Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Progress, never as fast as you want it to be.

Hello, from gloriously snowfilled Dallas.  Not today tho', the snow passed us today.  It has been a beautiful.  We had our first white Christmas in years and years and then we had a record snowfall in February.  I can't complain, it feels like winter...some winters down here don't.

Reporting on my list of things to do/improve on in 2010.

1.  Job search - I had a job interview, the person was very nice, I feel like I blathered all the way through it tho' so... I will be disappointed if I don't get it, but not surprised. Ugh! The longer it takes to get a job the more nervous I seem to be in the interviews that I do get.  Gad!

2.  Food production - well even tho' we are having a real winter this year, I sat on the floor, with seed starter, seeds, a permanant marker and small plastic cups AND started planting.  I have lots of south facing windows. And even tho the snow on the greenhouse roof fell off onto my hot beds and broke all the glass I will not demur.  I will plant my seedlings inside this cold winter and replace the real glass on my hotbeds with plexiglass (better for hail storms - which we have many more of than blizzards).

Lots of things have sprouted:  chard, lettuce, collards, broccoli and brussel sprouts!

3.  Water reclamation...who knew that I would want to shovel snow to reclaim the water, I didn't but I should have :o)

4.  Solar power, except for sprouting seeds I have done nothing in that arena.  I have no excuse except cold and laziness...but when I am lazy because it is cold outside I do get a lot of knitting done.

5.  Webmastering - So far so good.  I have been able to do everything on my clubs website that I have been taught how to do plus some!

6.  Party --  this one is a long way off.

7.  Decluttering - funny about this one, I seem to have slowed down, but I have definitely not stopped.  I think cold weather and gray skies just slows me down in general, because the other day when the sun came out I perked right up and got a lot done.  I spent this weekend working on the kitchen as priority and I would say that I am only about 1/3 through.  I feel motivated tho'.  I really have plenty of space space as I declutter I keep finding more.  I just have to get it organized in a way that I think I can consistantly keep up with.

8.  Dining and Den conversion...this is still in the thinking stage and it will probably stay that way until I see how this summer goes.  If I find that I would rather be on my computer in the dining room this summer than in the den I will move forward.  Probable will, but you never know what other bright ideas I might come up with!

9.  Making money at home - I have been discussing another blog to partner with a friend of mine on.  She has just figured out exactly what I am talking about and is considering it.  I might go it alone if I think it is a worthwhile idea.  Maybe I can make money that way.

10.  Learn, learn, learn!  I am feeling behind on this one.  I ususally am learning stuff all the time, but the last few days I have been low on that score.  I think that I will go to Google Reader and read others blogs, just to see what I can learn!

It's not snowing here today, but I hope that you enjoy the snow pictures from Powell Cottage!

1 comment:

Deb said...

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