March 11, 2011

The List

You may (or may not) have noticed a new tab at the top of my page simply called "my list". After seeing several bloggers with their own "101 Lists", I was intrigued. I wrote a similar list to this three years ago. In fact, Sky read it on my Facebook page before we actually met, and he said reading it made him fall in love with me (aww). Many of those original items are on this new list. 

Doing 101 things in 1001 days would put me at December 4, 2013. I will be marking them off as I complete each item. Being a list maker to the extreme, this fits me perfectly. I don't necessarily plan on doing every single one of them in that time frame, but they're goals nonetheless. 

Lofty? Sometimes. I believe that's okay. 
(For similar lists, try the Day Zero Project or 101 Goals in 1,000 Days. 
I mainly got the idea from "So Wonderful, So Marvelous".)
  1. See England (!)
  2. Wear a long dress to a fancy party
  3. Get a degree
  4. Have another baby
  5. Sign an autograph
  6. Light candles every evening
  7. Watch more old movies
  8. Find a way to be paid to write
  9. Take Millie on a picnic
  10. Buy a pair of red high heels
  11. Learn more about photography
  12. Skinny dip
  13. Get published in a printed magazine or newspaper
  14. Be told that I am an elegant woman
  15. Be in a wedding
  16. Visit more museums
  17. Do something that must be kept secret because it's so wild
  18. Cook all my meals myself for a week
  19. Expand my vocabulary
  20. Find a perfume that will be my 'trademark scent'
  21. Live in Chicago for a while
  22. Be gifted with a teddy bear from Harrod's
  23. Get a message- maybe even a spa day
  24. Sit down with each of my parents, and have them tell me their life stories
  25. Get a second tattoo
  26. Create a dessert recipe that is completely my own
  27. Wear a flower in my hair
  28. Make all homemade gifts one Christmas
  29. Get my makeup done professionally for an event
  30. Go to a play
  31. Throw Millie a gorgeous first birthday party
  32. Have my blog posts published into a book
  33. Stay up all night playing board games with my husband
  34. Be gifted with a meaningful necklace to wear every day
  35. Find a “George Lassos The Moon” sign and hang it in my home
  36. Get a child's bike seat for my bike and take Millie on long rides
  37. Write more poetry
  38. Have a photo (that I've taken) enlarged and printed on a canvas
  39. Go camping as a family
  40. Plan a regular date night and stick to it
  41. Go canoeing
  42. See Coldplay in concert
  43. Have Sky record himself telling our “how-we-met” story and blog it
  44. Have a tea party with Millie
  45. Teach myself to make something fun with origami
  46. Go to a NCAA basketball tournament game (preferably, the Illini)
  47. Learn how to play poker and win a game
  48. Buy and use curlers for a week
  49. Find a dentist and start going every 6 months
  50. Pay off debt
  51. Have a 'sanity day' just to myself once or twice a month
  52. Figure out how to lessen my migraines
  53. Make Sky a mix tape like he's asked
  54. Go on a vacation as a family
  55. Take Millie to Prairie Farms
  56. Go on an across-town bike ride with my dad this summer, per our tradition
  57. Learn to be more patient
  58. Go to garage sales at least two weekends per month, and occasionally get up early for them
  59. Buy a vintage dress and wear it for a night out on the town
  60. Meet a bloggy friend in real life
  61. Do photography for an event (wedding, pregnancy, graduation, baby shower, etc.)
  62. Walk along the beach with Sky at sunset
  63. Get up before Millie and have a cup of coffee
  64. Wear pearls
  65. Get Millie a wagon
  66. Play a game of basketball with Sky
  67. Paint a piece of furniture
  68. Learn how to do my own 'smoky eye' makeup
  69. Have professional family photos taken
  70. Sing a karaoke song
  71. Make a cherry pie from scratch
  72. Buy sapphire earrings (my birthstone)
  73. Go feed breadcrumbs to ducks as a family
  74. Start reading my Bible daily
  75. Make something that can be framed and hung on a wall
  76. Go to a few nice restaurants in town I haven't been to before- Minecci'sTimpone's, etc.
  77. Wear bright red lipstick
  78. Get out my old Taste of Home magazines and use one recipe from them each week
  79. Go horseback riding with Sky
  80. Pick apples or pumpkins with Millie at Curtis Orchard
  81. Learn how to make hand-stamped necklace pendants (and possibly sell them)
  82. Research my family's genealogy and know more of their stories
  83. Fly a kite with Millie
  84. Have a day out just to take pictures
  85. Rent a fancy car for a day and take a joyride
  86. Throw a party and make my own hor d'ouevres
  87. Get a passport
  88. Dance a slow dance with Sky
  89. Learn how to tie a tie
  90. Embroider something
  91. Have a video game night with Sky after Millie is asleep
  92. Find an amazing-but-healthy smoothie recipe and make it
  93. Call my mom once a week without fail
  94. Do a giveaway on my blog of my favorite things
  95. Make it a habit of doing devotions with Sky every day
  96. Go on a girl's day/night out with friends
  97. Take a walk every day the weather is nice
  98. Discover a new favorite poet
  99. Watch every episode of the Dick Van Dyke show
  100. Inspire someone else to make their own list (if you are, email me or comment on my list page and I'll link you!)

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3 kind comments from you:

McDancer said...

You've definitely inspired me to make my own, but it will take some time to compile :) #25 and #82 are both ones I've been thinking about, but maybe putting it down in a list I'll be more likely to follow through!

Michelle said...

I told you this already, but love it. All of these are totally do-able and great goals! I can't wait to watch your progress.

Beka said...

i want red high heels!

ohmygosh. i need to do a personally tailored list like this....of want-to's and wishes.
totally. need.

i really really like this post:)

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