101 Things {that will consume my life} in 1001 Days

Start Date: February 12, 2009

End Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011


In progress

Healthy Changes

1. Take another Pilates class
2. Take a spin class
3. Don’t laugh… Bust out my Tae Bo with Billy Blanks dvd and work out to it every day for two weeks. (0/14)
4. Try being a vegetarian for a month
5. Go a day without TV, computer and phone
6. Prepare lunches for work for an entire month
7. Lose 20 pounds to reach goal weight (20/20)


8. Comment on 5 new blogs a day for a week (7/7)
9. For one month, write a post a day (0/30)
10. Get my Etsy shop up and running
11. Learn to use Photoshop well
12. Meet 5 of my internet buddies in person (any takers?)
13. Do a tutorial on my blog (Bib Clips, Anthropologie Floral Necklace, Anthropologie Bonheur Necklace, How to Make a Bow, Dainty Flowers for Your Hair, Felt Rosettes, Springy Rings, Classic Felt Flowers, Fancy Ruffled Shoe Clips, Scrap Paper Garland, Flag Bunting Necklace)
14. Be featured in something positively

Domestic Duties & Crafty Projects

15. Redecorate our bedroom
16. Sew a dress for Madeline
17. Bake a batch of rainbow chip cupcakes
18. Buy a mop that actually works
19. Organize spices in a spice rack
20. Make Madeline a big, cute hair bow
21. Embroider something
22. Make 10 birthday gifts (10/10)
23. Clean out my dresser
24. Fix dresser drawers and paint it
25. Try out 15 new recipes from my collection of unused recipe books (15/15)

Wifely/Motherly Things

26. Kiss Justin goodnight 365 consecutive times
27. Watch a sunset with Justin (on our way back from New York… on a plane. IT COUNTS.)
28. Take a new photo with all three of us
29. Brush up on my French and write a love letter.
30. Take a weekend trip alone with Justin
31. Go on 10 different dates that don’t involve the movie theater (7/10)
32. Plan 3 surprises for Justin (1/3)
33. Teach Madeline 5 French phrases when she starts talking (0/5)
34. Go on 3 mini family vacations (2/3)
35. Go on a big family vacation
36. Start planning for Baby Gable #2… planning, not trying. :)

Being Social & Having Fun

37. Host a fancy party for friends
38. Host a party for my side of the family
39. Host a party for Justin’s side
40. Dress up and have a girl’s night out
41. Plan and execute 5 picnics in different locations (2/5)
42. Climb to the top of a waterfall
43. Write my name in the sand
44. Complete a 1000 piece puzzle (apparently I’m 80 because this sounds like a lot of fun to me)
45. Treat 3 different girlfriends to coffee on 3 separate occasions (2/3)
46. Attend five concerts (2/5: No Doubt, Relient K)
47. Take a picture in a photobooth
48. Talk to each of my grandparents once a week (lost count, but keeping up/143)
49. Rearrange my living room
50. Watch 50 movies I’ve never seen (50/50)
51. Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium
52. Travel to Alaska again, but on vacation this time
53. Eat at three new restaurants (3/3: The Cracked Crab, Jimy Wen’s, Pismo’s)

Conquering Fears & Breaking Habits

54. Get over my red meat phobia and cook a steak dinner for the hubs
55. Try fish again (not a fan)
56. Drive a stick-shift and not die
57. Go mountain biking with Justin
58. Hike Half Dome
59. Go Paintballing (terrifies me)
60. Teach a class/lead a Bible study
61. Go a month without buying lattes
62. Sing Karaoke

Kind Things

63. Buy a bum (‘homeless person’, for the PC person I offended) some lunch
64. Send 5 people snail mail (1/5)
65. Leave sweet, anonymous notes for 3 different people (0/3)
66. Take my Dad out to coffee
67. Take my Mom to get a mani/pedi
68. Spend time talking with my brother over lunch
69. Participate in a charity walk
70. Donate clothes I don’t wear

Wise Things

71. Save money for a house
72. Go a month without spending any money on clothes
73. Limit eating out to 2 times a month
74. Begin Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps
75. Collect all change for the 1001 days and put into savings at the end

Things I Should’ve Done Long Ago

76. Invite our neighbors over for dinner
77. ATV on the beach
78. Talk out that problem with those people
79. Finish the Love & Respect devotional with Justin
80. Sell my car
81. Graciously accept every compliment I receive for a month
82. Find a new dentist
83. This one’s a secret…
84. Start and maintain a prayer journal
85. Go snowboarding
86. Get a plant and keep it alive for at least a year (Start date: 12/25/09 – it died 3/1/10)

For Me

87. Read 50 books (23/50)
88. Find and purchase these moccasins
89. Take one bubble bath a week (15 holy fail/143)
90. Let my hair grow. No more bobs.
91. Fill every page of my journal
92. Get a professional pedicure during every summer month (9/12)
93. Buy a pair of designer heels (Louboutins, Steph. Agreed.)
94. Bring out the violin and start playing again. Yes, I am a nerd.
95. Buy a little black dress that I love and that looks great
96. Find the perfect shade of red lipstick
97. Take a cooking class
98. Find my niche and perfect it
99. Properly store my wedding dress
100. Finish my box of Crest White Strips
101. Take a photo to document completed tasks (when possible)

…Because I’m 10, Apparently.

What happens when you have nothing left to read in your Google Reader, you find some old crusty gel pens, and have absolutely NOTHING to do at work? Why, plan out your next day to-do list, of course!

How sad is it that I’m looking forward to my shows so much that I actually include it in my to-do list?  I’m lame.

The Doctor’s appointment went well — was able to hear the baby’s heartbeat, which was awesome. It’s beating in the 160’s, which – according to pregnancy myths – might mean it’s a little mini-me. Oh please, oh please, oh please be a girl!

And now, I’m off to enjoy some yummy tea with my great and fabulous friend Tara.

Have fun watching The Office tonight… it’s the last one! :(