The January Report

Oh, that sounds so officious, doesn’t it? I’ve decided to go ahead and update on my goals just once a month. I may have other posts through the month that I did this or that, but as far as a total run-down, once is enough. So, here’s what I did in January:

Yes, I finished something. No, I didn’t spend money. Goal met so far. See craft and family blog for more on that.

Craft Trip
I’ve thought on this, and it is something that I want to do, but not until I can do it without stressing over the money. If I am able to pull it off, we’ll likely be going to Charleston.

In January, I brought the phone bill current, and paid some on the other bills I took responsibility for, with the exception of the loan from my mother. I’ll try to maintain that progress in February and add her in as well. (I also have to buy some books for school in Feb.)

This is going as planned, except that I have allowed myself to get distracted and so our group stuff has not happened. Also, I need to add some scouting stuff to our days and PDQ.

Family More, Internet Less
I was going so good on this for about a week, and then?? Hmmph. Seriously need to get back on track with it, though. Part of the problem here is that I let some depression kick my booty, and got out of the early rising habit, so I can’t get my work done before noon, so I am here longer, and then I just sit here.

Family Trip
Nothing on this yet, mostly due to financial issues.

Travel alone
Word on the internet street is that there will be a PostieCon 2008, and that it will be held in Orlando. This will likely be my alone travel, and hopefully, I’ll not fall into the same traps I did last year.

Time with Dh
We went to see Sweeney Todd this month, and had a good time. I’d like to go out again this month. I’ve also been making a concerted effort to send the kids to bed earlier and spend more time with him alone here at home. That’s real cheap alternative, since the only cost is…well, never you mind that.

Weight Loss
Woohoo, I’m down to 156/157.

Ang. and I were praying every morning for a while. I guess that really hacked the devil off, because lately we’ve been forgetting to do that, though we find plenty of time to talk about everything else under the sun. We did see some awesome, awesome things come about as a direct result of that prayer time, so I’d like to get back to it.

Bible Reading
I also ditched the Bible in a year book, because I am so out of practice with KJV English that it was distracting me. I am using the NKJV Bible in a Year chart from

I am still reading the wifing book, but I did not finish it and I don’t want to rush it, so I picked up Charlotte Mason Education and read it instead. It was thin and went quickly, and I’ll talk more about that on my family blog as well.

House Cleaning
To-Do list

Slow and steady wins the race here. Kitchen done, bathroom purged but the floor still needs cleaning, and my bedroom is in progress. My current plan involves taking out non-essentials, and whatever I can’t find room to put back in needs to GO. The to-do list is not getting done, in spite of the fact that it’s a lot of computer work, and I sit here too much, but I will get there. I think I need to make an effort to do at least one of those things per day. There are 105 items on the list. Organizing is happening with the cleaning.

Not even worried about it, yet.

Better Blogger
January 2007 visits: 1076
December 2007 visits: 1154
January 200 visits: 1541
I can live with that.

No fractional ownership here, I’ll claim it all. And we’ll talk about this more on the 29th of February.

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