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This week has been both good (Christmas decorating and seeing my Dad’s play) and bad. On Tuesday I tripped up our front door step and busted the knee I dislocated a few years ago. The nurse (yup, I had to see a nurse) gave me a whole bunch of ice packs, bandaged it up for support and told me to rest for 2 days. It’s still feeling pretty crappy but no way was I missing my Christmas meal today so I headed back to work. And it was totally worth it.

So this week, I’m doing something a little different to my usual Friday’s Things to Smile About. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about 2011 and what it might hold. I’ve been inspired by the oh-so-cool Elsie over at A Beautiful Mess and her 28 before 29 birthday list, so have written a list of everything I’d like to try and achieve over the next year. My 10 for 2011. I figure that if I write a nice long list I’m bound to achieve a couple.


Some of these will be easy. Some will take a bit more work (or guts, when it comes to the haircut). But I like to have something to aim for.

31 comments:

  1. you're brave!
    i hate cutting my hair...
    i cry every time.
    my husband thinks i'm nuts.

    good luck with your list!

    ♥elisabeth

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  2. Oh i think I want to do the same! I love your list :) Especially the "make a quilt" for the 1st year of your marriage <3 and "bring back a regular date night" (can you tell I'm a hopeless romantic? hehee) And the pilates goal...I'm with you on that one!

    Your whole blog is a breath of fresh air :) I love your devotion to you marriage and how you know it's the little things that make it amazing <3 Glad we fond each other! :)

    PS - i adore your stockings

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  3. This is a wonderful list, and I'm inspired to write my own! Your last to do about a more regular date night made me giggle-we just agreed we should have one, too!

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  4. So sorry to hear about your knee. Visit London during Christmas, it's so lovely!

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  5. yikes about the knee!!! take care of that - you will need those knees when you are old!!

    second of all - i love your list idea and will be following suit :-)

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  6. Ouchy for the knee! I have bad knees too (they stiffen up and 'crack') but I've never dislocated either. I imagine that hurts like hell. Hope you get to rest it over the weekend.

    The list is a good idea! It's nice to have some goals, no matter how small they are.

    Have a great weekend - off the knee!

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  7. sorry about the knee... love the new year's list... i should get one going and put it up on my fridge... have a great weekend!

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  8. sorry to hear about your knee :(
    the new year always gets met thinking about lists too...but i hate putting it down on paper...bc then i totally feel like a failure if I don't accomplish it!

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  9. I hope your knee heals soon!!

    I love your list!! And, I love the concept!! I may have to borrow it! ;)

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  10. Oh, Poor Nell's knee, that sounds awful. I do like your list though. Sounds achievable and fun. x

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  11. what a lovely list to get you motivated for 2011 - take care of that knee!

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  12. soory about the knee.
    but funny about your list, i was out at lunch today and someone mentioned their bucket list which got me thinking, should i make a list of things i want to do?

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  13. I like your list. The hair is definitely a biggie. :) I spent the majority of my life trying to "grow" mine, and now that it's finally "long" I think about cutting it. Crazy!

    I made a list of 10 for 2010. I wonder if I achieved all 10. I better hurry and check it. I only have a few days left to get them all done.

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  14. good luck with your list!

    Missy
    Enter my Christmas giveaway!
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com/2010/12/exclusive-christmas-giveaway.html

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  15. Hope your knee is feeling better! And I love your list! Good luck!

    Hope you're having a great weekend xoxo

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  16. I love the clean slate that is a new year AND i love a list!

    xo

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  17. Ouchie!! I hope your knee is getting better. Sending you getting well wishes! And I love your list.

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  18. what a great idea! i am going to take your idea and make a list of my own. :)

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  19. ooo good idea. Number 2 - have you ever been to Munich??? x

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  20. Hope your knee is OK and that it gets better. Great idea about the list. I would love to take a trip to a new place and visit london!! :) That would be both in one! Would love to have date night with my husband too!

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  21. Sorry to hear about your knee! But good luck with achieving everything on your list, very inspiring!

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  22. ouch! your knee! hope you feel better quick.

    on a brighter note, love your list for 2011

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