New Year's Greetings... to all who have spent a few minutes on the pages of my blog. A year ago I promised to bake a cookie per week and drop ten pounds. I was off to a great start when, as you might expect, life intervened. So, where am I now?
I have accomplished about three-fourths of my goals. And it's a three-fourths I can be proud of.
I have lost 7-8 pounds, depending on which day you ask me, and the cookie count is up to 46 baked, not all blogged. My 70 blog posts amounted to about one post per week, as planned. Just not every blog was about a cookie.
I'll admit at times the blog was a slog, and I've considered ditching the baking, the writing and my goals altogether in favor of some other very important task. Let's see. My garden needs weeding, the deck sweeping, several closets have been ignored for years. I'd really like to get on that quilt project I promised my daughter a while back. And my mom's house needs clearing out. All projects for the New Year.
But I have reaped great benefits from this cookie project. I've lost some weight, I've found recipes I'll make again, I've exercised my writer's brain (if only a little), and I've brought friends together around the kitchen counter for fabulous cookie camaraderie.
Those other projects? I'll get to them. But I'll stick to this one until it's done.