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1001 Books to Read December Update
January 24, 2011, 1:57 am
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I’m behind as usual, this time with updating my blog. Though I’m pleased to report that I am back. In December I started to read To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway. It was the last book by him on my challenge list. It was also the hardest book to find!

I’ll have good progress to report in the January update. I have gotten my wind back and I’m cruising. I have a huge cushion of books that I have purchased at my favorite second hand bookstore. I went to the library today for the first time in several months and lo and behold they were having a book sale! $4 a bag! Well I filled the bag. I wasn’t too lucky in finding much for my list, but I found some great books to read in my spare moments.

My fiance and I were talking today in the car about electronic books. He’s all for them, I think they’re great, too. Just not for me, I’m old school I have to have the real thing in my hands. I like, no make that love being surrounded by books. I’m well on my way! I will continue to keep the real books alive!


101 Things in 1001 Days December Update
January 24, 2011, 1:48 am
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I’m pretty behind on updating my blog this month, January’s nearly over! But i had some progress for December. I completed two goals.

I paid off my car, which feels amazing!! Especially considering money has been tight in this rough economy.

I also volunteered at three USO events. My fiance provided a random number for me, when I changed this goal. I love helping our troops so this will be a cause I will devote myself to for the rest of my life. I would love to help our deployed troops in the future.

I’m not sure where I’m going to focus my attention to next. I would really love to get a new faucet for the kitchen. It would also wrap up the home improvement goals.

Many of my goals are outside and with the amount of snow on the ground its not possible to tackle those until spring. I now have an ice cream maker, so I’ll look at the recipe booklet and make my own ice cream. I also have recipes that I’ve gathered from the internet that I’m dying to try.

Lately I haven’t been able to cook anything well. I think too much stress and too much going on in my head. I managed to screw up box mac and cheese. That takes skill. So I’m not going to attempt my gourmet meal goal. =)

I need to look over my list and make a plan of attack. I learned on this list what I will do different for the next list. I like goals that have a number of times or a certain amount that needs to be done. I’ll have to work on more of those as they give me a sense of accomplishment.

As of right now, I have no progress to report for January. Dog licenses will be purchased this coming week so there goes most of the disposable income. I love having the dogs, but having six the costs add up.