But that's a different post.
The point of today's post is a progress update on my not new year's resolutions. Back in February I made a list of 10 goals for February, March, and April, and I thought this would be a good time to revisit that list and see what I've accomplished, what's in progress, and what I've completely forgotten about.
10 goals for February, March, and April
1. Make two new recipes a month out of cookbooks I already own
Well, in February I made one new recipe out of Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything. I even have photos and the beginning of a blog post about it. So, mini-goal for March is to do two more recipes and to actually post about the February recipe.
2. Start an embroidery project
3. Go to class and do my homework
Success! I've missed a few classes (who hasn't?), and studying for midterms was a bit overwhelming. But my papers are in and I think the exams went well, so yay me!
4. Do something active 3x/week (gym or something else!)
For motivation, I signed up for a 5k! And since I signed up three weeks ago I've actually gone to the gym (almost) every other day. Feeling good!
5. Follow my new chore chart (a post on this coming up)
So far complete fail, but we're working on it. Starting this week, I swear!
6. Write and mail three letters
I've written one. And then it turned into a care package. That I haven't finished yet. So it hasn't been sent. This is a good reminder.
7. Bake a loaf of bread
Okay, this one should be checked off. I tried--twice. It turns out that my apartment is too cold at the moment for bread to rise, so this goal is going on hold for a few months. I was going to post photographic evidence, but Linn cleaned out the bowl, so you'll just have to take my word for it. I'm going to give myself an honorary check mark.
8. Hang art on walls (I have the art, it needs to go on the walls)
Well, we've figured out where we're hanging the art, it's just not quite up yet.
9. Create an "official" budget with Linn
Linn wanted to take the first step on creating this, and he has started to put some numbers together. Next step is to have a real chat about it. Any budgeting advice is appreciated!
10. Plan a vacation!
So far there's only been dreaming.... I think I need to complete #9 first.
I think I'm doing pretty well! Almost everything has been started, or at least contemplated. I'll check-in a few weeks from now with an update.
Have you been following your (not) new year's resolutions?