Friday, November 30, 2012


So last night I needed to make thank you notes to bring to the old ladies today. As I made them, I had the presence of mind to photograph them for the blog. I worked on those right up until bedtime. Then I cleaned up the kitchen and got into bed. And forgot to blog. UGH! How does a person forget on the penultimate day of blogging?????? (You know it has to be bad...I never use multiple punctuation marks.)

In November, I tried to:
  • See a movie--saw five: Pitch Perfect, Argo, Skyfall, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln (Wow!) My goal was to see 12 movies--one per month--and I'm at 14. I'll probably see a movie or two in December, but I don't have to.
  • Read two books--finished Eyre Affair and Brag. My goal was 25 and I've hit it, but I will try to get two more done next month. Why not?
  • Make 75 Christmas cards--I've made a start.
  • Make seven Christmas gifts-- Again, I've made a start. The goal with this was to have, at this point, 14 of the 23 gifts I have to get made/bought/ordered. I only have three people left to buy for. And I'm at five presents to make.
  • Blog every day--Big.Fat.Fail. Okay, I'm being too hard on myself: 29/30. I'm out of the contest prizes, but I think that still passes.

I've sat down and reviewed by yearly goals. Um...a little for December:
  • See a movie
  • Read two books
  • Send Christmas cards
  • Finish present making
  • Finish That Dern Parrot
  • Finish Star light Star Bright
  • Finish 16th C Knot Garden
  • Work on Home Sweet Home


Needle Nicely said...

Whew! I was considering sending out the Marines or the whoever to find out what was amiss at your abode. Glad to know it was just the day-to-dayness of life. I enjoy your blogs that I would give you a pass for even more than 1 missed entry.

Glad everything is okay--Have a productive December.

barbara said...

Argh! I feel your frustration.

Nicola said...

Well done on being so organised and focused.

Minnie said...

I think you made great progress at reaching all of your goals. I wish I could be that organized.

xeyedmary said...

Congratulations on your NaBloPoMo finish! I'm out of the prizes by one post too, but heck, I NEVER win anything anyway!
You are a productive girl- I envy your energy!
How was Argo? Ben Affleck is getting a lot of press for that- Oscar rumors, etc.

Paula said...

Of the five movies you mentioned, which one was your favorite? Which was your least favorite?
Do tell. You are great at reviews.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'd have cheated and back dated a post LOL.