July 26, 2008

It’s time to face the truth. I’ve neglected this blog for some time now and as a result haven’t been keeping track of where I am to my goals. My weekly reviews returned to random scraps of paper strewn both at my desk upstairs as well as in the studio. It seems the top of the “list” gets attention but clearly many things that I thought I was going to maintain have fallen by the wayside. I still want to do it all but haven’t managed the discipline. So… no time like the present to get back to it. (It helps that the husband is gone for the week – my time’s my own!)

Where to start? This morning marks the beginning of week 31. Might as well get the Weekly Review written:

  1. Weekly collage: I still need to quilt the last “Harmony” piece for July then research/sketch some ideas for the five weeks of August – theme is “Transformation.”
  2. TIF Challenge: Lots left to do for July – quilt, add grid lines, brainstorm 55 charm ideas, finish it! (I’ve not been a very good community member… I need to update June’s Flickr, group blog, and Ning)
  3. Socks: oops and double ouch – I’ve all but abandoned my knitting. I do want to return to it, just need to start and finish – Anklet (April), Knitty pattern (May), Fair Isle (June), Lace (July).
  4. Update Ravelry and decide what I’ll do for Beijing Knitting Olympics (if anything?)
  5. Update GoodReads… and figure out how I make it more useful for me and what I want out of it. I am seriously behind with my reading! Pick two (or three) books to finish and do it. Make a list for August.
  6. Review status of 101 in 1001 – both life and art. And review my 2008 Goals. (These review WILL generate a couple of dozen ‘todo’ items!)
  7. Continue to work out menu plans through August.  Publishing the menu here doesn’t serve me well.  I want to figure out how to make Blogspot work for recipes, pictures, menus, and cooking related. (Re-visit Cook’s Illustrated online and see what’s new.)
  8. Household management seems to be working well. Routine has been important and keeping up with chores has been key. The studio is on the schedule this week and I’m also going to be working in the office.
  9. Paperwork, etc: Take care of correspondence (rsvp, send wedding gift, emails)
  10. Set up a Italian study plan and get music/Netflix for La Traviata.

This should get me started!