My deadline for my 31 in 31 list officially came and went as of yesterday. Did I manage to get it all done? Not quite... but, I did accomplish over half of it.
-Go to China Town.
-Bake something fun (I made oatmeal butterscotch cookies - which received rave reviews! - and sour cream pound cake).
-Finish reading The Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Birth by Shelia Kitzinger.
-Start reading Ourselves as Mothers, also by Shelia Kitzinger.
-Do something new with my hair (I didn't do anything exciting... I've just been trying to do something other than my signature low pony w/ a side part).
-Help my aunt move into her new apartment.
-Find my iPod and load it with new music (go figure, it was in the purse the whole time!).
-Try out a new, local farmers market (went to Highland Orchards in West Chester, PA to pick strawberries)
-Scope out the library and see if they have any books from the DONA reading list and/or buy a couple more online
That's 18 officially crossed off. What about that 1/2 that I mentioned in the title? I got started on a few other tasks, but just didn't get them finished in time:
-Spring clean and organize the apartment:
Honestly? The only reason I actually got my butt moving on this one is because I knew that it was on the list (and ominously positioned at the number 1 spot!). Organizing is so not my forte and I just plain hat cleaning. But, for the sake of my list, I did clean out my front and linen closets, completely de-constructed my (stupid, glass) TV stand and gave it a good cleaning, cleaned off and reorganized a few shelves, got rid of a bunch of stuff, and make my desk look more presentable. I have a lot more to do, but it's a start!
-Make 2 more record clocks:
I have one in the works!
-Drop 6-8 more pounds:
I dropped 4 more pounds since making this list, so I was close! I'm not disappointed, though. I'm still averaging about a pound a week and have lost 15 overall (woot! go me!)
-Have all the parents over for dinner:
My "mistake" here was giving the moms the option of either coming over for dinner or coming over to go shopping at the outlets. The outlets won hands down. Us ladies had a fun day of shopping, but the dads stayed home. So, dinner is still in the planning stages.
Even though I didn't complete my list, I still feel like I had a pretty productive month, and I'm kind of in love with this whole list-making thing these days. I love being able to cross things off and see how much I've accomplished. Plus, when you have a list to refer back to, it's so much not to forget wanted you to do - brilliant!! Why didn't I think of this before?
What about you... are you a list-a-holic?