Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My 1st Goal - Day 3

This is day 3 on my 1st goal on for my Amish Friendship Bread. All I had to do was stir the mixture. Completed!

Monday, June 29, 2009

My 1st Goal - Day 2

Today I was to just stir the mix. So the first thing I did this morning while I was waiting for my coffee, I stirred the mixture and made sure I put the plastic wrap back on. Easy! Yay Me!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My 1st Goal - Day 1

Today is the first day to beat my underachieving way of life. My first goal is pretty simple, or in my mind I think it will be. I'm going to have to commit to a daily agenda. I'm making an Amish Friendship Bread Starter. This is a 10 day cycle of adding ingredients and stirring. Should be pretty simple.

Here is the recipe:

3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
3 cups milk

On Day 1: In glass or plastic bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk. Stir mixture with wooden or plastic spoon (don't use metal spoon or electric mixer). Cover bowl loosely with paper towel, cloth, wax paper or plastic wrap. Keep at room temperature (don't refrigerate).

On Days 2, 3 and 4: Using wooden or plastic spoon, stir mixture once each day.

On Day 5: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk; stir.

On Days 6, 7, 8 and 9: Using wooden or plastic spoon, stir mixture once each day.

On Day 10: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk. Remove 3 cups of mixture and give 1 cup each to three friends. Save remaining starter for yourself.

I've just completed Day 1 of the Amish Bread Starter!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

About Me

I am an underachiever. What is an underachiever? Well Wikipedia definition of an underachiever is

"...a person and especially a student who fails to achieve
his or her potential or does not do as well as expected".

Yeap, that's me! I have found myself as a person who starts many projects and never finishing them. I have all these ideas in my head, but never act on them. I always believe I'll get something done, whether it's house cleaning, teaching my children, losing weight or starting a new way to bring in some extra money. I seem to do well at first, but then it comes to a halt. Have I always been doing this? Not as bad as I have been in the past 4-5 years. I had more motivation when I was working and mingle with other people on a daily bases.

Now, I'm a SAHM of 3 wonderful boys and the only mingling I really do is online. I'll visit a friend about once every other week which sometimes is hard to do. I write blogs about every other day. Speaking of blogs, I tend to fail in that as well. Do you know how many blogs I've started then deleted because I lost interest in it? A lot. Though I do have a few that have been hanging in there.

So one night I asked my future husband (yeap, that's another thing I haven't completed yet), what is my special talent? What can I offer the world? We laid in bed thinking up some answers. Nothing would come to mind. So between the both of us, we did think of how I've started this project and that project but never completed them. Adam suggested, how about a blog about that. At first I thought, no way, who would want to read about that kind of a blog. But the more I thought about it, the more I started thinking, yes, that's what I should do.

This blog is for me and the purpose is to become an achiever instead of an underachiever. I will be posting my struggles and my accomplishments. I will be using this blog as accountablitly for me. I've got many project's that need to be finished and will share them all here.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will follow me to the finish line.