Sunday, January 30, 2011

Broken Camera

And now we're down to just the cell phone camera.

Which doesn't take the greatest pictures. We have two little point and shoot cameras but one is telling us it needs to reformat the memory card all the time and the other was dropped. Now we need to consider what we really want and how much we should spend. In the meantime, I will have to get by with the cell phone and my scanner. I have been creating art journal pages related to my goals for the year but have been waiting on the camera. I guess I will need to scan if I'm to share here.

Yesterday, my daughter and I stopped at Goodwill on a whim. We walked out of there with 9 tops and one pair of pants plus a necklace for $36. I think you just have to be in the right mood to spend the time there and we both were. Erin got these three cool t-shirts and the necklace. Of course, with the poor picture quality, you can't really see the necklace but it has different shaped locks and keys on different chains. She loves it. One of the black shirts is a Detroit Tigers shirt which matches a cute hat she already had.

We purchased two sweaters that we intend to use for craft projects. She found a sweater bear somewhere and wants to try to recreate another. I have a pattern for it that I have to dig out. Not sure what we will being doing with the other one but it was very soft with a lovely pattern.

Friday, January 21, 2011

2011 Reading List

I was lucky enough to get a free book to review from Library Thing this month. It goes hand in hand with one of my 2011 goals. The book is The 60 Minute Money Workout by Ellie Kay. I've only got as far as the second chapter but am really enjoying this book so far. It isn't the type of book that you just read cover to cover. To get the most out of it, you need to actually do the work. I need to review it for Library Thing though, so my plan is to read it cover to cover, and then go back and start working on it.
Other books on my list for this year include:
One Year to an Organized Financial Life by Regina Leeds
One Year to an Organized Life by Regina Leeds (see a pattern?)
Sense and Sensability by Jane Austen
Diary of Anne Frank
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond
Creative is a Verb by Patti Digh
Four Word Self Help by Patti Digh
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Katie DiCamillo
It's a weird mix, I know. My 11 year old has been trying to get me to read the Edward Tulane book since she was in first grade. She's read it about 5 times. Some of these are on here because I feel like I should read them and some are just fun reads (I hope). One is even a re-read, Glass Castle.
Tammy's list on Daisy Yellow inspired me to get my reading list down so that I don't forget. I need to add them to my Good Reads list yet but this is a start.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Currently Enjoying

We are all settling into the New Year quite well. I have been busy posting to my Tumblr blog but not here. I have been an avid blog reader though and my current favorites are:

Artsyville - Loving List it Tuesday and thinking I should play along

Geninne's Art Blog - Love her work and just received a print as a Christmas present to myself. Wish I could order some pillows too.

I'm spending loads of time knitting socks. The "sock of the month" class sounded doable but I'm still on December's sock and now have January's sock started as well. November's socks are the only pair I've finished!
Please enjoy this cell phone photo of my November socks. I forgot to take a photo so had my niece send me this. I gave them to my sister for Christmas.