Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Short Term Goals - January 2013

out with the old, in with the new!

 It's a new year and a new month for short term goals.  For a wrap-up: last month, I got my monthly newsletter sent out on time.  Hope everyone enjoyed it.  If you want to receive the newsletter, you can subscribe here.  I planned on exercising and  have been walking with a walker.  For Christmas, DH found an antique exercise bike, which he fixed up.  The third goal for me last month was to visit Linda's (Pruitt Creative) 30 days of Christmas.  But then I backed away from the computer, so I didn't get to visit anyone's blog at the end of the month.  Sorry about that, Linda...

I do have three goals for this month:

Fantasy Faux Mail with Sondra Holtzman
Start working on new art journaling projects.  
First of all, my 2013 journal needs to be prepared.  And a January calendar.  Yesterday I bought supplies to go with my alcohol inks, that I may have been missing.  We'll see if that's why the inks weren't reacting like I wanted them to.  I signed up for a new class with Joggles, but it doesn't start until February.  In the meantime, I have some ideas I want to try with snail mail and my postcards.

Storybeader's eyeglass holders; kits coming soon
Make jewelry kits for Etsy.
This is a new project for my Etsy shop (thanks Margaret, great idea): I'll put together some jewelry kits and sell them on Etsy.  Include special orders too!  I typically use my paper beads with gemstones when I've made eyeglass holders and jewelry in the past.  This is a perfect way of selling some of my bead inventory, which is still very large.   

Exercise Schwinn bicycle
Keep on exercising.
I'll continue walking with my walker.  DH is carving me a cane, so hopefully I can use that soon!   And I'll continue using my new antique bike.  Now I have to be diligent with home exercises for my ankle, since I won't be going to physical therapy anymore (my health benefit deductible starts all over again with the new calendar year, and therapy is too expensive).  Hopefully this year will be a healthy one for both me and DH.  


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

The kits are a great idea! I can't wait to see what you add to your shop this year!
And you'll love the bike. Since my dad had a hip replaced and can't run or jog, he uses his bike all the time and loves it.
Wishing you all the best in 2013 :)

BeadedTail said...

The kits sound like a great idea! I hope they are a success! I'm sure you'll enjoy the journaling class too. Your DH is very sweet to get you the bike and also make you a cane so you can work out that ankle more! I pay a co-pay for my physical therapy on my back and it sure does add up quickly!

Splendid Little Stars said...

a cane carved just for you! how special and thoughtful!
so sorry it's taking so long for you to heal.
I'll look forward to seeing those kits appear in your shop! ;-) (glad you like the idea)

pasqueflower said...

Wishing you strength and healing and success with your kits! What a great idea!! Enjoy your class. Learning new things can be so inspiring.
Happy New Year!

Rose said...

You always put together great goals! I hope that your exercise routine continues to go well. The jewelry kits are a great idea. I look forward to seeing your new endeavors with art journaling.

Linda Blatchford said...

The kits are a great idea. And, wishing you well on your walking and biking wellness goals.

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