February is not always an easy month to get through around these parts. Having a “life list” totally made the difference.
Here is the recap:
# 39 – Learn how to hula hoop – COMPLETE
I still need some work on my technique and my endurance (i.e. the hoop still drops of my bod pretty quick), but I consider this skill learned, dude.
# 20 – Read 40 books – 34 books to go
I finished 4 books this month:
A memoir from an actor whose been in every movie you’ve ever seen.
The Middlesteins – Jami Attenberg
A story about the the things that can break up a family (in Skokie!)
Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? - Mindy Kaling
You know Mindy. and she is funny. Especially about her childhood. Thing that made me laugh the most was someone else’s eulogy for her. what does that say about me…or Mindy?
The Graveminder – Melissa Marr
This was so bad. Just so bad, but also there were zombies and love and secret other world, which meant that that, of course, I listened to every word.
#17 – Visit my Grandparents. Learn something new about them. COMPLETE
This was, of course, the highlight of the month. I don’t think John and Betty read blogs, or even know I have a blog, or even know what a blog is, or even would want to know why-anyone-would-write-a-blog. But I hope they would and that they do, feel the love.
#7 – Have 4 seasonal Dinner Parties – Winter dinner party complete, 3 seasons to go
When a blogger has a dinner party, but she doesn’t document the entire thing in photos –did it even happen? A question for the ages. So I hope you’ll believe that it did. One of my oldest friends Liz came in to town to visit her family and I hosted a little dinner in her honor. How about a menu, then will you believe me? jeez:
- Toasted bread topped with Ina’s roasted tomatoes
- Chicken stuffed with spinach and ricotta
- Thyme Roasted Sweet potatoes
- Arugula Salad with Garlic vinaigrette
- Salted Caramel and Belgian Chocolate ice cream
On tap for March…
Chicken carcass handling and cooking! (ewww)
A trip to somewhere I’ve never been!
Learn how to swim with my face in the water!