Wednesday, March 18, 2009

101 Things in 101 Days

I'm embarking on this endeavour my friend Tatiana (LuvMonkee in my blogroll at the side) started a while ago - being a stay at home mom, it can be very easy to forget your own goals, and the things you want to accomplish as an adult and a woman, not just as "X's mom and Y's wife". This is my attempt to remember that as important as my role as Mom is - and it features prominently in my list lol - my role as a teacher, a wife, a Christian, a girl with her own interests, needs a place in my life too, both for my sake, and Ari's, and LT's, to model for him what a fulfilled and ambitious person can accomplish, all while being a good wife and mom.

So without further adieu, here's my list, and where I stand so far:

1. Lose 20 lbs. (0/20)
2. Finish the novel I've started writing.
3. Do one nice thing for someone every day. (1/101)
4. Do at least 1/2 hour of exercise every day. (0/101)
5. Be consistent enough with the radio show to get it going live.
6. Join the Babytime group at the Library.
7. Find gainful employment for the summer.
8. Read at least 3 books. (0/3)
9. Go to church each week (exceptions: this week while out of town, and the week of Liam's naming). (0/11)
10. Finish my cross stitch I'm making for LT.
11. Clean out the guest room (which has become a storage room).
12. Go to a dress-up dance with Ari.
13. Have one nice bubble bath a week. (0/13)
14. Learn 1 more dance (eg Salsa, Meringue).
15. Go roller blading and not quit after 5 mins.
16. Get my bike fixed.
17. Clean out the car and get it washed, vaccuumed and tuned up.
18. Have at least 1 play date a month. (0/3)
19. No messing with my hair - no cuts, no perms, dye touchups only. (1/101)
20. Go through my clothes to see what fits, what I wear, what i don't, etc.
21. Ditto shoes.
22. Cook for Ari at least once a week. (0/13)
23. Organize our actual storage room.
24. Donate my time to one good cause a month. (0/3)
25. Go to one new restaurant a month. (0/3)
26. See one movie a week. (0/13)
27. Donate my tutoring money to charity.
28. Get my retainer wire fixed.
29. Read at least a chapter of the bible a day. (0/101)
30. Reorganize LT's drawers and sort out his clothes that fit/don't fit.
31. Sign up for an English course for summer semester so I can get my English AQ for the fall.
32. No pizza. (1/101)
33. Have one night a week with Ari set aside for fun ('date night' even if it includes Liam). (0/13)
34. Redo our back yard.
35. Get my bike fixed.
36. Read one book in French.
37. Go to the U.S. to buy diet Cherry Coke.
38. Take LT to one new city a month. (0/3)
39. Have a mani/pedi.
40. Tell Ari I love him every day. (1/101)
41. Learn a new skill (knitting, an instrument, a language).
45. Try one new wine a month. (0/3)
46. Share one piece of writing for the purposes of critique and feedback.
47. Finish 'Thank You' cards for Liam's gifts.
48. Get one famous person's autograph.
49. Redo the linoleum floors in my house.
50. Set aside $30 ever week I don't have fast food for a non-food treat (eg CD, DVD). Subway excepted.
51. Get one other person to do the 101 things in 101 days.
52. Look into setting up a will (unsure if possible to complete as adoption won't be complete).
53. No non-diet pop. (1/101)
54. Submit a piece of writing to a publisher.
55. Get a baby seat for my bike, and LT a helmet.
56. Blog every day (except my monthly 'no computer day' - see below). (1/98)
57. Renew and update my Apply to Education account (resume, references, cover letter etc.).
58. Call in to a radio show.
59. Organize LT's trundle drawer under his crib.
60. Get through the pile of stuff on my desk (DVDs/CDs to burn, photos to put away).
61. Go through my 'correspondence' storage space: organize it.
62. Find a place for the things I just cleared out of Mom's house.
63. Buy at least one of the board games Ari and I have been coveting.
64. Have a games night with friends.
65. Finish my puzzle.
66. See at least one friend a week. (0/13)
67. Get on the Do Not Call list.
68. Call the diaper service and get LT into cloth diapers.
69. Be on time to things. (0/101)
70. LT's naming ceremony and open house.
71. Redo the chips the movers left in the paint job in our house.
72. Wash windows.
73. Unpack and do laundry the day after our trip instead of living out of a suitcase for a week or two.
74. Have a picnic.
75. Find my membership card and start going to the gym again. 2 x a week starting the week after next so I have time to find it. (0/22).
76. Get Ari's Big Lebowski poster and McGill diploma either framed or plaqued.
77. Update my "Wrestlemania" collection
78. Beat "Zelda II: The Adventures of Link" without dying once.
79. Make one person laugh every day. (1/101)
80. Dance at least once a week. (0/13)
81. See one live theatre production.
82. Pray every day. (1/101)
83. Sign LT's adoption placement papers.
84. Sign LT's adoption finalization papers.
85. Watch and label the old wrestling videos Mom sent home with me.
86. Take LT to the zoo.
87. Make a new friend.
88. Don't miss any appointments.
89. Go swimming.
90. Go to an arcade but don't spend more than $20.
91. Introduce LT to solid foods.
92. Clean up Ari's side of the office for him (or get him to with my awesome powers of persuasion).
93. Distribute our formal LT/family photos to our folks.
94. Donate blood.
95. Bake once a month. (0/3).
96. Make a list of things which have caused me pain/anger/regret/sadness, and burn it.
97. Go somewhere I've never been.
98. Have one internet-free day a month (0/3).
99. Have one TV free day a month (0/3).
100. Get a piercing.
101. Go to the Royal Ontario Museum.


Alex @ I'm the Mom said...

wow. good luck! and no, Im not doing it lol.

SARcasm said...

lol no I'd *like* to get someone to do it as well but I'm not pushing anynoe to nor did I have anyone in mind lol. I'm only doing this because while I've been happy with my life of late, I haven't been happy with myself, if that makes any sense - I feel like I've become someone things happen to and I'm tired of it, so I now want to make things happen. :) I figured this was a good way to kickstart that.

Mariah said...

Apparently interesting things happen at the gym. Read my comical take on my experience last night at