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However, in hindsight I probably should have swept the floors.  My friend's crawling baby was putting all sorts of floor-munchies into her mouth.  Eugh.  Maybe a daily sweeping should be on the list for those of us with crumb-scattering toddlers!!!  


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Yes, I need to do this, too!  I keep thinking that I'm going to transfer the MM calendar to a doc where I can tweak the dailies a bit.  Haven't found the energy to do it, but maybe in the next few weeks.  The other thing I like about MM, besides being "drop-in" ready, is the inclusion of seasonal or annual tasks that I just wouldn't necessarily think of on my own.  

 


On the left side of the page with  the daily tasks, it has "sweep kitchen and entryway." I would just include any other area in the home that needs daily sweeping. For me, thanks to 2 cats and a litter box, that's the bathroom.

 

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I'm such a dork!  I got motivated yesterday to work on the lists a bit.  I revamped my dailies so they were more in order of how I would like my day to proceed.  Here's what I have: Make beds, quiet time, wipe out bathroom sinks, do laundry (I have three lines of check boxes so I can check off three loads a day), clear/wipe kitchen counters, wash dishes, clean kitchen sink, sweep floors, exercise, clear hot spots, pick up toys, read to children (I use this as our daily devotion time with the kids), take vitamins, open blanks.  I found a free font that has boxed letters instead of blank open boxes, cause I find the blank ones confusing if I skip something on any particular day.  I've gotten up to setting up the other side with the recurring items and copy-n-pasted them, so now I just have to date for next year and the rest of this year and input all the items that don't recur daily/weekly/bi-weekly.  I did move paying bills to the Fridays that my dh gets paid, which is when I already do that, and meal planning to Sundays when my DH is home because he does the shopping, most of the meal planning/cooking.  Yeah, I'm spoiled!!  But this will work great to be able to analyze what we have and work our meal plan together, and give the kids a chance to input their requested items (usually things like oranges and plums. LOL)  Everything else is the same, other than removing items that are irrelevant (pets, plants).  I'll probably get this finished up while watching football today.  Go Pack.

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This is an awesome idea! What program are you using?

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Originally Posted by mylilmonkeys View Post

I'm such a dork!  I got motivated yesterday to work on the lists a bit.  I revamped my dailies so they were more in order of how I would like my day to proceed.  Here's what I have: Make beds, quiet time, wipe out bathroom sinks, do laundry (I have three lines of check boxes so I can check off three loads a day), clear/wipe kitchen counters, wash dishes, clean kitchen sink, sweep floors, exercise, clear hot spots, pick up toys, read to children (I use this as our daily devotion time with the kids), take vitamins, open blanks.  I found a free font that has boxed letters instead of blank open boxes, cause I find the blank ones confusing if I skip something on any particular day.  I've gotten up to setting up the other side with the recurring items and copy-n-pasted them, so now I just have to date for next year and the rest of this year and input all the items that don't recur daily/weekly/bi-weekly.  I did move paying bills to the Fridays that my dh gets paid, which is when I already do that, and meal planning to Sundays when my DH is home because he does the shopping, most of the meal planning/cooking.  Yeah, I'm spoiled!!  But this will work great to be able to analyze what we have and work our meal plan together, and give the kids a chance to input their requested items (usually things like oranges and plums. LOL)  Everything else is the same, other than removing items that are irrelevant (pets, plants).  I'll probably get this finished up while watching football today.  Go Pack.



 

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This is an awesome idea! What program are you using?

 


Just my word processor program.  I use Open Office.  I have to manually copy everything, but it's not too bad if you set it up with everything recurring, and then copy/paste, then enter everything extra.  Once it is set up, I'll just be able to change the dates in subsequent years.  Since I'm just sitting around nursing babies and watching football, I got time.

 

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Just my word processor program.  I use Open Office.  I have to manually copy everything, but it's not too bad if you set it up with everything recurring, and then copy/paste, then enter everything extra.  Once it is set up, I'll just be able to change the dates in subsequent years.  Since I'm just sitting around nursing babies and watching football, I got time.

 


I love the MM program, but it might be cool to tweak it a bit. 

 

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It took all day, but I finished revamping MM.  I think the investment of time will help me stick to doing it.  So far so good.  Having the dailies reordered helped me move more effectively through the day.  I can look and see what I should be doing/where I am at in those brief moments of time between caring for twins.  Also, I actually exercised today!  I'm so proud of myself. Go me! :)  I have checked off every single daily (except vitamins, which happen before bed) and cleaned toilets/changed towels/stocked TP.  Inventorying leftovers happens on Sunday for me.

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Is anyone else still working MM?  It's so quiet on this thread.

Maybe we should start a new one and see if we can gather some new users or new posters?  An 18 page thread is kind of intimidating, and I think the first post was several years old.

 

I am thrilled with how my tweeked MM is working!  Well, except today I'm a little sidetracked because I had to use twin nap time for updating Church volunteer schedules that I do every few months. It's at the end of the cycle and they need to get out.  I think I am done for the moment while I wait for a response on the last "special" that needs scheduling and I will strap on my one awake baby and do some cleaning up in the kitchen.  

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I'm following loosely. I'm trying to get my groove, having a 6 week old and 1 1/2 year old. LOL But I do plan  to follow it better soon. I've just been so tired lately.

 

I think another thread might be a good idea. Why don't you start one and place the link to it here? That way everyone who has currently posted can easily find the new thread. 

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Super!  Here is the new thread: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1333381/lets-stay-motivate-moms-fall-winter-2011-2012#post_16707341.

 

I try to avoid starting threads, so I hope it's not too cheesy. ;)

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I've fallen off the MM list for a while...planning to start back up soon though. I am wanting to do my own verison that fits our family better. Maybe we can start a new thread in 2012? That would be alot easier than the current one we have going now.

 

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