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101 Things in 1001 Days Review



Sorry to disappear for more than a month! I haven't had blogging mojo at all. I've been spending my time knitting, reading, cross-stitching and making new jewelery. I have loads of pictures to share, but first, I have to share my old 101 things list and how I did, and then present the new list 101 things list for 2009-2011.

101 Things 2006-2008

% Complete - 66

% In Progress - 0

% Not Started - 34

I had a lot of home routine, organization stuff on this list. I found the list to be very helpful throughout the 3 years. Every couple of weeks and sometimes months, I would look into the list to pick up a new task. I had recurring tasks like haircut/trimming nails/carwash, etc. and I was constantly reminded of them. Many of these things I never have time to do, yet they take minimum amount of effort on my part. With the list I started writing down when I did something last - like for monthly task I'd write the month, for yearly I'd write the year I did something and then be reminded of it again while browsing the list. I had to start over on many of the tasks (cleaning bathrooms, for instance, was the worst task) because I kept missing a week or two. Eventually I kept a bi-weekly maid service for that LOL! But for the most part I did actually get into a habit of doing the tasks right off and crossing off items felt great. A few items became obsolete and I replaced them with other tasks.

I use Google Docs for a lot of the lists, wishlists, etc. It is really great. It allows me to be able to access my lists from anywhere and I'm able to do some simple calculations in the spreadsheets. This format worked great for the 101 things list too. I have made the new 101 things list and it will be revealed here tomorrow.


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101 Things in 1001 daysUpdated 12/21/2008

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MissionTo complete the following list of things in a period of 1001 days

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Start DateApril 2006

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End Date31st December 2008

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% Complete66

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% In Progress0

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% Not Started34

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Goal TypeIndexDescriptionScheduleAction

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Personal1Learn StrutsOnceDone

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2Regular Haircut Every 2 months (for 1 year)3 MonthlyDone

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3Regular Dentist Visit (every 6 months for 2 times)6 Monthly

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4Keep Navratra fast (for 2 times consecutively)6 MonthlyDone

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5Annual physical checkup (2 consecutive years)AnnualDone

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6**Personal**oDone

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7Workout 3 times a week, for lifeDaily

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8Apply moisturizer in winters daily (for 30 days)DailyDone

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9Take Daily Multivitamin (for 30 days)DailyDone

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10Eat 5 fruits and veggies dailyDailyDone

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11Eat 3 servings of dairy dailyDaily

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12Drink 8 glasses of water daily (for 4 weeks)DailyDone

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13Charge cellphone dailyDailyDone

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14Drive daily (for 1 month)DailyDone

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15Trim n File nails every month (consecutively for 3 months)MonthlyDone

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16Learn to make a new dish a month (for 3 consecutive months)MonthlyDone

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17Achieve initial goal weight 123lbOnce

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18Achieve final goal weight 113lbOnce

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19**Personal**b

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20Get a jobOnceDone

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21Get a new credit cardOnce

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22Be more involved in home finances (like paying bills, etc.)Once

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23Learn to make a good Indian desert (Kheer)OnceDone

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24Learn to make a good Western desertOnceDone

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25**Personal**WeeklyDone

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26Visit a Farmers MarketOnce

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Housekeeping27Organize Master WICOnce

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28Move Mehul's outgrown clothes out of closet and in a box every yearAnnualDone

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29Backup Pictures every month (3 times consecutively)MonthlyDone

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30Make Mehul's First Birthday scrapbookOnceDone

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31Remove clothes not worn in one year annually (for 2 years)AnnualDone

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32Keep clothes back after removing (everyday for a month)DailyDone

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33File papers monthly (for 3 months)MonthlyDone

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34Car Wash for both cars - Monthly (for 3 months)Monthly

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35Clean the car 3 monthly (for 2 times)3 MonthlyDone

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36Organize Mehul's closet every month (for 3 consecutive months)MonthlyDone

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37Clean Refrigerator every 3 months3 Monthly

