Stilettos and Diapers: New Year's Resolutions - 101 in 1001 update.

1.01.2011

New Year's Resolutions - 101 in 1001 update.

My New Year's Resolutions are to keep crossing things off my 101 in 1001 list. I'm right at 1 year in and I'm pretty happy with the progress. Well, as long as we don't mention NOTHING is done in the physical part...

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. 6/2010
020. Make dessert for dinner.
021. Have a picnic.
022. Give a huge tip to a good waiter.
023. Try 4 new restaurants. (4/4)
024. Make pasta from scratch. 10/26/2010


Family
025. Baby #2.
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.

Physical
045. Get to goal weight. {6 months}
046. Run in 3 races. (0/3)
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.

Personal
062. 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) 1/25/10
067. 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

11 comments:

  1. I have ideas for the foreign films! The first two movies in the Stieg Larsson series, starting with the girl with the dragon tattoo. They are on netflix- in Swedish w/ english subtitles. THey are SO good! I didn't need the subtitles but I've turned friends on to them who did need the subtitles and they still really enjoyed them. Happy new years!

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  2. What a great idea! I'm going to give this a try. You can give yourself another tick on #101.

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  3. how fun! i love this idea! i may have to try it myself :) happy new year!

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  4. These are great!!! I cracked up at #10. hahaha. Also, If you find a drive in movie in the area. Let me know where. I'm dying to go to one. Just wish I had a convertible to sit in.

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  5. I really want to try this as well. I just don't know if I can come up with 101 things! Ah! New Years Resolution, perhaps? Great ideas, though!

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  6. I have missed you soooooo much! So glad to be back and actually have time to read your blog (and update my own!!!)
    Hope you had a terrific New Year's Eve!
    More catching up in 2011...promise!
    Love you!
    Erin

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  7. Love! You are really making progress! Can't wait to see you at the end of the month!!

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  8. What an inspiring list, and you've made great progress on it as well! Keep it up, I can see you finishing it!

    Malia @ One2One Network

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  9. Great list. I am working on doing one, but it's actually harder than it sounds!!

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  10. I love the movie idea. Great list!

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  11. Love the "101 in 1001" update. I think I might give this a try!

    P.S.
    Love your list!

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