Saturday, September 15, 2018

101 in 1001

Today is a special day. Not only is it time for a new 101 in 1001 list, it's also Truffle's 8th birthday! I can't believe we've been lucky enough to have our wee bunny for almost a decade. Truffle is such a special boy, and he brings us so much happiness. Before I get into the 101 in 1001 list, I wanted to share a photo of Truffle on the day we brought him home. Look how tiny he was!

Hubby and I were in and out pretty much all day today, and we didn't get to spend as much time with Truffle as we would have liked. I must get back to paying attention to the birthday bunny, so I'm going to post my 101 in 1001 list as it currently stands. The list includes 51 items as of Sep 15/18, but I will be updating this blog post, so perhaps it will fill up eventually. I feel a lot more relaxed about the list this year. I even thought about not keeping track of the number completed, but the tracking aspect motivates me to refer to the list periodically so I'll continue with it. Without further ado, here are a few things I'd like to remember to do over the next 2.74 years!

Start Date: Sep 15/18
End Date: Jun 12/21
Last Modified: Nov 7/18
Completed: 3/101

1. Have date night with hubby once a month - Oct 13/18 - 1/33.
2. Celebrate 10th anniversary with a tin or aluminum gift for hubby.
3. Celebrate 11th anniversary with a steel gift for hubby.
4. Visit a corn maze.
5. Go trampolining.
6. Watch a drive-in movie.
7. Ride a hot air balloon.
8. Book a float to try a zero gravity/sensory deprivation experience.
9. Throw an axe at BATL.
10. Blog the rest of my France 2013 photos (in progress).
11. Blog the rest of my Iceland 2018 photos (in progress).
12. Learn to draw on the computer or tablet.
13. Do at least 3 puzzles.
14. Learn how to fix simple things in the home (in progress).
15. Attend a Vipassana meditation 10-day course.
16. Go on a Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip to Cambodia, Mongolia, or New Zealand.
17. Take a trip by myself.
18. Visit Australia and/or New Zealand.
19. Visit Portugal.
20. Visit Prince Edward County.
21. Write and maintain an ongoing favourites blog post (in progress).
22. Find a place to volunteer - Nov 2/18.
23. Go to at least three farmers' markets.
24. Cook at least one recipe from each of my cookbooks (in progress) - 0/11.
25. Go through my two unopened coffee table books.
26. Go to at least six free concerts.
27. Go to a beatbox or b-boy battle.
28. Record at least six episodes for a podcast.
29. Watch at least three Munk Debates.
30. Read or listen to at least 50 books (does not include coffee table books) - 2/50.
31. Watch at least 50 documentaries.
32. Watch at least 50 TED Talks.
33. Watch all the Oscar nominated Best Picture films from 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021.
34. Play frisbee at a park or on Centre Island.
35. Train myself to do the splits all three ways.
36. Visit at least one labyrinth in Toronto.
37. Change all my online passwords.
38. Get our wills drawn up.
39. Complete alterations on the two dresses on my list to shorten.
40. Reach my ideal makeup inventory numbers (in progress).
41. Reach my ideal clothing inventory numbers (in progress).
42. Go through Nina Garcia's 100 list and decide which items are appropriate in my ideal wardrobe.
43. Complete the 30-day plank challenge (in progress).
44. Practice playing the flute every day for a month.
45. Sing a song every day for a month.
46. Colour every day for a month.
47. Draw every day for a month.
48. Complete the eat-at-home challenge in November 2018 (in progress).
49. Complete the eat-at-home challenge in November 2019.
50. Complete the eat-at-home challenge in November 2020.
51. Answer the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind by Jun 12/21 and see if my responses have changed.
52. Learn how to draw graffiti art lettering.
53. Take a self defense class - Krav Maga (Oct/18).
54. Take a class at least three yoga studios - 1/3.
55. Learn scoring and special hands in Hong Kong Mahjong.
56. Work or volunteer at a film festival.
57. Try the water circuit at Body Blitz.
58. Watch a film at the Cinesphere.
59. Watch a show at the Planetarium.
60. Make steamed cake (e.g. mah lai goh).
61. Wake up without an alarm for a month to find out how much sleep I require.
62. Start a manifestation journal.
63. Keep a food journal for at least a week (in progress).
64. Log my dreams for a month.
65. Learn basic strategy for goh.
66. Make sourdough bread.
67. Make kombucha.
68. Be an audience member at CityLine - Nov 7/18.
69. Remove the shoulder pads in my new-to-me camel coat.
70. Go skating at Nathan Phillips Square or The Bentway during regular work hours.


  1. Interesting list... but confusing too as you'd recently written that traveling is not important now for you. Adorable bunny! :)

    1. Thank you! I have indeed been questioning travel. When I look back at my vlogs, I know I still love it; however, I think I need a break. I'm going to play it by ear to see how I feel, but I think any break would likely be short-lived, and this list spans 2.74 years. I don't think it's realistic for me to say I will never travel again, and there are definitely places I still want to visit. Hope this helps. :)


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