101 Goals in 1001 Days

I am starting this list on January 21st, 2012. By Saturday, October 18th, 2014, I will accomplish* the following 101 goals:

Home (7/8 [-8])

  1. Renovate main bathroom completed 4/28/2012
    (minimum requirements: new shower surround, new sink counter/vanity, and paint)
  2. Complete the small details of the main bathroom renovation completed 08/24/14
    (minimum requirements: hang towel bar, install baseboard trim, hang mirror over sink)
  3. Craft Room Makeover
    (minimum requirements: work table, new storage shelves, paint, floor covering [carpet or area rug], improve lighting, room divider to hide the kitties’ “room”)
  4. Paint living room and dining room completed 5/20/2013
  5. Master Bedroom Makeover
    (minimum requirements: door, paint, new his & hers dressers, new bedding, new curtains)
  6. Main floor guest bedroom makeover
    (minimum requirements: paint, new curtains, decor, storage)
  7. Home Office Makeover
    (minimum requirements: larger desk, remove unused/old documents/books/etc., task lighting, new desk chair)
  8. Expand the area behind the garage into a full vegetable garden completed 05/19/2012
  9. Expand the herb garden to include at least three different herbs completed 05/16/2012
  10. Identify all the existing plants in the flowerbeds completed 06/08/2012
  11. Make the flowerbeds in front of the house mostly self-sustaining
  12. Get a cherry tree for the yard (or some other kind of fruit-bearing tree)
  13. Put Hollyhocks in the flower beds
  14. Help Sio and Ampersand to be in the same room without issue for longer than one hour
  15. Send Christmas/Holiday Cards completed 12/22/2013
  16. Buy a set of luxurious bath towels for the main floor bathroom completed post-wedding, late 2014

Food (3/4 [-7])

  1. Use 24 different recipes for canning/preserving food
    1. Refrigerator Pickles – 07/22/2012
    2. Quickest Kosher Dills from Canning for a New Generation – 08/01/2013
    3. Quicker Kosher Dills from Canning for a New Generation – 08/18/2013
    4. good ol’ Tomatoes – 08/19/2013
    5. Green Tomato Raspberry Preserves – 09/21/2014
  2. Visit 20 new-to-me restaurants in the Twin Cities completed 05/06/2013
    1. The Melting Pot – 01/21/2012
    2. Tea House – 02/16/2012
    3. Pazzaluna – 02/19/2012 (I’m not sure that this one counts since we only ordered one happy hour appetizer.)
    4. Best of India – 02/27/2012
    5. Crooked Pint Ale House – 03/30/2012
    6. The Public House – 03/31/2012
    7. The Low Brow – 07/28/2012
    8. Ginger Hop – 07/28/2012
    9. Sunshine Factory – 08/28/2012
    10. Rye – 10/17/2012
    11. Groveland Tap (again, mostly just drinks) – 11/03/2012
    12. Grand Ole Creamery – 11/03/2012
    13. Travail (most excited about this one, considering we’ve lived down the street for the last year) – 11/06/2012
    14. The Craftsman – 11/10/2012
    15. Canton Garden – 02/22/2013
    16. Republic – 02/24/2013
    17. Cocina del Barrio – 03/28/2013
    18. Kobe – 04/10/2013
    19. New Bohemia – 04/17/2013
    20. BLVD – 05/06/2013
    21. Potter’s Pasties & Pies – 05/20/2013
    22. Obento-Ya – 05/30/2013
    23. Birdtown Café – 05/31/2013
  3. Cook 30 new-to-me recipes
    1. Sante Fe Chicken Casserole – 02/19/2012
    2. Beef & Sausage Stew – 03/18/2012
    3. Easy Chicken Pot Pie – 12/17/2012
    4. Valentine’s Jell-O Hearts – 02/12/2013
    5. It’s-a-Snap Cheesecake – 02/17/2013
    6. Quesadilla Pie – 03/14/2013
    7. Amazing Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake – 04/14/2013
  4. Bake 20 new-to-me recipes
    1. Everyday Chocolate Cake – 03/16/2012
    2. Meatball Stuffed Buns – 2/3/2013
    3. Soft Peanut Butter M&M Cookies – 05/03/2013
    4. Irish Cream Cake – 03/15/2014
    5. Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp – 06/08/2014
  5. Make my own sushi completed 07/26/2014
  6. Make my own cheese
  7. Organize all of the loose recipes I have into a binder/cookbook and/or on my iPad (Paprika app)
  8. Blog five recipe creations
    1. Meatball Stuffed Buns – 2/3/2013
  9. Take a cooking class with Jason completed 07/26/2014
  10. Make pizza from scratch
  11. Cook 5 meals from 5 different countries

