Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Meet Maggie!

I am still working on my 101 in 1001. I am making slow progress but it is still progress. Something I have been doing for a while now is looking for a dog. I am very picky and knew exactly what I wanted and was not very successful at finding it. But early December, my sister and her fiancee, who have been really looking for a dog full time, sent me a picture of the sweetest dog asking if I wanted to ride with them to the SPCA to check her out. I jumped in the car and we were off. I did not set my hopes high as often I had gone with them to look and come home disappointed as the dogs I was seeing weren't what I was looking for.
But this time it was different, it just felt different. I entered the SPCA looking for the dog I had a picture of, sadly I didn't even see the other dogs. As soon as I spotted her I just KNEW!! She was the one. She was quiet and eager to be petted. I asked to interact and it was a done deal. I fell in love with this beautiful 4 year old Husky mix. The temporary name given at the SPCA was Ahote, but I immediately switched it... she looked more like a Maggie, and she responded well to that. She was very quiet on the car ride home, just lying down with her head in my lap. 
She was very unsure of herself the 1st couple of days, but it didn't take long for her to realize we were her people and this was her new home. Even my mom, who isn't a dog person took to Maggie. She wasn't a barker, knew basic commands, and loved to cuddle and snuggle.She is mostly calm, but each day we see glimpses of the hyper puppy inside. She has already decided she doesn't like baths, but loves being wet! I think somewhere in her past she was beaten, so its taking both of some getting used to when she cowers over certain things. But she knows she is loved and that will help her to grow and develop as part of our family.

We all agreed that Maggie was a Godsend. She is the perfect dog for our family. Even keeps saying what a great thing we did for her giving her a home, but really she did a great thing for us. It's been far too long since we've had a furbaby in this house!
Well everyone, there you have it, the newest member of our family! Meet Maggie!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Updated List!



Hi everyone!! Me again, I've updated my list and started crossing things off! Yeah me! I am 6.9% done after only 1 month and crossing another (hopefully) 2 off the list! I have inspired my sister to start her own list and she's pretty excited about it. That is awesome for me because we don't really share any hobbies so this is something we can work through together. It's a lot harder for her, she has only come up with 49 things so far but she's working at a pace that works for her! And it's still exciting for her. Hopefully I can figure out how to upload pictures again (all kinds of technical issues going on here) and I'll share some of my accomplishments with you! For now feel free to browse my new updated list and let me know if you too are working on one! Bye friends!!

1.      Come up with 101 things for my list: 16Sep16
2.      Go for a hot air balloon ride.
3.      Put together a family favorite cookbook.
4.      Donate blood
5.      Organize the attic
6.      Get a pedicure
7.      Ski #2 slope (hopefully without falling!)
8.      Fix the pond pump issue:02Oct16
9.      Reread thru the Bible in a year
10.  Complete the 5000 question survey
11.  Visit New York City
12.  Reconnect with an old friend
13.  Get a dog
14.  Send just because flowers to my mom
15.  Go to a country concert
16.  Complete my coloring book
17.  Have a picnic
18.  Run the Strobel trail with Bobby
19.  Buy a new desktop computer
20.  Do an updated family photo shoot
21.  Help Carrie write her list
22.  Finish watching all 6 seasons of LOST
23.  Have my caricature drawn
24.  Take pictures in a photo booth
25.  Hold a tarantula
26.  Take my family to WDW
27.  Fill my sketchbook: 09Oct16
28.  Renew my passport
29.  Go to the Camden Aqaurium
30.  Attend Thorndale’s drive in movie night
31.  Host a game night
32.  10,000 steps a day for 2 weeks straight (0/14)
33.  Go snorkeling
34.  Take a picture of my OOTD for a month
35.  Go to the beach: 24Sep16
36.  Write a blog post once a month
37.  Try an Orange Crush drink
38.  Complete a 30 workout challenge
39.  Tour Washington DC
40.  Complete the 52 weeks of lists
41.  Fill my pressed penny book
42.  Get 200 connections on LinkedIn
43.  Re-memorize James 1
44.  Visit a new state
45.  Switch savings accounts: 12Oct16
46.  Take a picture at the Liberty Bell
47.  Write to my penpal at least once a month (1/33)
48.  Dye a strip of hair hot pink
49.  Complete an old unfinished project
50.  Photograph my home in all 4 seasons, make a collage print to hang
51.  Make a new necklace holder
52.  Get my windshield checked: 14Oct16
53.  Schedule an Ortho consult
54.  Finish the roll of film in my camera
55.  Buy a kallex and organize all my scrapbooks into one area
56.  Ask my eye doctor about contacts
57.  Work on my paternal geneology, complete the next generation
58.  Track my bills for a year
59.  Take horseback riding lessons
60.  Complete my Gettysburg album: pictures ordered
61.  Complete my Orlando album
62.  Complete my Niagara Falls album
63.  Changes spark plugs and cabin air filter on my car
64.  Get a plant for my desk and keep it alive:25Sep16
65.  Make enough cards to resupply my homemade card box
66.  Play tennis at least 10x (0/10)
67.  Complete the 100 push up project
68.  Send a postcard home from every trip I go on, create a mini album
69.  Have the chimney looked at and repaired… then
70.  Have a fire in fireplace.
71.  Make photo cube gifts
72.  Read 10 new books (1/10)
It’s Not Fair by Melanie Dale 30Sep16
73.  Get a new Pleco, give him a really cool name
74.  Try 52 new recipes (1/52)
Hillbilly Dinner 08Oct16; Cauliflower Cheeseburger Casserole 15Oct16
75.  Plan 10 coffee dates with my friends (1/10)
76.  Try 5 new foods (1/5)
Steamers 24Sep16
77.  Learn and use 5 new hairstyles (0/5)
78.  Send a card to 12 different missionaries (0/12)
79.  Build 4 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles with my family (0/4)
80.  Watch 10 movies off the “Bobby” list with Bobby (0/10)
81.  Go on a romantic getaway
82.  Clean my car every 6 month during the 1001 (1/6)
83.  Finish my “26 things” project
84.  Save all my change for the entire 1001 days.
85.  Send a random “sunshine” package
86.  Walk through Valley Forge
87.  Hang a hummingbird feeder
88.  Visit Springton Manor Farm
89.  Make snow cones
90.  Visit Upper Schuylkill Valley wildlife Center
91.  Girls night out
92.  Make a set of winter ornaments
93.  Take a pic every hour on the hour for a whole day
94.  Interview my grandmother
95.  Plant flowers in the front flowerbed
96.  Get completely caught up with my scrapbooking
97.  Visit the Philadelphia zoo once in a 4 seasons
98.  Deep clean my bedroom
99.  Invest in an Instax camera
100.                      Find a new solution for uploading all my pictures
101.                      Write a new 101 list.





