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    Winter Challenge

    I want to lose 2 1/2 pounds a month which will be 30 pounds over the course of the year. Got the boss to agree the office snacks will not be kept on my desk so less temptation.

    Survive rollout of new software at work. It goes into effect 1/1 and we had to train ourselves by watching videos, some of which had glitches and flaws in them.

    Try to keep my online posts to a minimum and give the new mayor a honeymoon period to get things done.

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    No Buy January
    knit scarf
    work on trunk quilt
    Finish organizing fabric stash
    get personal email inbox to under 100 emails

    Tried No Buy January in the past and it didn't work. This time I have a project to keep me occupied and a it's a birthday gift so it will only cost time and means things get out of the condo.

    Attended a free online class on Scrap fabric organization that included a class on a trunk quilt which is a blanket that can be put in the car and used for whatever.

    Time to clear out the digital clutter, I tend to save emails like receipts and hotel reservations and forget to delete after the stay or item arrives. Started by making a hotel reservation folder.

    Probably more stuff to add, drawing a blank

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    Winter Challenge List:
    • Kitchen remodel (We won't be doing the actual remodel, but there are plenty of action items on our part)
    • Install hand rail for stairway
    • Schedule attorney meeting
    • Transfer information to my new address book (yes, a paper one)
    • Annual file cleanout and shred
    • Learn to make one healthy recipe that is simple enough to include in our regular rotation (I think I had a similar goal before that I never completed. I recently bought two new Mediterranean Diet cookbooks, so hopefully this will inspire me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Winter Challenge List:
    [*]Learn to make one healthy recipe that is simple enough to include in our regular rotation (I think I had a similar goal before that I never completed. I recently bought two new Mediterranean Diet cookbooks, so hopefully this will inspire me).[/LIST]
    One of my kids recently found me a Mediterranean Cookbook - Matthew Kenny's Mediterranean Cooking. I have a habit of going right to the recipes in cookbook, but am actually planning on "reading" this one as well. LOL. Good luck with your endeavors. Would love to know if you find a simple and healthy recipe!
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    Here's my biggie. There's something happening in the market research industry. I, and a few of my colleagues, have experienced a downturn in the business. I earned about half of what I earned in 2022.

    So, while I'm actively trying to shore up my market research business, I'm doing a side hustle. I'm writing a book. I have hooked up with a self-publishing outfit and I'm going to give it a shot. Why not? It's always been in the back of my mind anyway. This is my perfect opportunity to see if I can do it.

    That's my winter challenge! Wish me luck.
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    Catherine, you are a good writer, an inspirational one. So your book might make you some money!
    I am not a serious person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Catherine, you are a good writer, an inspirational one. So your book might make you some money!
    Thank you, IL! That means a lot coming from you! I will keep everyone here in the loop in terms of my progress. The book is non-fiction and tied to simple living themes, so at some point, I'll ask for y'all's input!
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    Good luck, Catherine! I will buy a copy!

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    Good luck, catherine! I'll also buy a copy... autographed, please!
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    Thanks, rosa and happy!!
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