Thursday, April 14, 2011

101 in 1,001

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.

The Start Date:


The End Date:

1. Read 50 books (5/50)
2. Give a 100% tip
3. Do an anonymous favor
4. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
5. Go jogging 3x per week for 3 weeks (completed April 2011)
6. Lose 25 pounds by day 275 (01/14/12)
7. Keep off lost weight until baby #2
8. Drink water as my only beverage for 1 week
9. Run in 4 5ks (2/4) (My first 5k experience)
10. Run a 10k
11. Run a half marathon
12. Participate in a trail run
13. Take a yoga class
14. Write a great review and send letter and flowers for positive customer service experience

For Mr. Hunnel
15. Go on 5 dinner dates with Mr. H (2/5) (8/25/11, 11/21/11)
16. Take Mr. H on surprise date
17. Go to the movies 3 times, Mr. H’s choice (1/3) (8/25/11)
18. Send something to Mr. H’s office for no reason
19. Play tennis together
20. Plan a traditional picnic with basket and blanket

For Little C
21. Finish room design
22. Participate in 1 Geocaching adventure
23. Create a scavenger hunt
24. Visit Disneyland 6 times (6/6) (We went lots!)
25. Visit 6 new parks (0/6)
26. Visit 3 zoos (0/3)
27. Carve a pumpkin (Halloween 2011)

Immediate Family (Mr. Hunnel & Little C)
28. Go on 5 family camping trips (2/5) (Read about it here)
29. Visit Yosemite National Park
30. Visit Yellowstone National Park
31. Take a random road trip
32. Sleep under the stars
33. Go on a cruise
34. Add to our family (Baby #2)
Extended Family (Everyone else)
35. Have professional photos taken on both sides
36. Go on a family trip with each side to a destination

37. Go on a girls only trip to somewhere overnight (Done!)
38. Bring someone a home-cooked meal
39. Go on a trip with another couple
40. Host 2 events at our home for friends (0/2)

41. Go to a neighborhood meeting or event
42. Take 2 classes at a community college (0/2)
43. Learn to knit
44. Cross-stitch something
45. Go Golfing
46. See 10 classic movies
47. Write advance directives, and get husband to do so too
48. Make Family binder for organization of all important info
49. Get a passport
50. Use passport
51. Buy something from Etsy
52. Wear Nothing Black for 1 week
53. Go skiing
54. Invest in DSLR camera
55. Hike to Saddleback Mountain
56. Backup all pictures and files to external hard drive
57. Write 101 postcards or letters (1/101)
58. Take a toll painting class

59. Visit 5 Museums (0/5)
60. See a Ballet
61. See a Musical
62. Attend a Midnight Movie Premiere
63. See a Jazz Concert
64. Attend opening day of Santa Anita
65. Visit 4 hockey arenas (0/4)
66. See a Play

67. Attend a cooking class
68. Plant an herb garden
69. Use herbs in 5 recipes (0/5)
70. Cook something new from a cookbook for 7 days straight (0/7)
71. Try each cooking method (0/9)
72. Try a new recipe from one of my cookbooks 
73. Make French Toast
74. Make English Muffins from scratch
75. Take a Cake Decorating class
76. Make pasta from scratch

77. Publish at least 1 post daily for 30 days straight (0/30)
78. Publish at least 100 blog posts (100/100)
79. Do a “Day in the Life” blog
80. Post a “What’s in my bag?” blog
81. Still be blogging one year from now
82. Do a photo-only post
83. Have custom blog design
84. Attend a bloggers conference

Home Improvement
85. Paint 2nd bathroom
86. Remove wallpaper from 2nd bathroom
87. Paint guest bedroom
88. New Kitchen countertops
89. Decorate Master Bedroom
90. Put up 5 Picture collages (0/5)
91. Clear out garage
92. Put in Recessed lighting in Living Room

93. Create a family birthday card list and send out cards to family members
94. Put a dollar a day into a container for the duration of this 1001 day period.
95. Cook a soufflé ( I know should be under cooking, but random is me trying to get to 101)
96. Go surf fishing with Mr. Hunnel
97. Be a guest blogger on someone's blog   My guest post!
98. Moisturize morning and night for 30 days (0/30)
99. Go to bed by 10 pm every night for one week (0/7)
100. Knit a blanket

101. Send a care package to one of the individuals (drawn at random) who comments on this blog.


Kathe said...

Good luck on completing your list. Looks like it will be fun and adventurous. I didn't see any trips to Idaho on your list!

Casey said...

I'm so glad you put a list together! Here's to hoping we accomplish some of these together!!

Amy said...

HI! I am in love with this idea...and I'm going to be making my own list! How inspiring!!! By the way, thank you for following my blog...I'll be following you back! :)


Amy said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog! You TOTALLY inspired me! But it took awhile to make up my list! :) So far so good!

Laura said...

Visiting from 20sb. I love your 101 list. I hope you are well on your way to accomplishing your goals! I am not moving too quickly on mine...only about 7 completed so far. But I'm doing great on my 30 before 30 list :).

Patience said...

I'm commenting to be entered for a gift package ;)

The Sherman Four said...

ohhh this is a good one! This is Sarah Sherman from the OC mom group on Facebook. I like your blog! I don't do much in the area of blogging except personal pics...and I have gotten worse at it for sure! I really like the 101 in 1001 though!

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