Monday, 18 January 2016

To-Do List


Just love these placemats - had to share before we start!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I am trying not to be too ambitious with my first to-do list for this year. Like my meal planning, to-do lists have gone out the window with Christmas and holidays.

  • New school shoes for boys
  • Haircuts for boys
  • Go through magazines to donate to op shop
  • Finish selling of homeschool books on Facebook
  • Organise recipe folder - all those photocopies and pieces of paper floating around!
  • Organise knitting patterns - as above!
  • Sort out boys' uniforms and make sure they have all they need
  • Look at the garden and plan to fix it one day!
  • Knitting and dyeing for my new 'shop'
Soon I will show you some photos of my embarrassingly neglected garden. The chickens just keep getting into it and I must admit, I have given up. I did get lots of rhubarb and zucchinis and the potatoes are growing well, but they dug up everything else. Hubby keeps saying he will do the fences, don't pay someone to do it. How long do you think is a fair time to wait before I get someone in?!


18 comments:

  1. I love that "Happiness is"...I have done that very thing! I've got to make a new list and get busy doing some of the things listed!

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    1. It takes a while to get back into routine after Christmas - that is my excuse anyway!

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  2. I am a lover of lists and crossing off my to dos. I am gearing up for a new and improved productive January week, hope yours is as well.

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    1. Yes, need to get back on top of things for sure!

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  3. I rarely do lists, and I think that's one of my problems! Good for you.

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    1. I do like to have a list but it depends on whether I spend too much time making the list and not enough time doing it!

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  4. I am a great lover of lists, it makes me more productive.

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    1. Yes, it generally helps to make me more focused. Otherwise I can tend to dither and not achieve anything much at all.

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  5. I don't think I could survive the day with my list, although today it's a little too long for my comfort.
    Enjoy a great day.

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    1. Oh yes, I could have made this list twenty times longer! I am trying to choose what I actually have a chance of achieving!

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  6. This week I bought a folder at ALDI to organise my never ending pile of recipes in the kitchen. For quite some time our printer was out of action and I don't have a tablet or mobile and would always be running to the computer to hastily scribble down a favourite recipe on an obscure scrap of paper, only to have the ink run and get smudged from my greasy hands. So they are all getting reprinted and filed away in plastic sleeves in my folder this year.

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    1. That is exactly what I am doing! I have some of those plastic tabs to categorise my folder. Hopefully this will mean I will actually use all my photocopied recipes!

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  7. Those placemats are all kinds of old school inspired fabulous.

    Hee-hee, I totally do that with my checklists, too. There's just something so satisfying about crossing off a task.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I do love them! Sometimes you just have to make it feel like you have achieved something - and that works for me!

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  8. How lovely they are !!
    You're so sweet, my darling,
    sending blessings to you
    Dany

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    1. Thank you, Dany! Blessings to you also.

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  9. I enjoyed reading your blog about to do list and love how you have added vintage images to it. I always seem to have a never ending list of things to do. I think keeping the lists fun and adding colour helps to keep it positive. Sometimes it's too stressful if my to do list is too long. Its funny how crossing things off can make you feel better.

    Nathanial Thorton @ VDB Ventures

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    1. It does feel great to cross things off the list. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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