Saturday, October 16, 2010

#81 - Change out purse (round 1)

I'm really proud of myself on this one. I changed out purses. And I am now kinda using two purses at the same time!

I have a cute little red purse I am using. And then I have a larger cloth one that I can put my red one in along with snacks and a book or whatever for work. This way I don't always have to have a big purse with everything in it (you know the classic mom purse ;-))

I can have a cute little purse and then a larger one for work!

#29 - More rice donated

I donated another 1,000 pieces of rice today! 2,000 down 18,000 to go!

1. Start a new blog

Well I can say I have completed my first thing on my 101 list... well I have done more than that but its another post for another day!

I have created a new blog. After much thought on a new title and input from many I have chosen to go with Peeking Through the Gate (Thanks to mom for the helpful idea)! I have a cute picture of me when I was little posted on the blog. It was the idea for the blog name. The picture is one of my and my moms favorite!

1. Start a new blog

So if anyone wants to keep up with me on my new blog here's the link.

Peeking Through the Gate

Friday, October 15, 2010


Today I donated 1000 pieces of free rice towards goal #29! 1000 down 19000 to go!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

NEW 101 Things in 1001 Days

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

Tasks must be specific (is. 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 fast - 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.

My 101 Things: (in no special order)

1. Start a new blog
2. Comment on others blogs weekly (0/143)
3. Learn to change backgrounds, font, ect and feel comfortable with it
4. Post weekly (0/143)
5. Find 4 new blogs to follow (0/4)
6. Upload recipes monthly to recipe blog (0/33)
7. Get recipes from family for blog

8. Try new recipe (0/20)
9. Decorate cakes (0/2)
10. Make a gingerbread house
11. Make homemade bread (0/10)
12. Expand cookbook collection (0/10)
13. Cook 1 recipe from each new cookbook (0/10)
14. Keep Amish Bread going for 2 months
15. Make the perfect salsa
16. Make Cookies with mom (0/3)
17. Have a candlelight dinner
18. Make fudge

19. File for financial aid w/ Columbia Southern University
20. Complete needed classed to complete Bachelors degree (0/11) -I think!
21. Look into Masters programs

22. Cross wall
23. Order/buy various fragrant candles
24. Go through boxes and throw out or repack for storage
25. Rent out or sell house
26. Buy flowers for the house once a week for 2 month (0/9)

27. Send thinking of you cards old fashion style (0/20)
28. Pay for the person behind me in the drive-thru (0/3)
29. Donate 20,000 grains of rice through Free Rice
30. Donate blood
31. Lunch/dessert w/ friends (0/30)

32. Buy classic Disney movies (animated & non-animated) (0/5)
33. Read for pleasure once a week (0/143)
34. Read 4 of the (?) Nicholas Sparks books not yet read (0/4) - I'm going to have to look to see which books I have not read... I have read some and more have come out since my last list.
35. Go to bookstore for pleasure at least every other month (0/16)
36. Read non-fiction books (0/2)
37. Read biography (0/1)
38. Finish Redemption/First Born/Sunrise series by Karen Kingsbury - I can't remember what point I stopped reading in this series so I will have to look so I can have a good number. It also looks like they are going to add a new series of books to this group. The Bailey Flanigan series will start on March 22, 2011.
39. Go to a drive-thru/in movie
40. Watch 26 movies (each starting with a different letter) I have not yet seen (0/26) - List to be made as movies are seen!

41. Put $5 up for each 101 task completed (0/101)
42. Save up 2-3 months of living expense
43. Create a budget and stick to it!
44. Pay off all credit cards & open accounts
45. Pay off car early

46. Go to an Easily Amused class w/ mom
47. Learn to make a cathedral pillow and quilt
48. Make a t-shirt memory quilt
49. Take a pottery class
50. Make a wreath or arrangement for each season

51. Adopt an Angel Tree child each year (0/3)
52. Buy at least 1 special ornament each Christmas (0/3)
53. Go see Christmas Lights at Bellingrath gardens

54. Road trip with no set plan
55. Go on a cruise
56. See at least 5 covered bridges (0/5)
57. Trip to Tennessee mountains
58. Trip to Texas
59. Take a train trip somewhere
60. Renew passport
61. Throw a dart at a map and visit where the dart lands
62. Eat at "new to me" restaurants (0/10)
63. Trip to Florida beaches
64. Trip to visit Jeff & Jennice in Ft. Myers
65. Trip to Mexico or Canada
66. Tour a winery
67. Go to an SEC football game
68. Go to an NFL football game
69. Visit Museums (0/4)
70. Go to a musical production

71. Go on photo-taking trips (0/6)
72. Matte/frame photos from Hinds days (0/5)
73. Load photo shop on computer/laptop
74. Take another photography class
75. Scan old photos onto computer
76. Back up scanned photos
77. Send CDs of photos to friends and family (0/10)
78. Load photos onto digital photo frame

79. Dry clean winter coats after this winter
80. Work out - Still trying to determine the goal on this one!!!
81. Clean out and change purses more often (0/10)
82. Manicure (0/3)
83. Pedicure (0/3)
84. Facial at Spa (0/2)
85. Massage (0/20) - Yes, these are much needed!)
86. Buy a new laptop
87. Buy "that little Black dress"
88. Journal for a month
89. Cut back on carbonated drinks (preferably completely)
90. Floss my teeth everyday for a month - I know this one sounds gross.... I floss my teeth just not like I should!

TO BE DETERMINED: I'm leaving more things to be determined this time around because I know better than anyone that alot can change in 2.75 years! I put the different quarters as a time line when the goals need to be made but if I make them before then it is ok as well.
91. Oct-Dec 2010
92. Jan-Mar 2011
93. Apr-June 2011
94. July-Sept 2011
95. Oct-Dec 2011
96. Jan-Mar 2012
97. Apr-June 2012
98. July-Sept 2012
99. Oct-Dec 2012
100. Jan-Mar 2013
101. Apr-June 2013

I have the right to change some of these goals but I plan on leaving them as they currently stand.

101 FAIL

For several reasons I failed my first 101 list but I am not thinking of it really as failed rather revised, renewed, and LIVE ON!!!

So I will be posting my new list shortly.... Stay Tuned!