Wednesday, April 20, 2011

101 Ideas in 1001 days

I saw this idea on a blog I visited in the middle of the night last night (couldn’t sleep). The general idea is to list 101 things you want to do in the next 1001 days. This will obviously have the be a work in progress; both the ideas and the accomplishments. Should be fun though and it is good for me to have a purpose. So, in no particular order or significance. . .

This list was originally written on May 25, 2008.

  1. Attend Eucharistic Adoration at least one time each month.
  2. Attend Mass on a day other than Sunday
  3. Assemble our emergency backpacks. Buy some on sale. DONE
  4. Get rid of as much junk in that basement as I can get away with.
  5. Redo the big closet in the office. DONE
  6. Keep van vaccummed VAN SOLD
  7. Practice tennis with Rob one time per week this summer. DONE
  8. Play basketball with Rob one time per week this summer. DONE
  9. Read to Rob daily. DONE, THEN NOT DONE
  10. Actually finish a quilt block completely.
  11. Purchase more white accessories. DONE
  12. Get rid of old clothes DONE
  13. Complete a cleaning list for each room in the house.
  14. Increase my steps walked to 10,000 average per day. JOINED GYM INSTEAD – RIDING RECUMBANT BIKE DUE TO JOINT PAIN ISSUES
  15. Spend more time daily in my spiritual development. Continuing to work on, teaching School of Religion, leading a book study and attending SHE helps in this area. DONE BUT THEN GOT DIAGNOSED AND HAVE HAD TO STOP ALMOST ALL OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES. HAVE BEGUN A BIBLE STUDY WITH A NEIGHBOR FRIEND THOUGH
  16. Become systematic in my stretching, chair exercises, feet and leg therapy, back and hip therapy and weight training. IN PROGRESS
  17. Think less; do more. NEED TO WORK ON
  18. Continue to DVR what I want to watch and watch it on my schedule not their schedule. DONE
  19. Find and purchase Harmony House Symphony dinnerware in chartruese.
  20. Use the library DONE
  21. Take Rob to the pool twice a week during the summer. DONE
  22. Use Craigslist to get rid of things we no longer need/want.
  23. Make at least 100 cards using my stamps and scrapbook paper.
  24. Make at least 40 scrapbook pages
  25. Get Cassidy the book about the teacher and the bunny rabbit. DONE
  26. Build at least one bookshelf with Rob. DONE
  27. Pray more for my children and their spouses and children. Doing it
  28. Weigh 150 pounds (which would mean I would be maintaining that weight for some period of time) THANKS TO MY DIAGNOSIS THAT IS NOT HAPPENING
  29. Grow our own herbs; I’m thinking sweet basil, oregano, parsley to start with. YOU SHOULD SEE THE BASIL
  30. Get a handle on my chocolate addiction; eliminating it if I can. DOING MUCH, MUCH BETTER
  31. Figure out how to get my WFMW entries to pop up like she wants them to – this is driving me nuts! DONE
  32. Start a vegetable garden DONE
  33. Plant bulbs Carol R. gave me. DONE let's hope they come up in the spring. (They didn’t))
  34. Go to Mass an additional day each week
  35. Go back out to the arboretum with my camera
  36. Bless the house daily with Rob
  37. Stop the madness with CVS (I have stopped the madness) DONE
  38. Stop the newspaper paper copy DONE
  39. Turn off HBO DONE
  40. Set up garage for Greg to rebuild motorcycle (Got that done on 6/28!)
  41. Water plants on Wednesdays DONE
  42. Menu plan on Mondays
  43. Laminate the recipes I am going to use as our regulars from now on
  44. Speak with Rob daily about the Regnum Christi resolution or some other such spiritual matter
  45. Dust something daily
  46. Read You on a Diet DONE
  47. Finish a crochet block.
  48. Buy a new refrigerator DONE
  49. Determine my role in Kathleen’s life and implement it DONE
  50. Cook more at home DONE
  51. Have Rob write a fish story DONE
  52. Figure out when 1001 Days is over DONE -Februay 21, 2011.
  53. Plan a vacation DONE
  54. Determine what vitamins and minerals to take DONE
  55. Take vitamin D 3 Doing it
  56. Start riding the recumbant 3 times a week
  57. Mistreat kitchen window (insert a blue and yellow panel on bottom third of curtain) (or change out the panels to a different color with those I got on clearance)
  58. Mistreat bedroom window (insert above blue third panel on bottom of tan one and add a trim piece)
  59. Hang curtains in my new studio
  60. Make a collage of me
  61. Make a prayer journal
  62. Listen to books on tape DONE
  63. Write a TOPS letter once a month. DONE
  64. Get TOPS folders in order DONE
  65. Find out about Ascensions Bible Timeline Study Doesn't fit my schedule. Check for 2010 GOT SICK
  66. Find Familia contact person and see if a season one is going on anywhere (Done) Check for 2010 GOT SICK
  67. Listen to music more and talk radio less Now listening to books on tape instead DONE
  68. Spend more time enjoying Rob's fish Enjoying it so much, I’m getting my own DONE
  69. Get playroom organized
  70. Price carpet for playroom, stairway and hallway We put wood laminate on stairway and hallway! Playroom still to be determined
  71. Plan another vacation Quick trip to St. Louis DONE
  72. Get a procedure in place for birthday cards
  73. Pray more
  74. Listen to books on tape to get more reading done. DONE
  75. Clean up blog
  76. Figure out how to signup for an online photo place
  77. Write more creatively
  78. Keep working on the learning how to draw book
  79. Keep up with my friends a bit better Doing it
  80. Keep loving my husband Doing it
  81. Keep being a good mom Doing it
  82. Ask for help in the room mom duties Seems to have worked itself out DONE
  83. Ask Carol to bring her grandson along to a movie or something else that Rob and I would do (Done)
  84. Follow Greg on a motorcycle trip DONE
  85. Get Rob a Wii Fit then use it Finally found one on Friday. It is fun.
  86. Drink more water
  87. Finish this list DONE
  88. Enjoy the process of everything (Doing it)
  89. Find a buffet for the dining room Found it Candel, just have to get the money to buy it
  90. Buy a BlendTec
  91. Start green smoothie plan
  92. Scan loose paper
  93. Figure out a coupon plan
  94. Get items on Craingslist or get rid of them
  95. Move remaining clutter from Greg’s exercise area
  96. Hook up printer to Apple computer APPLE DIED
  97. Figure out filter program for e-mail DONE LOVING THE OIB
  98. Figure out gardening plan for next year DONE
  99. Box up old files that we need to keep, but don’t need to keep on main floor
  100. Arrange a birthday party for Rob in 2011
  101. Figure out tennis tournament schedule and get Rob going on it PARTIALLY DONE

1 comment:

  1. So, the 1001 days are over. I am working on a new 101 things post so stay tuned. I have to say that it was fun to periodically review this list and mark the ones that I had completed. Sometimes you get more things done that you think you do and sometimes, goals that you thought were important turn out to be not so much.