Monday, April 20, 2009

101 in 1001

I realized I haven't looked at or updated my 101 list in quite some time. This is a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, and for complete info as well as other people's list go to Day Zero Project.

My list started on 10 April 2008, a year ago already, and will conclude on 6 January 2011. This is my final list, items with a strike have been completed and any extra information is included after it while italicized items are in process.

Housing (5/10 completed)
1) move out of apartment by the end of July 2008 - actually moved out mid-August, but I moved.
2) find a house/apartment to rent in Milwaukee by end of November 2008 - found, signed a lease, moved in October 31
3) organize my life in said new place right away! - I'd say this is done, but there are at least three boxes yet to be unpacked...and it's been six months.
4) find a location to have our wedding in Wisconsin - In Delafield, WI at Hawks Inn, an old stagecoach inn
5) do as much for the wedding handmade as possible (or buy handmade)
6) start looking for a permanent residence in Milwaukee to move to after the apartment, we really need a house and a yard.
7) grow and use all my own herbs after moving into new house with Richard
8) find/buy an actual bed frame for the new place - Ikea, I love you.
9) find a new home for the pink couch or sell it - still at the consignment shop... we'll see.
10) clean out everything from under the bed, get rid of it or pack it away - accomplished while packing the apartment, woot!

Organization (0/10 Completed)
11) make a calendar with the birthdays of all the important people in my life so I do not forget
12) sit down at the beginning of each month to write all important/due dates on my calendar for five straight months (3/5)
13) clean my car once every two months for a year (June, August, November, January)

Crafty (4/16 Completed)
14) build my 9 drawer craft organizer (4/12), cover it in old map pages (7/3), and use it to stay organized - now houses most of my desk supplies
15) sort ALL my craft stamps by color I'm certain this one will never end.
16) buy a real stamp album
17) put my "collecting" stamps in said actual album
18) finish the patchwork stamp suitcase - in February 2009, project details will eventually be shared
19) create wonderful train case for Anna
20) sell orange suitcases at Beth's yard sale (5/2) - didn't so much sell as they were given away
21) take one film picture every day for a month
22) organize all my negatives - on my way!
23) digitally scan all negatives as I develop them
24) write a memoir I can love "A List of Things I Found Along the Way"
25) write four new pieces (1/4)
26) make 10 ATCs to have at future shows (0/10)
27) schedule two shows somewhere I haven't yet shown
28) make that bingo chip jewelry that's been on my mind forever
29) do the typewriter tree photo shoot

Etsy (0/4 Completed)
30) post one forum post every day for a month
31) list one new item each week for two months
32) sell at least four photographs by the end of 2008 (4/19/08- Ninja Stories II)
33) do not buy more than one item on etsy for every five I sell (Sold=1, Bought=0)

Money (4/4 Completed)
34) save $500 by September 1st 2008 - woot! it happened!
35) collect an average of 50 cans per day when I'm home (Can Experiment) for now the can experiment is over, it worked, but now I that I no longer live in a college town, I don't get to pick up after the keggers in our neighborhood
36) sell at least $100 of stuff I can do without at rummage sale/Plato's closet/ (June 23: $17.10) - This was more than accomplished as of September 20, 2008 I had sold $208
37) set aside enough money to buy a new mac laptop, and actually buy it before Richard quits Apple

Me (1/15 Completed)
38) get married
39) stop biting my nails
40) lose twenty pounds (4/20 - goal weight:190)
41) have Brad do my chart
42) get rid of my clothes that look like rags
43) wash all my dishes right away for one month without letting them pile up (0/31) - I'm not sure this will ever happen
44) hang/put away all my clothes right after finishing laundry for one month
45) put all my dirty clothes straight into the hamper every day for two months (0/62)
46) organize all my cds/music on itunes onto external hard drive
47) rip all my vinyl albums and store on external hard drive
48) buy one original piece of art
49) graduate from college
50) make my trip to England a valuable experience
51) reconnect with old Milwaukee friends that I actually want in my life
52) take the dog for a daily walk when in Brookfield (use the walks on Sunday/Monday to collect cans from the neighbors' recycling)

