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Day 299: Howz It Going?

Between birthdays, I am trying to get a bucketlist of forty-six things done. Here is my monthly progress report. The original posts in infinitely too much detail can be found here, here, here, here and here.

1. Getting caught up on Fur Earwig: Mmm, went backwards. I was at forty-two behind, am now at seventy-nine behind. I think I will cry.

2. Getting hypnotised: Barrier—have to go to a doctor for a 'Mental Health Plan' if I want to get a referral. Looking at options, but not doing anything with the looks.

3. Finish a Reading Challenge: Didn't finish one, didn't finish a book for one, but joined two more—Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge and a place related one that I will blog about soon.

4. Becoming an Iceberger: Didn't even swim on the madly hot days we had.

5. Apply for my PhD: Nope.

6. Design a House: Did think about this when I couldn't sleep some nights. It's there in theory.

7. Buy the land to build it on: Looked, but nope. Did set up a account though, and pinned a bunch of houses that might work in lieu of building my own.

8. Write a serialised James Bond satire: Cry Me a River: Nope.

9. Obtain blue aviators, spurs and a chambray shirt: Nope, nope and nope.

10. Finish my knitting blog project, blank page, clean slate, open book: Yep, that's a nope too.

11. Write a poem a month: No poems.

12. Do the Three Peaks Challenge: Nope. The one here in Australia seems impossible to get information online about. May have to do it in the UK. Just need to work out how I can fit that in?

13. Make it up to V——: Sorry V——, I didn't yet.

14. De-clutter: Oops, I was doing well and then completely forgot about this one.

15. Moisturise: Occasionally.

16. Comment on blogs I read: Irregularly.

17. Reply to the lovely comments I get: Not as often as I should.

18. Get a puppy for Lollii: Done. See Mr Darby Pickles at the link.

19. Check for skin cancers: Nope, went to a doctor for something else (which I never do) and the crusty letch reinforced my absolute dislike for them. Setback.

20. Use my Fitbit properly: Mmm. Um. No. I am trying to make sure I get the thirty active minutes a day, and most (more than half) days I do. I'm going to call this 'somewhat successful'.

21. Do my tax: Nope.

22. Finish Addict, List Addict blog project: Did absolutely nothing towards this.

23. Finish G’rilla in the Midst blog project: Or this.

Irene               List_Addict

24. Catch up on the LeJog blog: Don't think things this side of the photos will be much better. Nothing going on with this one.

25. Stress less: Who am I kidding!

26. Deconstruct jumpers for their wool: Nope—wool and warm weather don't work well together.

27. Learn a language on Duolingo: Nope.

28. Back up my blogs, and my computer: Un-backed-up.

29. Bake a cake: Cake-less (damn).

30. Change my name on the last outstanding documents: Not done, but I did remember some more documents I need to do this for.

31. Get a tattoo for each dog, and my full moon: I decided on my third dog tattoo 'symbol' for Darby. You know those push-puppets—you push into the bottom of the base and the figure on top collapses on it's elastic-filled limbs. That's Darby's preferred way of changing positions.

32. Seasonalise my wardrobe: Done! Whoo hoo. Although I do need to get some cedar balls for the boxes I used. The floor is still messy, but it is getting there.

33. Take care of my feet: Does getting at least three or four foot massages from the boy count?

34. Diarise my progress on this list and blog once a month about it: This is the blog (although late) and I diarised about six times.

35. Go to Boxfit: We nearly did. Once.

36. Store my jewellery better: Nope.

37. Get rid of my bicycle: No, but there may be a couple of options locally that B—— found. Just need to follow them up.

38. Source shoe lasts: No.

39. Instagram more: I posted two this month. Better than none.

40. Go to the movies twelve times in a year: Managed twice. I'll tell you about them soon. I saw Catching Fire and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

41. Design my own flag: Nope.

42. Coin a word: Nope.

43. Colour-in my colouring book: Not a single page.

44. Do photoshoots in special places: One. Euroa.

45. Make some amazing neckpieces. Nope.

46. Reduce the reading pile: I did finish two books from the pile, but somehow another five were added onto it. See here for an attempt at an explanation.

The Outfit
Clearing the Closet: It’s time to go washed-out apricot beaded singlet.
Dress: Op-shopped
Singlet: River Island
Necklace: Lovisa
Shoes: Irregular Choice 'Fresh Cut Grass'

Photographer de Jour: Moi

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  1. [I thought it was my ipod that didn't like blogger, it appears it is blogger itself making it difficult for people to comment, anyway ...]
    I'm still making my way through your honours thesis. Haven't barely passed year 12 English, I have to admit I'm finding it a bit hard going, but I do love the topic of identity which I would love for you to explore further (and have enjoyed the first few episodes of Nip/Tuck which proved nothing like what I expected). I know you wanted to do something on a work by Chuck Palahniuk, but as I was watching American Hustle the other night I couldn't help notice the theme of identity and real vs fake running through it. I might be worth giving it some consideration.

    1. B-- keeps telling me we should go and see it and how awesome it is. Hedonist as V-- and I are, we are waiting for availability in Gold Class on a day we are free. WE can't do normal cinema any more :)

    2. I understand entirely, the lowest I go is Cinema Europa, where you can at least bring in a glass of wine. Having said that, I went to see "The Fog of War" years ago at 3 in the arvo, having had no lunch, must watch it again so I know what it's about.

  2. And here you have summarized very well why I never make lists. LOL



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