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post #301 of 401
okay, i'm getting started very late since we had music lessons this morning. so, i will drink tea, and then i'm going to try to do all of these things:

done 1. pot up cuttings + plants

done 2. take out compost

done 3. wash dishes/clean kitchen...including storing soup.

done 4. wash colours

5. whole-house quick pick-up

then i'd like to spend some time doing some sewing with my girls, and get dinner ready. i think i'll make chili. done

(okay, i've done 3 things and now the girls need help...)

- okay, the whole-house pick-up can wait til our bedtime routine. otherwise, done!

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post #302 of 401
-dishes (these are worse than laundry here)DONE
-10 minute room rescue- kitchenDONE
-5 minute room rescue- living roomDONE
-5 minutes putting out entertainment stand hot spotDONE
-clean downstairs bath
-1 load of laundrypending
-5 minute room rescue- pantry/laundry room
-fold and put away towels
-wash 2 walls
-get haircutrescheduled again til next weds

see if we can do a bit better today, despite teething
post #303 of 401
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
Don't fall into that trap!! Even if I have to do it every day, it still goes on my list because I might do it for a few days if it's NOT on my list but then I get lazy about it.

Yeah, it is for DH too. He keeps inviting friends along.

And ITA w/ a name change!!
Yeah, you're right. It needs to stay on the list.

1 - kitchen clean-up DONE
2 - de-calcify (clean) coffee maker DONE
3 - take a walk Well, because of the Ft. Hood drama and DH being stuck there on lock-down yesterday, that walk is still PENDING
4 - organize Christmas crafts to be done (ornaments and stuff) IN PROGRESS
5 - make deviled eggs DONE
6 - sweep front porch DONE
7 - call WIC to find out when my appointment is Crap, I knew I forgot to do something!!!
8 - clean/polish tables in living room DONE

Today:

1 - Clean back bathroom
2 - help DS clean his bedroom
3 - Take the walk
4 - Clean kitchen floor
5 - diaper laundry IN PROGRESS
6 - regular laundry IN PROGRESS
7 - Call WIC
post #304 of 401
seeking, how *do* you de-calcify? pour some dilute vinegar in an boil? or? the water is so hard here, my vases all get lines of white on them, and i have a special steel thing that goes in my kettle to keep it from icing over like the north pole with mineral deposits.

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post #305 of 401
Thread Starter 
1) Take vitamin, make bed, swish and swipe bathroom, start a load of laundry.

2) Wash Dishes and clean counter.

3) 3 five minute room rescues.

4) Drink WATER.

5) Exercise.

6) Start Supper.

7) Confirm weekend plans.

8) Poetry?
post #306 of 401
been trapped on the sofa for the last 2 hours by teething baby
help
post #307 of 401
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Originally Posted by artparent View Post
seeking, how *do* you de-calcify? pour some dilute vinegar in an boil? or? the water is so hard here, my vases all get lines of white on them, and i have a special steel thing that goes in my kettle to keep it from icing over like the north pole with mineral deposits.
For my coffee maker, I put straight vinegar in the pot up to the 8-cup mark and then run it through the self-clean cycle. Then I have to brew water only all the way to the top twice and it's pretty clean after that.

For everything else, I do the diluted vinegar thing, I guess about 2 parts water, 1 part vinegar and then use that to clean vases, glasses, etc. In extreme cases, like shower heads and the kitchen sink-sprayer, I have to use CLR. I hate that stuff, but it works.
post #308 of 401
-dishes DONE
-5 minute room rescue- kitchenDONE
-5 minute room rescue- living roomDONE
-5 minutes putting out entertainment stand hot spotDONE
-clean downstairs bath
-5 minute room rescue- pantry/laundry room
-wash 2 walls
-fold 2 loads laundry
-fold and put away towels
-wash floors
-clean upstairs bathroom
-pot 2 plants
-meal plan and grocery listDONE
-groceriesDONE

not expecting it all to get done.. we were expecting to go to the city and weren't certain we weren't til about 10 minutes ago... this morning got wasted.
post #309 of 401
Oooh, me me me.
I need to get so much done this morning so I am going to use this thread to keep me going. I will do 15 minute sessions.

1) Vacuum & organize playroom
post #310 of 401
Barely made a dent in there. But I did my 15 minutes. Okay, now I am going to try doing laundry AND that room. First let me boil water for coffee...
post #311 of 401
AHhh....I got a lot done (vacuumed playroom and straightened up, did laundry and cleaned my kitchen) and am now sitting down to drink my coffee and make a list of what I still have to do.

1) wake up kiddos and bathe them - done
2) clean bathroom - done
3) vacuum kitchen & take out trash - done
4) sewing supplies out - done
5) sports equiptment outside - done
6) move cars into garage - done
7) throw away torn tarp - done

added

8) wash dishes - done
9) vacuum girls room - done

I need more than 15 minutes now. Wish me luck!
post #312 of 401
WHEW! I think I will take a break from my tasks and enjoy the morning. But these are what I need to do for later.

1) wash playroom windows
2) clean out car & vacuum and armor all
3) iron 5 shirts and 3 pants for dh done
4) make salad for week & dh's lunchesdone
5) put all laundry away
6) create another donation pile done
7) put donations into car (grocery bags and coolers, a's clothes too!)done
8) lessons planned for week and make notes from last weekdone
9) makes snacks for tomorrow and load them in car, toodone

eta: 10) gift for Dr. in cardone
11) receipt for frame in car done
post #313 of 401
My cat came back. Long story, look in Pets if you're interested.