Other (2/8 Completed)
53) put 25 cents into a jar every day for entire 1001 days. Do not spend or use to do laundry. Deposit into savings at the beginning of every month, still do not spend. ($250.25)
54) collect pepsi stuff caps - enough to get something actually useful for the new house or a fun gift for Richard (Currently: 101) Promotion ended, got four cds to give as christmas presents, plus giant cd binder, plus mork and mindy season 1 dvds for myself)
55) wear makeup at least twice a week for three months (3/12 weeks)
56) replace brakes on bike and use it at least once a week until there's too much snow - to be resumed each summer
57) use bike to pick up groceries at least once a month in Oshkosh - only happened once, count as unfinished
58) make three reusable "plastic knit" grocery bags and use for every grocery trip for at least one month
59) spend an entire day alone at the beach/in the woods
60) go camping with just Richard in the middle of no where. Just us and a tent.

Other, cont. (1/10 Completed)
61) talk to that woman about photographing her wedding, and convince her that she wants me to do it. - hired on as of 4/28
62) list one of my suitcases on etsy by the end of 2009
63) learn to make my own resin jewelry
64) host at least three craft nights after moving to Milwaukee - (first - 3/21/09)
65) take one photography class that expands my knowledge and skill (MIAD - Holga class summer 2009, cost: $280)
66) buy/build/find and refinish a dining room table that both Richard and I like
67) save $1000
68) save $3000
69) learn to cook tofu well
70) keep the friends in Oshkosh that I love, even after I move away

(1/10 Completed)
71) make a budget with Richard for 2009 and stick to it for at least six months
72) go for a weekly walk alone for two months
73) visit Minneapolis, understand what the fuss is about - result of a spontaneous roadtrip while in Eau Claire, want to go back again)
74) actually use the things I salvage for art stuff, instead of just collecting it and giving it away when I move - always in progress
75) make envelopes and stationary from the wallpaper samples I have
76) make a blog post at least once a week, for as long as I can
77) make my website look more professional
78) market my website and photography
79) build my wedding photography portfolio (finished with Jeff/Jene wedding on 17 June)
80) build my "house book"

(1/10 Completed)
81) make applesauce from the apple trees at my parents' house
82) go on a picnic with Richard
83) go horseback riding with Richard
84) pan for gold
85) get my first pedicure (goodness knows my feet could use it)
86) go to Canada
87) crochet a granny-square blanket in colors I like (perhaps blue and brown or green and brown)
88) crochet at least one present for each holiday (christmas - dad)
89) go to each Maxwell Street Days with Beth this summer (except for the one where I'll be out of the country) - it was wonderful, and I'm sure I'll do it again in 2009
90) buy a dremel

(3/9 Completed)
91) learn to make (and make) a linocut print or stamp.
92) use linocut/stamp to make save-the-date cards for the wedding. did it. made them. mailed them.
93) collect 1,000 my coke rewards points - use to get something useful for Richard and me [TRY to get more than 1,000 - preferably enough to get that tv....yeah right] (June 23: 623) - Yeah, I got 1000, and now there’s really nothing that I want, so I used what I had to buy small presents for Christmas
94) create a business plan.
95) create a business.
96) learn to sew proficiently
97) read one new book each month in 2009
- January - "No One Belongs here More than You" by Miranda July
- February - "Scott Pilgrim: Precious Little Life"
- March - "Angels and Demons"
98) eat better, healthier
99) be happy for each day as it comes

The End
100) put $1 into savings for every item completed as they are completed (22/99)
101) donate $1 to Clinic for Special Children for every item uncompleted after 1001 days

Overall I have finished 22 list items, and there are so many in progress.

1 comment:

Steph Barnard said...

Hey girl! My fave way to cook tofu lately is to coat it in a little mix of oil and cornstarch, then fry the shit out of it. It's easiest to cook it separately from your vegetables or whatever, also.

I love these list posts - they speak to the type-A in me. Miss you!