Goals!

I have a few goals for the rest of the year, although some of them are rather nebulous because I don’t know whether I’ll be able to visit Sonya or not. No clue. So far it’s not looking good.

One goal is to lose fifteen pounds. I’ve been doing pretty well on the treadmill at the gym. It’s a mile up the main road (which I live just off of), it’s open 24/7, and the membership is a mere $10 a month. Amazing! I always use the same treadmill. It seems to have my name on it. The best times for me seem to be at night, anywhere from 8:00 PM until 11:00 PM. I’m trying to add a late-morning/early-afternoon session as well. As long as the music never dies, I guess I’ll keep treading! I’ve come to enjoy it, which I never thought would happen. I’m bummed out that they’re closed tonight for July 4th. Weirdness.

I can lose fifteen pounds that way, right? I still have slightly unhealthy eating habits. In particular, I can’t eat under 2,000 calories a day without getting hungry. And I don’t deal with hunger well at all. So what I think I should do is aim to eat that many calories of healthy foods, and then try to burn roughly 250 calories a day. I think (although this is just a theory) that eating 2,000 calories and burning 250 would be healthier and better somehow than eating 1,750 calories and not exercising. That way, your body’s fueled, and you’re staying in shape.

My other goal is to become a successful woodworker. I’ve been working on a little rainbow side table to sell.

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But I’ve found a few things about it that I’m unhappy with, so I’m reworking it. Mainly, I don’t like how the legs connect. They’re on folding hinges in this photo. I can’t readily ship this to a seller without the legs being off, somehow, including having the legs fold. Normally, I’d have the legs directly connected, end of story. Today, I came up with another solution. I remembered that I figured out how to screw legs in using a hanger bolt and two starter holes back in 2013. (Great year for woodworking!) With very simple assembly instructions, I could ship it, and it could be put together by the buyer. That should eliminate the wonkiness of the legs while maintaining the integrity of that gorgeous tabletop.

And I shared my tabletop Christmas trees, right? They haven’t sold yet, but it’s July, so I’m not shocked.

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I might make another batch of these in green, and a batch in black, and maybe a batch in deep purple and/or white. I’m hopeful people will buy them. They have bling! Who doesn’t love bling?

So, those are my goals for the rest of the year! Is anyone else out there setting goals for 2020 part 2? I’ll say this: since we’ve survived part 1, we can survive anything. (Famous last words. Don’t jinx the rest of the year, Meg!)

 

 

 

 

 

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