Stilettos and Diapers: 101 in 1001 - Finally!


101 in 1001 - Finally!

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

Start Date: January 5, 2010
End Date: October 2, 2012

- completed

Italics - In progress

001. Try 20 new recipes. (4/20)
002. Create 2 new recipes. (1/2)

003. Grow and use an herb garden.
004. Host 1 dinner party. (1/1) 7/2010
005. Bring dinner to a friend. 1/29/10

006. Make Christmas cookies for all my neighbors.
007. Keep a food diary for 2 weeks. (0/2)
008. Cook breakfast 4 Saturday mornings. (2/4)

009. Make hubby breakfast in bed 10 times. (0/10)
010. Cook Julia Child's Beef Bourguignon.
011. Cook 5 additional recipes of Julia Child's.
012. Bone a duck.
013. Eat salad before dinner every night for 2 weeks. (0/2)
014. Try Thai food. 5/1/2010
015. Make my Granny's homemade Chicken and Dumplings. 12/2010

016. Drink no alcohol for 1 month. (0/1)
017. Eat at a sushi restaurant.
018. Make one completely raw meal.
019. Eat an oyster. 6/2010020. Make dessert for dinner.
021. Have a picnic.
022. Give a huge tip to a good waiter. 4/5/2012
023. Try 4 new restaurants. (4/4)
024. Make pasta from scratch. 10/26/2010


025. Baby #2 Due 11/11/11!
026. Move back East. 2/20/10

027. Take the 40 day Love Dare. (0/40)
028. Pay for the person behind me in the drive thru.
029. Play Basketball with the hubs 6 times. (0/6)
030. Learn to play a sport with a ball and not be terrified.
031. Go on 6 dates with the hubs. (3/6)

032. Have professional family pics done.
033. Surprise the hubs, big or small, 5 times. (1/5)

034. Have an Adopt-a-family for Christmas.


035. Write a letter to Cooper every month (12/34)
036. Send 4 drawings from Cooper to Grandparents. (0/4)
037. Take Cooper to story time at the library.
038. Scrapbook Cooper's first year.

039. Take Coop to the park every day for 2 weeks (0/2)
040. Take Cooper to the Zoo. 6/5/2010

041. Get Cooper completely potty-trained.
042. Let Cooper pudding paint.

Bloggin it.
043. Meet a bloggy friend. 2/23/2010

044. Do a DIY.

Physical045. Get to goal weight. {6 months}
046. Run in 3 races. (2/3)
047. Work out 4 days a week for 1 month. (0/1)
048. Learn to swim.


049. Go to Europe.
050. Road trip to Washington and Oregon.
051. Have a girls weekend trip. 5/2010
052. Spend a weekend in Lake Tahoe. 1/2010

053. See the Mets play at Citi Field.
054. Take a spontaneous weekend trip. 1/2010
055. See the Grand Canyon. 2/2010
056. Take a road trip. 2/2010

057. Climb the Statue of Liberty.
058. Go camping.
059. Go to the beach. 7/31/2010
060. Cross 4 more states off my "I've been to" list. 2/2010

061. Go barrel tasting in Napa.

Personal062. Read 20 books. (0/20)
063. Send 15 pieces of snail mail. (15/15) 12/2010
064. Donate my hair. 5/22/2010

065. Redo 2 pieces of furniture. (1/2)
066. Not make any clothing purchases for 3 consecutive weeks. (3/3) 1/25/10067. Watch a TV series I have never seen on DVD.
068. Buy and not kill a plant for 1 year. (2/12 months)

069. Give Blood.
070. Volunteer. (Not sure the deets of this, yet. Ideas?)
071. Rent and watch 2 foreign movies with subtitles. (0/2)
072. Wear my hair up for 7 entire days (0/7)
073. Sew 6 things. (2/6)

074. Go to 5 baseball games. (0/5)
075. Have 4 girls night outs. (2/4)

076. Play in the rain.
077. Not go on Facebook or Twitter for an entire weekend 7/2/2010

078. Go to the range and shoot a gun.
079. Get a nursing job again. 10/29/2010
080. Organize the garage. 10/24/2010

081. Have a garage sale.
082. See a sports game. (other than baseball) 12/2010

083. Do 10 crafty projects. (2/10)
084. Read at a coffee shop alone 6 times. (0/6)
085. Sing karaoke.
086. Play the lotto.
087. Plan a surprise party.
088. Eat dinner by candlelight.
089. Get my teeth whitened.
090. Get a fancy schmancy letter opener and use it.
091. Send 5 "happies" (unexpected gifts) (0/5)
092. Throw a theme party.
093. Paint a canvas.
094. Get rid of all clothing not worn in 2 years.
095. Go to a drive-in movie.
096. Send a written song to a record company.
097. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet.

Dear John

Good Guys

It's Complicated


Sleepless in Seattle

Up in the air

When in Rome

098. Finish my Hawaii scrapbook.
099. Go ice skating.
100. Go fruit picking. 9/3/2010
101. Inspire someone to start a 101 in 1001 list. (1/1) 1/19/10


  1. Go here:
    That's a great site.

  2. Great list! I have an award for you on my blog. :)

  3. that's a good idea...maybe ill give it a try

    keep us posted :]

  4. Great list! I glad you finally posted it! I know you can do it! :)

  5. Hey for volunteering, Disney is doing a program this year called "Give a Day, Get a day." If you volunteer for one day they give you a free day ticket. They have tons of organizations to choose from. I made blankets for Project Linus who gives them to kids in the hospital.

    Love the list!

  6. i might do one of these. you might have inspired me. i'll let you know if/when i start one so you can cross it off your list!

  7. Great list! How did you come up with all the ideas? Did you have a hard time thinking of 101 things or was it easy?

  8. You've inspired me!! I just need to make my list and post it. Great job sweetie!

  9. Ohh... the inspiration. Now, I want to do one.

  10. What a great list. Very inspiring!!!


  11. You've definitely inspired me to make a list like this. I have my "resolutions" posted on my fridge...but, I LOVE these specific goals...and the fact that you gave yourself ample time and made them realistic!

    Good luck!

  12. What a great list! YOu better get started girl! and how great that you are going to learn to swim! Good luck! and as a runner I'm so excited about your goal to run in 3 races- Yay!

  13. I love this idea!!! Your list is GREAT :)

  14. I lvoe your list! Can't wait to watch your progress!! :)

  15. #043... I'm sure I'll run into you one of these days at Target. I'll definitely recognize you with your stiletto shoes on!

    #048... You don't swim? Didn't you grow up in Florida? What did you do during the summer?

    #055... I hope you get to the Grand Canyon. The scenery is truly breathtaking!

    Love your list and good luck with it!

  16. you've inspired me to create my can cross 101 off your list...I hope you enjoy your road trip! :)

  17. I just found your blog today and love it - as is obvious by the fact that it is now the end of March and I am reading one of your posts from January. I like this list a lot and might steal some of your ideas :)


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