Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April in Alaska

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.
― Henry David Thoreau

I want to spend April in Alaska, metaphorically speaking. I wrote a post explaining this a little while back, HERE.

  • What I really want is to spend the majority of my time outdoors.
  • I wish to live in a simple little home with just necessities. 
  • I want to stay away from the technological aspects of our everyday lives that suck up so much of our time, attention, and are really very addicting. 
  • I desire to devote so much more of my time to being with my loved ones, free from our busy world distractions. 
  • I'd like to read rather than turn on the TV. 
  • I want to make stuff, food, clothes, gifts for people, other things we may have need of; to work with my hands.

I'm going to tackle this goal/ plan on a day to day basis this month by writing up a mission statement for the next day each night. Overall I simply want to spend this month addressing the above points as best as possible.

I hope to accomplish some of the following:
Spend A TON of time outdoors
-yard work
-go to the woods
-go to a farm
Sew a tiny quilt for Parker, like his sisters
Make homemade pizza sauce
Make pizza from scratch
Make mozz cheese from scratch
Make butter
Make pretzels
Just plain don't watch TV
Limit facebook like crazy (maybe three log ins a week)
Sew an article of clothing for little Abe
Read a chapter book with little Abe (started reading The Chronicles of Narnia)
Start the second quarter goals with a thorough cleaning of our second story
Spend very little money
Sell stuff we own
Get together with at least one friend
Take the dogs for a few walks


  1. What wonderful goals!!! I am going through a purging stage - today was my closet & drawers - have about 4 bags full of just clothes & purses for Goodwill....after my daughter picks through it, but she is taking it back to HER house, so I don't care :)

    Just an idea - my son L-O-V-E-D the Magic Treehouse books my husband used to read to him every night.

    1. Spring cleaning is fun isn't it :)
      The Magic Treehouse... I will look into that thanks.
      I'm rushing off to work now.