Back in the good old New Year I posted my goals for the year. I figure since the year is half over, it is probably time to evaluate and revise if needed.
- Clean up my potty mouth-This one is going better than expected, but is not perfect. Interestingly enough, while Cha Cha has rarely repeated any "real" curse words, she picked up on "stupid" no problem. Looks like we all need to bid farewell to "stupid" for a while.
- Run a 5K- Progress here has been pitiful. Hitting the gym, even with the child-care available, has proven to be a huge challenge. Now between the heat (I am a total wuss okay) and the fact that between Little Cheese taking 2-3 naps a day and Cha Cha taking one nap a day there is never a good time to leave the house my running has been on major hiatus. This may be a goal that I just fail to meet, oh well; I have become all too comfortable with my mediocrity…
- Do 52 Books in 52 Weeks- I am doing OK on this one. My list is growing, though I am nowhere near the half-way point and I really should be by now. No matter, I figure at least I am reading a bit and even if what I reading is total fluff, the mere act may be enough to stave off the idiocy for a few extra years.
- Dye my yarn- I have done two more skeins, and I am giving one away as part of a charity drawing, so that is coming along nicely. I have three more skeins to do (2 worsted and one sock for all my fellow knitters) and the results have been quite pleasing.
- Make one actual garment- Full of fail here. I have not even picked a patter, let along rounded up the supplies and started. Oh well…six month to worry about that I guess…
- 25 Items for charity- I have 22 done, so we should be good on this one. Sure those items are baby hats, but still, through Hot Heads Happy Hearts babies in Rwanda will now have warm heads and a greater chance of escaping the high infant mortality rates of that country.
- Here my only goal was to make more food from scratch and try to cut back on our processed food use. It has been pretty easy. We now make our own pasta and the only bread products I buy are Naan and tortillas. I cook more and have really gotten into using my slow cooker to make even fancy ethnic foods. Making this change was really pretty easy, though the hard bit is deciding where to draw the line between "prepared" and "processed." Pre-shredded cheese is still jut cheese and pizza sauce where you can identify all the ingredients without a chemistry tome are good, pre-made Stouffers lasagna (which I would avoid on principle anyway) is not so good. I do confess there are some things I can't (or more truthfully, won't) give up. Crackers, cereal, goldfish and snacks like granola bars are just not worth making yourself (I really don't have it in me to hand sculpt 3.67 million little cheese goldfish TYVM!) and can be found in organic/natural/better for you versions. Also, Diet Coke; sure it is cancer in a can, but the caffeine keeps me from killing people so I consider it a healthier choice…you know, as compared to homicide.