You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘New Years Resolutions’ tag.



So I finally got around to making some New Years Resolutions this month. I’m in full-blown Geek Mode over it all. We’re  talking task analyses and spreadsheets here.  Here’s the progress report:

1. Cook something fabulous and complicated every other week.

This goal was partly inspired by the herb garden that had been more ornamental than functional.  The herbs were put to use this month in three complicated, fabulous dinners made by yours truly:

  • veggie lasagna with fresh basil that was accompanied by strawberry and orange salad with citrus syrup and fresh mint
  • spinach manicotti with lemon basil
  • quinoa stuffed bell peppers slathered with mozzarella.  (El-D insisted on making the sauce for the peppers himself, likely thinking I needed “adult supervision” in the kitchen.  I didn’t. That said, no kitchens were harmed in fires this month.)

No dinner party plans as of yet, but we’re hosting Nanook’s 75th birthday party next month. The theme is Elvis Blue Hawaii, whatever that means. Time will tell.

Eating dinner before 7:00 has remained a challenge. This objective was accomplished only 67% of the time. Not perfect, but it’s progress.

Green crab apples hang on the trees. Maybe they’ll be ripe and ready to spice up by the end of next month.

2.  Finish Inferno choreography.

It’s not complete yet, but it’s coming together. Ciardi’s translation has been a major source of inspiration, specifically Canto IX, from which the song’s lyrics are drawn.

3. Write a book.

I’ve been typing and organizing my notes. I’m at 12,000 words presently.

4. Tend the garden.

I did a little weeding this month, planted a flower, and kept things watered.  I haven’t planted the lettuce or herb beds yet. It’s too hot!

5. Meditate 15 minutes a day.

I’ve logged 3 hours and 15 minutes this month.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


Oscar Hokeah

Novelist of Literary Fiction

tonysbologna : Honest. Satirical. Observations

Funny Blogs With A Hint Of Personal Development

Celestial Goodness

This is a space of love and positive vibrations. It is a safe space for uplifting one’s soul.

John Wreford Photographer

Words and Pictures from the Middle East


Discovering the joy of art

P e d r o L

storytelling the world

Before I Forget


BEN TROVATO – Durban Poison

Columns. Letters. Rants. Stuff.


Real and Raw Tales of a Goddess in the Making

The Druid Herbalist

An ongoing journey with the healing power of plants

The Fledgling Belly

The Adventures of a Discerning Bellydancer

It's Just Life

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Down the Forest Path

A Journey Through Nature, its Magic and Mystery

Project: Motion Blog

Modern. MOVEment. Memphis.

The Human Rights Warrior

"There is some good in this world...and it's worth fighting for." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

The Tragic Life of Frank

Around five minutes ago I had this sudden revelation; that my life is quite sufficiently, tragic.

zona pellucida

...blinded by the light

Donna Mejia

Dance Artist/Scholar/Cultural-Creative

Beautiful Day Traveler

It's a beautiful day to dance with words on this journey called life.


dancing to change the world


Just another site

Peaceful Hands Reiki

Where love flows

Job & Career News

From the Memphis Public Libraries


"More than machinery, we need humanity."


I read these books and you could too?

Mark Coakley

Author of "Hidden Harvest" and "Tip and Trade"

Garden Variety

A Gardening, Outdoor Lifestyle and Organic Food & Drink Blog


Form, Flow and Grace