I’ve been able to cross a few items in the last little while. I successfully completed my Goodreads book challenge, even with the revised total that I increased in July. As of this week, I have hit my target of reading 40 books this year and I have two whole months to go!
Many of you know I’m in the process of a long-term cooking challenge as well and before the release of the Barefoot Contessa’s new cookbook Foolproof, I had cooked 201 of her 607 recipes. I got the new book earlier this week and have yet to update my count but I did manage to cook a new recipe today: Winter Minestrone with Garlic Bruschetta. I was craving soup in this cooler weather and it was perfect. 🙂
I was also able to cross off a few items on our last cruise including:
- Fly first class: This was actually accidental since we had to book a new flight back home after our ship was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy and the only space left was in first class. It was a very pampered flight home, much needed after that last night on the boat – 30 foot waves are not for the faint of heart! And now I’m spoiled and never want to fly economy again! 🙂
- Do a helmet dive: Awesome time in St. Thomas – highly recommend it to anyone!
- I crossed one more cruise so my count is now at 8 cruises of a target 10.
- Read in a hammock: Done in the Bahamas!