November 2018

nano

It’s been a minute since I gave NaNoWriMo a whirl. 

Goals:

  • Voting!
  • Read Invisible, Akata Witch, and Hey Ladies.
  • Finish the TAZ Mystery Puzzle Box.
  • Send some Thanksgiving* gratitude cards.
  • Write thru NaNoWriMo.
  • Continue half marathon training (I am doing Santa to Sea on December 5).

Looking ahead to:

  • Kaytlyn visiting over Thanksgiving! I’ve long put-off having my palm read, but I made a promise with her for this visit to be when that happens and I am going to keep it.
  •  A local production of Amelie. 
  • California Library Association Annual Conference November 9 – 11.

*This begins the season that I have dreaded since July 10th. Every day has had a thin coat of terrible since my cousin’s passing, but the time of Thanksgiving – New Year’s highlights and expands. It’s going to be a difficult one, folks. 

Have a good month!

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April 2018 Goals

April 2018

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Revisiting January 2018

  • Read 3 books – nope
  • Complete my Library Journal/BL reviews queue – ugh 50/50
  • Assemble the bookcase – Done! Which was a nightmare and involved damaged parts and return/refund policies
  • Confirm new insurance with my practitioners – Done!
  • Sign-up for a YMCA membership and start going – Done! And I’ve written about loving it
  • Submit paperwork to attend ALA Midwinter – Done! #MW18 was great
  • Host my friend KW on his work trip – Done! It was lovely having a friend in town
  • Go through the last three moving boxes -…

April 2018

Happy April!

2018 Goals and January Goals

We have a bit of catching up today. I have so many words to share with you. My employer was closed from December 23 – January 1 for a combination building maintance/holiday break, so I traveled home to New Jersey for the first extended time since I moved to California (nearly!) a year ago.

That all said, these are a bit late —

18 for 18

  • Take a Spanish language class
  • See the Santa Barbara Fiesta parade
  • Take a NJ/PA trip
  • See a professional play
  • Celebrate K+F’s wedding
  • Call LB, LC, and Mike O. 3x a month.
  • Call NS 1x a month
  • Read American Wife (Curtis Sittenfeld)
  • Catch-up on The Austen Project books
  • Plan a vacation
  • Join a museum/social group
  • Earn the Stadia Board ranking with USGS National Map Corps.
  • Sign-up for a LAPL card
  • Camp the Channel Islands
  • Read 50 books
  • Get a fire extinguisher for my apartment
  • Pay off my rogue student loan and pay off half of my alternative student loan balance
  • Replace/Invest in my footwear – (those $12.99 Target flats are no longer cutting it, no matter how cute/cheap they are)

My word of 2018 is Celebration. I know, “How hard is celebrating things” but for me it is kind of difficult. 

2018 Races

And as for January 2018

  • Read 3 books
  • Complete my Library Journal/BL reviews queue
  • Assemble the bookcase
  • Confirm new insurance with my practioners
  • Sign-up for a YMCA membership and start going
  • Submit paperwork to attend ALA Midwinter
  • Host my friend KW on his work trip
  • Go through the last three moving boxes

 

Go forth and be awesome.

 

 

October 2017 Goals: The Secret of Maple Avenue

maple leafSome autumnal, birthday sweetness from LC.

A look back at September 2017‘s goals:

  • Plan East Coast trip + prepare for K+J’s wedding – Coming up this weekend!
  • Implement cleaning strategy – needs improvement
  • Implement new blog schedule (x3 per week) – needs improvement
  • Attend the Carpinteria Culinary Crawl Attended and it was delightful — owe a follow-up post
  • Enter the library’s picnic entry competition (long story) Entered, but did not make the city-wide competition.
  • Read 2 books – major fail
  • Celebrate Birthday! Surprise Dodgers game!
  • Get a manicure/pedicure Fun treat and not a usual thing. 
  • Finish work plan (for work) Completed

October 2017‘s plans:

  • Schedule doctors appointments
  • Post Birthday post, Carpinteria Crawl post, and East Coast trip post
  • Finish planning the Big Read activities for work
  • Refine cleaning and blogging schedule
  • Read 2 books (or should it be 4 books at this point?)
  • Implement letter and email writing schedule
  • Celebrate a special birthday
  • Do a Halloween Hustle run
  • Clean-up and reconfigure dining area (rug, shelving, and remove remaining boxes)
  • See Rocky Horror Picture Show, locally 

 

 

September and Fall Goals

New month, new music

I like September for multiple reasons. September is: my birthday month, the month school traditionally starts in the Mid-Atlantic (Hello, back to school supplies), and the month when pumpkins start popping up. In the spirit of a new school year, I am in a goal-setting. Here are my goals for September and the Fall season (September-November): 

September Goals

  • Plan East Coast trip + prepare for K+J’s wedding
  • Implement cleaning strategy
  • Implement new blog schedule (x3 per week)
  • Attend the Carpinteria Culinary Crawl
  • Enter the library’s picnic entry competition (long story)
  • Read 2 books
  • Celebrate Birthday!
  • Get a manicure/pedicure
  • Finish work plan (for work)

Fall Goals

Happy September!