For our God is a consuming fire.

-Hebrews 12:29

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

AblazeyDaisy Dos

(101 Goals in 1001 Days)
progress noted at sidebar here

I've seen this list on a few other blogs. I love lists. I'm one of those types that loves to write out a list just so I can physically cross off the items when they are done. There is a deep, unmatchable satisfaction in checking the box or drawing the line. Of course, it helps when the to-dos are of some merit. To that end, I'm going to try and create my own; a large extension to my annual 3 New Year's Resolutions.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these." - Mark 12:30-31

Love (Family Relationships)
1. Call my grandparents each week.
2. Plan for a baby (!)
3. Have a baby (!)
4. Read "Power of a Praying Wife" while husband reads "Power of a Praying Husband"
5. Take dance lessons with husband (swing or other)
6. Plan and execute 5 picnics in different locations – National Mall, RockCreek Park, Gravelly Point, 2 other TBD
7. Create a new tradition. Memorialize here – possibility “plan one surprise date month per month. Alternate who plans it Can’t cost over $75. Doesn’t have to cost anything.”
8. Find an occasion/location where I can wear my wedding dress again. Cruise? Fancy New Year’s event? Then WEAR IT.
9. Go to indoor rock climbing wall studio with J
10. Go for hot air balloon ride with J
11. Go paintballing with J

Heart (Emotional/Beauty)
12. Plant a vegetable garden
13. Plant an herb garden
14. Volunteer at an animal shelter
15. Travel to Italy/Europe
16. Travel to Yosemite National Park
17. Travel to Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine – New England TOUR!
18. Go on a yoga/veggie retreat
19. Compost
20. Get another rain barrel for front yard.
21. Set up both rain barrels
22. Plant 2 trees in front yard.
23. Replace all bulbs in house with energy efficient bulbs.
24. Cancel all catalogs we don’t use. Sign up to be taken off junk mail lists. – Mail Preference Service, Direct Marketing Asst’n.
25. Change to a clean laundry detergent (low-phosphate or phosphate-free). Ecology Center – detergent fact sheet.
26. Reduce hot water heater tank to 130 degrees. Every 10 degree reduction saves 6% energy costs (but 120 degrees might not kill all bacteria).

Soul (Spiritual)
27. Have meaningful, scheduled quiet time with the Lord each day
28. Memorize 101 bible verses
29. Read through the entire Bible
30. Find a local church home and join
31. Take more baths
32. Splurge on good bath oil
33. Volunteer at church library. If one does not exist, offer to organize an unofficial library
34. Keep a prayer request journal with answers

Mind (Intellectual)
35. Read and keep track of books read - 1/month VSDC book club, book lists
36. Take Rosetta Stone course for French
37. Join a book club.
38. Write for publication - pt blogger, freelance articles
39. Take a writing class
40. Take a print screening class
41. Research book topic
42. Play piano once a week for 3 months
43. Write a song
44. Play song in public on guitar at either open mic night or Shakori Hills contest
45. Attend a SoJo meetup
46. Write down my dreams – keep dream diary by my bed.
47. Buy and play with Scrabble
48. Start and maintain a blog with at least 2 posts/week
49. Sign up for a word a day. Post it to blog? (Done: 2/16/09 Merriam Webster's Word of the Day)
50. Participate in NaBloPoMo at least once
51. Visit a Planetarium
52. Design personalized book plates and add them to all books in our permanent library
53. Take a picture once a day for 30 days (mini Project 365)
54. Publicize and market blog.
55. Play in a drum circle (DC park, music festival)
56. Go for a week w/out any tv
57. Collect favorite quotes and post on blog

Strength (Physical)
58. Be able to complete 50 regular push-ups at one go
59. Get to and maintain 125 lbs. (need to lose about 10)
60. Establish a habit of getting up and working out in the a.m.
61. 30 straight days with some exercise each day. Walking and yoga count.
62. Establish a regular yoga practice - at least one 1 hour session/week
63. Workout 4-5 times every week
64. Become lifetime WW member
65. Complete the Couch to 5K plan.
66. RUN in a new road race, at least a 5K.
67. Participate (run/walk) annually in the Del Ray Turkey Trot.
68. Try new veggie recipe once a month
69. Learn to cook 3 Indian recipes that TASTE good when I make them.
70. Make weekly menu plans
71. Drink 3 waters a day. Carry orange stainless steel container.
72. Go for a walk around the National Mall.
73. Complete a detoxification program.
74. Fast for at least one 24 hour period.
75. Take multivitamin every day!
76. Go for 3 hikes in 3 different venues: Old Rag and 2 TBD

(Friend Relationships)
77. Volunteer at Carpenter’s Shelter
78. Meet up with Cori and Claudia for a girls weekend.
79. Have neighbors over for dinner
80. Go walking with Becky 10 Sundays
81. Make some b/day and Christmas gifts
82. Attend a Rocky Horror Picture Show and dress up as a character
83. Have small group create a list of 4 things they want to do around DC totaling 12 and then DO THEM.
84. Host a backyard BBQ. This means having more than 3 people over at a time.

Myself (Security/Financial/Home)
85. Have piano repaired
86. Find and buy some true cowboy boots
87. Finish and have notarized our will
88. Finish and have notarized our living will, health care surrogate, DPoAtty
89. Organize the basement
90. Organize the attic
91. Wash the outside of the house/hartiboards
92. Take down the spa
93. Get passports
94. Put important docs in firebox/travel safe. Get firebox.
95. Paint living room walls
96. Take paint off fireplace mantel
97. Have custom shutters designed for under house
98. Hang shutters around jam room window outside
99. Install rain gutters
100. Update my resume
101. Create written backup plan for jobs/avenues to pursue should anything happen to my job

Making my list active as of this Friday, 2/13 (13 has always been a lucky number for me! see #11), that would put my 1001 days ending on 11/11/11!!! Way cool.


CarolinaDreamz said...

Love your list. #86, I want a red pair. :)

Heidi @

juliana said...

Hi... I found your blog through the 101 in 1001 website. Just wanted to say I was inspired by your list and have started working on my own (I'm a fellow list lover!) And, as a side note that's totally random, we have friends in the DC area that we will hopefully be visiting in the next year and if you still haven't found a place or reason to do #8, I'd love to do a fun "trash the dress" photo shoot with you and your husband. My husband and I are wedding photographers and always love an excuse to photograph people in their wedding attire without the stress of the wedding day! The dress does not have to be "trashed" literally... it's just a shoot that can be a little more free than a wedding day typically allows. :) Just a thought. I promise I'm not a weirdo. ;)

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