“Day Zero” Project

100 Things in 1,001 Days 
 Due Date:  September 28, 2014

Things Accomplished as of 4/11/13:  22 out of 100.  (22%)

As of 8/11/13:  30% Complete.

As of 11/11/13:  41% complete.

As of 3/17/14:  47% complete

As of 6/17/14:  52% complete

Items crossed off have been completed.  Items that are italicized are things that I am looking to do in 2013.

Items in red are sadly, things that won't be done for one reason or another.

1.  Read "Anna Karennina" by Leo Tolstoy
2.  Rent a dumpster and clean out the basement (4/9/13)
3.  See Les Miserables (4/6/13)
4.  plan a family trip to Disney World(10/1/13)
5.  perfect macaroni and cheese from scratch (11/12/12)
6.  learn colorwork in knitting that’s not just stripes(1/12/14)
7.  send a box of handmade baby items to Stitches from the Heart every six months (6/29/14)
8.  take a sewing class
9.  plan a better vegetable garden(5/4/14)
10.  go away for a weekend to a bed and breakfast(10/13/13)
11.  visit three new restaurants in Central MA (8/11/13)
12.  take the kids to the following places in PA:  Sesame Place, Crayola Factory and the “Please Touch” Museum.
13.  organize all of the photos into albums
14.  make a donation to a food pantry every quarter (6/18/14)
15.  get our wedding video transferred to a DVD copy
16.  Participate in the “Ravelympics” and Go For the GOLD!!! (8/15/12)
17.  Participate in NaBloPoMo once.(11/29/13)
18.  Give up subscriptions to womens’ magazines
19.  Practice three acts of random kindness (3/28/13)
20.  Trade in old, faded purse for something new and swanky (1/7/12)
21.  Fold a paper airplane (6/14/14)
22.  Read the Harry Potter series (9/17/12)
23.  Drive a convertible
24.  try yoga  (3/3/13)
25.  give a 100% tip(12/19/13)
26.  start a charm bracelet(12/25/13)
27.  take a cake decorating class
28.  let the boys splash and play in puddles(9/21/13
29.  take the boys to their first drive-in movie
30.  go kayaking(8/31/13)
31.  Attend a state fair(9/21/13)
32.  Write a love letter to my husband(1/16/14)
33.  Try a new hairstyle (10/14/12)
34.  Get pictures done in a photo booth(8/19/13)
35.  Get a tattoo
36.  Picnic in a park(8/20/13)
37.   Ride in a hot air balloon
38.  Buy a lottery ticket
39.  Go ice skating
40.  Watch 5 classic movies
41.  Plant flower boxes (4/14/13)
42.  take a “knife skills” cooking class (11/15/12)
43.  Build a sandcastle with the boys(8/20/13)
44.  build a snowman with the boys
45.  go tent camping
46.  Floss every day for a month(8/11/13)
47.  Start taking a multivitamin and continue for a month(6/7/12)
48.  Be part of a cookie exchange party
49.  Watch 5 movies from the American Film Institute’s Top 100 list (4/5)
50.  See a Flyers home game with Brian.
51.  Send a secret to Postsecret
52.  Go to the beach once every summer (3/3)(8/24/14)
53.  Successfully knit a pair of socks.(12/29/12)
54.  Mow the lawn myself  (9/16/12)
55.  send flowers to someone “just because”
56.  learn how to play either Gin or Rummy
57.  visit the Ben and Jerry’s factory in Burlington, VT
58.  Make Baked Alaska
59.  Eat at a Spanish restaurant and speak no English while there.(5/24/12)
60.  spend a day in Northampton with just my Mom.(10/19/13)
61.  write a short story
62.  use the snowblower by myself
63.  learn how to throw a football with my kids
64.  Play flashlight tag outdoors
65.  Have a yard sale
66.  Dye yarn again with my friends (9/15/12)
67.  make lemonade from scratch (7/29/13)
68.  bake homemade cinnamon rolls(9/1/14)
69.  write the boys letters each year for their birthdays
70.  read all of my old diaries (3/2/13)
71.  Make four different kinds of soup from scratch that I have never tried to make before. (3/16/14)
72.  Put our house on the market. (4/14/13)
73.  Switch banks  3/30/12
74.  Cash in our change jar. (5/27/13)
75.  Bake fresh bread, not in a bread machine
76.  Ask my parents to tell stories of our family’s past, and write them down.
77.  Renew our passports
78.  Visit three local yarn shops that I have never been to. (3/3) (7/6/13)
79.  Replace the kitchen trash can with a fancy “Simple Human” one.  (1/20/12)
80.  Open “Joy of Cooking” to a random page and make something on that page.
81.  get black and white photos taken of our family.
82.  write a fan letter/email
83.  Knit sweaters for my husband and children
84.  Repaint my front door (4/7/13)
85.  treat myself to a spa day (2/23/13)
86.  take part in a  yarnbombing project(11/10/13)
87.  Finish up paperwork to close BVWA(5/7/14)
88.  let the boys have a sleepover(3/1/14)
89.  Donate supplies to the shelter that we adopted Joey from, once a year. (2/3)
90.  Give up soda for a month (3/24/13)
91.  Go through all of our cookbooks, get rid of some that we aren’t using to make room for new ones(2/24/13)
92.  take the boys to a baseball game
93.  go snow tubing
94.  clean out my bedroom closet (7/8/12)
95.  donate blood (4/29/13)
96.  Host a dessert party
97.  complete a crossword(7/30/14)
98.  play every board game that we own, get rid of the ones that we no longer enjoy(7/10/13)
99.  Visit Washington, D.C.
100.   Put $5 in our savings account for every item not completed.