Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My 101 in 1001...

I started this list on November 1, 2010 and will give ongoing updates periodically!

Those that have a strike-though mark are completed. Those in pink I'm working on or they are on-going goals. These have to be completed by July 28, 2013.

For me...

1. Try a new recipe (and blog it!) at least once a month.
* November '10: Chili Cornbread Casserole
* December '10: Beef Burgundy
* January '10: Spinach Cheese Manicotti
* January '10: Chicken Parmesan
* February '11: Weight Watchers Chicken Tomato Chowder and Chicken "Fried" Rice

2. Take a sewing class.
3. Buy an embroidery machine.
4. Take a photography class.
(I'm reading several photography books. Not as good as hands-on, but better than nothing!)
5. Buy a new car!
6. Keep up with our Shutterfly photo albums.
7. Join MOPs or another "Mommy Group."
8. Go on another girls' trip to the beach.
9. Enjoy a "me-night-out" at least once a month.
* November '10 - Book Club
* December '10 - Not a "night out" but I saw Harry Potter with Anna while Eddie kept James.
* January '11 - Beauty and the Beast at the Fox with Mom and Anna.
* February '11 - ??? Did I get to do anything by myself? I must remember to have TWO nights in March.
* March '11 - Book Club.
* April '11 - Bunco at a friend's house!
* May '11 - LOTS of getting out! I did four sewing lessons and played Bunco. I also had Book Club!
10. Go see a movie by myself! (*Gasp* WAY out of my comfort zone!)
11. Go to two states I've never visited.
12. Take more pictures with me in them!
* Had family pictures made November 6th.
* Working on using the tripod for more family pictures!
13. Buy a Cricut or Silhouette.
14. Get a new pair of "good" jeans.
15. Buy a new cellphone!
16. Learn to decorate cookies and/or cakes.
17. Go to Callaway Gardens to see the Christmas lights.
18. Continue working on our family trees.

For my mind...

19. Read 10 nonfiction books (and blog about them!).
(1.) The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
(2.) The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren
(3.) Decision Points by George W. Bush
(4.) In the Garden with Billy: Lessons about Life, Love, and Tomatoes by Renea Winchester
(5.) Reshaping it All by Candace Cameron Bure
(6.) Better Photo Basics: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Photos Like A Pro by Jim Miotke
(7.) The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond
(8.) Bossypants by Tina Fey
20. Read 101 fiction books (or extra nonfiction) (and blog about them!).
(1.) Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
(2.) Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
(3.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(4.) Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson
(5.) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

(6.) Ape House by Sara Gruen

(7.) The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

(8.) The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

(9.) Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich
(10.) The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon
(11.) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
(12.) The Missing Chums by Franklin W. Dixon
(13.) London Bridges by James Patterson

21. Read 10 "classics." These don't count for the above.

(1.) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

22. Write more for myself...even if I don't ever share it!

23. Join a book club.

24. Begin working on my masters.

25. Learn more sign language.

26. Write snail mail letters to my friends - one friend a month. Who wants to be my pen pal?

27. Learn to crochet or knit.

28. Draft a will.

29. Keep up my teaching certification.
* Hallelujah! I am certified for five more years!

For my soul...

30. Make attending Sunday School and Church a priority.

31. Transfer our church memberships.

32. Do a Bible Study with Eddie.

33. Complete the Beth Moore "Revelation" study with my small group.

34. Tithe 10% of my Willow House earnings.

35. Memorize two new Bible verses every month.

January 1: "So be careful how you live. Don't live like fools but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days." Ephesians 5:15-16 NLT

January 15: "For we live by believing and not by seeing." 2 Corinthians 5:7

February 1: "They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings and with Him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers." Revelation 17:14

February 15: "You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, His generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus." Philippians 4:19, Msg.

