Will Do(ing).

by Holly on February 2, 2010

in goals,lunch

I know I keep saying this, but work was crazy today.

However, it was crazy because I was busy getting everything done before I leave for Charlotte tomorrow morning!  Literally, the only thing I remembered to photograph today was this beauty…

Una ensalada monstruosa from one of my fave cafes in Madison, containing:

  • spinach
  • tabbouli
  • cucumbers
  • carrots
  • green peppers
  • banana peppers
  • cottage cheese
  • garbanzos
  • hardboiled egg
  • beets
  • broccoli salad
  • sunflower seeds
  • cucumber yogurt dressing

And of course, a glorious Sun Bun to go along with it all.

Since my blogging will be sparse over the next five days while I live it up Charlotte-style, I thought now would be the perfect time to update y’all on my Things I Will Do in 2010 list.  Here we go, here we go, kick it!

(1) Pay off my credit cards.

I am one month away from paying off CC#1 and about six months away from paying off CC#2!  Woowoo!

(2) Run two 1/2 marathons at a sub-1:50 pace.


(3) Travel somewhere.

Check!  I’m off to Charlotte this weekend and then, if all goes according to plan, Banff, British Columbia (Canada – never been) in June!  I don’t want to be greedy, but if I can smush one more trip before 2011, I will be a VERY happy camper :).

(4) Put an additional $2000 in savings.

Let’s just say, I am about 1/4 of the way there.

(5) Study Spanish.

Check!  Classes started last Tuesday, yo!

(6) Write a story + get it published.

I haven’t thought about this one once.  Must. Get. On. That.

(7) Cook one new recipe a week.

I have done rather well with this one!
Week One: Spicy Thai Tempeh with Cashews
Week Two:
Butternut Squash Casserole + Pumpkin Pie Hummus
Week Three: Sweet Potato + Parsnip Pancakes
Week Four: Pumpkin Pancakes

And with that, I’m off to watch Lost (last season premiere!!!). See y’all in Charlotte :)!


Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries February 2, 2010 at 8:36 pm

You know I’m the most feliz about numero cinco!!!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self February 2, 2010 at 8:41 pm

I think you forgot to mention the beets in your glorious salad! I only noticed because I LOVE beets, so I zeroed in on them right away! Have a wonderful trip to Charlotte :)

Jess February 2, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Have a safe trip!! Great list! You’ve accomplished a lot.

<3 jess

allijag February 2, 2010 at 8:52 pm

number 7 is one of my 2010 goals as well :) great job so far! isn’t it actually fun?? i thought it was going to seem like a chore, but I’m loving it!

Whit February 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm

HURRY HURRY! I can’t believe we shall dine together tomorrow night!!! eeeeeekkkkkk!

glidingcalm February 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Sun Bun looks goooooooooooooooooood
hurray for crazy salads!

Erica February 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Have SO much fun on your trip! Great job on your to dos- especially the credit cards! You rock girl

Adrien February 2, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Fantastic goals- I love how doable they are– Canada rocks, you’ll love it, Banff also kicks ass, though the coast can’t really be beat- get to Vancouver if you can- it’s awesome

Madeline - Greens and Jeans February 2, 2010 at 9:30 pm

You are rocking your goals chicadee! I am fixing to move in May, so I am pretty sure your 3rd vacay should coincide with my new location…

Katie February 2, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Your goals inspired me–uh, a month ago– so thanks for the reminder!

Have an awesome, awesome time in Charlotte! And yes, catch up SOON to hear about your trip!

katie February 2, 2010 at 9:41 pm

GREAt job with your goals girl! your salads always look awesome! you are so close to me in charlotte!

Andrea@WellnessNotes February 2, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Have a great trip!!!! :)

Your are doing great with your goals!!!!

Carbzilla February 2, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Soooo excited about LOST too – I have sh*tloads to do but I just can’t miss it!!!!

Dena February 2, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Oops!! Banff is in Aberta, and so very beautiful!! But make sure you’re going to Alberta and not British Columbia :P Have fun in Charlotte!

Allison R. February 3, 2010 at 12:15 am

Have a blast! Can’t wait to hear all about it! Possibly over Red Mango frozen yogurt? ;)

Lexi February 3, 2010 at 4:20 am

On my list of goals I want to cook 1 new recipe a week as well!

Love the Hugh Jass salad :)

Michal February 3, 2010 at 5:26 am

Way to rock your goals! I should really get back to working in mine ;)

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 3, 2010 at 6:04 am

I’m loving your goals. I’m right there with you on write something and get it published!

Kay February 3, 2010 at 6:32 am

wow your doing a great job with your new years goals my dear!! keep it up :)

Susan February 3, 2010 at 7:31 am

I think I may have to move to Wisconsin to indulge in the infamous Sun Bun!

Sounds like you are doing AWESOME on your goals list seeing that it’s only February 3rd. Rockkkkkkstarrrrr.

Katie February 3, 2010 at 8:12 am

yesss for lost. I am more confused than ever, and LOVING it.

That salad looks amazing. I don’t like tabbouli, but everything else is insane looking. Have fun in Charlotte!

