Monday, July 28, 2008


1001 days breaks down into 143 weeks or 33 months or 2.75 years

Here's how I'm doing at almost a month in:

21. Start and finish PROJECT 365 (24/365)

23. Post 1 recipe a week on blog (I've posted quite a few)

32. Read the Bible in 2 different translations (I'm reading The Message right now)

33. Read at least 10 books I haven't read before (Just finished the book below, Lost Boy by
Greg Laurie

34. Write in journal at least once a week (3/143)

37. Identify 50 things that make me happy (13/50)

44. Crush cans at least every other day (AC is doing it every day)

49. Have a clean empty sink every night before bed (check)

58. Do laundry when have basket full (check)

59. Clean each room at least twice a week (check)

65. Phone family at least once a month (check)

66. Phone friends at least once a month (check)

68. Give weekly to charity (Harvest Crusade, Robin's Nest)

72. Keep checkbook neat (check)

96. Bathe dogs once every 2 weeks (check)

99. Seek peace (trying)

100. Laugh often (trying but there's been alot of heavy stuff going on so it's been kinda hard)

101. Love well (of course)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My List

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).

Here's my list:

Started 7/4/2008, ending 4/1/2011

1. eat healthy according to ulcer
2. do taebo 3 times a week for at least 3 months straight
3. no alcohol for at least 90 days straight
4. go to dr for ulcer and menopause
5. help T eat healthier
6. lose at least 30 lbs
7. do ab rocket 3 times a week for at least 3 months straight
8. get annual physical
9. quit caffeine

10. go back to Jamaica
11. visit my mom
12. take camping trip to the beach
13. spend a weekend in SanDiego and go to the zoo and SeaWorld
14. go to the river at least once a year
15. go to Vegas at least once a year
16. go to beach at lest twice a year
17. see Mt Rushmore or the Grand Canyon

18. finish at least 2 scrapbooks
19. organize and keep organized all photos
20. learn to use sewing machine
21. start and finish PROJECT 365
22. enter a photo contest
23. post 1 recipe a week on blog
24. make a skirt with sewing machine
25. learn to drive the boat
26. learn how to make homemade tortillas
27. learn how to make cheesecake
28. get a laptop
29. get a telephoto lens

30. go to church at least twice a month
31. take kids to Fri night church at least twice a month
32. read through the Bible in 2 different translations
33. read at least 10 books I haven't read before
34. write in journal at least once a week
35. think of 5 blessings every day
36. read 10 classic novels I haven't read before
37. identify 50 things that make me happy
38. have kids to Bible time every weeknight
39. vote in every election
40. walk in at least one of Jade's walkathons

41. re-do bathroom
42. buy a house
43. grow a real vegetable garden
44. crush cans every other day
45. plant an apple tree
46. hang curtains in AC's room
47. paint kitchen
48. set up a personal info binder
49. have a clean, empty sink every night before bed
50. keep yard weeded
51. clean out bookshelves
52. clean out my closet
53. clean out all kid's old books and games
54. organize everything for rummage sale in Sept
55. dispose of old flag properly
56. put up new flag
57. take pics of everything in house for insurance
58. do laundry when I have a basketful
59. clean each room once every 2 weeks
60. buy fireproof safe for important papers
61. clean T's house once every 2 weeks
62. clean out shed
63. organize recipes
64. buy curtains for my room

65. phone family at least once a month
66. phone friends at least once a month
67. keep in touch with Class of 81

68. give weekly to charity
69. pay off all credit cards
70. put money in savings every week, no matter how little
71. file bills and paperwork weekly
72. keep checkbook neat
73. donate 100,000 grains of rice at
74. up the % of check that goes into 401k
75. refinance car
76. pay off old loan
77. stay on budget
78. open savings account for both kids
79. get life insurance

80. get manicure and pedicure with KT
81. go out to dinner once a month (not including taco night)
82. take a picture of kids once a month
83. take flowers to cemetary once a month
84. go for ice cream once a month May-Sept
85. attend school site council meetings
86. organize and sell old magazines on Ebay
87. attend all of kid's events/games
88. throw a surprise party for T or one of the kids
89. bake cookies for everyone one Christmas
90. bake cookies with kids once a month
91. put together an earthquake kit
92. pay for person behind me in line
93. put together car emergency kit
94. get an oil change every 3000 miles
95. wash car every 2 weeks
96. bathe dogs every 2 weeks
97. walk dogs every night when weather permits
98. transfer videos to dvds
99. seek peace
100. laugh often
101. love well
I thought it would be really difficult to come up with 101 things. It wasn't. I've already started some things. I'll update that part later this week.

Monday, July 7, 2008


I've found from perusing multiple blogs, that there are quite a few people doing the "101 THINGS IN 1001 DAYS". I decided to join up. I'm in the process of making up my list.