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38Regular drycleaning in winterAnnualDone

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39Mow the lawn monthly (for 3 months)MonthlyDone

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40Arrange family photos in albumsOnceDone

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41Empty the stitching drawer, rearrange stuff and throw away drawerOnce

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42Sort Laundry in a reasonable time-frame i.e within a week of doing it for 30 daysWeeklyDone

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43Cook n Freeze weekly meals after I start working (for 30 days)WeeklyDone

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44Clean master bath every 2 weeks (4 times consecutively)WeeklyDone

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45Remove items from the refrigerator that are no longer needed after weekly grocery shopping (for 4 weeks)WeeklyDone

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46Dust furniture weekly (for 4 weeks)Weekly

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47Vaccum Weekly (4 times consecutively)WeeklyDone

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Family48Have Mehul's portraits done (2 consecutive years)Annual

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49Have Family portraits done (2 consecutive years)Annual

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50Go to Temple atleast once a month (for 3 consecutive months)Monthly

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51Wean Mehul off the bottleOnceDone

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52Move Mehul to a big boy bed in his own roomOnce

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53Potty train MehulOnceDone

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54Get a dogOnce

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55Get a fish tankOnce

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Fun56Go to the Beach when Mehul is 3AnnualDone

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57Build a snowman every winterAnnualDone

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58Put up Diwali/Christmas lights every yearAnnualDone

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59Decorate Rangoli every yearAnnualDone

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60Decorate a Christmas tree every yearAnnualDone

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61Start scrapbooking - some themes - Mehul, Travel, Birthdays, Family FunAnnualDone

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62Have one weekend to relax monthlyMonthlyDone

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63Movie night at home once monthly (for 3 months)MonthlyDone

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64Date night with Girish once monthly (for 3 months)Monthly

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65Have family outing at-least once a month (for 4 consecutive months)MonthlyDone

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66Have a Disney World Vacation after Mehul is 3Once

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67Make Mehul's Memory boxOnceDone

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68Learn swimming!Once

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Life and Financial69Restore savings balance to *** by December 31, 2006OnceDone

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70Restore savings balance to *** by December 31, 2007Once

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71Get a will for myselfOnce

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72Get a life insurance policy for myselfOnceDone

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73Start a 401K for MeOnce

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74Start a Roth IRA for MehulOnce

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75Sell or Rent TownhouseOnceDone

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76Move to the Single Family HomeOnceDone

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Home and Garden77Fertilize front lawn 3 times a year3 Monthly

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78Plant annuals in front lawnAnnualDone

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79Plant herbs in pots or backyardAnnualDone

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80Plant Perennials in BackyardOnceDone

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81Water plants daily in hot monthsDailyDone

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82Re-paint and re-decorate Mehul's roomOnceDone

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83Touch-up Home-office paintOnceDone

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84Paint Stairs (? or touch-up with existing white)OnceDone

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85Get an all-in-one big boy bed for MehulOnceDone

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86Remove watermarks from Powder Room paintOnceDone

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87Tile Backsplash in KitchenOnce

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Hobbies88Frame a stitched project within 6 months6 MonthlyDone

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89Finish one big and 2 small/medium projects a yearAnnualDone

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90Sell some stitching stash no longer neededAnnual

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91Stitch atleast 3 hours a weekDailyDone

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92Finish Angel of Love by 2008OnceDone

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93Finish Peakock Tapestry by 2008Once

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94Scrap atleast 3 hours a weekDailyDone

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95Print Scrapped projects in 3 months timeframe3 Monthly

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96Backup Scrapped Layouts monthly (for 3 months)MonthlyDone

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97Start a Recipe Booklet (Do some LO, print, continue adding)Once

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98Start a Travel Album(Do some LO, print, continue adding)Once

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99Run a 5K RaceOnceDone

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100Read 12 books in a year (Rereads don't count)AnnualDone

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101When 1001 days are up, update this list, then make a new list, including carrying over any of these not completed. :-)OnceDone

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