Sunday, January 2, 2011


New Year's Day seems to be a good time to take a step back and take stock on one's life so I decided to revisit my 101. I'm about 600 days in to this project now and have hit a wall. I'm reading over my "to do" list and realize that I don't care that much about many of the items on the list any more. It's funny because a few of them are things I've had on my mind forever. Just goes to show that the reason it doesn't get done, I suppose, is that it isn't really all that important.

I wasn't aware that my goals have changed, but they have and it is interesting to reflect back upon where I was nearly two years ago.

The question is, do I do them or revise the list?

42. Host a board game night.

Done. New Year's Eve was spent playing a variety of games this year. We played Pictionary (a good standard), Wits and Wagers (a bit disappointing), and Dicecapades (very fun).

I haven't played Pictionary in so long that I bought a new version rather than spend the time tracking down the old one buried in the attic. Unfortunately, they have apparently changed the rule which made for some confusing play. We muddled through and had a good laugh anyway.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

26. Obtain a copy of our family tree and show it to my children.

I did one better on this. I continued to build on my family tree that I began years ago on There is a lot more information available now. I now have documented nearly 1,000 relatives going back about 300 years. It is fascinating and somewhat addictive.

As for showing it to the kids, I did. They are not at the age that it was hugely mind blowing, but I know they have seen it and that it is there. Every once in a while I get a question which means they are thinking about it. Cool.

53. Get prints for photos from July 2007 through present.


62. Get my annual physical taken care of!

Done. Finally! It had been 3 years. I can't believe I left it that long.

64. Log-off Facebook for one week.

Done. Surprisingly, it wasn't that hard. I still had e-mail. I'm definitely going to do this more often.

61. Obtain a copy of my marriage certificate.