Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Goals by Numbers : April

Play 1000 songs on the piano
I played 96!

Read 12 new books
Alright, I'm gonna count Anne of Green Gables because I finished it on like May 2nd or something. 
So 1 new book- which by the way, this might be my favorite book ever. It has brought so much joy! I LOVE this book. I have never laughed so much...I would constantly laugh out loud and Clay would be like, "What's so funny?" and I'd quote it and he would just roll his eyes and say, "Hun, that's not funny"...but trust me, it was hilarious.

Make 52 new recipes
Okay I totally did awesome on this one. I made 6 new recipes! I made these:
Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls
Buffalo Chicken wraps
Guiltless Alfredo Sauce
Parmesan Garlic Quinoa
Orange Sesame Stir-fry
Blackened Chicken & Cilantro

  Balsamic Steak Rolls

I have to say that I really liked all of them. EXCEPT the Parmesan Garlic Quinoa. Can I tell you something? Pinterest can really be such a joke. I pinned this and someone had written with the pin, "You will never eat mac n cheese again!" I thought, wow...that'd be awesome...we love us some mac n cheese! Let me shed some light on this recipe- it in NO WAY resembles mac n cheese. Like...literally- there is NOT EVEN A COMPARISON. It was pretty much not good and Clay couldn't even handle one bite. Lame. But the rest were fantastic!

Have 12 memorable dates with Clay
We had one very memorable date where we went to Jurassic Park 3D! It was pretty exciting. 

I have to laugh because Clay and I barely ever shell out the big bucks for the big theater, we usually just wait for the bluray to come out and we watch it at home...but both of us just really wanted to see Jurassic Park in 3d so we decided, what the heck lets do it. It was super fun!

Read Genesis through 2 Kings of the Old testament
I finished Genesis! Meaning I read 30 chapters! Good for me. Can I tell you? The bible is CRAZY. There are so many stories of women being barren and then having their handmaids get pregnant instead and then them getting pregnant later and then each other getting jealous or whatever. Lots of craziness happening. But I have to say, Joseph in Egypt, that story is so awesome. I just love it. I LOVE how strong Joseph is and I think he is awesome. On to Exodus! 

236 songs played on the piano
3 new books read
19 new recipes made
2 memorable dates with Clay
Genesis read

I have to say, I am so proud of my progress in April! Hoping to make great strides in May as well. Till next time!


Megan and Greg said...

Ok, at the end of the year you will look at your totalls and feel so rad. I would. Great job. The recipes sounded so good! And looked good! Great picture! The pinterest! I know, some people's tastebuds are so lacking. Why deprive yourself. You don't have to eat stuff that tastes like poo to be healthy. You could just NOT eat mac and cheese instead of PRETENDING to and pretending to be happy. I'm starting to think these people are pretenders. I remember thinking that the bible was crazy too. Have you gotten to the story where sisters get their husband drunk so they can sleep with him and get pregnant because there are no men around? YIKES!!!! The Bible IS crazy. I would LOVE to see the 3d movie. That sounds AWESOME! I am so jealous! IS that a nation thing or just in your area? That would be so fun!!! You've got me all interested in Anne of Green Gables now. Never thought of reading hte book.

Megan and Greg said...

ok, i didn't mean the sisters got their HUSBAND drunk. it was there DAD. That definitely changes the story.

Megan and Greg said...

oh yes. and i just really love that pic of you two. you look so young and happy.


that's awesome danielle! i love what you said about clay thinking the quotes from Anne of green gables are not funny- haha. great pics too. love you.

Aliese the Writer said...

So amazing, Danielle! You must feel so fulfilled every time you meet a goal or creep closer to meeting one. I need to do that. Make goals. Meet goals. I haven't read a book in unbearably too long. So sad. Thank you for inspiring me! Love you!

Aliese the Writer said...

Oh! And about the Bible. It is so crazy, yet so fascinating to read. I love the New Testament and am so sad that I won't study the Old Testament for three years. It so helps talking to Christian friends about the church if you know your Bible and I don't know the Old Testament. And no way am I trying to study it on my own. So amazing that you are. :)

Grandma, Nonnie said...

Such a really great experience to set and meet goals. I agree that the Bible especilly the Old Testament is sometimes really like reading a novel, there are so many stories that are strange. I too love Joseph and his coat of many colors, and the way he always forgave and loved despite all of his trials. Wait until you read more, it is sometimes mind boggling. I think you are awesome, and you make me think about setting goals again. I have thought of reading Anne of Green Gables, just haven't gotten around to it who knows when I will. Love you so much and the recipes sound good, I think it is great that you try new things. Hugs and Kisses

Sharon/Mom/ Grandma said...

Wahoo for you!! I think it is so cool that you are doing this!!! I read Anne of green gables and I liked it, but not as much as you. I want to read it again. I lived the pics. The Old Testament .... Loved it, also thought it was one of the most racy books I have ever read. I will be interested on the other side to see how correct it really was. Love you!!!