Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Family Members

I have been fighting a mice epidemic for several weeks now.  I have tried different types of traps with no real success.  So, a friend brought 2 cats.  They are brothers and beautiful cats.  They have been here for a day now and haven't made an effort to catch a mouse yet.  I am hoping they will settle in and start catching them soon.  I haven't seen a mouse since they got here, but I hear one every once in a while.  I am so sick of cleaning up after them.  Washing dishes only to have them poop on them is getting old fast!
Check out my "boys"!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year New Goals

As a rule I don't make "New Year's Resolutions" because I almost always break them.  This year, instead of "resolutions", I have set a few goals.
I recently joined an online book club.  I have always loved to read, but don't always spend time on reading.  This book club looked like a good way to motivate myself to read more and spend less time in front of the computer. I have set a goal of 100 books to read this year.  This club's members share their goals and what they are reading and what they rate the books they have read.  It is a good way to learn about authors I haven't read.
Another goal I have set is to read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation this year.  I have come close a few times, but Satan always seems to put road blocks in my way.  Not this time!  With God's help I will finish this year.
One more goal I hope to achieve is to pay off some of my larger bills.  I have one I should pay off in May.  Then I can concentrate on paying some of the others off.  Like I have told a few people, some of my debt was brought on by bad choices on my part and others thrust upon me by circumstances I couldn't control.
I have not been making cards or jewelry lately.  I hope once I get some bills paid off, I can afford to buy some new jewelry supplies.  I really want to try my hand at memory wire.
I hope I can do some festivals this year if I can find someone willing to help me.  We will see how it works out.