Whew, I thought I'd have to be late with this post as we went without electricity for 4 days due to Hurricane Issac. Some people are still without electricity....I am very, VERY happy to not be one of them.
So let the breakdown of resolutions while blasting my air conditioner begin
Read a book every month:
Check! Mad props to Hurricane Issac for making this happen as I had a lot of time to sit and read due to having nothing else to do.
My main book of choice was: Everything Is Going Great Underfunded Overexposed European Grand Tour by Rachel Shukert who I now have a pretend fake friendship with. Very funny and worth a read.
Learn a new art form/technique:
Fail....I'm wondering if in December I should do a big reveal of what I was hoping to accomplish with this one as I'm starting to get concerned I may never complete this one.
If I must eat pizza, only one a month:
EPIC FAIL!!!! Well....I can basically sum this up by the saying, "Go big or go home".....and I went big. I went so freakin' overboard this month it was ridiculous. John said (probably to make me feel better) that we did alot of traveling and I wanted to show him all the amazing pizza there was to offer....but I ate AT LEAST 4 large pizzas on my own. Not excusable....but very, VERY tasty.
Eat more leafy greens:
"B++"While I blew it on pizza this month I still did a pretty decent job with my salads. It's safe to assume that if I wasn't eating a pizza I was eating some form of salad and basically shocking my body with the total extremes of food choices.
Cook/Bake 2-3 new recipes a month:
Success! I cooked a form of pigs in a blanket but with asparagus (which was a challenge but my party guest loved it), Zucchini Boats, and many, MANY grilled cheese mixtures due to the power being out and having to make new ideas up to use as much food as possible.
Keep in better contact with my Mother's friends:
FAILED! I'm pretty upset that I failed with this one as I went home to Pennsylvania and had the best intentions to call her up and surprise her with a visit. I had this whole glorious plan set out but, well, that's all it amounted to. Pretty lackluster. Sorry, y'all.
Travel to at least 2-3 new (to me) cities in the US by the end of the year:
Technically I could say I've successfully completed this one but I still want to try to go to a few more places by the end of the year.
Also, I did do alot of traveling this month but just not to new places so I think I earned some brownie points for this one.
Have you been able to keep up with your resolutions?