Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Year's Resolutions: Two Months In!

At the beginning of the year, I asked a bunch of friends to tell me their New Years' Resolutions.  Here's an update, two months into the year!

Goal: Start a business this year
So far: My idea has gone from big to small.  I wanted to start a separate big business, but after really seeing how much I have going on, I am rethinking it all.  I mean, I do have full-time job now, so I think I might have to put everything on hold.  Maybe start small on Etsy....still pondering.

Goal: Find new, more interesting ways to cook chicken 
So Far: She's cooking one new recipe a week and has one to share with us! It's chicken breast with pomegranate sauce recipe from a Cooking Light magazine. You basically just mix chicken broth with pomegranate juice and the entrails of a pomegranate in a heated saucepan. In the meantime, cook the chicken breasts for a few minutes on each side in canola oil seasoned with salt and pepper, then bake on 400 for about 15 minutes. Finally cook rice in chicken broth and mix with fresh thyme, then serve the chicken on the rice and pour the pomegranate sauce over it.

Goal: Drop some pounds before his May 31st wedding 
So Far: Slowly but surely!  14 pounds left to go in 3.5 months!

Goal: Run a 5K under 22:00 
So Far: He's been running at the gym, but is really anxious for spring to test out his time outside!

Goal: Move to South Carolina by the end of summer 
So Far: Money woes mean a delay until next year :-(  Maybe a new resolution on the horizon?

Goal:  Clean less and pay someone to do it for her.  
So Far: She swears she hasn't done a thing :-)

Goal: Learn and sing the words to "La Bamba"
So Far: She forgot this was her goal.  Needless to say, she doesn't know much past "La Bamba" at this point!

Goal: Clean out his clutter before heading overseas
So Far: He's thrown out one milk crate of old papers and started separating stuff for a yard sale.

Goal: Drop some German kilos
So Far: He's following (loosely) Alton's Brown's Four Food Groups and has dropped 10 lbs since January!

Goal: One Pinterest project a month 
So far: She's still working on a big dining room art project for January, and February has been filled with Valentine crafts from Pinterest. Here's what's she's been working on:

A wall of mugs

Valentines for the grandparents

Goal: Make a movie:
So far: The website is up!  Auditions have been held, the show is cast, and my credit card bill has lots of movie equipment on it!

Goal:To send birthday cards to everyone in the Beach family this year.  
So Far: She made a big calendar with our pictures on it and bought 30 birthday cards!  Excited to get mine next month!

So let's cheer on the team!  Next post is at the end of April!

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