Saturday, March 28, 2009

List of 101 Things in 1001 Days

If you read yesterday’s post, here is my list of 101 things I plan on during in 1001 days starting on April 4, 2009.  They are not in order of importance, how I plan to accomplish them, or do-ability.  In other words, it’s just a list.  (And for some reason I started numbering them in reverse order.  Guess so I will know how many more things I needed to come up with.)

101.  Keep updating my 1001 things list.

100. Review my list every 3 months and report back on my progress.

99. Knit a lace shawl.

98. Learn Tai Chi.

97. Visit all the thrift stores in the area and make a list of the ones  worth revisiting.

96. Learn to sharpen my knives or have them professionally sharpened.  Mine barely cut butter right now.

95. Put OD’s writing and Texter’s drawing into book form.

94. Visit the waterfalls in North Carolina.

93. Explore my spirituality more fully.

92. Put curtains on all the windows (tastefully).

91. Join a garden co-op or community garden.

90. Plan my menus and shopping lists for better eating.

89. Get a digital camera with interchangeable lens and learn to really use it.

88. Treat myself to new fountain pens.

87. Do some RAK to other artist’s with my unused art supplies.

86. Go on a “picnic” at least once a month, inside or outside.

85. Set up better study areas for all of us.

84. Wear earrings and lipstick every day for a month.

83. Walk at least 10 different trails in North Carolina.

82. Create a garden on the balcony for herbs.

81. Have a spa weekend at home.

80. Take Noel to dog obedience class so I can take her with me more on walks.

79. Visit the art museum in Charlotte.

78. Finish my doll, “Luna”.

77. Carry a notebook and pen wherever I go.

76. Join a writing group.

75. Make a quilt for each of the girls.

74. Do a craft table at work.

73. Lean a new technique for my journal every 2 months.

72. Yoga more. Attend a yoga workshop.

71. Save my old photos.  Save those worth saving and trash the rest.

70. Take care of my nails for 30 days.

69. Do a facial once a month, at home or at beauty school.

68. Visit all the botanical gardens in North Carolina and draw and/or take pictures there.

67. Blog at least weekly.

66. Update my wardrobe to suit “me”.

65. Do at least 1 challenge a month on the different groups I belong to.

64. Get published somewhere, whether it be writing or art.

63. Reconnect with an old friend.

62. Make a vision board.

61. Have nice bookshelves in my living room.

60. Send a card/postcard or surprise to a friend every month.

59. Get a henna tattoo on my hand.

58. Stick to my budget and record my expenses.  Be sure updated every paycheck.

57. Save $10,000 for emergency fund.

56. Complete a Nanowrimo.

55. Have fresh flowers or plant in the house once a month.

54. Make a will.

53. Decorate my home with art I know where it comes from.

52. Wear biking shorts and not be embarrassed.

51. Do a gift advent calendar for the girls.

50. Get new living room furniture (haven’t had any since 1984).

49. Get a birding guide and start a list of birds I’ve seen.

48. Have my makeup done by a professional and wear it to work every day for a month.

47. Get fitted for a bra and have 2-3 good bras on hand.  Get some sports bras.

46. Take a watercolor class.

45. Meditate more.  Create a space to do it in.

44. Make a set of Soul Collage cards.

43. Set up a more functional area for my art and sewing.

42. Set up an alter and have a candle on it every day to burn.  Have a water feature.

41. Pick a month and do a picture a day.

40. Do something active at least 30 minutes every day.  This does not include the quickie “pee and pooh” trips with the dog.

39. Offer a giveaway on my blog.

38. Lean to make illuminated letters and do the complete alphabet.

37. Have an art-journaling-to-go bag.

36. Scrapbook my high school stuff.

35. Create a garden area at the new Renaissance  Faire area.

34. Find my “scent”. Wear perfume every day for 30 days.

33. Cook a new dish once a week.

32. Finish my family cookbook.

31. Canoe down the Eno River.

30. Go visit a new or long-lost friend in another state.

29. Go to the theater in NYC.

28. Buy a new towel every pay day.  My current towels are spiritual, as in very holey.

27. Finish up on the family history.  Visit and take pictures of some sites.

26. Buy or make a white, gauzy dress.

25. Attend a goddess workshop/gathering.

24. Learn more about aromatherapy.

23. Get Photoshop and learn more about digital photography.

22. Walk/run a half marathon.

21. Get a good bike for myself.

20. Learn to spin wool.

19. Learn calligraphy.

18. Get my college degree in Creative Writing, English or History.

17. Work on botanical drawing certificate.

16. Visit another Ren Faire in another state.

15. Learn to read tarot better.

14. Go through and index my journals.

13. Get another tattoo, possibly the one Texter drew for me.

12. Enter a writing contest.

11. Finish a pair of knitted socks.

10. Take a fiber arts class.

9. Have acupuncture done.

8. Write everyday.

7. Go on a silent retreat.

6. Visit Biltmore Estate.

5. Design my own Christmas cards.

4. Write the first of my novels.

3. Learn belly dancing.

2. Take some art journaling classes.

1. Take a writing workshop.

I’ll keep you posted as the 1001 days go by.


  1. Carol Lewis10:46 PM

    You have a lot of things I would also like to do....I went to the web page
    which is where I guess this all got started... I can't wait to start my own list

    Carol Lewis

  2. WoW!
    How did you come up with this list?? I think it might take me a long time to think about 101 things!


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