101 in 1001


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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Start Date: October 10, 2011

End Date: July 7, 2014

When an item is complete, I will bold the item and put the completion date and a link to the blog entry that discusses it.

1. Lose 50 pounds and keep it off. Starting weight:234. (Sadly I’m up to 238)

2. Learn to sew three different clothing items.

3. Get my cycles regular.

4. Start school. This is done. I am officially a college student. Yay!!

5. Learn to budget better. We started budgeting at the beginning of February 2012. So far so good.

6. Shoot a turkey.

7. Paint the foundation of our house.

8. Fix the gaping hole in our stairwell wall.

9. Have a six month supply for food storage.

10. Read the entire Bible.

11. Sew curtains for living and dining room.

12. Organize my study.

13. Start and finish my wedding scrapbook.

14. Redo our front entry.

15. Find a list of top 100 books and read them all. Here’s my list. I’ve read 10/100

16. Go a whole month without putting my hair up in a ponytail or bun.

17. Purchase a new dining room set.

18. Clean out the basement.

19. See an opera.

20. Take family to an art museum.

21. Learn to do one ballroom dance.

22. Make one embroidery item.

23. Clean up the laundry area in the basement.

24. Start putting money into savings each week.

25. Plan a vacation that requires K and I to use a passport.

26. Do genealogy on my maternal grandmother’s family.

27. Submit 20 names to temple for ordinances.

28. Purge closet of all clothing that doesn’t fit, is no longer fashionable, etc.

29. Compete in a 5K walk/run.

30. Donate money to a charity. (early December 2011 We gave to St. Judes.)

31. Sign up to volunteer at a fundraising event.

32. Give away 5 Books of Mormon to persons truly interested.

33. Paint and decorate bedroom.

34. Rip out carpet in son’s bedroom.

35. Try five different restaurants (each a different type of cuisine) with K. 1/5 some Mexican restaurant: can’t remember its name

36. Keep my eyebrows neatly groomed for six months straight.

37. See the ocean.

38. Pay to have our nephews who live in Mexico come visit us for a week.

39. Stain our front stoop.

40. Visit my brother (instead of waiting for him to come north).

41. Buy a supply of greeting cards so I don’t have to run to the store every time I need a one.

42. Write 10 letters to friends I don’t see very often.

43. Organize my bookshelves.

44. Adopt a family for Christmas gift giving.

45. Spend a holiday volunteering at a soup kitchen.

46. Get my truck in for a tune-up.

47. Set up online bill pay.

48. Pay off all the school fees. They were waived for Frick.

49. Install a cookbook holder near the stove.

50. Find a place for everything in kitchen.

51. Get pull down shelves installed in kitchen. (Do these exist?)

52. Scrub wall next to and behind stove. February 2012

53. Put all regular family favorite recipes into one binder.

54. Clean out big heating vent at bottom of stairs.

55. Touch up paint in dining room.

56. Keep dining table set for dinner to prevent clutter.

57. Buy tote to keep hunting gloves and hats in.

58. Buy tote for each hunting season for clothes.

59. Get our gun cabinet from FIL’s house and put in our house.

60. Purchase an ammo storage box that locks.

61. Renew my passport.

62. Have all important documents (passports, birth cert., marriage cert., etc.) in one spot.

63. Buy a dresser for myself.

64. Get couple pictures taken of K and I.

65. Give framed pictures of Frick and Frack to grandparents, aunts and uncles.

66. Get a massage.

67. Get a pedicure. (Can you believe I’ve never had one?)

68. Purchase a Packers jersey for K.

69. Go to a Cubs/Cardinals game at Wrigley Field.

70. Have a sisters night out at a Timberrattler game.

71. Take both kids to a Brewer game.

72. Take both kids to a Packer game.

73. Learn an elementary level of Spanish.

74. Read 3 books in German.

75. Make scrapbook pages for all the photos of nieces and nephews.

76. Organize entry closet.

77. Make 5 carseat covers as gifts for new babies.

78. Blog every day for one month.

79. Take a friend to church one Sunday.

80. Buy seat covers for my truck.

81. Go camping five times.

82. Get rid of clutter in garage.

83. Buy stump/root killer for Japanese knotwood next to garage.

84. Finish transplanting hostas to front yard.

85. Purchase a garden gnome.

86. Buy new lawnmower.

87. Do a month’s worth of freezer meals.

88. Learn how to can meats.

89. Put storage shelves in basement.

90. Change the wax ring on toilet. January 2012

91. Get Puddin’ to vet for microchip.

92. Get photo taken of all grandkids for my parents.

93. Make one professional style cake for event.

94. Buy a ladder.

95. Take new window stickers off all our windows. (Still on after 4 years! WTH?)

96. Put something (like heavy thick paper) down over insulation in attic.

97. Get rid of old bedsheets with cartoon themes. (12/03/11 I didn’t get rid of them but cut them up into cleaning rags.)

98. Visit my grandparents’ and brother’s gravesites.

99. Document stories about my parents’ lives before they had kids.

100. Have a professional family portrait taken.

101. Have a baby.


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