Sunday, January 11, 2015

101 in 1001...yep I'm jumping on the bandwagon

Have you heard of this before?  The 101 in a 1001?  While looking up some recipe on Pinterest I stumbled upon this and then realized it was a pretty fad-ish thing.  So, of course I'm a follower :)  Not really, but I thought it would give me something to do.  I copied the rules from someone else, so here goes.

The mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The criteria: Tasks must be specific (i.e., no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e., 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.

I've tried to categorize them into areas of life. I'll add to this list as things get completed.  Italicized means I'm working on it.  Crossed off means it is completed!  Highlighted yellow and crossed off...yep, that means I dropped the ball and won't actually get to complete it.


Start Date:  January 11, 2015
End Date:  October 8, 2017

Current tally (as of 12/28/15)
In Process:  18/101
Completed:  15/101
Off the table:  1


Personal
1. Finish creating a list of 101 things
2. Read 25 books (5/25)
3. Consistently write in the five year journal for at least one of the years
4. Trash/Donate 1001 things (500/1001)
5. Read the Bible all the way through
6. Update blog on a monthly basis with how the goals are coming (6/34) (COMPLETELY OFF THE TABLE.  I already failed on this one :(
7. Get family pictures taken
8. Make a list of 101 positive things about myself
9. Get a new haircut (It was okay.  The problem with my hair is that it looks great for one day and then back to the normal mess.)
10. Get a massage (Thanks to a Christmas present I can officially cross this off my list now!)

Family and Relationships
11. Invite a friend over for dinner (Boom.  Got this done.  Hawaiian Luau at the Purin house!)
12. See all living family members at least once (Mom, Dad, Michael and his family, Mother and   Father-in-law, Britt and Jessica, Carrie and her family, Christie and her family, Beth and Jamie, Grandma, and Oma and Grandad.)
13. Make a family time capsule
14. Have at least 25 dates with my hubby (1/25   #1 - Thunder Game!, #2 - Radium Girls @ OBU, #3 - #6 Our Cruise! #7 - Anniversary dinner)
15. Have 10 Mommy/Ezra dates
16. Have 10 Mommy/Henry dates
17. Finish "Mom" book for the boys
18. Have the family watch a sunset
19. Have the family watch a sunrise
20. Have the family watch the stars one night

Fitness & Health
21. Run a 5K without stopping
22. Lose 10 pounds
23. Lose 10 pounds
24. Lose 10 pounds
25. Lose 10 pounds
26. Lose 10 pounds
27. Drink my recommended water intake for the body weight/ounces challenge for one week
28. Work out whether at the gym or not at least three times per week for a minimum of three months
29. Complete the 30-day challenge for abs
30. Complete the 30-day challenge for squats
31. Complete the distance between Shawnee, OK to NYC

Food
32. Make pasta from scratch
33. Go to an orchard of berry farm and pick fresh fruit
34. Learn how to poach an egg
35. Learn how to can something....anything!
36. Find the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe (Attempt #1 - I found one that I really like, but doesn't quite fit Peter's idea of "perfect" so back to the drawing board. Attempt #2 - Okay folks, this may be it!  I need to make a few more times just to be sure but this may be the winner.)
37. Plant a garden and eat at least one item from it
38. Make bread from scratch
39. Make home-made ice cream
40. Go one week without having any food waste

Organize
41. Clear out my inbox and keep only essential emails
42. Clean up the attic
43. Organize all photos
44. Get my Dropbox all organized
45. Clean up my classroom file system

Financial and Future
46. Start an IRA or Roth IRA
47. Have three months saved
48. Pay off Peter's student loans (Oh.My.Gosh.  We are almost there.  The light is at the end of the tunnel.  I can see it.)
49. Pay off the car loan
50. Update will
51. Keep up with the envelope system for at least six months (6/6)
52. Put something in to the boys college savings accounts.

Professional
53. Update website
54. Update theatre resume
55. Update education resume
56. Get new headshots
57. Submit children's book
58. Have at least 10 items for sale on Teachers Pay Teachers
59. Have an item funded on Donor's Choose or with the Limeades for Learning Project
60. Research and possibly apply for graduate school
61. Attend at least 5 workshops or webinars to further my teaching (4/5 - #1 Drumming, #2 John Jacobson #3 Special Needs #4 OCDA workshop)

Creativity
62. Enter Ezra's quilt in the state fair
63. Finish Hawaii scrapbook
64. Finish Disney World scrapbook
65. Take a pottery class
66. Learn more about my DSLR
67. Finish Christmas Wall Hanging
68. Finish Christmas Stockings
69. Finish Alphabet Project
70. Get Ezra's Baby book to current status
71. Get Henry's Baby book to current status
72. Complete five Pinterest craft projects
73. Find a pattern for a blanket for Henry

Entertainment & Restaurants
74. Attend a Thunder game (Yay! We had our date night at one!)
75. Attend an OKC Dodgers game
76. Attend a Broadway musical or a touring production of a Broadway show
77. Purchase a lottery ticket...and hopefully win big!
78. Go to a corn maze
79. Go to a drive-in
80. Perform in a show
81. Hit all the major parks in Shawnee with the boys
82. Visit the Science Museum (We bought a museum pass to use in the summer and we got to cross this one off last week.  What a fun museum.  Too much to see in one day but now that we have our pass we can check it out again.)
83. Ride the Water Taxi in Bricktown (Happy Mother's Day to me...a week late because of the weather, but we did it.  The boys loved it.)
84. Visit the OKC Memorial
85. Visit the Oklahoma State Capitol Building
86. Take the boys to Andy's Alligator Park
87. Eat at Sunny Side Up
88. Take the boys out for chocolate at the Melting Pot
89. Try Big Truck Tacos

Travel
91. Go camping
92. Visit 5 new-to-me states (We hammered this one out in a long-distance drive: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.)
93. Visit 2 national parks
94. Visit a new-to-me museum (Science Museum counts!)
95. Go on a cruise (Peter and I went to the Bahamas to celebrate out 10 year anniversary.)
96. Stop randomly at some drive-by attraction
97. Take a car trip with over 1001 miles (See number 92.  We cleared 1001 miles easily.)

Randomness
98. Catch a cat
99. Get rid of all the unmatched socks
100. Do something 101 times (55/101)
101. Not make another list of 101 things to do.  (I say this because EVERY ONE I've seen always puts "to make a new list."  Well, I'm bucking the system folks and NOT doing it.  This is a one shot deal folks. 


That's it.  Let's see how it goes.

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