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Mystery Sock for November and the Nautilus Hat. I am going to go through and finish or frog other projects I have found too. As soon as I work up the courage…….

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I am really into the Dresden Files series so book 2 of my twenty is Summer Knight

Book 3 is Death Masks also Dresden Files

Book 4 is Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchet

I am currently reading Blood Rites (another Dresden Files) and am about half way through.

I have also started reading Barry Trotter, which is a good book with lots of toilet humor. I started reading this when I was out of Dresden File books. But then my supply was replenished and I couldn’t stop myself. So it is on hold now, but I still definately want to finish it.

So after hearing (and definately not watching) a video from a website called What The Meat Industry Doesn’t Want You To See, that my boss lady was watching I decided that I did not want to eat any kind of meat any more. Animals should not be making sounds like that, people!

I have gone around my daily life minus any meat – and to tell you the truth it hasn’t bothered me all that much. I was never a really big meat person anyway, I much prefered a plate of veggies.

The big test was yesterday. I have not eaten meat for two weeks, and beside the odd pang there has been no major disasters. DH and I decided that we were going to have an afternoon out shopping followed by a meal at the slowboat in Chester. On Saturday it was pointed out by my lil sis all of the food that I would not be able to eat at the restaraunt. I had a sense of foreboding that was beginning to grow. By the time we got to the actual restaraunt I thought that I was going to buckle and then……..

I wasn’t bothered. I couldn’t care less. It didn’t affect me at all. DH ate spare ribs, and chicken wings and all kinds of meaty stuff but I was genuinely happy with my veggie food. I ate prawn toast and veggie spring rolls, followed by veggie curry and egg fried rice. I enjoyed it all. And I felt really good with myself and decided that this was the right decision for me.

The only thing that is becoming tiresom is that if we eat at the families homes (which we do at least twice a week) they are insisting on feeding me fish instead of meat. I enjoyed it at first, but now not so much. I would just like a plate of veggies please, with non meat gravy.

Please?

Red mean I am working on it, strikethrough means completed.

