101 things in 1001 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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

I will bold the ones that I have completed and italicize the ones in progress.
The ones in red are the ones I am stopping keeping track of (see here for the explanation)

Start date: January 24, 2011
End date: October 21, 2013
(FYI: 1001 days is equal to 143 weeks or 33 months)

Weeks Completed: 33/143 (Last updated Sept 11/11)
Months Completed: 7/33

Family and Friends
1.  Take both girls out separately for a Mom/Daughter date
2.  Go on 15 date nights with Les (3/15)
3.  Go on 10 family date nights/days (7/10)
4.  Have family game night 10 times (4/10)
5.  Have family movie night 10 times (3/10)
6.  Throw a party for someone (not including Les, the girls or myself)
7.  Have my parents over for a meal 3 times (0/3)
8.  Have Les' parents over for a meal 3 times (1/3)
9.  Have my entire family over for a meal
10. Have Les' entire family over for a meal
11. Have family photos taken
12. Have a picnic with the girls 5 times (1/5)
13. Go ice skating 5 times (1/5)
14. Go on another family vacation

For me
15. Go for a professional massage 3 times (0/3)
16. Take a bubble bath 5 times (0/5)
17. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years (idea taken from Pam)
18. Do a 1000+ piece puzzle
19. Grow my hair out long enough to wear pig-tails (This was in progress right from Jan 24/11, but I cut my hair short again on April 21/11 making it pretty much impossible to reach this goal now)*Updated to add that I am giving it one more try and I am ALMOST to the point of the shortest, stubbiest little pigtails you can possibly imagine*

Things to Purchase/Acquire
20. Little Black Dress in my new size
21. New bedding for our master bedroom (Thanks Melissa!) *This is bolded & italicized because I have acquired new bedding, however it's not the kind that I specifically have in mind*
22. Entertainment unit
23. End tables for the living room
24. Curtains for Joelle's room
25. Photo albums
26. New house
27. Nintendo Wii
28. Winter jacket (long one)
29. Bedroom suite
30. 3 pieces of new lingerie (1/3)
31. The board game Quelf

32. Shave my legs once a week (21/143)
33. Menu plan consistently for 6 months (0/6)
34. Start up the girl's chore chart again and do it consistently for 6 months (1/6) *started July 2/11
35. Bring Bible to church every Sunday (17/137) *for every Sunday where I do not go to church for whatever reason, I will lower the 143 total weeks*
36. Update my 101 in 1001 list once a week (20/143)
37. Keep up with book-keeping (at least every other week) (10/72)
38. Read through the entire Bible

Health and Fitness
39. Run a 10K...in 1 hour and 5 minutes (or less)
40. Drink only water for one week
41. Use Crest Whitestrips again
42. Be in bed by 10pm every night for one week
43. Go to the dentist
44. Maintain my weight between 138-143 pounds (or lower) on my Friday weigh-in's (10/136) **7 Weeks will be unknown as I am giving up my scale exclusively for Lent in 2011, so I changed this to 136 weeks instead of 143 weeks**
45. Keep Pepsi out of the house for one month (I can still drink it -- just not at home) 
46. Go for one week without weighing myself

47. Learn to play guitar - when does this turn to being something I have officially accomplished?
48. Play guitar in church
49. Write a song
50. Perform it in church (accompany myself on either piano or guitar)
51. Read 20 books (9/20)
52. Play another piano duet with Joelle in church
53. Memorize a Royal Conservatory piano piece (Grade 8 or 9 level)
54. Sing special music in church with Joelle and Malia
55. Crochet a new blanket for Joelle
56. Crochet a new blanket for Malia
57. Watch all 10 seasons of Friends...again
58. Read through the Twilight series...again (does not count for #51 )

For Fun
59. Surprise 5 different people with fresh-baked goodies (5/5)
60. Bring 3 people flowers (not including hubby) (0/3)
61. Bring 10 people a home cooked meal (3/10)
62. Eat by candlelight 5 times (0/5)
63. Have company over 15 times (5/15) *Can not be combined with #7-10*
64. Find a time and a place to wear the Little Black Dress (#20)
65. Host or attend 2 clothing swaps (1/2)
66. Take the girls to a ballet or skating show (i.e. Stars on Ice or Disney on Ice)
67. Write and mail 10 letters (to 10 different people) (0/10)
68. Collect any change I find and cash it in on Day 1001 (idea taken from Erin)
69. Drive to Grand Forks just to eat at Paradiso (with Les or a girlfriend)
70. Go canoe-ing
71. Fly a kite
72. Host a party (Pampered Chef, Norwex, Tupperware, etc.)
73. Eat at 3 new restaurants (3/3) *Buccacino's, Chili's and Pizza Ranch*
74. Host or attend a sleep-over with one or more girlfriends
75. Plan an evening (party, games night, or out for supper) with a random grouping of my friends

In the Kitchen
76. Bake bread once a month (approx 6 loaves at a time) (1/33)
77. Always have at least one baked goody in the freezer (Sunday night check) (29/143)
78. Have a backwards meal where we have dessert first and everyone puts their clothes on backwards
79. Use my slow cooker 5 times (1/5)

Around the House / To Do
80. Finish organizing and backing up all photos onto discs
81. Put all developed pictures into photo albums
82. Get landing carpet replaced with laminate
83. Get a dog
84. Go to a concert with Les or a friend
85. Enlarge some of our favorite scenic pictures and put them in frames 
86. Write up and finalize our will
87. Print and cut-out paper dolls for the girls
88. Sponsor a child
89. Organize gift bags into categories (birthday, wedding, baby, etc.)
90. Organize recipe book cupboard
91. Gather up all Christmas and other family photos and put in a book
92. Get all filing up to date
93. Organize bathroom cupboards
94. Organize storage cupboards/drawers downstairs
95. Organize cupboards/drawers in bedroom
96. Plant, water and care for my flower garden 100% on my own (except for if we're out of town and need someone to water it in my absence)
97. Organize computer desk area
98. Acquire blinds for the kitchen window 
99. Find a place to keep the girls' Chirp and Chickadee magazines - in their own rooms!!
100. Go through CD collection and get rid of ones I no longer like/listen to
101. Get the basement finished *Jan 29 2011 -- Les is taping the basement as I speak...er, type*