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
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.
Double chocolate chip biscotti
2 c flour
1/2 c cocoa powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
6 T butter, softened
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.
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.