8.30.2008

Things I want to do when I stop working

I can't sleep so I am making a goal list to reference in five weeks when I quit working at my day job. This is the stuff that has been floating around in my head for months so writing it down frees my mind to do other things. The lists aren't in any particular order; I just recorded them as they popped in my head. I will probably be adding to this and hopefully scratching through some of these items as I finish them. Sorry this isn't too exciting, but if you scroll down there are finished projects in the two previous entries that you can admire (or make fun of if you like.)

Free Projects
  • sand, repaint, and hang the spice rack
  • make labels for the spice jars
  • beat Marvel Ultimate Alliance and return it to Shaun
  • paint last two drawers in computer desk
  • list unwanted video games and books on half.com
  • dye and skein yarn surplus
  • fix bamboo on bar
  • make a sock knitting pouch for my morning bus rides
  • hang paintings, pictures, and decorations around the house
  • hem kitchen curtain
  • redo blog layout and links
  • iron ReBelle bags
  • create a recipe file organized by ingredient price
  • read a book a month
  • organize CD's, DVD's, records and videos
  • redesign etsy store
  • finish or rip all old knitting projects
  • knit another ball band rug for the kitchen
  • sand and paint hand and foot displays
Cheap Projects
  • put spoons up on eBay
  • put old camera equipment on eBay
  • make grass curtain for tiki room
  • buy baskets and organize VG controllers, cords, etc
  • buy and install stemware hangers behind the bar
Daily/Weekly goals
  • exercise 5 days a week (3 strength, 2 cardio)
  • blog 3 times a week
  • bake a loaf of bread every week (this just sounds nice)
  • make ahead healthy convenience foods (i.e. hummus, baba ghanoush, cut veggies)
  • clean for 30 minutes a day
  • keep the laundry under control by running at least 2 loads a week
  • take 1-2 days a week off with Philip to do fun stuff (we'll call this a weekend)
  • Spin for 4-5 hours/week
  • put new items in etsy store every week
Booklist (these are books I own, but never finished)
  • last two Sandman books
  • Life of Pi
  • Running with Scissors
  • Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates (I've read the first hundred pages 4-5 times)
  • Villa Incognito (another book I keep starting)
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • World War Z
  • The last two Hitchhikker books
  • Dirk Gently's Holisic Detective Agency
  • Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul
I should also mention that I will still be working about 30 hours a week at the store and also substitute teaching from time to time so my days won't be completely empty they will just seem that way coming from the 75 hour weeks I have been working for the past 2 years.

5 comments:

Lauren said...

I bet you will be so relieved to have some time for yourself again! Putting time aside to read Sandman is definitely something I could get behind. Neil has been one of my favorite authors for many years.

KellyD said...

I understand exactly what you are saying. I'm coming off 60 hour weeks to 36 and its a culture shock!! I think I can adapt. LOL

Nell said...

I love lists!
Good luck to you, and jnoy that new-found time!

robyn said...

I have been reading through the Sandman books slowly over the past few months and I started the Wake last nightso I am almost done. I bought Endless nights at Sqecial last weekend with the credit I got for selling books. They had a ton of other Gaiman books, but I couldn't even decide where to start so if you have any recommendations I would be glad to hear them.

Janis said...

All my bread recipes seem to make two loaves, so you could make bread every other week if you only eat one a week.