Monday, October 10, 2011

Making Plans for October

I saw this posted on another blog here and I thought I need to do something like this myself.  The blogger posted short term plans but I need a few different kind of plans....

Current Plans (today or tomorrow):  do laundry, make pot roast, create a few work lunches for the week, visit mom, call my aunt, and make a quick trip to the store.  Start a diet

Short Term  (this week):  return my 2 library books, review and edit my friend's resume, up date my resume, post my updated resume online, start job hunting again.  Make samples of ornament projects for the library kids & talk over with librarian.  Start thinking of Christmas presents and get into so elf Christmas workshop mode to get them done. 

Medium Term (this month):  Set Weight loss goals.   Organize space at home better.  Net work better and prep for possible job loss the end of November.  Make some cute small  felt pin cushions & make some earring sets for gifts. Finish up a few old small needle point projects.  Make an embroidered bag  for me.

Stay positive and focused on small accomplishments because they add up.

October Reading

I finished A Clash of Kings, the second novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, an epic fantasy series by American author George R. R. Martin.  This series is expected to consist of seven volumes, 5 are out.  Like its predecessor, A Game of Thrones, it won the Locus Award (in 1999) for Best Novel and was nominated for the Nebula Award (also in 1999) for best novel.  Boy is was good and meaty. I put am on the waiting list at my library for the 3rd book. These are long books but so well written that you are disappointed when they end.

I also read the Hour Game by David Baldacci.  This is my 3 book by this author and there is one more he has written with the two main characters.  It was about 760 pages and the first 3rd was a little slow.  Once the pace picked up this book spiraled to warp speed with lots of hair pin twists and turns.  I enjoyed it!

I have been crocheting and finished a scarf for myself.  I also started on a second one as a gift.  I picked up some elastic cording because I want to make a ear muff/ head band thing to match.   I saw my sister in law wear one a few times so I thought she might like one to match the scarf.

I've stitched a little here and there but nothing major, still hunting for my stitching mojo.