Monday, March 15, 2010

101 in 1001 list

I love lists.
I love the feeling of crossing things off of those lists.
Sometimes in the middle of doing something, I stop so that I can write it down on a list so that I can CROSS IT OFF.
Such a satisfying feeling.

So imagine my absolute and utter delight when I found this site.  I now have a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days (and yes, I did write down "Make list of 101 in 1001" on my master list ;))

In no particular order, here are just a few of my goals for the next 1001 days.        

   Hobbies
1.  Learn to play one song on the guitar
2.  Learn a new song on the piano
3.  Take pictures of every task on here
4.  Complete the DeLorem challenge
5.  Take a good picture of a waterfall
6.  Ride a tandem bike
7.  Be able to identify 5 different local birds
8.  Make a toy
9.  Get our geocache total to more than 1000
10.  Do 10 of the things in 1000 Things to Do Before You Die
11.  Make a purse or bag
12.  Grow herbs
13.  Take a photography class
14.  Finish a scrapbook
15.  Knit something other than a scarf
16.  Do one craft project a month
17.  Take one picture per day for a month
18.  Make a pillowcase dress

Food
19.  Have a foreign food night
20.  Go to a place on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
21.  Go to a place from Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations
22.  Try sushi
23.  Have an April Fool's dinner
24.  Make a big holiday dinner (Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc)
25.  Find 5 good and inexpensive organic recipes
26.  Make a vegetarian meal that J doesn't say “Where's the meat?”
27.  One new recipe per month
28.  Make file of yummy recipes
29.  Try 1 new food per month
30.  Stick to a menu for 1 week
31.  Eat at least one thing that I've grown
32.  Learn to can properly

Organization/Cleaning/Home
33.  Keep room clean for 2 weeks
34.  Plant new grass
35.  Put all pictures on CD
36.  Organize all pictures
37.  Christmas cards sent out on time
38.  Make lists of things in pantry to put on doors
39.  Fix kitchen light
40.  Move the fridge and vacuum behind and under it 2 times a year
41.  Touch up paint in entrance to kitchen
42.  Paint entrance to our bath
43.  Put pictures in the frames on hutch
44.  Go to bed with a clean house for 1 week
45.  Paint our bathroom
46.  Paint the hall
47.  Clean out the garage

Travel
48.  Take G to a pumpkin patch
49.  Take G to Apple Hill
50.  Go to a zoo
51.  Go away with J
52.  Geocache our way through a roadtrip
53.  Visit three Olympic parks
54.  Go on vacation with friends
55.  Visit 2 new states

Self
56.  “Get ready” (hair, clothes, make-up)every day for one month
57.  Go on a girl date with Chels
58.  See a picture of myself that I honestly l like
59.  Make a new friend
60.  Drive on the freeway
61.  Memorize 1 Scripture per month

Health
62.  Participate in a half-marathon
63.  Take a new fitness class at the gym
64.  Do a bike ride from bikethewest.com
65.  Take multivitamin everyday for a month
66.  Stick to low carb high protein eating plan for 1 month
67.  Go hiking
68.  Workout 3 times per week for 3 months

Family
69.  Family picture taken once a month
70.  Teach Gracie her ABCs
71.  Teach Gracie a memory verse
72.  Sleep under the stars as a family
73.  Have another baby
74.  Go camping
75.  Take G horseback riding

Movies
76.  Watch all the John Wayne movies we have
77.  Watch the Top 100 movies (Yahoo list)

Reading
78.  Read Bible once per week for 1 year
79.  Read from the Bible as a family once a week for 3 months
80.  Read through the Bible
81.  Do everything I plan to do in a book challenge
82.  Read 10 favorite young adult books
83.  Read or listen to half of the books on the Top 100 list that I have
84.  Be part of a book club
85.  Read at least 1 book a month for 1 year


Money
86.  Go 1 week without extra spending
87.  Go one month without extra spending
88.  Stick to a budget

Enjoying life
89.  Lie down on the grass and watch the sky with G
90.  Watch a sunset
91.  Watch a sunrise
92.  Go to the taping of a TV show
93.  Go to one new store or restaurant per month
94.  Talk to my grandma about her life
95.  Talk to my grandma and grandpa about their lives

Other
96.  Pay for someone behind me in line (food, toll, etc)
97.  Find the “perfect present” for 5 people
98.  Finish d├ęcor in Sunday School room
99.  Win a giveaway
100.  Get mentioned on a blog
101.  Win a photo challenge


I love it!!!  I feel l like I will really be able to challenge myself in a lot of these.  Get out of my comfort zone (make a new friend?!  Yikes!), explore more of my world (and other people's worlds), see and do things that I would not have done otherwise.  Needless to say, I AM EXCITED!!!

3 comments:

Noj Rotsap said...

Vegetarian meal: pesto minestrone soup. i have the recipe if you want.

Or a nice portabello based lasagna.

Noj Rotsap said...

Also, try the sushi place in carson- very good, authentic, and cheap.

Noj Rotsap said...

vegetarian dishes worth pursuing:

Carrot soup with grilled cheese onion and portabello mushroom sandwiches

Pesto minestrone soup in fresh sourdough bowls

Portabello based lasagna.


I have both soup recipes and an excellent vegetarian cookbook btw.