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Motivation Thread: Week of February 22, 2009

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
It's the last week of February: the shortest month of the year. : What the heck happened to the rest of the month!?! Let's finish the month strong with our lists all done.

Come on in! Post your lists of things to do, and we will cheer along with you. As you finish, crossing things off or changing the color gives a great feeling of satisfaction. We will also commiserate when the fam isn't helping with the work. Some days we get everything done, other days not as much. But - it all counts. We are busy, strong, beautiful women. We can do whatever we set our minds to - it just might take us longer than a day.

You can post a list for the whole week or do daily lists so it doesn't seem so overwhelming. : : Welcome to 2009! Plan the work and work the plan so that you can enjoy time with your family.

to the Motivation Thread!
post #2 of 27
Thread Starter 
Sunday's list:
1. grade preAlg exams
2. record grades
3. do laundry
4. make beds
5. drink water
6. breathe
7. maintain positive interactions with family

8. take a nap
9. clean bathrooms

I'm sure I will be adding as the day progresses...

done
in progress
getting to
currently ignoring
it will get done sometime, maybe not today
post #3 of 27
Things are a bit wonky today because we are heading into renos the next 3 days.
  1. drink coffee
  2. tidy kitchen
  3. tidy living room
  4. vaccum living room
  5. eat 3 meals today
  6. keep interactions with ds1 positive
  7. rip up kitchen flooring
  8. put music on cell phone
  9. take dog for a walk
  10. put away one load laundry
  11. start clearing stuff out of kitchen
  12. get stuff together to spend whole day tomorrow away from home
  13. get some me time
  14. phone dad
  15. phone best friend
  16. tidy desk
  17. put diapers away
  18. clean bathroom
  19. figure out dinner
  20. cook dinner
  21. bake cookies with ds1
post #4 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Autumn Breeze View Post
No doubt I have a ton of stuff to do today. We've all been sick and it's taken a toll on the house.

Yesterday I did :

  1. started the laundry
  2. ran the dishwasher
  3. tidy up the kitchen
  4. clean counter tops
  5. sweep floor
  6. wash inside of sliding glass door
This weekend I need to
  1. make a grocery list and menu
  2. sweep and mop floor
  3. empty dishwasher
  4. more laundry
  5. litter boxes
  6. bathrooms
  7. dd's bedroom
  8. vacuum carpets
  9. dust blinds, fans and intake vents
  10. find a new car for us.

Ok I cheated
post #5 of 27
Sunday:
1. Take pictures of clothes to sell/trade
2. List said clothes on Ebay/here
3. DISHES!
4. Figure out something to make for dinner
5. Vacuum
6. At LEAST 2 loads of laundry
7. dd1's bedroom, clean and vacuum
8. Sweep floors
9. Feed chickens, ducks, dog, and cat
post #6 of 27
I got most of my list done this weekend!! :

So I need to -

  1. wake dh so he can call his doctors office and reschedual (before noon)
  2. laundry - fold and put away
  3. run-empty-load dishwasher
  4. kids bathroom
  5. find a car
  6. make dh some chocolate chip muffins
  7. bake a loaf of no-knead bread?
Not bad, of course that's only todays small list.
post #7 of 27
I am not going to write a list today. We are getting new flooring in our kitchen so we will be out of the house all day. We are going to hang out with my best friend, see my dad, take ds1 to skating and then go out for dinner.
post #8 of 27
Heres Mine:

1. Wash Dishes
2. Do Humongous Pile of Laundry
3. Organize the many piles of paper in my apartment

4. Clean Bedroom
5. Clean Living Room
post #9 of 27
My list for Wednesday is going to be INSANE!
post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 
Today:
1. grading - can't put it off anymore
2. laundry - need clean jeans
3. make dinner
4. job search stuff

I'm not volunteering at the kids school today - just too tired. Not doing much for cleaning or decluttering. Need to get my mental house in order.
post #11 of 27
Today:

1. Wash Dishes
2. Donate old stuff to Goodwill
3. Organize/Throw away all old papers in living room
4. Finish Cleaning Bedroom
5. Go to Pilates Class

