Oh, January. What a month you were.
What I Did
We also worked hard to get our budget back on track after
Christmas last year. We broke out the envelopes, spreadsheets and watched our mint.com account like a hawk.
Between me and Lexi both getting sick and several snow days, we also had a lot of family time together. I realized yesterday afternoon when I went to get the kids from school that I had not been outside my house other than in our yard since early Monday evening!
If you missed the post earlier this week, I knocked out one of my yearly goals this week and finished my first sewing project. I found I loved sewing and actually, finished my second project this week! Emma helped me make her a nightgown that you see above. This second project was actually much easier than the first!
What I Listened To
We’ve been entertaining ourselves with the Frozen soundtrack. We love the song “In Summer” most. We also have been singing “Do you Want to Build a Snowman?” during all the snow. Did you hear there’s a sing-along version coming out this weekend? We might just have to go.
What I Watched
I know I put this in last month’s post, but we continued to race through White Collar and finished up to Season 4 where Netflix stopped. We continue to enjoy all of the characters on the show and it was great watching Neal evolve at least a little bit through the last seasons. The relationships are just fantastic–Peter and Elizabeth, Neal and Peter and Neal and Mozzie. All such great dynamics.
I’m also watching Downton Abbey and Sherlock this month since they’ve been back. I had to rewatch Sherlock twice this week to get everything that happened. So great. Sherlock was especially good with the little boy at the beginning and his speech was just wonderful—in an awkward and terrible sort of way.
And here’s something I’m not watching: American Idol. I got out of the habit with the judges last year and even though I hear good things about the panel this year, I’ve been enjoying all the time I have in the evenings without it. If there’s a must-see performance, feel free to leave it over on the Facebook page for us all to enjoy. Jen Hatmaker’s list last night about this season nearly has me convinced to check it out, though.
What I Read
The Paris Wife – This might be the first book that I just could not get into and sent back to the library unfinished. I can’t pinpoint one thing in particular I didn’t like. All I know is I spent two weeks making such little progress I decided I didn’t care enough to finish and it was wasting my time.
The Secrets of Happy Families – I mentioned this book in yesterday’s post. I think it’s a great book for anyone to check out. While a lot of it deals with families with kids, I can see it being applicable to just about anyone. We’re all a part of some type of family, yes?
Notes from a Blue Bike – This book by blogger Tsh Oxenreider comes out on Tuesday and I’ll be talking more about it next week. In short, I’ll say it’s a good one.
So, that was my January. What things have you been into?
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