101 in 1000 Days

101 Things in 1001 Days
December 14, 2008, 10:37 pm
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Thank you for your interest in my journey to make 101 changes in my life in 1001 days. I’ll be starting on January 1, 2009, and I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

Most linked items are in progress; bold items are completed.

Family and Friends
1. Send a letter home monthly (6/33)
2. Make picture CDs for mom bi-monthly (3/16)
3. Make a birthday and address list
4. E-mail Traci and Jim monthly
5. Have friends over monthly (1/33)
6. Send Valentine’s Day cards (3/3)
7. Send Easter cards (2/3)
8. Send Thanksgiving cards (1/2)
9. Send Christmas cards (2/2)
10. E-mail Amanda and Katie monthly (1/33)
11. Hang out with friends monthly (2/33)
12. Send a letter to a friend every two weeks

13. Pay off credit card (1/2)
14. Find a personal accountant
15. Subscribe to the Wall Street Journal and read it
16. Pay rent early
17. Get energy-efficient bulbs
18. Save consistently for a house / condo
19. Take homeowner class to investigate buying a house
20. Build an emergency / big purchase fund
21. Save $1,000 for a beater

22. Do something randomly nice once a month (14/33)
23. Start an art program
24. Win a grant
25. Read the paper with students twice a week
26. Earn something from Donors Choose
27. Do something union-related every other month (2/17)
28. Write to a public official every other month (2/17)
29. Finish NEA grant
30. Cook or bake for school at least once a month (2/33)
31. Avoid going into work on the weekend
32. Leave classroom clean on Friday
33. Call at least two families a week (4/33)
34. Visit families in the summer (2/3)

35. Blog once a week at Clipped & Diced
36. Blog once a week at Journalistic Quest / Ms. Houghton’s Class
37. Write at least twice a week in journal
38. Send letters / a package to soldiers every six months (3/5)
39. Keep a gratitude journal
40. Write about Leave it to Beaver menu
41. Call newspaper test kitchens

42. Make a meal twice a month (5/66)
43. Sew an apron
44. Make a tablecloth
45. Learn to cook squash so Toby likes it
46. Take a Spanish class
47. Run a marathon
48. Compete in a triathalon
49. Finish a quilt

Health / Self
50. Do Pilates two times a week
51. Run three times a week
52. Drink only up to three drinks a week
53. Go on a hike once a month
54. Visit the farmer’s market once a month (13/33)
55. Run two 5Ks a year
56. Run a 10K
57. Drink 8 glasses of water a day
58. Take a dance lesson
59. Maintain a pedicure
60. Take vitamins daily
61. Drink tea at least three times a week
62. Go to church

63. Manage dirty clothes
64. Organize storage room
65. Back up computer
66. Put images online
67. Catalog books: home
68. Catalog books: school
69. Catalog items for insurance
70. Wash car weekly
71. Finish an old sewing project
72. Sort teaching files

Travel / Outings
73. Go on adventures once a month
74. Go see a movie every other month
75. Go see a play every other month
76. Go to Europe
77. Plan a road trip
78. Take the Seattle – LA train trip
79. Visit Rafe Esquith’s classroom
80. Visit the Ron Clark School

81. Fly a kite three times a year
82. Visit Roslyn once a year (1/3)
83. Donate blood two times a year (2/5)
84. Write about everything completed on this list
85. Go skydiving
86. Have an iris scan at the Herbalist
87. Wax car twice a year
88. Finish Scott Foresman Math Games
89. Finish Fundamentals Math Games
90. Finish File Folder Math Games
91. Make my own cloth pads
92. Sew my own dress
93. Donate $5 for every item not done on my list

94. Join Yelp and review Seattle.
95. Read all the Newbery and Caldecott Medal Winners (89/166)
96. Participate in LBD Mondays until the end of the 1001 days (1/###)
97. Organize pantry (stationary)
98. Be a vendor in a craft show
99. Create a monthly budget and make “adequate monthly progress” toward achieving it.
100. Update Mint / take care of financial matters once a week.
101. To be filled in the event I think of a really great goal!




6. Send Valentine’s Day cards
February 9, 2011, 2:48 pm
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Just sent out 23 cards this afternoon! They look great, if I do say so myself!

I’d call this goal complete!!!


14. Find a personal accountant
December 20, 2010, 5:09 pm
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So, I always thought it was kind of silly to be on the lookout for a personal accountant due to my significant lack of funds. But I just didn’t know what to DO. However, in the time since I created this list, Wesabe has fallen by the wayside, making room for a new, more powerful web-based program called Mint.com.

It’s a pretty powerful site/program, and I’ve been using it on and off for the past year or so. I’m now thinking that this program, combined with Toby’s guidance, will be sufficient enough for a personal accountant. So I’m declaring this goal completed!


20. Build an emergency / big purchase fund
December 20, 2010, 5:04 pm
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It took a hit about a year ago, but I’m back up to $260 in the emergency fund.


31. Avoid going into work on the weekend
December 18, 2010, 5:12 pm
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I go into work on the weekend once a month, if that. It feels great, and I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of my classroom. I’m declaring this one completed!


23. Start an art program
December 16, 2010, 5:15 pm
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Well, it’s not the grand school-wide scheme I dreamed of, but all last school year and so far in this school year, I’ve included 30-60 minutes of art in our weekly schedule. That’s on top of any math- or literacy-related art we complete. I declare this completed!


6. Send Valentine’s Day cards
April 2, 2010, 8:56 am
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When we moved, I discovered I had V-Day cards from two years ago, so I sent those out. 🙂


62. Go to church
April 2, 2010, 8:55 am
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Went, gave it the good Spartan try, just didn’t connect the same way. I’m totally up for trying again, and also interested in other parishes, but I’m calling this one done.