I love it when my country gives me a weeks holiday for no reason in particular. Well, they say it has a reason - for carnival, or whatever this one is - but basically they're just being nice to me, giving me a week off school and waking-up-at-half-past-six-mornings. I LOVE WEEKS OFF. They're my one and only and true one, ONE weakness. (Together with Chocolate. Chocolate is balm for the soul and solution for all problems.)
We have one next week (squee, squee, etc. etc.) and because I'm all for 'oh, I'm going to fill it and do a lot', I'm going to make a to-do list and, what's more, I'm going to do this ridiculous thing called 'making it public.' It'll be a test for me, because when the week is over, I will go through the list and see how many things of the list I have accomplished. And if the result is a weak, bad one... well, then you all have permission to SCOLD me and tell me that my ancestors are rolling in their graves.
(We're not going anywhere or anything, so therefore the picture above. Explanation over. I may proceed and bring my to-do list on screen without further nonsense and ado.)
- Do a little bit of school-work every day. Like, maybe 30 minutes a day. Because I can't fall behind, I always seem to have heaps and pages in my school books before me. Thirty minutes a day seems doable, even though dreadfully boring. I can do this. I'll do it first thing. Every day.
- Write at least a 1000 words a day. I currently have two projects running - a sad, sad tale about a blind man called Lionel with green eyes, and a happier tale about a fair, dusk, lanterns and an over-used plot line involving a love triangle - so the only way to get those two projects really running seriously is to actually write them. So at least 1000 words a day SHOULD happen. AT LEAST. Naomi. At LEAST.
- Visit a friend. Y'know, do some socialising. Staying at home is jolly well the best thing there is, but I have to sometimes pretend I'm a normal teenager, and hang out with a fellow teenager pretending to be a normal teenager, you know, sooo. (I haven't made any plans to visit anyone yet, so I should email someone to ask.) (That's on my to-do list for tonight.)
- Make heart-shaped biscuits and/or muffins with pink icing for Valentine's day with my sister. Valentine's day in our house isn't much of a big deal at all - (maybe one day, when the majority of my siblings are of eligible age) - but I just want to make heart-shaped, pink-iced biscuits this year. With my fifteen-year-old sister, who needs to tell me which button's which. You know, on the oven. (I'm a stranger when it comes to our oven. I haven't even given it a name, which proves how rarely we say 'hello.')
- Give my Grandparents huge big huuuugs, because they're coming over from good old England for a few days, and they're frightful darlings. My Grandparents and I squish each other to death sometimes.
- Read five books. (I have to say, in my heart, I'm aiming for a book a day. But I don't want to be scolded at, and I don't want my ancestors to roll in their graves, so I'll keep this to-do list slightly doable.)
- Not spoil time on the interwebs. My February challenge is going well so far (although it's slightly harder than I like to admit... HEH) but now Pinterest has become my close friend again. So I must be careful. I will be careful.
- Watch 'Cranford' (for the third time) and 'Twelve Years a Slave' (for the first time.) (I'm not sure if I'm ready for the second one. I think it might break my heart.)
- Mend my sister's bracelet. It broke the other day and she's always asking me to mend it, and I'm always saying I'll do it tomorrow. Sooo.
- Decided whether or not I will or will not cut my hair to chin-length. I WANT TO, BUT WHAT IF I DON'T?!!
- Review Cranford on my blog. (And try not to squeal to unladylike-ly about Sophie and Dr Harrison, because they're seriously cuter than daisies in a starlit, dusky flowerpatch.)
- Play zee piano at least once every two days. You know what piece I'm playing? You want to know? I'm playing the piece Georgiana Darcy plays when Lizzy and Darcy do their heart-melting dreamy little gaze + smile! THAT piece. I'm playing it and for once I actually like playing the piano. (It's a piece by Beethoven, called Andante Favori, for anyone who's interested. The sheet music is findable online.) (Yes, you may steal my idea and print it out and play it as well. We'll do a duet. How about that, Colonel?)
- Do something artsy with my little siblings. Try not to end up doing everything.
- Write a Little House related post for Ashley's Little House week. Check it out here. it's going to be REALLY fun.
Well, that's about it. I'd better not make this list too long, especially since I gave you special permission to scold me if I do bad. Well, I'm looking forward to the weekend and week laying ahead of me, and I hope I'll do ridiculously much and have a good old time. (What about you? Are you going to do anything special these following days. Or just... anything remotely interesting? Are you planning to join Ashley's swell Little House Party?)
Sincerly yours, and all that. x