Last Month’s Goals

Last month with a little off since we headed to Tennessee for the ten year memorial for my dear friend and a family reunion. My cell phone plan messed up and I am still trying to get Straight Talk to add my second card. 

It’s been a crazy month! And my youngest son turned 18 yesterday. He won’t let me post a picture of him.instead, here is a picture of me last night!

Don’t worry! That’s just honey with food dye dripping down my kitchen knife. Yes. That is my kitchen knife.

Onto Goals!

October Goals – How did I do?

Well, I didn’t do horrible. I did post a bit more on my instagram account though. 

Long Term Goals

Finish book draft: This is going better than planned and I am using NaNoWriMo to help propel it forward.

Get rid of most of my stuff: Still working on it. 

Start Video Blogging: Well, it is a LONG term goal, right?

Short Term Goals

Post 3 times a week plus one Sunday post. I think I managed three times a week. Traveling made this a little harder. I’ll give myself a C on this one.

Write something every day: I did this! I really did this! A+

Write two posts about something important: my two posts were merged into one very long, very emotional post. I am giving myself an A on this.

Restart the photography course: I took pictures? Meh, I couldn’t do this one because of the cell phone issue. So I am making it a long term goal. But as a short term goal? I failed.

Crochet 1 or 2 projects a week. This would have worked out but I forgot yarn. I won’t grade this one because I suspended it when I realized it.

Next post today will be my new monthly goals! What are your goals?

Crochet bags. I am finding peace in pieces


I haven’t forgot about the blog, photographs, or anything else. I ended up sick for a week at first.

Then I decided to see how long it takes me to crochet a bag with straps (5 hours) since I am attempting gloves for charity  (failing gloriously).

The bags take 5 hours so I can sell them in person for $50 friends ($43 for family and close friends), and $60 on Etsy. The 60 will cover shipping, handling (box or bag to mail it in), and material.

And then I made another one. And one more, and another. I am on my fourth for this week. If I can keep this up, I will have merchandise to sell which means, I will be on the road to self employment.

That is making me feel a million times better. I also have sewing patterns to try out. I am waiting for my replacement foot for the sewing machine.

I also have ideas for gay pride bags and other items.

So… Mumsy Poo, the gloves will be slow to get done (they will get done though) because I just found my niche. I am thrilled!

It does hurt but I stop for a break and I have lidocaine patches coming. I am still excited. I will post pictures of them too.