List update – End of August

31 August , 2011

The best part of a to-do list is the ticking off part, not so? 😉 And besides, if I don’t do it this way most of these will just blow out my bottom and be forgotten.

201108072686 What I intend to do this year (in no particular order):

  1. Move to a 2 bedroom place
  2. Grow a veggie garden – seeds ordered 18/8 – containers bought 23/8 – dowel sticks bought – 29/8 – seed has arrived (Happy day!) just have to collect from the post office 31/8
  3. Grow a herb garden
  4. Sort out my bookshelf situation
  5. Get Nicola’s vaccinations up to date
  6. Organise a really awesome birthday party for Nicola
  7. Open a savings account for Nicola
  8. Begin…and finish reading at least 12 books – #1 in progress
  9. Chuck everything unflattering out of my wardrobe – one black bag down, more to come
  10. Maintain an actual hairstyle (possibly the one you see me sporting in this photo) – haven’t tied it back all month, so far so good. It’s actually a lot less effort than I thought it would be.
  11. Print some photos for our albums
  12. Start writing poetry again
  13. Lose another 5kg (hopefully around my non-existent middle) – no progress here yet
  14. Find a job/career I love
  15. Stop smoking (again)
  16. Have a beach holiday and relax
  17. Have at least 4 weekends away
  18. Buy a tumble drier – done 20/8
  19. Go and see at least 2 movies in a cinema
  20. Take Nicola to go visit my grandmother in Thabazimbi – done 13/8
  21. Keep my car clean (inside and outside) – washed 10/8 inside kept more or less clean since then
  22. Start teaching Nicola how to swim
  23. Get Nicola potty trained
  24. Have a birthday party for myself
  25. Update my will
  26. Take or have taken more photos of Nicola and myself together – This is going very well so far
  27. Wear a dress now and then (at least on Spring day and Valentines day)
  28. Make homemade gifts for my very special people – I have made my very first one, but it’s for Saturday so I can’t tell you what yet
  29. Go to church more often (this will not be hard to do since we didn’t go when we were sick, and we were mostly sick)
  30. Make some new MP3 disks for the car
  31. Random acts of kindness whenever I can – 18/8 Gave someone taxi fare to get home who I would have usually told to P-off 19/8 Made a donation to some or another game reserve’s drive to put a proper fence up
  32. At least one grand adventure!
  33. Put a serious dent in my debt
  34. Buy a couch

I am going to have to pick up the pace if I plan on finishing all of this in a year!



  1. Wow, you have certainly managed a lot in less than a month! I think this is such a fantastic idea 🙂

  2. Like the list 🙂 and well done on the ones you’ve ticked off

  3. A great list – but you have done a lot already!

  4. Honestly, I think you’ve done FABULOUS! I love the idea of posting it monthly – you and I are going to keep each other accountable; I can see that.

    I have a post in drafts for my August goals round-up tomorrow – please link up!

  5. Shoowee! You’ve made some pretty decent progress already!

  6. What a brilliant idea posting it on your blog to remind yourself and then posting updates on it. *nods approvingly*

    Oh, and the hairstyle…. *thumbs up*

  7. Thanks guys…I really have been busy (and trying to keep my eye on the balls) but I feel I could have ticked off a few more. Maybe September will be my big ticker month? 😉

  8. […] remember that 33-34 list right? Well, on my list of things to do one of the items is to buy a couch during the course of this […]

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