So here goes ...
Change up my iPod in the Jeep. I have yet to take Wilco and Radiohead off my iPod but I did listen to Mumford and Sons, Sleigh Bells and Edward Sharpe in the Jeep. Working out, well, was a different story. It was very much fueled by Radiohead and I did listen to A Ghost is Born a few times -- I needed my Spiders (Kidsmoke), folks!
Attempt one craft project a month. I hope art show in my son's room counts.
Cook or bake one recipe a week from my stash of cookbooks. I cooked from Giada's New Italian Favorites. Next month is Great Food Fast by Martha Stewart.
I will attempt to make homemade gnocchi and tamales. I have time on this one.
I try to attempt making different varieties of homemade breads. I made brioche and rosemary potato bread.
Get outside with my family once a week. This only happened once as the weather was crappy two weekends and one weekend we were busy. We are helping our son learn how to ride a bike so we spent an hour going through our neighborhood helping him.
|Lil B learning to ride his bike|
Get healthy. I am watching what I eat most of the time (80%) and I walked 31 miles in January compared to December where I only walked 4 miles. I also lost
Work on my green plan. Marked two off of my green plan.
Save money. Opened an account at a different bank and I made my first deposit last Friday. On the flip side, my property taxes are due and I may have to break into that account to pay the bill. :(
Ask for experiences, not gifts. My birthday is this Thursday and I asked for cash so I could put it towards my BlogHer 2011 trip. Friends also donated to one of my favorite charities in my name (and still can).
Buy/sell used more used items. I bought my son some discontinued Finding Nemo toys on eBay.
Play with my son more. Though he's been a stinker, I have set more time to read and play. I have found that he prefers to snuggle before naps which has been a nice way for him to unwind. I took some time on my mom's birthday to tell him some stories about her and show him photos since he'll never get to meet her.
Date night once a month with my husband. Had two date nights in the month of January! Sushi and drinks night and then out to a friend's birthday. In February, we're planning on going to First Friday this week.
Be grateful. Working on this. It's a battle but I am trying to find the good in the bad. The terrible twos, lack of sleep due to sick and teething toddler and not getting enough time to myself. I am grateful. I'm alive. I have an awesome life.
Figure out my career path. Work in progress. I think I'm getting closer on this one.
Engage more in social media. Commenting more on other blogs has brought my traffic up as well as starting a new twitter account. I also participated in a twitter party and won a prize!
Buy less stuff. I have made a conscience effort to buy more in bulk as it's cheaper and contains less packaging. I haven't bought any clothes and have watched what I have bought at the grocery store too. I did splurge on these little notecards from a local friend/artist and I did buy the $20 Amazon giftcard for $10 so I could get two cds I needed to add to my collection.
Organize my closets. Have not done this yet.
Attend a music festival with my family. No decision on this yet.
OK, that looks like good progress! Can't wait to see what February brings.