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Right Now: Continuing To-Do (Update!)

I published a pretty ambitious To-Do list three months ago... how's it going??


  • Ginny's 5th Birthday / Kate's Going Away / Mothers' Day Extravaganza!
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  • Finish Hexie Love Actually
    • I'm getting close! (See embedded IG post, above.)
  • Assess remaining yarn (Unicorn Tails)


  • New tires (because one is flat-flat-flat)
  • Measure, order & replace at least one amber marker light assembly (LED?)
  • Measure, order & replace at least one tail light lens/assembly (LED?)
  • Figure out water/plumbing situation
  • New! Figure out electrical situation before September trip


  • Re-do caulk in bathroom/tub
  • Put down new rug in bedroom (pad)
  • Desk/chairs/floor mats?
  • New tub mat
  • Storms/screens & air conditioner

NEW CATEGORY: Ann's Airbnb

  • Take deliveries
  • Unbox, assemble & arrange stuff
  • Spend someone else's money
  • Coordinate calendars
  • Start hosting!


  • Continue cleaning/purging of laundry/computer room in order to...
  • Lay new floor in laundry/computer room
  • Reconfigure computer desk/area (especially modem/router locations)
  • Elevate washer & dryer/bins below
  • Get some estimates for refinishing the kitchen floor
  • Have the bedroom carpeting cleaned
  • Clean my workroom
  • Measure kitchen windows for rods/curtains
  • Kitchen curtains


  • Compost, topsoil, mulch where needed
  • Repair pergola planter & ready for the Snowcicle Oakleaf Hydrangea
  • Ready garden areas for veg/herb plants (picking up 5/20)
  • Stump grinding scheduled (date TBD)
  • Kill the snow on the mountain (death by a thousand cuts) Move on...
  • Plant all the other plants/veg/herbs on order!
  • Paint garage & back door (Rusty)
  • Hide the trash/recycling receptacles
  • New: Plan landscape minus trees/stumps, plus stupid snow on the mountain


  • Finish them!

Spring Fall (maybe?) Cleaning

  • Refrigerator (continue)
  • Recessed lights in kitchen
  • Upper cabinets in kitchen
  • Windows
  • Wash bathroom walls
  • Clean out dresser/cedar chest/closet/under the bed
  • Clean out upstairs linen closet/bedroom


  • Start the remaining Safe At Home pillows
  • Make a sweater?
  • Teach Junah & Ginny to knit
  • Gnome MKAL
  • Advent


  • Dye some yarn!
  • Tie-dye / Indigo w/Boys & Kids (Auntie Camp)


  • Make a Molina Tunic for me (no tie) (deeper V) (compare to A-line)
    • Cut pattern
    • Iron fabric
    • Cut fabric
    • Sew!
  • Sew up Alabama Chanin Cropped Pants (kit)
  • Sew up Alabama Chanin Keyhole Dress (kit)
  • Continue working on AC Car Jacket... maybe finish in this lifetime
  • Make a couple of dresses for the girls (florals!)
  • Make tote bags or pillowcases/teach Junah & Ginny to sew


  • Mom's Log Cabin
  • Cheater Quilt for Junah
  • Wedding Ring (kit)
  • Figure out what to do with: Black & White w/a little Red


  • Spit for 23andMe
  • Mani (1 DIY Olive & June, so far)
  • Pedi (2 at the salon, so far)

I'm not beating myself up over lack of progress in any area! There are even some new items. It's been a fun & fulfilling summer so far... more to come! Obviously, I like to be busy, but I also need to recharge. The Olympics are perfect right now for winding down (while crocheting) in the evening. Prior to that, especially while the boys/kids were/are here, we're into LEGO Masters (catching them up on S1 when there weren't new S2 episodes), LOKI, MasterChef, and Gardener's World.



WOW! Well done!


That is an ambitious and extensive to-do list, and I'm quite impressed by all that you've managed to complete. Have fun spending someone else's money and teaching Junah and Ginny to knit and sew!


Wow - that's a whole hella lot!!! My favorites (which Bonny already beat me to mentioning) are 1) spending someone else's money - always fun!! and 2) teaching Junah and Ginny how to knit and sew. You are ambitious! And, you've reminded me of so many areas I need to clean and then purge....but not tonight....


Whew! This is an impressive list Vicki! And so smart... with this much it is easy to forget something if it is not written down somewhere.

We are easing into my "recharge" season (Fall is just that for me) so that hopefully will help you find some more recharge time!


I think you've gotten A LOT done! Go you!


That's a giant list -- but WOW! You're making excellent progress with it! Lists like that (when I make them) scare me a little . . . but it's so helpful to see what we really DO accomplish. And, yeah. Have fun spending someone else's money!!!! :-)


OK now I'm feeling like a slug. What a list you have and you've done so much. You are an energizer bunny!. Will Ducky be ready for the trip? Sounds like he is developing issues. Hope you can resolve them in time. I can't wait to see Jun and Gin knitting and sewing. Then you can have a family KAL!


That's a really long list and you've made awesome progress even with all the company and the new items. I'm excited to see the new AirBnB come together and the learn-to-knit and sew lessons for Ginny and Junah!

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