"That they (the older women) admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My 101 in 1001

I am a list person if there ever was one. After reading about the 101 in 1001 challenge over at Ashley's blog, I decided to give it a try. The idea is to list 101 things that you would like to accomplish in 1001 days (2.75 years, 143 weeks, roughly 34 months). They have to be obtainable, measurable goals that require effort on your part. I hope these goals will inspire me and help me to stay on track. After all, how can we work towards something unless we first know what it is and have counted the cost on how to get there. People perish for lack of vision. If you have no where to go, you'll go no where.

I hope to accomplish these things in the next 1001 days. The ones with a strike through them have been accomplished and the ones in bold were not accomplished. However, even if I fail to stay on track precisely, I will get back up and keep going at it. I know with the new baby on the way, some of the every week things may fail to be accomplished. We'll see how it goes. I hope to give regular updates on my progress, but not for my own glory. I hope to inspire others and keep myself accountable. :)

My 101 in 1001 List
A. Baking/Cooking
1. Cook a new recipe 3 times a month (3/102)
2. Have a freezer stock day every 3 months (0/11)
3. Stock freezer for after new baby
4. Make a list for above food stock (5/4/09)
5. Learn to cook 6 Iranian dishes (0/6)
6. Read cake making book
7. Make a fancy cake
8. Make a fancy cake for someone else
9. Go a whole month without buying store bread every 6 months (0/6)
10. Create and write down 6 new recipes

B. Blogging/Online
11. Catch up with 1 person on Facebook every week (0/143) Not Accomplished
12. Mail giveaway winners
13. Spend 1 day a week doing scheduled posts (2/143)
14. Comment 5 times a week on another blog (20/715)
15. Update blog on 101 in 1001 at least once per month (1/34)
16. Switch blog to a three column layout
17. Go one day without any computer once per month (1/34)

C. Children
18. Get up before Lizzy 5 times a week (17/715)
19. Write full to-do list for new baby (4/21/09)
20. Accomplish baby to-do list
21. Name new baby (Email me if you want to know!) (4/16/09)
22. Research books and curriculum for teaching Lizzy
23. Find 5 Lizzy activities to do regularly
24. Go to the zoo
25. Potty train Lizzy

D. Crafts
26. Send a card to each woman in church
27. Make 10 cards per month (0/340)
28. Finish Noah's Arc cross stitch
29. Complete a yarn project every 6 months (0/6)
30. Send a card to all my address book contacts
31. Learn to make cloth diapers
32. Learn to knit socks (5/21/09)
33. Learn to knit a sweater
34. Learn to knit a hat
35. Mend all clothes that need it

E. Financial/Frugal
36. No late bills for 24 months (1/24)
37. Put something in savings once per month (1/34)
38. Have a monthly budget meeting with Thad (0/34)
39. Don't eat out for a whole month
40. Make 5 at home natural cleaners (0/5)
41. Have a yard sale
42. Go 7 days without going to a store
43. Go 2 weeks without going to a store
44. Do only necessary driving for a whole week

F. Health/Body
45. No candy for a whole week every month (1/34)
46. Lose all baby weight in 9 months (0/??#)
47. 20 minutes of exercise 3 times a week (5/429)
48. Visit the dentist
49. Get to goal weight of 125 (0/??#)
50. Do living well's 35 day challenge (with some adjustments)
51. Find a healthy sugar substitute for drinks
52. Get hypercare (5/4/09)
53. Make fresh juice once per week (4/143)

G. Home/Garden
54. Read Victory Garden
55. Plant a garden (0/3)
56. Plant an herb garden
57. Paint bathroom with mold resistant paint
58. Prune and trim trees
59. Thin tiger lilies

H. Husband
60. Do 30 day Husband challenge twice a year (0/6)
61. Read a book with Thad once per month (0/34)
62. Make Thad breakfast in bed once per month (1/34)
63. Pray for Thad every day he works
64. Pray with Thad at least once per week (3/143)
65. Give Thad a back rub once per month (0/34)
66. Beat one of Thad's video games

I. Personal Improvement
67. Sort and donate clothes twice a year (0/6)
68. Make wills
69. Choose a guardian for kids
70. Change address for all yellow sticker mail
71. Get new shoes for me
72. Go one week without a single complaint
73. Learn some Persian
74. Drink a cup of tea every day (13/1001) Not Accomplished
75. Get a bra that fits right after second baby
76. Get a professional back massage
77. Throw a surprise party for someone
78. Get a fresh hair look

J. Spiritual/Church
79. Memorize one new scripture per week- see list (4/143)
80. Read every book of the bible (0/66)
81. Get up early to pray 3 times a week (12/429)
82. Listen to Nancy Leigh DeMoss cds
83. Pray about and list mentoring ideas/themes
84. Listen to and review True Beauty 08
85. Read Proverbs once every 2 months (0/17)
86. Host a couples night once every 3 months (1)
87. Pay for someone else's meal at a restaurant
88. Complete the True Woman 30 day Challenge
89. Complete the 31 day Husband prayer Challenge
90. Make up a 30 day challenge
91. Complete my made up 30 day challenge
92. Complete the 31 Day Praying for the Pastor's Wife Challenge

K. Travel/Entertainment
93. Visit Washington D.C.
94. Go to the Melting Pot
95. Do Goodyear's Hiking challenge
96. Go to Omni for another class
97. Watch 5 Materpiece Theatre movies (1/5)
98. Spend one week without any T.V.
99. Have a board game night once a month (0/34)
100. Try one new board game every 3 months (0/11)
101. Celebrate finishing the List!!


Sassy on April 20, 2009 at 8:04 AM said...

Great list! I love #75, that's one I really need to do after 2 kids, lol :)

Holly on April 20, 2009 at 8:16 AM said...

great idea janeen! i might have to do that myself. now i just need to find time to sit down and make the list...maybe that can be my #1? hehe

hope you have a blessed day!

Dawn Wilson on April 20, 2009 at 4:22 PM said...

This is great Janeen! You go, Girl!!
I work for Nancy DeMoss (from my home in California) and I know that the materials you referenced in your "101" are excellent. I'm impressed that you are going to write your own 30-day challenge to follow. I'm writing one, too! God bless you, Sister in Christ, as you live as God's True Woman! Dawn


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