2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.

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Cooking

Cooking

One of my 2014 goals is to cook more. I grew up in a family of wonderful cooks and I have been spoiled by a mom who loves her kids to come for dinner so I don’t tend to cook at home myself, not because I can’t but because mom offers so I accept. That is all going to change this year. I am sure I will still go to mom and dads for dinner plenty but maybe I’ll offer to cooke for them?

I started working on this goal last week just to get the ball rolling and it went well. Last night I had a plan to cook but ended up at moms with my sister cooking, still a good home cooked meal. Tonight I determined to cook at home so I did. I had picked up some boneless pork chops at Kroger last week and got them out of the freezer this morning. I then turned to Pinterest to help me with a recipe. I found one with three ingredients and I had all three, soy sauce, honey and garlic. The recipe said to let marinade all day but I only did for about an hour and they were fine. I put the pork in a glass baking dish with the marinade and added some frozen brussels sprouts on top. I cooked them at 350 for 30 minutes with the last 15 minutes on broil. OMG they were so good and the sprouts picked up just enough flavor to be amazing. I was going to make some brown rice to go with the dish but sis and I decided that it took too long to cook so she made some jasmine rice that added a nice touch. I would say that tonight’s at home coked meal was pretty darn good. I will make the chops again.

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2014 Goals- To be updates as needed

One thing I know, for sure, about myself is that if I write my goals down I am much more likely to accomplish them, so here goes for 2014. Wish me luck :). I am starting out with 14 goals for 2014- I think I like the idea of keep a running list of 14, if I accomplish one, I add one and so on.

1) Find a job- not just any job, a job I want, enjoy and see myself doing for a while

2) Read all book-club books

3) Travel more

4) Cook at home more

5) Set and follow a budget

6) Get healthy

7) Make 502 Social a reality

8) Remind myself that everything happens for a reason- some good, some bad, some great

9)Race my bike again

10) Complete a Mountain Bike Race

11) Learn more about Bourbon

12) Get more things published

13) Sell my Bourbon Suckers

14) Create stronger relationships with friends

That is my 14 for now. I hope to update this list as things happen or my life changes. I skipped doing this the last few years and can tell that I should not have. I need list and check marks and accountability to myself.

What are your 2014 Goals?