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101 Things

I saw this idea at ahhh sew. Then I read more about it at Triplux. It haunted me alot of the day, so I made my own list. The basics: 101 things you want to do in the next 1001 days. They must be measurable.

Like most others, the first couple of dozen came pretty quickly, but the later ones were harder to think of. I’ll be making a page over there on the right for those of you who like to keep me accountable :)

  1. Use up 143 balls of yarn
  2. play 143 games with my children
  3. teach my oldest 3 daughters to sew
  4. SWAP for me
  5. SWAP for DD#1
  6. SWAP for DD#2
  7. SWAP for DD#3
  8. read 33 books, not counting the Bible, 10 of them from here
  9. read the Bible twice
  10. memorize Corinthians 13
  11. add a room onto the house
  12. get a 12-15 passenger van
  13. visit Grandmother weekly
  14. do something with my mom 33 times, not counting visiting Grandmother
  15. have a family portrait made
  16. learn to use the upload thing on this blog
  17. practice my photography
  18. get my Crawford genealogy stuff together
  19. work on Chauncey genealogy
  20. work on Pittman genealogy
  21. work on Jones genealogy
  22. do something with my dad 15 times
  23. go out with my husband 15 times, like no kids, and out, o-u-t
  24. finish the started cross-stitch pieces in my closet or get rid of them
  25. clean out my closet
  26. get the kids to the dentist
  27. get the school-agers to the eye doctor
  28. watch a sunrise
  29. watch a sunset
  30. take a walk in the rain
  31. make those silly wallabys for the family
  32. make 33 pairs of socks
  33. make 33 hats for charity
  34. get film developed
  35. put pictures in scrapbooks/albums
  36. spend 48 hours alone-no tv, no telephone, no computer and NO PEOPLE
  37. spend 48 hours alone with each of my children
  38. meet Ann
  39. meet Carla
  40. learn to draw
  41. put new flooring in the kitchen and living room
  42. replace living room sofa
  43. replace love seat
  44. repeat 35
  45. use that giant bathtub for a bubble bath-33 times
  46. wear perfume
  47. highlight my hair
  48. get comfortable with this wysiwyg editor
  49. write a ….something
  50. have a pattern published by an on-line knitting mag
  51. become regular about church attendance, (if Sunday mornings are not going to work for me, fine, but get back in to the habit of church once a week)
  52. do 6 Bible studies
  53. get my bills current
  54. keep them that way
  55. develop and implement a savings plan
  56. get a dangity-dang debit card already
  57. get a new phone (yeah, I want that caller ID to work)
  58. be a consistent early-riser, we’ll start at 9 and work up to 7
  59. plant a small garden
  60. plant flowers in the front yard, and tend them
  61. plant trees in the front yard
  62. build a deck in the back
  63. build a real porch in the front, covered, with chairs even
  64. bake something 33 times, and birthday cakes don’t count
  65. use my breadmaker 33 times
  66. research calcium rich foods, and serve one 3 times a week
  67. learn how to back up this blog, and do it
  68. repeat 35
  69. be consistent about bre*st exams
  70. get a mammogram
  71. get a checkup
  72. quit smoking (there, I’ve said it)
  73. paint my fingernails 33 times
  74. toenails, too
  75. use that card box! use it, not just look at it
  76. go to a wool festival
  77. go to the beach
  78. have an article or pattern published by a paper magazine
  79. memorize Philippians 4 whatsoever is lovely
  80. re-catalog my stash
  81. clean out my sewing cabinet
  82. repeat 35
  83. memorize pertinent verses from Proverbs 31
  84. memorize pertinent verses from Titus
  85. live out 83, 84, 79 and 10
  86. try 5 new vegetables
  87. try 5 new fruits
  88. make a list of our favorite foods
  89. use that to plan menus
  90. add 3 new grains to our repertoire of rice and cous-cous
  91. find a spell checker that will work with this wysiwig editor or cancel 48
  92. write in each kids journal once a month
  93. start a knitting group in Leland
  94. publish my unpattern sweater pattern
  95. write my sidetoside pattern
  96. buy Sally Melville’s Color
  97. and Texture (when it comes out)
  98. go to the bookstore and buy a copy of every knitting mag except IK, which I get
  99. renew IK sub and get at least one more sub
  100. make several baby sweaters to give as gifts, and give them while the baby is still new, replenishing as needed
  101. spellcheck and post this list, and make it a page

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