101 in 1001

The Mission: To complete 101 tasks in 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific, measurable, and well defined. They must also be realistic but require some amount of work to complete.

Started: July 3, 2009
Deadline: March 31, 2012
Items Completed: 24/101

Not Done
In Progress
Completed
Notes with Links

  1. Start a new blog feature.
  2. Make a pie from scratch.
  3. Watch 5 movies from this site. (1/5) Shop Around the Corner
  4. Completely organize the scrapbook room.
  5. Lose enough weight to feel good about myself.
  6. Do something new with my hair.
  7. Paint our bedroom.
  8. Buy one quality pair of comfortable heels.
  9. Thoroughly clean out my closet.
  10. Go to Fredericksburg.
  11. Figure out a practical way to organize my tupperware cabinet.
  12. Send out 10 cards, just because. (3/10)
  13. Wash the car by hand, 4 times. (0/4)
  14. Work out 7 days in a row, twice. (0/2)
  15. Go on a picnic with Stephen.
  16. Repaint the hallway.
  17. Put my pictures on CDs.
  18. Make an entire gourmet meal from scratch.
  19. Save $10 for each completed item.
  20. Make a cheesecake. Done, for our 2 year anniversary.
  21. Organize the bathroom cabinets.
  22. Be a kid for a day.
  23. Buy a rug for the entryway.
  24. Post at least one photo each week.
  25. Get an Uppercase Living design for laundry room (or comparable).
  26. Host a Pampered Chef party.
  27. Make Stephen breakfast in bed.
  28. Go to the zoo.
  29. Paint the kitchen.
  30. Go to the Children’s Museum.
  31. Clean the ovens.
  32. Have 100% of the laundry done at one time.
  33. Get 3 more Avon customers. (1/3)
  34. Spend a Saturday cooking and freezing meals. Done on 8/22/09. Will do again!
  35. Start a prayer journal. Started on 7/9/09
  36. Eat a leisurely dinner on the back porch with a bottle of wine.
  37. Try a new shampoo.
  38. Get rid of one piece of furniture.
  39. (NEED A GOAL HERE.)
  40. Host a dinner party for my in-laws.
  41. Host a dinner party for my family.
  42. Organize the pantry.
  43. Send flowers to someone.
  44. Find a place to pick berries. 5/1/10
  45. Go to a winery.
  46. Go to bed at 9:30 three times. (3/3)
  47. Make 3 Pioneer Woman recipes. (3/3) Many!!
  48. Organize my recipes.
  49. Give blood.
  50. Spend a day at home doing nothing.
  51. Don’t buy anything but groceries for one month.
  52. No cokes for one month.
  53. No chocolate for 2 weeks.
  54. Sponsor a child during Christmas.
  55. Visit a farmer’s market.
  56. Fry something. Chicken breasts. Yum!
  57. Try 5 new cheeses.
  58. Take my lunch to work for a month without missing a day.
  59. Send a letter with our Christmas card.
  60. Make a successful rice or orzo dish.
  61. Have a coffee date with a girl friend.
  62. Finish the bathroom.
  63. Go to the doctor and get a prescription for Imitrex.
  64. Buy a black belt.
  65. Recover corkboard in laundry room.
  66. Go to San Antonio.
  67. Buy something from Etsy. Computer case.
  68. Finish Christmas shopping by December 10.
  69. Encourage one person to do 101 in 1001. I hear there are a few: Sarah, Amanda, Mandy, Lyndsey, Stephenie
  70. Eat pizza and watch Zoolander with Stephen.
  71. Reread “For Women Only.”
  72. Clean the ceiling fans.
  73. Clean the carpet in the master bedroom.
  74. Donate money to KSBJ.
  75. Eat at 10 new restaurants. (6/10) (1. El Gusto in Galveston, 2. Rudy & Paco’s 3. Sunflower Bakery 4. Dolce Vita 5. Loma Linda 6. Iron Works)  
  76. Watch the History of Baseball DVD’s that Papa lent me.
  77. Learn to sew.
  78. Start a recycling system for our house.
  79. Have my parents over to play the Wii.
  80. Crochet a scarf and give it away.
  81. Grill something (instead of having Stephen do it). I’m not too bad at this! It’s not my fault if the recipe is bad.
  82. Take Rookie to the dog park.
  83. Read through my Martha Stewart Housekeeping Handbook and share some of the secrets with you.
  84. Be more intentional about memorizing Scripture. 
  85. Buy a flag pole.
  86. Clean and organize my office.
  87. Go to a Christian concert.
  88. Read 3 classic novels. (0/3)
  89. Use our gift certificate to see a play at TUTS.
  90. Start saving money for blinds for the living rooms and kitchen.
  91. Do something impulsive, without regret.
  92. Don’t buy any new books, only used.
  93. Play mini golf with Stephen.
  94. Rent a TV series that I’ve never seen.
  95. Watch a sunrise.
  96. Go to two garage sales just for fun.
  97. Replace the lights above my vanity. Spray painted the old ones!
  98. Go to Schlitterbahn.
  99. Renew and add to our CD when it has matured.
  100. If this process was enjoyable, create a new 101 in 1001.
  101. Donate $10 to a charity for every goal not met.

