Monday, January 1, 2007

101 Tasks in 1001 Days

The Mission: To complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work and growth on my part)

Why 1001 Days?
We often create lists of goals such as New Year's resolutions which we don’t achieve. One reason is that we procrastinate. 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 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 Focused. 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.

Start Date: July 25, 2006

End Date: April 20, 2009

Items in bold are completed.


  1. Have a regular date night with DH
  2. Call or email my father, Lin & Wilfred once /week In Progress
  3. Take Erica to the Art Museum
  4. Teach Eric how to cook
  5. Teach Eric how to do laundry
  6. Remember to send out cards every month ( b’days, anniversaries, etc)


  1. Develop habit of aerobic exercise 3 days/week
  2. Develop habit of weight training 2 days/week
  3. Practice yoga or relaxation techniques daily
  4. Lose weight: target 1=150; target 2 =130
  5. Take care of my teeth; go to the dentist
  6. Schedule annual mammogram, gyn, & physical exams


  1. Redo our walk-in closet
  2. Redo Erica’s closet
  3. Power wash & stain deck
  4. Install a new dishwasher
  5. Seal basement walls
  6. Clean out & organize basement
  7. Refinish Erica’s Dresser
  8. Build file cabinet
  9. Organize files in lateral file drawers and new file drawers
  10. Replace kitchen countertops
  11. Have mulberry tree cut down and landscape yard
  12. Have roof replaced
  13. Make or buy drapes for family room
  14. Buy dining room furniture - We decided to use the dining room for the pool table
  15. Buy table & chairs for eat in kitchen area
  16. Decorate downstairs rooms (Library & Family Room) In Progress
  17. Decorate upstairs bedrooms In Progress
  18. Redo Kid’s Bathroom
  19. Install tile floors on first floor
  20. Redo powder room
  21. Replace front outdoor light fixtures


  1. Cross stitch at least 5 days per week -In Progress
  2. Finish Dragon Virtues Afghan WIP
  3. Finish Story Teller WIP
  4. Finish Dragon Ride WIP
  5. Finish Stretch WIP
  6. Finish Autumn Sampler WIP
  7. Finish Celestial Scissor Fob WIP
  8. Finish Christmas Tree Mandala WIP
  9. Finish Renaissance Bookmark (TWRR) WIP
  10. Finish Deco Spirit-Fire (Mira- RR) WIP
  11. Finish Michael Powell’s Venice Street Scene WIP
  12. Finish Michael Powell’s Spanish Cottage
  13. Finish Mini Mandala Garden I #2 WIP
  14. Finish Needlepoint Leaves WIP
  15. Finish Mini Mandala Garden I #3
  16. Stitch Ministrel
  17. Finish LKRR & Hang
  18. Finish all Christmas ornaments
  19. Go to one needlework event /year - 2006 = CSNF; 2007 = none
  20. Finish quilt for Eric
  21. Sew three polar fleece throws
  22. Learn to knit and crochet
  23. Go to American Sewing Guild Meeting and decide whether to join
  24. Go to Thursday night Stitch Along at GTN at least once/month
  25. Organize a RAK 1X/year 2006 done; 2007 done;


  1. Develop collaborative/blended curriculum for 351 In Progress
  2. Develop collaborative/blended curriculum for 515 In Progress
  3. Revise layout & content of 515 lab manual
  4. Revise layout & content of 342 lab manual
  5. Develop Freshman Seminar Curriculum & Speaker Series -2006 Done


  1. Develop three articulation agreements for our Networking degree - 2 are done
  2. Develop workshop for High School Counselors
  3. Develop workshop for Community Colleges
  4. Rewrite ANSA Student Handbook
  5. Write handbook for prospective students
  6. Write Handbook for Security BS
  7. Revamp 340-341-342 sequence to two courses and implement
  8. Develop networking minor & get it approved
  9. Work with gaming faculty to develop networking content their BS
  10. Develop & document support agreements with SE, CS, & IT
  11. Develop and execute curricular changes that distinguish our degrees
  12. Develop presentation to admissions on ANSA
  13. Develop presentation to admissions on IS&F


  1. Write three papers on collaborative learning, experiential learning or blended learning
  2. Join ACM SIGITE & join curriculum committee
  3. Read three books on curriculum or pedagogy:


  1. Learn Java Programming
  2. Learn C++
  3. Learn how to use all features of myCourses
  4. Learn how to use Breeze In Progress
  5. Learn Cyber Self Defense Curriculum & teach it
  6. Participate in Faculty Learning Community
  7. Learn how to customize my blog
  8. Take a research methods course
  9. Take and pass the CCNA certification exam
  10. Learn how to operate/pgm a PDA


  1. Develop the habit refection using a written journal or my blog daily
  2. Engage in activities to develop my spirituality
  3. Support my church by serving on committees, teaching Sunday school - In progress
  4. Clean out & organize my office
  5. Research graduate programs in curriculum development
  6. Sell surplus Stash on ebay
  7. Volunteer at LPGA each year- 2006 Done ;2007 done; 2008 done; 2009 done
  8. Take golf lessons
  9. Participate in a women’s golf league at once
  10. Try Netflix & evaluate
  11. Evaluate Time Warner All – in – One and change ISPs
  12. Organize & document bill paying

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