So I decided to start the 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days Project. Read all about it here. Thanks to Silver on YDU for enlightening me on this fun project. I am going to start on April 4th, the day I get back to Australia from? California. I figure I’ll push it out a few weeks in case anyone else would like to create a list and join me on the journey. Could be lots of fun!! 🙂 Oddly enough, my end date will be 12/31/10. Perfect way to round out the year 🙂 The total time for this mission will be 1001 days (33 months).? If I do this well, I’ll have lots of fun things to do, lots to blog about and lots of money saved in various ways. Plus there is always that great sense of accomplishment that comes with checking off items on a to-do list J I also reserve the right to change new tasks as I see fit (if I think of a better one than one I’ve already listed). Soooo…here is my list, it wasn’t easy to create. 101 things is a lot and I really sat and thought hard all throughout the day about things I really wanted to do and/or things that would really be a good challenge for me. Here’s my list… you should make one too! I’ll update my list on my “101 in 1001 List”?page… (click the link on the top right of my blog)

In Progress
Not yet started Mind/Body/Spirit:
1. Drink at least a liter of water every day for a month (then try to keep it up) (0/31)
2. Get a skin check to prevent skin cancer
3. Have a spa day with the works, not just one treatment
4. Get a massage with Andrew
5. Create a 101 things that make me happy list
6. Read 10 books (0/10)
7. Go on 5 long walks in the Sydney area (0/5)
8.  Take a “strip tease fitness class at a gym
9. Go to a yoga class once a month (0/33)
10. Lose 10 pounds (0/10)
11. Get 5 other people to create a list (if you guys create one because you read this, please let me know) (0/5)
12. Go without the internet for an entire weekend (doesn’t count if I’m out of town, I must be home)
13. Complete a list of 20 tasks I’ve already accomplished that I’m proud of
14. Do a 3 day fast/lemonade cleanse 5 times (0/5)

Loved Ones:
15. Clean out my contacts and update with current addresses/numbers and birthdays
16. Write at least 1 email to friends/family each month (0/33)
17. Talk to my niece and nephew on the webcam once per month (0/33)
18. Send Christmas cards each year (0/3)
19. Make a “Things we want to do together list with Andrew
20. Get engaged (not really in my control, but I still hope it happens in the next 1001 days!)
21. Buy 24 postcards and send one per month to a different person each time (0/24)
22. Complete the All about Us book with Andrew
23. Get in touch with someone I haven’t talked to in years
24. Start a tradition with Andrew

Go Green:
25. Plant a chili pepper plant
26. Plant a bigger herb garden and keep it alive and free from bugs
27. Buy cloth grocery bags and decline plastic bags

Social Deeds:
28. Donate blood
29. Find 3 charities that mean something to me and donate to them regularly (at least once/year)
30. Give 2$ to these charities for every goal I don’t complete
31. Research presidential candidates and policies
32. Vote in the 2008 election
33. Research a really good cause/charity and educate others on this cause through my blog
34. Donate 1,000,000 grains of rice through (0/1,000,000)?

?Fun Times:
35. Go on 3 picnics (0/3)
36. Go on at least one planned date each month with Andrew (0/33)
37. Do the Harbour Bridge climb or at least walk across the bridge
38. Learn to SCUBA dive (get a license)
39. Host a game night for friends
40. Go kayaking
41. Organize a large picnic/bbq- just because
42. Watch the sunrise
43. Go wine tasting again
44. Go to at least one festival each year (0/3)
45. Add 3 new board games to our collection (0/3)
46. Watch the fireworks over Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve 

Money & Stuff:
47. Own a property
48. Save at least $5000 (0/5000)
49. Start a loose change bucket and save $500 in change
50. For each task I complete, put 5$ in a savings account and do something fun with it?

Travels & Adventures:
51. Create a master packing list that I can use on all future trips
52. Hike to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail
53. Go on a cruise
54. Go somewhere in Asia
55. Visit my sister in Texas
56. Fly business class
57. Go on 3 spontaneous day/weekend trips with Andrew (0/3)
58. Get a globe or good Atlas and learn about new countries
59. Go home to CA at least 6 times (0/6)?

Arts, Culture, Music:
60. Take a painting class
61. Paint something and sell it
62. Take a Spanish class
63. Take at least 2 other evening courses just for fun (0/2)
64. Take photobooth pictures with Andrew
65. Create a black and white photo album
66. Make a mix-tape (CD) with some of my favorite songs and give to friends
67. Take a class/workshop with Andrew
68. Read the Aussie citizenship book a few times
69. Clean out old stuff I don’t want from my Itunes?
70. Buy a fancy digital camera
71. Buy a new bed/furniture that doesn’t cause everything to smell old and musty
72. Buy a Wii
73. Buy new pillows for the bed
74. Buy a dehumidifier to help alleviate mold/allergy problems caused by the humidity here?

Food, Bev and Yummy Stuff:
75. Eat an entire shrimp/prawn
76. Create a signature cocktail
77. Bake and decorate fancy cupcakes
78. Be able to eat something cooked with beef
79. Create a cookbook with at least 20 personally created recipes
80. Write down my recipe for chili
81. Learn how to make Swedish pancakes from my mom
82. Go 2 weeks without eating any cheese
83. Go 1 month without drinking soda
84. Make Sangria
85. Buy a fondue set and use it
86. Try 20 new restaurants and blog my reviews of them (0/20)
87. Buy a how-to cooking book and read it cover to cover
88. Start reading wine reviews/buy wine books and buy wines based on reviews, not price (at least sometimes J)
89. Start a recipe book/box and copy all of mom’s recipes that I like

Other Items:
90. Become a resident in Australia (get a visa)
91. Get an Aussie driver’s license
92. Drive by myself in the city and/or to and from the airport
93. Get renter’s insurance
94. Go through all my old clothes and donate things I don’t wear
95. Blog about each of my 101 tasks as I complete them (0/101)
96. Create 3 new goals each in 2009/2010 and complete them by the end of the 1001 days (0/6)
97. Buy fresh flowers once a month (0/33)
98. Get rid of 50 things no longer used (other than clothes) (0/50)
99. Buy a filing system and organize all paperwork
100. Create a special calendar to track all my tasks
101. Decorate for Christmas all 3 years (2008-2010) (0/3)
And when I’m done complete a new list of items

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