So today marks the six month mark since turning 28. I thought it would be a good time to revisit my 28 in 28 list to see how I’m doing! Apparently, I’m not doing too well…. I’ll be picking up the slack in the coming months! I’ve got plenty of time!
Here’s the update!
1. Get Christmas cards out on time! (Does December 18th count?)
2. Visit one new place each month.
August: Gruene, TX
September: Bardstown, KY
October: West End, Dallas, TX
November: Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX
December: Grapevine Christmas Wine Train and Farina’s Cafe
January: Random Trip to Austin (Austin in a new way)
3. Sign up / walk for Alzheimers Walk. (Completed)
4. Let’s go for 12 crafty projects. (0/12)
5. Start a private blog for my niece. (In Progress)
6. Save money. (Tax Return?)
7. Get this wardrobe together. (In Progress)
8. Revisit music scene. (It’s coming up – look at the schedule!)
9. Run 5k.
10. Get blog to 6,000 views per month. (Getting closer! Come on folks!)
11. Hike Enchanted Rock.
12. Try one twelve new recipes per month. (3/12) Dr. Pepper Crock Pot Brisket Chicken Enchiladas Broccoli Rice Casserole
13. Organize recipe book.
14. Find a new, more challenging job.
15. Lose 10 pounds. (Completed)
16. Start etsy shop and sell some photos.
17. Get my picture taken in the blue bonnets!
18. Send one 12 handwritten notes per month. (Check your mailboxes.) (3/12)
19. Get a dog or pet (I’m going to say sea monkey’s count). - (This was the plan in August but I’m going to say this is probably out the window.)
20. Get a watch.
21. Get a new phone. (Completed)
22. Find and attend one Texas antique car show. (Completed)
23. Do something out of the ordinary, on a whim.
24. Write one children’s book.
25. Go horseback riding / visit a ranch.
26. Go canoeing / kayaking.
27. Keep on traveling! (In Progress)
28. Focus on me. (In Progress)
Sweet tea = hot tea + lots of sugar, poured over ice cubes and chilled.
Southerns will most likely find this post absurd but for others it could be informative.
Alright, so here it goes… in the South there is a beverage called Sweet Tea. (See description above.) I’ve come to learn that those from the South think sweet tea is both delicious and easy to make. I’s a necessity, like Dr. Pepper. To this Yankee, I will agree that it’s delicious, but not so easy to make. Until now.
The first lesson I received in sweet tea making was when I first moved here. I sat on a stool in our friends kitchen while he boiled water in a pot. Once it boiled, he threw in some tea bags then poured in sugar right out of the bag. Stirred until it was dissolved and then poured it over ice. “That easy! Can’t mess it up!” So when I finally tried it, it was not “That easy!”. My tea was bitter. It was awful. I didn’t give up! Apparently messing it up wasn’t that hard, haha!
Leah came along and showed me the ropes…. and it really is “That easy!”
Sweet Tea Recipe:
8 cups water
4 tea bags
1 cup sugar
1. Boil 8 cups of water (pretty easy).
2. Once water is boiling, pour into pitcher and add 4 tea bags. Allow to sit for 3 minutes.
3. Remove tea bags and stir in 3/4 to 1 cup of sugar, until dissolved.
4. Add ice until pitcher is full (I use a gallon pitcher).