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October 2006 Master Lists

I need to keep track of my Big List (and hopefully update it as I get things done ;)), so I am reposting my list from September here. Anyone else who wants to keep a Big List to draw from can also post a list here!

Rexroth October list

find value sewing machine
sell other antiques
complete business accounts
locate defendant
buy new, bed, sofa, table, chairs, lighting
get rid of old futon
finish three craft projects
hair cut
buy new trainers and jogging trousers
finish all letters/emails/phone calls etc to and about Landlords
appointment dentist and dental hygenist
go to all volunteer sessions
go to all craft sessions
clean bathroom - (if wondering why on a big list don't even try to imagine)
start regular exercise
one long walk 10 miles +
go through camping/expedition equipment
start filing system for info on trips abroad
find and buy device for saving info from laptop

scarlett October list

Well. I only did one thing off of my September list. Probably b/c I typed it up and never looked at it again. Let's see if I can do TWO things this month! I think the list needs work, too. It's very general and messy.

contacting old friends (MD, etc)
deep cleaning apt
researching grad programs
looking into cont. ed
scrubbing bathroom tile
filing MONSTER stack of papers
purging files
organizing stuff from travels
making scrapbook of stuff
organizing digital photos
purging wardrobe
mending clothes
choreographing song
taking stuff to landfill (it means missing Sat mtgs - Sad )
cleaning up horizontal surfaces in room
setting up auto svgs at bank
hanging collage
buying 3 frames
inventory/reorg yarn
cleaning cat's ear
cleaning out hall closet

contacting tattoo parlor


Just spent 10 minutes trying to find where we had posted the September lists. :? Can someone please point me in the right direction?

September Lists

It was in the Bookending board, but I moved it to the Questions, Answers, and Insights board, here:

September Lists

It's best not to put anything in the Bookending board but bookend threads because other things get lost.


I had looked back in the bookending threads, but must have missed it.

Milo's Big List

Done from September's list
- applied for professional indemnity insurance
- update finance spreadsheet
- Add some contacts in to ACT!
- Start booking in speaking arrangements (this is ongoing so will come off big list, which is more non-routine stuff for me)
- Get blockout for DS's curtains
- started an exercise plan (jogging)
- went and visited my mum
- Get address stickers for business (cancelled, not completed, but off list)

New for October (am not in a thinking mood so will add these another day)
- follow-up insurance brokers

Rolled over from September's list
- get some CD storage for my backups
- start printing photos (I have thousands on CD and harddrive that I may lose if I don't print them)
- Post presents to friends that I've had here for months
- Create a past client file (haven't had to until now because they have all been 'current')
- Start policies and procedures for the business (I made a start last night, but only notes)
- write business plan for this financial year
- go to a Leads Club meeting I've been invited to
- Get ACT! trial CDs for some colleagues (I DID action this, but I have been asked to wait for the new version to come out, so it's still on the list)
- Enter some outstanding client notes into ACT!
- clean the shower in the kids bathroom (they don't use it so it's more dusty than anything)
- Sort out my unfinished sewing projects and make decisions on them
- Frame photos for feature wall (a number of steps, but that's the summary)
- Get curtains for our loungeroom
- give away not-so-DSILs hat that she left here (we don't like her - I'm not giving it back because it will mean we have to see her. It's been a year, she won't know )
- Get at least one wedding picture printed, framed and hung (we've been married almost 5 years and not one photo is out!)
- update kids baby books
- buy or make art smocks for the kids so they can paint
- buy a new desk
- get shelving put up in my office
- get a bookcase for my office
- sell highchair
- sell cot
- copy all home videos onto DVD
- Deep clean kitchen, including the disgusting oven
- clean the couches and rug in family room

I didn't do as badly as I thought, because off all that were rolled over, only about 5 I actually put on my weekly plans, which means I didn't have any intention of completing the rest, so that's not a failure :)

pro's "not today" list

This isn't so much a "Big List" as a "Things I want to get done, but not today" list - stuff that may appear on daily lists later on, and I don't want to forget about.

It's not a very long list now because I've already forgot about the other stuff :P, but I'll add to it over time.

  • Clear out backlogged email folders.
  • Look into Google adwords for business.
  • Research Judaism and check out Hebrew classes.
  • Learn more about Mac (read books I bought), and start transferring stuff over the the Mac.

Normy's Big List

Reposting my list from September - I've others to add, but to do so now would be procrastination! Doesn't look like I achieved much in September :? Red = Done!

