Tuesday, August 7, 2007

My 101 in 1001 list.

Well, I finally figured out what my 101 in 1001 list was going to be. I'm starting this on August 7, 2007 so I should finish on May 4, 2010.

Here's the list:

  1. Start personal blog.
  2. Lose 60 pounds [5/60].
  3. Walk on treadmill at least 3x week. [actually doing this every day so far!!]
  4. Get piano tuned.
  5. Bowl a 600 series.
  6. Clean off my hard drive.
  7. Backup all 4 computers.
  8. Convert CDs to MP3 files.
  9. Pay all bills as soon as they arrive. [so far so good]
  10. Keep credit card paid off. [current balance: $0]
  11. Get savings account to $1,000. [Dave Ramsey's Baby Step #1]
  12. Get savings up to $5,000. Dave Ramsey's Baby Step #3]
  13. Open an IRA.
  14. Start filing federal taxes quarterly to avoid late fees.

  • Save up for new television.
  • Sell thimble collection. [a few already sold]
  • Pay an additional $50-$100 per month on mortgage.
  • Finish the clan sections in my Things Scottish shop. [7/67]
  • Finish pages for my tartan cross stitch patterns.
  • Add a Celtic cross design to my Things Scottish shop.
  • Update existing sections of the shop to include newer items.
  • Get items online for all holidays in Shop the Holidays.
  • Read entire Bible.
  • Read 50 books. [5/50]
  • Make list of all books ever read. [this is going to be a MAJOR work in progress]
  • Have laser hair removal.
  • Go to a spa once.
  • Get a manicure.
  • Take vitamins daily.
  • Work on the "Baby Steps" from Dave Ramsey. [on 3 of 7 but I get to skip #5]
  • Finish stitching "La Belle Dame Sans Merci".
  • Organize DMC floss.
  • Design 5 cross stitch patterns.
  • Make a Christmas quilt.
  • Make a scrapbook for wedding photos.
  • Make a scrapbook for the house.
  • Make a scrapbook for paternal family photos.
  • Make a scrapbook for maternal family photos.
  • Make a scrapbook of hubby's photos.
  • Make a scrapbook of my photos.
  • Make a scrapbook of our trips to Las Vegas.
  • Make a scrapbook of our other vacations.
  • Make a St. Nicholas quilt (wallhanging).
  • Finish the St. Nicholas doll from kit.
  • Paint craft room. [got 1/3 primed and painted]
  • Remove ugly carpet in craft room.
  • Create a jewelry roll to store earring collection.
  • Stitch 2 projects to be hung in bedroom.
  • Crochet a sweater that can actually be worn.
  • Knit a sweater that can actually be worn.
  • Frame 2 completed cross stitch pieces. [2/2]
  • Stitch at least 2 Santa ornaments.
  • Stitch an Altoid tin topper.
  • Finish afghan for Warm Up America.
  • Make Roman shades for bedroom windows.
  • Paint the bedroom.
  • Make new curtains for the kitchen.
  • Sew a skirt.
  • Upholster dining room chairs.
  • Make a quilted tote bag.
  • Have 2 baby afghans made before they are needed.
  • Get a custom, personal website.
  • Write a memories book.
  • Take photographs to make a local calendar.
  • Organize greeting cards and gift wraps.
  • Finish the index for the Burke county, ND book.
  • Get passport updated.
  • Take an Alaskan cruise.
  • Rent a houseboat in Canada.
  • Take a trip on the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train.
  • Take a trip on the Rogue River Mail Boat.
  • Take a trip through the San Juan Islands.
  • Take a road trip.
  • See a Cirque show in Vegas.
  • Learn Spanish.
  • Attend a Seattle Seahawks game.
  • Learn all the countries of the world with capitals.
  • Learn and find 5 new constellations.
  • Learn 1 new word a week.
  • Organize print photos.
  • Organize digital photos.
  • Release books via BookCrossing. [6 released so far]
  • Clean out sideboard.
  • Organize recipes.
  • Make at least 3 dinners a week.
  • Make homemade strudels (German noodles) at least 2x a year.
  • Learn to make cobbler.
  • Make homemade ice cream.
  • Start using grocery coupons.
  • Make a grocery price journal. [started]
  • Enter 2 stitched items in the 2009 fair.
  • Enter at least 1 photo in the 2009 fair.
  • Eat in 2 new restaurants.
  • Try a new dish at a favorite restaurant.
  • Hold a Christmas-time open house.
  • Hook up surround sound system.
  • Host a ladies' movie night.
  • Install a fireplace mantle.
  • Go to 3 movies in the theater.
  • Keep pickup cleaned out.
  • Start new list when this one is finished.

  • Whew, hope I can make it! - Happy Stitching!

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