Monday, 26 November 2012


Here's an update on my 13 before 2013.

  • Been making lots of Christmas cards. I almost have enough for all my overseas friends.
  • Been working on the scarf whenever the T.V. is on. Not sure I'll get it done by the end of the year but I'm working on it at least.
  • Have done 2 things off my mending pile. They were easy - just sewing a button back on.
  • Andrew and I have decided to do the windowsills over summer when he has time off work. So could be late 2012 or early 2013 that it gets done.
  • Have weeded the garden a bit. Made a dent in the corner that was pretty much overgrown. 
That's all for now. Let's see what I get done today :)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

13 Before 2013

I've seen this on quite a few blogs that I read and thought I'd give it a try.

There's so much that needs doing and I think that this will help keep me on track.

  1. Make Christmas cards
    - I always send out quite a few Christmas cards each year and this year I've decided to make them using recycled materials. I buy the base card and envelopes but put everything else together using old cards and cut outs from magazines.
  2. Finish knitting scarf
    - I'm determined to actually complete the scarf I started making a while back. It will be my first completed knitting project.
  3. Complete mending
    - My mending pile has been sitting there for so long that it's about time I tackled it. Mostly simple things. One thing I actually need a sewing machine for so I'll leave that until I'm at my parents over Christmas. My aim is to get through everything that can be hand sewn.
  4. Clean microwave
    - A simple job that I always seem to forget to do. 
  5. Sort small spare room
    - We've been in this house for almost a year and this room still has boxes full of stuff. I need to sort through and find homes for things in here. If we don't want things anymore then I'll have a donate/sell pile.
  6. Fix rotting windowsills and repaint
    - Our windowsills have a few places with rot. So we need to chisel out the rotten bits and put resin in. Then repaint. A job for both hubby and me.
  7. Clean fridge and freezer
    - Another job that I always put off. It really needs doing. Might leave this one until it's reasonably empty in there.
  8. Weed garden
    - I need to get on top of the weeding in the areas we've planted things. There's a certain area I find quite daunting but I need to suck it up and get it done.
  9. Plant remaining plants
    - Mum and Dad came up with a pile of plants for our garden last month. We've planted most things but have a few things that we still need to find a home for.
  10. Get rid of boxes in big spare room
    - We have a pile of boxes in the other spare room that we really need to put in the recycling as they're just gathering dust.
  11. Clean and sort pantry
    - It's a jumbled mess in there. Need to get rid of a few things as well I think.
  12. Clean and sort bathroom cupboards
    - Exactly what it says. 
  13. Clean kitchen properly
    - AND KEEP IT THAT WAY! I have a terrible habit of letting our kitchen get too dirty. Time to fix that.

Thursday, 8 November 2012


I am sick and tired of applying for jobs. And not hearing back from places, even if I have an interview.
Or, be told I have work, only to find out that they don't need me any more half a week before starting.

Why does it have to be so hard to find a job? Especially after 5 years of studying. I either don't have the experience or I'm overqualified. I just want a job. To earn a bit of money so I feel like I'm contributing something to our household.

Ah well. Things happen for a reason I suppose. I just wish I knew the reason behind all this for me.