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I completed 94 of 101 tasks leaving 7 as BIG FAT failures. Ah well.
          Six of those failures comprise one catagory of tasks, Lauren's little book, and have been uncerimoniously moved to my next mission101, which I will post about tomorrow. Oh JOY!!

If someone were to ask, I'd have to say that my biggest accomplishment this past year has been in organizing our big huge collection of photographs, ours plus my parents and my grandparents which I inherited several years ago. The tasks involved seemed overwhelming, but step by step, finally have been done.

I took what had been 20 or so smallish albums, of dubious quality, created by my mom and turned them into 3 largish albums, of archival quality. This was not easy. I got rid of close to 1,500 photographs, both duplicates, whenever the parents went on a trip, I recieved a set of their photos, and ones the parents had put into albums that had since completely discolored their images. So sad, but necessary.

My goal is to make our possessions as easy as possible for Lauren to keep when she inherites them, someday in the far far future, and accomplishing this part of that goal goes along way to helping her do just that. I showed her my handiwork and she was well pleased. YAY!!



1 and 2_BOOKClub
The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler
Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane
Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss

The Hotel on Place Vendome by Tilar Mazzeo
Casual Vacancy by JK Rawlings
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality by Jacob Tomsky
BOOKS
3_ Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin
4_Steering the Craft: Exercises & Discussions on Story Writing for the Long Navigator or the Mutinous Crew by Ursula K. Le Guin
5_American Gods by Neil Gaiman
6_The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K LeGuin
7_ Atheist Universe by David Mills
8_Cosmos by Carl Sagan
9_Neil Simon Rewrites: A Memoir

10_Crazy Wisdom by Wes Nisker
11_Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
12_Tina Modotti: Photographer and Revolutionary by Margaret Hooks

MOVIES
13_Anne Hall
HIGH NOON
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
14_The African Queen_Completed October
DOUBLE INDEMNITY
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
GRAPES OF WRATH
15_West Side Story
REAR WINDOW
THE WIZARD OF OZ
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES

16_Some Like It Hot
ALL ABOUT EVE

MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
SCHINDLER'S LIST

17_Taxi Driver
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
DR. STRANGELOVE
MIDNIGHT COWBOY
18_A Clockwork Orange
BONNIE AND CLYDE
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
STAGECOACH

GREAT COURSES
19_Building Great Sentences
20_Writing Creative Nonfiction
21_The Skeptic’s Guide to Great Books

22_How to Make Food Taste Great
NETFLIX
23 & 24_Connections I, II, III

DRAWINGS_6/ 6
SHORT STORY
31 & 38_Every Second Wednesday

39_Basic narrative outline
40_Develop protagonist(s)
41_Develop antagonist(s)
42_Develop, re: Guide to, five truths

EUROPEAN Project
43_Research having prints made from color negatives
44_Select 120 negatives
45_Have European prints made & put into binder
46_Create covers for Europe Photography & Postcard binders
SHORT STORIES
47_Reread & Post to Livejournal mission04’s stories one through four
48_Reread & Post to Livejournal mission04’s stories five through eight
49_Reread & Print QAF stories one through five plus Glam story
50_Reread & Print QAF stories six through eleven
51 to 52_Luminosity_5 days per week_225 out of a possible 260
Project_HOUSE DOCUMENTATION
53_Sort through all existing albums for photos

54_Create album
Lauren’s CHILDRENS BOOK Project_FAIL
55 to 56_front & back of title page
57 through 60_5 child’s drawings

Project_OUR PHOTOS
61 through 63_Sort floral box photos into existing albums
Project_WHITE BOX
64 to 65_Sort & Organize

THE MAKING of a STORY Project
66_On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
67_The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall
68_The Art of Character: Creating Memorable for Fiction, Film, and TV by David Corbett
69_Reread The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller! by Philip Athans
MISSION101 Summers Project
70_Print out and annotate graphically past 3 mission101 summers
Project_LAUREN’s JOURNAL
71_Type in found 2002 pages & format & add to journal
RODERICK & ASH FAMILY PHOTO ALBUMS Project

72_Remove photos from old albums
73_Remove duplicates
74_Organize chronologically
75_Divide into subgroups
76_Determine number of & purchase new albums
77 & 79_Sort into albums
PAINTING _Master bedroom Project

80 through 83 _Four walls
LOCAL GALLERIES Project
84_Compile list of all local galleries
85_Vet list for possibilities

