What crazy person thought it would be a fun idea to make a new list of things to achieve before her next birthday??
What crazy person is sitting here looking at the long list of un-done things and thinking she can definitely achieve all of this before she turns 38 next year?
It’s not all crazed insanity though. I have done a few of the things on my list, and there is still time to achieve some of the others….
1. Have a baby.
Hey I even managed to have the baby in June and pretty much on time too.!
2. Sew something for me.
I converted a pair of pants into maternity pants, that counts right?
3. Wreck something.
Izzy told me I wrecked her life the other day, I’m definitely counting that!
4. Sort out a new logo and web site for my digi scrap design stuff
Add to that an update to this blog’s theme and design, it’s high up the to do list, just not as high as ‘breast feed baby constantly’.
5. Cook these.. or something similar.
‘These’ being cinnamon rolls and I did that, using this recipe and they were great!
6. Draw or design and print an affirmation and display it somewhere I’ll see it.
Maybe the affirmation should be ‘I will achieve some more things from my list’.. or maybe not.
8. Make stuff from paper
I shredded some paper the other day for the Guinea Pigs bedding… that is ‘stuff’.
9. Design something fun and easily printable to offer as a free blog download
Anyone want to suggest something they’d find useful? bookmark? stickers? gift tags?
10. Grow an oak tree from an acorn.
We collected a million acorns, but I kept finding them in inappropriate places and getting angry and chucking them out, rather than planting them. Oh well… next year!
11. Start a ‘Once a Month Scrapping’ habit and just do it!
I ‘just did it‘ for a few months, till pregnancy and Quatro curbed my style. You can still download all the digi scrap freebies I made for this if you like.
12. de-clutter my wardrobe.
I’ve started that job, but boy is that a big job!
13. Go to a Makers Market
Done! It was a great day out… Daylesford is a fab place to visit.
14. Buy a really ace pair of shoes.
Still looking for a nice pair of winter shoes…I’m just too cheap and picky
15. Enjoy a vase of cut flowers now and then.
I did this just the other day, thanks to my lovely Mum. Must remind myself of this now that spring is around the corner and there will be loads of local daffodils for sale.
16. Buy a cool apron and wear it!
So need to do this!
17. Put new art work in the kid’s frames.
Art Show coming up at school, if I have to pay for my kid’s art I am so going to frame it!
18. Make place mats for every day use.
19. Blog some useful stuff as well as just random life stuff.
Trying harder to do this… I used to be a preschool teach you know, somewhere in my brain is a whole lot of useful stuff, if only I could find it.
20. Recycle some crayons.
I’m really going to do this you know.. that or finally loose the plot and chuck out all the bits of broken crayon I’ve been saving just for this purpose.
21. Buy a really good pen to draw with.
You know I looked on ebay and at the art shop, but man they are expensive, and my kids need to eat.. but oooh I’d really like one, or two…
22. Plant a plate garden.
This is a spring thing…. come on spring, hurry up!
23. Do something fun.
What was I thinking putting this on the list?? I do fun things all the time. It is so fun to catch baby poop in your bare hands, really it is.
24. Learn to write better.
I’m trying…. but failing mostly, enjoying the process though!
25. Do one of the projects from my photojojo book.
I am really going to do this Annette… I am.
26. Go somewhere new!
I’m sure I’ve been new places… surely… why can’t I remember?
27. Attend an ABA meeting
Um… ok this is not going to happen, I admit it.
28. Write/illustrate this list and display it somewhere I’ll see it.
Now this should have been number one, and I really should have done it, cause then I might have remembered to do some of the other things. This is actually a really good example of how my life is in general…
29. Print some photos just for me
I will…. I hope.
30. Go camping.
I’m still gunning for camping somewhere sometime over Christmas, even if it is just our back yard.
31. Take at least one good photo of all of my kids together.
Do you know how impossible this is?
32. Go out to dinner with friends.
Done done and DONE again. I am making this a permanent habit!
33. Play with paint and/or ink
Have played, will play again.
34. Buy something I don’t need but really want, just once.
Oh I am so bad at spending money without thinking it through a million times…but I am looking at art on Madeit and Etsy so maybe one day.
35. Take the Small Boy swimming and get him over his water in the face fear
Oh I so should have done this while pregnant, cause doing it with baby is going to be tricky.
36. Eat a home grown chook
We’ve eaten a couple of our home grown chooks now, and since two of the three newest hatches have now started to crow there is more roast rooster in our near future! Yum!
37. Go out and see something.. a show, a concert, a movie….
Yet another thing I really should have done before this child came hurtling out of me…. Do they still do ‘babes in arms’ movies? If I take the baby does it not count as going alone to a movie? cause I can’t do that.
You know, now that I’ve been though the list I’m not doing all that badly. Ok, so a few items I’ve ticked off in a kind of facetious way, but it’s my list and I’ll be silly about it if I want to!
Have you got ‘a list’? If so, have you ticked off many things so far this year??