Yes, I have finished that Advance dress, but it needs a million matching buttons and I haven’t had luck finding enough of any single button at the local shops. They all seem to carry only 2 cards of each design. I may have to order them just so I can have a matched set.
I wanted to do a NSB month-in-review and share my plans for March. I didn’t do as well as I had hoped in February. I could probably blame it on the snow, but really it’s a behavior that I need to work on. The behavior that I was most successful at changing was my big box o’trash. I usually read a lot, but rarely frequent the public library. For a while, I was ordering a big box of vampire/zombie/werewolf novels every month. Yes, I called this lovely packages my “big box o’ trash”. I was spending anywhere from $20-$50 a month for paperback novels. In February, I decided to not buy any novels and explore the library. Some of my favorite authors have new novels out and I was able to put my name on the library’s list to get them. So far, I’m still waiting. However, I made an effort to look outside my small box in interest and get books I might not otherwise be interested in. There were so losers, but I also discovered a new-to-me author in a genre I never read that I now love. Her name is Megan Abbott and she writes crime/noir and all of her main characters are female. The first one I read was set in the 1930’s and the other 2 I read were set in the 1950’s. My name is on the library list for her 4th book, but now need to go library exploring again. The other behavior I was successful at was opening a savings account and making deposits. I set it up for automatic deposits, so now I don’t even have to think about it. As for where I didn’t succeed at my NSB goals, it’s eBay. I know many people have problems with eBay, so at least I’m not alone. I was fine until the snow hit. Being stuck in the house, at the end of my library stash, at a point in my knitting project where I needed help and at the end of sewing notions. I had nothing to do but trawl the internet. Yes, I could have spent all that time cleaning house, but really, who wants to do that. So, yes, I used up all my free passes.
Plans for March: The behavior I will work on this month is eBay shopping. I think the key to avoiding eBay is to eliminate all the saved search emails. Last night, I deleted all my saved searches. This was hard to do, but it needed to be done. Since I’m already pretty good with both my savings deposits and the library, I will keep doing those. If you are participating in the NSB, please tell me how you are doing!