Friday, February 5, 2010

101 in 1001 Update

I'm a few days late in getting my act together and posting this, but things have been busy. :) I have some exciting things going on that I hope to be able to share soon.

January was kind of a light month in terms of what I had time to do. I was out of the country for the first week, and then I started spending a ton of time job searching. I also want to note that there are several things on the list that I'm working on, but I can't really consider them done. There are a few things that I am consistently doing that I won't mark anything about until the end when I assess whether or not I feel like I was able to maintain what I was trying to do.

I'm also considering editing a few things on the list that I've realized just aren't important to me. It's my list, and I can do that! :)

Here's what I was able to cross off in January:

28. Visit a new country I’ve never been to - Technically, I had already crossed this one off when I went to Ireland in June, but I got to go to some new places when I went on my cruise with my family: Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize and Roatan.

36. Learn how to make 5 new dinner recipes - I haven't made much effort on this since I got started, but I learned how to make ketchup chicken, something my mom always made a lot when I was younger.

45. Give money to people who are fundraising at least 4 times a year - I felt fortunate to be able to make two small donations to some friends who are running the Disney Princess Half with Team in Training.

95. Watch one new movie per month, minimum - I watched one called Life in Flight that I didn't really think was all that good. I really haven't spent as much time watching new movies lately, but I suppose that's ok.

96. Read one book per month, minimum - I was too busy in December to finish anything, so I made sure to get two books read in January. First, I read John Grisham's The Broker while I was on the cruise. I think his books are great vacation reads. I also read Dean Karnazes's 50/50 book. I have to admit that I was kind of disappointed. It'd be a great book to read if I were a beginner and needed lots of advice, but most of it was stuff I already knew. I guess I had expected him to write more about the actual marathon courses and cities, so I was a little bummed to find that wasn't the case.


peachy perspective said...

Oh, girl, I'm always trying out new recipes. If you are looking for something in particular to try, I'd be happy to suggest some if you'd like!

Jocelyn said...

nice job crossing those things off your list! keep it up said...

you go girl! i love when you make goals and achieve them. you are so kind and sweet to still donate money to people when you arent even working! amazing!

SailingVol said...

By the sound of your travels, you went on a cruise! Hope you had a great time! I am counting down the days til my cruise in April!

Tor Hershman said...

Try viewin' some of Chuck Chaplin's works.

Check the DVD section @ your local public library, really, next time you run by.