Friday, January 1, 2010

seven


like i said before, i am so over resolutions. but there are a few things i want to accomplish on a weekly basis. i don't know about you, but there are many days, weeks, months, years! that go by and i feel so unproductive. i come home from work, plop down on the couch, turn on the tv and tune out. so i think there are a few simple things i want to do each week to feel more productive and resourceful with my time. i picked 7 things. why 7? i just like the number. i'm not going to beat myself up if i don't do all 7 of these things every week, but i do want to at least try.

1. bake. every tuesday i used to participate in "Tuesdays with Dorie". i'm going to start back up again. look for my baking posts on tuesdays!
2. cook. over the summer i read, Julie and Julia, by Julie Powell and My Life in France by Julia Child. i also watched the movie Julie and Julia recently. needless to say, i was inspired. i actually own the cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. so each week i will be cooking one thing out of that cookbook. i love french food, but the thought of making french food scares me. viola. here i go! next week i will be making Haricots Verts a la' Anglaise. or buttered green beans... everything sounds better in french!
3. craft. i have oodles and oodles of crafty projects up my sleeve i want to start creating. but first i need to put together my crafting\sewing\designing\knitting room. it's a nightmare. ugh.
4. volunteer. just to contribute to something other than myself. more giving and less getting.
5. write a letter. no, not an email. a real honest to goodness letter. the kind you put in an envelope and gasp! put in the mail. with a stamp and all sabrina? YES! if you would like a real life letter just let me know, i will write to you too.
6. write on the "other blog". my awesome friend heather (you know, of the EO) invited me once upon a time to write on her other blog (if life is a highway). i have only contributed a few times. i would like to contribute more. i once almost went to seminary. i had dreams of being a theologian. but the world doesn't need another theologian, the world just needs more love and hope.
7.read a book. and finish too please. i am a serial book starter, but not a finisher. i am reading about 12 books right now. ridiculous? totally. once i finish a book i will do a book review. and if i really love it, i will give it away. works for me. works for you.

(more than once a week i will also exercise. I'm a blob. i will brush my teeth at night and not just in the morning. i know gross, right? i get lazy at night. i will wash my face. i don't wash my face at night either. thank GOD for good genes. but GOD likes you to take care of those good genes too, and teeth.)

One other thing i'm going to do and so can you...




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14 comments :

Erin said...

What a great list of seven things! You might inspire me to do some of these things myself!

And I love the new layout. So fun.

Kristina P. said...

Great list, Sabrina! I didn't realize you participated on Heather's blog before!

Sadako said...

Those sound like awesome resolutions. Esp. the cooking b/c I'm totally overwhelmed by that.

Lori said...

i want a snail mail letter:)

HoneyB said...

Sabrina, you are one of the few that I come by to visit from TWD. I haven't baked with them in a long time either. I LOVE your 7. Oh, and BTW, I don't wash my face every night before I go to bed either and I'm usually so beat I just go get in bed after I wake up from the couch so the toothbrush isn't normally touched at night by me either...so your not alone.

Jennifer said...

Happy New Year, Sabrina!

I get lazy with the washing of the face and the brushing of the teeth at night, too!

The MTAOFC Challenge sounds like a great thing to do! I hope you have lots of fun with it!

What a wonderful post!

Jeanneoli said...

I love your list of seven!!! Very fun and they will really enrich your life...especially the evening tooth brushing:-) HA Happy New Year!!!!

Bee and Rose said...

What a fabulous and inspirational post! I love your 7!

joolee said...

beautiful new layout! And thoughtful posts too. Sorry it's been awhile......life has been crazy. But tonight your cheery and purposeful blog lifted my spirits a bit. Thanks! ps I like mail:)

kel said...

I love these ideas!!! I am also planning on more crafting!!!

Stephanie Faris said...

I've known people who could read multiple books at one time but I've never been able to. I have to read one at a time...if I don't like one, though, I'll close it and move on to the next one.

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

Thanks for visiting and glad you like the calendars! Great blog and love your resolutions. Wish I could get my act together and make myself accountable for some things in 2010. Need to make my list ASAP!

Susan said...

I love your list of 7. That is my lucky number, well it's never been that lucky, but I still like it. My best friend and I used to write letters to each other all the time. I really miss her.

Charlotte said...

I love your list of seven things. I can't remember the last time I wrote an actual letter... freshman year of college, maybe?

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