Monthly Archives: June 2008

My Updated List of 101 Things in 1001 Days

My Updated List of 101 Things in 1001 Days

1. Help out with the youth group 5 times (when Jacob is around).
2. Donate our pledged amount of money to the church
3. Lose 60 pounds.

4. Exercise 5 times per week for a month.

5. Get back into rowing.

6. Kick the soda habit in the butt

7. Join or begin a walking group

8. Find a job that I love (most of the time).

9. Buy a 2nd piece of property.

10. Have a girl’s night out 3 times per month for a year.

11. Live off of my planned budget for 1 consecutive month

12. Pay off all of my credit cards

13. Keep my car very clean (spotless) for one month

14. Get diamond earrings

15. Keep up with my oil changes

16. Keep up with the dog’s shots

17. Go to an OSU football game

18. Go to a Colts football game

19. Break a 150 at bowling

20. Attend 2 Alumni rowing events

21. Vote for a president and have 10 great reasons why!

22. Go sailing and be a part of it

23. Keep up with this list at least once per month.

24. 30 consecutive days of no television

25. 10 consecutive days with no internet

26. Sell 100 items on ebay

27. Paint the living room

28. Paint the kitchen

29. Paint the master bathroom

30. Finish painting the upstairs bathroom

31. Finish painting the downstairs bathroom

32. Tile a backsplash in the kitchen

33. Replace the kitchen cabinet doors with some glass

34. Re-floor the kitchen

35. Replace the flooring in the living room/dinning room

36. Put up that fence

37. Organize the closet

38. Get a china hutch

39. Organize the game closet

40. Organize the downstairs closet

41. Make my bed everyday for one month

42. Finish one of my books

43. Post one blog per day for 2 consecutive months

44. Write my will.

45. Read 100 books.

46. Visit Greece






49. Visit Havasu 2 times per year.

50. Go on a train trip

51. See a Broadway show on Broadway!

52. Geo-cache with Jacob and find 200 more caches

53.Visit Christmas at the Zoo

54. Visit the zoo on a normal day

55. Visit every winery in Indiana



57. Visit 3 art galleries or showings

58. Attend 2 really big concerts

59. Visit the Art Museum each season

60. Attend the theatre (not movie) 5 times

61. Work on at least 4 devotions with Jacob.

62. Attend church activities at least 2 times per month

63. Daily quiet time for one month

64. Find my niche at church (where can I serve/give back)

65. Get my degree

66. Take a class for fun
67. Learn to dance

68. Transfer 8mm camcorder tapes to digital format
69. Scan and upload photos from mom and dad’s house

70. Scan and upload all of the photos at my house

71. Scan and upload photos from Jacob’s parent’s house
72. Take one photo every day for a year
73. Complete a
26-Things Scavenger Hunt
74. Eat only
raw foods for an entire day

75. Volunteer to read at church 5 times

76. Visit my old church in Greenwood

77. Train for a marathon

78. Complete a marathon

79. Take my heart medication daily.

80. Be active in Partylite for one year or quit.

81. Sleep on the beach

82. Scuba dive with dad

83. Take a hot air balloon ride

84. Get a parks pass and USE it!

85. Clean the heck out of the garage and get rid of it all!

86. Go snowboarding at least once

87. Date night with Jacob 2 times per month

88. Find a friend to also make a 101 things list!

89. Try 50 new restaurants

90. Interview my grandparents

91. Participate in Race for the Cure

92. Organize my computer files

93. Back-up everything on my computer

94. Go ice skating

95. Play laser tag

96. Enter something into the state fair

97. Go one month without eating out.

98. Eat one two meals per week at the kitchen table with Jacob.

99. Organize miscellaneous scraps of paper.

100. Organize my recipes.
101. Make a new list of 101 Things to Do & donate $5 to James’ memorial fund for every task on this list that I do not complete.


56. Make wine with J


48. Go on an out of country trip with my parents again


47. Visit

The Alleged Hit and Run

The Alleged Hit and Run

Recently our neighborhood had a neighborhood meeting and many interesting things happened. Most interesting was when this lady who I’ve never seen before told my husband to shut his mouth. I’ll explain more of that another time. I didn’t know what nickname I could come up with for this woman but we described her to one of our friends in the neighborhood as, “a mean old lady with nice skin”. When I showed this friend where she lived he said, “OH! You mean Hit and Run”.

I must say allegedly all of this happened because I don’t know for a fact. This is all from harmless neighborhood “reporting”, what some might call GOSSIP! Allegedly “Hit and Run” (as she is now affectionately known) was a former employee of the Sheriffs Department. With this responsibility comes a police car. One day Hit and Run was grocery shopping around the corner from our neighborhood and she backed out into another vehicle, causing heavy damage to the other vehicle. Well, with a name like Hit and Run, you can imagine what she did.

Unluckily for her, the grocery store has video surveillance and all of this was caught on tape! Lucky for the owner of the other vehicle, Hit and Run was caught red handed. The legend goes that she was asked to retire from the force and turn in her vehicle. In my version of the story, she had a few afternoon cocktails but again, this is just my version and completely untrue. 


Oh, How I Long for Summer…

Oh, How I Long for Summer…

On Friday, I knew it was the first day of summer break. How did I know? The kids were up playing in the middle of the street until well after MY bedtime and kids were out riding bikes in the street well before I left for work at the butt crack of dawn.

How is it that these kids who look energy starved at 7am when they are waiting on the corner (or in their parent’s cars) for the school bus, can be running around the neighborhood like crazy, speed addicts at 6:30am? Ah, I remember, the insta-drug known as summer vacation. I wish I could do more than just remember; I wish I could EXPERIENCE summer again the way that I did when I was younger. Wait, I hear the ice cream man coming down the road! I’ll be back later!