Thursday, December 16, 2010

#47 Learn How to Make a Really Good Omelet

So they say if you should be good at anything, it is how to cook an egg. Of course there are abundant ways to cook eggs, and I am not going to give you the tutorial. But, if there is anything that you should know how to do (after scrambling of course) it is how to make a good omelet. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Etsy Suggestions?

One of my goals is to purchase something from Etsy. What better time of year than Christmas? To keep or gift is the question. But I really just don't know where to begin. I have been to Etsy - visited for the first time last week, but I just don't know where to start, there are so many great things!

Does anyone have a store that they would like me to check out or can anyone give a great way to search? Looking forward to it! Thanks!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Wrap-up and Forward to December

So in my first month (well, not exactly a full month) in the challenge, I got used to how this all worked. I think overall I did pretty well. Some of my November goals did not get accomplished, but I did complete a few goals overall. This is so fun to share this experience, and I realized that writing it down in bloggyland motivates me more to actually complete the tasks. As long as I know that someone is reading, I can keep going. Plus, if and when I do complete this, I will forever have it etched on web pages for my kids to look back on and laugh at me.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

#7 Don't Complain About Anything For A Week

I think this task comes at a great time for me to commit to this this week. Being Thanksgiving week and all, this should be a piece of cake right? You don't realize how much you complain and supposedly, you should be a happier person overall if you don't complain. I'm going to test this and let you know how it goes. Wish me luck!

*Update: I have finished this challenge! See how I did here: #7 Don't Complain...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

#12 Influence One Person To Start a Day Zero List

One of my tasks is to have someone else start a list too! Thanks to Gina Alfani, I can cross this one off of my list! I hope you and your husband are able to get something out of this and bring a little something different into your life. Thanks Gina!

#12. Done.

Friday, November 19, 2010

#36 Write a letter to myself to be opened when the 1001 days is over

This was an easy one - hey, they can't all be a challenge! Have you ever written a letter on New Years? It serves two purposes: it provides a review of your year in retrospect and what you hope will happen in the upcoming year. These letters are fun to open a year later and see what happened. Did you do what you said you would? Did anything change?

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Day Zero Challenge

Some of you may have heard of Day Zero. If not, I'll tell you that it is much like a bucket list. I decided to embark on this challenge because it seems like a lot of us are just strolling through life waiting for it to end. We wake up, go to work or school or start our daily household tasks. The day goes on, business as usual. We have breakfast, lunch and dinner - most often times it is the same type of meal: oatmeal or scrambled eggs, turkey sandwich for lunch, you get my drift.

Then we retire to the couch and watch our tv shows every night like clockwork. Off to bed and do it all again the next day. It is like we are programmed and it is okay to go on living status quo. Sure we look forward to the big events in life - like weddings, childbirth and family trips. But once those milestones have been reached and that day goes by, we are "life as usual" again.

A couple of months ago, my husband asked me "What is the point of life, really?". So he got me thinking and I realized if we keep doing these routine things in life, we just might miss it. The moments will just "pass us by". Although I thoroughly enjoy my life now, I don't want to miss everything that this world has to offer. Now obviously I don't expect to see and do it all, but I want to be able to have things to talk about.

Enter, Day Zero. 101 things to do in the next 1001 days. It is less finite than a bucket list and I have a time limit. Some things on my list are easy enough (I have to feel like I can accomplish some of them, right?), some are more difficult. So, here I go on my journey to try and complete most of these, and you can follow along too.