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Getting it Done 4

July 28th, 2011 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal

I’ve been following Lara and Sara, and now Vicky while they post their lists of things they need to accomplish, things they’ve been meaning to accomplish for a while. I have a list, and it would be great to have some place to track it, update it and to put things as I remember them, so here we are. Not all of these are of major importance and I will be adding more as I go along (and some of things are things that I’m reminding Joe to do):

Fix up the bikes so we can actually ride this summer

Get a ticket for the Social Capital Conference

Arrange a date night (with babysitter)

Organize a book swap in Ottawa – July 31 at the Elmdale Tavern, 2-5 pm

See Harry Potter

Weed the garden (started by Joe)

Knit a shawl for my mother (in progress)

Knit a sweater for Joe (in progress, but barely)

Go to a FatCats game

Find a fall activity for the kid – waiting for the city’s fall activity guide Looks like we might register her in Indoor Soccer and Skating lessons, but we have to wait for January starts

Schedule a physical

Get through my at work to do list (in progress)

Back up my computer

Organize the laundry room

Organize the storage

Hold a garage sale – Harass Lara about a kid’s sale

Organize the kid’s wardrobe and figure out what she needs

Check the air pressure in the tires

Schedule the facial to use my Groupon

Make brunch reservations at Le Cafe to use our LivingSocial deal

Renew Joe’s passport

Learn more about Google+

Change my LinkedIn profile picture

 Actually do something on my Pinterest ‘Things to Make board
 
Get the car serviced
 
Potty train the monkey – in progress
 
Check out Teksavvy
 
Go to the Running Room to check out new shoes
 
Attend at least one of the Capital City Derby Dolls’ open houses
 
ETA – Throwing in my post-campaign, 2010-2011 goals:

My main goal for 2011 is figuring out the easiest ways to get everything done.

I need easy ways to make small changes.

My other goals for 2011 include:

  • Hitting 175 lbs – and then to keep going

I took my measurements, I weighed myself, I need to push this goal and I need to keep going.

  • Being able to make it all the way to my 10th floor office on the stairs

Turns out I could already do this, I just had to push myself a little more. I was at a point when I was taking the stairs once a day, sometimes twice, just for exercise, and I made it every time, even if I did get a bit winded. Now we’re moving to the third floor so there’s no excuse for me not to skip the elevator every day and maybe even start jogging upstairs.

  • Consistently having a meal plan so that the whole family is eating healthy food

We go back and forth on this one, sometimes we’re awesome and sometimes we blow it, so consistency is what needs to improve.

  • Continue to test my knitting skills in my project choices

I finished a dress for Miss M and I have started a shawl for my mother – her requested Christmas gift. The shawl is not challenging in pattern, but I can’t let myself get bored and cast off early like I have in the past.

  • Make my way through my ‘to read’ pile (my ever-expanding ‘to-read’ pile)

I finished Let the Great World Spin and another book  called Case Histories, which turned out to be the first of a series and expanded my to-read list even more, but I have a nice reminder that I love to read.

  • Build up my profile at work

Things are ever-changing here right now, and so I continue to do what I can do to help.

  • Keep blogging, keep tweeting, maintain my connections

I attended SoCapOtt and go to meet more people that I’ve been talking to, also had the chance to meet up with some of the friends I’ve made at a lunch for Karen’s birthday. And of course the book swap is coming up on the weekend.

  • Organize the second annual Road Hockey Showdown

Have you heard of Five Hole for Food? They were in Ottawa recently, doing what we did at the Road Hockey Showdown bigger and better.

  • Improve my French

I started training at work, and then the world went a little crazy. I’m going to have to push myself on this one.

  • I really, really need to stop biting my nails. It looks bad, it hurts, and there’s no reason for it.

Nails still looking good.  

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