Following Nanacathy’s wonderful example I created a list of things I would like to achieve in 2016. The year started well with the list providing a surprising amount of motivational push. Then viruses struck and threw me off course for Feb and March.
In April my Mum (87) has been very ill and I have spent long hours sitting and crocheting by her bedside. This has been a special time for me as we have not always had a great relationship and the time spent with her has felt very healing. It means that not many targets have been met, but there is still plenty of time.
16 WALKS (of more than an hour)
3 done, 13 to go
A few walks in April but none longer than an hour, one to take my 5 local grandchildren to see the bluebells.
15 HANDMADE GREETINGS CARDS
8 done, 7 to go
2 more made in April, bringing the total to 8
You can see one of them here, and the other, a birthday card for a friend:
14 NEW ITEMS IN MY ETSY SHOP
3 done, 11 to go.
No new ones in April, I MUST add some more in May!
7 done, 6 to go
Only two this month – oh dear, slacking!
12 GARDEN POSTS
4 done, 8 to go
I’m managing to keep up with the End of Month View and this time there is progress! Phew! I’m much relieved I’ve actually managed to get the caravan moved.
11 HAND MADE TOTE BAGS
None yet. I need to know I have a day clear to concentrate on this one – it will come.
10 DIFFERENT TYPES OF HAND MADE BEADS
None yet. So many ideas but a bit like making bags, I need a clear day with nothing else in it when I’m pretty sure I won’t be interrupted.
9 PIECES OF TEXTILE ART
2 textile books have been started, 7 to go.
I have a box full of items I am collecting to put in the books. These will be little momento books for each of my grandchildren and one for me.
8 MORNINGS of SORTING and STORING
This is badly needed, but getting a 4 hour stretch for tidying still eludes me.
I’m reminded of this quote “by doing just a little each day, I gradually allow the task to completely overwhelm me”!
However I have asked a wonderful fairy godmother to come and help me today, so hopefully some progress will be made!
7 PAINTINGS (or other pieces of art I’d like on the wall)
None. Heck, yet another target being missed.
6 BUS RIDES (using my bus pass)
5 NEW TYPES OF EXERCISE TRIED
4 NEW PATTERNS for my ETSY SHOP
In fact I’m going backwards here as I noticed a fault in one and had to remove it until I can give it a run through.
2 WAYS TO HELP REFUGEES
I’m not sure where to go with this one at the moment.
1 NOVEL READ
0 BEADS BOUGHT
Hmmmm! Not enough progress with my list. Writing it all out helps though. It helps me to think about what I would like to prioritise.
My biggest achievement in April was to get that caravan moved – I have been trying to get that done on and off for 5 years – what a relief.
I’m already getting a clear idea of items to put on 17 for 2017.