Wednesday, January 27, 2010

FYI on the New Year's Resolutions

I did finally sit down and do some serious introspection and came up with some goals for 2010 - just the things that I really wanted to accomplish. And then I cut those in half! What I ended up with are these:
1) Finish studying 'Preach My Gospel'.
2) Attend the temple 12 times this year.
3) Read 6 books.
4) Run a 5k.
5) Scrapbook 2009.
6) Make my bedroom cute/nice.
7) Be actively involved in our family finances (tracking, budgeting, bill paying, saving).
8) Journal a minimum of 2 times a month.
9) Practice a talent once a month (drawing, painting, writing, piano).
I tried to go easy on myself, while still feeling like I will be accomplishing something. Let's see how I do... Here's to 2010!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

On Secret Recipes

I think it's really rotten of people to not share recipes. I can understand maybe not giving it out upon a person's first asking - you know, weeding out those who wouldn't really treasure how special it is - but if a person claims to really love your recipe and asks for it a couple of times, why wouldn't you share? I find it quite selfish and egocentric.
There is a roll recipe somewhere out there that I really, really want, but a certain someone won't share it. I am way bummed. I love breads and have tried dozens of rolls and baked quite a few different recipes with different variations in an attempt to copy the aforementioned rolls, but to no avail. However, I did try some last Saturday that are pretty darn close, if I do say so myself. I quite liked them. I suppose they will have to satisfy.
And Ric has a recipe for something that he's really been wanting ever since first tasting it at somebody's house a year and a half ago, but that recipe is not to be had either. I don't understand this; it's not like we see those people all that often, and it's not like Ric would go broadcast it to everyone we know that he's gotten a hold of this secret recipe. It would just mean that we get to enjoy it also. For heaven's sake, people, share the love!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Now Year's Resolutions

I'm still stewing about what to do for my New Year's resolutions. I'm thinking something along the lines of: 1) have a baby and 2) get our condo ready to sell. Peggy advised I just make one: "Breathe in. Breathe out." =) I love my mother-in-law! I found my list of goals for 2009 a few weeks ago. Out of the 11 goals I set, I kind of did 4 of them. I think I had more like 15 or so the year before. My excuse for last year is that I was sick for about a quarter of the year.
But still, it's just overwhelming to try to come up with feasible goals for this coming year when I have no idea what to expect. My dad has me well trained on how to set my goals: be specific, and choose something from each different category (i.e. physical, spiritual, intellectual, etc.) so I'm growing in a well-rounded manner. But I feel like right now my main goal is just survival.
For example: I went to the bathroom last Monday morning (locking the door so I don't have little intruders). Upon coming out I found that Stratton had broken the glass on a picture frame on Ric's nightstand. I cleared the boys out of my room, got out the vacuum and cleaned up the glass shards, along with rabid dust bunnies that have been hiding in that corner, and came out of my bedroom to find Creighton sitting up on the kitchen counter, chocolate drool dripping off his face, pieces of candy wrapper all over the counter and floor, and him trying to get into another box of leftover Christmas chocolates. What do you do with a kid like that?!
Stratton is manageable and quite good most of the time (aside from the fact that he just brought a burnt out match to me, all proud that he was able to light it and is now in the corner for the third time today), but Creighton is just everywhere and into everything that he shouldn't be! What am I going to do when I have a nursing baby?
As a result, it's mid-January and I've yet to come up with any resolutions... any ideas?