Recreation & Travel (6/9 [-9])

  1. Use my passport again (12/8/2013: just discovered that it’s expired! Which doesn’t bode well for this goal…)
  2. Visit two new-to-me states in the US
    1. Rhode Island – August 2015
  3. Revisit two places I’ve already been (outside of Minnesota) completed 12/11/2012
    1. Cape Neddick / York, Maine – 09/07/2012
    2. Las Vegas strip – 12/11/2012
  4. Visit (or revisit) 10 museums
    1. Minneapolis Institute of Arts – 03/17/2012
    2. Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery – 09/04/2012
    3. Salem Witch Museum – 09/04/2012
    4. Witch Dungeon Museum – 09/04/2012
    5. Museum of New Hampshire History – 09/05/2012
    6. Harvard Museum of Natural History – 09/10/2012
    7. Walker Art Museum – 01/12/2014
    8. American Association of Woodturners Gallery – 06/10/2014
    9. The Schubert Club Museum – 06/10/2014
  5. Visit two zoos (not including Como Zoo, which is listed as another goal)
    1. Great Plains Zoo – 04/22/2012
  6. Visit 10 new-to-me wineries/vineyards
    1. WineHaven – 02/25/2012
    2. Richwood Winery – 05/05/2012
    3. Madison County Winery – 09/28/2013
    4. Calico Skies Winery – 02/02/2014
    5. Crow River Winery – 07/19/2014
    6. Grandview Valley Winery – 07/19/2014
  7. Tour a Beer Brewery completed 08/11/2014
  8. Keep a “My Day in Six Photos” journal for one month completed 08/31/2014
  9. Finish posting photos and memories from my past travels
  10. Watch three film series (that consist of three movies or more) back-to-back (possibilities: Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Bourne series, Batman)
  11. Watch all of Month Python’s Flying Circus
  12. Watch every James Bond movie
  13. Get a “Bingo” in Scrabble completed 1/31/2012, I played “bristled.”
  14. Finish watching all of the Academy Award’s Best Picture winners (36/85)
  15. Participate in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day again completed 05/12/2014
  16. Complete Project 356 again – started 01/01/2013, completed 12/31/2013
  17. Visit Chicago
  18. Go to California again, really put my feet in the Pacific Ocean

Local Recreation & Travel (10/16 [-6])

  1. Finish the Three Rivers Wine Trail of Minnesota completed 06/03/2012
    1. WineHaven – 02/25/2012
    2. Falconer Vineyards – 06/03/2012
  2. Visit five new-to-me lakes in Minnesota (a proper visit includes an activity involving the lake, such as swimming, fishing, etc.)
  3. Visit an apple orchard with Jason — preferably when we can pick our own honey crisps completed 09/27/2014
  4. Revisit the Como Zoo & Conservatory completed 09/01/2014
  5. See the Holidazzle Parade completed 12/13/2012
  6. Find Hidden Beach
  7. See a movie at St. Louis Park’s ShowPlace ICON theatre — from the VIP section completed 07/12/2014
  8. See a performance at the Guthrie completed 03/01/2014)
  9. Get a bicycle completed 06/24/2012 (thanks, Karyn!)
  10. Ride the bike trails to (and from) my office in Plymouth
  11. Visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum completed 03/02/2014
  12. Visit the Robbinsdale History Museum completed 05/24/2013
  13. Visit the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Theodore Wirth Park
  14. Visit the Quaking Bog in Theodore Wirth Park
  15. Arrange a song (for potential use by my choir) completed 04/30/2013 (thanks, Val!)
  16. Complete a 1000+ piece jigsaw puzzle completed 04/06/2013
    (I’d show you a photo of the finished product, but I can’t because it was a WASGIJ puzzle and I don’t want to ruin it for anyone else!)
  17. Take a dance class
  18. Finish the Lego Harry Potter (years 1–4) video game
  19. Go to the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, MN
  20. See the north side of lake Mille Lacs
  21. See the Zumbrota Covered Bridge completed 09/13/2015
  22. Ride my bike to a beach and spend the day lounging in the sun and reading

