Monday, January 4, 2010

The List.

Every year, like most people, I make a few New Years resolutions. Usually they are things I strive for during the year anyway, such as weightloss, tidiness, organistation, productivity etc. Most years I, also like most people it seems, break them in the first month and then forget about them for the rest of the year.
So this year, along with my regular, unrealistic attempts at weightloss and other normal resolutions (and one not so ordinary, but I'll post about that soon) I also decided to write a list of things I want to do/see/finish.
30 (20+10) things by 2011:

I intend to document my finishing/doing of these things on this here blog (along with other things, of course!) and I am hoping that my blog and my list become fast friends and sort of egg each other along. Goodness knows with my combination of nappy brain and distracting kiddies I will need some motivation!
My list is not quite as ambitious as knitting 10 shawls and 10 pairs of socks, but it should keep me busy for quite some time.
In case the scan wasn't very clear (and so that I can come back and cross things off, using this as a reference point!) these are my goals:

1. Fit into my favourite summer top.
2. Sew myself at least one DRESS.
3. Knit myself a cardigan I love.
4. Make Abraham a hoodie.
5. Start sewing to sell again.
6. List GIANT pile of thing on Trademe.
7. Print the majority of our photos.
8. Plant a vege garden.  19/02
9. Go to the movies.    10/03
10. Back up our photos on hardrive/ preserve fruit, make jam. (backing up photos wasn't going to make an interesting blog post! so technically I have 32 things to do.)
11. Start blogging again. 01/01
12. Get business cards.
13. Buy 2 pairs of decent shoes.
14. Take Aesop to the zoo.
15. Send (at least) 2 parcels to Amy.
16. Finish at least 2 duathlon type events.
17. Sort out entire garage.
18. Finish yoyo quilt.
19. Earn $1000 through sewing.
20. Have a bbq/dinner with over 10 people.
21. See some live music. Jazz in the park with Kokomo 13/02
22. Save over $1000/ have an outdoor movie night (again with the blogging interestingness.)
23. pay off our laptop and buy a new camera. Camera bought in Jan
24. Sew 10 garments for the kids.
25. Knit Aesop a jumper.
26. Make the mix cd to end all mix cds.
27. Cover the cushions on the window seat.
28. Get away for a night without the kids!
29. Get mentioned in a magazine.
30. Make most of the gifts we give (this year).

Let the fun begin!


  1. what a FAB list!!!!!!!!!! i have about 3/4 of them on mine too hehehe
    Good lUCK€!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. What a great list! I was going to list a ton on Trade Me but I'm too lazy so it's all waiting to go to the op shop.

  3. wow, reading your list sounded familiar! Have you heard of A cheap place to get cards and tags.

  4. ok, just to get you on your toes, heres a comment to keep that daily blog action going on. or weekly (thats what i have set for myself) hihi.
    love and hugs

  5. I'm so glad you're back! I'm missed my bloggy buddy!

    My number one resolution this year is to THROW AWAY MY MATERNITY PANTS! Avonlea is 16 months old... I think it's time! (Kinda means I have to maybe, sorta, kinda.... diet! lol)

    *And Vista print is where I buy all of my cards. Be sure to do a search first for coupons... you'll get them super cheap!!

  6. Such a great list. The best thing about it is that I'll get to see you ticking things off first hand, not to mention some of the things benefit us directly like going to the movies and having a big bbq.

    2010 is going to be awesome, looking at this.