Jan 2, 2011

101 in 1001

So, I was scrolling through some of my favorite blogs yesterday looking for inspiration to write my Resolutions list. I almost finalized my list (it was all financial and body image goals) when I came across this idea hereI'm going to give it a try.

The mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The criteria: The tasks must be specific (no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (represent some amount of effort on your part).
  • Start Date: January 1, 2011
  • End Date: September 27, 2013
  • BOLD - completed
  • Italics - In progress

Investments (Boring)…
1.       Audit 2010 purchases & create budget for 2011.
2.       Wallet detox for one ENTIRE month (no non-essential purchases).
3.       Invest in one really nice painting.
4.       Create RESP for Madelyn.
In the Kitchen…
5.       Try 20 new recipes. (0/20)
6.       Type out Nona’s cookbook, version II.
7.       Learn to make Grandma’s truffles.
8.       Bring dinner to a new mama.
9.       Participate in Christmas bake exchange.
10.   Keep a food diary for 2 weeks. (0/2)
11.   Make breakfast for my hubby for an entire work week.
12.   Have a picnic with the fam.
13.   Give up dessert for 3 consecutive weeks.
14.   Make pasta from scratch.
15.   Make pizza dough from scratch.
16.   7 F&V and 2 Carbs (+Protein) diet for 1 week.
17.   Make a diabetic friendly cake.
18.   Give up french fries for 1 month.
Around the house…
19.   Build a backyard herb & veggie garden.
20.   Plant a front yard flower garden.
21.   Repaint front shutters and redo mailbox & #sign.
22.   Fix backyard fence.
23.   Hire someone to remove Manitoba Maple trees from backyard.
24.   Refinish the stairs & railings.
25.   Redo 2 pieces of furniture. (0/2)
26.   Finish decorating the second bdrm.
27.   Finish decorating the basement.
28.   FULLY clean out and label bins in both storage closets.
29.   Purge clothes that haven’t been worn in 2 years (and that aren’t classics).
30.   Frame and hang engagement/wedding photographs.
Dates with the Hubby…
31.   Try 4 new restaurants in our hood. (0/4)
32.   Sushi Date Night.
33.   10 movie dates. (0/10)
34.   Find a babysitter in the hood.
35.   Romantic candlelight dinner for two.
36.   Wine tasting in Niagara.
37.   Bowling double date.
38.   Mini golf date.
39.   Give another new mom & dad a date night.
40.   Surprise the hubs, big or small, 5 times. (0/5)
41.   5 lunch dates near his office. (0/5)
Mommy life…
42.   Write a letter to Madelyn every month. (1/33)
43.   Learn 5 new baby songs to sing to my baby. (0/5)
44.   Take Madelyn to baby swim class.
45.   Take Madelyn to baby yoga.
46.   Take Madelyn & Mason to the park every day for 2 weeks.
47.   Take Madelyn to the Zoo.
48.   Take Madelyn to the Butterfly Conservatory.
49.   Take Madelyn ice skating.
50.   Take Madelyn fruit picking.
51.   Take Madelyn to a fall fair.
52.   Get Madelyn potty-trained.
53.   Walk Mason every day for 1 month.
54.   Baby #2.
55.   Go to Turkey.
56.   Go camping with the fam – and sleep in a tent!
57.   Destination Herinn in Mexico, Nov ’11.
58.   Visit J&G&P&C.
59.   Go to Halifax.
60.   Go West to visit big Sis.
61.   Road trip to Windsor.
62.   Road trip to Ottawa.
63.   Road trip to Port Elgin.
64.   Road trip to Mactier.
65.   Read 1 book a month. (0/33)
66.   Attend 2 MRIA events. (0/2)
67.   Take a course.
68.   Lose baby weight (by April 2011, measured by fitting in fave jeans).
69.   Work out 2 days a week for 1 month.
70.   Work out 3 days a week for 1 month.
71.   Run neighbourhood loop.
72.   Run to lake and back.
73.   Run in 3 races. (0/3)
74.   Do 100 sit-ups everyday for 1 week.
75.   Go to Church once a month. (0/33)
76.   Attend Tuesday night Yoga class.
77.   Pay for the person behind me in the drive thru.
78.   Volunteer.
79.   Not go on Facebook or blogs for an entire week.
80.   Read at a coffee shop alone 6 times. (0/6)
81.   Scrapbook Madelyn’s first year.
82.   Sew 2 things. (0/2)
83.   Finish a painting.
84.   Print honeymoon & travel photos and place in albums.
85.   Read the manual for our camera & take some good manual pics.
86.   Do a Wedding series.
87.   Do a home renovation series.
88.   Learn how to write html blog coding.
89.   Do a C birth post.
90.   Do a FULL breastfeeding post.
91.   Go to 3 Raptors games. (0/3)
92.   Have 4 girls night outs. (0/4)
93.   Have a girls weekend away from baby.
94.   Sing karaoke.
95.   Go downhill skiing.
96.   Go tobogganing.
97.   Throw a theme party.
98.   Go to Canada’s Wonderland.
99.   Play Black Jack & Crabs at a Casino.
100.  Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet:
101. Inspire someone to start a 101 in 1001 list. (0/1)


  1. We're on the list!!!!!!!!

    Wow, you are a TASK MASTER! Good for you.

  2. Wow! This is the ultimate TO DO list! I love 'to do' lists too. The best part...checking things off. What a fun idea!


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