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July 13, 2017

Top Ten Thursday: to-do list

the lost muse
The week's Top Ten Thursday are things that are on your current to-do list — such as things you fully intend to do once you have time or just random stuff you need to do. The first two on the list is always on my to-do list and the rest are really just random things I want to do and #10 is just to make it ten but shouldn't that be on everyone's list?

01/ Write/edit/finish my writings — short stories, novels, novellas, illustrated books, they're all languishing in my computer but I haven't the motivation to work on them & also I have some written in notebooks that I have yet to type them in

02/ Finish the 50+ drawings — I have tons of drafts (digital and on paper) that are just there, I don't know why I start them and then forget them, I guess, like my writings, they just get a start and has no end

03/ Print out my art & create a portfolio  — I think having some of my work in print is kind of nice because then I can see whether not I really like a piece and it may be useful later on

04/ Organize my design portfolio — not the same as #3 because this for graphic design, I have not been organizing my portfolio but I really should, any person who works in any design industry should really keep a portfolio up to date

05/ Recycle gadgets — do you know you can't just throw your computer mouse or gadgets in the trash? You either sell them or have them recycle

06/ Read more books — it used to be that I read more books and watch less television but now I watch more television and read less books so I thought I should read more

07/ Get new clothes — you could say I have an aversion to clothes shops, I always find them to have the music far too loud, the dressing rooms far too small & lacking hangers and chairs, the salespeople asking if I need help too many times and too many people

08/ Post more often on my blog — not much of a to-do sort of thing, more of a goal that I really do want to do but I always fall short

09/ Get more sleep — I think I've mentioned napping as a passtime but in reality, I don't actually take naps but maybe I should start

10/ Eat lunch
— yeah, lunch always on my list

What's on your current to-do list?

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18 comments:

  1. sleep? What's that?

    I am always reviewing books, so if you need some ideas go check out the page on my blog. You might find a good book there.

    did you draw that woman on the top of your blog? Beautiful!!!!

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    1. yes, I draw/created the art on this post and all the ones on my blog.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  2. I have to do some gardening.

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    1. I can't garden at all. good luck with that.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  3. I love your Numbers 9 and 10! I was gonna put "drink coffee" on my to-do list only to be able to see I accomplished at least one ;-)
    Can't you take your old electronics to a store like Best Buy? Pretty sure they take them to recycling for you.
    Yeah, clothes shopping is not the same fun for everyone. It takes a certain mood. Don't you have any go-to stores that appeal more to you?

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    1. yes, I have heard about best buy but you know, it's not easy to find one near me.

      there are places that I do shop for clothes but many of my favorites had been closed. it is really is kind of hard to find clothes that I like plus it's very odd, when you tried it on in the store, it fits perfectly but then when you get it home, it's a different story.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  4. I really like the picture of that lady because she's wearing vintage clothing that I love. I agree, sleep is always good. I can imagine you have tons of lovely pictures sitting around, and we'd enjoy seeing them all. I need to get to my TBR pile as well, it's quite massive at this point. Hugs...

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    1. actually this piece is based on an Edward Hopper's painting called 'automat,' it's one of my favorite paintings.

      I need to add more books to my tbr list. good luck with your list.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  5. Yes, my TBR list is huge, and I am so far behind - so reading more books is also on my list. I love your artwork, so very pretty!
    Now to your sleep comment, naps sound nice. I might start that too, lol.

    Blessings!

    Claudia
    http://avalon-media.org

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    1. I keep hearing how people have huge tbr list and I'm wondering how anyone could finish their list. I have a short tbr list but I'm sure it will grow in time.

      we should all take naps so perhaps we should schedule it in into our daily to-do list?

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  6. 6, 8, and 9 are ones that I need to do too. Reading is so relaxing because it helps me escape from the world. Always hope to post on my blog more regularly, and more sleep would be perfection. As for your writings and drawings, I always think that if we try too hard to finish things to a dead line then they don't end up being as good as they could have - creativity arises at the oddest times, probably why I don't always get enough sleep. Your drawings are beautiful, so just take your time, and have a great day.

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    1. yes, you're right. rushing to finish something is not always a good idea, you might not have do it correctly or make more mistakes then you would have if you take your time.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  7. Oh man I relate to so many of these! Definitely #1. I seriously have so much stuff that I haven't finished or completed. And #6. I used to read a lot - like all the time as a teen. Now I barely ever. But I have been reading more now that I've started reviewing Persuasion haha, so that's helping. #7! Yeah I feel the same way. I am happy on my way clothes shopping... but then when I start, ughh. Lol. I wonder why I went at all. :(

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    1. I used to like shopping for clothes but now I find hardly any clothes I like wearing, I guess I just gotten used to wearing certain clothing but they seem not to sell them.

      I hope we both get to finish our unfinished projects, though I'm making very little progress, I'm not at all discouraged. I know I'm going to finish some day somehow. I wish you luck on your writings & other endeavors.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  8. I like everything on your list. All good.

    I did have to chuckle at this: "they're all languishing in my computer." Most wouls say, "in my mind" but as you note, you do actually start your pieces and put them out there so that is one step ahead I suppose. :)

    Yes, for your graphic design portfolio, do you do mainly print? My work is in entirely web based, user interface, promos, etc and as such, is rather hard to print out for looking good in a hard copy portfolio as you lose so much that way, verses seeing a design or drop down menu when using the site. AS such, I have no real portfolio, ust individual little graphic desings of banners for various spots on our company sites which without the page slot they go in, don't really show their effectiveness either. It is a quandary to figure out how to catalogue all that as the pages are dynamic too and are changed so often that one can;t silpy provide a link for later review.

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    1. well, they are languishing in my computer & sometimes in my head but mostly on my computer, haha

      it is a problem when it comes to printing web pages as they do look way better on a screen then in print. I think people actually have their portfolio online like a web page so perhaps you can do that and have print outs. or if you have an ipad or some gadget in which you can go to those websites you design, then it's like a digital portfolio you can carry with you.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  9. And, hey, I so remember this piece from way back when! :) I even remember my similar piece I did then too.

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    1. strange, I don't recall seeing any of your work like this piece but maybe I did see it and forgot it, I don't really have a good memory, very sad but true

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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