30 December 2016

New Years Resolutions Part 30

Obviously I have the same new year's resolutions as everyone else: blah blah, eat healthy, blah blah, go to the gym. Zzzzz. Oops. I think I fell asleep in the middle of those. But now that I'm properly awake, I wanted to take the time to list some more interesting ones.

1. Explore more of the Bay Area and northern California
My iPhone seems to think this was taken at Poplar Beach. Sure?

Yesterday we made a quick trip to Half Moon Bay to Sacrilige Brewery + Kitchen (do recommend!) and to check out the beach. It was fantastic! Ramona wasn't a huge fan of the giant waves, but seemed happy to play in the sand further away from the water. It was a pretty quick drive (~1 hr) and a lot of fun. Definitely a place I want to revisit so we can explore more. My hope is that we travel *somewhere* at least once a month. True fact: when I'm bored, I make up gift baskets in my head*, but my new game is going to be planning out day trips.

2. Cook
This Christmas sandwich was DELICIOUS. Also, not really what I'm going to talk about but whatevs.

If you look at my archives, it's obvious to see that I haven't been blogging, but that's also because I haven't really been cooking. In fact, it's so bad, that I'd say that Colby is a better cook than I am. I feel like I've lost some of the intuition that I had from years of cooking, but I've spent a lot of time this break in the kitchen and things are coming back. I usually get home from work fairly late, but there's always time on the weekend. I want to cook *something* once a week.

2a. Use the Instant Pot
I purchased an instant pot on a whim during Thanksgiving break. I want one of us to use it at least once a month.

3. Be proactive about friendship
from http://www.jelene.com/

I can be lazy about things, but one thing I want to work on is making sure that I maintain and enrich my friendships. We've slowly started to build a network out here, and we need to make sure we continue this. We also have an entire community spread across the country and I want to make sure that we maintain it.

4. Craft
I did take up embroidery very briefly this year (via Chris)

I really like doing complicated paper crafts because they are fiddly enough such that I need to use most of my concentration to not mess up so I have to turn off my brain for a bit. I stopped crafting once we moved because I left many of my supplies in Michigan and because there just wasn't any space. We still don't have a ton of space, but it's a lot more manageable now and Ramona LOVES crafting.

*My welcome to SF basket comes with a loaded Clipper Card, a bag of high quality local coffee beans, a hand made mug from a local artist, a bar of TCHO (which seems universally beloved), and some local art in a counter top composting bucket. Cute, right?

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