Here is an update of my list:
- Go on a holiday that isn't camping. - I haven't done it yet, but a holiday to Samoa is booked for June!
- Have some professional family photos taken. - Once again, not done yet, but it is booked for March. I am so excited about this one, having come across the photographer (Lou Lou Portraits) via a Twitter follower. How amazing are her photos?
- Learn to cook some things I've seen on Masterchef: gnocchi, souffle and duck. - Will wait until I am off my gluten-free trial before embarking on adventurous cooking
- Plan a party to mark my 30th birthday. - I keep changing my mind over what to do! Any suggestions are more than welcome (read: HELP!). The only requirement is that it must involve lots of champagne!
- Take Abbey to visit my Nanna. - This is too sad to contemplate. Nanna did get to meet Abbey a year ago, but sadly I was unable to go to Hobart since then.
- Start doing daily exercises again to get more toned. - Oh dear. I keep forgetting to do this one.
- Get tanned (either a spray tan or fake tanning stuff). - This one makes me excited. I never usually tan naturally, but somehow I am this year. I am lovely and brown all over, despite being better than ever with my sunscreen application.
- Write more. Maybe study or do a course in writing, just for my own enjoyment. - Here I am. Writing lots and lots! And I have achieved my unspoken goal: I wanted my writing to be published somewhere other than my blog before I turn 30. Tick!
- Decide whether to have another baby. - For someone who barely told a soul that we were trying for our first baby, I am being surprisingly open about this one. The answer is: Yes. We will. Not yet. But we will. Don't hold your breath though; it did take us two years to fall pregnant with Abbey.
- Start our house extension (obviously I won't be actually doing that, but I want it to have started). - Not yet started, but not far off!
- Learn to have something even vaguely resembling patience. - I fear this may have been an overly ambitious goal...
- Make some decisions about what I'm doing with my work, and stick to them. - I am much more content about my work situation. I have learned to view working from home as a luxury rather than a way to trap me in my house. I love it and it's getting better and better.
- Learn to sew. - I have made my first thing! A little dress for Abbey; I'll post a photo of it soon.
- Organise my house - which mainly means sorting out Abbey's toys. They seem to breed overnight and spread out through the entire house. - I started this one. But it's Ikea's fault I haven't finished. I went there and picked out a storage unit, one with tubs that slide in. I grabbed heaps of tubs and went to the warehouse area, only to find they were out of the actual units. So now I have a whole heap of tubs scattered around, in addition to the toys. Ikea is an hour away, so I have to motivate myself to go back for the unit.
- Catch up with friends more often. - Yeah, I've been pretty social.