Friday, January 01, 2010

Reflections and Resolutions

In January 2009 I actually wrote down my New Years Resolutions on my blog, and you know I had to make sure some of them were easy - so I had a chance of success. Now looking back I realize I didn't do to bad.


(resolution 5)I learned to cook a lot of things with out wheat, barley, or rye. One of the resolutions was to learn to cook according to my allergies. And after only a few bricks of what was supposed to bread, I managed to learn to cook an edible bread. And then I got brave and learned to make an edible pizza crust. And to top of the accomplishments - I made a gluten free pie crust that was actually yummy! Now if I could just figure out noodles....


(resolution 1) Quilts of Valor was an amazing experience. I have to thank EVERYONE who helped make this possible. A LOT of love was shared. I am defineatly continuing this. I have meet both wonderful quilters, and wonderful reciepients. I have made some of the best friends ever thru this project... and some of them might even come to visit me this summer!
All in all I think the Year of Me (2009) was pretty successful. I started a few projects though, that I did not finish - so they will be UFO's this year.


**********2010 Resolutions************************

I have been reading this book called "organization solutions for add people" or something of the sort. Now I do not have ADD - but there are some pretty good tips in there. And a lot of the behaviors do describe me. So I decided that instead of a whole years worth of resolutions that maybe I would break it down into goals for each month.

So - here are January's goals. And I am hoping that writing them down will motivate me to keep up. I have a tendency to procrastinate certain things.....
*Quilt 15 Quilt of Valor Quilt tops.

*Finish Pieceing the Carolina Christmas Mystery Quilt top.

*Plan a menu each week, and stick with it. I am trying really hard to utilize my crockpot as we have swim practice 4 nights a week, basketball 2 nights per week and one weekend day, and swim meets one weekend per month. ( Oh there is 4-H, quilt guild, and Drum lessons thrown in too)

*Exercise 20 minutes each week day. (Wish me luck, thats the thing I procrastinate the absolute most!! I really should be exercising 30 minutes, but thought if I tricked myself into 20 minutes...I could convince myself to go 10 more minutes)

I hope you all the best for January too!


Vicki W said...

I didn't know that you were GF - or if I did, I totally forgot. I have had to eliminate wheat from my diet recently. I'm also allergic to eggs and dairy. I have a great cupcake recipe (from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World), cornbread recipe and have found a good bread recipe. Just the weekend I was trying Chia Seed Gel as an egg replacement and it seems to work very well. Two weeks ago I determined that I am also allergic to onions and garlic. It's really been an adventure but I feel so much better! My digestive system isn't used to all the new grains and other things that I'm eating but I am sure it will get there. If you want my cupcake recipe or links to the other recipes, let me know.

Stephanie D. said...

Well, congratulations on goals reached--that means you're better off this year than last!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your accomplishments. It sounds like you set some realistic goals for 2010.

paula, the quilter said...

I thought at one point I was allergic to wheat, but it turned out to be soy. *sigh* Soy is in every processed food. I have turned to cooking from scratch and very healthy eating. 'Course the hubby still wants the old comfort food so what is a girl to do?

Menu planning has been a life saver for me. I make the week's menu according to ingredients on hand.

Andee said...

I plan to make you another top real is on my list and makes me feel good that YOU do all that you do!

Judy Laquidara said...

My head spins just thinking of what all you GF people go through. I hope while all those friends are visiting you that you save room for me . . I really might do it! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Alycia! You CAN do this! The exercise part has been my downfall also....I keep saying when the kids start school....LOL.

I would love to do menu planning, but that seems WAY too organized to me. Isn't it funny how we are all different?

Keep it up!


Roslyn said...

I finished my CC, Alycia but I am stuck on the Shakespeare quilt & it is becoming a millstone!
Need to finish it & get back to the LA, I am tired of piecing! Good luck with the UFO's I finished 2009 with one only that needs quilting & I am determined to stay up with it & not make more UFO's! I am too OCD to be comfortable with unfinished projects!