- Complete and file taxes. I like getting this done by mid-February for several reasons: it's easier to budget for the rest of the year knowing what we'll be getting back in taxes (or, alternatively, what we'll have to pay); Mr. H-B can file his FAFSA in time to be eligible for state grants (free money!); also, bragging rights.
- Decide on the hymns I'll play as organist for the rest of the year. I hate flying by the seat of my pants. I just want to plan it all out, email it to the guy who handles the weekly bulletin, and be done with it.
- Watch two AFI Top 100 movies. All of the movies I haven't seen yet are in our Netflix queue, so it's just a matter of either streaming them or moving them to the top of the mailed DVD queue.
- Catch up on my backlog of Aeneid sections sent from Dailylit. I got a little overambitious about how much I'd be able to read and the Google Reader pile-up is a little overwhelming.
- Get in touch with ING to re-open my savings account so that I can get started on slightly better money management.
Day 8--Short-term Goals
January is such an easy month for goal-setting. I love the arrival of a new year, full of promise and hope. By February, however, things start to fall apart. I have a few short-term goals to share for the 30-day period that includes the month of February: