It's amazing how mothering a chubby cheeked, red-headed little girl challenges my beliefs, opinions and passions daily. I've discovered new talents and 'likes'. Very slowly, I am learning that there is no 'one sized fits all' approach to parenting and family life. This is an attempt to organize my thoughts and discoveries. As well as a place to savour the world through new eyes.
1. Take a photo a day for 365 days to act as a journal of our family. Bind in book at end of year. Inspired by Wendolonia's Project 365. 2. Properly learn to knit. Complete a lace scarf. 3. Catch up and complete Ember's baby book. (in progress) 4. Learn to sew and sew myself a skirt, a dress for Ember, and re-usable grocery & produce bags. 5. Run 10 kilometres. (working on it) 6. Swim 600 metres in 15 minutes (working on it, too) 7. Make ricotta, yogurt, mayonnaise, sour cream 8. Bake bread (sans machine), pretzels, bagels, croissants, challah bread and crumpets. 9. Make pulled pork sandwiches from scratch. 10. Make pasta from scratch 11. Find the perfect concealer 12. Snowshoe in Jasper National Park with my family. 13. Make authentic marinara sauce - my current sauce just isn't cutting it. 14. Colour my hair for the first time EVER - just highlights and/or lowlights. 15. Start a new tradition as a family. 16. Paint the kitchen. 17. Start planters on the balcony. 18. Make ice cream and create a new flavour. 19. Take Ember to the Vancouver Aquarium. 20. Learn how to tie a tie. 21. Learn how to fold a fitted sheet. 22. Organize all the photos on my hard drive and back them up weekly! (in progress) 23. Make jam with BC berries. done!! 24. Begin compiling (handwritten) our family's favourite recipes in a notebook. 25. Re-purpose old sheets and clothes - sew cloth napkins and rags. Stop buying paper towels. 26. Create a budget and stick to it. 27. Go away with Andrew for a night. 28. Learn the rules of my man's sport, rugby.