*Make CD
*Check out a new venue
*Weekly Review
*Get these bloody books off the floor (need registering first)
*Print out last year's accounts
*Email butty ideas to juice bar
*Write to J
*Listen to new yoga CD
*Watch DVD re breathing
*Copy what I need from M's file and return it
*Household finances
*Reinstall software on Palm
*Read cancer books
*Finish sciatica book and pass on
*Retreat planning
*Plan 1-1s/1-2s
*Plan Heart class
*Plan Breathwork and Relaxation class
*Plan Gentle Yoga or Beginners class
*Plan Pregnancy class
*Contact K re room hire Thursdays?
*Check refund is in account
*Find hand exercise handout
*Pension (! keep forgetting)
*Foundation course application
*Cancer course application
*Make appt to visit Uni
*Email banana loaf recipe
*Follow up order cancellation
*Claim refund for MSND tickets
*Book tickets for BdeG
*Phone re accom for retreat (urgent!)
*Plan Autumn classes Part done
*Buy books for competition
*Phone L
*Meter reading
*Clear old stuff out of filing cabinet, then I can do the...
*Sort through Scary Cupboard, clear out junk, reorganise
*See what's lurking in the bottom of my wardrobe
*Deep clean house (it's mostly neat and tidy, except in here)
*Get a website
*Reconcile bank statements
*Any of many household projects (there's a sub-list)
*Inflate fitball
*Mend mala
*Ironing (I used to do it on days when there was no washing, but we never have days like that any more)
*Buy lightbulbs
*Buy new mirror (we just did, but DSO had an accident with it) Tried, but couldn't get it - will have to defer until next trip to big shop
*et al

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slider's big list

This is my September list, slightly updated (***=new task):

--SELF: go to bed at a decent hour, get up earlier, walk 2x/week and raise to 3x/week after awhile, try out new cookbooks, drink more water (get a flylady bottle???), spend more time writing fiction, journal daily, review plans daily, find ways to enjoy family more, read and implement GTD (***Yippee! It finally arrived!) and ADD books. ***Finish spelling out the ways to make my work more of a game.
--OUT BACK: reroof cat kennel, repair henhouse, rehang hose caddy, clean and reorganize well house/shed, fix old garden fencing, till for fall garden, check for poison ivy around cat kennel, stir compost pile
--BACK YARD: after DH mows, spray for fleas; check on leaning eucalyptus tree (trim back/repot?)
--BUTTERFLY GARDEN: finish planting bulbs, pull weeds, put dirt from driveway in middle, lay down mulch, see what else needs planting or moving
--OTHER FLOWER BEDS: mulch, rearrange plants, get potted things in ground, remove poison ivy, clean up porch and sidewalk , pull weeds
--GARAGE: rearrange so recycling bins will fit; repair or remove refrigerator; deodorize; cull stuff and get rid of junk; find better way to hang/store tools; ***have DD clean dog crate and wash blanket that kitten has been using AND ***begin getting older cats used to kitten
--KITCHEN: clean up craft corner; get rid of excess kitchenware; rearrange shelves to be more functional and leave more counter space; try bleaching floor; clean oven
--DS ROOM: go through storage shelves and closet and get rid of as much as possible so DS doesn't have to keep living with it, get DS to clear out what he doesn't want then clean up
--HALL CLOSET: clear out space for board games and linens and extra office/school supplies
--BEDROOM: clear out piles of clothes and find all sheets and towels, reorganize them for accessible storage, raise head of bed 4", throw out chair?, do a good dusting, clear off dresser, declutter bathroom
--LIVING ROOM: clear off table and deal with papers, organize desk better
--FRNT BATH: keep clean so we can the plumber, see if wallpaper can be reglued
--STUDY AT CHURCH: finish getting rid of stuff and put up all books, organize teaching supplies, make desk clear for use as healing table; make tabletop pad (or find one) that's easy to put on and off

DAunt--***find out what is required for obtaining legal guardianship, ***wait for Ativan subscription to be available and discuss housing situation with her; ***keep Daddy informed

Confirmation--plan retreat, prep more thoroughly for Sunday classes,
Worship--think of fun things to incorporate while Council is supportive of that
Visitation--make monthly schedule for shut-ins and stick to it
Fellowship--think of things appealing to younger families and singles, ways we could offer socializing for seniors (transportation and helpers needed), ***plan new member instruction, ***plan new member reception
Discipleship--how to incorporate into every aspect (also stewardship)

What I have chosen to Do since September:
--eat healthier and more creatively
--take meds at proper times
----CALL A PLUMBER: to repair front toilet seal (and floor?), repair dishwasher and sink sprayer, replace faucet on pasture side of house
--get Property to repair shower stall and dryboard and replace flooring in both baths, put vent in door of front bath (these things are not done, but I have found a handyman)
--Most of All: how to keep me interested and motivated, how not to get resentful and angry OR: screw the above and figure out how to leave!!!! [I have decided to adopt a new attitude: I will treat my work like a game. I am working on laying out the principles and methods]

Hmm. There's a lot here, and very little change since last month. That's somewhat discouraging. But it's great fodder for playing a game! I will respond to the challenge as playfully and creatively as I can.

slider got a few done

I need to encourage myself, so I want to post these:
--make tabletop pad (or find one) that's easy to put on and off (found kindergarten mat in garage--perfect!!!)
--also cleared off table (but then I loaded it up again) :(
--Confirmation--plan retreat
--bought new toilet handle ( and DH put it on)
***wait for Ativan subscription to be available and discuss housing situation with her; (didn't seem to do any good so far)
***keep Daddy informed