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Saturday, January 03, 2015

101 Things in 1001 Days 2015

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie: no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie: represent some amount of work on my part).
Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.

3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.

4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

Start Date: January 3, 2015
Midpoint: May 17, 2016 (500 days)
End Date: September 30, 2017 (1001 days)

My List
Completed Goals in Green

001. Blog a post about each 101 (0/101)

Health and a Little Vanity
002. Run twice a week for 3 months to begin when PT allows (0/3)
003. Then run 3 times a week for 6 months (0/24)
004. Then run 4 times a week for 9 months (0/36)
005. Swim at least twice a week for 6 months (0/24)
006. Spin or cycle once weekly for 6 months (0/24)
007. Reach goal weight of 140 pounds and 21.3 BMI in 52 weeks (~1 lb per week)
008. Eat 4 fruits and veggies daily for 4 months (/120)
009. Log food diary daily on MyFitnessPal (0/1001)
010. Track what food/snacks I buy just for me 3 months (0/3)
011. Physical Therapy 6 times a week for 3 months (0/3)
012. Transition to Core Performance/ Dynamic stretching program 5 days per week for 6 months (0/24)
013. Shop at commissary 2/3 shopping trips for 3 months once move in July (0/3)
014. Take Turmeric every other day (500)

Competition, Athletics, Getting Outdoors
015. Go orienteering with our sons (3 times)
016. Find 15 Geocaches (0/15)
017. Compete in 7 sprint triathlons (0/7)
018.  Compete in 3 Olympic Triathlons (0/3)
019. Complete another Half Ironman (0/1)
020. Find running route from new home after move in July.
021. Go hiking with kids bi-monthly for 12 months (0/6)
022. Obtain sponsorship or ambassadorship from apparel company
023. Swim with Belugas

Family
024. Make playdates for boys once bi-weekly (0/64)
025. Therapy with Henry 5 times per week for 6 months (0/24)
026.  Outdoor time with boys 5 days per week. (0/143)
027. Weekly state of the marriage meeting with husband (0/143)
028. Fill out the baby book
029. Teach my sons to swim by end of 2015
030. Potty Train Peter
031. Monthly family outing (zoo, parks, etc.) (0/32)
032. Get the rest of my stuff out of my parent’s basement
033. Help parents sell/donate excess tchotchkes by year end June 2016
034. Plan Parents 50th anniversary celebration
035. Family game night every other week (0/70)
036. Play a board game with husband each week (0/143)

Mental Health and Mental Floss
037. Update vision board yearly (0/3)
038. Finish reading the books in my pile o’ books on the nightstand. 1 per month. (0/12)
039. Keep a gratitude journal daily (0/572)
040. Meditate at least 15 minutes per day for 3 months (0/3)
041. Start my day with yoga/PT/meditation instead of turning on the TV, and make this a habit for 2 months (0/2)
042. Post my blog once a week for 25 weeks (3/25)
043. Take a photography class
044. Use the library for 1 out of 3 books I think I want to buy
045. Take 5 CEU courses (0/5)
046. Intern or volunteer at Sports Medicine Clinic to get experience beginning after move
047. Use Vine and Instagram once monthly for 6 months (0/6)
048. Learn to use Photoshop

Sewing and Crafting
049. Bibs and Burps for Andrew (0/3)
050. Craft with kid at least once a month (0/34)
051. Sew 10 quilts for CHKD (one every 2 months) (0/10)
052. Complete wedding scrapbooks
053. Complete travel scrapbooks
054. Finish mending pile in sewing room
055. Make a pin cushion with silica sand and wool
056. Organize vintage button collection
057. Embroider 6 tea towels (0/6)
058. Learn to crochet amigurumi
059. Make headbands

House and Home
060. Clean kitchen weekly (0/143)
061. Clean out fridge every other month (0/16)
062. recycle boxes in basement
063. re-frame Henry space pictures
064. Frame kids school photos
065. clean bathrooms weekly (0/143)
066. clean antique couch upholstry
067. Print travel photos to frame
068. Mop the kitchen once a week for 1 month (0/4)
069. Reupholster 2 office chairs (0/2)
070. Finish the Hurricane Kit when move in July
071. Sell/Donate small kids clothes
072. Freecycle, donate, sell or otherwise get rid of at least 2 items per month. (0/32)
073. ThredUp, Tradesy, consign nicer clothes by July 2015

Be a Better Human
074. Donate to NPR
075. Donate to SPCA
076. Donate to American Red Cross
077. Donate to CHKD
078. Donate to American Heart Association
079. Donate to La Leche League
080. Volunteer at Henry’s school every other month (0/70)
081. Volunteer Peter’s classroom every other month (0/70)
082. Use reusable shopping bags at least 75% of the time for 3 months (0/3)

