Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Goals and Whatnot

Back in January, one of my goals was to be here more often.  It looks like three posts a month is going to have to do for now.  I'm getting this one in under the wire.  I know from reading 168 Hours that I really do have the time to post here--I just haven't moved my schedule around to make it happen.  Yet.  So next month, I'll try for at least a weekly posting.  I have ideas written down for posts; but I know that with baseball season starting, computer time is going to be at a premium.  So four posts for April is my goal.
My desk at work.  A hot mess, right?
 My "one new recipe per month" goal is still on track.  In February and March, I tried two new recipes each.  My February ones were from the January edition of Martha Stewart living; and my March recipes were from the Everyday Food supplement that came with the MSL magazine.  I miss Everyday Food, don't you?  The recipes were okay; probably not going into the rotation.

Cheater Pain au Chocolat.  Trader Joe's is so much better than this Pillsbury version.
Reading Blurbs:  Still on track with this one.  In February, I read four books--three nonfiction, one fiction.  For March, I have read two mysteries so far--and I have really enjoyed them.  In addition to writing a short blurb, I'm grading my reads on a scale of 10.  My March books each earned a 9 out of 10.  Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley and Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody were the titles, by the way.
Also reading in March: Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist.  A new author to me.  Almost every essay is leaving me in tears.  In a good way.  I'm pacing myself on this one.  It's good for reading with coffee.
 Pictures: Haven't printed any; haven't taken any that weren't on my phone.  Last month, we watched some of Rob's old home movies.  It spurred him to purchase a video camera. 

Hair cut and highlights!  Selfies are always so awkward--I feel so silly smiling at my phone.  I'm always afraid the kids are going to catch me!
 Exercise:  Sporadic.  Time to make this a priority.   We've been going to soup suppers for the last five Wednesdays, and that seems to make everything else unmanageable.  I need to make a concrete goal to work toward--like cover a certain number of miles a week, or try to be in the gym a certain number of days per week.
Spring?  The view from the bathroom yesterday.  Fortunately it has all melted.
So there is the February and March goal update.  How are your goals doing?