Keeping it clean, being organised and having a plan.

Two weeks into January, and things feel a bit less fraught. I wondered if I’d made the ‘to do’ list a little too ambitious, but now that things are starting to be organised, it looks less daunting.

I thought I was doing well with the reading challenge when I picked up a book from the library which was a thriller set around a top flight football club, but unfortunately only managed to get to page 32. I don’t mind a bit of bad language in the books I read, providing it is in keeping with the plot, but I just couldn’t keep up with the huge amount of x-rated language in this book, so it was returned unread, and I’m on the look out for another book set within a sport.

On the plus side, I have bought no more yarn. This is an achievement, considering the phenomenal looking sales notices that keep arriving in my inbox.

We’ve got to the second check stage of the war memorial project, which, although time consuming, holds the promise that I might get a bit of time for other research soon. With that in mind, I’ll still aim to do a genealogy based post at least once a month, but it won’t be as prescriptive as last year’s.  My personal family history I’m for this year is to b better organised. Sounds simple, but with a tree of 9000+ that’s a lot of organisation. I’ve made a start with a couple of spreadsheets for my direct line, detailing births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials, but there’s a lot more to do. Having invested in Rootsmagic in November, I really need to spend some time getting to grips with that, too.

The next ‘project’ on the list is beginning to take shape – there will probably some posts related to that. (and I may have accidentally bought a postcard on Saturday, that will turn into another project……) I really do need to get rid of some of my family trees on Ancestry – there are a full 7 pages of them, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to negotiate my way round them all.  How that will happen is a mystery to me at the moment, but I’m sure it will happen.

Socks and fingerless gloves are on the horizon again this year – no pictures yet, but I’m sure I will bore you with them before too long.

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