PHOTOGRAPHY Project
86_Annotate photo project #3’s photographs

87_APPOINTMENTS
88_DONATE BLOOD_1/2_Partial Fail
89_DONATIONS_UPDATE @ end
Organizations_1 per month donations_12 out of a possible 12
FreeRice_100,000 grains_Completed July_2014
GreaterGood_248 clicks out of a possible 260
Care2_248 clicks out of a possible 260

90 through 92_WEEKLY TASKS
Weekly Task List_1 per week_50/ 52
House _5 tasks per week_44/ 52
Yard_5 tasks per week_64/ 52
Menu_1 per week_42/ 52

93_100_snapshots_3rd_1 post 3 per week_17/ 17
MONTHLY TASKS
94_Post Monthly Photographs_12/ 12
95_Month-end maintenance_11/ 12
96_Send Lauren one surprise per month_7/ 7
97_EVENTS_FATHOM Events_DVDs
EVENTS
MOVIE_Catching Fire_NOVEMBER_2013
PLAY_It’s A Wonderful Life_December 1_2013 @ 1pm_Mainstage UCSC
PLAY_The Snow Queen_December 19_2013 @ 11am_San Jose Rep
MOVIE _The Desolation of Smaug_DECEMBER 13_2013
TV_Downtown Abby_JANUARY 2014
TV_Sherlock_JANUARY_2014
TV_Mad Men_APRIL_2014
TV_Games of Thrones_MAY_2014
98_SUMMER List_Create&Complete
99_Starting January 1_2014_Write 5 days/week_34/ 45 weeks
100_Starting January 1_2014_Draw 5 days/week_34/ 45 weeks

101_Create mission101_2014-2015

All done :)

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
casey270
Sep. 29th, 2014 07:13 pm (UTC)
wow! that's a very ambitious list. you should be proud of yourself
gaeln
Sep. 29th, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I kind of am proud actually :) Since I'm a list-maker mission101 works perfectly for me, keeping me on tracking, satisfying my need to see things get done and marked off. Works really well.
film102
Sep. 30th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
Oh, My!
I salute you. Wish You'd taken pictures, before and after, of your accomplishements, and during. What an extraordinary thing you have done, my dear. BRAVO!!!!

Oh, how I wish you'd taken photos of each step, each morsel of and mountain of labor as you broke it down and step by step, bit by bit, your camera would have told the story of a mother's labors for her child, a gift of love, of heritage, of family, that will live forever as long as anyone is alive who appreciates the care and cherishing that went into each precious document and photo.

Kudos, my friend. I envy and covet such a daughter as you have who would want such an heirloom.

Love,

Lyn
gaeln
Oct. 1st, 2014 01:03 am (UTC)
Re: Oh, My!
Thank you so very much!! I appreciate your kind and encouraging words.

I did in fact take some photos, but they were spread throughout the year, mostly in my monthly photo post, but your right. I should have gathered them all together in one post. Oh well. I'll try and do better this coming year :)

And yes, I do have a special child who understands what I'm trying to do and also encourages me.
fansee
Sep. 30th, 2014 02:10 am (UTC)
Mission 101
Seven failures out of 101! Horrors! (Not.)

Your plan to make Lauren's life easier when it falls to her to sort through your belongings is not only admirable bur one I am planning to work on for my inheritors. John has made that easy for me: he told me he will be tossing my many many photo albums, mostly stuffed with pictures from trips I have taken. I am going to go through them all, pull out the pages with pictures of family and friends and consolidate those into...however many albums that takes. John was quite grateful when I told him about my plan, so I am motivated!

I haven't decided what to do with the old albums when I'm done, but it will come to me, I know. FanSee
gaeln
Oct. 1st, 2014 12:57 am (UTC)
Re: Mission 101
'Seven failures out of 101! Horrors! (Not.)'
Thank you for understanding :)

Yours sounds like a good plan. Having all the photos in three largish albums is much more convenient. Since I completely stripped the old albums, mine went into the garbage, nasty plastic sleeves and sticky-backed pages and all. I'm sure my mom would understand :)
spike7451
Oct. 1st, 2014 01:57 pm (UTC)
That is one very impressive list... congratulations!!
gaeln
Oct. 2nd, 2014 04:10 am (UTC)
Thank you!! It does seem impressive when it's all written down nice and organized. On to the next one!!
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