Complete In Progress
Start: Wednesday 6th of February 2008 End: Wednesday 3rd of November 2010

Time to go:
Times up

Days late:

25 February, 2008


So, it took a while, but it's happened. I have met the other half of my family. I won't go into the history here, cos it might upset people. It's enough to say that it was along time ago, and trying to 'blame' any of the people at the BBQ would be just silly. It was a bit weird to meet a whole lot of people (6 all together) who partly I felt I should know as they are my family, but clearly I don't and just as clearly can't know as I have only just met them. Hmmm not making a lot of sense here.
Any way, to use an awful word, they seem really nice. The girls seemed to talk amongst them selves a bit, but then again, I felt like I hardly spoke at all. Every time I said anything I felt like a complete dick! Kate did the most fantastic job or being witty and intelligent sounding.
I hope that
  • we can meet them again
  • I get over feeling stupid around them
  • they don't think I am a complete nerd, although I am really beginning to think I'm doomed on that topic
  • the girls did actually want to be there

23 February, 2008

Step one

I have gotten the passwords, and made a few tiny changes (ok re-wrote two pages cos they have been made with Word or front page or something and the coding is awful) now I just have to make sure people are happy with that then I can go to town :)

21 February, 2008

Jennifer Pudney

Here are some pics of the ones I have finished so far

The idea is that I'll have 3 in portrait (framed side by side, ending up landscape) and 3 in landscape (framed on top of each other, ending up portrait) YaY :)

table :)

I have now even improved it, by making it update-able from my spreadsheet. I really need to have more to do sometimes.

19 February, 2008

Bath room plant

We had a rubber plant at our old house. It never grew to well. When we moved here, we put it in the bath room and it grew really well and had huge leaves the size of large platters. After a while, Mum decided that she should take it with her. She put it out side. Two days later it got all frost bitten and nearly died. I was a bit sad about it. I have decided I should get my own, as I miss it.


no sorry, it's not beer. I am progressing slowly here. I'm thinking I might need to get a book on this. I've had a few sessions with my 'tutor' and somethings I get, some I have no clue on. I'm probable being a bit had on myself in some places, I mean some of the things I'm doing might be considered hard, but still, I recon I'm going a bit slow....

good effort, but no cigar

I had a plan to spend the whole weekend (or at least on of the days) watching TV. But it was warm, and when it came right down to it, I felt more like reading. So I did spend ~6 hours, both Saturday and Sunday, of complete WASTED time in front of the TV, but no cigar I'm afraid. It doesn't count as "Spend a whole day in front of the Telly"


Actually, I finished this one ages ago, I just didn't realise I hadn't ticket it off! Nice isn't it? :)

16 February, 2008

Items purchased

So, I now have the paint and a brush.........

Green drinks?

so, do any of you recon that Green Drinks counts as a festival?

13 February, 2008

Louise's Winter

ooo she's finished :) I was having 'issues' with my pattern making software, in that every time I used it, if I wanted the symbols to stay the same as I had originally set them up, I had to re-install it. So I decided that I had better bloody finish the thing. As you can see by the time, it did take slightly longer than I was expecting, but I'm soo happy shes done. Now all I have to do is finish Summer and I can start to sew her :)

This pic looks awful, as she is too detailed to go on the screen in one shot, but it gives you the idea.

12 February, 2008

Swiss Club

Once, many moons ago, Neil and I went to a comedy festival event in the city. As often happens when we are out, we were starving and we went to the first food place we found (there weren't many in the area). It was the Swiss Club, and we had the BEST meal. Ever since, I have been saying we must go back there, and of course we haven't. Admittedly they do have rather odd hours, which makes it difficult to get to, but thats no excuse. MUST go there again!!

11 February, 2008

not good news

not good news on the interview/job, the only consolation I can find out of this is that is means I don't feel so bad about doing all the training I have coming up and might make me concentrate on it a bit better.

10 February, 2008

Spiffy table

Look at the top of this blog, isn't it ACE. This idea was stolen from Scarlet words. I hope she doesn't mind :)

Kilt is done

not that something like this is ever really finished. But it has had it's first public outing today, at the Black and While Dog Match, between the Vic Scottie club and the Westtie Club.

08 February, 2008


Rowan is a good friend of ours, who we have been meaning to invite around for tea for around 2-3 years. So hopefully, some time in the next 1001 day (ie 2-3 years) this will actually happen!!!


i love sheets. They are so pretty, and nice ones feel so good when you first put them on the bed, you know, before the dog gets in and puts grit everywhere.
In the past I have tended to buy cheap sheets cos they look so nice in the shops, be then after a few washes they are never that nice. But because of my prolific buying for a short period I have lots of sheets that don't 'coordinate'. So now, I'm only allowed to buy stuff that matches the existing stuff. But I really need to work out what i 'need' ie: a fitted sheet in this color, two pillow cases in that color etc etc
Yep, thats right Anal!
P.S. you might note that as we get towards the end of the list, some of the tasks leave a little to be desired. This is one of those tasks.....