Travel to Exotic or Ho Hum places
083. Go fabric shopping at Tomato in Japan
084. Go to Australia
085. Visit Charles and Robin in Colorado for bike fit
086. Visit Jim, Heidi and kids
087. Boys and I will ride the train to Maryland to see my parents
088. Boys and I will ride the train to New York to see my in-laws
089. Go to NYC garment district and SOHO to shop my favorite stores

Shop or Obtain by any (legal) means
090. New road bike with aerobars or triathlon bike or both
091. Dining room table and chairs
092. Choose a silver pattern that coordinates with forks
093. Piano from parents
094. Larger dresser for Peter once potty trained
095. Buy Art from local artist in Hampton Roads
096. eshakti dress with discount code

Cooking for the Gourmet and Every Day
097. Cook a vegetarian/vegan meal once a week (0/143)
098. Make 4 recipes with miso in my fridge (0/4)
099. Cook from one of my cookbooks 2 times per month (0/64)
100. Make health shake for Peter every other day (0/500)
101. Finish organizing my recipes


101 Things in 1001 days Update 2015

I decided to review my old goals from 2008. Things have really change since I first made this list. I updated with what I have completed or abandoned/changed.  I will be writing a new list over the next few days.

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).
Why 1001 Days? 
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.

3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.

4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.
Start Date: August 22, 2008
Midpoint: January 4, 2010
End Date: May 20, 2011
My List
Completed Goals in Green
Health and a Little Vanity
001. Blog a post about each 101 (/101)
002. Run twice a week for 3 months (3/3)
003. Then run 3 times a week for 6 months (2/6)
004. Then run 4 times a week for 9 months (0/9) (2014 done for 3 months, now hip injury to rehab)
005. Swim at least twice a week for 3 months (3/3)
006. Reach goal weight of 135 pounds (In progress, down 25 since Feb 2014)
007. Get Lasik or PRK surgery (done)
008. Eat 5 fruits and veggies daily for 4 months (/120)
009. Have my teeth whitened (2014 using Sensodyne whitening for past 2 years. Good 'nuff)
010. Get glasses in new Rx (got lasik instead)
011. Weight train 2 times a week for 2 months (2/2)
012. Do home exercise program for knee pain daily for 2 months (0/2) (Change to rehab hip and shin splints once PT started)
013. Use my skin care system and otherwise leave it alone for 2 months (1/2)
Competition, Athletics, Getting Outdoors
014. Go orienteering with our son (3 times)
015. Find 20 Geocaches (8/20) 
016. Hide a Geocache
017. Compete in 5 sprint triathlons (3/5, plus 1 team duathlon and some foot races 2009) On hold for preggo. (Completed 3 in 2014 plus running races. 2015 goal 3 sprints, 1 oly)
018. Complete another Half Ironman (2016)
019. Go for run or ride on Dismal Swamp canal (done several times)
020. Take baby hiking (done - olympic mountains)
021. Take baby to neighborhood park each week (completed in chesapeake)
022. Swim with Belugas
Family
023. Have another baby, twins or quadruplets. 1,2 or 3 boys. 1 girl. Charlie, Willy, Jimmy and Annika Louise. (Feb 14, 2011 had a baby boy named Peter Tristum)
024. Do three 10 minute sessions of therapy a day with the baby (9/1001- no longer applicable, he is ahead of schedule/milestones) (2014 'Baby' is now 7. Aspergers. New goal, daily therapy/exercises.)
025. Do baby massage 3 times each week (done, now replaced with reading)
026. Adopt a dog - on hold for 2 years per family decision (still on hold)
027. Fill out the baby book
028. Teach my son to swim (Aspergers delaying this goal. By end of summer 2015)
029. Join a mommy and baby class or play group- Kindermusik at the YMCA
030. Take baby to an aquarium (done Chesapeake)
031. Get the rest of my stuff out of my parent’s basement (still pending, complete 2015)
032. Help parents eBay excess tchotchkes (ebay, sell, donate, complete in 2015)
033. Plan my son’s first birthday party including guests, homemade cake, and fun gifts. (successful party)
034. Switch baby to cloth diapers at home - progress, bought some fuzzibunz, Abandoned, he outgrew them. Pottytraining now. (Done. Henry in some cloth as baby. Cloth diapered Petey for 9 months.)
035. Play a board game with husband each week (25/143)
Mental Health and Mental Floss
036. Finish vision board (Done 2014, revise New Year 2015)
037. Finish reading the books in my pile o’ books on the nightstand (still illiterate. 2015 read Autism books. Pleasure reading 3 nights/week.)
038. Record my dreams 4 times per week (2/572)
039. Meditate at least 15 minutes per day (while the baby is sleeping) for 2 months (0/2) (2014 purchased Tara Brach CDs, still a goal)
040. Start my day taking the baby for a walk or run instead of turning on the TV, and make this a habit for 2 months (0/2)
041. Post my blog once a week for 25 weeks (3/25(renewing this goal)
042. Take a photography class
043. Use the library for 1 out of 3 books I think I want to buy
044. Take 5 CEU courses (4/5) (complete 2014. Goal 2015 3 courses)
045. Learn HTML - Progress: bought this book, talked with a programmer.
046. Figure out how to use Twitter - completed 8/27/08
047. Learn to use Photoshop
Sewing and Crafting
048. Make OT equipment for baby (done)
049. Sew 11 outfits (1 per 3 months) for baby (2/11)
050. Sew 3 skirts for me (3/3)
051. Refashion a vintage dress
052. Refashion a vintage skirt
053. Sew 10 quilts for CHKD (one every 2 months) (0/10)
054. Complete wedding scrapbooks
055. Complete travel scrapbooks
056. Finish mending pile in sewing room
057. Make 6 coffee sleeves (6/6 plus more)
058. Make a pin cushion with silica sand and wool
059. Organize vintage button collection
060. Embroider 6 tea towels (0/6)
061. Learn to crochet amigurumi
House and Home
062. Frame old and family photosProgress: frames purchased, photos in process of organization
063. Embroider a quilt for our bed
064. Reupholster the antique couch and chairs with a mod fabrics (done 2012 in Washington)
065. Print travel photos to frame
066. Mop the kitchen once a week for 1 month (0/4)
067. Reupholster 2 office chairs (0/2)
068. Finish the Hurricane Kit (re-do after move 2015)
069. Go thru my magazines, cut out what I want to saveput clippings into bindersProgress: Freecycled collection of SHAPE mags and Bon Apetit, completes Aug 2010- recycled most
070. Freecycle, donate, sell or otherwise get rid of at least 2 items per week. (/143)
Be a Better Human
071. Donate to NPR (yearly done)
072. Donate to SPCA - blankets so far
073. Donate to American Red Cross
074. Donate to CHKD
075. Donate to American Heart Association
076. Donate to La Leche League
077. Resume donating blood every 8 weeks
078. Sew quilt for Dr. Gilbert
079. Use reusable shopping bags at least 75%of the time for 3 months (3/3, now a habit)
080. Get in touch with 4 old friends (4/4)
Travel to Exotic or Ho Hum places
081. Go fabric shopping at Tomato in Japan
082. Go to Australia
083. Visit brother in Colorado other than his wedding
084. Visit other brother
085. Baby and I will ride the train to Maryland to see my parents
086. Baby and I will ride the train to New York to see my in-laws
087. Go to Vancouver
088. Go to NYC garment district and SOHO to shop my favorite stores
Shop or Obtain by any (legal) means
089. Obtain a Gocco print maker (now looking at a yudu instead)
090. Find one more farm chair for kitchen (they require re-gluing every 6 months. Replaced with IKEA)
091. Choose a silver pattern that coordinates with forks
092. Get a blackberry or other mobile device (hilarious!! Have a smart phone)
093. Buy art from Etsy for a baby girl’s room (Had a boy, bought Submarine art.)
094. Buy Art from local artist in Hampton Roads, possibly from the library collection
095. Buy cute reusable shopping bags once i meet goal # 79 with the re-purposed totes I already have. I cheated a little and bought green bags from the commissary, Barnes & Noble, and a tote benefiting the Arts Council here.
096. Get the napkins that match the French table cloth (done. World Market, not French linen)
Cooking for the Gourmet and Every Day
097. Make 4 recipes with miso in my fridge (3/4)
098. Make baby’s mangos
099. Make baby’s carrots
100. Finish organizing my recipe(Finish 2015)
101. Cook a vegetarian/vegan meal once a week (0/143) (renew this goal 2015)

