Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Checking in

*Thank you for your comments on my book post. The winner of Jesus Calling is Sara! A couple people asked about my reading list for 2012. I don't have a formal list--just titles I hope to read written down in various places. My revised goal for this year is 24 books--two per month. I'm not expecting to read over 40 again with a newborn on the way! =)

*What a time to live in Iowa. Because of last night's caucus, we have been INUNDATED with political calls--24 to be exact! Glad for that to be over for awhile.

*I am super excited to implement my third annual pantry challenge, where I will aim to spend just half of our monthly grocery budget so that we can donate the other half to charity. I plan to make a list this week of pantry items that should be used up to aid me in my meal planning. I am really motivated to do this again!

*I'll be back soon with some pictures from the holiday. Happy new year!


scissorbill said...

I saw your comment about a small library on the Motherload and had to stop by to suggest interlibrary loan. Most libraries have it, I believe the Iowa one is called Silo. I just put in a request with my local library and while it will take a few weeks I should begin to receive notifications that the books are ready to pick up and then I check them out from my home library.

Mom said...

Happy new year to you, too! :)

I'm sure you must be glad that the Iowa caucus date is past!

I look forward to hearing about your pantry challenge. :) Our freezers have been very full (a nice problem to have!) and I've been trying to use up what's in there just to make some space!

Love you! Mom

Katie said...

Your third pantry it! Can't wait to hear some of the creative meals you come up with!

Happy New Year to your family as well.