Its Day 30 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and I tried very hard to resist, I really did. But it’s the last day, so I have succumbed.
Here’s my one and only meme post in the 30 days challenge – the 30 things meme, with an extension. Mine is 30 things I did, as well as 30 things I didn’t do in the challenge period.
|1. Organised numerous birthday events and outings for daughter’s 11th birthday||1. Keep up with the ironing|
|2. Spent the day at the movies seeing Toy Story 3 and Shrek 4||2. Do much reading|
|3. Hired and bought assorted snow related gear and then went tobogganing and snow playing at Mt Baw Baw||3. Do any housework (but that’s OK, I have a cleaner)|
|4. Went and saw my daughter play in an Auskick game at the MCG||4. Do any gardening – been too wet anyway|
|5. Settled into my job as Acting Branch Manager of our largest library||5. Eat anywhere as healthy as I should|
|6. Read and responded to hundreds of emails||6. Get enough sleep|
|7. Read hundreds of RSS fed items||7. Do any other writing|
|8. Cooked around 23 dinners and 36 cupcakes (for daughter’s class mates)||8. Go to a few other movies I hoped to see at the cinema|
|9. Ordered and collected 7 takeaway dinners||9. Finalise the kids passport applications – but I’m getting there|
|10. Took the dog for 30 walks||10. Give the dog the bath he needs|
|11. Did 25 loads of washing, sorted and put clean clothing away||11. Return the kids library DVDs on time|
|12. Hired and bought assorted snow related gear and then went tobogganing and snow playing at Mt Baw Baw||12. Respond to emails as quickly as I should|
|13. Went shopping with daughter several times to spend birthday money as it arrived||13. Eat a lot of red meat or fish – did eat lots of chicken though|
|14. Took the kids to Disney on Ice||14. Sort through the kids old clothes – yet|
|15. Cooked meals for friends and family who came over at different times to celebrate daughter’s birthday||15. Finish the editing that I was asked to do|
|16. Took the kids to 4 swimming lessons and 4 guitar lessons||16. Any meme posts before this one|
|17. Worked 19 weekdays, 2 Saturdays and 1 1/2 Sundays||17. Read as many of the challenge posts as I would like to have|
|18. Bought some new blouses and shoes for work||18. Make as many comments on the challenge posts as I would like to have|
|19. Created five weekly rosters for our desk shifts||19. Spend enough time with kids (nothing new about that)|
|20. Hosted three work experience students at our library||20. Spend enough time with hubby (nothing new about that either)|
|21. Farewelled two shelvers at our library at a small function||21. Get past wanting to drink Coke often|
|22. Attended two staff meetings||22. Twitter enough|
|23. Organised and ran a day long seminar on downloadables||23. Get out of Facebook – still not sure if I should or not|
|24. Wrote 4 blog posts on Libraries Interact and 4 blog posts on our library blogs||24. Manage to upgrade my iPhone – not for lack of trying…… grrr|
|25. Enjoyed two lunches with colleagues from different branches of our library service||25. Get credit for my high scores on Runway on the iPhone – went on my daughter’s name|
|26. Went to see Robin Hood at the movies – all by myself||26. Update the theme on our library’s Drupal website (although intentions were good)|
|27. Caught up on some recorded TV shows, including Big Bang Theory||27. Get all property left by various visitors, back to their owners – yet|
|28. Survived a birthday party sleepover||28. Do the admin work I needed to do on various blogs – yet|
|29. Spent too much money on too many things||29. Get all the 30 blog posts published on their correct day (only one was late though)|
|30. Wrote blogs posts for all 30 days in the June challenge||30. Run out of things to put on these lists (although I came close)|
So as you can see, another quiet month.
Its been a challenge in a number of ways, but I have really enjoyed coming up with something every day. I hope you were able to get something out of them too. For me, I hope it will help me to blog more often, although the plan is closer to once a week, rather than the once a month it was before the challenge.
Thanks for following during this challenge. Your reading and comments have made it easier and much more enjoyable. I really appreciate it.