These are apparently becoming the dailies:
-dishesDONE
-5 minute room rescue- kitchen
-5 minute room rescue- living room
-5 minutes putting out entertainment stand hot spot
-5 minute room rescue- pantry/laundry room
-refill cat dishDONE
-refill cat dish second time
-refill cat dish third time

I have company coing next weekend. This is what I'd like done before then:
-fold 2 loads laundry
-fold and put away towels
-clean downstairs bathDONE
-wash floors
-clean upstairs bathroom
-pot 2 plants
-wash 2 walls
-change and launder sheets
-vacuum downstairs
-rent and use Rug Doctor downstairs
-wash windows
-wash down siding
-make meatloaves
-make salmon cakes
-clean fridge
-clean downstairs fridgeDONE
-go to kitchen store for cutting board
Likely to add to that. Wish me luck.
post #314 of 401
These are apparently becoming the dailies:
-dishespending
-5 minute room rescue- kitchen
-5 minute room rescue- living roomDS1 did
-5 minutes putting out entertainment stand hot spotDONE
-5 minute room rescue- pantry/laundry room
-refill cat dishDONE
-refill cat dish second timeDONE
-refill cat dish third time

I have company coming next weekend. This is what I'd like done before then:
-fold 2 loads laundryDONE
-fold and put away towelsDONE
-wash floorspending
-clean upstairs bathroomDONE
-pot 2 plants
-wash 2 walls
-change and launder sheets
-vacuum downstairs
-rent and use Rug Doctor downstairs
-wash windows
-wash down siding
-make meatloaves
-make salmon cakes
-clean fridge
-go to kitchen store for cutting board
-cook lentilspending
-fix towel holders
-make double batch of chiliDONE
Likely to add to that. Wish me luck.
post #315 of 401
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Originally Posted by hotmamacita View Post
4) make salad for week & dh's lunches
I do this too. Only last night, we were out of all the salad stuff since DH had crapped out on helping me so I could go shopping. When the kids were finally asleep I asked if he wanted me to go and at least get salad stuff and he said no. Later, at 9:45pm, he changed his mind and sent me to store in the rain. With a list. A LONG list. It was almost 11 when I got home and then he wanted me to wash his lunch dishes too and got upset when I wouldn't. I already had to do all the dang salad.

Okay, rant over. Anyway, I only made enough for two days. I was too tired to care about the rest of the week.

So for today...

1. wash and fold diapers IN PROGRESS
2. fold and put away laundry IN PROGRESS
3. vacuum bedrooms
4. look at DS's room, sigh and shake head, groan and close door in utter futility DONE
5. dishes
6. marinate pork chops for dinner
7. order contacts online
8. wash windows in front room & window sills in every room (cats in windows make for dirty sills)
9. dust

How come they call it "dusting" when in actuality we are trying to get RID of the dust? Shouldn't we call it "undusting?" Just a thought...

post #316 of 401
OMG I don't want to make a list. Just looking for some encouragement, way to keep my sanity. LOL We moved out some furniture a few weeks ago, and I'm re-purposing some other furniture. Of course, we moved out a sofa that's in front of two large windows and I guess we didn't...uh...clean behind it (under it) for a few years. And, with tile somehow everything migrated under there.

The windows are dirty (dingy)...how did it get that much dust LOL. And, of course, there were like 40 cat balls/toys they'd lost under there. I cleaned half (took me about 40 minutes, broke into two sessions) and I swear I'm like DONE! Sigh.

I don't want to go back there! LOL. I'm do tired already, maybe I should make some tea for caffene. We've talked about repurposing that room (we only have a foosball table in there--it's maybe 8' by 8' and right next to the kitchen) and we have company coming over later this week so I need to figure out what to do with it before they're here.

I'd love to get two more 15 minute sessions going in that room. I've already done the laundry (am going to do some sheets soon) and dishes today.
post #317 of 401
You don't have to make a list! 2 15 minute sessions sounds good.
Welcome to the thread.
and I have to ask.. Pink cats?
post #318 of 401
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
You don't have to make a list! 2 15 minute sessions sounds good.
Welcome to the thread.
and I have to ask.. Pink cats?
I have retired persian showcats that are used to being bathed, one of them happens to be white...if you add some pink food coloring to their shampoo you get a pink cat.

Check out my thread, if you do a search you'll find it in the pets forum (search pink cat melody). I have pictures posted there.

Oh, and it's VERY temporary. Like two shampoos. She's very white at the moment. My daughter wants to show her, so she's going to be staying white only for a while.

Just got the kids back from school, maybe they'll help after they get their homework done.
post #319 of 401
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Originally Posted by phatchristy View Post
I have retired persian showcats that are used to being bathed, one of them happens to be white...if you add some pink food coloring to their shampoo you get a pink cat.

Check out my thread, if you do a search you'll find it in the pets forum (search pink cat melody). I have pictures posted there.

Oh, and it's VERY temporary. Like two shampoos. She's very white at the moment. My daughter wants to show her, so she's going to be staying white only for a while.

Just got the kids back from school, maybe they'll help after they get their homework done.
that's neat! thanks!

hoping the kids will help
post #320 of 401
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
that's neat! thanks!

hoping the kids will help
Got another 15 minutes in....cleaned the other window, took out baking soda in an effort to scrub some 'stains'...I think it's just really old stained caulk. It didn't improve that much with cleaning, whoever did it was just sloppy! I probably need to get a softer straight edge and peel it off or something.

I have to vaccum the blinds, but now taking a break and making tea. The baby is sleeping so I don't want to vacuum anyhow.
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