Saturday, January 1, 2011

Uber List for 2011

UPDATED: April 4, 2011

I first came across the idea of creating an annual Uberlist when I stumbled on The Knotty Yarn blog. The blog owner told me that she was inspired by The Thrifty Knitter. I think making these lists is a great way to document your ideas, and try to keep yourself on track more throughout the year. I suspect my list will grow over the course of the year, but here's what I'm starting out with:
  1. Cooking - Go through To Cook list, and cook 5 new things
  2. Cooking - Learn to bake a decent cake from scratch
  3. Cooking - Learn to bake a great loaf of bread
  4. Cooking - Make fondue at least once
  5. Culture - Browse at the library - DONE - doing this weekly
  6. Culture - Do a couple of family/friend days at the AGO - 2 down!
  7. Culture - See 4 plays - 1 down!
  8. Culture - See more independent theatre
  9. DIY - Design and sew a simple cotton summer dress
  10. DIY - Learn to make simple sewing patterns - skirt, dress, top
  11. DIY - Make some sort of mat from scraps
  12. DIY - Try to make accessories before buying them
  13. DIY - Try to sew things with fabric I already have, or makeover old clothing, before buying new clothing
  14. Education - Take a class in collage
  15. Education - Read 1 non-fiction book a month
  16. Education - Read 5 business/productivity books
  17. Education - Take 2 remaining BA classes
  18. Education - Take a knitting class - DONE!
  19. Education - Take driving lessons
  20. Education- Write one short peice of fiction.
  21. Entertainment -Watch all The Exorcist movies
  22. Family - Call my mom more
  23. Family - Have a family picnic in the summer
  24. Family - Have a party
  25. Family - Host 3 family events - 1 down! 
  26. Family - See both sides of family more - this one was vague, but I think we've improved
  27. Health - Buy only organic makeup - so far, so good
  28. Health - Check out nutritional detox options
  29. Health - Do not consume artificial sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup - so far, so good
  30. Health - Don't buy makeup unless I'm out of something
  31. Health - Drink more water and green tea
  32. Health - Eat meat only 3 times a week - so far, so good
  33. Health - Eat more beans  - so far, so good
  34. Health - Investigate alternative therapies for migraine
  35. Health - Watch the salt
  36. Health - Find a massage therapist
  37. Home - Brush all pets once a week.
  38. Home - Create a project space at home - DONE!
  39. Home - Do the photo wall in the living room. - changed my mind, now looking for art
  40. Home - Finish upstairs rooms
  41. Home - Organize craft and sewing stuff - DONE!
  42. Home - Play wii at least a few times a week
  43. Home - Shred old mail, and figure out something to do with the shredding. Stuffing for something?
  44. Home - Take all the old clothes etc. to Goodwill.
  45. Productivity -Pair down number of email newsletters to only those I truly read regularly
  46. Travel - Plan two weekends away - one planned!
  47. Travel - Take a trip
  48. Work - Create a portfolio of past projects
  49. Work - Do not check work email after hours or on weekends
  50. Work - Learn to market myself more at work
  51. Work - Only answer email a couple of times a day at work and close it the rest of the time  - so far, so good
  52. Work - Dedicate one day per week to working - no meetings, no calls  - so far, so good
  53. Work - Go through drawer of paper and get rid of things I don't need

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