And in this same post we’ll state our 2015 goals for the record, so we can take this same walk of shame next year.
(And is it just me or does 2015 not seem like a very futuristic date? Where is my jet pack?)
Erik’s 2014 resolutions:
1) Finish hardscaping the backyard, grow more vegetables.
Sort of a fail here. Some work was done but there’s more to do. In the last hours of 2014 I did manage to finish a cool hexagonal deck by the chicken coop.
2) Perfect a 100% whole grain sourdough bread
Success! I can make a reliably good whole grain boule. Now I’ve got to write up the recipe!
3) Take a class —which involves a a trip
Nope, unless going to the Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa counts.
Success! Paying for a few sessions with my Y’s rehab specialist have paid off.
Kelly’s 2014 resolutions:
1) Make shoes in 2014
2) Make or buy a new bed.
I did not do this. It remains a conundrum. And in the meanwhile, the lumps in our old mattress have shifted or something so it’s not as uncomfortable as it was when I made the resolution. In other words, there’s no urgency behind this one right now, but it will come up again. (For reference, see this post from 2013)
3) Learn to surf.
I’ve been making a little progress. I’m not a surfer yet by any means, but I’m getting good at paddling and spinning the board, but need to work on speed and timing. I need to spend more concentrated time in the water this coming year.
So, what is my score? About 60%?
Next up: resolutions for 2015
A joint project for Erik and Kelly:
Refurbishing the kitchen: new paint, new floor, cleaning everything up. We’ve been putting this off, and it needs to be done this year. Preferably in the first quarter of the year.
Erik’s 2015 resolutions
- Write a whole grain ebook. Now that I can make a decent whole grain loaf it’s time to see if I can teach it.
- Take an electronics class. I’ve built circuits in the past but I can’t say that I fully understand how they work. I’ve also fooled around with an Arduino, but I need to deepen my knowledge.
- Take a woodworking class. I’ve got some basic skills, but it’s well past time to get better at carpentry.
- End internet addictions. No more procrastination by idly checking Facebook, Twitter etc.
- Athletic challenge. I’d like to go to the national fencing tournament in San Jose this year. But I need something else. Maybe a long run or backpacking trip.
Kelly’s 2015 resolutions
- Produce the uniform. The uniform idea came up during 2014, and I’ve been learning how to sew, and now have a machine, so there’s no excuse not to be modeling my uniform for all you folks sometime this year.
- Design and produce a ceramic oil lamp
- Take up archery again. This is not a very specific goal, but I’d be happy if I got my equipment in order and went out stump shooting a few times before the weather gets hot.
- I’m committing to daily exercise, and exercising more than once a day–breaking up my exercise into shorter intervals so I don’t have those sedentary days where I sit on my rear all day long.
- I’m also committing to limiting my internet access to two daily sessions. No more checking email throughout the day, no more going on Facebook “for just 5 minutes.”
- And finally, I commit to meditating quietly for a few minutes the first thing every morning.