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101 things – quick update

Just a quick update.  I finished making my Day Zero list (first mentioned here).  You can check out the finished list on the new tab at the top of the page.

I plan to post about the more interesting accomplishments as I cross things off of the list.  But if you’re interested in where I am with the project, the tab will remain throughout.



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The master list.

Have you heard of the Day Zero Project? My friend J over at Points of Interest told me about it.  It’s basically a list, a big list, that you create for yourself.  It’s a list of 101 things that you want to accomplish in 1001 days.  That’s just under 3 years to do 101 things.

101 is a lot of things.  They can be big things, like “Travel to China” or small things like “Call Granny every Sunday for a month”, they just have to be measurable.

I’m going to do it.  I’ve started tonight compiling my list.  A few things immediately popped into my head, like sending a package to my friend Freya in Germany, or writing a thank you note that the recipient won’t expect to get, or finally going to the doctor instead of putting it off that much longer.

I’m still adding things to my list, but you can see it HERE if you’re interested.

I know that I’m going to be amazed at how much fuller my life will feel because of this.  So now, like J challenged me, I’m challenging you.  Make a list, do 101 things.  And if you don’t mind, share it here…I kind of need some ideas.


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Puppy Class Challenges

This is our puppy, Emma.

Emma is 12 weeks old.  She’s a cocker spaniel and lab mix.  Tonight we went to the second week of puppy class at our local Petsmart.  Last week she did really well with her “sit” and “here” and “spin” and “watch me”, this week is going to be a lot more work for us (and by “us”, I mean mostly me and Andrew).  Learning “Loose leash” walking is hard.  It’s frustrating for us, frustrating for Emma, involves lots of starting and stopping and getting tangled in the leash and lots and LOTS of treats.  The poor girl has a stomachache after tonight’s class.

We’ve had Emma right at a month, and she is so much fun.  A puppy is a challenge, we knew that before we got her, but she’s such a fun challenge.  So far (knock on wood) she hasn’t torn up anything except some junk mail and a roll of paper towels.  I know the “chewing” stage will come.  Hopefully my shoes will survive.

Andrew couldn’t come with Emma and me to puppy class tonight, he had his own classwork to do.  He started graduate school a couple weeks ago working towards his MBA (and from there, his CPA license).  Lately I’m feeling like we’re never going to get to a point in our lives where we can just enjoy what we have and each other without working towards some goal.  But then I talk to my friends who are in a place like that in their lives and it just seems so boring.  It makes me thankful for all that we have, challenges and all.

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