2nd Update after 200 Days: 101 Things in 1001 Days

200 days are done and I must admit that following the goals is not in my focus very much these days. I am mostly busy with getting through the days with my stupid broken wrist. Nevertheless I am happy that I managed a few more things from my list during the last three months – like ordering business cards for my blog for the first time ever.

Begins: 15 August 2020
Ends: 12 May 2023
Done: 10/101

  1. Go vegetarian for a month
  2. Have one vegan day per week (0/100)
  3. Make ten different ice creams (0/10)
  4. Learn how to make my granny’s apple strudel
  5. Go without alcohol for three times one month (1/3): August/September 2020
  6. Learn how to use our instant pot √
  7. Learn how to use the air fryer lid for our instant pot √
  8. Make 20 different cakes/pastries (13/20): Arabian sponge cake, Caramelized Walnut Pear Tart, covered apple cake, browned butter blondies, plum olive oil cake, chocolate chip biscuits, chocolate coffee mayo cake, butter cake, spritz cookies, peppermint sheet cake with white chocolate frosting, cinnamon buns, Chocolate Caramel Sourdough Muffins, sourdough berry cake
  9. Make 5 African dishes (0/5)
  10. Make pasta myself
  11. Make 20 different zucchini dishes (2/20): zucchini soup with fried apricots, beetroot zucchini quiche
  12. Find a recipe and make kürt böre‎ǧi
  13. Make lemon curd
  14. Make kaymak
  15. Make tavuk göğsü
  16. Host a murder mystery dinner
  17. Host a German “Kaffee und Kuchen” (coffee and cake in the afternoon) for Rich’s family
  18. Host a German dinner
  19. Host a Turkish brunch
  20. Host a Turkish dinner
  21. Try 3 recipes from Rich’s family (0/3)
  22. Learn to make saag paneer from Rich
  23. Continue to read at least 52 books per year: ca. 114 books in 2020
  24. Reread the Harry Potter series √: August/September 2020
  25. Reread the Lord of the Rings books: started in September 2020
  26. Send and receive 50 post cards via Postcrossing (7/50)
  27. Send 50 handwritten notes and letters (23/50)
  28. Do some embroidery
  29. Knit a blanket
  30. Organize my closet at least once a year (0/3)
  31. Replace my battered leather jacket
  32. Either go to the gym at least once per week or cancel my membership : cancelled on 8 Sep. 2020
  33. Lose 5 kg or give away my too tight clothes
  34. Use my AMC movie subscription when cinemas open again
  35. Test out all my old film cameras
  36. Review at least 20 books on NetGallery and Booksprout (4/20): How to Declutter Your Mind: Secrets to Stop Overthinking, Relieve Anxiety, and Achieve Calmness and Inner Peace; Concentration: Maintain Laser Sharp Focus and Attention for Stretches of 5 Hours or More; Mediterranean Every Day: Simple, Inspired Recipes for Feel-Good Food; Dropping Like Pies
  37. Create my own business cards for my blog √: ordered on 17 Feb. 2021
  38. Publish 300 blog posts (70/300)
  39. Publish 80 new recipes (8/80)
  40. Get 10 new collaborations (2/10): Oxyfresh (Sep./Oct. 2020), Kollectin (Oct. 2020)
  41. Update my “About me” page
  42. Create a media kit
  43. Collaborate with another blogger
  44. Attend 10 blogger meetings (0/10)
  45. Host a blog or Instagram giveaway
  46. Learn how to do Instagram Reels √
  47. Grow my Instagram to at least 2000 followers
  48. Update my Linkedin profile at least once a year (0/3)
  49. Update my CV once a year (0/3)
  50. Organize all the teaching material on my computer by subject, grade and topic (instead of by school year)
  51. Attend 3 professional developments that do not take place in my school (2/3): Leisen series of online workshops, Digitaler DaF-Unterricht – Beispiele, Konsequenzen, Perspektiven on 12 Sep. 2020
  52. File my taxes on time (0/2)
  53. File all loose and important papers lying around in folders
  54. Either apply for a Green Card or leave the U.S.: our lawyer is about to submit the application
  55. Take at least one walk through the City every week that I am here
  56. Go to Coney Island
  57. Take Rich to Balthazar (French Restaurant in NYC)
  58. Go to a Yankees game
  59. Go to Governor’s Island
  60. Have a picnic with friends in Central Park
  61. Try 10 new restaurants in New York City (3/10): Loulou’s, Franchia Vegan Café, Murray Hill Diner *since there aren’t any new restaurants opening right now, I have changed this point to restaurants new to me
  62. Eat at German restaurant Heidelberg on the Upper East Side √ – in December 2020
  63. Take Rich to the Hamptons
  64. Go on our honeymoon (albeit a little later)
  65. Travel to three new U.S. states (0/3)
  66. Travel on the train from the East to the West Coast (or the other way round)
  67. Visit my friend in North Carolina
  68. Go to the Outer Banks
  69. Visit Harry Potter World
  70. Travel to a new country
  71. Visit my family in Germany at least twice (0/2)
  72. Travel to Turkey
  73. Go camping
  74. Go on a road trip
  75. Take 3 weekend getaways (1/3): Labor Day weekend 2020 in Peekskill
  76. Meet Rich’s brother’s dog Christoph
  77. Spend at least one week in the family homestead in Maine every year (1/3): October 2020
  78. Stay overnight in the lake house in Maine
  79. Swim to the island in the lake and back
  80. Plant a quince tree in Maine
  81. Renovate our room in the homestead
  82. Redecorate our room there
  83. Start a German bookshelf in the homestead √: in October 2020
  84. Organize all my earrings
  85. Empty at least one eyeshadow palette
  86. Use up at least one lipstick
  87. Empty at least one blush
  88. Use up all my beauty samples
  89. Use at least one facial mask per month (7/33)
  90. Use up a bottle of nail polish
  91. Stop biting the skin around my nails: still a long work in progress, a cast really helps …
  92. Upgrade our coffee maker
  93. Upgrade our towels
  94. Find a nice apartment when we have to move in summer 2021
  95. Hire movers
  96. Upgrade our dining furniture
  97. Upgrade our living room furniture
  98. Have a proper work space with a bigger desk at home
  99. Hire a cleaning person for deep cleaning every now and then: this was my Christmas gift 2020 – we have cleaning person once a month √
  100. Have at least one photo of Canavar printed and hang it up
  101. Adopt kittens: October 2020 √

Interim stages:
100: 22 November 2020 / 200: 2 March 2021 / 300: 10 June 2021 / 400: 18 September 2021 / 500: 27 December 2021 / 600: 6 April 2022 / 700: 15 July 2022 / 800: 23 October 2022 / 900: 31 January 2023 / 1000: 11 May 2023

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