February Goals and Highlights
I'm going to be honest here- January was kind of a meh month. I feel like after a few months of non-stop activities and fun, I kind of hibernated this month! I don't like it, and I've been feeling in a funk because of it. The start of the month was especially rough for me, but I feel like I'm pulling myself out of it slowly. Just in time too because February is going to be a PACKED month.
A big highlight was checking off a project we've had on our list forEVER- adding a carpet runner to our staircase! These were hard wood and Selma would always slip going down them (sometimes I would too!) so we knew we wanted to do this as soon as we moved in. It took a while to get the runners delivered, and then we were procrastinating on starting. I'm so happy with how they turned out and glad we can check that item off our list!
Let's start with a look at how my annual goals are going.
Korean Vegan Cookbook
In January I started with the "basics" chapter, which is a short one filled with some simple sauces and bases for other recipes. I decided to make the mushroom dashi and spicy soy dressing, which I used in the Mushroom Juuk. It was such a comforting, delicious dish for the winter, and I absolutely loved the spicy sauce! It was so flavorful and I ended up using it on so many other recipes this month. Definitely going to keep that in my rotation.
Hike 100 Miles + Check Out 10 New Parks
I went on three hikes this month for a total of 8.52 miles. I also visited two parks in Hillsborough - Occonneechee Mountain State Natural Area and the Historic Occoneechee Speedway (which still has some old race cars left on the race track, seen above!).