Monday, April 24, 2017


Actually THE LIST.


I got a new follower on Instagram, and after checking out her square pics, I followed the link over to her blog. Where, after reading a few entries, I found her Bucket List. While reading her list, I said to myself, "I've done that" or "that's a good idea, I should add that to my ... WAIT A MINUTE, Jane. Where're you at with your 101 Things to do in 1,001 Days List?"


I had forgotten about it recently.

I'm at the tail end of that list, only 157 days until my original 1,001 days are up. Only 45 of 101 goals completed. Argh. Will I manage to get a passing grade?

Time to get more intentional on how I spend my evenings and weekends. OR I could change a bunch of those items to include Pokemon catching goals. Like, "Get to Level 30" or Have 200 Pokemon in your Pokedex" instead of "Go to bed 10 nights in a row before midnight".


Do you have a bucket list?

What's on it?

Three things I'm thankful for:

1. Lists. And how sometimes they can keep you on track.
2. Other people's blogs. And how inspiring they can be.
3. Check marks. And how satisfying it is to complete something.

Shalom, xo

In case you're not the clicking type, here's my master list:
But if you want to read the notes I've added for the completed items, you WILL have to click on the link (clink?) to see those. Like, for item #82, for example....

1Explore the option of using the equipment at the local community centre's gym,
2In addition to family and friends, pray intentionally, for one year, for a political leader, an organization, a stranger, a singer, a writer, an actor, a convict, a random famous person, a world event
3Be better at posting "Three Things I'm Thankful for" ... aim for 5 times a week.
4Deal with dental issues
5No bread/buns for 30 days
6Clean out Christmas Closets
7Send tweets to authors, actors, singers whose work has touched me.
8See Donny and Marie in Vegas
9Become a mother-in-law. Don't be a sucky one
10Replace door and locks on cabin.
11See Rend Collective in concert. (Passion concert?)
12Update birthday book/calendar with special dates
13Read 3 Management/Business books
14Be more intentional about reading the Bible. I mean, come ON.
15Prepare a budget for 2016. Then completely ignore it as opportunities to do fun things surface.
16Get a library card. Use it often. Or not. Just keep buying books as if money grows on trees.
17Host a Let's Make a Difference party
18Get rid of 200 Things. Like for serious. And don't just dump it in the garbage. Someone else may want/love it?
19Write letters to my Compassion kids
20Set aside the 1st day of each month to fast
21Get eyes checked. By a doctor who knows these things. Deal with the results in a mature fashion
22Walk a half marathon with Andrea
23Go to spa/have a facial
24Send thank you cards more often.
25Host craft weekend at lake. Probably do this more than once.
26Leave 100 comments on random instagram photos
27Make a new friend. Preferably one that is single. Lives in Vancouver. And likes watching fireworks on New Year's Eve
28Finish/Print 2015 Photo Book
29Finish/Print 2014 Photo Book. Be amazed how spectacular the year was.
30Host a Nora Ephron movie-thon weekend at lake
31Donate blood
32Visit Vern in Winnipeg
33Attend a spoken word event
34Walk across the Cambie Street Bridge
35Walk across the Port Mann Bridge
36Renew passport
37No fast food lunches for a month
38Take a dance lesson
39Submit an article to a publication
40Organize/Sort through 25 boxes. If possible, get rid of contents.
41Organize/Sort through 25 more boxes
42Via dye or extensions, add a bright colour to my hair
43Explore laser eye surgery
44Vacation in Europe. (Visit cousins?) Destination and companions to be determined
45Attend Symphony
46See Fleetwood Mac live
47Attend/Volunteer at Vancouver Film Festival
48Sign up for Be awesome. Get married
49Pay for someone's order behind me in a Starbucks or Tim Horton drive through line
50Memorize a passage of scripture
51Get rid of 100 things
52Write a Production Manual for work
53Figure out a way to have music in my basement
54Pacific Northwest weekend road trip
55Make one recipe off Yum board on Pinterest
56Add all book club book selections to Pages board on Pinterest
57Walk around Barnston Island
58Visit/Explore Othello Mines
59Attend a play at Pacific Theatre
60Attend a play at Arts Club Theatre
61Do a 24 hour read-a-thon in 2015 at the lake
62Buy ten $5 gift cards to Tim Hortons. Keep in purse. Hand them out to people in need.
63Go to bed by midnight 10 nights in a row
64Write a random note of encouragement. Put it in a book at a bookstore
65Plan an evening where I place pre-written encouraging post it notes in random public spaces
66Try geocaching
67Invest house money
68Remove 2013 and 2014 photos from laptop
69Get a makeup make over
70Buy new bed(s) for cabin
71Get outdoor patio lighting for cabin
72Improve landscaping at cabin
73Lose 10 pounds
74Pray for the entire world via:
75Watch/Recommend one TED video everyday for a month
76Give blood again
77Lose an additional 10 pounds
78Go chocolate-less for 30 consecutive days
79Participate in Lent in a meaningful way
80First Advent Sunday- with OBoys
81Find local eyebrow threader
82Enjoy a beverage at an outdoor cafe in Paris facing west in the late afternoon while reading a book of poetry wearing bifocal reading sunglasses and a cotton floral summer frock
83Watch 5 documentaries on netflix
84Attend a concert at Red Rock in Colorado
85Follow 25 new photographers on Instagram
86New York. With friends
87Northern Lights with Oboys
88Organize office at work - get a bookshelf/cabinet
89See Cirque du Soleil
90Replace all the contents in my top dresser drawer
91Attend a stand-up comedian's show
92Do a prayer walk around my kids' neighbourhoods
93Complete an athletic challange
94Visit Tricia in North Carolina
95Attend an Anne Lamott book reading event
96Finish reading Outlander series
97Lose another ten pounds
98Hold a newborn
99Follow through on HONY/Story of My Life project idea
100Replace phone with newer model in 2016
101Go dancing

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