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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!

January 2018 Goals

In my One Little Word 2018 post I mentioned some vague goals for 2018. I’ve actually done some goals planning and personal discovery activities that are in my InnerGuide 2018 planner.  I’ve been using this planner for a few years now, but this is the first time I’ve actually done some of the beginning year exercises.  It always feels a little odd (uncomfortable?) doing activities like that, but I know it helps to have goals and such written down.  It’s actually one of the reasons I blog – more than once I have found it helpful to look back at blog posts to remember what I have done, what I intended to do, etc.

Instead of listing a whole year of goals here, I’m going to try just listing a few goals for January and then review that at the end of the month and go from there.

  • Work towards finishing the auction/probate legal stuff on my dad’s estate
  • Catch up Quicken
  • Start a new blog for book reviews – set up my name website, find a new theme to use
  • Continue regular blogging
  • Finish the 2017 crocheted snowflakes – block & starch
  • Crochet the 2018 snowflake ornaments
  • Do one picture project – watch for a future blog post on picture projects for 2018

I should add something about garden planning in here, but I know that Quicken is going to take up a huge amount of my time, as will the new book review blog set up, so any garden planning done will be a bonus.

Embroidered with initials & year,
ready to be blocked & starched.