Thursday, September 15, 2016

101 Goals in 1001 Days

Hello, friends! I’ve recently been inspired to create my very own list of 101 things I hope to accomplish in 1001 days after seeing so many great ideas on pinterest! Some of these things will be easy to accomplish while others might take some time/not happen within the 2.75 years but I’m up for the challenge! It should be fun just to see how many of these things I’ll be able to check off! I’ll be updating it as I complete them so be sure to check back! Have you made a 101 in 1001 list?

The Challenge: 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 challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. 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 organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

Start Day: September 15, 2016   End Day: June 13, 2019


1.      Come up with 101 things for my list 9/16/2016
2.      Go for a hot air balloon ride.
3.      Put together a family favorite cookbook.
4.      Donate blood
5.      Organize the attic
6.      Get a pedicure
7.      Ski #2 slope (hopefully without falling!)
8.      Make an advent calendar
9.      Reread thru the Bible in a year
10.  Get an Elf on the Shelf
11.  Visit New York City
12.  Reconnect with an old friend
13.  Get a dog
14.  Send just because flowers to my mom
15.  Go to a country concert
16.  Complete my coloring book
17.  Have a picnic
18.  Run the Strobel trail with Bobby
19.  Buy a new desktop computer
20.  Do an updated family photo shoot
21.  Make a wreath
22.  Finish watching all 6 seasons of LOST
23.  Have my caricature drawn
24.  Take pictures in a photo booth
25.  Hold a tarantula
26.  Take my family to WDW
27.  Fill my sketchbook
28.  Renew my passport
29.  Go to the Camden Aqaurium
30.  Attend Thorndale’s drive in movie night
31.  Host a game night
32.  10,000 steps a day for 2 weeks straight (0/14)
33.  Go snorkeling
34.  Take a picture of my OOTD for a month
35.  Go to the beach
36.  Write a blog post once a month
37.  Try an Orange Crush drink
38.  Complete a 30 workout challenge
39.  Tour Washington DC
40.  Buy a Bind-it-all and make a mini book
41.  Fill my pressed penny book
42.  Get 200 connections on LinkedIn
43.  Re-memorize James 1
44.  Visit a new state
45.  Switch savings accounts
46.  Take a picture at the Liberty Bell
47.  Write to my penpal at least once a month (0/33)
48.  Dye a strip of hair hot pink
49.  Complete an old unfinished project
50.  Photograph my home in all 4 seasons, make a collage print to hang
51.  Make a new necklace holder
52.  Get my windshield checked and fixed
53.  Schedule an Ortho consult
54.  Finish the roll of film in my camera
55.  Buy a kallex and organize all my scrapbooks into one area
56.  Ask my eye doctor about contacts
57.  Work on my paternal geneology, complete the next generation
58.  Track my bills for a year
59.  Take horseback riding lessons
60.  Complete my Gettysburg album
61.  Complete my Orlando album
62.  Complete my Niagara Falls album
63.  Go on a cruise
64.  Get a plant for my desk and keep it alive
65.  Make enough cards to resupply my homemade card box
66.  Play tennis at least 10x (0/10)
67.  Complete the 100 push ups program
68.  Send a postcard home from every trip I go on, create a mini album
69.  Have the chimney looked at and repaired… then
70.  Have a fire in fireplace.
71.  Complete 10 pinterest pins (0/10)
72.  Read 10 new books (0/10)
73.  Get a new Pleco, give him a really cool name
74.  Try 20 new recipes (0/20)
75.  Plan coffee dates with my friends
76.  Try 5 new foods (0/5)
77.  Learn and use 5 new hairstyles (0/5)
78.  Send a card to 10 different missionaries (0/10)
79.  Build 4 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles with my family (0/4)
80.  Watch 20 movies off the “Bobby” list with Bobby (0/20)
81.  Go on a romantic getaway
82.  Clean my car every 6 month during the 1001 (0/6)
83.  Finish my “26 things” project
84.  Save my change for 1001 days, cash it in on day 1002!
85.  Send a random “sunshine” package
86.  Walk through Valley Forge
87.  Hang a hummingbird feeder
88.  Visit Springton Manor Farm
89.  Make snow cones
90.  Visit Upper Schuylkill Valley wildlife Center
91.Plan a girls night out
92.  Make a set of winter ornaments
93.  Take a pic every hour on the hour for a whole day
94.  Interview my grandmother
95.  Plant flowers in the front flowerbed
96.  Get completely caught up with my scrapbooking
97.  Visit the Philadelphia zoo once in a 4 seasons
98.  Deep clean my bedroom
99.  Invest in an Instax camera
100.                      Create a photo scavenger hunt
101.                      Write a new 101 list.