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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy 2008!

This is gonna be a great year for our house, I can just tell. The monkey turns three in April, to be followed shortly by the birth of his little BROTHER in late April/early May. Yes, that's right, BROTHER. Two boys! Yikes! 6 weeks of maternity leave when I don't have to think about a single other person's money problems... I can't wait!

Do you make resolutions? Mine are gonna go something like:
  • Continue sewing.
  • Keep working on the Etsy Shop.
  • Try to keep the house clean on an ongoing basis as opposed to cleaning it on Sundays.
  • Continue reading and doing things for me, don't become only a mommy.
  • Less sugar.

In book news, I just finished up last years wrap up at 65 books for 2007. It easily could have been 66, but I didn't want to redo the post, so I held off. For next year, my goals are:
  • 60 books (5 a month)
  • 5 books off The Big List. The Big List is an ongoing list of books I "should" have read. These are mostly classics, and since I read 4 of them last year, I figure 5 is doable this year.
  • 1 book of short stories.
  • 1 Russian novel.
  • More by men. (only 14% in 2007)
  • More non-fiction of any type.
  • Try to read anything published in 2008 IN 2008.
  • Complete my personal TBR Challenge list. This list is made of books that were hugely popular last year and that I own, but never got around to reading. I'll post this list soon.
  • Continue blogging about what I'm reading.
And speaking of blogging- big news coming in that area soon! Stay tuned! (I'd hoped to post about it today, but ran out of time.)

What are your goals for 2008?


  1. Happy New Year, Lisa! I hope you have a great 2008.

  2. Happy New Year... Wow 60 books is a great accomplishment! Hope you're proud of yourself Lisa! I sure am!
    I read a book today (Jan 1, 2008 first book read of the year) and I had to tell you about it!
    It's called Fables From The Mudd by Erik Quisling
    . At first I wasn’t sure what to expect when I read this book and was really dumbfounded by the content. It has very few words but will have you laughing out loud as you read it with his side-splittingly comical content. Every page in the book has a basic hand-drawn picture with mostly a line or two of words. I read the book pretty quick but kept returning to re-read some of the kooky antics.

  3. I think you've set some very reasonable goals. I look forward to watching your progress over the enxt year. Have a wonderful 2008!

  4. A second boy! They're going to keep your life so busy and fun. Congratulations.

  5. Happy New Year! I like the sound of your goals, they seem like good ones:)

  6. Thanks for the comment on the review I hope you and yours have a wondrous and God filled new year too!


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