I think I can live without having learned how to do this.
I just got a job looking after 2-year-old identical twin girls. Hooray for findababysitter.com.au! [/shameless plug.]
Makes my tummy hurt. I’m drinking lots of ginger and cinnamon tea though! Caffeeeeeeeeeine! Weee!
I want to teach high school English, Literature and French. This is my calling in life. I have a fair few years of travelling and doing various other things before I return to uni to get my Arts/Education qualification, but it will happen.
I have decided to learn Spanish next. Our library has some good resources, and better yet, I have several Spanish-speaking neighbours.
I want to have started a nannying job by the end of August. There are only so many more customers I can serve (I currently work hospitality) before I go insane.
I decided I don’t want to do this anymore. Manual dexterity isn’t one of my strong points, so it would probably lead to more frustration than fulfilment.
On temporary hold. My cupboard was pretty much animal-free for the last two weeks, but I was starting to get rundown and sick this week (because of work and germs, not my diet), so I began to eat meals with dairy again. My main reason for falling back was because I don’t yet know enough healthy vegan meals. I’m getting there. I’ll keep having breakfast, coffee, etc with soy milk. Cheese and yogurt are probably my biggest challenges.
I faltered a few times this year, but I can safely say that I won’t go back to eating meat again. I have always liked the taste of meat, but my conviction is strong, as is my health, so I think I’m good. I’ve forgotten what meat tastes like, and I know how to cook satisfying meat-free meals now, so I don’t crave it.
I’m starting to buy soy milk instead of dairy, and not buying any more cheese so I can get used to it. I will officially start on the first of July.
Well, the season has finished, and I don’t know if I’ll be busting to play another one, so this goal is kind of irrelevant. Besides I think I should just embrace the fact that I may be the fittest on the team, but that counts for nothing when I flinch every time someone slightly built runs in my direction. Heh, I’m such a wuss.
Haven’t been too good with eating lots of iron-rich vegies, legumes etc lately, but I have been taking my supplements.
I’m drinking an average of three cups of peppermint green a day. It’s hard when I work because I just drink coffee before and during my shift to stay awake, but hopefully with my current health kick I’ll have enough energy to replace the coffee.
I went vegetarian this year, but I don’t know if I could go vegan in the long-term. I love cheese and dairy yogurt too much. Mostly cheese is the tough one, because I don’t mind soy yogurt. At first I ruled it out because I didn’t like soy milk, but now I’m used to it and even prefer it in things like hot chocolate and cinnamon tea. But cheese and other dairy substitutes are a) more expensive and b) harder to find. So I just want to try going vegan for one month. I will begin in a week, when I finish all the cheese and yogurt I have left.
Edit: Also, I looooove fried eggs with runny yolk. I still eat them because I don’t think eating an egg itself is cruel as it hasn’t suffered, but then again chickens die needlessly during egg production, so it would probably be a good thing to cut eggs out too.
In early May I faltered and ate a few things with meat (mostly tuna sushi and butter chicken … my weaknesses!) over the course of a few weeks. But now I’ve been cooking some more amazing and satisfying vege food, so I think I’m on my way again with this goal again. Last night I made a big batch of pumpkin/spinach/mushroom/ricotta lasagne, and tonight I threw together an impromptu vege soup with lentils, tomato/vege stock, chilli, carrots and Vegie Delights (Sanitarium brand) soy bacon pieces. Yummmm.
Might start off with this headband:
I bought wool! Now to get my hands on a knitting manual, a good pattern, and some needles. Perhaps I’ll have knitted one item by the end of winter. ;) ‘Though I don’t feel the urgency as I’m beginning to doubt that Sydney even gets a winter at all.
I know this is idealistic. But I think it is at least partially possible. Other people dream of striking rich, I dream of being able to do/buy regular things without constantly counting the costs.
:( I miss not having a camera. Facebook has meant that plenty of photos are taken of nights out and the likes, but it’d be awesome to have my own camera to take when I go off exploring the city on my own.
Moving on from my current two. I think this is a better goal than one book a week, because then I won’t beat up on myself for not being able to finish something in one particular week. I’m averse to rigid discipline, so this sort of goal seems ideal.