A little late, but here’s the current status of the list o’ goals:
Reach out to my friends: It’s been a good month for this! Lots of socializing (largely thanks to the most recent AZ Blogger Meetup, which I’ll be telling you all about asap!) and lots of great people. My monkey sphere is full to bursting and I’m not even mad.
Create a new family tradition: Yes, we already have French Bread Friday, but now we also have our family birthday party to celebrate each year on our anniversary.
Bake something new each month: I tried these cookies and these cookies; both were delicious. I think I’ve finally figured out what I’m doing wrong, and now my cookies aren’t falling flat anymore. I also made a peaches and cream tart that was delicious, even if the peaches were a little past their prime.
Do some work at the Gilbert LDS temple: David and I finally made time to go last week. It was perfect.
Grow a more successful garden: We discovered that our watering method wasn’t ideal and all our plants were dying. David fixed that, and now we’ve got new blossoms on the cucumbers again. Maybe we’ll get a late harvest! Plus, this happened. Margot was not sure what to make of that weirdly washed out thing.
Remodel the kitchen: The ol’ blog is long overdue for an update in that department. The biggest development was having our backsplash installed. David and I have plans to finish stuff, and once we do I’ll have a full photo tour for you.
Figure out a cleaning schedule: This is a work in progress. I’m working on developing some good habits and will let you know how it goes.
Post a monthly think piece: I wrote a couple of those during marriage month: on forgiveness, craziness, and ugliness.
Contribute regularly to my other projects: I officially took a leave of absence from Tipsaholic. With everything going on, it’s not something I want to make time for right now. But the Beesley Project is still going strong. We’ve added some new writers to pick up the slack (sorry Sam!) and are moving forward with new posts every day. Good stuff.
I’ve got some things in the works for October. Lots of knitting. Lots of behind-the-scenes blog stuffs. Lots of photos to take. Should be fun!