I'm not going to the number the list. I'll tackle the activities in a random order. A numbered list seems a bit like work rather than achievement and prioritsing is soooo difficult. If potential employers are reading this, prioritising is sooooo easy.
- Watch the remaining 10% of Julie & Julia. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135503/. I managed to watch some of it when my daughter was quite young. Her early evening wake up meant I missed the end. I've never got around to finding out what the end actually comprises of.
- Find a job. This is an easy one. Ill just go out and get one. Gis a job! Okay, I jest. This one could take forever. I think Ill watch Julie & Julia first.
- Contact various parenting magazines with a view to writing freelance for one or more of them.
- Hoover the bed. Hoover the bed? Yep, hoover the bed. No, I haven't taken leave of my senses. The Eczema Society recommend that beds are hoovered once a week. My daughter has eczema and high incidences of reactions to dust. I hoover her (our) bed once a week. I sometimes steam clean it too. All the bedding is washed on a 60 degree setting. If I miss a week, her skin responds accordingly. Bummer.
- Tie bleach and / or dye all my clothes that have milton damage. Milton is a mild bleach. Parents tend to use milton for sterolising things. Im a parent, I own milton and Im very very clumsy. Thus, about 10% of my wardrobe has milton blobs on it. I can't either justify or afford to replace these clothes. It would be rather unethical and I lack the necessary pennies to buy new or even second-hand clothes. Thus far, I have tie bleached a black top. Now it's black / dark red. It looks pretty good, in my view. I have about 30 items of clothes to go.
- Visit my good friend Sam in Sheffield. I've been trying to visit her for months. This must happen. It's on my to do list. It will happen.
- Visit a cafe on my own and sip a mocha, as if I have all the time in the world. No phone. No timescales. No shouty toddler. No children's activities. Just me and caffeine mixed with chocolate. Oh and a book. I haven't let the hours slip by in a cafe since my daughter was born. In fact, I probably haven't since I met my husband. I love love love alone time. I never feel lonely. I just feel comfortable and relaxed. If I had decided to prioritise my list, this would be first.
- Swap round the cupboards in the music room. We have a music room. Sounds impressive, it isn't. It's also where we store clothes and dry laundry. Currently we have broken cupboards and new, mostly empty cupboards. I need to rectify this. Being tidy means you can find things and you don't trip over quite as much.
- Tidy my daughter's playpen. It's mostly toy storage now. She has reached an age where space is super important. She dislikes barriers. The playpen also needs hoovering / steam cleaning.....
- Get creative. Inspire my creative side by doing erm creative things. This could be anything. Poetry, painting, singing. I've written poems before. There are some on this very blog. I enjoy painting. Drawing is not my forte. I lack any actual drawing ability whatsoever. So, get creative, somehow and get creative soon.
This is my to do list. It's work in progress. That's the point, of course. So I will add more items and, notably, cross off items, as time happens.
I'm going to do one of these tasks within the next 2 hours. 2 hours, starting right now. Again, watch this space. (I can almost hear the search engine robots shake with excitement).