Jan. 1, 2008 – Sept 28, 2010

This is my first 101 in 1001, originally documented on a different blog. Grand totals for this effort:

Completed (and completed in effect): 86/101
Attempted: 4/101
Untouched: 11/101

1. Get married – Completed 7/12/08

2. Empty all the moving boxes BEFORE the next move – Completed 9/28/10

3. Throw a cocktail party – Not Attempted
4. Read every day for a month – Completed 4/12-5/12, 09

5. Start a log of books read – Completed 1/10/08

6. Finish Italy scrapbook – Completed 10/14/08

7. Get CPR certified – Not Attempted
8. Spend a weekend in my best friend’s house – Completed 8/2/08

9. Develop a menu of favorite dishes to make on an ongoing basis – Completed 2/3/10

10. See a musical on Broadway – Completed 10/16/09

11. Get season tickets to a theatre – Completed 6/17/09

12. Read a classic lit book that I haven’t read before – Completed 5/13/10

13. Watch all 101 movies in my book – In Progress

14. Vacation in the mountains – Completed 7/12-17/09

15. Go to the science museum – Completed 12/28/09

16. Give a friend a fabulous surprise gift – Completed 11/26/09

17. Start a scrapbook/journal documentation of this list – with proof (blog is just a bonus) – Completed 9/22/10

18. Attempt a new recipe in a cookbook – Completed 3/8/10

19. Have dessert and drinks in bed– Not Attempted
20. Be so happy that I cry – Completed 7/12-7/15, 2008

21. Find a job that I can be happy about – Completed 5/6/09

22. Wear actual, put-together outfits everyday for a month, including weekends – Completed 9/30/09

23. Change my name officially – Completed 4/1/09

24. Write a letter or card once a week for a month — thank you notes (at least those for gifts) don’t count – Completed 4/27/09

25. Go camping – Not Attempted
26. Make fondue – Completed 7/26/08

27. Get through our first year of marriage with grace and joy – Completed 7/12/09

28. Stay in bed all day and go out for a fabulous dinner – Completed 9/4/10

29. Pack up all my keepsakes at home, and empty my bedroom closet – really move out! – In Progress

30. Go bowling – Completed 1/19/09

31. Buy couches – Not Attempted
32. Go on a picnic – Completed 5/31/10

33. Go on a hike – Completed 7/15/09

34. Find a successful mechanism to calm myself when people are driving me crazy in a conversation to keep it from escalating further – Completed 7/29/09

35. Visit my sister’s class – Completed 3/6/08

36. make an ABC photo book with/for K – Shout out

36b. To do 30 minutes of yoga or cardio for four days a week for three months – Completed 4/19/10

37. Get into the habit of keeping any frustrating relationship details between me and him – Completed 10/15/09

38. Save a three-month cushion of money and set up its automatic maintenance – Completed 05/12/08

39. Find a make-your-own pottery place to make a large vase – Not Attempted
40. Join a group to try to make in-the-area friends – Completed 3/20/10

41. Create a signature cocktail for a party – Completed 9/12/09

42. Learn how to drive a stick shift – Not Attempted
43. Create a soundtrack to my life and categorize by mood – Completed 7/18/10

44. Become known for my wrapped gifts: so elegant that no one wants to open them (cross off when someone says something like “this is too pretty to open!”) – Completed 12/24-25/2008

45. Eat an entire dinner with chopsticks – Completed 3/09

46. Splurge on a great pair of jeans that fit, fit, fit! – Completed 9/6/10

47. Grow my own herbs – Best Effort 5/26/10

48. Take a mental health day for me – with no agenda to accomplish – Not Attempted
49. Find a “home” for everything I own – even if it is goodwill! – Completed 9/28/10

50. Hang framed b&w pictures of friends up in the bedroom – Completed 6/29/09

51. Finish Christmas shopping before thanksgiving (allow one exception) – Completed 11/22/09

52. Host a dinner party with grown up dishes, serving sets, utensils, and wine glasses – Shout Out

53. Set up personal finances for our joint lives so that everything is automatically moved to the correct accounts for saving or spending – Completed 1/3/08