New shoes and pretty fingernails

We had an event for Submariners in the DC area. It was so fun meeting up with old friends and meeting new ones.
I have lost about 25 pounds so far, so I fit in a dress I already own. I REALLY wanted to buy a new one, but it will be too big by next fall, so I stayed with what I had.  That did not stop me from buying new shoes!


One of the best parts of the evening was chatting with some other wives and re-discovering the similarities in having a Submariner for a husband. The work ethic is one of the things that attracted me to my husband.

After the social, hubs and I went out for a late dinner at a Thai restaurant near the Navy Yard. Yummy eggplant and chicken dish. Oh, and a cocktail of champagne, pineapple juice, and grenadine. So yum!

Paper Mache Turkey 2013

Making a paper mache turkey for a Kindergarten project.



Halloween 2013




A visit to the firehouse 2013





Hershey Park 2013


Peeps!


Boxing our own Kisses

Making a candy bar





Christmas 2012



Advent

New trek

Box cars.

Solar System from Nonnie and Papa


Fall Harvest Cox Farms 2012

Apple picking



Handmade onsie by me.














Crafts at Grandpa's House

Painting his name letters for his treasure box.

Easter 2012



I love this photo. Little Brother watching Big Brother





Dad Visits the PNW 2012



Swingset fort my dad built

Visiting the boat that my great grandfather made



Lighthouse with Grandpa