Sunday, April 13, 2008

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).

Start Date: April 10, 2008

End Date: January 7, 2011

Bold Means it has been accomplished.

Household related:

001. Finish unpacking bedroom
002. Put pictures or wall decorations in living room
003. Put pictures or wall decoration in bedroom
004. Get a new recliner or comfortable chair
005. Organize jewelry box
006. Make my bed everyday
007. Organize file cabinet
008. Organize freezer
009. Prepare packages of items I've collected going to family/friends & get them mailed
010. Buy flowers for house once a month - 0/33
011. Light candles at least once a week - 1/143
012. Continue to recycle cans/glass - take money earned & save for trip to Montreal.
013. Get two plants for the apartment and keep them alive.
014. Use canvas bags when I shop
015. Plant an indoor herb garden
016. Go through mail each day - file it, answer it, or toss it.
017. Shred all papers with personal information before throwing out
018. Organize birthdays and anniversaries in a date book
019. Send birthday and anniversary cards.
020. Organize my address book
021. Send cards and/or letters to family/quilt/knitting friends for no reason 1 a week - 1/143

Food/Health/Personal Growth

022. Bake bread once a month - 0/33
023. Read the Bible
024. Take a cooking class at King Arthur's Flour
025. Take a French class
026. Moisturize daily - 4/1001
027. Take medicine as directed
028. Finish New Hampshire Advance Directive and appoint an agent
029. Get a manicure once a month - 0/33
030. Get a facial once a month - 0/33
031. Vote in the Presidential Election in November.
032. Relax by using quided imagery CD once a week - 0/143
033. Have a yearly mammogram - 0/3
034. Drink one bottle of water every day for 30 days - 0/30
035. Take a relaxing bubble bath once a month - 0/33
036. Take a photography course
037. Walk twice a week for 15 minutes - 0/286
038. Eat fish once a week - 0/143
039. Send Christmas cards each year - 0/3
040. Learn to make sushi
041. Go to a pick your own farm or orchard and cook/eat food I pick
042. Read Daily Meditation book every day - 4/1001
043. Eat out once a month at a sit-down-get-waited on restaurant - 0/33
044. Make a new recipe once a week - 0/143
045. Learn about all the settings on my camera & use them.


046. Pay off all my debt (with the exception of a new car)
047. Donate $50.00 to charity each year - $10/$50 - 2008
048. Support a craftsperson - buy something handmade (either in person or online)
049. Get a safe deposit box
050. Buy a car
051. Change cable service to reflect my viewing habits
052. Pay bills by the 5th of the month - 0/33

Computer related:

053. Complete A-Z Reading Challenge
054. Finish Romance Reading Challenge - 5 Books - 2/5
055. Send one postcard a month on Post Crossings - 0/33
056. Scan all photos and make cd for self, daughter, sister, Scarlett
057. Back up all entries on my blog onto a cd
058. Clean up and answer all e-mail once a week
059. Take photos of all finished craft projects and post on blog/Ravelry

Travel Related:

060. Get my passport
061. Take a vacation to Montreal in May 2009
062. Go to a planetarium
063. Go to Hood Museum each time exhibit changes
064. Go to Nova Scotia
065. Go to Niagara Falls
066. Go to SPA in February 2009 (weather permitting)
067. Go to NYC for a week-end
068. Visit my daughter or have her visit me
069. Visit my sister or have her visit me
070. Take a day-trip once a month - more often if possible - 0/33
071. Attend New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival at least once
072. Attend Summer "SPA" at Sherry's
073. Visit the Botanic Garden of Smith College
074. Visit the Museum of Art at Smith College
075. Take a tour of Dartmouth College
076. Go to Boston for a week-end
077. Go canoeing


078. Make a lace shawl and/or lace scarf
079. Knit a pair of socks every 2 months - 0/16
080. Finish quilting Tara's quilt
081. Work on a UFO until finished - show progress on blog
082. Finish quilt top for Carl
083. Go to a quilting retreat
084. Participate in quilt guild challenge
085. Make one 60 x 72 quilt top for charity each year - 0/3
086. Knit two hats each year for charity - 0/6
087. Knit two sets of mittens each year for charity - 0/6
088. Knit two scarves each year for charity - 0/6
089. Organize quilting cabinet
090. Knit myself a sweater
091. Finish dog snuggle for Griffin
092. Learn Fair Isle
093. Knit and felt a purse
094. Knit myself a hat
095. Make black and white quilt for my bed
096. Buy or make a needle case I like
097. Organize printed patterns into a notebook
098. Finish rug
099. Make candles from candlemaking kit
100. Knit 12 dishclothes using stitches from 365 Knitting Stitches A Year Calendar - 0/12


101. Listen to one music CD every day and document - more if possible



At 7:35 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Interesting! What do the numbers mean on the right side of some of the entries..the ones with the / in them?

At 12:51 AM, Anonymous Erica said...

Whoa, girl, you are far more organized than I am! Subcategories and everything! Woo-hoo!

I may take you up on your offer, pending whether or not I get a job offer in the next few days. However, even if I do, we should still try and get together for a day of nonsense.

At 7:14 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

I have a lot of those same things on my regular to do list. Go girl! What a great idea!

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Shephard said...

I love goal-oriented lists. Even if they change, it gives life parameters.

~S :)


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