Jan 20

Two thirds through January

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And I’m being a bit slow on the move through my Mission but…

No. 3 and 4

Well, I’m still PADing and enjoying it and I’ve completed two challenges for the month – a nine-item scavanger hunt and a self-portrait – so go me!

I guess I’m a natural attention seeker but I’m really loving the PAD group’s feedback on my attempts at photography and even more so, looking at other people’s pictures. There’s so many talented people taking amazing and imaginative photographs, it’s inspiring me to read the book that’s sat on the shelf for a good few years.

It’s also terrible for making me think ooh I want one of those lenses! This could make for an expensive hobby.

No. 20

Done – Merri has a bank account in her own name. Was only mildy traumatic taking both children to the bank and balancing a clip board on my knee to fill in the form, writing around Merri in the sling and herding Rhys up and away from the wiring. The patient customer service manager laughed at Rhys demanding to know what the tiny door in the wall was for but then he did go on to ask if I’d seen “Outnumbered”…

No. 24

I haven’t gone to Monkey Music  but I did take Merri to the Bumps and Rhythmes group at our local library this morning. A short session of singing and I was surprised at how much she enjoyed it – probably about as much as she needs music-wise for now and it’s free.

There’s a class for 6+ months babies in the community centre next door but  by the time she’s old enough I’ll be close to working again and she’ll be at nursery.  Sadly I’m not seeing how I’ll be able to keep up a music group for her once I’m back at work as the Tuesday Monkey Music group isn’t suitable for an exuberant 4-year-old.

No. 37 and 60

Figuring I’ll probably need a bit of help on losing weigh, I’ve decided to join Weight Watchers online – it seems fairly sensible and do-able which I guess is the main thing. As I am breast feeding it won’t be a speedy loss but we’ll see how it goes.

I figure eating extra fruit and veg is only going to help with the above anyway, and they are mostly “free” on the plan anyway.

No. 90

I’ve texted Kay and there’s a plan to meet some point soon. Must chase up and make cake. On a similar front, I’ve made a playdate for Rhys with another neighbour for next week which should be fun.

No. 100

Ditched a stack of stuff – old crockery, soft toys, clothes – to the local charity shop. Was too lazy to count so I’ll estimate that was at least 40 things…

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Jan 14

No. 86

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I thought I should explain no. 86 of my mission because it’s not one other 101 in 1001 lists seem to have.

I love bananas but only when they are just ripe – once they have a few brown spots I can tolerate them only covered in yoghurt, and once they are any darker, I cook with them.

There’s a limit to how many banana muffins, cake, smoothies I can make so I’m currently failing task no. 86. I have at least half a dozen frozen bananas and another half dozen that should be added to the freezer.

So if anyone would like to recommend a non-muffin, cake or smoothie recipe, I’d be grateful. But not curry because that’s just Wrong.

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Jan 10

First task completed

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The list has been written and posted on blog so first task is complete. Hurrah!

And a few more ongoing tasks have begun.

I have joined a photo a day (PAD) group, full of lovely and talented women whose pictures are a real inspiration to complete tasks 3, 4, and 5.

My pictures can be seen here. If I fall behind kick my butt.


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Jan 5

The Mission

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I’ve written my 101 List , I’ve kept my PAD up to date, and I’ve made a start on the first few other missions.

Just need to get the husband to free up the various tools on here and I can go go go…

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Jan 3

Hello world!

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Hello world seems an appropriate title for this first post.

This is a small stripy place for me to scribble and also a place to write a journal of a project I have started, 101 tasks in 1001 days.

I’m working on the first task – composing The List of tasks – and it’s already harder than I realised as I’m only up to no. 60 and a few of those will probably be transferred into a separate Not Yet Achievable list, I think.

In the mean time, I’m working on the Hitched/DW Photograph A Day (PAD) project and that’s a good start.

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