and when I get a deal, I need to have room for what I purchase to avoid waste. Waste, is the enemy in my household.
Also, cast iron is widely agreed to be the best way to cook and it too has health benefits. I have always been slightly anemic since I was a child and the extra iron will make up for the cost.
My big goal that I will be working on is purchasing a truck. I want to have that goal reached in the next several months. I have not completely figured out what another big goal of mine will be after that, but I know that I will have one.
My anxiety has been really good over the past several months. I think it is because I have a house that I love and am decorating it. That and keeping myself busy. I don’t expect that I am cured from my years long battle with anxiety, but only time will tell. In the meantime I will enjoy the feeling of peace and take in the beauty of the overwhelming amount of blessings that I have been experiencing.
I haven’t been able to blog as much as I intend to as of yet, because although I purchased a camera that takes photos on its own, hands free, I still need to buy another device to make it work. Much of what I am planning on blogging about this year, my hands will be too full or messy to take a photo.
I am sure that I will edit this summary at some point, but as of now, that’s where I am at.
Hello, my name is Amy, I am a mother of 4 beautiful children. One girl, and 3 boys. They are 21, 19, 9 and 8 years old.
I live in Ohio, in a small city near Akron.
I love antiques and old stuff and enjoy going to antique stores, flea markets, estate sales and garage sales– in search of my next ‘cool find’.
I am a homebody, but I do enjoy going out to eat and dancing when I can– usually at a moments notice.
I am working toward my vision– which is a little house on the outskirts of town where I can have chickens, a garden and continue to work on my crafts.
I have absolutely no idea how to garden and my crafts usually are unrecognizable. I would compare them to the little picture your kindergartner shows you and you have to play the guessing game until you guess what it is.
But, I find working on anything creative can only be good.
I am on a year plan to get closer to where I want to be. Mentally, physically and spiritually.
I am 7 months into my plan and I have made some progress. Still, a long way to go.
I started writing because I feel that it is a healthy outlet for me because I have a lot on my mind at times. Sometimes it feels good to jot it down or even turn my attention toward something else.
11 months in: This needs updated. My computer broke and I just got a new one.
I don’t have a place for chickens, but I did manage to get my house on the outskirts of town. A nice yard for the boys to play, and a quiet neighborhood.
2018 was a year of blessings. I did more than what I wanted and 2019…well, I just want to keep on growing, and living the life that I want.
I have a lot of things that I am in the process of working towards. Other things, I am sure will come to mind. I will not limit myself to 1,2, or 3 goals for 2019. I will just do the best that I can ❤