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January 2018 Goals Wrap-Up

January was a very busy month, with quite a bit accomplished.  Unfortunately, it seemed to be a short month (were there really 31 days in this January) and I have not completed my goals list, so there will be some carry-over into February.  We all knew this would happen, didn’t we?

Here’s the list I posted in my January 2018 Goals post updated to show progress:

  • Work towards finishing the auction/probate legal stuff on my dad’s estate – an accounting of the auction and my expenses was sent to the lawyer several days ago and I’m waiting on his response.  I can see that it will be necessary to begin calling his office.  So progress, but not completion.
  • Catch up Quicken – updates have been started, but much more needs to be done in February.
  • Start a new blog for book reviews – set up my name website, find a new theme to use – no progress at all in this area, so this will carry over into February.
  • Continue regular blogging – I consider this a success, as I did manage several blog posts in January.
  • Finish the 2017 crocheted snowflakes – block & starch – I crocheted two small afghans instead, so yeah, I did accomplish one crochet project planned for 2018, just not the one I had lined up for January.  Still a success.
  • Crochet the 2018 snowflake ornaments – nope, didn’t do this either, but I have begun a baby blanket for a Master Gardener friend who became a grandmother this month!  This can be a half fail, half success.
  • Do one picture project – watch for a future blog post on picture projects for 2018 – I didn’t do this either.  Instead I spent several hours going through all my picture files to help supply Fiona with pictures for a school video biography project.  The video was great (I have a copy!), so again, half fail, half success.

From all the red in the above list, it appears that I am going to have to work more diligently on some projects!  In my defense, I did also edit a complete book (freelance hire), graduate as a Master Gardener, travel to Waco for a square dance weekend, attend 6 Master Gardener meetings plus an all day workshop on Native Plants, dealt with Copper’s semi-annual visit to the vet, and got the Dart yearly inspection/registration and an oil change taken care of.  Plus, I’ve walked this month – slightly over 30 miles! I’ve been busy!

3 Quick Thoughts on Saturday, January 20, 2018

My Master Gardener graduation was held this past Wednesday night. It was a nice evening, not too long, and I was able to introduce Bill to some of the Master Gardeners I have worked with this past year. I’m still uncomfortable in those types of social situations – what do all those people find to talk about? And how do they just walk up to a group that is already talking and join in without feeling like they are barging in? Maybe someday I’ll figure it all out.

I made great progress on the estate financial reports and (hopefully!) emailed all the figures to the lawyer on Friday afternoon.

I’ve been walking more this week, even though it has been cold and windy. I’ve been reading Spark: The Revolutionary Science of Exercise and The Brain, and it’s explanations of how exercise impacts the brain and cognitive abilities is spurring me to

MOVE!

Just a Moment – Thirty-Two

I’ve been wearing a new pair of earrings this week…

… and ear muffs while walking, because it’s been so danged cold!

And this is the last of the Christmas posts.  I saw this on a neighbor’s garage door while walking on Tuesday.  I love it!

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