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

Latest Update: 29 July 2017
Completed Goals: 15/75
In Active Progress: 11
Stalled: 11

Major Goals

* Get weight below 9 stone  Started at 9st 13, currently 9st 5.
* Lose inches from body measurements: legs 2", waist 3", hips 4"  one leg down about 1", waist down 2.5", hips 2.5" so far!
* Improve flexibility
* Continue with book downscale.  Aim to get book count under 400.
* Continue with cosmetic use up project - see separate page.
* Open Etsy shop for miniatures etc

Embroidery and Textiles

Finish current WIP

* Violet thread painting
* Paradise Island cross stitch.  Finish into cushion cover
* Bright pink knitted scarf

New projects 

* Meadow scene from Sue Newhouse book  Hooped up to start
* Small Trish Burr floral for card #1  Hooped up to start
* Small Trish Burr floral for card #2
* Anniversary card
* Manicure pouch
* Backpack
* Knitting bag
* Bible cover(s) for me
* Miniature textiles - trialling, making, selling prep
* Start sewing my own clothes  Ongoing, but certainly started

Knitting

* 2 Preemie knits
* 4 Baby knits for Velis  first three complete, will do more August onwards 
* Baby knit for Tangs
* Super chunky jumper
* Plain chunky jumper
* Chunky cable jumper
* Chunky cardy  all main pieces knit, button band knit
* Waistcoat for mum with chunky yarn leftovers

To Study

Bible

* Catch up on all missed WT articles and study selected supplementary articles

Languages

* Finish Teach Yourself German  16.5/19
* Finish German in 3 Months  7/12
* Finish GCSE German revision guide
* Auftakt 2
* Auftakt 3
* Auftakt 4
* Finish PMP Basic French 14/60
* Finish French in 3 Months  2/12
* Finish Teach Yourself French  4/15
* Revise GCSE French guide
* Modern Chinese Beginners Course 1&2
* Spoken Chinese 2
* Modern Chinese Beginners Course 3  9.5/20
* 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
* Fun with Chinese Characters Vol 1

Sciences

* Revise DS3 - Earth in Universe  11/18
* Revise DS4 - Bio
* DS5 - Energy
* DS6 - Molecules
* DS7 - Quantum World
* DS8 - Building with Atoms
* GCSE science revision and workbooks (and CD-ROMs) to reinforce/revise the above

To Read

Bible

* Finish New Revised Standard Version from 1 Chron 5  1 Chron 6 - Jeremiah 14
* Finish Chinese Bible (already done Gen - Isaiah 25 and Matt - John 18)  Is - Ezek 22, John 19 - 1 Cor
* 'Revelation' Book (from ch 16)   36/44

Non-Fiction

* Refuse to Choose (review)
* DeBono's Thinking Course (review)
* Own Worst Enemy
* The Gifted Adult (review)
* Use Your Head (review only)
* Use Your Memory
* Relearning to See
* The issues of National Geographic etc that we have
* Learn Any Language (review)
* Getting Along with the Chinese
* A Love-Hate Relationship with Taiwan
* Chinese Language - Fact and Fantasy (review)
* Contemporary Japan
* Language Change Workbook  
* Color - Betty Edwards

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Wow! Maybe you should change Simple Lizzie on the pic to Busy Lizzie haha 😂...hope you have a GREAT year + enjoy all that you achieve 👍😊 x

Elizabeth Braun said...

Ha-ha! Yeah, maybe you're right. :)