What Have YOU Always Wanted to Do?

  • How many times have you seen someone playing the guitar or piano and said, "I've always wanted to play the piano?"
  • How many times have you thought, "I should read through the Bible," or "I should watch the sun rise more often?"
  • How many times have you thought, "I should really keep in touch with Aunt Ruby?"

  • I think those thoughts often. So when I saw the concept of 101 in 1,001, I was intrigued. Yeah, I have to admit it--I'm a list-maker. I make lists about what I want to buy at the grocery store, what I want to get accomplished before a big event, or what I want to name my next child. Lists are--well, they make me feel like I'm prepared, and as I mark off each item, they make me feel like I've accomplished something. So, I've decided to make my list of 101 things that I want to accomplish within the next 1,001 days.

    So...what have YOU always wanted to do?

    What Is 101 in 1001?

    I recently read about a project where you make a list of specific goals and give yourself a specific time to complete those goals. the idea, as well as the person's list that I read, was very inspiring. I decided to make a list of my own...

    And I have to complete my list.

    Saturday, January 22, 2005

    My Progress So Far...

    It's really cool to walk into my room and see that my bed is made. Every day. A neato little side benefit is that I have been asking one of my beloved family members to help me make the bed each day, so I get that extra time with my husband, my daughter Bard, or my son Houdin. It's pretty nifty.

    I've been playing classical music during different times during the day, not just at meal prep, though that's usually when I start it. Sweetheart just LOVES it and starts twirling around and skipping and leaping. Also nifty.

    I've been trying very hard to remember to give hugs to each of my kids every morning and every night. May I admit here that I didn't realize before how many negative words come out of my mouth in the morning? Bard insists on her morning and evening hugs now. She's almost 15.

    New Recipes I've Made: A lemony chicken thing, a barbecued roast beef thing (actually, Bard made it to help her with her 101 things, one of which is to learn to cook), and, tonight, a soupy thing. All good so far, though I don't think I'll make the lemony chicken thing again.

    Been asking a lot of people to teach me to sew. People are very busy!

    Not sure I can finish a book every two weeks. I'm still reading Eve's Daughters and Haircut. :-/

    I got most of the way through the book of Job and haven't read in the morning for about four days. I will start that again tomorrow.

    I bought the boys new journals and have been writing in them, but they have not. Hey, kids. Write in your journals.

    Still taking my vitamins, still drinking water, bought nifty new water bottles at Wal*Mart and keep them in the fridge, still abstaining from fast food (watched Super Size Me--helps a lot), still jump-roping.

    We've gone geocaching twice. Will probably go again tomorrow. Sundays seem to be geocaching days.