Monday, February 7, 2011
Project 52 - Week 6
Wow! Week 6 already! I've made a little progress on my goal list. Mostly, I've been trying to just stay warm and hoping to see melting snow. My ideal way to get through the winter would be to eat about 10,000 calories on January 1, then hibernate until about mid- March or mid-April, depending on when spring actually arrives. (I would hate to miss the lovely blooming process!) And, naturally, the 10,000 calories would not be nearly enough, and I would wake up a good 30 pounds thinner. Just a thought.
Now, on to my goals:
I can cross two more books off my reading list.
Since I have a heck of a time remembering things...my blog title isn't really a joke!... I thought it would be wise to start with this book:
It's an Evelyn Woods speed reading course. It will take lots of practice to get up to reading, say, 1000 words a minute, and that's how fast the "flunkies" read. But the way to remember what you read, that's accomplished by taking weird looking notes like this:
Yeah, I don't see that one happening.
On to book 3:
Yes, I am a fan of that crazy kook, Glenn Beck. This is also part of #16 - becoming more informed. This is an excellent book if you are interested in the hows and whys we are now a country that is something like 16 Trillion dollars in debt. Our Founding Fathers were not fans of debt. We have done a great disservice to our children and grandchildren by not being vigilent and allowing our politicians to spend us into oblivion.We have a debt that is so large, it can never be repaid. This book is not about Democrat bashing, because, in fact, the Republicans have been just as guilty. And, let me take this small opportunity to say that we are waaaaaay past the "D" and the "R". We need to know if our "representatives" (I use the term loosely, because many of them are NOT representing us), are Socialists or Constitutional Conservatives. If you're not sure what the difference between the two are, look it up in the dictionary, and by that I mean, "google it". Who uses a dictionary anymore, for crying out loud? And, if the words "Marxist", "no private property", and "government owned" don't scare the living daylights out of you, then, you need to learn more about our the Founding Fathers.
#7. I've been thinking about making the jeans blanket. I think it's something I need to get started on while it is still cold outside!
#10. I hosted a Stampin' Up party last week. The original date had to be cancelled due to a wonderful winter storm. Another storm came in the day after I had my party. I had my best party ev - er. (Thanks, Mom, for bumping me up to the next level. Love You! )
#31. I get to cross this one off my list thanks to Sweet Hubby. He spent the day cleaning and organizing the basement. I intended to help him, but I think he was able to get more done without my help.
#45. I know I have houseplants (plural) on my list, but I really only have one plant that I'm concerned about, and that's my Christmas Cactus. It was loaded with blooms at Christmas, but only three actually bloomed. Maybe next Christmas, it will be loaded with blooming blooms!
That pretty much sums up my accomplishments for the past two weeks. I hope you are making progress with your list. What? You haven't got a list? The year is just getting started, you have plenty of time. Head on over to Jennee's blog or Karen's blog to find out more about it!