Thursday, July 9, 2009
So I was telling a new friend about my intentions to bake all of the granola that I eat this year (or at least not buy any at the store) and I realized that it has been a while since I checked in with the 25 things I wrote out for myself to do this year. Here's my list, annotated, and as you'll see some are specific and some are pretty vague, but I am glad that I looked at this because I totally forgot about a few of them.
1. Try one new recipe a month DONE!
2. Cook something that requires some time every weekend YES, THIS USUALLY HAPPENS
3. Send one piece of snail mail (that's not a bill) a month HMMM, HAVEN'T BEEN PAYING ATTENTION BUT I THINK SO!
4. Bake bread once a month UM, NO, I DID THIS THE FIRST THREE MONTHS AND THEN KIND OF FORGOT WITH ALL OF THE NEW JOB/MOVING ACTIVITY.
5. Go to the movies once a month MISSED JUNE, BUT OTHERWISE YES!
6. Read two books per month FOR SURE! (WAIT, DOES TWILIGHT REALLY COUNT?)
7. Attempt to summit a 14,000 ft + mountain A TRIP TO MT. RAINIER TRIP FELL THROUGH, AND SINCE I'M DEALING WITH A BACK INJURY NOW, NOT SURE ABOUT THIS ONE...
8. Learn to read a knitting pattern ARGH, HOW DID I NOT DO THIS YET?
9. Start a quilting project for me NOPE, BUT I THINK I KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO MAKE!
10. Do a pull up NOT YET
11. Make pasta at least once DONE!
12. Spend a week without phone or internet access I WISH!
13. Spend more time dancing DOING MY BEST!
14. Make, rather than buy, all of the granola I eat this year YES, SO FAR
15. Join a CSA NOT YET- THINKING FALL
16. Go rock climbing 4 times, with at least one of those times being outside WENT TWICE, BOTH INDOORS
17. Make ricotta cheese NOT YET
18. Roast a chicken NOT YET
19. Finish one quilt WORKING ON IT!
20. Sew myself a new purse DONE!
21. Give handmade gifts whenever possible YES
22. Stick to my weekly budget HMMM, NO COMMENT (MOVING THREW A WRENCH IN THAT ONE)
23. Re-grout my bath tub GOT SOMEONE ELSE TO DO IT FOR FREE!
24. Take more pictures SORT OF...BUY A NEW CAMERA SHOULD BE ON THIS LIST I THINK. BUT I DID TAKE THE PICTURE UP ABOVE WHILE I WAS IN CT A FEW WEEKS AGO!
25. Download 5 new songs every month OH, FORGOT ABOUT THIS ONE TOO! WILL GET ON IT!
26. Buy one print everyone from an independent photographer, illustrator or artist. YES, I'VE VERY COMMITTED TO THIS ONE! AND MY BEDROOM WALL IS LOOKING GOOD!