Tuesday, February 27, 2007

101 in 1001

Alright, I was searching websites about homeschooling and I came across a lady named Lindsey's blog. As I searched her blog I came across her "101 in 1001" list. I thought it was a good idea and would keep me motivated to do different things. So here is how it works and here is my list.

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (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. Need help figuring out your ending date? GO HERE.The

Reward: Personal satisfaction of a job well done...and lots of things accomplished you really needed or wanted to do

Start Date: February 27, 2007

End Date: November 24, 2009

Liza's List 50% Finished as of January 5, 2009

1. Go on 25 dates with Chris. ~We've got 15 in so far.
2. Make a special present for Chris (I know what it is, but I don't want him to know).
3. Finish Chris's cross stitch.
4. Make a "coupon book" for Chris. Finished 3/26/07
5. Find a babysitter we trust so we can go on more dates. Finished 4/11/07

6. Spend 1 hour a day with Libby (pure Libby time) for 1 month-it’s not that I don’t spend time with her…I just don’t do it in long enough stretches of time. Finished 12/12/07
7. Feed Libby the "right" way for one full month. Finished.
8. Take Libby to the apple orchard. Finished 10/20/07
9. Take Libby to the zoo. Finished 6/8/07
10. Get a kitten for Libby.
11. Save $500 in spare change for Libby's education

12. Create a family mailbox. Finished 8/23/07
13. Leave Libby with grandparents for whole week and go on vacation with Chris.
14. Send grandma and grandpa Libby art once a month for 3 months. Finished 3/30/08
15. Send my sisters a card once a month for a year.
16. Visit with mamaw and Bessie. Finished 8/28/07
17. Make it to one family reunion.
18. Visit grandma's grave. Finished 8/28/07
19. Visit great grandma's grave. Finished 8/27/07

20. Go to Shawna's wedding. Finished 8/2/08
21. See Sara within first month of Ruby's birth. Finished 7/4/07
22. Visit Josh and Jenny.
23. Visit with the Ni's. Finished 11/24/07
24. Visit with Chad, Jennifer and Corbin. Finished 10/08
25. Visit with Dale and Amanda. Finished 12/08
26. Meet 2 new online friends who are stay-at-home moms and home school. Finished 3/9/07
27. Have 20 different people over to our house.
28. Compliment 10 random people. Finished 6/8/07

29. Sell our house in Indiana. Finished 8/31/07
30. Build a house here in Iowa. Finished 6/27/08
31. Have a baby. Finished 12/20/07
32. Potty train Libby. Finished 1/31/07
33. Write out my will.
34. Get a pedicure.
35. Go ice skating.
36. Go to one concert. Finished 4/25/08
37. Wear only dresses for one whole week.
38. Vote in 2008 election. Finished 11/08

39. Find a special place to pray. Finished 6/13/07
40. Read all of Psalms. Finished 10/25/07
41. Memorize 5 scripture verses. Finished 3/31/08
42. Read 5 commentaries about the Bible (subject matter may vary).
43. Read a chapter of the Bible for understanding 5 days a week for one month. Finished 1/5/08
44. Begin serving in a ministry that compliments my spiritual gifts. Finished 4/5/07
45. Lead/host a ladies/moms Bible Study group in my home.
46. Find a missionary to support.
47. Go on a week long mission’s trip (with or without family).

48. Get down to 200 pounds.
49. Get down to final 175 pounds.
50. Write meal plans 5 weeks in a row.
51. Follow the meal plans.
52. Compile a list of 100 favorite recipes.
53. Cook ALL meals for two weeks...no eating out.
54. Make a new recipe for every night for a week.
55. Make soup for freezing.
56. Go one week with no desserts.
57. Walk 1500 miles.
58. Use my walking video (5 miles) 3 times a week for 1 month.
59. Buy a pedometer. Finished 3/14/07
60. Participate (whether run or walk) in a 5k race.
61. Make a weight lifting plan for myself. Finished 3/9/07
62. Buy an MP3 player, i-pod, or some music machine for exercising.

63. Make a budget. Finished 12/08
64. Stick to the budget for 3 months.
65. Don't buy ANY new clothes until I reach a size 14. Finished 3/30/07
66. Make a price comparison notebook for Sam's Club trips. Finished 10/28/07
67. Learn to make some Christmas presents instead of buy them all.
68. Donate items to the local Crisis Pregnancy Center. Finished 4/9/08
69. Send a $50 donation to an organization that needs it. Finished 2/9/08
70. Decorate Libby's birthday cake again. Finished 3/27/08

71. Write a children's story.
72. Try to get it published.
73. Read Libby 1000 books.
74. Teach Libby the alphabet. Finished 12/30/07
75. Teach Libby colors. Finished 12/30/07
76. Get prepared for home schooling.
77. Buy books from "Before Five in a Row".
78. Learn sign language.
79. Finish reading my "Christmas" books. Finished 8/26/07.

80. Learn 2 random words from the dictionary each week for a month.
81. Learn what birds look like and their names from Anne and Nancy.

82. Get on a home keeping schedule and STAY ON IT (1 month minimum).
83. Clean closet, get rid of clothes I don't wear. Finished 4/27/07
84. Clean out linens closet. Finished.
85. Have my own organized office space.
86. Iron laundry for one whole month.
87. Decorate master bathroom. Finished.
88. Decorate guest bathroom. Finished.

89. Finish Nancy and Anne's cross stitch.
90. Finish Libby's second scrap book.
91. Work on grandparent’s 50th anniversary scrapbook.
92. Learn basic sewing.
93. Finish wall quilt.
94. Make pumpkin pie from fresh pumpkin. Finished 10/8/07.
95. Bake bread from scratch.

96. Go an entire week with no computer. Finished 7/10/07
97. No television while Chris is at work for 1 week. Finished 11/16/07
98. Back up all digital pictures onto cd (once every 6 months).
99. Figure out how to make my blog look COOL! Finished 4/10/08

100. Organize/categorize this list. Finished 2/28/07
101. Make a new 101 things list when this one is finished.


Dave Woods said...

Yeah for 25 and 34

mama2dibs said...

Now it's yeah for 13 and 14

Dave Woods said...

Ya that's what I'm talking about.

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

This is great! I'm so impressed by your list...especially the 1500 miles one! :) YOU CAN DO IT!

God bless!

Kari said...

Welcome to the blog party!
Nice blog!

Anonymous said...

Awww, I'm so glad you were inspired to make your own list! You will come to love working with it - it makes you feel like you're accomplishing something, LOL! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and happy partying!