10 by 2012!

Compared to last week, I am feeling rested and wonderful, frankly. Of course, there's still a lot on my plate, but my first quarter grades are done--whoo! And the big move is over! I feel like less of a crazy person when I have a place to come home to that's neat, homey, and semi-organized.

Here's another Monday update on ways I've chiseled away at my list this week.

1. Blog: update and rethink blog with steps taken/initiated toward new design for the new year.
In progress now that I've posted about our engagement!
2. Academics: Complete my grad. level PSU class with an A and a possible publication.
Progress continues here. Need to revise my rough draft tonight for a meeting with my professor tomorrow, but have a thesis that seems to be shaping up nicely. Professor seems to not hate our first draft.
3. Painting: Finish painting the bedroom sky blue, the guest bedroom hazel green, the hallway a turquoise/teal and the downstairs a creamy latte/chocolate brown.
In progress: finished the second coat of hazel green in the guest bedroom.
4. Donate old clothes and books.
In progress: The pile is in the trunk of my car!
5. Host a friend's Thanksgiving: Invite people over for a Thanksgiving potluck the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.
In progress: I invited folks! I ordered a turkey! Now I just need to tell people what to bring!
6. Host some thank-you dinners for friends who have been super helpful in the past month of stress and madness.
7. Unpack. I still have lots of projects and decorating to do, but I feel safe to say that this is done!
8. Buy a washer and dryer.
9. Buy a new phone and get set up on family plan and teacher discount.
10. Take real steps toward the next big project (to be clarified later). 
So, this is the wedding plans, and we are making progress. We've found a wedding party house and a location for the wedding itself. My parents have also rented a house on the coast. Now I have to start seriously looking for a dress, a photographer, and a caterer. Ah!
11. Start taking photographs and publishing them again.
12. Go to yoga at least 7 times.
In progress: Went twice!


  1. Near and counting Future MILNovember 15, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Looking for a dress should be easy for you since you have excellent taste. Stella says she will be happy to design for you. Wendy and I are talking with V.W. Since her collection of black is off the wall for a bride as wonderful as you, she will design for us. Much love!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. V.W. Yes, PLEASE! Send her my way!