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!
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.
Hang in there, Spark friends. I hope you're surviving the hardships and keeping up your spirits.