6. Go to Bank & Deposit Checks
7. Go Grocery Shopping

#1 and #3 will have to be done tomorrow...#3 has been on my list since last week!
post #12 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Autumn Breeze View Post
I got most of my list done this weekend!! :

So I need to -

  1. wake dh so he can call his doctors office and reschedual (before noon)
  2. laundry - fold and put away
  3. run-empty-load dishwasher
  4. kids bathroom
  5. find a car get to go check it out tomorrow, keep your fingers crossed that it's a good one!!
  6. make dh some chocolate chip muffins
  7. bake a loaf of no-knead bread? - can't don't have the proper cookware :
Not bad, of course that's only todays small list.
Nice, I did awesome! And today I tidy'd the kitchen again and got the sink empty. And then I collected some clutter and have it in a laundry basket to put away. I need to wash the floor again. Oh I dusted a bit, and had the windows open for a while too, so hopefully it's a bit fresher in here

I'm anxious about tomorrow as dh is going to a car auction and I'm checking out another car. We are in bad shape with cars, and are finally desperate. I just don't want this to not work out.
post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Autumn Breeze View Post
Nice, I did awesome! And today I tidy'd the kitchen again and got the sink empty. And then I collected some clutter and have it in a laundry basket to put away. I need to wash the floor again. Oh I dusted a bit, and had the windows open for a while too, so hopefully it's a bit fresher in here

I'm anxious about tomorrow as dh is going to a car auction and I'm checking out another car. We are in bad shape with cars, and are finally desperate. I just don't want this to not work out.
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post #14 of 27
Yeah it looks better in here. Dh has one thing to take down and put away, and well. we still have a dirty fish tank on the table, but we don't really have anywhere good to put it. We either need to buy another table JUST for the tank or put it away in the crawl space until we can pull it out. I'm voting for the crawl space. But we'll see. It has forced me to keep other clutter off the table as much as possible. So in a way it's good, and in a way I actually WANT the thing there with fish in it and everything.
post #15 of 27
For today:

1. Wash Dishes
2. Clean up living room/piles of paper
3. Go to ash Wednesday service?
post #16 of 27
Thursday
  1. drink coffee
  2. tidy kitchen
  3. tidy living room
  4. dishes
  5. take ds1 to preschool
  6. do one load laundry
  7. put away 2 loads
  8. figure out supper
  9. dust living room
  10. vaccum living room
  11. put everything back in bathroom
  12. organize bootroom
  13. deep clean counters
  14. tidy desk
  15. online banking
  16. vaccum bedrooms
  17. cook supper
  18. pick up ds1
  19. clean bathroom
  20. deep clean sinks
  21. phone best friend
  22. put garbage out
  23. clean ds1's room
  24. wash ds1's bedding
  25. tidy microwave stand
  26. clean microwave
  27. make doc appointment
  28. seal grouting in the bathroom
  29. go to cooking class tonight
post #17 of 27
Thread Starter 
I'm sick, so the only thing on my list is get healthy.
post #18 of 27
I had to miss class today so i'm taking advantage of my day "off".

1. Office cleaned - bills organized/shredded
2. Vacuum
3. Fold laundry and put away
4. Kids rooms cleaned
5. Kitchen- counters and floors, load and unload dishwasher
6. Living room - dust
7. Bathrooms- top to bottom
8. Do math hw
9. Get bio notes from today's class
10. Go to mall- have ring cleaned
11. Eat dinner at mall - chik fil a :
12. take recycling to center
post #19 of 27
1. Wash clothing
2. Get piles of folded clothing out of my "formal" living room
3. Swap old refrigerator for new one.
4. list many diapers on DS or just give them away.
5. make bed as soon as I can ge DH out of it.
6. Wash bathrooms down.
7. remove kids trash from computer desk.
8. drink more tea.
9. check mail to see if there is more fluff I do not need
10. go to PO
11. Lots more I will try to ignore.
post #20 of 27
So its 3:00 now, and i have managed to not do one single thing on my list. I've had a terrible stomach ache for days now like i'm just on the verge of getting the flu or something and i'm just feeling like crapola.
I think i'm with Dimitrizmom today and am just going to try and get healthy. I do have to go to the mall later still but that is ok.

I'm postponing my list to tomorrow.
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