I did it! The 12 Days of Buffy Challenge that is
Thank you Rhiannon from A Hell Of A Woman for inspiring me to join in your ’12 days of Buffy’ challenge which consisted of two parts:
- To watch the first 12 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer – see 12 days of Buffy
- To make some impact on my list of things I’ve been putting off doing
For the record, here is an update on where I’m up to with each item on the December to do list:
Write a will
We had an appointment with a solicitor last Thursday. There are still a few details to iron out, but we should have this done and dusted before Christmas. I just want to know that there is provision for our boy and named guardians in case the worst happens.
Sign up for leisure club membership so that I can go swimming in my lunch hour
I let my membership lapse when I broke my arm in January this year. Then there was always some reason I didn’t get around to renewing it (e.g. I had a bad cold, or was about to go on holiday, or the budget was tight that month). But I am doing this at lunchtime today.
Declutter and tidy my bedroom
Well I’ve managed to the clear the floor so that I can get at the wardrobe and use that to store my clothes instead of hanging them on airers.
I’ve also cleared out nearly all of my clothes that no longer fit (I’m back to my pre-pregnancy weight but not shape).
I still need to clear my dressing table and get rid of some more magazines, but that can be done in the odd hour here or there.
Learn a sequence of yoga poses that I can do at home
Decided to wait until after finishing carol concerts to do this. The yoga kit and book featured in yesterday’s Magpie Monday post will come in handy for this.
Finish Christmas shopping, including awkward-to-buy-for menfolk
Very nearly finished. Feeling quite good about the presents we’ve chosen and the fact we’ve stuck to budget.
Find new home for cot-bed now that Aled has outgrown it
Sorted. And we received some money for it.
Yes I included ‘get haircut’ on my to do list. I wondered whether it was too trivial to include, but actually I had to summon up the wherewithall to do it. The thing is that I want to grow my short crop out into a short bob, and the last time I tried to do this it looked such a mess that I wimped out. But on Saturday I managed to get a haircut that actually looks quite nice. It is just about covering my ears at the front and has been cut shorter at the back. And I do feel way better about myself now I’ve done it.
Sort out kitchen
On Sunday morning I made significant progress with this. We no longer have booby-trapped cupboards so I can now open the doors without worrying that everything will fall out!
Arrange where we’re going to be when over the Christmas period
This is pretty much sorted. After much to-ing and fro-ing.
Write the blogposts I’ve promised other people I’ll write
The Valley – done.
I’ve been too busy with other parts of this challenge to finish writing the other posts, but I expect to do those before Christmas.
To me, this seems like very good progress with the to do list and I am feeling much better about myself and my home as a result. It is amazing how uplifting a bit of decluttering can be!
It has really helped to have the support of:
- Rhiannon at A Hell Of A Woman
- Claire at Chapters of Claire
- Tamsin at Made by Tamsin
- Liz at MargotandBarbara
- My husband H, who provided lots of practical help, including keeping Aled out of the way while I sorted cupboards out!