Wednesday, March 30, 2011

101 in 1001

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).
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 organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
The Start Date:
3/30/11
The End Date:
12/26/13



Goals in progress are italicized, goals completed are bolded


Love
1. Go on 15 dinner dates with husband (12/15)
2. Take husband on surprise date with no warning
3. Do the 40 day Love Dare (0/40)
4. Have a photo shoot done with the 2 of us 11/6/11
5. Make husband romantic candle-lit dinner
6. Go to the movies 3 times, husband’s choice (0/3)
7. Take HH to Washington DC 3/1/13
8. Take HH to New York City 2/25/13
9. Surprise Handsome Husband at work 6 times (3/6) 8/16/11, 9/29/11, 5/17/12
10. Send something to HH’s office for no reason

Family
11. Take sisters on overnight trip
12. Send parents on an trip
13. Have professional family photos done with both sides of family (1/2) HH's family 11/24/12
14. Mail a letter to 5 extended family members for no reason (0/5)
15. Surprise MIL with visits 3 times (0/3)
16. Visit Godmother in her home
17. Visit HH’s Dad’s family in Oregon 9/11

Friends
18. Plan a surprise party 6/24/12 Sisters' Graduation Party
19. Treat a friend to lunch or dinner for no reason - 3/31/11, lunch with Nurse Sarcasm
20. Go on 5 double dates (5/5) - 4/16/11, 4/17/11, 8/14/11, 12/17/11, 1/28/12
21. Go on a girl’s only trip to somewhere overnight 1/12 Arizona
22. Go on a trip with another couple 12/11 Las Vegas
23. Throw a themed party 3/16/13
24. Host a murder mystery party
25. Host 3 dinner parties (0/3)
26. Bring someone a home-cooked meal to their home
27. Send flowers 5 times (2/5)
28. Bake and bring someone dessert for no reason
29. Set someone up on a date

Blogging
30. Publish at least 1 post daily for 30 days straight (30/30) - 4/29/11
31. Publish at least 200 blog posts (200/200) 9/11
32. Make money in some way from blogging 5/2012 Google Adsense
33. Gain 50 followers - 4/15/11 54 followers 
34. Write about something that makes me anxious to write about
35. Have my blog written about on someone else’s blog - 4/5/11 Hunnel Happenings

Cooking
36. Attend a cooking class
37. Add 10 recipes to Family Favorites (0/10)
38. Try 30 new recipes (18/30)
39. Make dinner at least 3 times a week, two weeks in a row (2/6) Weeks of 1/14 and 1/21
40. Pack Handsome Husband lunch for work/school every work day, two weeks in a row (0/10)
41. Make and bring Christmas cookies for 5 families/people 12/2011
42. Cook breakfast 5 Saturday mornings (0/5)
43. Make sushi at home
44. Bake bread
45. Try 5 new restaurants (5/5) - 4/17/11 Beachwood, 11/12/11 Genghis Kahn Mongolian BBQ, 12/17/11 Carnevino, 12/28/11 Savannah's Chop House, 1/2/12 Xi'an 90210
46. Eat vegetarian for 1 week
47. Make a Family Favorites Recipe Book for 2 families
48. Make ice cream from scratch

Finances
49. Keep budget spreadsheet updated daily for 1 month
50. Stay under budget in personal spending category for 2 months straight (0/2)
51. Get free credit report and take care of any issues 11/14/11
52. Be “over budget” in Savings category 3 months in a row (0/3)
We no longer budget in this manner - these would be impossible to complete!

