Snappy blue polish (Essie Coat Azure)
Sappho for Spring reading (If Not, Winter)
1960s/1970s British lady folksingers (Bridget St. John)
This video. (Simone White, Why is Your Raincoat Always Crying?)
1. Make a quilt. Or something quilted. Start and complete a quilt project!2. Embroider tea/dish towels for people I love who are far away.3. Try going vegan. To see how it feels. To see if I can do it. [UPDATE: Tried this and did fairly well but my urge to succeed comes and goes. I do want to make more recipes from my many, many vegan cookbooks.]4. Get over my fear of running on a treadmill. The elliptical just isn’t cutting it and I’m never going to be a better runner if I don’t fucking run. And I think it’s more of a self-conscious nervousness than a fear and I CAN GET OVER IT!5. Do more thrifting. Buy more used things, especially clothes.
6. Make my own lunch to bring to work the majority of the time. To keep from spending on restaurant food, save on calories and decrease the amount of junk going into my body. [UPDATE: This is working pretty well so far.]
7. Read all the books currently sitting on my nightstand. [UPDATE: Slow start on this; am currently working my way through Wuthering Heights. Want to finish Women Food and God and the two parenting books I bought recently.]8. Have fewer retail experiences. I.e. stop using shopping to feel good. Find other outlets for expressing creativity, etc. Other than retail outlets, ha. [UPDATE: Er...still working on this one.]9. Create and stick to a budget.10. Drink more water. Make water my default drink. [UPDATE: Have been doing well on this!]