A little something of everything and nothing much at all
Friday, May 25, 2007
At the local recycling center, there is a trailer where people drop off books so others can pick them up. There are always old encyclopedias and books with old pics, so I grabbed these to use for my card making adventures.
Just some flowers we got to brighten up the place.
It's a sickness, I know, but I just can't get enough of her.
I came across this idea from here and would like to partake, since I'm obsessed with lists.
Blue is in progress. Pink is complete. Purple is no longer completing.
Start date is today: January 30, 2009. End date is October 28, 2011.
House 1. Clean out the basement 2. Clear off all hard drives on computers and donate computers 3. Buy a house 4. Clean and sell my wedding dress 5. Go 90 days straight without buying anything new (not including food and toiletries for hygiene) 6. Buy a queen size bed 7. Have a garage sale 8. Donate or sell 500 things from the house (54/500) 9. Make doggie biscuits for Steve
Family 10. Visit relatives in New Jersey at least 2 times (0/2) 11. Visit relatives in Chicago 12. Finish wedding album for mom 13. Get pregnant 14. Date night twice a month (4/66) 15. Make dinner with Noah once every two weeks (3/66) 16. Visit my mother once every two months (5/17)
Body 17. Go to the dentist once a year (1/3) 18. Weigh 110 pounds (4/10) 19. Donate my hair to Locks of Love 20. Donate blood at least 3 times (1/3) 21. Get another tattoo 22. Got to the gym 3 times a week for 6 months (10/72) 23. Do yoga once a week for 3 months (0/12) 24. Run in a race (maybe the Charlottesville 10-miler) 25. Pamper yourself at least once a month (2/33) 26. Drink nothing but water Monday through Friday for one month (0/30) 27. Wash my face every night before bed, no matter what 28. Walk Steve 4 times a week every week 29. Get a professional massages once every 6 months (1/5) 30. Get my cholesterol checked 31. Take a vitamin daily 32. Private** 33. Stop taking antibiotics by the end of 1001 34. Get another piercing
Finances 35. Pay off all three of my credit cards 36. Save $12,500 (minus anything towards a downpayment for a house) 37. Create a monthly budget and expense plan 38. Sign up for life insurance 39. Put $20 in special savings account for each item on this list achieved
Craft 40. Make cards at the letterpress 41. Letterpress a poem of sister's 42. Send in a postsecret postcard 43. Knit a blanket 44. Knit Broad Street Mittens 45. Establish a successful vintage housewares store on Etsy (sell at least 20 items) (0/20) 46. Get a booth at the Charlottesville City Farmer's Market (can join in with friends) 47. Take an art or craft class (at least 2 classes) (1/2) 48. Make a wedding album 49. Knit a sweater 50. Make a pair of socks for Mom 51. Learn 10 origami pieces (0/10) 52. Learn how to crochet 53. Make a book and bind it 54. Give all handmade gifts for at least one Chanukah 55. Make 15 sets of napkins to sell on Etsy or at the Market (0/15) 56. Make an oven mitt for Noah 57. Spend at least 5 hours each week working on art or crafts. 58. Design a logo for Vintage Virginia 59. Design a logo for handmade crafts 60. Learn embroidery 61. Make my own paper for paper crafts 62. Make a new craft for each new baby of a friend (2/4) (HMR) 63. Finish all knitting projects I have started or unravel them
Travel 64. Go to Israel for at least one month 65. Go on a Kentucky Bourbon tour (and visit Kentucky Lake) 66. Meet Noah's paternal uncle 67. Go camping (at least 3 times) (2/3) (Allgood; Sherando Lake) 68. Go hiking (at least 6 times) (2/6) (Sugar Hollow; Sherando Lake) 69. Go to 2 different outdoor music festivals (1/2) (Allgood) 70. Go on vacation to the Caribbean 71. Go west of the Mississippi
Misc. 72. Volunteer at a hospital in the baby ward and rock babies 73. Frame diplomas and certificates for office 74. Resize my father's bracelet 75. Give at least 5 "just because" gifts. (2/5) 76. Get ring insured. 77. Finish thank you cards from wedding 78. Write 10 "just because" cards and send to friends. (0/10) 79. Make a concerted effort to learn Spanish. 80. Post 10 books on PaperBackSwap or Bookcrossing (3/10) 81. Do not buy a new book for 12 months (start date 1/30/09) 82. Make a list of 101 things that make me happy. 83. Read 50 books. (5/50) 84. Leave a $20 tip on a meal under $20 2 times (0/2) 85. Sell my car and buy a manual car. 86. Host a clothing swap twice a year (3/6) 87. Watch a black and white movie 88. See four plays (1/4) 89. Have a girls night 10 times (5/10) 90. Donate 1,000,000 grains of rice (3440/1,000,000) 91. Go 1 week without watching any television (0/7) 92. Go to a drive-in movie 93. Go to a Washington Redskins game 44. Go to a Washington Capitals game 95. Monitor and update my list as needed 96. Reread To Kill a Mockingbird 97. Upload my Ipod with music I like 98. Officially change my name 99. Read the Torah 100. See a therapist for 6 months 101. Blog regularly (at least 3 times a week) for 3 months
And of course Write new 101/1001 list
500 Things I've Passed On
50 articles of clothing at Swap
Body and Soul (3 magazines) (JBB)
Book: A Year Without 'Made in China' (Amazon)
Book: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (PBS)
Book: Love Walked In (PBS)
Full size mattress and box spring (Freecycle)
Teak Wall Unit (Freecycle)
Books I've Read Since List 101 Began
Hope's Boy: A Memoir by Andrew Bridge
It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita by Heather Armstrong
Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The Wedding By Nicholas Sparks
Eclipse My Stephanie Meyer
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell
How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else
New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Actual Innocence (book from sister)
The Innocent Man by John Grisham
Man and Boy
2nd 101 Things To Do in 1001 Days
Work: 1. Arrive at work at 8:30 every day for 2 weeks.
I am a little woman with a loud voice who loves to knit ferociously, garden, craft, frequent yard sales and thrift stores, attempting to buy only used items, and talk incessantly about my dog named Shenandoah Steve.