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Resolution Update

I set very few resolutions for the new year, but those I did set I plan to stick with.  So how am I doing with those resolutions in general you may ask?

Resolution #1:  Yoga at least once a week.

Doing very well with this.  I am very pleased that my favorite, Sutra Yoga in Wallingford, has moved their community class from Sunday afternoon to Saturday afternoon.  That way I can go to their class on Saturday or Lulu’s class on Sunday morning and have more options.  I have been every Saturday except for two so far in this new year and it is a great gentle yoga class.  I also have been doing a 30-minute video I like a lot once or twice a week in the comforts of my own bedroom with the beauty of my own scenic view!  I have also shared with Bryan how much yoga means to me right now.

Resolution #2:  Get to work earlier.

This resolution started out on not the best note but has continually improved.  The past few days have been much better and my productivity in doing so has increased.  Now I am just trying to keep this up.  It helps that Bryan and I are both on the same page with this goal.

Resolution #3:  Social meals at least once a week.

Okay, truly this was to cook a great dinner for others or with others once a week but I’ve also been better about sharing social meals out with large groups lately too.  Since the new year I have really only done one new dinner, that being the super delicious chicken mole.  But it was a success!

Soooo much delicious seafood chocked into this steamy and spicy cioppino that I got along with a great glass of red wine at the cute and romantic Queen City Grill in Belltown with Bryan on Wednesday!
Soooo much delicious seafood chocked into this steamy and spicy cioppino that I got along with a great glass of red wine at the cute and romantic Queen City Grill in Belltown with Bryan on Wednesday!

However, I have made chicken fingers at Amy’s twice and the white BBQ chicken with her once, I learned to make crepes at her house, I’ve made pancakes once for me and the boy, I made the fondue recipe for our NYE party, and I just helped cohosted a big, fancy dinner at Amy’s this past Saturday.  Really I did most all of the cooking as she was busy prepping her apartment.  I made a beef pot roast, garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, a pear and asiago salad, stuffed mushrooms, and the most time consuming of all, two apple pies.  I also have gone out for dim sum with a large group, recently gone to Tat’s Deli with the Sound Transit JA team for MLK day, a nice dinner out with Bryan about once a week, and brunch a few times with friends.  So on that end I feel like I have been doing great.

Chicken cheesesteak pepperjack, wit, mushrooms, sweet, and hot from Tat's!!!  12"= two meals.
Chicken cheesesteak pepperjack, wit, mushrooms, sweet, and hot from Tat’s!!! 12″= two meals.
Marche's dry roasted mussels with bacon, wine and perserved lemon.  The moules frites came with fries of course and this was definitely the highlight of our meal.
Marche’s dry roasted mussels with bacon, wine and perserved lemon. The moules frites came with fries of course and this was definitely the highlight of our meal.
Wine flight at Marche with a request for the rose, and a surprise red and white.  My surprise was a Pinot Noir and a Pinot Nero.  All tasty!
Wine flight at Marche with a request for the rose, and a surprise red and white. My surprise was a Pinot Noir and a Pinot Nero. All tasty!

The last meal out Bryan and I had was a the cute French bistro Marche in the Pike Place Market.  The view we had was stunning and the decor of the bistro was great.  However, the noise level really increased while we were there making it hard to talk and the food service was slightly slow (no surprise for a European restaurant).  The wine flight was fun to try and the moules frites were really tasty.  Their house-made sausage over mashed potatoes, European portabella mushroom bread (was similar to a soft pretzel), and seafood bisque soup were all quite tasty but not amazing.  We’ve had better meals for the price.

Resolution #4:  Perform self care activities regularly

I have been doing pretty great at this.  Aside from yoga, which I consider a self care activity I have been taking some time regularly to paint my nails (usually at Amy’s), read books, listen to nightly jazz music, work on the puzzle, make sure my room is clean, and have continued going to my massage appointments.

2013 so far so good!

Chelsea

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