I wasn't too bad at blogging in January (see here) and the year started out well.
I set some goals for 2013 out in my New Year blog post, and I'm happy to say that I did pretty well:
- Join Girl Scouts - this actually took a lot longer than I expected, but I ended up starting with my troop of Cadettes (age 12-13) when school went back in September, and accidentally became troop leader!
- Lose American belly - pretty happy with my health and fitness levels at the moment, got a good exercise regime going and have been maintaining a healthy weight for a while.
- Plan wedding - happy to say, with 5.5 months to go, that things are well on track. We had a good start with finally starting our savings account in January and then booking our venue in February.
- Stop scratching my face - not so good with this one, although I did better over the past few weeks when N threatened to take one of Christmas presents away for every time I did!
Baking & Cooking
N got two baking books for Christmas last year, so January last year was the real beginning of the obsession, making tasty simple bread, and Dutch filled cookies. And I started a digital subscription to the BBC Good Food magazine and made lots of tasty meals, trends which both of us continued all year.
I joined the uni gym in January and was super proud of myself for going swimming, and started going to water aerobics.
We watched a lot of Bones!
We spent a day at the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington DC.
The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl!
N & I celebrated our four-year anniversary by going out for sushi.
My sister started planning her trip to the USA.
I finally had my first paper accepted!
We watched some roller derby.
I went to the massive American Craft Center show at the Convention Centre.