Sunday, December 31, 2006

7 Things for 2007

Okay, let's see if I can come up with seven things I want to do next year.

1. Vastly improve my cooking skills. For some mere mortals, this would be a fairly easy task. But I have already mastered boiling water, making toast, and bechamel sauce. However, my knife skills are far from "Top Chef" quality. So I'd like to get the basic cuts (chiffonade, julienne, etc.) consistent and excellent. And I'd also like to make a really amazing turkey roulade for Thanksgiving.

2. Change jobs in an upward direction. 'Nuff said?

3. Help my church develop a religious education strategy for children with disabilities. I see other churches addressing the rise in autism diagnoses with special programs which welcome families with children with autism. We can do that. We can grow.

4. Be more present when I spend time with the kids. Being busy means being distracted. The kids deserve a mother who is dedicated to them and acts like it.

5. Do at least three catering gigs. The two I did this year went well. I can do even better next year.

6. Keep blogging.

7. Crud. This gets harder. There are several things I'd like to do better: singing, being a better wife, getting more exercise, increasing my community involvement....okay. I'd like to get an iPod or MP3 player for myself. That's the goal.


Pam said...

What a great list!

Happy New Year!!

p/s I have an ipod and I LOVE it!

Julie said...

Happy New Year! I love that you identified specific goals for 2007 - I'm sure you will attain them all! I have given myself that age old goal of exercising more/loosing weight. Let's hope it lasts longer than into Feb. like most years!

Santa brought me an iPod Nano - love it so far. I've been playing with it all day today.