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mission101_my third time around

For me, making a list is a very democratic way of dealing with tasks that need to be done because, once listed, each takes on an equal weight however long that task may take, from several house to a whole year, to complete.
For me, it's all the same

I learned this doing the Summer List with Lauren.
Every task started out as BLACK.
Once it was started or the next one up to be started, we changed its color to BLUE.
Once it  was completed, we changed its color to GRAY.
And if it was a fail, we changed it to RED.
What started becoming important was the changing of the colors, I wanted ALL the tasks, again-no matter how big or how small, to be GRAY and that was the goal we worked towards, but even more important really, was having the next task-to-do in BLUE. Scanning the list, seeing the blues gave us direction, we knew what our next task was and so, we did it, whether making an appointment, watching a movie or going somewhere, we just kept making BLACK things BLUE and BLUE things GRAY. Easy-peasy.

So to summarize:
List One, which lasted 1 year, helped me to organize our life, while
List Two, which lasted 9 months, helped me to routine-ize our life, while
The Summer List was just about Lauren and me, but so that ultimately with
List Three, I could be at a place where PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I can do my art, where I can have the time to do my freakin' art. I must, I will.
Meaning ultimately, it's all about #31 below.

That having been said, on with the show, which actually doesn't begin until October 1st

1_Volunteering/ Helping_2/ ??
          Roses with Katie_5/ 6_on going
          National Stamp Out Hunger Day_May2012_Donate 2 bags of food
          National River Cleanup Day_May 2012_3/ 3 hours

          Donate Blood_July 29_Gayle
          National Ocean Cleanup Day_Sept 2012

2_365 Photography Project_Complete Frist Year_Completed Oct_2011
3_365 Photography Project_2/ 2
          Second Year_Completed Oct_2011
          Post 3 best photographs per week_41/ 52
_on going
4_365 Photography Porject_Print out 2 sets of prints_Completed Nov_2011
5_Photography Album_Boston/ New York_3/ 3__ Completed Oct_2011
          Select 75 photos from each city
          Have a set printed
          Add to album
6_100_snapshots_First_Print out 2 sets of prints_2/ 2_Completed Dec_2011
          For Gayle_100
          For Lauren_50
7_100_snapshots_Produce my album_Completed Dec_2011

8_100_snapshots_2/ 2
          First List_ Completed Nov_2011      
         Second List_ Post weekly_50/ 50_Completed July 2012

9_Purchase DSLR_Received a Nikon Coolpix L120 for Christmas so_Complete Dec_2011
10_Coolpix_Read & apply manual
Completed May_2012

TV or DVDs_10/ 10
11_Art:21 PBS Series_Complete 1st Season_4/ 4_Completed Oct_2011
12_Art:21 PBS Series_Complete 2nd Season_4/ 4­_Completed Oct_2011
13_Art:21 PBS Series_Complete 3rd Season_4/ 4_Completed Oct_2011
14_Art:21 PBS Series_Complete 4th Season_4/ 4_Completed Oct_2011
15_Art:21 PBS Series_Complete 5th Season_4/ 4_Completed Oct_2011
16_Harry Potter (rewatch)_Marathon all 7 movies_8/ 8_Completed Jan_2012
17_Joseph Campbell_Mythos I_rewatch_Completed Oct_2011
18_Joseph Campbell_Mythos II_rewatch_Completed Oct_2011
19_Joseph Campbell_The Hero’s Journey_rewatcwed_Completed Oct_2011
20_Joseph Campbell_The Power of Myth_Completed Nov_2011
GREAT COURSES_4/ 4_(6 courses total)

21_Philosphy as a Guide to Living_24/ 24_Completed Jan_2012
22_Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft_rewatch_24/ 24_Completed Nov_2011
          Plus The Art of Reading_rewatch_24/ 24_Completed Oct_2011
23_Great Courses_Psychology of Human Behavior_rewatch_36/ 36_Completed Oct_2011 
        Understanding the Brain_rewatch_36/ 36_Completed February_2012
24_History of English Language_rewatch_36/ 36_Completed Nov_2011
25_Why Quilts Matter: History, Art, Politics_10/ 10_Completed Dec 2011

26_House _one month maintenance rotation_8/ 12_on going
           A-masterbedroom & hallway_B-den & entryway_C-diningroom & livingroom_D-kitchen
27_Yard_one month maintenance rotation_7/ 12_on going
          A-Courtyard_B-backyard_C-both side yards & 3 parking strips_D-Front yard
28_Menu_one month rotation_9/ 12_on going
29_Organizations_one per month donations_12 / 12_on going
30_Month-end maintenance_11/ 12_on going
          A-External back-up_B-shave_C-hot water_D-whites&shower curtain_E-bleach-drains_F- bleach-sinks
31_Creative Arts_one month per activity rotation_5 / 12_on going

BOOKS_18/ 18 (32/ 32 books total)
HARRY POTTER_3/ 3  (7 books total)_Reread
32_Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone_Completed Oct_2011
          Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets_Completed Oct_2011
          Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban_Completed Oct_2011
33_Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire_Completed Nov_2011
          Harry Potter & the Oder of the Phoenix_Completed Nov_2011
34_Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince_Completed Dec_2011
          Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows_Completed Jan_2012
35_Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress_Completed Oct_2011
          Beggars & Choosers_Completed Nov_2011
          Beggars Ride_Completed Nov 2011
36_The Story of English by Robert McCrum, Robert MacNeil, & William Cran_Completed Nov_2011

