Monday, October 26, 2009

101 Things to Do

I've decided to try something new!

Jane, over at Wishful Thinking, gave me this fabulous idea. It’s called DAY ZERO: The Home of the 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days Project

The Mission:

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria:
Task must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable, or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. represent some amount of effort on your part).

So, in no specific order, I present my list of 101 Things To Do:


Personal & Social

1. Complete Master’s program
2. Learn how to snow ski
3. Buy a house
4. Figure out where to live after B’s first two years of med school
5. Reconcile friendships
6. Contribute to my 401k and/or Roth IRA
7. Pay off credit cards
8. Get a teaching job
9. Plant an {organic} garden
10. Join a gym
11. Get engaged
12. Get a desktop computer
13. Write a children’s book
14. Get married
15. Go skydiving
16. Write a novel
17. Write in diary at least once a week
18. Learn how to use a sewing machine
19. Take a photo every day for an entire year {5/365}
20. Stretch, every day
21. Go to the Farmer’s Market at least 6 times {1/6}
22. Make a personal recipe book
23. Read 50+ books {0/50}
24. Plan/execute a surprise for someone
25. Plant a tree
26. Squeeze fresh orange juice at least 12 times {0/12}
27. Go to Disney World during the Christmas Season
28. Go para-sailing
29. Go on a picnic
30. Learn how to shoot a gun (Bonus: own a gun)
31. Buy a new camera
32. Go without Starbucks for an entire month
33. Try a new sport/physical activity
34. Throw a party
35. Prepare a Thanksgiving dinner {with assistance still counts}
36. Go pumpkin picking
37. Make a new friend outside of work
38. Stay within monthly budget
39. Only buy clothes on sale, unless it’s an absolute necessity (i.e., for work)
40. Go to a play/musical
41. Go on a hot air balloon ride
42. Teach a child how to read
43. Try 7 new things {0/7}
44. Go to a concert
45. Get a facial
46. Read the Harry Potter series {0/7}
47. Overcome a fear
48. Take a week off of Facebook
49. Quit a bad habit
50. Bake a cake from scratch
51. Bake a pie
52. Create icing from scratch
53. Go on a “Girls Only” getaway
54. Say yes to 10 things I’d normally say no to {0/10}
Travel
55. Travel outside of the U.S. at least 1 time {0/1}
56. Take B to New York
57. Go to California
58. Go on a cruise {preferably Mediterranean}
59. Go to an aquarium
60. Stay at a Bed & Breakfast
61. Visit D.C. when the cherry blossoms are blooming
62. Go on a family vacation
63. Go to a vineyard
64. Take a road trip to another state
65. Go to a water park at least once a year {0/3}
66. Go on a mission trip
67. Go camping
68. Go snorkeling
69. Visit family in West Virginia
Health & Wellness
70. Keep weight between 105-108lbs
71. Complete the 100 push up challenge
72. Participate and complete a race
73. Go to yoga at least once every 2 months
74. Walk/run at least two times a week
75. Go on at least 2 hikes {0/2}
76. Go white water rafting
77. Get at least one massage every year {0/3}
78. Go without chocolate/candy for an entire month {0/30}
79. Get a pedicure at least once every 6 months {0/6}
80. Go to the dermatologist every year {0/3}
81. Wear sunscreen every day
82. Exercise mind with some sort of puzzle at least twice a month
83. Drink at least 32oz water a day for 30 days {0/30}
84. Go without alcohol for 30 days {0/30}
85. Get yearly physicals {0/3}
86. Go to the dentist every year {0/3}
87. Get eyes checked yearly {0/3}
88. Don’t eat out for an entire month {0/30}
89. Don’t drink soda for an entire month {0/30}
90. Buy a bicycle
Giving Back
91. Volunteer or donate to Crohns and Colitis
92. Volunteer at least twice a year {0/6}
93. Donate clothes to Goodwill instead of throwing them away for entire 1001 days
94. Donate bag of food for either Thanksgiving OR Christmas every year
95. Donate 10,000 grains at freerice.com {330/10,000}
96. Show kindness to a complete stranger
97. Donate to Locks of Love
98. Volunteer for kids
99. Write hand written thank you notes for every thank you necessary
100.Send someone flowers
101.Donate $1.00 for every item not completed on this list

Completion Date: Monday, July 23, 2012


I'll be sure to give updates on my progress periodically. So, what do you think? What are some things you wish to accomplish in the near future?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Friends + Family = Perfection

Anatomy is officially over! YAY! After two and a half months, B is finally finished with anatomy (and with an A, no less). I’m so proud of him because he really worked hard. People said this was going to be the hardest time (for both of us), but honestly we were able to have dinner together every night, and he plays sports 2-3 nights a week, too. To celebrate the end of anatomy, we went back to see our families. Saturday we went to our college’s football game, where I got to see all my sorority sisters and girlfriends. I really needed some girl time!


It surprisingly got down to the low 50’s, and I was the only one prepared! I brought a jacket and flannel blanket. I love cold football game weather. 97 degree weather, it’s been nice, but it’s time to say, “Bye Bye!”

Sunday was B’s nephew’s first birthday! We celebrated all day and it was absolutely wonderful spending time with his family.

We got his nephew his first wagon. [Puppy not included] Every little boy needs a wagon. He’ll have many adventures with it. B also got him a Sock Monkey (they’re back!) because he had one when he was little. Indy decided to test drive it--gotta make sure it's safe and FUN! B's nephew loved his new wagon! He climbed right in and wouldn't get out!


I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. Friends + Family = Perfection. There’s nothing better than being surround by those you love, and who love you.

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