I can’t believe it has been about 10 months since I took a look at my Day Zero Project List!
Here are the items I have completed since then:
Spend a weekend alone, away from my family
In August, I was lucky enough to get to attend BlogHer. It was my first weekend away from my family, and only the second time I had ever left Kaylee overnight, and I was gone for 3 nights! It was a really great time, but I was glad to get home to my babies.
Attend a blog conference
See above. BlogHer was great, but next year I’d love to be able to attend another blogging conference for comparison.
Get a freelance writing job from someone I haven’t worked with before
A couple months ago, I got a job from a new client who I was referred to by an existing client. I love word of mouth!
Plant a garden
We planted a garden this year. But with the crazy weather – it snowed 3 weeks into June, then again in late September – our garden didn’t really come to fruition the way we’d hoped. We’ll be doing things differently the next time around.
Go to Disneyland with my family
We took Zoë to Disneyland for her birthday in May. It was a blast, and I can’t wait to go again.
Create an emergency preparedness kit
This is something we have been proactively working on, and I think we’ve made great progress.
Perform a totally random act of kindness
There is a mentally ill woman in our community who is often at the park. I’ll spare you the whole story, but she needed money to go see her sick mother, and I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to help her. I think I lot of people had told her no so I was happy to help
Have a picnic in the park
Since I typically don’t work on Mondays, I have been trying to make a point to do something with the girls on Mondays. We have been going to a Mommy and Me class, and we even got to have a picnic in the park one day. They had a lot of fun.
Bake with the girls at least 5 times
I have baked with them at least 5 times by now. We’ve made cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies, brownies and more.
Donate hair to Locks of Love
My hair finally got long enough to cut off and donate to Locks of Love! Yay. Now I’m debating whether to grow it out to donate again. It felt like it took forever to grow long enough, and it’s just so much easier having shorter hair!
Get a dining room table and eat dinner at it every night
We finally got a dining room table. We have been eating at it a lot more often (although I’m not sure we’ll ever eat at it every night).
Bake a gluten free cake from scratch
I made a coconut cake from a recipe on Nourished Kitchen. It came out okay, but I think next time I need to try a different frosting (I didn't use hers as I didn't have all the ingredients).
Start using my ShopToEarth website
I basically am deciding to scratch this one off of my list since I went with a different home business, which has been very successful for me so far.
Here are the remaining items on my list:
Gosh, looking at this list, I feel like I’ve barely made a dent. I guess I better get going!
- Take a photography class
- Institute date night once a month
- Take a weekend trip without the kids
- Go on a cruise
- Take a yoga class
- Spend a day at the spa
- Go on a hike
- Make a snowman
- Teach the girls to make snow angels
- Go fishing
- Get the girls to sleep in their own bed
- Take the girls to a concert
- Check a book out from the library
- Take the girls to story time at the library
- Make friends with 2 moms in my new town
- Talk to a stranger
- Host a wine tasting party
- Lose 15 pounds
- Buy a sewing machine and use it
- Participate in Operation Beautiful
- Get an article published online
- Get 5000 followers on Twitter
- Sell 5 photographs to a stock photo site like iStockPhoto
- Travel to a state I haven’t been to
- Put together our wedding album
- Update the girls’ baby books and albums
- Buy a canvas and paint a piece of art
- Learn to crochet and make a blanket or something
- Go on a road trip without a preset destination
- Make a gingerbread house
- Read 10 new books
- Make a Thai curry from scratch
- Go to a vineyard
- Get my online photos in order
- Don’t login to facebook for a week
- Go indoor rock climbing
- Visit an aquarium
- Volunteer at least twice
- Motivate someone to make a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days
- See a film in 3D
- Visit Napa Valley
- Have professional family photos taken
- Take a cooking class for a different type of cuisine
- Say yes to everything for a day
- Make a list of 100 things that make me smile or laugh
- Spend a whole weekend without using the computer
- Do a cleanse
- Visit the San Diego Wild Animal Park
- Stay at a Bed and Breakfast
- Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen—one starting with each letter of the alphabet
- Run a 5K
- Attend a film festival
- Join a book club
- Buy myself flowers, just because
- Update our will
- Plant a tree
- Go on a zipline tour
- Take a snowboarding lesson
- Visit 5 museums
- Get a Macbook Pro
- Write a new blog post every day for a month
- Cook every recipe from one cookbook
- Take a self defense course
- Photograph a landscape from the same location, capturing all four seasons
- Have the girls pick out gifts for children in need for Christmas
- Make baby clothes quilts for the girls
- Fly a kite
- Try 3 types of fruit I’ve never had
- Go on a girl’s night out at least twice
- Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”
- Go to a Sunday Champagne Brunch with just Brian and I
- Get published in a magazine or newspaper
- Go one week with no TV/movies
- Go see a play
- Go to an observatory
- Watch a movie in the park
- Enter a contest of some sort (cooking, writing, photography, etc.)
- Go to an event, festival or convention that I think is weird
- Write down everything that happened on 10/10/10, 11/11/11 and 12/12/12
- Make a new 101 in 1001 list when this one comes to a close