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Monday, April 15, 2013

100x40 (almost 7 months update)

It’s hard to believe it has been almost 7 months since my birthday.  I’m in my 6th grad school class since September so between school and the holidays I haven’t had a whole lot of time to work on my 100x40.  Yet progress has been made.  I decided to conquer the Harry Potter series (both book & film).  Loved the books!  The goals in purple are currently in progress.  The goals in red are completed. Yes, I have some completed already!  And I have big plans to work on several this summer.  Yeah!


1. Wear a skirt/dress every day for a week. – I haven’t done it for a whole week, but I have worn a skirt and a dress.  That’s a step in the right direction.

2. Wear a skirt/dress every day for 30 days.

3. Work to become debt free – pay off at least 1/4 of student loan.

4. Take some sort of class – dancing, painting, workout, sign language…just learn something new.

5. Get a mani and/or pedi.

6. Blog every day for a month.

7. Complete Master’s degree. – Five weeks left!

8. Complete a 5k.

9. Weigh 150 lbs.

10. Buy a cute pair of heels & master them.

11. Send a card every day for 30 days.

12. Learn to drive stick.

13. Conquer the drive to Columbus.

14. Do 40 things I’ve never done before. – I know there is at least one thing I can put here.  Bean, help me out!

15. Purchase a LBD (little black dress) & wear it somewhere.

16. Write a book.

17. Be open to love.

18. Collect all the Grace Chapel Inn books.

19. Own a pair of boots. - They aren’t fancy, but I bought a pair of brown boots on clearance at Kohl’s. They had originally been $80 and I got them for $20 or less.  And yes, I have actually worn them.  Completed March 2013.

20. Get really good at painting nails.

21. Figure out makeup.

22. Craft a personal mission statement.

23. Finish paying off vehicle. - Got the title in the mail in March 2013. 

24. Start an adoption fund.

25. Learn to change a tire.

26. Run a mile without stopping.

27. Own a smartphone.  - For Bean’s 32nd birthday I said I would buy her an iPhone 5.  Of course, I had to buy one for myself.  First new phone in like 7 or 8 years!!   Completed March 2013.


28. Be on staff of a church or ministry.

29. Celebrate Passover.

30. Read the whole Bible.

31. Memorize 100 Bible Verses.

32. Lead someone to Christ.

33. Read a book by C.S. Lewis.

34. Do a prayer retreat.

35. Go on a mission trip.

36. Spend at least 30 minutes in prayer for 30 days.

37. Complete 50 hours of servant evangelism.

38. Do 30 random acts of kindness.

39. Complete the 7 Challenge (based on the book by Jen Hatmaker).

40. Memorize Psalm 23.

41. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity or another faith-based project.

42. See small group grow to 12 regular attendees (at least for 4 months)

43. Organize a prayer walk.

44. Do 5 mission projects (possibly with small group).


45. Watch 100 movies.

  1. Eat, Pray, Love
  2. Girl in Progress
  3. Marriage Retreat
  4. What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  6. Madea’s Witness Protection
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  8. Snow White and the Huntsman
  9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  10. Stand By Me
  11. Miracle on 34th Street
  12. New Hope
  13. Lost & Found Family
  14. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  15. Rock of Ages
  16. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  17. One Day
  18. Love, Wedding, Marriage
  19. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  20. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  21. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  22. The Lake Effect
  23. The Lorax
  24. Breaking Dawn Part 2
  25. Big Miracle
  26. This Means War
  27. Loosies
  28. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  29. The Hobbit
  30. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  31. Touchback


46. Read 100 books.

  1. The Hobbit
  2. Seven
  3. My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife
  4. Almost Amish
  5. Nineteen Minutes
  6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  9. The Religious History of America
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  12. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  14. The Fault in Our Stars
  15. Finding Alaska

47. Throw costume party.

48. Host a murder mystery dinner.

49. See a play or musical.

50. Go 3 months without TV or movies.

51. Karaoke.

52. Host 80s game night.

53. Host a Girls-only Camp weekend.

54. Purchase a projector for watching movies/sports outside.


55. Take a picture a day for 365 days.

56. Take 100,000 pictures.

57. Knit or crochet something.

58. Paint my own pottery.

59. Complete December Daily.

60. Learn to play guitar (& play song).

61. Paint a picture.

62. Make 100 things.

  1. Made a quilt for Aunt J for Christmas – Dec. 2012
  2. Made a blanket for Baby E – March 2013

63. Make a quilt for myself.

64. Make a quilt for Bean.

65. Finish Oh! Shoot class.

66. Complete Portraits class.

67. Sell something on Etsy.

68. Make a skirt.


69. Make a pizza from scratch.

70. Organize photos and get them out of my drawer.

71. Finish bedroom.

72. Finish living room.

73. Succeed in making bread.

74. Clean/organize basement.

75. Clean/organize garage.

76. Make 10 soups.

77. Try 30 new recipes.

78. Host Thanksgiving.

79. Frame & hang the cross-stitch pictures that I’ve had done forever.

80. Plant a tree

Others – this category was inspired by my cousin Danette.

81. Scan the rest of Mom’s family pictures.

82. Help Danette start a garden.

83. Take Beaner to a home Ohio State football game.

84. Scan family pictures from Aunt Bonnie.

85. Turn Jim’s slides into digital picture files.


86. Visit Wilmington, NC.

87. Visit World War II Memorial.

88. Get a passport.

89. Use passport (even if it is just to get into Canada).

90. Visit 7 states I’ve never been to.

91. Spend a winter weekend in a cabin in the woods.

92. Experience NYC @ Christmas.

93. Visit an art museum.

94. Stay in a B&B.

95. Road trip to an Ohio State game.


96. Sleepover or camp out with Emmy.

97. Craft with Emmy 20 times.

98. Write a book for Emmy.

99. Go to a zoo we’ve never been to.

100. Take Emmy to Ohio Stadium.