Here we are, at (a little past) the halfway point of this year! Today I’m going back over my New Years Resolutions to see where things stand six months (and one baby) later. Since I conveniently made seven resolutions, I’m linking up with 7 Quick Takes as well.
1 – Have a baby
As predicted, this one happened. It wasn’t even so bad!
2 – Establish a good housekeeping routine
As it turns out, I was right to have very low standards for this one. I’m just starting to get back into a post-baby routine, and it’s true that getting one room tidied, plus making dinner, is about enough for one day.
3 – Read at least 15 books
I have a whopping 13 books on my 2015 Goodreads shelf, but some of them were started long ago, and others have been abandoned permanently. Of those 13, I’m counting 9, plus 2 that are still in progress. I don’t think I’ll have any trouble getting to 15.
4 – Go to Confession at least once a month
I think I’m on track with this one, but I have to admit that I don’t remember much of March and only a little more of April, so I may have missed. Of course, if I don’t remember what happened, am I really culpable for anything that happened? (I kid, I kid)
5 – Improve my food photography skills
This one took an unexpected hit, because I didn’t consider the fact that to have food photography, one must first make food. Maddy has thrown a bit of a wrench into my ability to plan, make, serve, and eat dinner without someone crying (sometimes, it’s even her!). We’re also stuck in a bit of a rut, and while there’s dinner on the table every night, it’s the same rotation of five meals (and one of those five may rhyme with Schmostco Schmizza).
In any case, when I do take photos, I’m being a little more deliberate with the setup, and pretty pleased with the results. I’m hoping to step up my game in the second half of the year.
6 – Run a 5K
Well…we’re still running, Maddy and me. I don’t know that we’re making swift progress, but there’s a long time between now and Turkey Trots. We’ve been getting out 2 or 3 times a week to run, but it’s harder to find a good time as it gets hotter. I’ve been saving my podcasts for run-time listening. Thanks for keeping me company Fountains of Carrots and This American Life (and the last couple weeks, Little House Mothering)! It’s like running with smart, interesting friends who don’t expect me to answer when I’m out of breath.
7 – Write at least 50 blog posts
If I’m counting correctly, this post makes #28, so gosh, I’m right on schedule! A baby really does make the best content fodder.
Visit Kelly for more Quick Takes – her summer bucket list is positively ambitious compared to mine!