Okay, so I’ll totally admit it – this time change thing kicked my ass. I mean I think it’s great and I’m happy that I’m going to be able to be out later with the sun up but holy crap did I need that hour. The only reason I’m sitting upright right now is thanks to caffeine and the support of an unrelenting chairback. Anyway, it’s Monday and I figured I would post my update to get my droopy ass back in the swing of things. So here’s what I’ve done since last week . . .
3. Start jewelry making again. – In Progress.
I mailed Zoe her necklace on Friday and it should hopefully get to her this week. I didn’t make it in its entirety, but I tracked down the pieces and put it together, so right now, I’m counting it and hopefully I should have some other fully-made pieces I can post by the end of the week.
9. Read 10 YA titles – In Progress.
I’m half way through this one since I am currently in the middle of my fifth YA book called Hero by Perry Moore. The book is about a high school kid who realizes that he is gay and that he has superpowers, and how he tries to deal with both. It’s certainly fantastical with battles and super-villains and whatnot, but the character stuff is good and I’m enjoying it so far.
12. Write 500 blog posts – In Progress.
This is post 148 and I’m still trying to average about 3 a day when I can. It is hard to be so disciplined about it though since I often have to sit and think about what I need to do next to keep going.
16. Organize book group – Done/In Progress.
As much as I am “done” the early steps of this, this is kind of ongoing. I read the bookclub book in two days so I’m trying to keep it fresh in my mind and right now I’m working on discussion questions for the first meeting.
28. Go out for Indian food – Done!
I went out for Indian food on Tuesday and ate mass quantities of spicy meat and lentils.
45. Make it to level 80 in WOW – In Progress.
I am a super dork and spent something ridiculous like 5.5-6 hours kicking it Warcraft style this weekend so now I’m now a level 47 Tauren Hunter (and a level 75 Shut-in Dork! :-P)
46. Try 10 new restaurants – In Progress.
Made it to my second new restaurant when hit Shala-mar in Roncesvalles this week. The food was good and it’s definitely a convenient place for the next time I go to The Revue theatre for a flick.
73. Swear off chocolate and pop for 40 days – In Progress.
13 days without either. I was worried it might be a little tricky yesterday since we went to my grandfather’s 81st birthday (Happy birthday Grandpa!), but I managed to abstain and I’m feeling much better.
80. Get tapes and teach myself another language – In Progress.
I got the language tapes in my hot little hands yesterday, and I’m looking forward to jumping back into things. I took French in school but I dropped it after a year with an alcoholic French teacher killed my interest in it. I managed retained some of it (un petite peu?) but Boy and I are always talking about going to France and I’d like to be a little more in command of it if we’re going to go there.
88. Go to a hockey game – In Progress.
Next Sunday, I’ve got tickets to go see the Toronto Marlies which I’m looking forward to. As far as I’m concerned, hockey is one of the few watchable sports since it’s actually reasonably paced and exciting.
98. Have 10 dinners with my dad – In Progress.
My dad is in a job now that has him on the road a lot but we managed to have our first big dinner this week and it was really nice. We talked about job stuff but a lot about music which is one of my favourite things to discuss with my dad since he has a degree in musical engineering and spent several years in bands.
99. Ditch knapsack and get a nice professional bag for work – Done!
Okay, it’s still technically a knapsack, but it’s a stylish one with back support. I wore it for the first time this morning and it felt awesome compared to old Nappy. After a couple of months of using 10 per cent of my monthly paycheck to fix my back, I’m hoping this will help me make a physical and financial change. (I have a picture of this but the computer is being a weenie little thing and not letting me upload right now – Boo!)
Anyway, how was everyone else’s week? Did you guys who are doing the list make any progress?