- Read a classic novel (Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh)
- Digest a new album (Armageddon, Guy Sebastian)
- Listen to a sermon (Breathing Room: Money, Andy Stanley)
- House project (finish quilt for our bed)
- Read a spiritual book (A Meal with Jesus, Tim Chester)
- Write a letter (Grandma)
- Go on a date (dinner and The Hobbit)
- Write a short story
- Have a personal prayer night
- Eat a frog (finished our will, had it witnessed and placed with our executor)
So I didn't finish the quilt, but I'm very close. I'm doing the hand stitching on the binding, which is the final step. Can't wait to show it off! And I am reading the last chapter of A Meal with Jesus so I'm close there. On top of that, I have kept up with running three times a week and eating a low sugar diet. January has been a good month!
Here's what's on the docket for February.
Classic novel: The English Patient (modern classic)
Album: Mumford and Sons
Spiritual Book: Sacrilege: Finding Life in the Unorthodox Ways of Jesus
Frog: Change my marriage and address details on my teacher registration - can you believe they still have my maiden name, living at mum and dad's address!?
I have no idea what the house project will be, but I don't have to decide that until I finish the last one, as per my personal rules. I expect the binding will take another week or two, so it'll have to be something small. I'm also trying to come up with a creative date for Evan and I on Valentine's Day, something that will surprise him. I'm not great at surprises, so we'll see. During February, I'm also trying a "no-spend" month on material possessions. I have noticed that my spending has gradually increased more and more, and I never want materialism to get its hold on my heart.
Sorry if these posts are super boring - personal projects tend to be. I'll be back later with pictures of the finished quilt.