Tuesday, August 17, 2010

101 in 1001

I have seen this little "challenge" of sorts floating around various blogs for some time now. I decided that it's something I'd like to have a go at. I think it's a great way to motivate yourself to do those things that you REALLY want (or atleast motivate yourself) to do!

So here goes.

My mission? To complete these 101 things in 1001 days.

Start date: August 18, 2010

End date: May 15, 2013

Check back often as I check off my list!

My Town
1. Visit the Menil Collection
2. Go to a Houston Texas football game
3. Go to a Houston Rockets basketball game
4. Go to a Houston Astros baseball game
5. Visit the Children's Museum
6. Tour Bayou Bend
7. Walk through all the houses at the Heritage Society Park
8. Watch the ArtCar Parade
9. Go on a Buffalo Bayou Kayak Tour
10. Visit the Houston Museum of Art
11. See the corpseflower
12. Go to the Houston Rodeo
13 See Jimmy Buffet in concert once a year (0/3)
14. Eat at 10 new restaurants (0/10)
15. See a movie in the Theater 3 times a year (0/9)
16. Visit a Texas Gulf beach twice a year (0/6)
17. Go for a walk in Memorial Park
18. Play frisbee golf with Jason

Out of Town
19. Take a vacation with my family (parents, siblings, etc)
20. Take Aidan to Disney World
21. Go on a vacation with Jason- just the 2 of us
22. Take my Dad to a Browns game at Cleveland Browns Stadium
23. Visit my Uncle Pat in San Angelo, TX
24. Spend a day at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels
25. See Wicked, the musical
26. Visit Ohio twice a year (0/6)
27. Visit a friend who lives in a state other than Texas or Ohio
28. Go to the Texas State Fair in Dallas

More Adventure
29. Go parasailing
30. Learn to scuba dive
31. Fly a kite at the Park
32. Visit Ireland
33. Learn to surf
34. Hike part of the Appalachian Trail
35. Visit Prince Edward Island, Canada
36. Explore Missions Park in San Antonio
37. Rent a cabin on the river for a weekend
38. Visit 3 new-to-me National Parks (0/3)
39. Watch a sunrise and sunset in the same day
40. Visit Jason's brother in Panama City

Knowledge is Power
41. Take a cake decorating class
42. Learn how to change my own oil
43. Teach Aidan 15 signs in Sign Language (0/15)
44. Learn how to play the left hand on the piano
45. Teach Aidan how to swim via Mommy & Me Swim Classes
46. Learn Quickbooks
47. Join a book club
48. Learn to golf

Around the House
49. Plant a vegetable garden
50. Re-landscape my front yard
51. Re-landscape my back yard
52. Take my dogs for a walk everyday for 2 months (0/60)
53. Cook a new recipe everyday for 30 days (0/30)
54. Plan meals for 1 month and stick to them (0/30)
55. Create a Shutterfly photo book for Aidan every 3-6 months (0/6)
56. Do 5 DIY projects
57. Paint the accent wall in our bedroom
58. Redecorate the office/guestbedroom
59. Finish decorating Aidan's room

Self Improvement
60. Go to the gym for 70 out of 90 days (0/70)
61. Attend a workout class once a week for 12 weeks (0/12)
62. Run a 5k
63. Run a 10k
64. Lose 40 lbs and keep it off for at least 1 year
65. Cut caffeine out of my diet for 6 months
66. Take an adult dance class
67. Take a yoga class
68. Get a massage once a year (0/3)
69. Go to the Dentist twice a year (0/6)
70. Get new contacts
71. Have my eyebrows threaded
72. Fit into size 10 pants
73. Get my hair styled at an upscale salon
74. Treat myself to a pedicure 4 times a year (0/12)

Ohio Family Ties
75. Spend one-on-one time with each of my (6) siblings once a year (0/18)
76. Go on a girl's weekend with Jason's Mom
77. Go on a girl's weekend with my Mom and sisters
78. Document my family tree on the computer for my Grandma
79. Take my Grandma to lunch twice a year (0/6)
80. Spend the night at Jason's grandparents house once a year (0/3)
81. Skype with my family once a month (0/33)
82. Skype with Jason's parents once a month (0/33)
83. Get a pedicure with Jason's Mom once a year (0/3)
84. Have one-on-one time with each of my nephews and niece (3) once a year (0/9)

Money Matters
85. Never buy diapers without a coupon
86. Put half of what I earn into savings
87. Create a savings account for Aidan
88. Create a college fund for Aidan
89. Pay off my credit card
90. Make all of Aidan's "baby food" myself

For Others
91. Volunteer at a local animal shelter
92. Sponsor a family at Christmastime (0/3)
93. Clean out closet twice yearly and donate unwanted items to Goodwill (0/6)
94. Give $20/month to the Church (0/33)
95. Pay for the person behind me at the Drive Thru
96. Volunteer for a local hospital
97. Volunteer at my Church
98. Walk for the March of Dimes every year (0/3)
99. Become a Eucharistic Minister at Church

Loose Ends
100. Donate $2 to the Charity of my choice for every item not completed
101. Make a new list of 101 for May 16, 2013

Color Codes:
In Progress
Not Able To Achieve


  1. Looks like a super fun list! Makes me want to try it myself, but I don't know that I am up for that much of a challenge!
    It is going to be fun to see you work through your list.

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  3. THAT is ambitious. :) I'm scared to do my own list ...


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