El Nino

New Beginnings Update #2

1. Health and Fitness

o   Get down to size 12 (currently at 16).  N/A

o   Try three new recipes per month (one of which will be vegetarian). I didn’t try any new recipes this past week. Maybe next weekend.

o   Hit the gym four days per week.  I succeeded in doing this last week - including three days with the trainer! – but I will only manage three days this week.

2. Writing  I have done nothing with this category yet.

o   Write 1st draft of book 1 of Falcon's Gate Trilogy.

o   Write 1st draft of book 2 of Falcon's Gate Trilogy during NaNoWriMo.

o   Write some poetry.

3. Photography Nothing done on this list yet.

o   Take more artistic photos.

o   Spend more time composing photos rather than just “point and shoot”.

o   Go "old school": take some pictures using film with manual 35mm camera.

4. Homefront

o   Organize stuff. This is a work in progress, for sure!

o   Reduce clutter. I mailed off a box of CDs/DVDs to SecondSpin.com yesterday, and have two more boxes to go through probably next weekend..

o   Work on landscaping project(s). I’m not sure if this counts, but over the weekend my mom and I purchased five bags of Mexican River rock and four bags of patio sand. While we used these items to keep the floodwaters away from our house during this nasty El Nino we’re currently having, we do plan to use them for our dry creek bed and maybe some other work by the house which is just in the planning stages.

5. Fun Stuff Haven’t done a single thing on this list yet.

o   Go to the beach more often.

o   Learn to surf (or at least body board).

o   Get new ink.