New year goals

I do like to reflect on the past and think about things I want to change around the new year – not exactly resolutions, but things I want to work on.

Be healthier – Cook more at home , eat out less, try new recipes, drink less pop/soda, eat more vegetables and fruits, exercise more regularly

Parenting – be more consistent with Bug, be more patient with Bug, set boundaries

Personal – take more time to relax and enjoy life, strengthen my dancing technique, knit/crochet a few things for me (hat and scarf)

Family – do more family-oriented activities, visit or call out-of-town family more often

This seems like a lot now that I have it written down…

I tried a few new things this week.

Spoon dolls from  the Usborne Activity Book

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According to Bug, they are the “princesses who don’t do anything.”  If you have a veggie-tale fan, you will recognize it as a spin off of the ‘Pirates who don’t do anything.’

I made a new recipe given to me at work.

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Double chocolate chip biscotti

2 c flour

1/2 c cocoa powder

1 t baking soda

1/4 t salt

6 T butter, softened

2 eggs

1 c chocolate chips

1 c nuts

Beat butter and sugar together and add eggs, beat.  Mix flour, soda, salt, and cocoa and add to butter mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Form into 2 logs and flatten to about 1 inch (rectangle shape).  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes.  Cool 5 minutes and cut into 1 inch slices.  Place on side and bake 8-10 minutes longer.

I’ve been working on my teal/gray socks in the pointelle pattern.

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But most of my craft time has been spent working on my dad’s “john deere” clogs.  One more bottom, sewing, and felting to go.

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  1. Pingback: 2009 Recipes – the good, the bad, and the ‘meh’ « Beckle Speckle’s Zany World

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