101 in 1001

Start: Thursday 12.01.2016

Finish: Thursday 08.28.2019


Bold Strikethrough: Completed
Italics: In progress
Date completed is in parentheses with a link to the post.



Boys [1-5]

  • Work with the Boys to make Christmas gifts.
  • Work on their baby books.
  • Take the Boys to the Hall of Fame Parade.
  • Bring the Boys to the Hall of Fame Fireworks.
  • Let’s go bowling.

Create [6-10]

  • Make a jewelry box. (I’m making two – one large and one small.) (12.06.2016)
  • Make the scrapbook of our reunion as a family.
  • Upload my daily photos to 365project.org. (9/365)(Stunted)
  • Take a photo a day. (9/365) (Stunted)
  • Learn to make “paint dripped jars.”

Family [11-24]

  • Buy Christmas cards to go with Boys’ gifts.
  • Send birthday cards to close family and friends. (Make a list.)
  • Attend 1st Friday at least once with Rob and once as a family.
  • Take the Boys on the Polar Express.
  • Send Christmas cards for 2 years. (Make a list.) (2016 canceled)
  • Take a group selfie every day on the way to Utah.
  • Send flowers to Mama just because I love her.
  • Go to a wine tasting with Mom.
  • Keep up with Mother/Daughter Day.
  • Have family photo taken.
  • Finish scanning family photos.
  • Go back to Yellow Springs with Mom.

Fun [25-40]

  • Plan a surprise for someone I love.
  • Go camping for the first time.
  • Get my 3rd & 4th tattoos.
  • Watch 5 foreign films.
  • Have “Mary Kay” type party.
  • Get my 1st Mani/Pedi.
  • Get a massage. (Spa day?)
  • Read 25 books. (1/25)
  • Get bright blue highlights.
  • Get a psychic reading.
  • Visit a museum.
  • Watch 3 different entire Seasons of a shows I’ve never seen. (12.5.1016[The Night Of])
  • Go on a photo walk/”me walk” downtown.
  • Try karaoke.
  • Ride a train.
  • Attend a Supernatural Convention.

Health [41-54]

  • Walk on the treadmill 15 mins/day 6 days/week for 1 month.
  • Attempt to donate blood.
  • Give up pop for 1 month.
  • Get certified in Adult & Pediatric CPR.
  • Get new glasses.
  • Go without meat for 2 weeks.
  • List all of my bad memories on a piece of paper. Then burn it.
  • Meditate 10 mins/day for 2 weeks.
  • Don’t get fast food for 1 month and save the money.
  • Lose 50 pounds.
  • Return to and keep my routine.
  • Go 1 week only drinking water.
  • Drink the daily amount of recommended water/day for 1 week.
  • Walk at least 1000 steps/day for 3 months. (33/90)

Home [55-61]

  • Organize the backroom.
  • Make the bed every morning.
  • Keep up with the laundry.
  • Buy a new washing machine and dryer.
  • Buy a TV for the bedroom.
  • Organize my digital photos.
  • Buy a fire extinguisher

Personal [62-78]

  • Answer 50 of my “deep thought” questions. (Edited: 50 deep questions, 12 semi-deep/silly questions 50 silly questions)
  • Volunteer by writing letters to soldiers.*
  • Post a daily pic to Instagram. (0/365)
  • Send a secret to PostSecret.com.
  • Pay off my old credit card.
  • Unsubscribe from all unwanted e-mailing lists.
  • Don’t curse for 1 week.
  • No Facebook games for 1 week. (Does not include basic social media.)
  • Pay it forward by paying for a soldier’s lunch or meal.
  • Spend a weekend unplugged.
  • Finish Christmas shopping by or before Dec 15th.
  • Throw away 50 things (and no, mail doesn’t count). (5/50)
  • Donate more than a few dollars to a charity.
  • Get my passport.
  • Try 10 new foods.
  • Use Proactiv at least 3x/week.
  • Don’t give up on this 101 list.

Rob/Relationship [79-83]

  • Have a picnic outside with Rob
  • Rewatch LOST with Rob.
  • Stay in a hotel/bed & breakfast for at least 1-2 nights with Rob
  • Complete a cross stitch for me & Rob (Have this one and the Boy’s all framed.)
  • Watch/Rewatch 3 movie series with Rob.

Writing [84-101]

  • Come up with my 101 list
  • Attend at least 1 blog-related conference or class
  • Make 5 blogging friends.
  • Blog about each item as I check it off.
  • Start my novel.
  • Keep a “My Day in 6 Words” blog post for 6 months.
  • List 101 things that make me happy.
  • List 50 places I’d like to visit.
  • Write a letter to myself on Day 1 to be opened on Day 1001.
  • Write at least 1 post/day for 2 weeks.
  • Write 5 new book reviews.
  • Write 5 new product reviews.
  • Tweet something non-blog related every day for 1 week. (1/7)
  • Make a new list to start 05.28.2020.
  • Keep a “One Line Journal” for each week for 6 months.
  • Answer “50 Questions that Will Free Your Mind.”
  • Write my “year in review” post on December 30-31 every year.
  • Learn to write good haikus.

*Places you can communicate with our soldiers:

Send a message through the USO

Operation Gratitude – You write letters to soldiers.

Soldiers’ Angels Letter Writing Team

A Million Thanks – Numerous ways to help the soldiers.