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Hello Again!

on February 1, 2014

Hello! Hello! ๐Ÿ˜€

I havenโ€™t written for a while, have I? How is everyone doing? I hope all is well and everybody is having a good start of the year. I miss you guys! A few of you wrote to me and share some photos. I was happy to read them and enjoyed the photos!

On my part, I am well. I had a nice christmas time and started the year determined to make my resolutions come true ๐Ÿ˜€ My home improvement project is still on-going. I am now working on the back part of my house. The construction guys are now working on installing a sliding door that will allow view of the backyard from inside the house. They are digging the ground too so that the patio floor will be about 30 cm lower than the house. My plan is that the floor (just the floor) looks something like this:

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Another resolution is to read 1 book a month. I had a poor reading record last year: only 8 books a year! So, I am going to improve that to at least 12. In January 2014 alone, I have managed to finish 3 books: a novel, an autobiography and a poem book. I am reading non-fiction right now, a management book on Collaboration. I have been getting sidetracked a bit, because of a new hobby I found: collecting slow cooking recipes.

Yes, I am now cooking my own lunch, a result of my gaining weight getting out of control. So, I am trying to eat healthy food now and the only way I can do that is by cooking my own meals. So far, I have managed to relatively successfully cooked Italian Chicken & Potato, Sweet & Spicy Chicken and Honey Mustard Chicken. Yeah, all chicken ๐Ÿ˜€ I love chicken. And well, I bought more than I needed last week ๐Ÿ˜€ For next week, I am going to try one of my favourite dishes: Tom Yum Seafood Soup. Ideally, it will look like this:

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You have to understand though, that I am not a willing cook, so you canโ€™t ask me yet to try to cook for other people ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyways, how about you? What are your resolutions this year? Share them with me, if you want to. They say that if you share your goals with other people, it helps to achieve them because those people will help remind you.

Well, I am going to end this note here. Have a great weekend and Happy Lunar Year to my Chinese friends ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers,
Grace

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