05 April 2011

Check In

Back in January I gave myself a list of goals for the year. Now that we are three months into 2011, I thought I would check in and see where I am at so far.


  • Read 100 books:  Ok, according to my Goodreads Reading Challenge, I have read 39 books so far! I think I have impressed myself. 
  • Review at least 2x a month:  As of today I have done 22 reviews this year. I am very happy with that. I have not been reviewing as actively as I started, but I have rechallenged myself to at least once a week reviews (check them out on Wednesdays). 
  • Try Audiobooks: I have only done one audiobook so far, The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky. I did start The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, but had trouble following it. I don't think it was any issue of the book or narration, however I think my brain likes to picture plot during fiction, while it can process non-fiction titles on the go? I have three more to go, so time to find another for the commutes I have coming up this month.


  • Finish Four Projects:  I finished the Starburst Hat last month, and currently have two projects on needles. 
  • Sort my Stash:  Still thinking about that empty room in my house, but haven't gotten anywhere on this yet.
  • Get It All on Ravelry: Well, see above excuse.

  • Get Tattoo: Haven't done this yet, but I have the design, just need the time. 
Other Pursuits:
  • Grow My Garden: Seed starting has begun! Posts about this topic are coming this week.
  • Preserve More: This is kind of a timing issue, however I have realized I am out of strawberry jam and have several quarts of strawberries in the freezer.
  • Take Space: My Maine retreat is already booked - in fact, I am one of the co-facilitators! If you are looking for a place in August to come play, relax and just be "In The Company of Women", check out our Ferry Beach conference
How are your personal goals for the year?