Tuesday, May 3, 2011

.11 for 2011. april update

  1. Cut back on alcohol.  Both for health/weight and money savings.
  2. Work out to my new dvds, the Exhale: Core Fusion Collection at least two times a week (ideally three times).  (added another DVD to the mix Abs & Arms)
  3. Try at least one new restaurant a month.  (Jan-Jules Maes; Feb-Via TribunaliKingfish CafeBook BinderyEddies Trackside; March - Habesha; April - Quinn's, Salumi )
  4. Read at least one book a month.  (Jan - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Feb - Cannibal KillersThe Time Traveler's Wife; March - The Lost SymbolMoloka'iThe Tattoo; April - Honolulu, The Zahir )
  5. Knit a scarf with nice yarn.    
  6. Work on Darwin's training.  I've been slacking on working with her and really want to improve her recall. 
  7. (I've been working on her recall and new tricks!)
  8. Trim Darwin's toe nails more consistently.  Darwin hates when we trim her nails and so we usually go long periods without a nail trim.  She went to the boarder over Christmas and came back with nice short nails.  Now to keep them short.
  9.  (still need to work on this!)
  10. Go hiking (snow shoeing in the winter) at least once a month.  Besides the exercise aspect of it (for us and Darwin) it'll be good to explore the area.  Embrace our inner Pacific Northwesterner.  (Jan-Gold Creek snowshoe; Feb-Lake Wenatchee (failed snowshoeing); March-Hyak snowshoe; April-Larrabee State Park)
  11. Call home at least once a month.  
  12. Limit my shopping (clothes/shoes) to $500 or less for the year. ($316 left! winter boots + gift cards = $70, BR jeans = $20, Goodwill (Gap and Lucky) jeans=$27, skinny jeans, 2 blouses and a hoodie (Forever 21) = $52, flannel and puffy vest(Target) = $15)
  13. Do at least one house cleaning activity during the week (sweeping, mopping, clean the bathroom, etc).  Jason likes to do all the cleaning on the weekend.  It'd be nice to have one less thing/area to clean so we can have more weekend time.


  1. This is my second try at leaving a comment. Had a really long one and then it disappeared. Sheesh. Will try to recreate it.

    Brooke, You seem to be very organized and have great disipline. I think I was lead to come to your personal blog as an inspiration!

    Now, about that worm under your face skin dream: Eerie!!! I told the doctor (got in late today) that I was imagining the ringworm fungus on my right cheek. Apparently it is my imagination, but I still keep thinking I see a ghost of a circle there. I have VERY red cheeks most of the time due to hormone fluctuations and there are always odd marks on the skin that isn't scarred.Usually looks like I have a sunburn and had sunglasses on. Anywhooooo, isn't it strange that you had that dream?! XX-Cassie

  2. discipline. Sheesh...I should have done some proof reading.

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