Monday, August 03, 2009

101 in 1001 Update

It's Monday and time for me to update you all on my progress (or lack there of) on my 101 list. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I saw some unattainable goals on my list, and I have since replaced just a few of them with what I would consider more attainable. Below you will find my COMPLETE list with any updates. Be sure to check back weekly (or maybe every other week) as I update you on my progress.

Just a reminder:
Strike through = complete
Italics = in progress

Bettering Myself
1. Lose 20 pounds (-2/20)
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. Get in a good nightly routine with face washing and lotion application*
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. Finish the Christmas Tree skirt*
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. Save $2,000 using coupons ($201.60/$2,000)

Being Green
40. Plant a tree
41. Plant an herb garden
42. Plant a vegetable garden
43. Get reusable bags for shopping trips

Being a Good Wife
44. Attend a lock in with Jeremy
45. Complete the husband challenge
46. Go on a picnic date at least 3 times (1/3)

47. Kiss Jeremy under mistletoe
48. Go skinny dipping with Jeremy
49. Complete the 30 Day Prayer Challenge*
50. Complete the Song of Solomon Series three times (0/3)
51. Read 6 Books with Jeremy (1/6)
52. Read the whole Bible with Jeremy

All About Food
53. Bake a real cheesecake
54. Attend a wine tasting
55. Find my favorite red and white wine
56. Try 101 new recipes (0/101)*

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

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

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

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

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

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/seasons)
87. Have a garage sale
88. Complete a puzzle a year (1/3)
89. Watch AFI’s best 100 movies (1/100)

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

* New Goal

1 comment:

Jenifer Helton said...

Oh these are so cool! Although I had to giggle at the milk the cow. I see an old acquitance in the line at the drive through at McDonals every am, and I keep saying I'm going to do the pay it forward thing, but I chicken out. (She's the wife of my husbands best high school buddy and needless to say, we did not hit it off, but I'm willing to give it another shot. )