progress

Whilst most blogs are talking about goals/plans/resolutions for 2011, I thought it would be much more to the point to see what progress I am doing on my list of 25 things to do before turning 26.

a nice filler photo
after the rain

The list …

  1. Be finished with orthodontic work.
  2. Going very well, should be no more than a few months to go.

  3. Challenge myself to take more thoughtful photos.
  4. I’m more happy now with my photos than I’ve been a while but I still don’t think I’m taking my strongest photos

  5. Ride my bike more.
  6. Bike goes in for a service on Friday

  7. Get a will.
  8. not yet

  9. Get better with my practice of one thing in means one thing out for my belongings.
  10. Did a big clean out of my wardrobe on the weekend, so getting there

  11. Spend more time creating.
  12. Doing pretty well on this front

  13. Print and frame more photos.
  14. I’ve printed more but they are not framed

  15. Bake a rainbow cake.
  16. not yet

  17. Do more study.
  18. Well I’m still at uni and I got a 6/Distinction/83% for the last semester 🙂

  19. Go to the Drive In – hopefully the Wonga one if it re-opens in the next few months.
  20. not yet

  21. Go media-free for at least 48hrs.
  22. mmmm

  23. Make marshmallows and honeycomb.
  24. I’ve made other things ….

  25. Be more regular on my blog (gee, that sounds like an All-Bran ad).
  26. I’m doing better than I have been

  27. Grow my investments.
  28. Making sound progress on this front

  29. Reduce the stack of clothes in my mending/alterations stack.
  30. Just about all gone

  31. Make my own tea blend.
  32. I’ve got ideas in my head

  33. Make strawberry jam.
  34. done 🙂

  35. Get fresh flowers more often.
  36. I like fresh flowers but I just wish they would last a whole lot longer

  37. Write and comment more.
  38. Not doing as much as I would like

  39. Grow professionally.
  40. It’s in the works

  41. Get my routines started again – planning meals for the week and exercise.
  42. making progress

  43. Read some more classics.
  44. yeah

  45. Finish my granny square blanket.
  46. Just need to block it and it will be completed

  47. Make mulberry crumble or pie from the mulberries in the freezer.
  48. The mulberries are still in the freezer

  49. Turn 26
  50. Well I’m getting closer every day …

… and that is where we are on Jan 5 at 21:48

25 things to do before 26

Well I’m most certainly 25 now; I had a lovely weekend, went to Gerties on Saturday night with some friends, had breakfast at Sassafras on Sunday with N and then a browse at the Paddington Antique Centre, where I picked up the most amazing find; a Figgjo Lotte Salt Box/Cellar. I remember when I first saw one of these listed on ebay, I just was awe; the amazing shape, the placement of the designs, the everything. I also remember the price the auction finished, whoa that was some money. The next few times I saw one come up on ebay, the auction finished at similar prices. I can happily say that I picked up mine for a whole lot less.

Isn’t it beautiful? I’m not sure what I will put in it yet but I can assure it won’t be salt.

A lovely birthday find

Yesterday I had a great day. It was a training day at work so no candidates and a chance to have lunch together as a department. I went to the orthodontist and got the news that I’ve been wanting to hear for the last nine months or so, it’s time to go see the prosthodontist, yay! I have an appointment on Oct 5, which will hopefully be an x-ray to confirm root placement and the like and that we can move forward with the implant procedure. Cross your fingers. It’s now week 9 at Uni which is hard to believe, it seems like just yesterday I was looking at my lecture notes for week 1 and thinking it sort of makes sense. I’m really looking forward to next year. When I got home from uni I was presented with the most amazing bunch of red, magenta and orange gerberas from one of my flatmates as belated birthday present. It’s gorgeous, I’ll have to take a photo later.

Now to to the meat of this post. 25 things that I wish to do/complete before I turn 26 next year.

  1. Be finished with orthodontic work.
  2. Challenge myself to take more thoughtful photos.
  3. Ride my bike more.
  4. Get a will.
  5. Get better with my practice of one thing in means one thing out for my belongings.
  6. Spend more time creating.
  7. Print and frame more photos.
  8. Bake a rainbow cake.
  9. Do more study.
  10. Go to the Drive In – hopefully the Wonga one if it re-opens in the next few months.
  11. Go media-free for at least 48hrs.
  12. Make marshmallows and honeycomb.
  13. Be more regular on my blog (gee, that sounds like an All-Bran ad).
  14. Grow my investments.
  15. Reduce the stack of clothes in my mending/alterations stack.
  16. Make my own tea blend.
  17. Make strawberry jam.
  18. Get fresh flowers more often.
  19. Write and comment more.
  20. Grow professionally.
  21. Get my routines started again – planning meals for the week and exercise.
  22. Read some more classics.
  23. Finish my granny square blanket.
  24. Make mulberry crumble or pie from the mulberries in the freezer.
  25. Turn 26

There it is, some things are small, some things not so, some things are little, something things require effort.

And we’ll end off with two books that I’ve been enjoying immensely at the moment. 50/60/70 : Iconic Australian Houses by Karen McCartney and The Iconic House by Dominic Bradbury.

Two of my current books