Wednesday, September 1, 2010

101 in 1001 - Complete!(ish)

Well, since August 31, 2010 has come and gone that means my 101 in 1001 journey is officially over. It's so weird to think that I started doing these things in December of 2007. I had no clue where I would be by this time; I think 2010 sounded so far off I never thought the 3 years would be up!

Here are the items I completed in 1001 days:
1. Buy a Wii February 12, 2008
2. Buy a dining room set June 10, 2008
3. Buy lamps for the living room December 15, 2007
4. Buy the movie Love Actually April 27, 2008
5. Buy a really cheap and "fauxbulous" silver ring to match my silver jewelry instead of wearing my gold wedding ring July 4, 2008
6. Buy one lottery ticket December 28, 2007
7. Buy/get some sort of exercise machine December 15, 2007
8. Buy a pair of close-toed shoes for work December 31, 2007
9. Go to at least 2 concerts June 14, 2008
10. Go to any hockey game, even if it has to be the Fire Antz February 23, 2008
11. Go the the First Friday event in Southern Pines December 7, 2007
13. Visit Boone again January 3-5, 2008
14. Go to another Monster Truck rally January 26, 2008
16. Find a drive-in movie theater and go to it. November 15, 2008
18. Go back to Pennsylvania July 2, 2008
19. Go to a SunEvent at Sunrise Theater July 10, 2008
21. Find something to do here that I miss from Boone and always forget we have (poetry reading, lectures, play, art show, live entertainment while eating, karaoke) March 2009
23. Read the Dark Tower series August 9, 2010
24. finish my crossword book, word search book, and Sudoko book that I’ve had for YEARS now July 19, 2008
25. watch all 10 seasons of Friends April 25, 2008
26. Finish reading my Bible for the 2nd time August 30, 2010
27. read 3 banned books (3/3) February 3, 2008
28. Watch the Lord of the Rings series and actually give it a chance May 31, 2010
29. Watch 5 movies of Ebert's Must See list. January 8, 2008
30. Finish all the books that are in two paper bags in our closet. January 31, 2009
31. Host a movie marathon. March 14, 2009
32. watch 100 movies on my Must See list March 28, 2009
35. Make yeast rolls that are fluffy and edible
36. Organize my pots and pans in the kitchen January 28, 2008
37. Finally make crème brulee May 15, 2009
38. cook 50 new recipes (50/50) March 12, 2009
39. make homemade spaghetti sauce May 30, 2010
45. make a pocketbook January 8, 2008
47. Mail a secret to PostSecret June 19, 2008
50. Start talking about children August 17, 2008
52. See Rachel January 4, 2008
53. Spend a weekend with Nenah and Papa June 5, 2009
54. Spend a Saturday at a local vineyard September 6, 2009
55. Get rid of all songs on my iPod that I don’t use or even realize they are on there until my youth group members are looking through and going, “What is THAT!?” August 11, 2008)
56. Make a final decision on if I will ever get a tattoo or not.
57. Say no to something I would normally say yes to but feel burdened. May 10, 2008
58. Find a part time job May 20, 2008
60. Win a contest (I realize this is totally luck, but surely…) December 28, 2007 (lottery tickets!)
61. Beat Guitar Hero (on easy, medium, and hard!) December 27, 2007
63. DON’T be last place in the March Madness pool. March 2008
64. get my bike back into riding condition January 9, 2008
66. Do something with friends or family at least twice a month (preferably game nights!)
67. Get waxed with Jenn, for no reason whatsoever December 22, 2007
68. get up to level 42 on FreeRice January 21, 2008
69. become CPR certified March 1, 2008
71. really understand the 2008 election and vote November 4, 2008
72. get a library card January 23, 2008
73. Take my old cell phones to be donated December 7, 2007
74. Make a final decision on if I want to get my Masters or not.
March 1, 2008
75. Invite one family from our neighborhood to church January 2009
78. Memorize 20 different scriptures (20/20) June 4, 2008
79. Learn enough hymns on the piano that I could play at church
80. Dye hair – MYSELF – do not pay anyone to do it! August 15, 2008
81. Savings account up to X amount March 13, 2009
82. Have my eyes examined February 29, 2008
85. Go through all my stuff at mom and dad’s
87. try to say “yes” instead of “yeah”
88. sing with Stephen at church May 25, 2008
89. get some sort of indoor pet June 20, 2010
90. go one full day without looking in the mirror May 24, 2008
91. cancel my Verizon account January 28, 2008
92. sell all yard sale stuff March 2009
93. figure out how to look 25 instead of 16
94. finish all the herbal tea I have – don’t buy ANYMORE except Echinacea and throat coat June 20, 2008
95. Bring my violin and clarinet to my house
99. watch a meteor shower November 15, 2008
100. complete at least 70 things on this list
101. Donate a dollar to charity for each unfinished task at the end of the 1001 days.

