101/1001 (Week 143) Or, The End (Part One) So, The Penultimate Episode, Really

20 Dec

That’s it!  My 1001 days or 143 weeks or thirty-three months or two-and-three-quarter years of purgatory/fun/must-remember-to-do-something-on-my-list time has reached the end.

So, how did I do?

I didn’t complete all of the challenges – including, Find another 64 challenges for the list.  I found 38.  Technically, then, this project should have been called 75 Tasks in 1001 Days, but do you really want to argue with a menopausal woman so close to Christmas?  I thought not.

There are some I regret not doing:

  • Get a job.  I didn’t.
  • Leave my poems in 101 locations. (0/101).  I didn’t have the guts to be a poetry bomber; it seemed presumptuous to force myself on strangers.
  • Read 101 new books (84/101).  I did a lot of reading, but mostly old favourites.  
  • Save £1 for each completed task.   I never seemed to have it to spare.

Some I don’t:

  • Win NaNoWriMo. This writer really doesn’t have a novel in her.
  • Do a REAL spring clean.  Talk about your proverbial pipe dream…
  • Ride my bike twenty out of thirty days.  (0/30).  Too much like hard work.
  • Try out three new recipes (6/15).  Previous comment refers.
  • Try olives AGAIN.  Forget it.  I can still taste the last one.
  • Taste a courgette.  The olives put me off.

And some are on my To Do List:

  • Answer all comments received in one day with song lyrics.  Too much fun to let go.
  • Ensure Spud can cook before going off to university.  My timing was out: that’s next summer’s job.

Tune in tomorrow for the tasks I did manage to complete.

Remember the Scary Snail?  He celebrated the first anniversary.  

21 Responses to “101/1001 (Week 143) Or, The End (Part One) So, The Penultimate Episode, Really”

  1. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com December 20, 2013 at 09:08 #

    Cooked courgettes don’t taste at all – so why bother? Raw, cut into chunks, they are great in a salad, but choose small courgettes. The raw chunks are chunky but not has hard as raw carrot.


  2. laurieanichols December 20, 2013 at 10:46 #

    That is mighty impressive! Personally I love courgettes sliced into thin rounds sauted with a ton of onions and garlic and then add your favorite tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese. Yummy for the tummy. 🙂


  3. thehutts December 20, 2013 at 11:11 #

    I’ve got a great recipe for chocolate courgette cake which has got some none eaters of courgettes eating them! Next time we meet will have to be in courgette season. Sally


  4. viveka December 20, 2013 at 14:47 #

    Linda, you have done very well for yourself … I will eat your olives … don’t like the green once. Love you scary snail.


  5. mairedubhtx December 20, 2013 at 15:34 #

    I think you did a splendid job on your list. You should be very proud.


  6. Grannymar December 20, 2013 at 16:09 #

    You did well, way better than I did on my ‘To do’ list for 2013!


  7. Rorybore December 20, 2013 at 20:41 #

    I think you did very well. I just try to remember to take something out for dinner each day, and maybe answer a few emails. I’ll eat those olives for you though. I’ll have to Google courgette though.
    scary snail is scary! eventually. 🙂


  8. benzeknees December 20, 2013 at 22:35 #

    I think you did marvellously on your challenges. You did poetry readings which may be counted towards leaving poetry in different places (you left them in the hearts & minds of the attendees?)


  9. Elaine - I used to be indecisive December 20, 2013 at 23:46 #

    I think you did very well with your list – who cares about bike riding, and spring cleaning. 🙂


  10. xtrekkixtrekki December 21, 2013 at 02:05 #

    HOW did you do that snail??? Oh – and 1001 days was a truly impressive effort!!


    • sarsm December 21, 2013 at 13:07 #

      My daughter drew it for us for the first year anniversary and then my husband worked some computer magic. What a brilliant idea to reuse it Tilly – they will be chuffed!!!


  11. vastlycurious.com December 21, 2013 at 03:37 #

    Ahem! Still impressive indeed !


  12. katharinetrauger December 21, 2013 at 03:52 #

    Great job! Really great job!
    I hope this is not the end of the jokes?


  13. McGuffy Ann December 21, 2013 at 07:54 #

    I agree with RoryBore, totally. You are always amazing…so is she!


  14. sarsm December 21, 2013 at 13:11 #

    No real point in a spring clean is there? 😉


  15. colonialist December 21, 2013 at 16:56 #

    What a litany of failure! 🙂
    Now for the aria of successes.


  16. SchmidleysScribbling December 21, 2013 at 17:36 #

    Shock and awe here. You better not go away,,


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