I think it’s important to set realistic resolutions or goals and to not be too hard on oneself. That’s why mine may seem a little wimpy to you, but whatever. I want to set myself up for success, people!
1. Eat a smaller breakfast. I tend to eat a lot of bagels, and that’s just too much to often. I want to mostly eat reasonable-sized and generally healthy breakfasts and lunch, and if I splurge, go all out at dinner (like Mark Bittman). This is in an effort to lose a little weight before the wedding. Nothing drastic.
2.Try steel cut oats. From the way old Bitty talks about them, it sounds like they are God’s gift to us.
3. Finish my new quilt by my wedding. I finally finished the wall hanging I talked about here. OK, so it took about a year and a half. So what?? It was hand pieced and quilted, and it’s beautiful, and I love it. Here’s an iPhone photo:
Claire thoughtfully gave me all new Civil War fabric (aka my favorite kind of fabric) to make another patchy quilt by hand, and I want to have it complete by August.
4. Plan a wedding and get married. Ha ha!
5. Buy a condo. Ha ha ha!
6. Say “twenty ten” intead of “two thousand and ten.”
Those are all totally doable! I feel like I have so much stuff going on that I don’t really need to make piddly old resolutions.
I also just want to point out that I accomplished essentially all of my goals from last year:
- I finished the aforementioned wall hanging, though technically this was on Jan. 1, 2010.
- I did really well with savings throughout the whole year, which is why I’m able to accomplish goal #5.
- I read the books on conversation, and I made concerted efforts to be less awkward, to ask people questions about themselves, and to be generally charming.
I’m going to make this for dinner tonight. Mmmmm two of my favorite things. Fennel AND tomato! Maybe I’ll get some CRUSTY bread as well. The best is the kind with a really hard crust that hurts the roof of your mouth with a really chewy interior that has huuuge holes you can stick your finger in to. Here is where you can find that bread.