Friday, July 8, 2011

My 101 in 1001...

I meant to publish this yesterday and we got busy. I'll post the Preschool update later today, too. Check back for pictures!

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

Those that have a strike-through mark are complete. Those in pink I'm working on or they are on-going goals. These have to be completed by July 28, 2013 (so those of you who have said you get worn out looking at this, it's all about the baby steps! I still have 2 years!). I know it may get annoying that I post this once a month, but I think it's a good way for me to evaluate what I need to be working on!

For me...

1. Try a new recipe (and blog it!) at least once a month. (Most can be found in the Recipes tab.)
* November '10: Chili Cornbread Casserole
* December '10: Beef Burgundy
* January '11: Spinach Cheese Manicotti, Penne alla Betsy, and Chicken Parmesan
* February '11: Weight Watchers Chicken Tomato Chowder and Chicken "Fried" Rice
* March '11: Crockpot Pork Chops
* April '11: Easter Menu
* May '11: ???
* June '11: Sweet Onion Casserole
2. Take a sewing class.
3. Buy an embroidery machine.
4. Take a photography class.
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: Harry Potter with Anna
* January '11: Beauty and the Beast at the Fox with Mom and Anna.
* February '11: ???
* March '11: Book Club
* April '11: Bunco at a friend's house.
* May '11: LOTS! Four sewing nights, Bunco, and Book Club!
* June '11: ???
10. Go see a movie by myself.
11. Go to two states I've never visited.
12. Take more pictures with me in them!
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!). (Extras will fall under the next category.)
(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
(9.) Life Lessons with Max Lucado: The Book of Genesis
(10.) The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers by Suzanne Riffel
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.) Ape House by Sara Gruen
(6.) The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
(7.) The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
(8.) Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich
(9.) The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon
(10.) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
(11.) The Missing Chums by Franklin W. Dixon
(12.) London Bridges by James Patterson
(13.) Hunting for Hidden Gold by Franklin W. Dixon
(14.) The Shore Road Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon
(15.) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
(16.) The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
(17.) Potty Training Boys the Easy Way - Helping Your Son Learn Quickly, Even if He's a Late Starter by Caroline Fertleman
21. Read 10 "Classics." These don't count for the above. (Extras will be included 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.

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
* 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 obviously still 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" study.
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! Decorate house the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Thanksgiving!

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.
* I took a meal to Eddie's co-worker and his wife, who broke her leg in March '11.
42. Volunteer at the church.
* 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.
* The Perry's shower with the lunch bunch. I didn't do much! Just brought an appetizer to Dianne's!
* Co-hosted a shower for Kate in February.
* Shelley and Samantha's Sip 'N See in April!
45. Volunteer to teach (children's!) Sunday School.
46. Send birthday cards to friends and family.
47. Sponsor a Compassion child.
48. Help another family by Christmas gifts for their children.
49. Bake homemade Christmas goodies for friends and family at the beginning of December.
50. Deliver teacher goodies to school at least once a school year.

For my marriage...

51. Go on a planned date once a month.
* March '11: Eddie's birthday date out to dinner.
* April '11: James had a spend-the-night party with Cacky and Poppy 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!
* June '11: James had TWO spend-the-nights this month. The first with Grandmamma and Granddaddy when we went to St. Simons and the second with Papa and YaYa to the lake.
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.
* St. Simons in June '11.
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 James to the zoo.
69. Take James 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 veggies.
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 the 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 in 1001 days!

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