that is the question that one or two people have raised this year. I didn’t set any goals last year, so focused on (not) moving house, there didn’t seem any point. Consequently I spent far too long on my screen or with my nose in a book , just hanging around waiting for something to happen, like the perfect house to fall from the skies. It didn’t, oh we nearly bought two houses, one was a compromise and the other transpired to have structural issues, and Mr E’s health is such that no way could either of us project manage builders.
Anyway, I digress. I’m setting some goals this year, something to turn too, whilst I wait. I’m going for 20 to match the year, but not 20 for 20 as I did last time I set goals when it was 17 for 17, just too many. So here in no particular order except for the one I had when thinking of them, are my 20.
It’s more like a To Do List I think.
1 Read my way across Europe- I will almost certainly need some recomendations to help me choose books from European authors. Suggestions welcome. I rather fancy Colette for France. I know I said less reading, but at least this will be reading with focus.
2 Visit the Eden Project- I have been saying for many years I’d like to go, but saying doesn’t actually get me there.
3 Knit a scarecrow- I have the pattern and it has been on my to knit list for more years than I care to think.
4 Knit mice- again I have a lovely pattern for some Dickensian mice, why have I not done it?
5 Knit socks- have yarn and patterns- again why has this not been done?
6 Unspecified wildlfe project- maybe volunteer somewhere.
7 Make a junk journal- or get over fear of constructing one.
8 Make that football quilt for grandson H- have found a flag with an Oxford United ox on it, no excuses left.
9 Finish rail fence quilt
It has progressed a little since it last made an appearance on the blog, but not much. I mean really ..
10 Complete the stitchbook project- I am keeping up to date with this and really enjoying it, coming out of my comfort zone and learning new techniques. I write about it on my other blog https://avoicethroughstitch.wordpress.com
11 Complete any other UFO- no shortage of things to go at. Taking a leaf from Kate whose word this year is FINISH.
12 Make a piece of art…. mmm
13 Visit an art gallery
14 Visit Filey- we go to Scarborough or Whitby, and I can’t recall the last time I went to Filey, maybe 1974 to have an outfit altered.
15 Do a walk over five miles- getting a bit lazy in my old age.
16 Go to see a movie- think the last one I saw in the cinema was A Walk in the Woods- sheer idleness
17 Go to see a play- don’t think we went to the theatre at all last year, too much waiting for the phone call
18 Pick strawberries- I mean really, I didn’t even get to the pick your own fruit farm last year.
19 Start to write up family history- I don’t mean the dry stuff, but the stories of my parents and brother, it’s the least I can do for the family. I have a notebook, I do prefer pen and paper.
This lot need to know who they are..
20- Do the Big Garden Bird count- no didn’t even do that in 2019. That’s this month. Can’t really believe I didn’t do it last year.
So not what you’d call an impossible list. Full of things I used to do without too much thought and things from the Gonna list.
A gonna list you ask. One of the surveyors who surveyed our house( there were three, and very informative they were too). I told him the purchaser had said he might knock through the kitchen to the dining room. “Oh” said the surveyor “what we call a Gonna. Gonna do this and gonna do that , and when they sell the house and we go back haven’t done any of them!”
I don’t want to be a gonna this year! So I’ll report back from time to time!
Have you set any goals or have a To Do List for 2020? Love to hear those plans. And what is on your Gonna list?