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2020 Goals: Week 14 complete and Week 15 in progress

Monday, April 20, 2020

It's hard to believe we're in the second quarter of 2020 already. Time feels weird right now. I'm working from home, so I have a structured day, but I'm startled at how fast the weeks slip past.

I continue to plod on with my 2020 goals.

1. Say good-bye to one item a day, and if something comes in, something goes out = 366 fewer items.

I ordered some work wear online that brought down my numbers a bit, but I really did need some new clothes. What I did not need was the Doctor Who talking TARDIS bank that I won on Ebay. Naughty Cat! emoticon I am redoubling my efforts on this goal, and I remain on pace.

2. Read one pleasure book a week that meets the requirements to donate to the prison program = 52 books a year.

I'm working my way through Ian Rankin's Detective John Rebus series. It's gritty and complex without much overt blood, guts, sex, or bad language. It intrigues me how he writes about locations almost like they're also characters.

Total for 2020: 18

3. Happiness Planner project.

I have not been perfect with this goal, but I have been consistent, and I think that's a strong beginning. It's the day in, day out choices we make that determine who we become and what we achieve.

4. I will try one new recipe each week.

Last week, I tried Jamie Oliver's green spaghetti. It was a solid first effort. I didn't have the right kind of cabbage, and I need to season it a bit more next time, but this one is going to be a regular one.

This week, if I can find the ingredients (big if!), I'm going to attempt Ina Garten's panettone bread pudding. emoticon

Hang in there, Spark friends. I hope you're surviving the hardships and keeping up your spirits. emoticon
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    Yummy! That looks really good! emoticon
    271 days ago
    emoticon on the win! I didn't know e-bay gave away things. I like Ian Rankin too.
    Good on you trying something different!
    Keep up the great work! You got this!
    271 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    emoticon emoticon
    271 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    That bread pudding looks amazing! Please tell me it came out really gross (especially if it's really great) so I'm not tempted.

    I think as Tardis bank would be cool enough to be worth sending one other thing out, and work wear is necessary.

    I haven't read that series, but it sounds interesting. I'm currently reading Duma Key (Stephen King), Discovery of Witches (can't remember the author) and a book by a new (to me) author named Michaelbrent Collings.
    271 days ago
    Good for you on keeping up with your goals.

    Congrats on winning the Dr. Who Tardis bank!

    Way to Go!
    271 days ago
    Oh I LOVE Jamie Oliver's 5-ingredient cookbook - we ordered a copy for my son, but I'm going to order another copy for ME (need to purge my bookshelves of a few surplus cookbooks which I haven't cracked covers on for YEARS).
    Another favorite which I make good use of is Melissa Joulwan's "Well Fed" - with paleo/primal type recipes. Her suggestion for batch cooking is one of the best I've ever acknowledged.
    272 days ago
    Looks so good!
    272 days ago
  • MMRDJE7784
    Great job
    272 days ago
    CATIATM- you are making us proud! Keep on Sparking!
    272 days ago
    Looks like you're doing great! Yummmm on those recipes :)
    272 days ago
    great ideas and great that you are doing so well. Stay safe
    272 days ago
    well i for one am glad you got the Dr Who bank!!! we all need something that makes us smile these days!!
    if you need any recipes..old, new, keto, full SAD, whatever..i have like 6-700 cookbooks. from the 1800s right to now, and everything in between irish, french, english, you name it.
    and if i might suggest..Jamie Olivers steak, cheese and mushroom guinness pie. Since i rarely drink, and i wouldnt drink guinness if you paid me, it was quite the feet to get hold of a can, but i'm glad i did (all the alcohol bakes out). its truly delicious, and if you dont like mushrooms you can leave them out. i'm happy to share the recipe if you'd like!
    and if you like italian..might i suggest lidia bastianich..again i have her cookbooks too..and she is fabulous!!
    272 days ago
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