Sunday, December 23, 2018

Revised Mile Long To Do List - December Update

I posted a revised Fall Mile Long To Do list at the beginning of November, deleting those items that were accomplished in October and adding one or two new items to the list for November, but, Susan's comment on one of my blog posts reminded me that I never posted a November update and, already, it is almost the end of December!   Oops!  So, here is the December update!

Mile Long To Do List:
  • Pay bills (auto club membership renewal, gas bill)
  • Vote
  • Pay property taxes
  • Do lab tests prior to oncologist appointment
  • Oncologist appointment 11/19  12/17
  • Podiatrist appointment 12/20
  • Clean chandelier in dining room
  • Clean light fixtures (2) in family room
  • Sew new bedroom curtains
  • Clean vertical blinds - family room sliding glass door
  • Clean sliding glass door, including tracks
  • Dig out spare room/The Dump - Started
  • Sew quilts
  • Sew holiday gifts - In progress
  • Buy new sofa slip covers - IKEA 
  • Paperwork/File/Shred
  • Call to have the outside cats spayed/neutered
  • Schedule Dancer's check up
  • Polish brassware
  • Polish silverware
  • Spruce up the front garden
  • Wash kitchen cabinet fronts 
  • Buy paint for the front door
  • Paint front door
  • Declutter - Did some
  • Trip to the Sri Lankan store (before the almsgiving)
  • Call relatives in Texas 
  • Almsgiving
New December items:
  • Primary care doctor's appointment 12/28
  • Decorate the Christmas tree
  • Set up the Winter Village
  • Christmas/New Year gifts (that's a whole other list!)
  • New washer/dryer - scheduled to be delivered 12/7 12/27
  • Empty out laundry room before washer and dryer are delivered
  • Homeowner's & earthquake insurance due 12/30
Obviously, I didn't accomplish all what I wanted to accomplish.  This was an ambitious list and a "brain dump" of all the things I had to do and wanted to do.  I didn't have the energy to do it all and, the urgency to get it done seemed to decrease as the time passed!  On the positive side, I now have a starting list for January, don't I?  LOL. 

Will you be having a Mile Long To Do List in January?  


  1. Well no, I did not get everything on my deep cleaning list finished, but I believe I did everything that I could on my own. I need help to pull out my dryer from the wall so I can get in behind to clean the walls, floor underneath and the venting hose that has not be cleared out of dryer fluff in over a year. I also need help to pull out my stove and fridge in the kitchen. I will be asking my son to come out for an afternoon sometime over the Christmas break.

    Yes I have been working on a list for January. I am looking at my budget again. I am coming up with a list of goals. I want to do a little maintenance inside my house...a little spackling, a little paint, etc. I want to start my Christmas projects a little earlier and make even more homemade gifts this year. I would like to have a Christmas that costs next to nothing, or at least is fully paid for by other means (no credit card at all) I will share these thoughts next week.

    1. Sounds like you are going to be busy, next year, Susan! I think I, too, need to prepare for Christmas a little earlier, next year, than I did, this year! Need to look at the budget, too!

  2. Oh Bless, that's a very long list. Be kind to yourself and take it slowly. Enjoy the holiday break and have a Happy Christmas. X

    1. It is a long list, isn't it? At least a mile long! :D Thank you, Eloise. I wish you and yours a very happy Christmas, too.


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