101 things (or how to get my butt off the couch for 1001 days)

Who: Me, although some goals may involve other family members.
What: 101 measurable goals
Why: To inspire me to work towards my goals rather than hide in a blanket on my couch all winter, or be a computer/electronic sloth. Also, with my brother committing his life to God’s Work for 2 years, I feel like I should step it up.
How I learned about it: Inspired by my friend Christy, and tracked back to Day Zero.
When: 1001 days…which means I’m due Wednesday July 11, 2012

The List:
1. Make and decorate a cool looking cake
2. Read The New Professional Chef
3. Learn (and use!) my cool fonts on my blog
4. Plan a vacation with my husband
5. Scrapbook prior and 2005
6. Scrapbook 2006-2008
7. Scrapbook 2009 and keep up going forward
8. Make 143 New Recipes (approximately 1 per week) (0/143)
9. Learn to play I Am a Child of God with both hands
10. Call my mom once a week (0/143)
11. Speak to my sister once a week (0/143)
12. Write to my bother once a week while on his mission (0/104)
13. Create a manageable, organized system for storing photos digitally
14. Sew a quilt from old blue jeans
15. Update my blog once a week (1/143)
16. Create cards for every occasion
17. Send homemade birthday cards to my immediate family-at least one birthday (0/14)
18. Host a game night hour times (0/4)
19. Have an overnight in Maine
20. Create and Maintain a House Cleaning Schedule
21. Sort through my closet and get rid of anything that doesn’t fit me
22. Create an exercise habit working to a goal of an hour/day 4 days a week
23. Find 15 new authors to try
24. Read 10 inspirational books
25. Read 50 non-fiction books
26. Pay off Student Loans
27. Pay off Car
28. Find a way to store recipes that works for me
29. Turn my craft room into a nursery
30. Have a 72 hour kit for each member of the family (including the dog)
31. Have a 1 year food storage that is easy to rotate
32. Buy a pressure cooker and learn how to use it
33. Paint my nails for Christmas and Hallowe’en (0/6)
34. Update the pictures in my picture clock
35. No soda for 2 weeks (0/14)
36. Have a family photo taken each year (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
37. Go to the drive in once a month in season (0/16)
38. Return my library books on time for all 1001 days
39. Find a new park to take Stitch to run each summer
40. Go see a Broadway show
41. Visit New York and see the Statue of Liberty
42. Learn Photoshop Elements
43. Find 1 movie for each letter of the alphabet to watch (classics preferred)(0/26)
44. Donate 1,000,000 grains of free rice (50/1,000,000)
45. Watch 5 sunrises with someone I love (0/5)
46. Watch 5 sunsets with someone I love (0/5)
47. Visit the beach 24 times (0/24)
48. Unplug from the phone, computer, and television for one whole day. Repeat. (0/2)
49. No take out for two weeks (0/2)
50. Take 26 pictures around Massachusetts for each letter of the alphabet (0/26)
51. Buy and Install a new kitchen sink
52. Learn how to can vegetables
53. Write in my journal twice a week (0/286)
54. Read my scriptures every day (0/1001)
55. Try a new restaurant for my birthday
56. Do something fun for the summer that’s new to me
57. Learn to make pie crust
58. Bake bread every week (0/143)(except for vacation)
59. Ride a train to somewhere
60. Spend an afternoon at the park reading each summer (0/3)
61. Visit a pumpkin patch each fall (0/3)
62. Pick apples in the fall (0/3)
63. Go Strawberry picking in the spring/summer(0/3)
64. Answer a Journal Jar Question once a week (0/143)
65. Dance on the beach at night in the middle of winter when the stars are clearest
66. Write a letter on my 30th birthday for me on my 40th birthday
67. Eat at the dining table every day for 2 weeks (0/14)
68. Do 10 Random Acts of Kindness (0/10)
69. Lose 50 lbs (0/50)
70. Rearrange my kitchen cupboards
71. Tip a great server 50%
72. Host a Scrap Night – or 6! (0/6)
73. Buy 10 Wendy’s Frosty books and send them to 10 different people
74. Take a non planned vacation
75. Visit our Utah family
76. Take one picture a day for 30 days (0/30)
77. Fast once a month (0/33)
78. Color all the pictures in one of my coloring books
79. Reread Harry Potter
80. Go to bed before 2am for a month
81. Have a date with Nick once a month (even just a picnic in our living room)
82. Create a family tree for my side of the family
83. Create a family tree for Nick’s side of the family
84. Clean up (off?) my computer
85. Become a stay at home wife
86. Make coq au vin (not counted in the new recipe goal)
87. Adjust man room for Nick and I to share
88. Go camping
89. Go to the Hill Cumorah Pageant
90. Visit Nauvoo
91. Have friends over for dinner (0/8)
92. Go to a Bruins Game
93. Go to a Red Sox Game
94. Private
95. Make breakfast everyday for a week (0/7)
96. Donate $5 to charity for every goal not finished (101/101)
97. Learn to listen to Nick without offering my two cents unless asked (work)
98. Learn to use the special features on my camera
99. Sort out my Internet favorites
100.Teach Stitch to heel
101.Make a new list at the end

Who’s with me?

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5 Responses to 101 things (or how to get my butt off the couch for 1001 days)

  1. ellen says:

    Wow! That's a great list!!

  2. Courtney says:

    Thanks! I'm excited to get started.

  3. Jennifer says:

    uhhhh…i am exhausted already.Can I take a break?

  4. Chandra says:

    Nice list, but I'm with Jen…I'm a little overwhelmed just reading them. Also, I wanted to tell you happy birthday! I hope you do something fun!!!

  5. Anne says:

    What a great list! I love 29!! I totally agree with 32! Good luck.

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