Or maybe just “pre-Spring”? After some really warm days in February, March is feeling much more like late Winter. Everything is up and growing but it keeps dipping into the 40s at night brrrr! Of course today it is almost 80, but at least we have some rain showers keeping the pollen down.
The past several weeks flew by, I was training for a half marathon and was really concentrating on that and everything that went along with it (eating, sleeping, stretching) I started a beginner quilters class which after just 3 classes is PRICELESS for the tricks I’ve learned. With 1 class left I think I’ll have the whole thing put together and will only need to do the actual quilting.
18 in 2018 progress, not a whole lot of progress in the past month I admit…
18 – Books Read. To date: 3. I finished the Elm Creek Quilters series with “The Master Quilter”. – or at least I thought that was the last one, but looking on the internet it looks like there are 14 more! I started a Kindle book though so more Elm Creek Quilt books will have to wait.
17 – New Recipes Tried. To date: 4. We tried 2 new ones since the last post – I’ve been toying with eating vegetarian (maybe not 100% but more often at least) so we gave Taco Tuesday a new spin using cauliflower and then mushrooms and sweet potatoes as fillings. And we also tried portobello mushroom gyros (surprisingly like the real thing!).
16 – Walks on the Beach. To Date: 0.
15 -Bike Rides. To Date: 0.
14 – Local places visited. To Date: 0.
13 – New Restaurants tried. To Date: 2. We tried a new place for lunch which was eh, we are going back again and I’ll order something different!
12 – Blog Posts. To Date: 3.
11 – House Areas De-cluttered and organized. To Date: I’m going to give myself a .5 on this one – the master bathroom remodel is COMPLETE! Yahoo! And so I’ve begun populating my new walk-in closet (lovingly referred to as the “she-shed”).
10 – Pounds Lost. To Date: 0.
9 – Farmers Market Visits. To Date: 0.
8 – Beading/Jewelry projects. To Date: 0.
7 – Crochet/Knit Projects. To Date: 1 completed, 1 WIP (still making progress on a blanket for the DH)
6 – Sewing projects. To Date: 2 completed, 1 WIP. I completed the St Patrick’s day table topper but I am unhappy with it so no picture! I started quilting lessons so next post will have some photos of that one.
5 – Painting. To Date: 0.
4 – Running Events. To Date: 1. I completed my second ever half-marathon over St Patrick’s Day weekend. I was happy with my time and I felt much more prepared this time than the first one I ran, but have learned that I am best at runs/races less than 10 miles.
3 – Cross Stitch Projects. To Date: 0 complete, 1 WIP – still working on the Christmas alphabet.
2 – Songs learned on the piano. To Date: 0.
1 – Stand-up paddle board lesson. To Date: 0.
Now that the half-marathon preparations aren’t taking up all my waking hours and with the warmer weather coming soon (?!) I am looking towards making progress on some outdoor projects and activities. I am excited to have 2 additional larger planter boxes in the garden this year, and have decided my main goal is to NOT let the weeds take over…happy spring-ish 🙂