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Start: September 1, 2013 | End: May 29, 2016

Fri

23

Jul 2010

Posted by LaDonna on 07/23/10 at 05:56 AM
Goal Number: 6 ♦ Goal Status: Planning
I started Project 365 back on January 1 of this year (you take and post a photo a day for a year). As you can see by my own Flicker Project 365 set, getting Pneumonia at the end of the month put the kibosh on that plan.

I decided that I'm going to reboot the project starting August 1st. I'm hoping this exercise will capture the most pivotal year in my life.

ETA 8/7: OK, not sure how I'm going to get this going when I work those stupid 13 hour shifts. Last thing I want is pictures from work in it, but I can't seem to take any pictures of anything else on those days.

Posted by LaDonna on 07/23/10 at 05:56 AM
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Tue

8

Jun 2010

Posted by LaDonna on 06/08/10 at 03:56 PM
Goal Number: 66 ♦ Goal Status: Planning
I've been watching auctions on eBay for an original 1991 Hallmark Star Trek Enterprise ornament for years. I always swore I would NEVER pay more than $100 for one. Well, I'm finally starting to see them for less than that, including shipping. Yippee! I'm watching a couple right now. We'll see. Maybe this is the year I make my ornament collection complete.

Posted by LaDonna on 06/08/10 at 03:56 PM
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Sat

5

Jun 2010

Posted by LaDonna on 06/05/10 at 11:51 AM
Goal Number: 99 ♦ Goal Status: Planning
I found a site yesterday that may be helpful with getting all of my recipes organized. It is an online Recipe Card Maker. I'll have to give it a try.

Posted by LaDonna on 06/05/10 at 11:51 AM
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Wed

21

Apr 2010

Posted by LaDonna on 04/21/10 at 07:44 PM
Goal Number: 10 ♦ Goal Status: Completed
List item 10 was knocked off today when I finished the Heelhead Scarf that's I've been working on since the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics (Feb 12). It wasn't actually the first project I've made with cables, but it is the first one that is actually finished. Picture to come as soon as it is dry from blocking.

Posted by LaDonna on 04/21/10 at 07:44 PM
Categories: Completed GoalHobbiesPermalink

Tue

20

Apr 2010

Posted by LaDonna on 04/20/10 at 05:53 AM
Goal Number: 1 ♦ Goal Status: In Progress
I'm working on the first goal in my list — "Find and tweak a design for my 101 Things in 1001 Days blog." As I've been absent from web design for so long, my coding skills are RUSTY! My Expression Engine knowledge is even more lost, so it's taking me a bit to get this all figured out. I had this set up in Wordpress, but the platform causes issues for Marcus' servers. Then I need to figure out how to export my old entries to my new EE setup. Should be an interesting exercise.

Posted by LaDonna on 04/20/10 at 05:53 AM
Categories: 101 in 1001Personal ImprovementPermalink

Sun

28

Jun 2009

Posted by LaDonna on 06/28/09 at 04:02 PM
Goal Number: 14 ♦ Goal Status: Completed
Yay, Marcus and I just got back from a week's vacation — to someplace other than Tennessee!

We left last Saturday, June 20th, and traveled to North and South Dakota. We got back very early in the morning yesterday. We promised people at work that we'd be back in time for Mary Kay's retirement party Saturday evening on the 27th. When I get a little bit of time, I'll post details of the trip.

08/2009 - OK, apparently I'm never going to get around to writing a post. Marcus did, though. You can read about our trip over on his site. Scroll down a bit, he wrote 3 different posts last month.

Posted by LaDonna on 06/28/09 at 04:02 PM
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Sun

19

Apr 2009

Posted by LaDonna on 04/19/09 at 07:58 PM
Goal Number: 16 ♦ Goal Status: Completed
Today, thanks to help from Marcus (he put up half), I'm now the proud owner of a white 13.5" MacBook and I get to cross item #16 off the list.

I just got my tax refund and Microcenter was offering a $200 rebate, so now was a good time to get one. My poor G5 tower is having more and more problems. It was getting harder and harder to get it to boot and it stopped recognizing most of the memory in it. Trying to do any design work on it whatsoever was becoming a real drag. My Windows laptop is also on its last leg. The battery hasn't held a charge in a long time & the screen totally blacks out when it gets the slightest bit overheated.

Now I have to get some hard drive enclosures to house the data drives that were in the tower. I am also thinking I'm going to make this cool felted laptop sleeve for it.

Posted by LaDonna on 04/19/09 at 07:58 PM
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Sat

14

Mar 2009

Posted by LaDonna on 03/14/09 at 06:01 AM
I've been trying to do this 101 Things in 1001 Days project for over three (3) years now. I really want to do this and it is time I got started again. I think that the ugliness of the old site and my unwillingness to actually code a pretty design for the Expression Engine CMS was part of the problem. I'm in a really weird place with web design and coding right now — kind of a love/hate relationship. On top of that, my direction in life has shifted in a big way. Whereas before I was focused on getting into graphic design and acquiring things, now I'm into a simplify and purge mode of thinking. I'm going to be retooling the list this afternoon and hope to have it posted by this evening. I also need to find a nice blog theme for this site. I may design something later, but now I just want something relevant and pretty.

The criteria is as follows:

As seen on Day Zero:
The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Some common goal setting tips:

  1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

  2. Stay Focussed. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.

  3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.

  4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

  5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

Posted by LaDonna on 03/14/09 at 06:01 AM
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