Sunday, June 29, 2008

The little things...

About six months ago I went about creating my '101 in 1001' list. Simply, it's a list of 101 things I'd like to accomplish, be them big or small, in the the subsequent 1001 days. I ran across the concept a while back and thought it was a great idea. So far I've been able to cross off quite a few, such as:

#45 - sell my old car
#49 - write a letter to a friend
#67 - visit my big sister
#86 - watch the Indiana Jones movies (can you believe I'd never seen them???)

But, believe it or not, #1 on my list is to start a potted herb garden.

I love to cook. And any good cook will tell you that fresh herbs are better than dried. However, in the absurdity department, the supermarket prices of fresh herbs are rivaled only by that of petroleum and those silly coffee beans eaten and pooped by lemurs. So, somehow, it was the first thing that came to mind when creating my list. Now I can cross it off:



Rosemary - I went for a cool, creeping variety. I can taste the lamb chops already:


Basil - tomato/basil pizza sounds like a winner:


Mint - Can anyone say Mojito?


I look forward to adding a few more herbs soon like dill, cilantro, thyme, and chives. And I'm sure I'll get a kick out of using them. Without my '101 in 1001' I wonder if I'd ever have gotten around to it. Who knows?

1 comment:

Tyler said...

You should check out 43things. It's the same idea with a community of people all talking about the goals they've set/completed.

It also makes them easy to track and can send you reminders from time to time for various goals.

http://www.43things.com

Thanks for the post. I'm going to pick mine up and run with it. I just needed a little inspiration.