Monday, November 2, 2015

To Do this Week

I really felt like I dropped the ball last week. Ok, so what had happened was... a belligerent comment early in the week, just like a response that was unnecessarily difficult for NO REASON, made me rethink something I had planned to do, something I enjoy. So I didn't do it. And then I felt down, so I didn't do some other things. And then I was almost defiant, like, "FUCK IT! This week has been shit, I'M NOT DOING ANYTHING!!!" It is amazing how one comment can bring me down and send me into a spiral.

But honestly, I just try to go with it and not beat myself up too much. My friend, Taylor had posed a question on Twitter about motivation, asking how we stay motivated. But I admitted that sometimes motivation is high and sometimes it's low. I just try to ride out the low times and not beat myself up about it.

This week, I actually finished on a really high note. I had some tasks to accomplish over the weekend, and I fucking did them! I made a ton of progress and had a great time, and had some quality time with Adam, and saw Shannon out at a show, where there was some great music. I finished the week feeling good and went into work today and just killed it.

I have the next two days off, and tomorrow, I am not leaving my house. Partially, I need to sleep in a bit to try to make this sore throat be only a two-day sore throat and not more. (Grr.) Partially, I want to stay in, focus on accomplishing things, and just really kill my list and gear up for Wednesday. I might not even break down my list. I think that I can really focus and do some of the things I've just been NEEDING to do FOREVER. So I'm gonna post my list AND I've got my 101 Things update way down below. It's coming along nicely, and I think I'm gonna use these next two days just to absolutely KILL my lists and get some shit done!!!


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TO DO THIS WEEK

In order of PRIORITY!!!

Run 3, 3, and 5 (with Bella TWICE)
Do one-hour yoga routine TWICE
FINISH ALL messenger bags
Cut out ALL monsters (go through fabric for maximum monster)
Photograph stuffed animals
Create hedgehog and stegokitty
"Cut out" remaining diapers
Go paint : FINISH dogs!!!
Address all packages
Weed garden and set up for fall
Trim lawn
Soak deer head
Organize and prioritize work tasks (hopefully complete all of them)
Clean up studio
Deep clean bathrooms
Deep clean bedroom
Visit cafe about painting
Visit with Jen about multi-media project
Update FB page for paintings
Create web copy and solidify web design
Organize external hard drive
Finalize wedding invite list
Make Save the Dates


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Personal Projects

Fix up bike
Write work proposal
Frame all remaining artwork
Raise bike seat
Buy one month with Ancestry.com
Buy dye and dye canvas for director's chair
Make door desk
Make dresser top desk
Continue working on quilt
Replace knobs in bathroom
Hang all artwork in bathroom
"Frame" Adam's other posters
Redo Adam's toy box
Work on genealogy
Clean and repair Adam's dresser
Clean out Adam's closet
Go through stuff with Adam
Start looking for rugs for bedroom
Go antiquing and look for knobs
Sew something on quilt

Work Projects

Do another shoot for Larry and Boo
Cut out everything
Create design for Larry and Boo blog
Post to Larry and Boo blog
Install Tweetdeck and start interacting on Twitter with Larry and Boo
Sew one doll and make practice face
Sew all diaper covers
Get pics from Narissa for Neko painting
Redo website
Post measurements on Storenvy
Ship diapers to Christen
Create logo for Beep's Babes
Start Jen's cats
Sew all messenger bags
Sew all doll clothes on bodies
Start Neko
Make baby sleep sack
Get measurements for butterfly wings

Gardening Projects

Buy replacement bush and plant
Remove root
Plant more herbs and more stuff by driveway
Create plan for paving garbage can area
Go to hardware store and price out material for stairs


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101 Things

November Goals

032. Get passport
--->I sent it in and it came back! And so I sent it back again! Yes, AGAIN! If it doesn't come back in November, then I KNOW I've updated it.

020. Make hedgehog
--->Have not done this shit and am gonna work on it this month!

026. Make baby blanket/snuggy/thing
--->DO IN NOVEMBER

060. Pay off credit cards
--->Mom and I are working on this

064. Try one monetizing option
--->I've been working on this. It's a lot more work than I anticipated.

065. Hike all the trails in all the Metroparks of Cleveland and Summit County
066. Hike every trail in CVNP
--->Made the list and just have to get at it.

067. Go kayaking
---> Haven't done this, might have to do it next year.

045. Finish Renaissance Costume
--->I finished all the sewing and had the grommets installed by a friend, so I just need a tunic/blouse thing.

047. Attend another Comic-Con
--->There is one in Akron this month! It's only $10, so I think I can go!

059. Get second camera tattoo
--->I think I have the tattoo artist I want, so I have to look into it and budget! Hopefully by the end of this year.

FINISHED:


042. Put together ideal equipment situation

070. Run two half marathons
--->Did my second one for the year this September!!!!!

Home:


002. Refinish floors
--->I keep looking into this and I think it'll happen in 2016
008. Refinish buffet
--->I have a replacement for the buffet, just have to make it!
014. Make a vegetable garden
015. Redo landscaping around house
--->This is a constant work in progress, that I hope to have finished by the end of next summer!
016. Remove stump and pave area in front of steps

Larry and Boo:


022. Pursue consignment in other cities
027. Make cloth wings
028. Sell cloth wings

Travel:


029. See Lake Superior
--->Isle Royale
030. Travel to remaining five states
031. Travel to one new foreign country
033. See the Northern Lights
--->Isle Royale
034. Take Adam to the desert
035. Road trip Hwy 1
036. Visit Bryan
038. Go to Puerto Rico

Photography:


040. Submit to three blogs (maybe)
041. Do shoot with Heather
043. Do at least one stop-motion wedding video

Other:


044. Finish Quilt
046. Attend another Renaissance Festival
048. Attend a tattoo convention
049. Enroll in college
054. Camp for at least three days
055. Go on backpacking trip (3 or more days)
056. Go fishing
057. Ride a horse
058. Go rock climbing (outside or inside)
061. Take first steps to creating scholarship fund for animal hospital
062. Get a dog
068. Ride bike 100 miles
069. Run one more marathon
071. Go to Muster on the Maumee
072. Grow hair out
073. Donate hair
074. Create European Tour albums
075. Print European Tour albums
076. Begin Project Life for yourself (or Blurb)
--->Just make it yourself and print and bind at a copy place
077. Make high-waisted panties
078. Make a bra
079. Make a jacket with buttons
080. Make pants with fly
081. Look into that race across Scotland
082. Begin training to hike the Appalachian Trail
083. Buy new cowboy boots
085. Create coat of arms for me
086. Lie under the stars with Adam

The rest are private goals, and they are coming along.

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