2012 goals and bucket list update – September

(to see previous updates: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly, and August)

2012 goals:

  • read through the entire Bible – New Testament: check.  Old Testament: working our way through the Psalms
  • get my healthy lifestyle back, specifically to lose the 20-25 pounds I’ve gained since getting married. – 10 to 15 ish more pounds to go – I’m not sure if I can do that in the next three months but I sure am going to try!

2012 bucket list:

  • make an apple pie from scratch
  • take cake decorating classes – I took the Wilton Cake Decorating Course 1 classes in March (see hereherehere, and here) and took Course 2 in April (hereherehere, and here).
  • learn how to make Mom’s homemade Christmas cookies
  • make 72 hour emergency kits for our home and cars
  • make my own laundry detergent – done!
  • bake a loaf of homemade bread – Done!  I’ve now made some Amish friendship bread and whole wheat honey sandwich bread.
  • make a quilt – Working on it!  See JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust, and September
  • grow something – Our popper tomato plant is bursting with tomatoes!  They are so sweet and delicious and I love eating them on my salads.
  • can pickles – It was quite possibly one of the stinkiest things I’ve ever experienced, but we now have 7 quarts of sweet lime pickles canned (plus 7 quarts of tomatoes, 11 pints of green beans, 13 pints of tomato sauce, 17 pints of salsa, and 9 pints of pizza sauce)
  • take some sort of vacation – Chicago!
  • get at least one scrapbook done for my in-law’s
  • ???start an Etsy shop???

Other notable things:

  • We completed our 100 days of real food and no tv challenge – you can read the results and recap here.  It went really well and I’m so glad that we did it.
  • Still no house, but we’re getting closer.  Nothing definite yet but we’ve found one we like and might make an offer this week.  Fingers crossed!
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