As for the ones I did not complete??
  • 12. Go to See You At The Pole with my youth group members - for some reason, the first year I offered this, none of the kids had ever even heard of SYATP and when they found out they had to be at school an hour early, well, forget it. The next year our church had started a school of their own and the majority of our youth group started going there, so I knew this one would not be accomplished.
  • 15. Go back to Las Vegas - after I got pregnant with Brianna, I kind of figured this one wasn't going to happen. Plus, Stephen said if you don't drink or gamble Las Vegas just isn't as much fun. I did remind him that both the other times we've been there we were under 21 so couldn't do either... but I loved the shows and city anyway! We do want to go back someday to see a few groups that perform out there. Just don't know when it will happen.
  • 17. Go to the Georgia Aquarium - we could have easily done this but when it first opened it was so doggone crowded! Now it's just doggone expensive. We'll probably put this off until we have at least one child old enough to enjoy it with us.
  • 20. Go to a comedy club, or see a stand-up comedian live - I really thought I'd get to do this one, especially after finding out that a couple of lady friends - Tracey and Cheryl - both do a Christian comedy/inspirational act! Every time they were in town I was out of town though! We have a few comedy clubs within driving distance but the acts were always rated R and we just couldn't see paying to see someone we probably wouldn't even think was funny.
  • 22. Visit another country (not in North America) - Oh yeah, I knew this was a long shot. Especially, again, after getting pregnant.
  • 33. Cook a ham - This is something I'd still like to do but Stephen is really picky about the way he likes his ham. I didn't want to waste the money on something so huge if he wouldn't help me eat it.
  • 34. Eat out at the Melting Pot - I made this a goal and then I saw the prices at Melting Pot. Enough said.
  • 40. find one cheesecake recipe I love; get rid of ALL OTHERS!! - There are way too many cheesecake recipes available. This was a silly goal.
  • 41. Make back-ups of all my pictures that are online - Well, I have done this, technically, but as I keep adding pictures online that means I will always have some that don't have back-ups! Maybe I should have counted this one, I don't know.
  • 42. Finish our photo collage - We decided shortly after making this goal not to do this anymore.
  • 43. Make more jewelry - Never had the time.
  • 44. sell one of my “Todd” pictures - Renee kindly offered to buy one of these, and I had someone else entertain the thought of buying one but it just never happened. I wasn't as pushy as I could have been probably.
  • 46. sell at least one crafty thing I make - In order to complete this goal I would have actually had to make something crafty. Never got around to it.
  • 48. Donate plasma - Turns out that I probably shouldn't donate plasma. I can barely donate blood.
  • 49. Get in the habit of working out - This just never happened. I am determined to get in the habit of working out after Hunter is born though!!
  • 51. Be responsible for one person getting saved - I realized quickly that this was also a silly goal. It is much more appropriate to live your life as a testimony, planting "seeds" in other people, even if you never know if you are the one who leads them to salvation. A weakness of mine is always wanting to see end results, but sometimes you just have to keep plugging away and we will find out those results in heaven!
  • 59. Get a passport - I really didn't need one and they're quite expensive so I'm putting this on hold.
  • 62. Beat Dance Dance - Turns out Dance Dance (a video game) doesn't have an option to be beaten...
  • 65. Bike somewhere I would normally drive to - Turns out Moore County is much less biker-friendly than I imagined!! The places I could have biked to didn't have anywhere to lock the bike up, and everywhere else was along the highway. Not cool, MoCo.
  • 70. Quit hitting the snooze button - Turns out that the days I actually use an alarm (once every couple of months), I actually like hitting the snooze button. I love that extra five minutes.
  • 76. Improve my golf game - Not sure if this happened or not. We were gung-ho about golf at the time and didn't really play in the next two "seasons". I have nothing to compare to.
  • 77. Quit complaining - I think I have at least cut down on my complaining, but I really was hoping to not complain AT ALL. Wouldn't that be nice???
  • 83. Do something with Habitat for Humanity - Stephen says I should cross this one off but I feel like I can't. By the time I finally got involved with them I was too far along in pregnancy to do too much outside labor in the heat of summer or be cooped up in a room painting or putting in installation. I got our youth group involved in volunteering but I never actually did any work, so I didn't cross it off.
  • 84. Walk the dogs at Moore Humane Society - After I had Bri, I was scared to do this because I didn't know how many dogs they would give me to walk and if I could walk her in the stroller at the same time. I should have called but I never did.
  • 86. play bocce ball in our back yard - We talked about this A LOT - our neighborhood actually had a bocce ball tournament a few weeks ago but we were out of town - just never got around to it. I'd still like to do this.
  • 96. don’t raise my voice - I wish I could cross this one off! I HATE it when I raise my voice to someone. It makes me feel rude and out of control. I must say I can only think of two or three times I have done it... I was pregnant both times - does that count for anything??
  • 97. beat my time riding the mechanical bull (9 seconds) - The chances I had to ride the mechanical bull were lost because I was pregnant.
  • 98. learn sign language again - This is a nice idea but until I have a lot of motivation I'm never going to be fluent in sign language. We do motions and some sign language with Bri but not enough to cross this off the list.
I completed 73 things, which means I am donating $28 to a charity of choice. I had in mind World Vision when I started but we already donate to them every month so I think I might donate to Air 1, one of our favorite radio stations.

And unlike some people, I am kind of sad this is over. :) I will most likely do another list when I have time to sit down and think about what I want to put on it for sure.

2 comments:

Brooke and Johnathan said...

Very impressive Amanda!

EmWalker said...

Very neat. I bet you will really enjoy having this to look back on in the future.