Wedding
53. Order wedding album
54. Complete wedding scrapbooks for parents and MIL
55. Make scrapbook for wedding cards, bridal shower, bachelorette party, and rehearsal
56. Sell or store wedding supplies 9/12
57. Get wedding dress cleaned and stored - 4/30/11 courtesy of Gardening Mom
58. Write reviews of all wedding vendors (DOC, photographer, venue, videographer, florist)

Culture
59. See a live musical
60. Attend a concert of a famous person I’ve never yet seen perform
61. Visit 2 museums (0/2)
62. Try 5 foods I have never tried (2/5) Elk Backstrap, Indian Side Dishes, Duck
63. Visit a state I’ve never been to

Health
64. Get to ultimate goal weight (for me to know - readers to wonder!)
65. Run 1 mile without walking - April/May 2011
66. Eat a fruit and a vegetable every day for 1 week
67. Don’t go through a drive-thru for 3 weeks
68. Work out at least three times a week, 2 weeks in a row - Weeks of 4/11/11 & 4/18/11 C25K
69. Go 1 month without drinking any alcohol

Organization
70. Legally change my name - June 2011
71. Change name on all documents – credit/bank cards, driver’s license, SS card - 7/6/11
72. Write advance directives, and get husband to do so to
73. Buy and use jewelry organizer that works for me
74. Get engagement and wedding rings insured
75. Make Family binder for organization of all important info

Kindness
76. Volunteer 3 times (0/3)
77. Send 10 cards/letters for no reason (0/10)
78. Serve food at soup kitchen/homeless shelter
79. Gift someone an experience (vacation, day outing, etc) Massage for MIL 12/25/11
80. Put change in someone’s expired meter

School
81. Don’t get lower than a B (80%) in any class barely made it through Microbiology...sigh.
82. Obtain RN licensure

Nursing
83. Renew CPR certification 11/5/11
84. Take at least 3 CE classes/units (0/3)
85. Join professional organization for nurses
86. Obtain personal malpractice insurance

Personal
87. Read 20 books (6/20) - A Stolen Life, The Immortal Life of Henreitta Lacks, Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), One Pink Line, Defending Casey Anthony, Drinking&Tweeting 
88. Donate my hair 5/2012
89. Re-do 2 pieces of furniture (0/2)
90. Wear my hair down for 7 consecutive days
91. Go fruit picking
92. Inspire someone to start and publish (somewhere) a 101 in 1001 list - Tutor Girl @ Hunnel Happenings
93. Alter tattoo on my back to reflect the date husband and I started dating
94. Go skinny dipping in a public place
95. Don’t log-in to Facebook for an entire weekend (Friday 6pm-Monday 8am)
96. See a movie in 3D
97. Watch an entire TV series on DVD that I’ve never seen - How I Met Your Mother
98. See a drive-in movie
99. Visit Bubby’s grave
100. Visit Grandpa’s grave 2/28/13
101. Go wine tasting 1/2013

January 2012 update
Tasks completed: 18/101, 18%
Days gone by: 277/1001, 28%

June 2012 update
Tasks completed: 23/101, 23%
Days gone by: 429/1001, 43%

January 2013 update
Tasks completed: 26/101, 26%
Days gone by: 657/1001, 66%

March 2013 update
Tasks completed: 31/101, 31%
Days gone by: 714/1001, 71%
 
Description above shamelessly copied from That Wife and Claremont Road.

7 comments:

Lil Ms Snarky said...

here's my list: http://www.dayzeroproject.com/user/lilmssnarky

Casey said...

Lil Ms Snarky - LOVE your save $5 per task completed for shopping at the end!! Wish I would have thought about that!

Erin said...

this is so cool! i want to do a list like this!

Casey said...

Erin - do it! Check out http://dayzeroproject.com/ for help!

Shellsea said...

Hey Casey! I did my list inspired by you! So you can knock off
35. Have my blog written about on someone else’s blog
92. Inspire someone to start and publish (somewhere) a 101 in 1001 list
Also, probably #68 since we are running!

Mrs. RJ-to-be said...

Hi!! You have totally inspired me to make a 101 in 1001 days list!! : )

http://livelaughlovemrsrj.blogspot.com/2011/06/101-in-1001.html

Tiffany said...

I'm blogstalking :) I might have to make a list as well!

http://theaustinfamilydiary.blogspot.com/

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