Saturday, January 03, 2009

This Time It's For Real - 101 in 1001

It's now the new year, and Jeremy and I have started our 101 in 1001 lists. I know I started a couple weeks back, but after Jeremy decided he would like to do it as well, I thought it would be best to start over when he starts so we can keep each other accountable.

I will be posting weekly updates on Monday as to our progress, so be sure to check back and see how we're doing. You can even keep us accountable, too!!

Here's my mission:

Complete 101 tasks in the period of 1001 days

Here's my timeline:
January 1, 2009 - September 29, 2011

Here's my Goals:
Italics = In Progress
Striked = Completed
Bold = Unsucessful

Completed Tasks:

Bettering Myself
1. Lose 20 pounds (1/20)
2. Learn American Sign Language
3. Learn to play the guitar
4. Read 101 new books (7/101)
5. Make a complete and utter fool of myself
6. Write a letter to my idol teacher
7. Read a Shakespeare play and find somewhere to see it
8. Do 25 push-ups and 50 sit-ups every day (1/1001)
9. Complete a Sudoku book
10. Own a little black dress
11. Complete the couch to 5k run plan
12. Run in a 5k
13. Read 10 books from the banned book list (0/10)
14. Learn to tie a tie
15. Read at least 3 classic novels (0/3)
16. Swim 30,000 yards (500/30,000)
17. Don’t watch TV for at least one day each week (1/143)
18. Stay off the Computer for at least one day each week (23/143)

Being Crafty
19. Finish my latch hook
20. Paint the house (2/9 rooms)
21. Start scrapbooking again
22. Take a picture a day and post on blog weekly (0/143)
23. Give only homemade gifts for one Christmas
24. Take a quilting class
25. Make a gingerbread house from scratch

Exploring and Experiencing the World
26. Visit 5 new states (0/5)
27. Go on another cruise
28. See the pyramids in Egypt
29. Climb at least one 14er
30. Go to Washington DC and immerse myself in American History
31. Go to the Reagan library in California
32. Road trip to the Grand Canyon
33. Road trip to Mt. Rushmore
34. Spend a weekend in Niagara Falls
35. Travel first class
36. Go to the North Pole

Being Money Smart
37. Pay off our debt
38. Create a budget with Jeremy
39. Stick to the budget each month once we create it
40. Save $2,000 using coupons ($187.90/$2,000)

Being Green
41. Plant a tree
42. Plant an herb garden
43. Plant a vegetable garden

44. Get reusable bags for shopping trips
45. Use only reusable bags for shopping trips

Being a Good Wife
46. Attend a lock in with Jeremy
47. Complete the husband challenge
48. Go on a picnic date at least 3 times (1/3)
49. Kiss Jeremy under mistletoe
50. Go skinny dipping with Jeremy
51. Write why my husband rocks every Friday (3/143)
52. Complete the Song of Solomon Series three times (0/3)
53. Read 6 Books with Jeremy (1/6)
54. Read the whole Bible with Jeremy

All About Food
55. Bake a real cheesecake
56. Attend a wine tasting
57. Find my favorite red and white wine

Being a Good Citizen
58. Pay it forward at Starbucks
59. Spend under $10 for a meal and give a $10 tip
60. Donate blood
61. Do a charity walk/run
62. Go Christmas caroling

Being a Good Friend and Family Member
63. Reconnect with old friends
64. Get to know our neighbors
65. Host a holiday cookie exchange
66. Host a New Year’s party
67. Send a thank you note from every gift received
68. Have a girl’s night
69. Write and mail at least one handwritten letter per month (5/33)

Bloggy World
70. Blog my progress
71. Post this list online
72. Write 101 comments on other peoples blogs (43/101)

Life Decisions
73. Become a Mom
74. Get a job teaching
75. Get a puppy
76. Have Jimmy build us a house
77. Start the graduate program

Being more Christ-like
78. Learn to love my enemies
79. Read every book of the bible (1/66 books or 53/1189 chapters)
80. Serve food at a homeless shelter when it’s not the busy/holiday time
81. Do a thorough study of Proverbs 31

For Fun
82. Use my new snowboard that has been sitting in the closet
83. Stay in bed all day when I’m not sick
84. Send a message in a bottle
85. Fly a kite
86. Watch the complete series of “West Wing” from beginning to end (0/7 seasons)
87. Have a garage sale
88. Complete a puzzle a year (1/3)
89. Watch AFI’s best 100 movies (0/100)
90. Play in the rain
91. Build a snowman
92. Build a sand castle
93. Upload a video to YouTube
94. Make a snow angel
95. Attend a Murder Mystery Dinner
96. Milk a cow
97. Go to a Jazz club
98. Buy something from Williams & Sonoma for our house
99. Ride the Rail Runner
100. Donate $5 for each item not completed
101. Save $1 for each item completed and spend it on myself

1 comment:

Ricky said...

Awesome! I'm gonna add some of yours. Great list!