101 in 1001 Project

 Carly @ Being Carly has inspired me to take on this project. I’m always wanting to do lots of things so I hope this deadline will help me get my butt in gear!
The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. 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.
Start Date: November 22, 2009
End Date: August 19, 2012

Here’s a list of the things that I will accomplish before my dear law school spouse starts his last semester of law school!

1. Finish honeymoon scrapbook [Completed 1/31/11]
2. Scrapbook at least one page per month (1/33)
Page 1

3. Blog about each completed task (23/101)
4. Blog every day for a month.
5. Clear out RSS feed and keep only those blogs that I truly enjoy reading. [Completed 12/8/09]

6. Go out with friends at least once a month (16/33)
Nov '09, Dec '09, Jan '10, Feb '10, March '10, April '10May '10, July '10, Aug '10Sept '10, Oct '10, Nov '10, Dec '10Jan '11, Feb '11March '11, April '11, June '11, July '11, Aug '11
7. Have a pizza delivered to a friend in another city as a surprise
8. Host a game night
9. Make cookies from scratch and mail them to five people (0/5)
10. Send 10 cards to friends just because (0/10)
11. Send a random care package to a friend
12. Put change in someone’s parking meter
13. Play five video games with Husband (1/5)
 Epic Mickey
14. Make Husband his favorite dinner and dessert by request

15. Make it all the way through 10 push ups
16. Refinish/redecorate one piece of furniture
17. Go down 2 clothing sizes (0/2)
18. Take a photography class
19. Upgrade my point-and-shoot camera to an SLR [Completed 12/13/10]
20. Go to the gym at least 3 days a week (5/147)
21. Complete Couch to 5K program
22. Learn to drive a manual transmission
23. Spend at least one night in a really classy hotel [Completed 2/2/10]
24. Write someone a thank-you letter, but not for a present (e.g., old teacher, author of a book I read)
25. At least BEGIN learning French
26. Drive the speed limit for five days (0/5)
27. Take more photos!
28. Take at least one Continuing Education class
29. Drink only water & tea for one week
30. Organize a girl’s night/weekend with my closest friends
31. No fast food for one week [Completed 4/18/10]
32. Write a business plan for my wedding planning business
33. Get laser eye surgery to fix my eyesight
34. Prepare monologue for a professional theatrical audition
35. Audition for a professional (i.e. paying) company

36. Learn how to make my mother-in-law’s Italian pasta sauce
37. Try a kind of fruit I've never had before
38. Try a kind of vegetable I've never had before
39. Start a new Christmas tradition
40. Attend a New Year’s Eve celebration
41. Try 5 new recipes (0/5)
42. Host a movie night at my home
43. Build a snowman and photograph it
44. Go to the movies… ALONE [Completed 1/20/11]
45. Try 10 new restaurants (3/10)
Aya Sofia, Buffalo Brewing Company, Dewey's Pizza 
46. Go to a pub trivia night. [Completed 2/4/10]
47. Buy a beautiful dress and have Husband take me somewhere nice
48. Attend a midnight movie premier
49. Make breakfast for dinner
50. Attend a St. Louis Symphony concert [Completed 4/28/10]
51. Bake a pie from scratch
52. Go to a free summer concert
53. Attend a dance class

54. Visit friend and new baby in DC
55. Visit a National Park
56. Visit Universal Orlando when the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens
57. Take a week’s vacation to a place other than Disneyworld [Completed 12/18/10]
58. Visit a country outside of North America [Completed 12/18/10]
59. Take a hot air balloon ride
60. Go on a roadtrip with no predetermined destination

Money and Finances
61. Save at least $1000 for our joint account cushion
62. Have 3 months of income in the bank
63. Create and stick to a solid budget
64. Start, manage and then spend a Christmas fund

65. Read five Jane Austen books (1/5)
Pride and Prejudice
66. Read 5 “classics” that I never read in high school or college (0/5)
67. Join a book club
68. Ask 5 friends to recommend a book, read all 5 (0/5)

List Related
69. Write a list of tasks to do in 1001 days. [Completed 11/21/09]
70. Post this on my blog so I can be accountable. [Completed 11/21/09]
71. Put a counter on the blog to remind of the time remaining for these tasks. [Completed 11/21/09]
72. Put $5 in savings for each completed task (23/101)
73. Celebrate the completion of 101 things with a bottle of champagne!

74. Purge wardrobe of anything I haven't worn in the past two years [Completed 06/17/11]
75. Join a parish closer to my new townhouse [Completed 2/7/10]
76. Attend church every Sunday for 15 weeks consecutively to develop a habit (15/15)
2/7/10; 2/14/10; 2/21/10; 2/28/10; 3/7/10; 3/13/10; 3/21/10; 3/28/10; 3/3/10; 3/11/10; 3/18/10; 3/25/10; 5/2/10; 5/9/10; 5/16/10; 5/22/10 [Completed 5/22/10]
77. Participate in a walk/run for a good cause
78. Put my business card into at least 10 free lunch contests (1/10)
79. Finalize wedding album from two and a half years ago! [Completed 3/11/10]
80. Buy fresh flowers once a month (6/34)
December 2009, January 2010, April 2010, July 2010, February 2011, June 2011, September 2011
81. Buy a "new" outfit from the thrift store [Completed 5/18/10]
82. Take a very girly bubble bath
83. Spend a day, or a morning, going to garage sales [Completed 5/8/10]
84. Get a massage [Completed 5/5/10]
85. Buy something from 5 different Etsy stores (3/5)
Number one, Number two, Number three , Number four
86. Make a headboard for the guest bedroom
87. Find out my blood type!
88. Catalog or record all the books I read/have read.
89. Go for one week without buying anything from or of Starbucks [Completed 7/19/20]
90. Buy and keep at least one houseplant alive or decide to decorate with fake plants.
91. Get a new laptop [Completed 4/6/10]
92. Put away the last lingering box from the move to the new townhouse [Completed 7/18/10]
93. Research my ancestors to create a family tree with anecdotes from family members
94. Scan my printed photos
95. Scan Husband’s family photos
96. Hang artwork in the new townhouse
97. Organize the storage room
98. Organize crafting room [Completed 4/26/10]
99. Watch 26 movies, each one starting with a different letter (5/ 26)
A - Avatar, B - The Big Lebowski, C - The Core, D - Despicable Me, E - Elizabeth: The Golden Age, F, G - The Goonies, H, I - Iron Man 2, J, K, L, M - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, N, O, P, Q, R, S - Sherlock Holmes, T - Time Traveler's Wife, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
100. Get a pet. Any kind will do!
101. Buy a new washer and dryer