1) Post to blog when I have completed something off list or worked towards it.
2) Reduce BMI to 30 or less
3) Join Weight Watchers to help with (2)
4) Join the gym
5) Visit gym at least twice a week
6) Clear debts
7) Save for a house deposit
8) Complete a knitting project other than socks
9) Complete a crochet project other than blanket
10) Buy yarn for above projects
11) Spend at least 30mins a day on a hobby of mine
12) Spend at least 30mins a day relaxing before bedtime
13) Attend Guild of Weavers and Spinners
14) Complete first semester of V4AC course
15) Be more organised for 14
16) Clean the house from top to bottom at least once a month
17) Have a cleaning schedule and follow it
18) De-clutter the bedroom
19) De-stash book case
20) Cook from scratch more often, hence eating healthier
21) Work on etsy store
22) Learn Fairisle
23) Learn Intarsia
24) Knit a cable project
25) Write an amigurumi pattern
26) See what others think of the pattern
27) Organise Itunes folder (it is driving me crazy)
28) Collect all the Funkeys (13/48)
29) Buy myself an item off my wishlist once a month
30) Have a meal out with DH once a month (4/33)
31) Try not to over do it in work
32) Try to finish all UFO’s
33) Learn to spin properly
34) Try dying my own yarn
35) Go on holiday at least twice
36) Arrange automatic transfer to savings account
37) Keep the above money in the savings account
38) Try a knitting pattern with a chart
39) Make cross stitch Christmas cards for family and close friends (0/10)
40) Make above people a hand made gift (0/10)
41) Post to the blog once at least once a month (4/33)
42) Make a baby basket up for Kirsty
43) Finish at least one project a month (0/33)
44) Make a scrapbook with a years worth of photographs
45) Visit two haunted houses (1/2)
46) Visit Stratford on Avon(Home of Shakespeare)
47) Visit the Lake District (Home of Beatrix Potter)
48) Try letter boxing while at above two places
49) Organise Yarn Stash
50) Clear out under the bed
51) Clear out clothes stash (triple wardrobe, 6 drawers, airing cupboard and 7 bin bags)
52) Visit Stoke on Trent (Falkstaff Experience)
53) Put all bills in folders and create filing system
54) Set up light feature that Judy brought us
55) Clear out DVD & CD stash
56) Put all collectible Winnie the Pooh’s on shelf in bedroom
57) Put shelves up in kitchen decided not too, cook books on bookcase in living room
58) Arrange cook books on shelf
59) Put up new curtains in the lounge
60) Re-hang curtains in the kitchen
61) Fix knitting machine
62) Knit an item on knitting machine
63) Organise Pattern Stash
64) Re-try tatting to see if I can master it
65) Go to the local knitting group at least once
66) Post knitting stuff on KnitWars
67) Find a new home for doll collection
68) Make a one and only dolls type doll
69) Finish Winnie the Pooh cross stitch pillow
70) Sew a bag, and use it
71) Make at least 12 items off my ravelry queue (0/12)
72) Read 20 books (4/20)
73) Make a blanket for DH (crochet)
74) Complete 5 cross stitch projects (not including xmas cards) (0/5)
75) Make 10 sets of fimo stitch markers (0/10)
76) Take up a meditation course
78) Make an ipod cosy that I am happy with
78) Learn needle felting
79) Make a needle felted item
80) Use up fabric stash
81) Finish duvet set that I started
82) Learn how to quilt properly
83) Make a quilt
84) Visit Disneyland Paris at least once, and stay in the castle
85) Make my nana some cooking pinnies
86) Improve credit rating
87) Make 6 pairs of socks (1/6)
88) Put together a wedding scrapbook
89) Make a book of all the projects that I would like to complete – an idea journal
90) Design and make a table runner set for mum for christmas (not an xmas gift)
91) Bring a vase to work for the wooden roses that DH gave me
92) Make more ‘family’ calenders for xmas gifts
93) Make a bag to carry ipod in
94) Until backlog is cleared do at least 1 load of washing a day
95) Put all clothes away as soon as they are dry
96) Buy mirrors for the hallway
97) Buy stands for the speakers in the living room
98) Scan relevant patterns from knitting magazines
99) After scanning knitting magazines donate them/recycle
100) Buy a table that I need to do homework etc
101) Clean out attic

OK, no time for a long post, just a quick update on the list. Will post more later!

13) Complete Diploma level of YW course needs to be modified
18) De-clutter the bedroom
19) De-stash book case
27) Organise Itunes folder (it is driving me crazy)needs to be done again
28) Collect all the Funkeys (13/48)
29) Buy myself an item off my wishlist once a month
30) Have a meal out with DH once a month (3/33)
41) Post to the daily chum once at least once a month (0/33) needs to be modified
42) Make a baby basket up for Kirsty
43) Finish at least one project a month (0/33)
45) Visit two haunted houses (1/2)
50) Clear out under the bed
51) Clear out clothes stash (triple wardrobe, 6 drawers, airing cupboard and 7 bin bags) Everything now fits in the wardrobes/drawers – SQUEE
52) Clear out attic needs to be modified
53) Put all bills in folders and create filing system
55) Clear out DVD & CD stash
56) Put all collectible Winnie the Pooh’s on shelf in bedroom
61) Fix knitting machine
62) Knit an item on knitting machine
63) Organise Pattern Stash
64) Re-try tatting to see if I can master it beginner level, but still I can do it
66) Post knitting stuff on KnitWars
71) Make at least 12 items off my ravelry queue (0/12)
72) Read 20 books (3/20)
78) Learn needle felting
85) Make my nana some cooking pinnies
87) Make 6 pairs of socks (1/6)
91) Bring a vase to work for the wooden roses that DH gave me
92) Make more ‘family’ calenders for xmas gifts
94) Until backlog is cleared do at least 1 load of washing a day no washing left
95) Put all clothes away as soon as they are dry no washing left
101) Clean out attic

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