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Backyard: Before and After

New Beginnings #15

To remind you of the way this works, here’s how to play:

First — post your list of New Years’ Resolutions in a post at your blog (or in the comments here, if you don’t have a blog).

Second — every week, on Wednesday, write a new post about how you’re doing with each of your goals … you’ll have to list them, again, each week, as people won’t remember what you’re working towards, otherwise. Be brief in your updates, as there may be several blogs to visit! ((come give a quick update here at Should Be Reading, if you don’t have a blog)).

Third — after you’ve written your update, come back to Should Be Reading, and share your link so that we –the other New Beginnings participants– can stop by your blog and encourage you!

Important! … It would be absolutely great if you could visit at least ONE other participant’s blog  on Wednesdays and leave a comment on their post to share some encouragement for their efforts! Show your support! That’s what this event is all about — standing by each other to finally reach our goals!

1. Health and Fitness
o   Get down to size 12 (currently at 16).  Same here although I might be able to get into some 14s in another month ... or two.

o   Try three new recipes per month (one of which will be vegetarian). Haven’t tried anything new lately.  
o   Hit the gym four days per week.  Done last week, but not this week.  

2. Writing   
o   Write 1st draft of book 1 of Falcon's Gate Trilogy.  Started again 5/10/10.
o   Write 1st draft of book 2 of Falcon's Gate Trilogy during NaNoWriMo. Begins November 1st and continues through November 30th. 
o   Write some poetry. Nothing here.

3. Photography
o   Take more artistic photos. Nothing this week.
   o   Spend more time composing photos rather than just “point and shoot”. See above.

o   Go "old school": take some pictures using film with manual 35mm camera. Nothing new here.
4. Homefront
o   Organize stuff. Nothing done here.
o   Reduce clutter. I found a bunch of old comic books (don’t freak; they’re not super important first editions or anything fabulous like that) and put them on ebay. Hopefully someone will want them.   
o   Work on landscaping project(s). Done!

 5. Fun Stuff Nothing really done on any of these yet.
o   Go to the beach more often. Hopefully soon ... if not this weekend, then next weekend for sure! Or maybe over Memorial Day!
o   Learn to surf (or at least body board).
o   Get new ink. Planning to get this done when I’m in Vegas. Am contemplating a monarch butterfly on the back of my left shoulder. ** NEW** My BFF is now thinking about getting a tattoo!! We’re talking about getting matching ones, but haven’t decided on a design. Maybe an angel or an Ichthys (Christian fish symbol).