Greetings and Happy New Year!
It’s January 1st: Officially time to start EmPan Blogs! This is my way of documenting thoughts and activities in 2014, for anyone to see and 5 people to read. A live journal, if you will. I have a few guidelines planned for the year (see below) and want to document as much as possible in one place. Also, I refuse to Instagram every recipe I intend to sub-par-ly re-create, so those will all be here too… I’ve added my botched box brownie cutting job from last night (should have seen the pan), emphasis on res. #1.
My 2014 New Years Resolution Plans:
- Make one new recipe every 7-9 days … and post pics and comments here! Reason: I cook approx. the same 4 meals on repeat and am confident there are more ways to spice up my fish and quinoa combos.
- Run! I like to run when I’m good at running, therefore I have to maintain my usual 4-5ish miles at least once a week to keep it going. Also want to sprinkle in some official races. I’ve completed an 8k and two half marathons so far and am debating a full, preferably the Marine Corps Marathon in October. I’ll keep ya posted.
- Do at least one new activity a month. This one’s inspired by my fellow Washingtonian friends who are also itching to get out there more. The reoccurring dilemma: waking up Saturday morning with nothing planned and too late to see a show/get tickets to a game/use a Groupon/etc. Also, I’ve seen way too many paint bar canvas pictures not to want to butcher something myself.
- Read good books. I just joined a book club! We’re all putting together a list of books to read, so if anyone has a non-depressing book club book to recommend, I’m all ears. This plan will only be accomplished if I can LOL occasionally. I’m not sure if Oprah shares similar thoughts…