2017 Goals

In order of importance - 

MOVE: Have a successful cross country move.
- We will sell a house.
January:  Bath remodel finished, signed realtor agreement
February: Sales agreement signed; buyers have scheduled inspection and have financing already.
March: Under contract with April 14 close date
DONE - Buy a house.
February: Found a house and started escrow
March: House closed
- We will move us, the dog & our stuff across country.
March: Packing madly; lots of paperwork and admin type stuff
- Settle in our new home including furnishing & refreshing it.
- We will transition all of our medical care seamlessly.
- We will manage the vet, groomer and boarding transition seamlessly.
- We will transition our electronic & financial life seamlessly.
- I will start collecting social security upon turning 68 on September 1st and add Medicare when hubby retires.
- I will quickly learn my way around and how to get to each family members location from our new home.

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP: I will make friends in our new location and reconnect in person with family.
- Email or write a geographically distant relative or friend once a month at least.
January: 2 family & 2 friends emailed
February: In touch with cousins and brother
March: Brother again and wrote my aunt
- I will invite people over and to go places.
January: 2 lunches w. friends
February: Lunch and coffee with friends
March: Book club and coffee with best friend
- I will find and get involved in 3 activities/organizations in new location.
- Hubby and I will develop a new routine of fun joint activities.
- We will host parties and family get-togethers.
- I will spend as much time as possible with my sons, DILs and new grandbaby.
Feb/Mar: 2 week visit with younger son, DIL and granddaughter; Just a brief visit with older son and DIL

HEALTH: I will exercise regularly.
- All preventive care appointments kept and new Drs found in advance of need
January: Gynecologist and Orthodontist check ups
February: Saw internist for medication renewal & physical
March: Dentist routine appointment
DONE: Keep up with Pilates, stretching, walking and healthy eating before we move.
- Once moved I will take advantage of the pool and fitness center, join a Pilates studio and find good walking routes.

TECH: Up my tech skills and use.
- Improve my phone use skills (GPS, search, hands free, etc.).
Feb/Mar: Well buying and selling a house by getting documents to sign on your phone while traveling ups your phone skills a bit! Also  used search and GPS while traveling so a bit more confident there 
- See if hand me down IPhone5s and Garmin will fit my needs.
- Research and hopefully buy a laptop before we move.
- Learn to use my husband's tablet.
- Look into Netflix, Amazon Prime and other options to expensive cable bills in prep for cable provider switch.
- Get back into genealogy research through Ancestry and DNA to find out where my maternal ancestors came from in Sweden and Ireland/Scotland.

CLOTHES: I will have fun with fashion while creating a versatile, budget friendly wardrobe for my new lifestyle & location.
- I will shop from my wardrobe shopping list adjusting it as my lifestyle changes.
January: 2 items from list + replaced broken watch
February: 1 top + brow pencil
March: nothing 
- I will try polish on my toenails
- Branch out in accessories.  


  1. It occurred to me this morning that I am following no bloggers who are blogging through the same chapter of life as I am. So I found you via a search on Bloglovin'. I began blogging to help me adjust to an early retirement that left me lost. Excited to have found you and look forward to getting to know you better. P.S. I am doing a spring bucket list post for 3/19 and looking for like-minded gals to join me. If you are interested, please holler back!

    1. My email is mommyhon333@hotmail.com. Tammmie at My Retirement Project is going to join me for my bucket list post! Hope you will, too.