Neil has never had a birthday party. This might have something to do with his attitude to life, or his birthday being on new years eve, some other mysterious neil thing, or all of the above. Anyway a party, for any one of a number of reason, one of which is his birthday &/or our buying the house will occur.

throw out

I have too much stuff. I am completely hopeless at throwing stuff out. I make a pile, then go trough it and take half (or more) of the stuff back. This includes cloths, toys, paper, plastic containers, books, everything. So here to getting rid of some of my physical baggage.


Not that there is anything really wrong with mine, just every now and then it's nice to have a new one, it's out of contract and I'd like one that can have documents on it, so I can have the bus timetable with me all the time!


sometimes, I getting a bit pissed off. I really don't like this, as it's usually some sort of instant 'Jekyll and Hyde' transformation that freaks everyone out, including me. I have been making efforts towards being calmer and while I feel I am making progress sometimes, no one else has noticed and still I can fly off the handle and it can catch me by surprise, let alone anyone else. Work is still progressing


What was lost, is now found. I didn't actually find it, Neil did (it was on his desk at work - I'm not even going to ask!) but it's found, so I'm happy


wow, did this turn out to be a bigger job that I was bargaining for?!??!

Oh well, nearly there.....

I will also make posts as I complete them and at strategic places along the way if necessary.


I love having visitors. I like feeding people. It's what I would always prefer to do, rather than going out and paying heaps for average food, lots for cheep drinks and sitting in noisy surroundings (at least they aren't smoky anymore!!)

hmmm pie

enough said on this topic, well nearly. The only rules apart from lemon-ey and pie-ie, are that the pie must be ~15cm when finished :) Yum

Must finish......

You will have noticed a few 'finish' type tasks on my list. I am just not that good at finishing things. I have hems, hand sewing, and that last little bit you need to do to 'finish' things. Hopefully this list can tidy a few items up


I love the idea of themed days, I normally don't even care much what the theme is so long as it's fun! But two I really like the idea of are Pirate day, that I have participated in two year running now, and Towel day which I haven't done before

boring meeting

A few months ago (OK nearly a year ago) I was in a really boring meeting. So I started to write a story. I could be all polite here, but lets not beat around the bush, it was a porn. I was really impressed with it for my first effort. Anyways, I put the book away (not really I left it under a chair in the lounge room) and a few months later I was drunkenly telling someone about it. I was thinking I should type it up and they could have a read. It was then I realised I couldn't find the book. I have looked and looked, I can't find it anywhere!!! Bugger. So here to finding my 'book' ;)


I love my motorcycle, although mostly I only ride it to work and back. My other half and a good friend of his also have motorcycles. I want the three of us to go on a ride somewhere together.


When I was younger, we used to go skiing at least once, usualy 2 or 3 times, each ski season. In the last few years I haven't been at all. I miss it, and will go more.

Thats right I'm female

Almost everyone of these lists I have read that belong to a female had a task along these lines, with varying time lines involved. It's not funny, just don't laugh and don't offer me chocolate.

I'm a bit slack

I really should visit Mum and Dad more. So I will


In fact we could have our very own 101 list just for the house. There are many things we could do, however, many of them involve large amounts of money (ie new garage) and possible a lot more time than 1001 days, so I have only picked a few to put on this list, and they are ones that I could probable do myself, since it is my list.

stupid factory

I love my stupid factory t-shirt

But as you can see, it isn't wearing too well. All I have to do is get some black paint and carefully paint over it, but I have yet to sit down and doo it

road trip

I did this once, many moons ago with a group of friends, just after High School, It was ACE. I even came home with a cat. The idea was sugested again by some different people and I recon, yay lets go. Now it's just be me, herding some cats, until people are able to go!

Air con

We have a cool aircon. I love it. You can put you own picture in the front. I made a really 'temporary' one when we first got it, with a view to both Neil and I making a nicer one, or set of pics we could change over when we felt like it. Anyone who knows me well will know the fear that the work temporary strikes into my heart. And, living up to that expectation, the temporary picture is still in the aircon, how ever many months later. I would like to NOT let this get to years!

Along time ago

in a suburb far far away, I had a games night. I spent ages organising it, I had rules sheets, score sheets and games aplenty. I invited people and they can, there was laughter, beverages and fun to be had by all. It was a great night. When I went to organise another one, a couple of years later, my friends mucked me a round, canceled at the last min, and were generally unreliable. The evening ended up being canceled, by virtue of me writing a note on the front door 'F^&# you all' and me going out. Needless to say, not a fun evening.
Anyway, this first one was such a fun evening I haven't given up entirely on having another ones, whats more I do have a completely different set of friends now, so maybe they will come.

Harry Potter

Even though I am finding I liked the earlier books more than that later, longer ones, I am still determined to read them all, as they come out. I have stopped going to see the films too, so that I can see them all in a row, when (if) they are all finished.

07 February, 2008


Thanks Velvet for this suggestion. Must do more of this

Metal work

In year 12, Outdoor ed got canceled. So I did metal work instead, I was quite happy with this, cos it's not like I could always do metal work at home, like I could with many outdoor ed activities.
Anyway Metal work was fun and I was quite good at it, I got A's :) So one day when Dad said he could 'acquire' a jewelers torch, I said "YAY". But I have never actually set it up and done anything with it, but I am determined!!!


