Exactly 7 weeks ago today I wrote about Making Plans…
In the meantime, I haven’t really learned anything new about myself but rather just confirmed my suspicions!!!
So what was on my ‘to do’ list?
Write about the last US trip
Finish writing about other recent trips that I didn’t get around to completing at the time.
Look back through old photos and write short pieces about particular attractions, sights, etc.
Finally get my act together and embrace social media!
Go local – write short pieces about Dublin and its attractions.
Write about historical sites around the country.
Write about Dublin walking trails.
Categorise and back up every photo in the house.
Source free photo sites etc.
Read all the WordPress articles and hints that I really, really should have done at the beginning!
Tidy up my website.
Ok … 11 items … a bit ambitious maybe but there was – and is – no actual time limit here (just saying, in my defense, before I go any further!!)
Write about the last US trip Yes – 2 posts about Charleston and 3 about Savannah. 🏆
Finish writing about other recent trips that I didn’t get around to completing at the time. Wrote one about Mexico. 🏆
Look back through old photos and write short pieces about particular attractions, sights, etc. I wrote 2 Vignettes and 2 Inspirations and joined Sculpture Saturday so happy with this one. 🏆
Finally get my act together and embrace social media! Nope!!
Go local – write short pieces about Dublin and its attractions. Well I posted a few photos from my walks – that will do! 🏆
Write about historical sites around the country. hhmmm…….I wrote about our best food and drink… which is found in our pubs … which could be considered historical sites!!! 🏆
Write about Dublin walking trails. Nope!
Categorise and back up every photo in the house. Nope!
Source free photo sites etc. Nope!
Read all the WordPress articles and hints that I really, really should have done at the beginning! Nope!
Tidy up my website. Nope!
3 things I’ve confirmed about myself!
*Housework. For years I blamed going out to work for the fact that I was never on top of the housework. Then I took a year’s career break. And things actually disimproved! If you’re very disciplined, and actually like the routine of housework, then its plain sailing. If you’re not an organised person, and you don’t like household chores, then no amount of free time is going to change things.
*If you can’t bake then you can’t bake! A bit like housework – you either have it or you ain’t!! I did try. Tom arrived home one day a few weeks back having proudly foraged not one but two bags of flour. Quite an achievement! Three disastrous scone baking events later, I’m losing heart (but have to use up the flour). I keep blaming the oven…….
*Technology. I’m referring here to pretty much anything that has a plug and a charger!!!. This goes with housework and baking. I declare before the whole world that I’m not a stupid person. I’m just not into it all. So I only do what I have to do!! But I really, really must try to embrace some form of social media.
So what HAVE I achieved since March 12th?
I’ve watched all 23 Marvel movies!!! ( in order of course!)
I’ve made 6 jigsaws
I’ve finally hung a hanging (can I say that?) from 2012’s trip to Sri Lanka!!
I’ve decluttered quite a bit (except now we’re falling over black sacks which have nowhere to go as all the usual outlets and shops are closed!).
I’m definitely getting (relatively) fitter – I can now climb the very modest inclines around my area without huffing and puffing.
Read (only) 3 books.
I’m sorry to say that I can now munch my way through a 125gr bag of Keogh’s Ready Salted Crisps at one sitting all by myself! (and without guilt because I’m doing my bit for the economy!!)
I have 4 new dinner recipes.
I can chat to family and pals on Zoom!
And now, why don’t you enjoy my jigsaw exhibition while I try bake something!!!
To be continued…. but only if there’s actually anything to be reported!!