Saturday, December 30, 2006

101 List Update

I'll keep updating this list as I go along. Green italic items are done (with completion date). Red dates refer to projects currently underway. Refer to the sidebar for a quick link to this update, as well as to the original list. Thanks! mk

My 101 List

Starting Date: December 28, 2006
Finish Date: September 24, 2009

1 Put up fence (done Oct '07)
2 Build shed doors
3 Get rid of truck (GONE! 9/19/07)
4 Finish quilt (12/23/08)
5 Clear out playroom
6 Paint ceiling in bedroom
7 Paint ceiling in hallway
8 Replace ceiling tiles in dining room
9 Paint bathroom (May/June 09)
10 Finish design for foundation garden
11 Get a headboard for my bed (10/13/07)
12 Install new walkway
13 Put a door that is not upside-down on the bathroom
14 Get beautiful pillows for living room. Ditch old ugly pillows. (new pillows 9/12/07)
15 Move the lilac bushes
16 Keep up with laundry for at least 2 consecutive weeks. Repeat.
17 Purge all the old magazines (Oct '07)
18 Help a friend with a home-improvement project
19 Make out my will
20 Get living will notarized (12/8/08)
21 Get a passport (have certified birth certificate 8/08, photos 12/1/08, application in 12/8/08, rec'd Dec 08)
22 Get Home Videos transferred to DVD (8/25/09)
23 Make major progress with organizing footlocker of photos
24 Get new computer (June 6, 2009...thanks, Steve!!!!!!)
25 Get external hard drive and backup computer (completed 1/07, scheduled regularly)
26 Frame "Knot"
27 Frame "Blue Nude"
28 Visit the graves of all family members I've known who have passed away
29 Release 5 books into the wild with Book Crossing
30 Volunteer for something non-kid-related (Ova Dreams, 3/29/09)
31 Give blood regularly (gave blood 12/28/06, 3/25/07)
32 Hike that trail off Rt 17 by Mirror Lake (done 7/13/09)
33 Spend the afternoon at the ocean, just me and a book
34 Walk to camp and back from my house
35 Swim five laps across pond at camp
36 Go on an overnight trip to somewhere I've never been. (Popham Beach, June 08--thanks Ro!)
37 Go bike riding
38 Go canoeing. Alone. (have done kayaking, April 08)
39 Watch a meteor shower (8/15/09, on the Evans)
40 Sunbathe. On the float. In a bathing suit. (8/1/09)
41 Have a poker night for the girls
42 Organize a girl's night out (Sushi Night, French Night, Italian Night)
43 Go to a play
44 Visit Montpelier
45 Visit the Conway House Museum
46 Tour the Farnsworth Homestead
47 Visit the Wyeth Center (Nov 07)
48 See Stomp! (9/27/08!!)
49 See a comedy show (7/18/09...Bob Marley)
50 Do a jigsaw puzzle. At least 500 pieces. (started 8/11/08)
51 Learn capitals of US states
52 Learn enough HTML to design my own blog template
53 Learn some graphic design
54 Learn how to can.
55 Learn to do something mechanical to my car (oil, spark plugs, something) (7/14/09, replaced brake pads & rotors on van, learned how to install hydraulic lifts on hood of Intrepid)
56 Make one of those photographic collages of single scene
57 48 consecutive hours with NO computer
58 Keep the inside of my car clean for four consecutive weeks (completed Dec 08)
59 Spend no money for one week. None. At all. (5/16-5/23/07...close e-freakin-nough)
60 Research and purchase a stock of some kind. To feel grown up.
61 Save $1000
62 Go to a movie by myself (The Dark Knight, 8/11/08)
63 Watch "The Notebook" with Mom
64 Read "War and Peace"
65 Add at least 20 books from my Book Wish List to home library (20/20)
66 Update my Book Wish List
67 Go to the library and check out all the books on Ro's list I haven't read (started Jan 07)
68 Make "movies I want to see someday" list & watch 10 of them (started list 12/29/06; 7/10)
69 Hook up DVD player and VCR in bedroom (um, Feb 09?)
70 Go camping with kids
71 Spend a day at the beach with the kids (Popham, 6/23/08)
72 Climb a mountain with the kids (5/24/08, Mt. Battie)
73 Get family photo done (taken summer 08 @ camp)
74 Beat Lego Star Wars I w/ the kids
75 Play more board games
76 Go bowling with the kids (08/08)
77 Take Mom for a pedicure
78 Go shopping & out to lunch w/ Lynn
79 Do something kickass for Mom & Dad's 40th anniversary (did huge lobster dinner at camp)
80 Take my dad out to dinner. Make him let me pay.
81 Get to 150 pounds
82 Start eating breakfast. Shoot for at least four times a week.
83 Take ONLY my prescribed meds for two weeks (achieved 1/10/07)
84 One month no alcohol, no fast food, no sweets (stopped alcohol 9/08)
85 Try one week of #84 first (achieved 1/4/07-1/11/07)
86 28 days in a row of drinking 64 ounces of water a day
87 Six consecutive weeks of exercise at least three times a week
88 Get a totally fabulous handbag and spend more than $30 on it (Michael Kors Signature Chestertown Large Hobo, usual retail $238, found at TJMaxx on clearance(!) for $79.99)
89 Find new "signature" earrings for upper holes (done 12/30/06--made my own)
90 Design a tattoo that I might actually consider getting
91 Go on two dates. With the same person. (5/25/07, 2nd date w/ Andrew)
92 Good Lord willing, get kissed (12:20am 11/18/07, Peter)
93 Seriously consider & research getting contacts (researched, priced, rejected idea)
94 Color my hair red (semipermanent color) (2/16/09, Malaysian Cherry)
95 Buy myself something in a store I've never been in before (Coldwater Creek, Feb 08)
96 Buy a fantastic little black dress. 4/24/09
97 Get a truly fantastic haircut (7/23/07)
98 Throw out all my "ugly" underwear (8/24/09)
99 Get rid of shoes I can't/don't wear. Even the gorgeous ones.
100 Cry, dammit. (5/23/07. Twice. And 5/24/07)
101 Organize/reevaluate 101 list on 1001st day; restart with new list. mk


Anonymous said...

Great job! Now, go do #98- that should be easy!

markira said...

You'd think so, wouldn't you? But unfortunately, unless I'm planning to go commando (which I am most assuredly not), I need to be able to *replace* it first. :D mk

Anonymous said...

LOL! Point well taken...

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Anonymous said...

I will do #44 with you...I've never been either and am very interested.

p.s. this is ro- i forgot my password for blogger

markira said...

Awesome! The Farnsworth is also offering free tours of the homestead this holiday season, so I can knock #46 off, too! mk

Anonymous said...

36 Go on an overnight trip to somewhere I've never been. - didn't you do this when you stayed at our Popham cottage last summer?

markira said...

Yes! Yes I did! Exxxxxxxxcelllent!