I was given, by a most lovely person, a whole heap of barskes and boning, so I can make my self a new corset. I must do this so as to, not only have a new corset, but make sure the giver of the gift feels appreciated

being my mothers daughter......

I have a shit load of material. This is because I can't help myself, I see a bargain and I must buy it. So now my material collection lives in the following places:
  • a large basket under a coffee table
  • a large 100L plastic container bought specifically for storing material (slightly over flowing)
  • a my helmet box
  • a huge basket originally purchased as a picnic basket
  • a wire basket beside my bed

This really needs to be sewn up, partly cos it's a waste to have it just sitting round, partly so it doesn't end up getting moths and partly cos the cloths in the shop, esp pants, are crap and i really should make more of my own!!


I'm not adventures enough, so this is to take me out of my comfort zone

role play

I used to do this while ago, when I was in another life, but it was fun and I have a few friends who have also done this once or twice before and I think it would be a fun way to spend an evening

half done

I am a great one for starting things and not finishing them, you will note there are a number of tasks on the list that start "Finish..." This is a very simple quilt, I bought all the bits for it in one go in Mildura (which I personally think of as the quilting capital of Victoria, but it might be that all smallish country town have 5 quilting shops) and have cut most of it out already, I just have to finishing sewing the bugger together!


I like TV, it's nice to sit in front of, usually sewing, hence I have made a few TV related goals.....


Haven't been there, it's close, they have volcanoes, bubbling mud, funny animals, nice scenery, snow etc and I want to go there.


I loved Tasmania, I have been there twice and I want to go again

ride to work

I'm fat, I'm lazy and I want to see if I can actually do this

Dog Kilt

Wow, this one has to be done by this week end!! Oh no, the data has caught up with me way too quickly!


My cat has been staying at my sisters for quite sometime. I need to move him back home. But (there is always a but) he is always having the crap beaten out of him by local cats. This means I have to make him an inside cat, but cos I don't want to have a tray, cos he hates them and takes GREAT pleasure in spreading the kitty litter all over what ever room you put the tray in, I want to get him one of those cool cat run things. The stupid man at the cat run shop doesn't seem to want my business, as he never returns my calls and then, I have decided to have puppies (not me obviously, but my dog) and I think it would just be way easier to cope, for all concern if the cat wasn't there for atleast the first few weeks that the puppies were on the scene. Maybe....

Neil's things

Neil moved in nearly a year ago. We haven't made much of a dint on moving his belongings. A fair number of the things we have moved, have yet to find a premanent home in our house. This needs to be fixed.

web site

I like HTML. I think it is cos I am a nerd. I have offered (last year some time) to take over looking after the Scottie Club of Victoria's website. I am STILL waiting on the details to take it over. Now I have a 1001 days to make this happen :)

Fun days out

These are just task that I thought would be a fun day out. I will try to get people to come with me, cos social outings are good and should be done :)

06 February, 2008

task that has been hanging around for quite some time

Way back in, oooo lets say some where around High School, a good friend of mine and I decided we should go and play a round of Golf. She then promptly moved to the other side of the planet. She has now been back ~2 years and we still haven't organised our selves, but I am determined. It will happen!!!!!

Some things I have wanted to do for ages

being a bit lazy here, will expand at some stage :S

some bugger

Some bugger stole number 8 out of my advent calendar, hence it needs to be re-made

Historical Time Travel Romance

How can you not LOVE the idea of a book with all that in it? Anyway, I'm waiting on the 7th in this series of two inch thick books of tiny writing to come out.

Holiday, Celebrate!

Sorry, tacky. I was sure I did a post about this... I can;t find it though. Maybe I put it on Face book. Anyway, there is a cool thing, found here called BookSmart. You make up your own book, being careful to proof properly, press send and your words and photos and everything fly off to somewhere, you pay exorbitant postage, but a book comes back!! Shop quality! Coolest!

brrrrr winter

See posts on normal blog here and here.

On the up side, until I started this mini project, the conversion of the two patterns into one patented "Louise" pattern were going really quick, so the sooner this is finished the sooner the pattern will be finished. There is one big negative in the patterns favor of course, it can't be done at work. These posts can ;)

Nearly there

This one might have been a bit of a cheat to put on here, since it's already near finished, but there are a number of other things I'm not letting my self start until I have finished this. There are a number of updates on my normal blog, here is one

Boring task, must just be done

I have a number of these one here......


Who doesn't want to see a volcano. Having studied Earth Science as my degree I REALLY want to see one, with Lava and ash and bubbling mud!!!


Today I had an interview for a new job. If a job interview can ever be described as fun, this one was, so hopefully it went ok.
I am doing some training this month and some tutorial sessions on VB, so if the job doesn't come off, these are steps to making my boring job a bit better.

things on this blog

I have decided that this task, whilst including the count down timer will will also include a spiffy table like Scarlet Words and links from the list of items off to the left! Lets see how anal I can get ;)


So, creating the list has been harder than I thought. I have stolen ideas from the following websites:

and some others I now can't find