Monday, December 26, 2011

101 things in 1001 days! #2

My old list is done and dusted as of September (hush yes, I forgot to write about it then - I was kind of busy!), and with the new year on its way so soon!!! I thought I'd write another one. I have a better idea of what I can accomplish too.

My new list incorporates some of the old list, you will see, but with a lot of new things too!

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

  1. Write down all my baggage and burn it 
  2. Put my camera gear into my hard case
  3. Fly a kite
  4. Put up a compliments notice board in a public place
  5. Throw TheDoctor a party to celebrate his PhD-dom
  6. Put together our wedding video and show it to people
  7. Enter something into the Royal Adelaide Show
  8. Host a high tea for homebirth
  9. Go to a pagan meeting
  10. Go to a cricket match
  11. Do three things to make our home more green
  12. Do a kind deed for a stranger, with no expectation of it being reciprocated
  13. Have a sleepover
  14. Do a weekend away
  15. Take a photo a day for a month
  16. Answer 50 questions that will free your mind
  17. Get a pedicure
  18. Tattoo my scar on my left shoulder
  19. Find a personally inspirational quote and work it into a piece of art
  20. Buy a piece of art and hang it
  21. Make cushions for my couch
  22. Take a photography class
  23. Make a list of 25 things I'm truly grateful for
  24. Organise a craft retreat
  25. Write a will
  26. Become a marriage celebrant
  27. Get my ears pierced some more (3 more times)
  28. Go overseas
  29. Go bushwalking/hiking
  30. Sort out superannuation and consolidate
  31. Write to 5 people by hand
  32. Plan a surprise birthday party
  33. Take a weekend away with my sweetie
  34. Try a new cuisine
  35. Get engagement/wedding tattoo
  36. Take a photography course
  37. Learn tai chi
  38. Go camping for a weekend
  39. Go on a winery tour of the Maclaren Vale
  40. Paint 2 inspirational canvases
  41. Decorate the bedroom wall
  42. Visit someone interstate by surprise
  43. Do a burlesque class
  44. Buy 5 pieces of lingerie
  45. Catch a train across the country
  46. Go somewhere tropical
  47. Celebrate 4 pagan festivals
  48. Go on a girly road trip
  49. Do a pottery class
  50. Go fruit picking in autumn
  51. Attend a wine vintage festival
  52. Take 6 'us' photos and frame them
  53. Host a photo scavenger hunt
  54. Make a list of 100 things that make me Happy
  55. Write out 10 family recipes in a cook book and share them with siblings
  56. Send someone flowers
  57. See someone amazing in concert
  58. Go away for a trip by myself
  59. Attend a book signing
  60. Make a herb garden
  61. Plant our placenta
  62. Sand and refinish a coffee table
  63. Sell a photo through RedBubble
  64. Photograph a day in my life
  65. Finish the time capsule for Sally
  66. Build a henge over a year
  67. Ride in a hot air balloon
  68. Bake a rainbow cake
  69. Do a yoga class
  70. Give contact lenses another go
  71. Write a letter to myself in 1001 days
  72. Make an iTunes playlist of 101 of my favourite songs
  73. Make a list of sites I'm a member of, and passwords there
  74. Make a house journal
  75. Set up an altar and seasonal table
  76. Get my passport
  77. See a musical
  78. Knit a scarf for winter
  79. Send hand written cards for birthdays to 5 people
  80. Buy a red 4 slice toaster
  81. Find a Friday fill in to do
  82. Learn about EFT
  83. Buy an overlocker
  84. Set up a sewing corner
  85. Learn to juggle
  86. Buy a flute
  87. Take some lessons in playing said flute
  88. Buy a really good pair of jeans
  89. Try indoor rock climbing
  90. Drink a cocktail on a beach
  91. Go star gazing
  92. Do the City to Bay
  93. Find wooden dinner plates and buy them
  94. Buy a couch to suit the room!!
  95. Make wrapping paper with Sally
  96. Use a "shelf elf" for Solstice
  97. Go a week without swearing
  98. Play bingo in a bingo hall
  99. Build a teepee
  100. Build a bonfire and toast marshmallows
  101. Write another 101 list

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Solstice to me!

Well I have to say that I am still alive (if you're on FB you know this of course as I was described the other day as a "prolific" poster) but in bumping into an old friend yesterday I realised that I have a LOT to update on.

  • My motor vehicle accident compensation case settled. The money has been paid, Centrelink / ATO / the universe has been repaid, and 
  • We bought a new house with the money. Settlement is on 13 January and I'm excited! about it but not looking forward to moving (again for the last time for a while, right?).
  • I did my filing (for the first time, thoroughly, in about 5 years).
  • My baby turned 1 and 3/4.
  • She started walking! and has a lot of words.

  • She had really bad gastro, which we got through by lying on the couch and her going back to being exclusively breastfed. The feedback from the hospital, whom I consulted because she was really sick, for a really long time, was that "breastfeeding saves lives, even here in our country, and I wish more women could do it for toddlers because it'd save them having to be on a drip!".
  • I won $10,000 in a competition and am planning a midwifery clinic in my head!
  • I did a big cull of people on my FB friends list, because there were people there that I felt obligated to have but in reality the wouldn't piss on me if I was on fire give me the time of day. 
  • I bought a new lens for my camera, and have been taking AWESOME photos of births recently. I love love love it and my only regret about my own birth is that I didn't get similarly awesome documentary photos. 
  • So NOT a reason to have another baby though.

  • I finished my degree!! I got that beautiful, system-generated email on Saturday morning, the day before the end of the study period that I was enrolled in. I have received my formal statement of my academic transcript, and have submitted everything to AHPRA for my registration and now am just waiting for some little busy beaver of a public servant to tick one itty box and register me already! That's all I want for Solstice.
  • Which was yesterday and it was a lovely day, even if I did have to work in retail for another Christmas lead up.
  • But my gift to me was that I gave notice to my employer! I finish on 8 January after 5+ years at the House of Bun. I will be sad to leave but onward and upward, right?
  • I put Sally's name down for a new childcare venue in my new local area. That was big and freaky, but even more freaky was getting my daughter's name onto a class list. For 2015. For school. Woh freaky grown up feelings there!
  • Oh we sorted out our wills, power of attorney, superannuation and life insurances. Also a HUGE stroke of very grown up.