Lucky for me, at the beginning of January, Stephanie at Corn and Cotton: My Family’s Story was already organized. She had the forethought to write a great post about her desire to get willing geneabloggers to set 2012 goals, and report on a monthly basis. I happened upon that post on a day when I was really feeling overwhelmed not just by genealogy research that was falling by the wayside, but by all the other things on my plate. So I joined in.
My 2012 goals may seem comically light for some, but they work for me. January goals were: decorations down, clean the house, begin to create a workspace. So, on to what I’ve accomplished:
Continue to blog at least three times a week.
Decorations are down and stowed in the attic until next year.
You see, last week, at the library, I got hold a sweet little book called “Clutter Rehab” by Laura Wittman. Oh my, it has changed my life. I already knew most of the tips in the book, but it refreshed those thoughts in such a great way! Plus, I am on a new diet that gives me mega-tons of energy, so I am organizing things all over the place. My hubby is wondering where his wife went!
But I digress. As for the workspace, no advances there yet. But hubby is working on it, should be in place by end of February.
There are also things not on the goals list that I managed to accomplish, so I’ll give myself small credit for them:
Scanned lots of photos. I love posting these oldies on Facebook and hearing from family and friends.
Posted some photos and other info on FindAGrave.com. I’ve decided on a good way to deal with these photos: when I finish writing a
Tuesday post, I will go straight to Find a Grave and post it there as well. Tombstone
Deb Ruth has kindly volunteered to be my tech buddy. I have not yet followed through.
Oh, and I spent half the morning cleaning up the labels on my blog. Consistency, consistency.
Going online to cancel all those catalogs!
Now I've got to start thinking about February!