Teri February 3, 2010 at 8:13 am

I’ve always wanted to go to Banff. it looks incredible. I hope you make it there.

and have fun in Charlotte! I hope the weather is Ok for you; I live in Winston-Salem, NC and it’s been pretty nasty this week!

Mel February 3, 2010 at 8:32 am

Great job on your goals… you are totally rocking them!

Have a safe trip!

brandi February 3, 2010 at 8:41 am

you’re doing GREAT on your goals!

Have a SAFE trip – can’t wait to hear all about it :)

Jenny February 3, 2010 at 9:16 am

ey mamacita! whisper sweet spanish nothings in my ear?!

Safe travels to Charlotte boo boo! xo

Therese February 3, 2010 at 9:22 am

Ack I would love to pay off my credit card, but I don’t foresee that happening right away. Maybe I will just spend all my paycheck on lotto tickets. Good plan right?

#3 – come to FLORIDA so we can play!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) February 3, 2010 at 9:32 am

Junk Salads, how I love them! Your combo of cottage cheese, chickpeas, beets, and sunflower seeds looks especially tasty.

Have fun in Charlotte with your bestie – I’m sure it will be an awesome weekend :-)

sam February 3, 2010 at 9:47 am

i looove checking off my “2010 goals.” I’ve actually surprised myself this year.

I’m going to the Banff film festival this saturday noche! I’m pumped to see films… they’re probably gawjuss.

Kacy February 3, 2010 at 10:14 am

Have so much fun!!!

Evan Thomas February 3, 2010 at 10:28 am

Couldn’t agree more with everything on that list!

LindsayRuns February 3, 2010 at 11:03 am

Good progress, you’re gonna do well!

Lauren @ Eater not a runner February 3, 2010 at 11:12 am

Wow you are doing great on your goals! That salad looks AMAZING btw

Jenna February 3, 2010 at 11:25 am

Have fun in Charlotte!! Great goals and I love the new recipe a week goal!

Susan February 3, 2010 at 11:54 am

Ooh! Ooh! Hope you are having safe travels right now!! I’m an old lady and passed out after the first hour of Lost. TV shows go ridiculously late here in the Atlantic time zone (and by late I mean 10 pm :P )

Umm, for only being one month into the year, you are doing awesome on your goals!!!

Cindy February 3, 2010 at 11:55 am

ohhhhhhhhhhh have a great time

you are rockin’ your 2010 goals! GREAT JOB

and your salad looks amazing. I am hungry too!


emily (a nutritionist eats) February 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Have a great trip Holly! Can’t wait to hear about it!!!!

Gina February 3, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Congrats on making a huge dent in your 2010 List! :-) And thank you for the e-mail with all the info, I checked it out and that site is definitely going to be my best friend when I am close to graduation – it seems like that would be my dream job!

Faith February 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm

That gorgeous salad sure is a thing of beauty! I saw it and literally started drooling!…And dinner’s not for like 3 hours! :( I hope you have a safe trip and a fabulous time in Charlotte!

janetha ann benson February 3, 2010 at 2:25 pm

i know all about crazy days at work! totally my day today! the one photo you did get was def a glorious one. you are doing SO WELL on your list. HAVE A GREAT TRIP! mwah.

Shelley February 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm

hope you enjoyed lost :) i’m sure it felt great to unwind after a stressful day at work!

Sam (Merit to the Carrot) February 3, 2010 at 5:33 pm

1. awesome title
2. that salad about stopped me in my tracks….

….actually, it did.

Gracie @ Girl Meets Health February 3, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Yeah, girl! I always say that writing goals down turns them into a reality. Cheesy, I know, but it works wonders when it comes to being motivated ;)

Naomi(onefitfoodie) February 3, 2010 at 6:51 pm

i want to take spanish! I was alwasy good at it when I took it in HS, and I dont want to lose it!! love the goals, and that salad NO WORDS :)

K February 3, 2010 at 7:37 pm

That sun bun is calling my name! You are killing your goals so far – nice job!! Hope you enjoyed LOST :)

sophia February 3, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Dang, that salad is a monster…monstrously GOOD!! Great job on the goals, I hope this month goes swimmingly for you!

Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) February 4, 2010 at 6:26 am

I adore large salads…aren’t they just the best? They always satisfy all the right spots. :D

kate February 4, 2010 at 10:47 am

love your list! and it sounds like youve already made a dent in it! way to go :) have fun in charlotte.

Angharad February 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Congratulations on being a bad ass with your goals! So sorry I didn’t get a chance to call you back last weekend – was in Bigfork, MN (north woods) and this week is the busiest week of the year (actually) for me at work. well that = friend fail.
Let’s have a big catch up when you’re back from NC – have an AMAZING time!!! xxx

Jenny February 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Wow congrats on all those “will dos” in progress. I think you are off to an amazing start! I’m probably the most jealous of you new meal every week, I REALLY need to get on that one!

Heather February 12, 2010 at 10:32 am

LOVE Sunprint. Haven’t been there in SO LONG! will def have to take a visit when im back in the madcity this may!

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