Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Goals

Since summer is basically almost half over, it seems a little silly posting my summer goals. But I really do like keeping track of them here as well as in my "Lists & Plans" notebook, so why not?

First, let's recap my spring goals:
  1. Read the eight books on my Spring Reading list. I read 4 of 8 plus 2 that weren't on this list.
  2. Get back into yoga. 
  3. Finish a canvas. 
  4. Complete six pages in my Amber altered art book. Completed 2 pages in March, 1 in June and have 2 half finished pages from April.
  5. Visit an art gallery or museum. 
  6. Cook recipes from February, March, April and May Bon App├ętit magazine. 
  7. Blog a workshop. 
  8. Stitch two squares in the 2013 Woodland sampler and work on the spring sampler. 
  9. Go for at least three hikes. Only went for 1 hike this spring.
  10. Organize my closets. 
  11. Find a dentist and make an appointment. Also book a massage. 
  12. Finish going through the Art of Spring workshop.
Let's just say this spring wasn't the most productive season of my life. Here's hoping the summer is a touch busier!

Summer Goals:
  1. Read eight books:
    1. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adachie
    2. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
    3. Hawthorn & Child - Keith Ridgeway
    4. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - Anne Fadiman
    5. Shadow of the Alchemist - Jeri Westerton
    6. Various Positions - Martha Schabas
    7. Written in my Own Heart's Blood - Diana Gabaldon
    8. August book club pick
  2. Have Pat's aunt and uncle over for supper.
  3. Get back into blogging.
  4. Get back into daily yoga and start exercising regularly.
  5. Complete 5 pages in my Amber book.
  6. Go for at least 5 hikes.
  7. Organize craft room and closet.
  8. Plant polka dot plant and restart herb garden.
  9. Cook recipes from March-August Bon Appetit magazines + another recipe from the Jerusalem cookbook + pickle something + preserve some fruit
  10. Go swimming.
I'm pretty happy to see how many items I've already crossed off! I was able to go swimming (albeit very briefly) when I was at my gramma's cottage at the end of June, I've gotten back into some good habits and we had Pat's aunt & uncle over for dinner last weekend. I had some bugs and fungus attack some of my plants, including my basil and mint... so I had to restart my herb garden from scratch. The basil and thyme I have now are doing wonderfully - as is my cute polka dot plant. Now I just have to replace some of the other plants I lost.

In terms of goals, I've been reviewing my 28 List and crafting a new list of 29 Things To Do Before Turning 29... more on that later!

1 comment:

Angie said...

Pickling and perserving fruit will be so much fun!! I already made some jam, and froze some local harvest. I got my 'canning' supplies in the mail last week, and will be doing pickles as soon as my cucumbers give me enough for a batch :)