January is a tough month for me up here in Alaska. The holidays are over and you are back to the grind without the thought of another long weekend from work for months. I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark and that inspires me to take lots of naps. Since giving up coffee, I truly am energized by light.
I did OK with my goal list. Could have been better with the store business side of things and I ignored some cleaning chores but in order to take so many naps, something had to give.
Let's see how I did during my awake periods....
1. Read at least one book a month. I stomped this one! Here are the books I read.
Not only did I read Trim and Healthy Mama, I started the plan today. So far so good and I will let you know how I do. I hated the Wideacre book, and that is being nice. The main woman in the book was just pure evil all the time and I read it to the end just to make sure someone killed her. It had explicit themes in it, mostly incest, that I could live with out. The bad news is that I bought the whole series and now have to decide if I want to try the second book or burn them. I'm leaning toward door number 2, at least that way we will have a warm fire.
I read a couple books on my kindle. They were both free and I love that. Unfortunately both of the books I read are part of a series that I will have to purchase if I want to know what's next.
An Untamed Land by Lauraine Snelling was excellent and I have already request the entire Red River series on the paperback swap. I was able to snag a couple more free kindle books from her so I'm excited to read the next one. I read another kindle book that I can't seem to track down now, Thinking I might have deleted it already. It was a good book, but not good enough to buy or spend my paperback swap credits on.
Here is what I am currently reading.
The Tightwad Gazette is great and fun to read. I can always use more frugal tips! I'm still reading Atlas Shrugged. I like it but I don't find it easy to read and I spend a lot of time re-reading parts. Exo-Vaticana is an end times Bible prophecy book. End times prophecy is one of my passions, especially when it deals with aliens. Did you know that X-Files was my favorite TV show? On the Kindle I am reading The Frugal American Housewife. Not sure when it was written but I'm guessing mid-1800's and it is great. I'm not sure what she is talking about a lot of the time but I think the old ways are definitely wiser. I now know how to boil a pig head because apparently the cheeks are delicious.
2. List 5 new items and craft one new item to sell. As far as my goals for Spindrift Gifts, I was able to list more than 5 new items and most of them have already sold but here is a few things that are still available.
I am about ready to list another pair of the pedicure socks, we have a lot of CDs left and I have no clue why we have a book on Syphilis. Feel free to drop into our store and shop or not. In February I will be listing more cameras, DVDs, iPods and new hand-crafted items.
That's just a couple of my monthly goals. How are you doing with yours?
Lovin' life and it's time for a siesta .