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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Re-cap on my 101 List

Okay so as usual I am always posting late, or hardly ever at all, but at least I am making an effort. This post is just a re-cap on my list so you can see my progress, as well as the progress on certain things. So again, here is my list:

Mandy's 101 List:

1. Read 10 new books (See below)

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult (DONE)
Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult
Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (DONE)
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (DONE)
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
The Pact by Jodi Picoult
**The rest to follow soon**

2. Go vegetarian for 1 week

3. Go to Las Vegas

4. Sew an article of clothing

5. Go on a radom road trip

6. Take my parents out to dinner

7. Create a blog and post everyday for a week (Done)

8. Go see a film on opening day

9. Rent a cottage for a weekend with my husband and daughter

10. Take Abby on a trip to see Grandma in Chatham

11. Take a cooking class

12. Quit smoking

13. Lose 25 pounds

14. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the Alphabet (List of movies to follow soon)

15. Watch a 3D movie

16. Learn to play an instrument

17. Spend more quality time with my husband

18. Plant a tree for Abigail

19. Walk 30 minutes everyday for a week

20. Do my wii fit everyday for a whole month

21. Clean out storage closet (Done)

22. Organise our walk-in closet (Done)

23. Do more things as a family

24. Organise my movies alphabetically (Done)

25. Organise my books

26. Save for and purchase new tv and blu-ray

27. Go on a date every 2nd month (at least) with my husband

28. Learn to shoot a gun (Done)

29. Go partridge hunting with my husband

30. Take swimming classes with my daughter

31. Take a class (Yoga, Dance or maybe an art class)

32. Plan family vacation down east and actually go :)

33. Volunteer in a womans shelter

34. Donate to a charity

35. Make wedding and baby scrapbooks

36. Start writing again

37. Plan and host an elegant dinner party for 6 (Done)

38. Cook a 4 course meal for my husband

39. Organise a girls night every other month

40. Participate in the walk for the cure

41. Get a higher position at work

42. Start looking into prefab homes and planning for our house

43. Become debt free (except for car payment as we just got it a year ago)

44. Get a membership at the library

45. Take my daughter to see her great grandma in Barry's Bay (She has moved back to Ottawa, but I will take my daughter to meet her there instead)

46. Learn to make maple syrup with my husband's family

47. Learn to make christmas ragout and tourtiere with my Dad and Granny (see below) Done

December 11, went to make tourtiere
December 23, making ragout

48. Go to a hockey game with my husband

49. Try dog sledding

50. Go for a hike in the Gatineau park with my family

51. Take 10 minutes everyday for a month to clear my mind

52. Make pasta from scratch

53. Write my will

54. Obtain, fill out and submit forms to have my body donated to science when the time comes

55. Somehow help troubled teens

56. Not log onto facebook for a full week

57. Spend a day at the spa with my mom and pay for it

58. Grow an herb garden

59. Learn to make pickles

60. Host a poker night

61. Join a league ( besides baseball )

62. Grow my nails long

63. Buy a new wardrobe for work

64. Try canoeing

65. Make 3 new friends

66. Go horseback riding

67. Learn to crochet

68. Learn another language

69. Play bingo

70. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years

71. Find 10 new recipes and try them out over the period of 2 months (see below)

1. Turkey Kielbasa soup (Gross)
2. Turkey Meatloaf ( Quite yummy)
3. Crock-pot Pulled Pork ( Sooooo Good)
4. Swiss Steak ( Unfortunately it needed to be cooked longer, the veggies were too crunchy, but otherwise good)
5. Fettuccine a la Carbonara ( To Die For)
6. Chicken Parmigiana ( Again to die for)
7. Chicken Kiev ( Better than M&M's)
8. Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy
9. Cheesy Italian Meatball Casserole (Done, not as good as I thought)
10. I haven't found one yet, I'll keep you posted

72. Go to an arcade

73. Go to the casino and put 25$ on black

74. Go to the christmas craft sale

75. Get a puppy

76. Go see a play

77. Go see a musical

78. Do a random act of kindness for a stranger

79. Create a recipe book

80. Go without internet for a week

81. Have a spa day

82. Carve my name on a tree

83. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day ( Done , December 15, 2010 )

84. Save $5 for every task I complete

85. See a drive-in movie

86. See 10 classic movies I've never seen

87. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find

88. Put 5$ into a savings account for my daughter for every uncompleted task

89. Have a game night with friends

90. Put up blinds in my daughter's room finally

91. Go to church with my grandmother and daughter on christmas eve

92. Spend a whole day watching movies in bed

93. Send a message in a bottle

94. Go on the haunted walk of Ottawa

95. Go to the war museum

96. Finish reading the Harry Potter books (I'm in the middle of #5)

97. Go skating on the canal with my husband and have beavertails and hot chocolate

98. Learn to drive a ski-doo

99. Go snow-shoeing (sp?)

100. Get a new hairstyle ( Done, I dyed my hair a deep chestnut brown for the winter)

101. Get a tattoo of my daughter's name

Now, I do not want to have to keep re-posting the list everytime I complete something, so what is the best solution for this? Also, how do you "cross"things off the list,a s in put a line through it on here? Any ideas or help would be most appreciated!!!

Hope everyone is well, and is all geared up and ready for the fast approaching holiday season, I know I am. I am very much looking forward to my little pumpkin's first xmas!!!! We bought her an awesome wagon that converts into a sled!!! We also took her to see Santa last week at Carlingwood, what an experience, poor pet cried the whole time :( Hopefully I get to post again before xmas, but if not I wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas!!!! Goodnight to all.

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