31 in 31 recap
Well, men’s health this year I did 13 out of 31 things on my 31 in 31 list. Not quite what I wanted but considering some of them: getting pregnant and work, stuff made other things harder I’m not beating myself up too much. Here is the finished list:
Start writing book reviews for another venue other than the Big City newspaper I actually started writing for two new venues – but then the newspaper made some cutbacks and now I don’t get to write for them anymore.
Find a new job This is the one I have been repeatedly successful at this year, at least now I have a job I love. Edited: Well, the job I love became the job that stopped paying so I had to go out and find another job while 5 months pregnant which isn’t as easy as it sounds. This has been the year of the jobs which has meant a lot of change and stress.
Get pregnant. Whoa – where did this one come from you very well might ask? Well, it wasn’t always on the list but it was on my mind – I just didn’t want to share it with the whole wide web. Of course, now that I am pregnant the rest of this list is going to hell.
Significantly reduce the amount of fabric in my stash. Didn’t happen but I don’t think I bought ANY fabric this year either so I didn’t add to the stash either.
Learn to use my serger I took a lesson and feel more confident about using it but haven’t actually made anything.
Complete a short story
Submit a short story to be published
Go overseas with the Mister Three weeks in Ireland and Scotland in the Fall
Start doing yoga and keep doing it for more than 2 months (the amount of time I kept it up last summer before destroying my toe on a metal door.) I started this in the summer and then got pregnant right away and couldn’t keep it up. I did go to prenatal yoga but couldn’t even commit to all the classes due to tiredness and new job issues.
Start swimming again
Go out of town to visit a friend Shay came to town and we went out of town to visit another friend. I have another friend who lives in the province I might go visit too.
Find ways to reduce the amount of plastic in our home (or at least what we are bringing in.) Not completely but this is a constant work-in-progress, not using shampoo and trying to make our own bath products is helping. I hope to do much better with this one next year.
Start composting in the apartment (worms!) Sadly, no.
Sew a dress, a top out of knit fabric and a skirt
Finish the bug baby quilt
Give the apartment at least one thorough scrubbing I’m counting this even though the office is still a mess – the rest of the apartment has been looking really good and scrubbed lately.
Finish paying off my student loan. Just over a year after graduating!
Dumbledore’s Army t-shirt See image here.
Get fitted for and buy new bras (Something I havenít gotten the courage to do for at least five years!)
Sew a Mac-cozy for my computer
Get an article published
Organize the wedding photos (I know, I know, this was on the list last year)
My own website (from last year too) This is it!
Learn to cable knit
Knit the Mister a toque
Go hiking (I didn’t even do this once last year, so sad considering where I live)
Sew more grocery bags
Start switching over to biodegradable products
Create my own paper agenda Found one that can be completely recycled at the end of the year that has all my needs so I didn’t make one.
Learn to make yogurt For this I wanted to be able to not use a yogurt maker but the real issue was the amount of plastic each yogurt container brings in. My Mum bought me a yogurt maker in the summer so I’m crossing it off the list. I would still like to be able to do this w/o the maker.
Significantly reduce the amount of unused stuff we have. (yay Freecycle!) Working on this but not enough to feel comfortable crossing it off my list.
I’m currently working on this year’s list.