Wednesday, April 22, 2009

101 things to do in 1001 days

Please visit Day Zero Project for help in planning your own list of goals. It took me a while to think of things that I really wanted to accomplish in this amount of time, and what is feasible too. At the end of the challenge (and it lands on Friday the 13th!) I plan to assess what I have left and make a new list. Goals! It works for me!
  1. Organize my closet
  2. Bake an angel food cake from scratch
  3. Teach someone to garden (In progress)
  4. Take 3 Spanish classes (0/3)
  5. Go back to Mexico 2/11/11
  6. Read the Old Testament
  7. Lose that last 8 pounds Done! 10/23/09 Undone 10/26/10
  8. Go out on a date with hubby once a month (23/33)
  9. Try a climbing wall with #1
  10. Eliminate all debt but the last school loan (3/6)
  11. Read 15 of these (3/15)
  12. Cook a crown rib roast
  13. Grow cucumbers Done 9/15/09
  14. Make it through one summer of homeschooling the kids
  15. Go to Ireland
  16. Memorize the beatitudes
  17. Cut my body fat down to 19% 11/09-25.9%
  18. Learn the rules of football, no more crazy questions during the game
  19. Go on a spa day with #2
  20. Increase our savings to 3 times what it is (0/3)
  21. Hang the kid's' pictures up, again 3/12/10
  22. Make pretty and edible bagel Done- 05/17/09
  23. Grow popcorn ( 10/18/09)
  24. Read 15 of the classics with my oldest son (1/15)-Tom Sawyer
  25. Visit my grandmas (2/6)
  26. Attend mass as a family at least three time a month (41/99)
  27. Visit with a personal trainer Done 9-27-09
  28. Cook good meals to lower hubby's cholesterol 10 points, beans! Done (once a week)
  29. Go swimming alone with #3
  30. Learn to do our taxes
  31. Paint and decorate my laundry room
  32. Learn to make pie crust Done 11-15-09
  33. Double the size of my garden and donate 10% of what comes out to food pantry
  34. Read 30 new books recomended by #1 (12/30)
  35. Go on a girl's weekend away Done 8-10-09
  36. Serve some way at church Done 9-29-09 (am a cantor)
  37. Train to be a spin teacher
  38. Celebrate our 15 year anniversary somewhere special 07/15/10
  39. Take a gym class with #4
  40. Make out my will
  41. Build a patio
  42. Learn to make pasta
  43. Plant 4 new trees in my yard (3/4)
  44. Learn needle punch
  45. Travel to Washington DC
  46. Find a new way to be a better help meet for my husband
  47. Renew my CPR certification Done 05/13/09
  48. Surprise hubby by detailing his truck after a hunting trip, myself
  49. Take hunter safety with #1
  50. Take a financial planning course
  51. Paint #2's room
  52. Learn to make a perfect pizza crust Done 12/28/09
  53. Learn to compost
  54. Shoot a pistol, and get within 1" of the center 10 times (0/10)
  55. Go camping with everyone.
  56. Pray for the unborn children every morning for one month (16/31)
  57. Walk the "Americahood" (our neighborhood mile) 10 times a month (4/330)
  58. Pray for hubby every morning as he leaves for work
  59. Go to a Mastokids event with #2
  60. Balance my checkbook every day for a month (0/31)
  61. Create a family room downstairs
  62. Make homemade marshmallows
  63. Grow a totally organic garden
  64. Go hunting with my husband
  65. Take #1 and #2 to Disney in Florida
  66. Learn the entire rosary (In progress 11-10-09)
  67. Enroll in one yoga session
  68. Encourage hubby to clean out his closet
  69. Teach #3 to ride his bike Done 7-15-09
  70. Organize my workroom
  71. Make divinity
  72. Learn to soil block, no more peat pots!
  73. Learn to golf (In progress 5/10)
  74. Travel to one new state.
  75. Practice hospitality one day a month (17/33)
  76. Create a guest room- Done 5/18/09
  77. Learn to snowboard
  78. Set our grocery budget to $550 a month while trying to eat sustainably and organically
  79. Potty train #4 Done! (10/9/09)
  80. Make crunchy dill pickles (09/10)
  81. Build a greenhouse
  82. Sew two more quilts and show them (0/2)
  83. Travel to my in-laws and not dread the long drive with all the kids- Done! 06/12/09
  84. Learn one new bible verse a month with my kids (0/33)
  85. Fence in my yard (started 5/8/09, nearly done 7/5/09) Done 9-2-09
  86. Learn to make meringue
  87. Play Wii with my kids one time a week (10/143)
  88. Somehow remind my husband that I appreciate him Done 12/31/-9 and still going
  89. Learn to apply make-up (never, having too many problems with reactions)
  90. Go fishing with the kids
  91. Create a long range landscaping plan for the yard
  92. Win an award at a quilt show
  93. Help my sister move up here Done (5/30/09)
  94. Increase our tithing each year by a percent (2/3)
  95. Do five chin-ups
  96. Start planning an amazing 40th birthday surprise for my hubby
  97. Take my kids to the Omaha Zoo (Done 06/27/10)
  98. Sew a quilt for the family room wall
  99. Eat vegetarian for one week.
  100. Go on a balloon ride
  101. Get up at 5:30 for one month Done 10/31/09


  1. Wow! What a neat list. It's energetic and sensible and goal oriented and challenging. Blessings to you as you keep tackling the achievements! It takes some real diligence to go back and mark the items complete -- but it's a satisfying task, isn't it?! Your 101 things in 1001 days reminds me of the Julie/Julia Project and how she had her 536 recipes in 365 days counting down on her blog. (That, by the way, is in my top three movies of all time.)

  2. That's quite a list. I'm excited to follow along and see how it goes.

  3. Love your list. I have one too, but I am not sure where I am on it these days! Thanks for sharing.