Out with the Old…In with the New

So I did it. I really, really did it – 101 things in 1001 days. And, as I noted on my list, I’ve made a new 101 list for the next 1001 days.

The Boy begged me to make a list of 101 things that I wouldn’t do in 1001 days. {He’s funny that way.} Instead I decided to focus on slowing down, while still including a blend of things that would be fun to do.

There’s less doing for doing’s sake (just 27% of the list involves doing something…and a goodly number are things that aren’t far from home and are designed to be shared experiences). There’s a lot more home, relationship and body/soul focus (over 50% of the list).

I think that’s doable. My challenge, of course, is to find that balance between doing things that I find interesting and exciting, and learning the pleasures of leisure and quietness.

I’m up for the task! Here’s my new list…and, of course, you can follow me for the next 101 days here.

Start date: November 27, 2012
Finish date: August 26, 2015

Black standard font – still to do
Purple font – complete

1. Take a gardening class
2. Put curtains in the dining and family rooms
3. Fully fund our emergency fund
4. Start saving into my HSA account
5. Paint the front door
6. Add insulation to the attic
7. Replace the mailbox
8. Have the planting beds and shrubs professionally cleaned up
9. Figure out how to organize the car trunks
10. Get my rings resoldered
11. Get new linens for master bedroom
12. Hang holiday lights on the outside of the house
13. Print and clear 2006-2010 calendars
14. Add all birthdays/anniversaries to digital calendar
15. Adjust our life insurance policies to proper levels
16. Get a real kitchen knife set

17. Read the Bible through chronologically
18. Invest in faith community through relationships not activity
19. Abstain from Facebook for a week
20. Abstain from Twitter for a week
21. Read Walden by Henry David Thoreau
22. Read The Power of Less by Babauta
23. Don’t swear for a week
24. Go computer free one night a week for a month

25. Learn how to make Kelly’s favorite holiday apple jelly
26. Take Stacie to the Spiral Diner
27. Read “Boundaries”
28. Make a handmade greeting card
29. Make a custom book for someone special
30. Take a cooking class with Kelly
31. Help a friend obtain a 101 goal item
32. Do one “Dallas ladytastic” activity with friends from work
33. Spend more time with my girlfriends
34. Have professional photos taken for our 15th anniversary

35. Make a craft or recipe from my Pinterest boards once a month for a year
36. Buy a Wreck This Journal and finish it
37. Make a gingerbread house
38. Take a photo of a place through all four seasons
39. Document a day in my life in photos
40. Participate in On My Own Time through work
41. Make a font out of my handwriting
42. Participate in a NaNoWriMo
43. Participate in Nester’s 31 Days
44. Participate in YHL’s Pinterest Challenge

45. Find 100 geocaches in 1 day
46. Log 750 geocaching finds
47. Go berry picking
48. Visit a presidential museum (other than Eisenhower…)
49. Paddle a kayak through Caddo Lake State Park
50. Drive the bluebonnet trail in Ennis
51. Go to the CzechFest in Ennis
52. Visit Muenster, Texas
53. Visit Buddy Holly’s glasses at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock
54. Tour Llano winery
55. Go on a night star walk at Connemara Conservatory (Allen)
56. Go to TopGolf with Kelly
57. Go to the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas
58. Design an infographic
59. Visit the DFW National Cemetery
60. Explore the new Dallas Museum of Nature and Science
61. Visit Lady Bird Johnson wildflower sanctuary
62. Visit Grapevine’s annual GrapeFest
63. Drive a bluebonnet trail
64. Learn how to make a La Duni mojito
65. Ride in a hot air balloon
66. Improve my Spanish
67. Take another international trip before my passport needs renewing
68. See Wait Wait live
69. Go to the Fire Ant Festival in Marshall, TX
70. Stay overnight and take a cooking class at Greer Farm (www.greerfarm.com)
71. Embroider something
72. Do huck (Swedish) weaving

73. Eat at Smoke in Dallas
74. Go to Addison’s Oktoberfest
75. Participate in a gospel brunch
76. Eat at Ham’s Orchard
77. Try chicken and waffles (maybe from Big Mama’s in Dallas)
78. Try a Hypnotic donut
79. Get kimchee fries from Ssahm BBQ
80. Eat at an Ethiopian restaurant
81. Shop at Jimmy’s food store
82. Try six new dive restaurants in a year

83. Hike the full 4C trail in the Davy Crockett Nat’l Forest
84. Get a PR in a marathon
85. Run 13 in ’13
86. Do acupuncture
87. Don’t eat fast food for a month
88. Buy a bike
89. Hike the Cedars Ridge Preserve (Audubon Center)
90. Pay for a foot massage
91. Get a professional makeover
92. Run the Marine Corps marathon
93. Go hiking with friends
94. Have an acupressure massage
95. Go to a restorative yoga class at the Crow
96. Get a real running watch

Just Because
97. Throw away all of my underwear and start over
98. Buy a new winter coat
99. Save $5 for every task I complete and buy a designer purse with my savings
100. Blog about each goal achieved
101. Create a new list (either a 101 in 1001 or a 30 in 365)

4 Comment

  1. If you do #65, would you invite me along?!?!?!?

    1. Sure…as long as you pay your way! 🙂 🙂

  2. I particularly like #33. Hoping that might include me 🙂

    1. Definitely!

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