… 52 resolutions.

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1 week down


No surprises really that the first week has just blown by. I have however made some small progresses and a mild failure. If you need a reminder of my resolutions have a look here.


#1 Started a blog and posted 3 times (yes I’m counting this). Now there is still a long way to go and I’m not amazingly in love with how it all looks at this stage but I figured I can work on that stuff later. I just need to keep reminding myself  “I have only just started and I have time to work on things. Everything does not need to be done today!” I am slowly learning how everything works and am feeling a little proud of myself that I have followed though this much with the busy week I have had… work, family (some visiting from overseas and one in and out of hospital), I had some mystery illness that had me a bit slow and then there is the weather. We have had some very unseasonal weather which has consisted of a lot of rain and even flooding in places.

#3 I also joined The Sew Weekly. I haven’t sewn anything yet (I can’t even get to my sewing machine at the moment)  but I have joined which is one step closer right?

Sewing costumes

Non Progress…

#33 I bought a birthday present for someone and the lovely man at the shop gift wrapped it and popped it in a bag for me. I walked out of the shop and got halfway down the mall and looked down at my hand to realize I was clutching a plastic bag. I will need to get a lot smarter to outwit these pesky plastic bags I think.

#2 which is train for a marathon 3x per week… did not happen this week. With the rain we have been having I thought I know I will use the wind trainer (if you don’t already know it basically makes a regular bike into an exercycle). Now that in itself was a good plan until my husband pointed out he had misplaced a vital part required to make it work. So I thought I know I’ll get one from the bike shop next to work…. um… no because I forgot, the missing part was then found and discovered to not fit with the new wheels so it was still a no. By this point the week finished. Good news is I have a replacement part so a different excuse will be needed next week.

Rain on Window

#52 I did drink some water, nowhere near 2L a day but it is an improvement on recent form so I wouldn’t count it as a total loss.

One week down and 51 to go… it sounds like a short amount of time when it is put like that. Well at least the sun is shining today. Maybe it means I’ll get more done this week.

English: Rainbow

52 resolutions

Well I guess the time has come to share my list with the rest of the world, so here it is in no particular order:

  1. Start a blog and write 3x per week.
  2. Train for a marathon 3x per week.
  3. Join The Sew Weekly and sew weekly.
  4. Go for a bike ride with Frosty 1x per month.
    Bike riding in George Kendall Riverside Park, ...
  5. Have guests for dinner 1x per month.
  6. Write and send a RAK (random act of kindness) card to someone I know 1x per fortnight.
  7. Read 1x book from my own collection per month.
  8. Complete sewing crazy patchwork toy.
  9. Sew Errol doll.
  10. Water touch bungy jump.
  11. Walk the Tongariro crossing.
    Mt. Tongariro
  12. Visit Whangarei.
  13. Finish projects in UFO box.
  14. Frame bunny prints.
  15. Enter 1x scrapbooking or card making challenge per month.
  16. Do yoga everyday for one month.
  17. Have a girls night out once every 2 months.
  18. Have a Halloween gathering.
    Mr. Lobo
  19. Make a years worth of cards (birthday etc excluding Xmas) by March.
  20. Make my Christmas cards before December.
  21. Try new recipes 1x per month
  22. Run the round the bridges 12kms without stopping.
  23. Enter a tree in the Trees at the meteor.
  24. Watch a new (to me) movie 1x per month.
  25. Wear a dress 1x per week.
  26. Learn to crochet.
  27. Visit art galleries or museums 6x.
  28. Visit a zoo or animal park.
  29. Try ice skating.
  30. Visit somewhere new 1x per month.
  31. Be able to play everlong on the guitar.
  32. Be able to swim 4 lengths(25m pool) freestyle continuously.
  33. Not accept any new plastic bags.
  34. Climb Mt Pirongia.
  35. Try mosaicing and complete a project.
  36. Get a second set of earing holes.
  37. Get a tattoo.
  38. Get my full drivers licence.
  39. Participate in novel writing month.
  40. Get my passport.
  41. Construct the front garden.
  42. Revamp the berry garden.
  43. Renovate the bathroom.
  44. Compile a bucket list.
  45. Wash and vacuum Polly (the car) once a month.
  46. Clean out the spare room wardrobe.
  47. Take a course on something that interests me (eg learn a new skill)
  48. Make 3 wise men.
  49. Make christmas tree skirt.
  50. Read Alice in Wonderland books.
    Jessie Willcox Smith's illustration of Alice s...
  51. Do 1 new scrapbook page per month.
  52. Drink 2L of water a day.

There’s a couple of easy ones in there but there’s a few that I know are going to be really hard. The first week is zooming by already so hold on it might be a bumpy ride.