Monday, January 14, 2013

The List: Monthly Update - November & December

Man, it's been a while since I did a monthly update!  But I'm super happy that I reached my goal of reading 52 books in 2012.   I didn't get anywhere close to sending out 100 letters, but I'm going to try this year.  (So far I'm already at over 10.  Woo!)  In November I only got around to reading 3 books, I was busy getting prepared for my craft show in December.  (Please ignore the crooked photo... ha.) 
I really enjoyed Little Bee and Dark Places, but I had a hard time getting through The Kid.  Not sure why.  I liked Push a lot better...   

In December I had to catch up and read 7 books to hit my goal of 52.  I actually finished the last 40 or so pages at the New Year's Eve party I went to... haha.  
I didn't get a chance to pick up any new books in December, so I re-read Mosh Pit, Dear Diary, Tart, Fingerprints 1: Gifted Touch & 2: Haunted, and Serving Crazy With Curry.  Yeah, I might have been picking easy, quick reads so that I could reach my goal... whatever!  Haha.  Then on New Year's Eve I borrowed my sister's copy of Divergent & finished that for my last book.   Now I want to stack up all 52 books & take a photo, haha.  I might have to wait a little while & do it outside. 

In December I was also in my second craft show!  Nacho Mama's Craft Show at Sneaky Dee's.   So I spent most of November working on new things for that.  & I also started my "birthday blanket".  That blanket is almost finished, I had to pick up a bit more yarn to make it long enough to fit my bed. 

This month I'm hoping to read 4 books... maybe 5?  Haha.  I've been playing Sudoku instead of reading before I fall asleep lately, so I've only read 1 book so far... I'm slacking!  Haha.  But I have sent out over 10 letters, so that's a bonus.   And I've started on another blanket.  But that's a gift... so I'll have to keep that one a secret, for now!  I've also started taking photos of everything that I make, mostly just so I can keep track & see how much I accomplish each month/year.  I probably won't post photos on here of everything I've made, just a few things every once in a while.   Oh!  & hopefully I can tick "take a yoga class" off my list pretty soon!  I'm excited to try yoga out.

Is there anything you're hoping to do this month?  I know it's January so most people probably just made resolutions... but I find breaking it down into monthly goals is a lot  less daunting.  Any books you're hoping to read?  I could use some new suggestions, I'm in need of going book shopping!


  1. Hi Holly - congratulations on reaching your reading goal! I set myself a reading goal each year but 2012 I didn't make it, I hope this year I will be more successful ;)

    I absolutely adore the stitch you used for your birthday blanket - could you tell me the name of this technique so I can find a tutorial on youtube?

    Wishing you a wonderful week,

  2. haha! I love the way you had to quickly read a few books to meet your goal!! Congrats though on reaching your 52 book goal!!! xo


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