I did not do marvelously on my goals from last month, despite the premature ending of the baseball post-season (from my standpoint, that is. Once the Red Sox were out of it, I stopped watching.)
In short, I made no progress on decluttering and little on the Madagascar travelogue. Nor did I make real progress on vacation planning, though I am getting close. I guess that means I can simply recycle those goals for this month.
I did, however, get through the Bible reading I had set myself, finishing both Ezekiel and Daniel. I'm pushing to get through Hosea and Joel at the minimum.
As for crafts projects, I have made a lot of progress on my nalbinding, which should not actually count since I didn't even learn to do it until after October started. It has a major advantage over other projects in terms of portabiity. So I work on it during the music lectures I've been going to at the Library of Congress, for example. Next weekend is Stitches East and I am signed up for three workshops, so will have, if anything, more projects to work on, rather than fewer. (Which reminds me - I really need to pull together everything on the supply lists for those workshops.)
Another new push is to do the last three Volksmarch events I need to complete the American Revolution special program. I may use a weekend out of town to do one or two of them. There are various options within day trip distance, but it's often better for me to make plans in advance.
Despite all this, I do feel like I've gotten some things more organized. I have managed to clip and file away all the coupons, for example. And I'm almost through another puzzle book, which is one of the things which I end up working on instead of doing housework. I even did a used bookstore run.
November is also useful for a certain type of catching up at work, since we don't get off for Veteran's Day and I traditionally spend it doing decluttering at my corporate office. And I won't take off the day after Thanksgiving either, since I need the vacation time for December.
None of this alleviates my desire for more hours in the day.
Copyright 2008 Miriam H. Nadel