March 1: "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life." Proverbs 31:10-12

March 15: "She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. She is like a merchant's ship, bringing her food from afar. She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day's work for her servant girls." - Proverbs 31:13-15

April 1: "She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks." - Proverbs 31:16-17

*** I am way behind on this. Y'all pray that I can catch up. ***

36. Read the Old Testament all the way through. (I've read the New Testament more than once but get bogged down in the Old!)

* Genesis

37. Complete Beth Moore's "Daniel."

38. Buy a Bible timeline book.

39. Get over my "no Christmas before Thanksgiving" rule and start listening to Christmas music in November. It makes me happy!

For others...

40. Send out Christmas Cards (on time!) 2010, 2011, 2012.

41. Take meals to friends who have babies, are ill, or have a death in the family.

1. Took a meal to Eddie's co-worker and his wife, who had broken her leg in March '11.

42. Volunteer at the church.

1. Spring Bible School - March '11.

43. Volunteer at an elementary school.

44. Throw a party/shower for friends or family members at least 5 times.

1. Sherry says I have to include the Perrys' shower with the Lunch Bunch. I didn't do much! Just brought an appetizer to Dianne's!

2. Co-hosted a shower for Kate in February!

3. Shelley and Samantha's Sip 'N See!

45. Volunteer to teach (Children's) Sunday School.

46. Send birthday cards to my friends and family.

47. Sponsor a Compassion child.

48. Help another family buy Christmas gifts for their children.

49. Bake homemade Christmas goodies for friends and family at the beginning of December.

50. Deliver teacher goodies to a school at least once a school year.

For my marriage...

51. Go on a planned date once a month.

* March '11: Birthday date out to dinner.

* April '11: James had a spend-the-night party off and we went to the Old Book Sale and a thai restaurant for dinner. (And Publix. Life is exciting!)
* May '11: Had Susana babysit. We saw the Hangover 2. Probably going to try to do this once a month!

52. Pray for my marriage daily.

53. Take a "just us" trip for more than a weekend.

54. Go on a 5 year anniversary trip back to the Caribbean.

55. Go away for a weekend together.

* Went to Atlanta for our shopping trip!

56. Encourage Eddie.

57. Turn off the TV and computer at night!

58. Eat dinner at the kitchen table.

59. Read The Love Dare together.

60. Start exercising together.

61. Be intentional about becoming a Proverbs 31 woman.

For my child...

62. Pray for James daily.

63. Read to him daily.

64. Put him in preschool.

65. Pray out loud with James.

66. Take James to the library once a month.

67. Start a savings plan for college.

68. Take him to the zoo.

69. Take him to Disney World.

70. Start our at-home preschool time each day.

71. Go to Burt's Pumpkin Patch.

72. Begin to teach James about spending, savings, and tithing.

73. Begin the Jesse Tree Devotions at Advent each year.

For my health...

74. Complete Couch-to-5K.

75. Run in a 5K.

76. Get back to wedding weight!

77. Drink 2 thermoses of water daily.

78. Take my vitamins daily.

79. Go to the dentist twice a year. 2011 2011 2012 2012

80. Go to the eye doctor once a year. 2011 2012

81. Start cooking with more fresh fruits and vegetables.

82. Eat fewer processed foods.

83. Floss every night for a month.

84. Get a massage.

85. Do Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred for THIRTY DAYS! (At least 3x per week!)

86. Do yoga once a week.

For my wallet...
87. Organize and use my coupons at every grocery trip.

88. Set up our budget and stick to it.

89. Continue menu planning each week.

For my home...

90. Paint the dining room.

91. Curtains in the kitchen, den, dining room, guest bedroom, and master bedroom.

92. Rugs in kitchen, den, dining room, and foyer.

93. Complete my weekly cleaning list!

94. Hang pictures!

95. Recycle! Set up recycling bins in garage.

96. Organize office.

97. Organize garage and PARK IN IT!

98. Complete the swing set-building project.

99. Decorate another Christmas tree in our dining room at Christmas.

100. Frame and hang more pictures of our grandparents and great-grandparents.

101. Commit to completing this list in 1001 days!

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