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.

    Sunday, February 20, 2005


    I found a piano instructor! Cool! Kids start next month.

    Tuesday, February 08, 2005

    My progress now...

    Well, there are certain things that are just falling into place more easily than others.

    For instance, aside from a visit to Chick-Fil-A today, I haven't had fast food since the beginning of my fast-food fast. I've rarely drank soft drinks and have really increased my water intake. I've been taking my vitamins daily, reading some part of the Word daily, and making a new recipe every week--sometimes more.

    I made my bed every day for a week, but decided to continue it. Funny, I have to force myself to do this. I've decided that it's difficult because it's not rewarding. I think there's an essay in there somewhere.

    I've cleaned my room to my satisfaction three times. I hope to get to that again tomorrow. It's always nice to have a clean room. Biggest problem with this is overcoming the laundry monster.

    We taught our dogs to go through the new dog doors. That's totally cool.

    I'm almost done organizing bookshelves. I just have a few books in the basement laundry room that need to be done. So cool!

    I've been working on the craft room and fruit cellar little by little. I'd like to finish these before the gardening season starts.

    I've put my grocery cart away EVERY TIME I go to the store!

    We've had neighbors over to play games twice.

    Houdin and I haven't made cheesecake together yet, but I have all of the fixins and I even bought a new cheesecake book. Looking forward.

    I hope to send in the piano instructor classified tomorrow.

    I've gone to the store with a list every time. Today, went to Sam's club with a list and bought only one extra thing...the trash bags I forgot to write down!

    I still have a lot to do, and I may even reevaluate my list now that some of these things have become a habit.

    We'll see...