First, yes! Those are real books! I wandered off to the library yesterday (was supposed to have gone Monday... procrastinators, unite!... tomorrow!). I went in with the goal to pick up one book and go. Then changed it to two and a runner up. Then 3 and a "maybe". In all, I picked up "South Sea Tales" by Jack London, "I Capture The Castle" by Dodie Smith and "Firmin" by Sam Savage. Firmin really caught my eye, and after eating through half of it, I had to stop myself. I'm a speed reader, but I didnt want to read it all in a same day, and trust me, I could've. So, success! If that's the only book of 3 I finish, I'll be content.
Second goal, January will be my first cash-only month. So far, I've spent $40 some in groceries (this photo was taken before an additional $6 trip). I have $59 left in cash until the 18th, so I should be able to do it with no issue.
Last, I know this is simplistic. Overly simplistic, perhaps, but I really wanted to find something to do with sausages that wasn't just a basic stirfry. Still sort of basic I found this Italian Sausage Sauce and it looked simple enough to try. I don't really like zucchini and I wasn't willing to spend $2/lb for very small ones at the store, so I paired it with sweet potato fries. Success! It turned out very delightful. One caveat to my plan, though... people seem to think it's strange to take photos while you cook. So I didn't take many photos. However, I tried and followed the recipe as closely as possible, so I consider this one a success.
I know goals are not everybody's thing, but they help/force me to do things I said I'd do. And I guess that works for me. I'll be working this Saturday for another 7-9 hours (yay!), so have a great weekend, everybody.