Money (0/3 [-3])

  1. Be free of credit card debt. completed August 2015
  2. Figure out what to do with my retirement funds from VUE, Gage and MPR
  3. Increase Gage retirement fund contributions to 10% I left this job in December 2013!
  4. Live off of $20/week for four weeks (not including scheduled bills/payments)
  5. Put $20 into savings for each completed task on this list, and $50 for each non-completed task
    ($760 due for 38 completed items, $2150 due for 43 items that will not be completed)
  6. Have at least $2,500.00 in savings

Health & Appearance (3/3 [-4])

  1. Get my second tooth implant
    1. Tooth pulled – 03/08/2012
    2. Bone graft and post implants – 07/11/2012
    3. Healing cap – 12/27/2012
    4. Final tooth installation – 02/06/2013
  2. Goal weight: 140lbs.
  3. Rejoin a gym or yoga club, attend at least 12 times/month for 6 months
  4. Complete Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet completed 06/14/2013
  5. Complete Phase 2 of the South Beach Diet
  6. Maintain Phase 3 of the South Beach Diet for at least one month
  7. Don’t drink alcohol for a month completed 06/27/2013

Crafting (5/10 [-2])

  1. Finish my Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban-style Ravenclaw house scarf (just need to weave in the ends!)
  2. Finish that custom cross-stitch project I started for a certain friend in Massachusetts completed 09/01/2012
  3. Finish knitted gift intended for Christmas 2011 completed 12/22/2012
  4. Knit five projects from Knitty patterns completed 08/01/2014
    1. Bloody Stupid Johnson – completed 02/17/2013
    2. Fetching – completed 03/24/2013
    3. Dashing – completed 11/17/2013
    4. Sallah Cowl – completed 02/27/2014
    5. Sunday Swing Socks – completed 08/01/2014
  5. Knit socks completed 08/01/2014
  6. Finish sewing Loop de Loop Pillows completed 1/28/2012
  7. Make a quilt
  8. Participate in a Quilt-a-long
  9. Hand-make 10 Christmas gifts
    1. Scarf for Karyn, Christmas 2012 – 12/25/2012
  10. Hand-make a gift for Hannie (my niece)
  11. Learn to crochet
  12. Get a longarm sewing machine certification

Getting Organized (1/1 [-3])

  1. Digitize personal journals
  2. Move photos from the old photo gallery to Flickr…
  3. then update broken photo links in old blog entries
  4. Give a monthly update of the status of this list (starting January 2013) completed 10/01/2014

Career / Personal Development (2/4 [-1])

  1. Complete all of the Code Year lessons
  2. Attend five professional development conferences/workshops completed 04/06/2013
    1. MinneWebCon – 04/16–17/2012
    2. CSS Summit (online) – 07/31–08/01/2012
    3. MNBlogCon – 09/22/2012
    4. Twin Cities Code Camp – 10/06/2012
    5. minnebar – 04/06/2013
  3. Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”
  4. Make a list of 100 things for which I am grateful
  5. Make a list of 100 things that make me happy completed 07/29/2014

Key:
Strikethrough indicates completion.
Italics indicates a goal in progress.
Red indicates an item that will not be completed.