Wednesday, November 4, 2009

101 Things to do in 1001 Days

So, inspired by the Day Zero Project we've decided to make a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. Our end date is Wednesday, August 1st, 2012. These are in no particular order, and James and I are sharing a list, so on some level it's probably just a 50.5 things to do in 1001 days, but it's always more fun to share. We'll try and post an update once a month on how we're progressing:

1. Go for 1 month without watching any TV/Hulu
2. Publish a version of the Majdic Family History
3. Refinish the bathroom by ourselves
4. Drop one BMI category
5. Sew a baby quilt for Matthew
6. Make a quilt out of our old UVA tshirts
7. Learn how to can using a pressure cooker
8. Crochet or knit a dishrag
9. Renew our passports - paperwork submitted
10. Visit Ed in London
11. Run a 5K
12. Go to Saratoga for the weekend
13. Go to Cheyenne Frontier Days
14. Learn 15 constellations and their mythologies
15. Take Matthew on an overnight backpacking trip
16. Go camping in Yellowstone
17. Teach Sky a new trick
18. Teach June how to lie down
19. Go see Hands in Harmony perform
20. Go to Devils Tower/Mt. Rushmore
21. Go one week without personal internet (James' work will be allowed :)
22. Take a community college course
23. Have a sibling for Matthew
24. Foster an animal
25. Sew new curtains for the kitchen and mud room
26. Call 15 friends just to catch up
27. Send 15 real, handwritten letters to old friends
28. Go on a trail ride
29. Take Matthew to a Water Babies class
30. Pay off or sell our WV land
31. Clean out and paint James' office
32. Set up Matthew's college savings plan - Done thanks to Uncle Ed
33. Give up soda for a month
34. Create and follow a back-up plan for our computer - Done
35. Go to church every Sunday for 10 straight weeks.
36. Donate 101 things to the Thrift Store
37. Give away 20 of our books to friends or family who might enjoy them
38. Go 1 month without fast food or eating out
39. Go out for dinner and dancing in Hudson
40. Make my own pesto
41. Learn to make a dish I hated when I was a child and try it again
42. Make a potica using grandma's old recipe
43. Eat dinner at the dining room table every night for a week
44. Go fishing in the Wind Rivers
45. Go for a 12 mile+ day hike
46. Have James finish his secret project
47. Take our neighbors baked goods
48. Have 6 friends over for dinner
49. Send 10 gifts to people with enough time to get there before the holiday
50. Finish our 50 states quarters collection for Matthew
51. Complete the 30 day shred
52. Go to a professional sports game
53. Read 12 books we already own but have never read
54. Visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center
55. Dig for Dinosaurs in Thermopolis
56. Attend a Pow Wow
57. Go to a play
58. Make a will
59. Officially purchase a house
60. Complete and have printed 30 scrapbook pages for Matthew - Done
61. Stop using our credit cards for convenience for one month and pay for everything with cash
62. Learn to play one song on the piano that uses 2 hands
63. Find a good non-family babysitter and leave Matthew for an evening
64. Donate blood
65. Grow out and donate my hair to Locks of Love
66. Chop down our own Christmas Tree instead of buying one
67. Teach a class for the community college
68. Find a tennis partner and play at least 3 times
69. Host a pig roast
70. Learn how to fix fences
71. Join a volunteer organization and participate in an event at least 6 times
72. Create a website for salt & pepper shaker collection
73. Clean out one of the attic spaces
74. Hike to the waterfall in Sinks Canyon State Park
75. Cook a three-course meal
76. Close out James' yahoo account
77. Paint a Bob Ross style painting
78. Purchase another vehicle
79. Paint kitchen table and chairs
80. Remove remaining personal items from parent homes
81. Visit family in Alaska
82. Visit Handcart Museum
83. Go rock hounding
84. Go to the Mustang Challenge
85. Vacation in one of the 4 corners of the US (Estcourt Station, Maine, Key West, Florida, San Diego, California or Seattle, Washington)
86. Secret Challenge
87. Read a book politically/philosophically opposed to own beliefs
88. Maintain a garden for an entire year
89. Register a brand
90. Take a basic plumbing course
91. Take a basic small engine repair/maintenance course
92. Send 25 birthday cards to friends and family
93. Raise chickens
94. Get at least one pet on an "LOL" site
95. Learn to make a decent loaf of bread from scratch
96. Go hunting
97. Raft through Wind River Canyon
98. Make at least $500 selling things we own
99. Take flowers to the cemetery on a random day
100. Clean out garage so that we can park the car in it
101. Make a new 101 list for the next 1001 days


  1. Admirable list you have. Good luck on accomplishing them.


  2. Goodness! At first I was inspired to do some of those things, but now I'm overwhelmed for you at the largest to-do list ever! That would stress me out. I do like the idea of a UVa t-shirt quilt, though. And thanks for making me realize that I've been to 3 of the 4 US corners (Seattle, San Diego, and Key West). I guess a trip to Maine is in my future.

  3. Is Saratoga that you refer to Saratoga Springs?


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