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post #101 of 401
Have you gotten to 100 yet, MomtoS?
post #102 of 401
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Poetry, if it works out I can send you a ton of tutorials for kids stuff. I rarely buy patterns because you can find so much online (and Im cheap).
That would be awesome. I am so excited at the mere thought of sewing my own clothes. ... I'm so sorry that your family has not been feeling well.

The first 15 minutes are being devoted to some phone calls I absolutely must make, involving medical records being transferred from my old PCP to my new one and my old midwives at the hospital to my new birthing center midwife. And I might make a doctor's appointment for hubby while I'm at it.
post #103 of 401
I only got to 83....
post #104 of 401
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I actually spent HOURS on the phone making a number of administrative calls that I've been putting off FOREVER. So I wasn't as productive today (in a way that I can look around myself and see), but I cleared away a lot of mental clutter.

I also made the bed and tossed a load of laundry in the wash.
post #105 of 401
I didn't get the garlic in today and won't. And I need to work on my list for tomorrow. The kichen definitely needs more love...
post #106 of 401
Thanks Jennifer. Im honestly glad it wasn't worse. Food poisioning is (unfortunately) not that uncommon over here.

Todays first 15 minutes is making a to do list for today until Sunday. Then Im going to do break it up by day. I still need to make breakfest (its 7am) but DD1 is in an unusually helpful mood so I might use that to my advantage and get her to clean her playroom while I make breakfest.
post #107 of 401
Poetry, I say making phone calls is very productive. I dislike the telephone so I always put off making phone calls. Id rather strip the house and scrub from top to bottom rather than call someone. Of course, Im not a people person. I could go weeks without encountering people outside my family and wouldn't mind.
post #108 of 401
Ok I just finished making the list almost 3 hours later. My girls want me to play right now so I'm not getting much done. I did manage to do the dishes and put a load of laundry in. My 2 year old went through the house and put all the laundry laying around in baskets (gosh I love this kid) so I don't have to do that.
Now I'm going to separate it by day and go put away the dishes. Ill come back and post my to do list for today when I get that done. Umm, I just heard something collapse in the other room so it might be a while.
post #109 of 401
Progress! Finished all the cleaning I needed to do to day except for laundry and mopping. I have a REALLY slow dryer so laundry will take a while and Im going to ask DH to mop when he gets home. Now I need to finish:

-5 reusable shopping bags (I found a bag where they had pictures of bags made out of old shirts, Im going to try to duplicate what they did)
-Hem the dress DD didn't get stained. Hem the other when it finishes hang drying
-Finish the collar of the other dress and sew on the zipper. Hem that dress.- I was looking at the collar and realized I needed bias tape to finish it so I have to wait until I can get to the fabric store and buy some.
- Iron A TON. I need to iron all the fabric I have. Finished all I could, the rest needed to be rewashed since DD1 decided they would make great blankets to roll her dolls in and get the fabric dirty.
- Cut out everything Im trying to make before I leave. Since the fabric is dirty Im going to have to wait to cut most of it out until tomorrow when the fabric is all clean
- Make 3 passport covers.- Just realized that the passports are in the car so I won't be making these until later
-Plan 5 FHEs for the trip
- Research museums around the area we are visiting.
- DH just reminded me we have an appointment tonight. - didn't make it
-Start up a blog- Didn't get to it
Thats it for today.
post #110 of 401
Oki, I hope we can peek at your blog.

So today:

1. Make yogurt. DONE
2. Plant garlic.
3. Dishes. DONE
4. Wash bedroom window and AC.
5. Cut down the hollyhocks. DONE (more rain work!)
6. Vacuum clean stuffed animal holder and wash the next one. DONE
7. Wash a load of stuffed toys from downstairs. DONE
8. Laundry. Pending...
9. Order more cat food. DONE
post #111 of 401
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Poetry, I say making phone calls is very productive. I dislike the telephone so I always put off making phone calls. Id rather strip the house and scrub from top to bottom rather than call someone. Of course, Im not a people person. I could go weeks without encountering people outside my family and wouldn't mind.
Yeah, I dread making these types of phone calls. But I feel so much better after having gotten them out of the way.

So far I have emailed one person on my correspondence list. The email was pretty lengthy. I think I'm going to try for one a day.

Next 15 minutes:
Make bed.
Wash dishes.
post #112 of 401
Sorry ladies. I'll be joining you, I swear but it might be a little while. DS1 was just released yesterday after being admitted Friday for an appendectomy and the 2 LOs are sick.
needless to say, my house is even more trashed than usual.
post #113 of 401
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Sorry ladies. I'll be joining you, I swear but it might be a little while. DS1 was just released yesterday after being admitted Friday for an appendectomy and the 2 LOs are sick.
needless to say, my house is even more trashed than usual.
I hope your family feels much better soon.

I also wiped down the wall above the sink and the top of the stove. Plus, I folded and put away a load of laundry.

Now I am going to ready myself to run an errand. :-)
post #114 of 401
Jacqueline, I hope your family heals quickly and that you get plenty of rest.
post #115 of 401
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I'm back from my walk to the hospital. I'm a little winded. It's amazing what pregnancy does to a person physically. LOL.

I'm going to sit back and clip/file Sunday's coupons.
post #116 of 401
Jacqueline- Im sorry your family is having a rough time, I hope you all feel better soon. Relax and rest, don't overdo yourself.

So far today Ive: did two loads laundry, cleaned the playroom, cleaned the tv room and organized the linen closet. I still need to clean the bedroom and sweep/mop the playroom, tv room, hall and bedroom. But right now Im going to go make breakfest then clean up after and fold laundry.
post #117 of 401
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I've finished with the coupons for this week and also made supper/washed the supper dishes and washed a load of laundry that is currently in the dryer. Now i'm doing some "homework" and getting ready for bed. :yawning
post #118 of 401
Done with all the cleaning Im doing today. Im tired and want to spend the rest of the day doing something I find relaxing. Im going to pop in a movie and sew. I need to work on a bag to carry the carseat in as well as the stuff I was suppose to do (and didn't) yesterday.
To Dos:
- Apron for DD1
- Dress for DD2
- Car seat bag
- doll and dress for DD2s birthday (never did it like I was planning)
post #119 of 401
Our power has been out since early this morning and just came on now. So I'm not going to begetting anything done today except for:

1. Wash the bedroom window and AC.
2. Vacuum Webkinz holder and put away animals.
3. Dishes.
4. Laundry
5. Swim lessons at 5:40.
6. Vacuum bedroom.
post #120 of 401
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Our power has been out since early this morning and just came on now. So I'm not going to begetting anything done today except for:

1. Wash the bedroom window and AC.
2. Vacuum Webkinz holder and put away animals.
3. Dishes.
4. Laundry
5. Swim lessons at 5:40.
6. Vacuum bedroom.
you're doing better than me.. i'm going to consider today a success if i manage to finish the load of laundry i got in, do the dishes and make supper (leftovers).

eta: and thanks for the support and encouragement.
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