Welcome to the Fluff! Here I blog my goals, especially my reading and studies, and my ongoing downscaling and using up of material stuff and working towards a more minimalist lifestyle.

Goals 2017-18

Latest Update: 17 January 2018 - 349 days to go.
Completed Goals:  9/79
In Active Progress:  14
On hold:  5

Health - Shape up and see better!

* Lose some more weight: Overall goal weight 8st 7lb, started at 9st 5 (22 Sept '17 - was 9st 13 on 10 Mar '17!) currently 9st 3 (8 Dec '17). About 11lbs to go, but final weight goal includes a little new lean muscle mass, so more actual body fat to lose.
Lose inches from body measurements:
Measurements at 22-9-17: Waist: 29, Hips: 40, Bust: 34.5
Goal: Waist: 25/6, Hips: 36/7, Bust 34, also lose from upper leg 2-3"
* Improve flexibility
* Do natural eyesight programme.
Prescription at 20-9-17:
R: -4.50, -1.25, 175
L: -3.00, -1.50, 10
Reading addition +1.00
Overall goal is zero on all measurements

Downscale and Declutter

* Continue with book downscale, get to under 300. After big clearout, book count is 298. Aiming for 280 by end of year.  Done!
Continue with cosmetic use up project - see separate page.
* Sell and clear out all unused items - ongoing

Textiles

Finish current WIPs

* Black chunky cardigan Done!
* Black/grey T-shirt
* Paradise Island cross stitch and finish into cushion cover

New projects - sooner

* Green/blue/lilac chunky jumper  Done!
* Chunky knit for Sir  Done!
* Lavender pillows

New projects - later

* Aqua/purple/black chunky cable jumper (cable panel trial knit)
* Waistcoat for mum with chunky yarn leftovers
* Lilac DK Jumper (need suitable pattern)
* Super chunky jumper
* Remake black cardy
* Black tam
* Remake pink scarf
* Pink gloves
* Pink tam
* Aran jumper for me
* Aran jumper for Sir
* Meadow scene from Sue Newhouse book
* Rose thread painting
* Pansy thread painting
* Piece(s) for 2018 summer show season (etui?)
* Medieval Lady cross stitch
* Backpack
* Purple knit fabric dress
* Grey rose print knit princess line dress
* Red gabardine-type dress
* Black ponte roma skirt
* Black floral print dress
* Black floral print sleeveless blouse

Study

Bible

* Complete 'Kingdom' book missed sections  Done!
* Catch up on all missed WT study articles
* Study selected supplementary WT articles
* Selected later sections of 'Daniel's Prophecy' book (kings of north and south info etc)

Languages

Modern Chinese Beginners Course 3  Done!
* Spoken Chinese 2   5/25
* Elementary Chinese Readers 4
* Elementary Chinese Readers Supplement/5
* Practical Chinese Reader 3
* Chinese Readers II
* Chinese Readers IV
* Colloquial Chinese 2
* Beijing's Courtyards reader
* Teahouses in China reader
* Finish EdX Chinese 2   Done!
* EdX Chinese 3   Done!
Finish Teach Yourself German   19/19, vocab to do
Finish German in 3 Months   7/12
* Finish GCSE German revision guide
* Auftakt 2
* Auftakt 3
* Auftakt 4

Sciences

Books on hand:
Restudy DS3 - Earth in Universe   Done! 
* Restudy DS4 - Bio    Book done, CR-Rom to do
* DS5 - Energy. 2.05/9
* DS6 - Molecules
* DS7 - Quantum World
* DS8 - Building with Atoms
* DS9 - Continuity and Change
* DS10
* DS11
* DS12

Reading

Bible and related

* Finish New Revised Standard Version (from Ezekiel 26)   Ez 26 - John 
* Finish Chinese Bible    Genesis - Revelation 20
* Finish 'Revelation' Book (from ch 41-44)   Done!
* 'Live With Jehovah's Day in Mind'

Non-Fiction

* Double Your Learning Power
Relearning to See  
* The issues of National Geographic etc that we have
* The Embroiderer's Year  Nov - Jan read
* Embroidered Flowers
* Embroidered Birds
* Embroidered Animals

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