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!