54. Keep my email inbox under 10 items for a month – Completed 2/14/08

55. Go through my computer files and organize/purge – Best Effort 5/27/10

56. Back up all my pictures – Completed 7/9/09

57. Reinvent my “look” to be more adult – Completed 5/18/10

58. Watch a sunset with a drink (or a few) in hand – Completed 7/15/08

59. Make my own pasta – Completed 3/8/10

60. Win an award/recognition at work – Completed 10/10/08

61. Slim down/organize shoe collection (if only to make way for more) – Completed 11/7/08

62. Set up a google calendar with email reminders for family/friend birthdays and anniversaries in order to send cards in time – Completed 1/1/08

63. Eat breakfast regularly (cross off when it occurs to me that I hadn’t eaten breakfast that morning and it seems odd) – Completed 5/13/09

64. Make a concerted effort to be completely positive for a week – Completed 8/23-8/30/09

65. Start a new family tradition – Completed 12/12/09

66. Make ice cream – Completed 5/1/10

67. Take a mini-break on a whim – Completed 7/10-11, 2010

68. Host something for his program people – Completed 4/28/10

69. Figure out what happens when he graduates – Completed 8/31/10

70. Have a book that I nominate chosen for my alumni book club – Best Effort 4/15/10

71. Create an in-case-of-emergency car kit – Completed 5/9/08

72. Have L. over for some margaritas and homemade mexican food – Completed 6/12/09

73. Design wedding album and slideshow – Completed 5/14/09

74. Go backpacking with the hubs – Not Attempted
75. Make homemade hot chocolate – Completed January 2008

76. Have a window garden with small potted flowers – Best Effort 5/26/10

77. Spend more time with M. at his Nonna’s – Completed 10/15-1/09

78. Start an organizational system for my random craft and project stuff that doesn’t overwhelm the office functionality – Completed 3/2/08

79. Complete a full bottle of vitamins instead of buying them and forgetting about them – Completed 3/23/09

80. Update my stash of things that make me feel better about myself when I’m down – Completed 7/30/09

81. Try on every single piece of clothing that I own over the course of a weekend, and donate or alter everything that needs work or hasn’t been worn that season – Completed 9/4-5/10

82. Use every one of our wedding gifts (though count all our china place settings as one) – Completed 7/29/10

83. Attempt to make a curry – Completed April 2010

84. Save enough to bump me over $15,000 for long term goals – Completed 4/17/09

85. Set up some recycling bins in Richmond that aren’t ugly or in the way – Completed 4/19/08

86. Go wine tasting with my sister – Completed 6/7/08

87. Read 50 of the books that I own and have not read and decide — keep or sell? – Completed 9/10/10

88. Damn, finish my senior year scrapbook! – Completed 10/14/08

89. Have E. teach me, then crochet a scarf – Not Attempted
90. Decorate a fabulous non-birthday cake or cupcakes with icing and tips – Completed 7/23/10

91. Declutter my hair and makeup products – Completed 7/22/08

92. Make pork for dinner – Completed 4/18/08

93. Document a party in photos – Not Attempted

94. Spend a morning in Cafe Gutenberg – Completed 8/8/10

95. Do 15 minutes cleaning daily for 3 months – Completed 9/9/10

96. Make an insurance inventory of all our stuff – Completed 9/27/10

97. Buy myself a huge bunch of tulips and arrange them in a vase I made – Completed 5/3/08

98. Compile a set of cookbooks with all my mother’s good recipes and all my mother in law’s with pictures — ask sibs if they want one, then order photobook type books – In Progress

99. Go paddle boating again with M. – Completed 7/11/09

100. Read only new books (no rereading) for 3 months – Completed 8/1/09

101. Set up a meeting with B. to review our proof and celebrate after 1001 days are up! – Completed 8/4/10

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