24 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ashley  |  July 3, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I just love winerys! We’re thinking of checking out a new one next weekend!

    And we got my mom a Wii for her birthday and her and my dad use theirs more than we use ours! They just love it!

    Maybe I need a 101 in 1001 list…

  • 2. Lauren From Texas  |  July 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I will be the girlfriend with whom you get coffee. I am volunteering my time and resources.

  • 3. taraSG  |  July 3, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Great list! Good luck!

  • 4. mom  |  July 7, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    #49 – A wonderful thing to do if you can; #63 – also some phenegan for nausea; #74 Did you miss “shar-a-thon” this year?

  • 5. ashley-cita  |  July 10, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Great list!
    The 101 in 1001 has been fun so far, but I think I overstretched on some of mine ;-)
    Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment!

  • 6. Tiffany  |  July 13, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Just wanted to let you know that you inspired me and I am in the process of choosing my 101 goals! I am also trying to decide how to post it! Stay tuned and hopefully you can cross another off your list soon!

  • 7. Cassie  |  July 16, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I love your list! #8 is right down my alley…I love heels, but you’ve got to get the gorgeous ones that are also comfy or they never get worn! #20…yum! #53: that will be tough! I’m giving up some of my favorite foods for the next month. Maybe you can join me and give up chocolate for 2 weeks? We could support each other!

  • 8. Chère  |  July 29, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! You have a great list (and a super cute blog). Good luck!

  • 9. Mandy  |  July 30, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Have you ever watched any BBC? The BBC has a new Robing Hood series that is fabulous! So far, the only two seasons avilable are 1 and 2…you can get them from Netflix and I highly recommend this for #94. Alfo, if you’re interested in something more classical, North and South from the BBC is fabulous as well. Richard Armitage portrays Mr. Thornton wonderfully.

  • 10. Morgan  |  August 11, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I’m not sure exactly where you are in Texas, but when you get ready to host your Pampered Chef party, feel free to give me a call or send me an e-mail. I am about to start my 101 in 1001, and I am a Pampered Chef Consultant. My website is: http://www.pamperedchef.biz/morganfountain

    Good Luck completing your list!

  • 11. Lindsay  |  August 28, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    NUMBER THREE!!
    1. Citizen Kane..really? it’s a classic
    2. Even I’ve seen Dr. Strangelove…it’s really weird, but I’m sure if you ask Mary Kate to bring it over and watch it with you, she will!
    3. You CANNOT tell me that you haven’t seen the original Star Wars..it’s only my FAVORITE!
    4. Did you not have to watch The Grapes or Wrath in Buchman’s class? I did. It’s pretty good.
    5. I KNOW you’ve seen Wizard of Oz
    6. Beauty and the Beast..you’ve seen that
    7. To Kill a Mockingbird, you went to LSA, right?

    You should read through those movies again, you’ve probably already seen 5 of them!

  • 12. mediumcrazy  |  August 29, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Love this! For the classic novels, I’m just going to go ahead and suggest Jane Austen because there is no such thing as going wrong there. Also UGH you just reminded me that I need to replace the light in our vanity. And learn to sew.

  • 13. sagorena  |  September 15, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Hey! If, I mean, when you complete #66… let’s have coffee! I love meeting new blog friends :)

    I’m totally not stalking you, but I’m really enjoying reading your blog!

  • 14. Sarah  |  October 6, 2009 at 8:38 am

    #66 – You should do this during April 2010. We’ll be there for Fiesta and would love to have y’all join us. Have you ever been to Fiesta?

    #57 – Try Comte. It’s French, and it’s delicious.

    #84 Tip: Tape a verse to the mirror in your bathroom. Every time you wash your hands or brush your teeth, try to recite it. I did this for awhile, and it really helped.

  • 15. Nocona  |  January 6, 2010 at 8:00 am

    I am so doing this. I love it.

  • 16. mom (nana)  |  February 25, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    You need to re-read your 101 in 1001 list cause I think there are a few you have completed! YEA!

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  • 18. Kate  |  March 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I just came across your blog & I just I love this whole “101 in 1001″ thing. I am totally going to make a list of my own. I love making lists and what I love even more is checking off things from my list. I am excited to come up with so many productive goals and ways to help others. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 19. commingle  |  March 28, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    What a great idea. I have taken a similar approach to my blog- I must do something new every day for the next year. I am about one month into the project. Very hard. I am going to borrow some ideas from your list!

    Good luck! check out my blog if you get a chance. I’m still trying to figure everything out.

    Alice Grey Harrison commingle.wordpress.com

  • 20. Kelly W.  |  April 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    you’ve never been to schlitterbahn? when our babies have hatched, we will go! :D i love that place!

  • 21. Laurie  |  September 15, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I love your blogging ideas.
    I just started your “Ten on Tuesday” and now I want to start a 101 Things list.

    Please let us all know when you’ve figured out #11. I want to know that is can be done.

    =)

  • 22. Laurie  |  September 15, 2010 at 7:57 am

    And that was supposed to be “this”. That “this” can be done.

  • 23. cristina  |  January 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    i love this idea and i hope you dont mind me stealing it ?!

  • 24. Telefon Sex  |  April 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Do I have to call a telefon sex operator to order?
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