List update: 75.) go to a roller derby event crossing off another thing from the list. Last night Keith and I went to the roller derby. It was pretty amazing, but you'll have to excuse the bad photo, it doesn't do it justice. It was on a flat track, and it was pretty fun and intense. Keith and I had a blast and thought of millions of fun derby names on the way back to my apartment. I secretly got the bug and really am interested in doing roller derby now, but I am pretty accident prone, and I'm not sure I can even skate anymore...
We will go to more derby events in our future. it was a blast.
I am slowly, i repeat SLOWLY am making headway on my list. and by headway I mean, I have done more then 1/2 of one.... So here is my update....
1.) make a steak pie- As someone who lived in Scotland, I miss this dish so much. 2.) increase Lokibean sales by 10% 3.) do at least 6 craft shows 4.) write 200 pages in a novel 5.) take a fused glass class 6.) learn to sodier rings 7.) go to Galena- Galena has a home of my favorite president: Ulysses S Grant and its only within a few hours of my home, perfect right?? 8.) learn to make 5 different kinds of donuts I have officially made 2, 3 more to go. 9.) lose 20 pounds 10.) go to centinnial beach- a local pool 11.) hike at starved rock 12.) make homemade tortillas 13.) go to the cabin- my cabin in northern michigan 14.) make a bundt cake mini count right??? 15.) save $$ 16.) make 1/2 my christmas gifts 17.) eat at a fancy restaurant, like super fancy 18.) blog twice or three times a week 19.) do photo a day challenge 20.) be more daring in my cuisine choices 21.) eat lunch everyday- sometimes the day just gets the best of me and I forget lunch 22.) eat breakfast everyday- sometime I don't like to wake up on time... whoops 23.) go to Brookfield zoo 24.) learn to play The Way We Gte By on piano 25.) learn to play Jessies Girls on ukelele 26.) join a boxing class 27.) learn to make cupcakes without a box 28.) buy a soda maker, and make 3 homemade sodas without premade syrup 29.) eat healthier 30.) go to four movies at the theater- I HATE movie theaters, but Keith loves them. I need to learn to compromise more. 31.) go visit MSU 32.) take my gre 33.) apply to grad school 34.) finish my education certificate 35.) ride a rollercoaster 36.) go to a water park 37.) make homemade empanadas 38.) make a vertical garden- my patio is just big enough for one and a small bistro set 39.) add something new to my shop every week 40.) go to springfield 41.) eat a ponyshoe (burger with fries on it) 42.) set up my craft room 43.) make an apple pie 44.) make pesto from scratch 45.) make noodles from scratch 46.) make a meatloaf 47.) sell at least one screenprinted item 48.) find two new soap molds 49.) swim in a lake- Every summer I used to go camping at a lake and couldn't get enough of swimming there, then I moved to Chicago and the thought of swimming in a lake that close to pollution frightened me, so now I need to find a new lake out here to swim in, or go to northern michigan 50.) have a date night with keith every week- Keith is a full time student and full time worker, so I never see him, this will make some special us time. 51.) make a new tablecloth 52.) go on a vacation to another state outside illinois or michigan 53.) go natural in medicine- I mean focus on gingers, mint, etc. 54.) go to woods more- again, I miss running through the woods as a child. I felt at home in it. 56.) Send in a post secret 57.) go to smoque barbq- great restaurant in chicago 58.) Run a 5k 59.) do something new with my hair 60.) cook every meal for one full week 61.) try a new recipe once every 3 weeks 62.) rejoin NAI 63.) Go camping 64.) take an art class 65.) read a classic literature book- I have gotten away from classic lit for things about forensics, and such so I need to get back. 66.) learn to make resin post earrings 67.) go to at least one restaurant featured on diners, drive thrus, and dives- K and I love to watch this show, and the places look so good, so we will go. 68.) do one new thing on Mackinac Island 69.) discover 6 new bands 70.) go to a concert 71.) keep up on an appointment book- I am usually good for the first month of the year then I lose interest 72.) try a new kind of pizza- I am a plain jane pizza gal, I need to try new things 73.) go to a forest preserve 74.) join a sports team 75.) go to a roller derby event 76.) make ice cream from scratch 77.) go to a museum I have never been to before 78.) read one book about a president I don't know much about 79.) go to a presidental museum or library 80.) become a member in the craft community 81.) learn a new craft 82.) beat one video game (keith can help) 83.) wear my own jewelry more 84.) make a multistrand necklace 85.) join MSU alumini society 86.) make a scarf not just dye or decorate 87.) go on a food trip 88.) Make homemade pasties 89.) wear dresses more 90.) make a stained glass piece 91.) read 13 books 92.) get a massage 93.) stop biting my nails 94.) learn how to can 95.) participate in november novel in a month month 96.) join the library and go there more 97.) finish the ulysses s. grant cross stitch 98.) back up all my photos on my computer 99.) wear a bathing suit with confidence 100.) keep a personal journal 101.) take a road trip and stop whenever I want to
55.) disappeared, so I will add a new one: 55.) sell one hand dyed silk scarf
So I am not doing too well in the first month eh? well, I will work on it. promise!v
This is the easiest recipe ever! I found it originally on pinterest.
Materials: (can you tell I am an educator and write a lot of lessons?) -Skinless, boneless chicken breasts. I usually use three since it's just Keith and I who eat dinner. -one 16 ounce can of salsa, I used pineapple mango last time. it was amazing -1 package of taco seasoning
Put chicken in the bottom of the crockpot. Pour the taco season on chicken, then pour the can of salsa on top. Mix the salsa and seasoning. Put in the crockpot for 4 hours of high, or roughyl 6 hrs on low. You can tell its down when it shreds with a fork.
this is such a simple and delicious recipe. hope you enjoy!
Things have gotten slow on the news front. I'm still plugging away at my goals. However, I have only accomplished a few, and already stopped the blogging 2 or 3 times per week, take a photo each day, and eat lunch everyday. But I'm going to try again.
That being said, I have accomplished getting a cold that knocked me out for 2 weeks, turning an age that is pretty close to 30 and that makes me uncomfortable, and eating my weight in cake. Okay, so maybe not the last one. My birthday was pretty amazing. I got some great presents from Keith, including a neato handmade ring out of a fordite. I will post more about that later.
So things are starting over now. I'm currently making TWO recipes I found on pinterest, and just worked out. I am trying to make positive changes in my life and focusing on making me a better person, inside and out.