Sunday 30 September 2012

September Goals Round Up

Love how I thought I'd given myself an easy ride this month because I'd need an easy win by the end of it. The last part of that is at least true.

Finish crocheting the flowery cowl 
I am allowing myself an orange on this because I *am* over half way. I have crocheted 22 motifs out of 38. The fact I cannot keep even tension is playing havoc with my (self-diagnosed) OCD. Everyone has told me it doesn't matter and will block out and won't notice. And I believe them. But it has stopped me from motoring through this at a rate of knots - well, that and the endless re-marks that have consumed my every waking moment. 

Read all of the Ethic of Excellence book I have been meaning to read for over a year 
I'm maybe a third of the way through. In desperation I started carrying it around with me in my handbag so it is now dog-eared, coffee stained and crinkly after a fight with a water bottle. I haven't had time. 

Go on at least ten runs 
I think I managed five but I am not even making this orange because this was just not good enough. I have a nine mile slog to complete in six weeks! The weird thing is that when I get out there and do it, I love it. But getting out there is so hard. Then on Friday it was the school sponsored walk and I have a minced left heel thanks to some horrendous blisters - I didn't even make it round the whole thing, much to my shame, but skipped the loop for the first time in years. But my heel is in bits. I don't know how I am going to run with it like that. Send healing vibes. I need to train!

Do some background reading for new A-level course 
I got a guest pass to Bristol Uni library and also borrowed some books from my local library. I am not very far ahead of the students but I am far enough, and enjoying the course.

Go through the chest of drawers under the stairs and get rid of/remove to another storing place everything in it. 
Nope. Not even a little bit. Not even one drawer.

Epic fail. Perhaps October's goals should involve sitting in my armchair watching TV, going to work and sleeping.

One thing I did do this month, though, which is a good thing, was to collect and put up my new curtains. I bought the fabric for them on knitting group weekend away to Shaftesbury in 2011 so it has taken me a while. They are blue and white batik and the fabric was labelled "Made in Ceylon" which I liked a lot. They make good curtains. I am pretty pleased I finally got round to it. 

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