Tuesday, March 12, 2013

101 in 1,001 update: February 2013

February 2013 will forever be known at Miles and Laurel as a quiet month on the 101 in 1,001 list!

Last month's update
The whole list

The goals I set last month:
  • work on a financial literacy project
  • start another classic book or try an autobiography
  • start the My Day in Six Words journal
No, yes, no. I had my eye on a few Community Ed finance classes, but I chose the calligraphy class instead. I skipped the Six Words journal entirely. But I did start #93 Read five autobiographies, with Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. I also got a good recommendation for another memoir and got in the library's reservation line for Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. And yes, my original goal used the word "autobiography," but I am not making distinctions between autobiographies and memoirs. That's a subject for a whole other post, I suppose. I think for my next 101 list I will include a biography-reading goal. Also, I have typed "autobiography" or "biography" so many times in the last several sentences that the words look very strange now.

Continuing projects:
Now that I'm 15 months into the overall project, there are a lot of ongoing goals in progress now. One of my favorites is #82 Cook one new recipe per month. Every month! It has been a great reason to keep my eye out for new ideas. I like trying new recipes, and I like keeping a list of all the new ones I've tried. February was the spicy sausage pasta.

This month:
  • I'm hoping March is the last month for the Winter 2012 snowman effort (#13).
  • I will scout out a location for and start #73 Take a photo of the same place every month for a year.
  • I will begin #100 Read 30 minutes per day for two weeks. I have not been carving out as much time to read lately and would like to be more intentional about that this month
  • And I will re-try the Six Words journal (#99).
Any recipe recommendations for March, Reader? What are you reading? Any ideas for what local spot I should photograph monthly for a year?


  1. This: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/red-lentil-soup-with-lemon-recipe.html

    Also, I like your same picture goal! That's cool!

  2. I made this tonight and would totally do it again . . . except use chicken broth and way less apple cider vinegar. It was a bit tangy! But it was really quick and easy. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/sausage-and-quinoa-one-pot-supper

  3. Speaking of memoirs, have you read "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls? I'd recommend it.