January marches on.

My list is for two weeks together this time. January is always my busiest month (and this month has been busier earlier than usual, due to IRS deadline changes), so I have been more focused on client work than anything else.

In the past two weeks I:

  1. Signed up for another free/reduced price eBook notification e-mail newsletter. I read so voraciously that I need more than one! Have also decided to track how much I spend on books this year to establish (and stick) to a budget. I’m only tracking the expense for now, but I expect it will be an eye opening figure…like the six months I spent tracking my fabric purchases several years ago.
  2. Took on a couple of extra client projects — both one-off projects that shouldn’t take too much time, but will bring in just a little bit extra income. This was maybe ill-timed on my part — January is already kind of kicking my buttΒ — but the opportunity was there, so I took it. I’ve also, of course, been working extra hours at my regular job.
  3. Opted not to spend $99 to restore the files saved in our cloud back up when we got a new computer, but to spend the time to download the files in batches instead.
  4. Used a coupon code for a $0.99 streaming video rental on Amazon.
  5. Got free tortilla chips and a free can of refried beans (which I coincidentally needed for a recipe) from Kroger.
  6. Got a free one year subscription to Real Simple by joining a new survey company. (I like the pictures…but not enough to pay for them.)
  7. Read 7 eBooks from the library, and watched a DVD from the library, too.

Surely I will make it to February.

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