Teaser Tuesday: Heat Wave by Richard Castle
Photo Friday: Self-Portrait 2010

New Beginings #6


1. Health and Fitness

o   Get down to size 12 (currently at 16).  No change here.

·     Try three new recipes per month (one of which will be vegetarian). Nothing new this past week due to attending my cousin’s wedding (see below) and spending time with visiting relatives.

o   Hit the gym four days per week. I’ve made it only three days per week the past two weeks, but those three days per week were with my trainer, so they were VERY good workouts! 

2. Writing  

o   Write 1st draft of book 1 of Falcon's Gate Trilogy. No work done on this yet.

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. No poetry this week.

3. Photography

o   Take more artistic photos. Took a ton of photos at my cousin Jessica’s wedding on Saturday - some of which were quite artistic, if I do say so myself! You can see the set here. Enjoy!  

o   Spend more time composing photos rather than just “point and shoot”. I did some composing while taking pictures at the wedding and also got some good shots of my newly-blooming daffodils (which I'll post soon!)!

o   Go "old school": take some pictures using film with manual 35mm camera. I need to take my roll of film down to be processed and see if anything at all came of it.  

4. Homefront

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

o   Reduce clutter. Actually I managed to increase my clutter by buying three new magazines! However I do plan to discard them immediately after reading them (I’ll probably take them to work as I’m sure there are some ladies there who would enjoy reading them.).

o   Work on landscaping project(s). Because this has become a much larger project than anticipated, there’s a chance we might end up hiring it done. The ENTIRE backyard has been destroyed by the storms last week and our attempts to keep the water away from the house, so a professional landscaper may be our only option.

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.