GOAAAAL!Posted: February 11, 2010
just made a post about her goals and it’s inspired me tho think about some for myself. It good to heave’em ya know???
Brent has been doing a lot of the cooking lately, which is absolutely great. He has a certain repertoire of things he likes to make and I like all of it. What’s getting to me though is that the things he likes to cook and the things I like to cook are totally different and I miss the variety that comes from both of us cooking. So this goal is to cook at least 2 meals a week from scratch.
For the last few weeks, I have been taking french writing lessons d days a week over my lunch hour. It’s an intermediate level primarily focusing on grammar. I went to totally french school for 12 years. Unfortunately, between the end of 10th grade and now, I’ve lost a lot of my abilities and my writing skills are the WORST. I get mocked. It’s horrifying. I’ve realized that what would really help me, in addition to this course, is to read some French novels that are not too difficult, but that are good examples of proper writing, grammar and style in French. Suggestions for this would be very helpful but be warned, if you suggest Jeanne, Fille du Roi , I’ll have to kill you because I’ve had to read that a bajiollionty times in school already. So part one of this goal is to find some french books to read.
Conversely, I spend a lot of my evening folding laundry, getting Bobby’s daycare stuff ready for the next day and reading of the internet, all in front of the TV. I need to make an effort to do more reading so I’d like to take at least 10 minutes before bed each night to read. Hopefully I can increase this commitment with time.
This means two things. 1- shop in stores that are local to my city (reduce internet shopping) and 2- shop in stores that are owned and run by local people. Number one is easy enough. I only shop online for things I can’t get here and I do it about twice a year.
The second part is a little trickier. We already get 99% of our groceries from Farm Boy, which is locally run. We plan on growing a lot of our own produce in the summer fall so that’s about as local as you can get and we go to farmers markets now and then. we both despise chain restaurants so we already only eat at locally owned ones. The hard part is when it comes to non-food items. The only locally owned clothing store I shop at is Allegro, any more you could suggest?. I can’t even think of a local place where I can buy garbage bags, shoes, potting soil and who knows what else. I need to figure out what shops are localy owned and try harder to give them my patronage. Any suggestions? (this part would probably be easier if I didn’t live in Orleans)
ARTS AND CRAFTS
This is a recurring issue for me. I feel like I have no time to work on my artistic projects. I need to make time for it by being more diligent about keeping my free time open. My weekends would be less busy if I did just a little more around the house on weekdays for example. I could also probably work some in if I set Bobby up with a craft in the meantime. I think I should try and produce one piece per month. So far, I’m on track for 2010 (5 pieces! # of which go together though), hopefully I can keep it going for the rest of the year.
I think that’s it for my goals right now. What are your current goals?
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