Stilettos and Diapers: 101 in 1001 - Finally!

1.16.2010

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

BOLD
- completed


Italics - In progress


Foodie
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


Family

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.

Mommyhood

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.

Travel

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.

Avatar
B
C
Dear John

E
F
Good Guys

H
It's Complicated

J
K
L
M
Nine

O
P
Q
R
Sleepless in Seattle

T
Up in the air

V
When in Rome

X
Y
Z
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

20 comments:

  1. Go here:
    http://www.volunteermatch.org/
    That's a great site.

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

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

    keep us posted :]

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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?

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

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

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

    XOOX
    Jen

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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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