37_Celtic Myth by Steve Eddy & Claire Hamilton
38_The Inferno by Danta Aligheri_Translated by Lawrence Grant White Completed June_2012
39_Purgatorio by Danta Aligheri_Translated by Lawrence Grant White Completed July_2012

40_The Secret Teachings of Jesus_Four Gnostic Gospels
41_Teachings of the Buddha_Completed February_2012
42_The Sons of the Wind_The Sacred Stories of the Lakota_Edited by D M Dooling_Completed Oct_2011
43_Siddartha by Herman Hesse_Completed March_2012
          The Prophet by Kahil Gibran_Completed March_2012

44_Bookclub books_1/ 1 (7 books total)_on going

          Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker a  the Rise & Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful
Indian Tribe in American History_Completed October_2011
          To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf_Completed December_2011
          Little Bee by Chris Cleav_Completed January_2012
          Bossypants by Tina Fey_Completed February_2012
          Take Me With You: A Round-the-World Journey to Invite a Stranger Home by Brad Newsham

          This I Believe: Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women Edited by Jay Allison, Dan Gediman and Studs Terkle
          Aging With Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives
45_The Tremendous World I Have Inside My Head: Franz Kafka: A Biographical Essay by Louis Begley_Completed March_2012
46_Modernism: The Lure of Heresy: From Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond by Peter Gay_Completed Nov_2011
47_Art of the Postmodern Area by Irving Sandler_Completed May_2012
48_ The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks_Completed Jan_2012
49_The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sachs_Completed February_2012

50_Journal_Input all pages_140/ 140_Completed February_2012
51_Journal_Edit & format all pages_140/ 140_Completed February_2012
52_Journal_Create_Completed February_2012
53_Make stupid sock doll_Completed October_2011
54_Our Possessions book_take photographs Completed October_2011
55_Poetry Book_Print out all pages_110/ 110_Completed February_2012
56_365 Photography Project_Produce Lauren’s album_Completed January_2011
57_100_snapshots_Produce Lauren’s album_Completed Nov_2011

RELATING TO ART & WRITING_17/ 26_on going
Re-edit stories_17/ 17
58_Even Those Rules Given Down by the Gods_Completed March 2012
59_Across the Room_Completed Jan_2012
60_Golden Watchman_Completed March 2012
61_Some Enchanted Evening_Completed April_2012
62_Taking Care of Justin_Completed Jan_2012
63_Roads Traveled_Completed Jan_2012
64_The Window of my Mind_Completed Jan_2012
65_Just a Singer in a Local Punk Bank_Completed Jan_2012
66_Rememberance in Silken Blue_Completed Jan_2012
67_Their Gift of Always_Completed Jan_2012
68_ When Your Past Catches Up to His Future_Completed Jan_2012
69_The Shadow of His Past_Completed Jan_2012
A Time from Now_5/ 5
70_ Chapters 1 through 20_Completed March_2012

71_Chapters 21 through 40_Completed March_2012
72_Chapters 41 through 60_Completed March_2012
73_Chapters 61 through 80_Completed March_2012
74_Chapters 81 through 100_Completed March_2012

75_ Piece 1_Nature_tree from Salinas_Complete February_2012
76_ Piece 2_Music idea_Abstract_Completed April_2012

77_ Piece 3_Horse in Landscape_Completed September_2012
78_ Piece 4_Trees
79_ Piece 5
80_Piece 6
81_Piece 7
82_Piece 8
83_Piece 9

84_Christmas cards_sort, discard or add to box_Completed Dec_2011
85_Card box_Purchase large one_Completed Nov_2011
86_Magazines_go through for collage material_Completed_Oct_2011
Protopage_3/ 3
87_Protopage_Organize Page 1 bookmarks_Completed Oct_2011
88_Protopage_Organize Page 2 bookmarks_Completed Oct_2011
89_Protopage_Organize Page 3 bookmarks_eliminated_Completed Oct_2011
90_Online billing_designated credit card_Completed Oct_2011
          Applied October 20, 2011_Approved
          Got checking account_December  2011
91_Online billing_switch billing_20/ 20_Complete March_2012

92_Create quick & dirty daily tasks list_236/ 365_on going
93_Create and maintain Lauren & my mission101 lists_4/ 4_on going
          Create Freshman list_Completed Oct_2011
          Create Sophomore list_Completed August_2012
          Creat Summer List_Completed September_2012

          Create December list_Completed Jan_2012
94_Create an Art Mission Statement detailing the Why and the How_Completed_Dec_2011
          Why do I need to create?
          How do I go about doing that?
95_Reorganize YouTube vids_2/ 2_Completed _Nov_2011
          Within YouTube
          To include Protopage bookmarks
96_reorganize Livejournal memories_4/ 4_Completed Nov2011
          To include getting rid of no longer necessary or broken links
          To include adding all my story links
          To include redo and specification of tags
          To include linking my stories to Master Post

MISC_1/ 5
97_Weight Lose_Findx 2 OnDemend exercise programs_0/ 2 Failed August_2012
98_FreeRice_100,000 grains donated_ending goal_208,000_Completed April_2012
99_Charitii crossword_Play for The Nature Conservancy_23,000/ 50,000 square inches of rainforest
100_Charity Site_Click on 5 times per week_275/ 275 Completed June_2012
101_Mission101_develop 2012-2013 list Completed July_2012


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