101 Things

I have decided to participate in the 101 Things in 1001 Days project.  From this website:

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?

Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start Date:  September 1, 2008
End Date:  May 30, 2011

  1. Get highlights in my hair.

  2. Learn 2 color knitting. (revised from learn “fair isle” knitting)

  3. Watch every episode of Family Ties on DVD.

  4. Knit 10 pair of socks. (0/10)

  5. Knit 3 items for charity. (0/3)

  6. Get someone else to do this 101 things in 1001 days with me. My sister Ginny has made her list and starts 9/29/08.

  7. Get a pedicure or a manicure for the first time.

  8. Learn CPR (take a class).

  9. Try 5 new recipes. (2/5)

  10. Save $100 in change.

  11. Buy something from etsy.com (not yarn).

  12. Buy something from eBay.

  13. Get up to date on Ben’s journal and keep updated.

  14. Get up to date on Lindsey’s journal and keep updated.

  15. Get up to date on Allison’s journal and keep updated.

  16. Print pictures from 2nd China trip and put in an album.

  17. Buy a swimming suit.

  18. Buy a dress.

  19. Over a period of one month, cut most of the sugar out of my diet. Read Lick the Sugar Habit to help with this. (1/09 – read (skimmed) the book but it’s not really what I was looking for to help – will just use the internet)

  20. Buy a Wii.

  21. Complete a lifebook for Lindsey.

  22. Complete a lifebook for Allison.

  23. Finish Lindsey’s 100 Good Wishes Quilt (or have someone finish it).

  24. Collect squares from friends/family for Allison’s 100 Good Wishes Quilt.

  25. Finish Allison’s 100 Good Wishes Quilt (or have someone finish it).

  26. Finish scrapbook for Lindsey’s 100 Good Wishes Quilt.

  27. Finish scrapbook for Allison’s 100 Good Wishes Quilt.

  28. Go to a drive-in movie.

  29. Learn to play bridge.

  30. Memorize 4 chapters of the Bible – 1 OT, 1 Psalm, 1 Proverb, 1 NT.

  31. Clean out the refrigerator/freezer 12 times. (2/12)

  32. Completely declutter bedroom and make it more warm and inviting. (decluttered 11/08)

  33. Go on a date with Jay 27 times. (1/27)

  34. Take a picture of me and Jay, or the whole family, every 3 months. (1/11)

  35. Get 2 professional family portraits done. (0/2)

  36. Go to Disneyland.

  37. Attend a wine tasting/tour winery.

  38. Call my friends June, Penney, and Rosemary. (0/3)

  39. Clean/organize hall closet 3 times. (0/3)

  40. Completely empty, clean, and reorganize kitchen cabinets.

  41. Print pictures from the computer and put in albums from 2004 to present.

  42. Declutter: sell or give away 101 material items I own. (3/101)

  43. Make an amigurumi character (crochet).

  44. Open a savings account for both Lindsey and Allison.

  45. See 3 movies in the movie theater. (1/3)

  46. Attend a fiber festival (i.e. Stitches Midwest or other).

  47. Photograph girls on the 30th of each month.(5/33)

  48. Take a “how to knit a sweater” class and finish one sweater.

  49. Reorganize recipe binder.

  50. Plant a small garden.

  51. Read 2 of these classics (Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense & Sensability) (0/2)

  52. Try 10 recipes from American Wholefoods Cuisine (0/10)

  53. Listen to 2 audio books. (0/2)

  54. Knit something from each knitting book I own as of date of the start of this project. (1/5)

  55. Do my Westie puzzle.

  56. Eat out at 5 new restaurants. (2/5)

  57. Sell all my cloth diapers.

  58. Sell Ben’s homeschool books.

  59. Take a multi-vitamin every day for a month. (0/30)

  60. Complete the Couch to 5K running plan.

  61. Host Thanksgiving dinner for my sisters and their families.

  62. Take Lindsey to 3 movies; Allison to 1. (1/3 ; 0/1)

  63. Go to the Wisconsin State Fair.

  64. Send 10 cards in the mail “just because”. (1/10)

  65. Buy something for a child from the WalMart tree every Christmas. (1/3)

  66. Spend an entire week without getting on the computer.

  67. Go through all my books and keep only the ones I really want, give the rest away or sell.

  68. Sew a purse.

  69. Sew summer dresses for my girls.

  70. Stop having Quakes for breakfast and start eating something more appropriate. (don’t ask!)

  71. Get a new camera. 9/21/08

  72. Have everything possible stored in Rubbermaid tubs.

  73. Go to a corn maze.

  74. Go to the Milwaukee Zoo and stay overnight in Milwaukee.

  75. Purge old files and totally redo my filing system.

  76. Learn to locate all major countries and bodies of water on a map.

  77. Go for a bike ride 10 times. (0/10)

  78. Knit 10 projects from my 2008 Pattern a Day Knitting Calendar. (0/10)

  79. Buy myself a leather jacket.

  80. Find and buy an old Bible at an antique or thrift store.

  81. Go to a Milwaukee Brewers game.

  82. Teach someone to knit (probably Lindsey but maybe a sister or friend)

  83. Subscribe to a knitting magazine. Received a subscription to Interweave Knits for Christmas 2008.

  84. Make a will. (I know, I know, it’s terrible that we don’t have one yet.)

  85. Go one week without spending any money (not including bills that are due that week).

  86. Watch 10 old movies (1950’s or earlier). (0/10)

  87. Learn to french braid the girls’ hair.

  88. Stay in bed until noon one Saturday morning.

  89. Learn to wear a little makeup (for occasional use, I’ll never use it on a daily basis).

  90. Complete Bible studies using all the methods in my Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods book. (2/12)

  91. Brush Chester at least once a month. (2/33)

  92. Host an all day Game Day at my house.

  93. Buy a new Packer t-shirt at the start of every summer. (0/3)

  94. Get a new Packer sweatshirt.

  95. Write to Laura P.

  96. Organize my loose knitting patterns binder.

  97. Take the girls to Heckrodt Center.

  98. Participate in “Gimme Your Stuff”.

  99. Finish reading through The Message Bible.

  100. Read Devotions for Homeschool Moms and take notes.

  101. Find a TV series on DVD that I like and watch complete first season.

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