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post #1401 of 1665

I get tired just reading through everyone's lists!  lol

 

I was thinking how today I didn't really have anything to write, but looking closer at my day I realized just how much I accomplished.  Feels great!

 

Today I:

 

Swept and vacuumed floors

Went to the grocery store

Made bread

Made potato and leek soup

Did dishes

Swept and mopped kitchen floor

Did 2 loads of laundry

post #1402 of 1665
tiphat.gif It all adds up, little by little.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fortune Teller View Post

I get tired just reading through everyone's lists!  lol

I was thinking how today I didn't really have anything to write, but looking closer at my day I realized just how much I accomplished.  Feels great!

Today I:

Swept and vacuumed floors
Went to the grocery store
Made bread
Made potato and leek soup
Did dishes
Swept and mopped kitchen floor
Did 2 loads of laundry
post #1403 of 1665
Hello everyone. Today I woh 1/2 day.
I:
-made breakast and coffee
-got DD off to school
-woh
-soaked the dishes and cleaned the counters
-put out the trash
-made a pot of chicken soup eat.gif
-started washing sheets. Load #1 in. Will do 2 more.

I plan to do nothing more. smile.gif
post #1404 of 1665
Hello everyone. Today I woh 1/2 day.
I:
-made breakast and coffee
-got DD off to school
-woh
-soaked the dishes and cleaned the counters
-put out the trash
-made a pot of chicken soup eat.gif
-started washing sheets. Load #1 in. Will do 2 more.

I plan to do nothing more. smile.gif
post #1405 of 1665

Yesterday was my day off, so I tried to get as much done as possible. I:

 

Made breakfast and tea for DD and I 

Tidied the house, put things away

Did 4 (! Where does it come from?!?) loads of laundry-including diapers.

Finished the DIY baby gate for the playroom 

Vacuumed 

Organized a drawer in my dresser for makeup, diaper accessories, and body products.

Made more deodorant for my mom and grandma to try.

Whipped some coconut oil for lotion.

Made "2-ingredient cookies" which are quick oats (I didn't have any so I just put regular rolled oats in the food processor) and ripe bananas. I added a little peanut butter, cocoa, and pecans since I've been craving chocolate like mad but I'm trying not to eat sugar as much. They were pretty good once you get past the vegany, "health cookie" aspect of them! lol.gif

 

Got the chicken shredded and in the freezer.

Froze the rest of the bananas for banana "ice cream" which I adore. luxlove.gif

Made lunch (leftovers) for DD and I 

Did dishes

Wiped down counters with Dr Bronner's.

Cleaned the blinds in the living room-ew! That really needed to be done. 

Got some organic chocolate chips and I'm going to make a cute jar for them to go in-they're POTTY TRAINING REWARDS!!! DD has gone #1 in the potty four times and #2 twice! I'm so excited.

 

Made french toast for dinner...mmm

Cleaned up after dinner

Read a book! 

 

Today I've done nothing so far! Ha! 

post #1406 of 1665

Nothing gets me motivated more than having company coming over!

 

Today I:

 

Swept and vacuumed living room and dining room

Swept and mopped kitchen and bathroom

'Quick' cleaned the bathroom- hasty wipe down of sink, toilet, counters, took garbage out

Baked pumpkin-ginger scones

Baked brownies

Did a load of laundry

 

ALL before 10 am!!!  Peace.gif

 

It's been a crazy busy week, so today I shall treat myself to some video gaming, perhaps an afternoon nap, and hopefully some board games with the kiddos in the evening!  Have a good weekend everyone!

post #1407 of 1665
Wow Ladies. You've done a lot! Today I WOH a full day, so I'm doing ZERO.
Have a good evening. sleepytime.gif
post #1408 of 1665

yesterday spent a lot of time at the computer, trying to word things nicely about some upsetting event that happened at middle school on Tuesday

(one kid expelled for at least 8 days)

so wasn't so productive in the morning (which i had set aside for sorting out papers instead of going swimming the paper sorting didn't happen either ...)

 

in the afternoon, went to see a circus performance in which DS took part (they did one week training)

baught the kids a pancake at the 32 years old pancake boot in town (they only do pancakes but they do them well)

 

not such a good night so have just

- shined the sink

- started a load of laundry

- got the children to fold they dry clothes & start on their homework

hoping to still make it to the second part of the roller blading class this morning ...

post #1409 of 1665
Hello. It's been a hectic couple of days. DD is on Spring Break and is at an art camp, so it was busy getting her ready.
Today I:
-made breakfast and coffee
-read & rested all morning reading.gif
-rinsed the dishes and cleaned the counters
-put out the trash
-wiped down the bathroom
-made the bed
-cleaned out my purse yikes.gif
-had lunch and did cleanup
-went shopping and got new blouses
post #1410 of 1665

hello everyone ... have not posted in a few days

but am thinking of this thread every day as a complete my "dailies"

- one or two loads of laundry

- my four water points

- making sure i eat enough vegetables (which supposes i go and buy some fresh veggies !!!!)

 

have not recovered yet from the two weeks long school holidays that finished 9 days ago !!!!!

am trying to tackle sorting and cleaning, some of it i had let drop during the summer of 2011 when i got confirmation of my diagnosis .....

 

am going to host a second grade former teacher of DD1, who is coming from the US with a few other ladies,

for a buffet meal next month

.... i don't want my flat to be cluttered and dusty !!!!!!!!!!!!

 

am meeting up with a prospective cleaning lady on Friday, am thinking of hiring her for one hour every week or two hours every other week for only doing dusting

(which i have trouble doing & it would mentally liberate me to declutter instead !!!!!)

post #1411 of 1665
nod.gif We have a cleaning lady that comes every other Friday. Oh my, how I love.gif her services. She does all of the deep cleaning--mopping, vacuuming, bathrooms, dusting, folding clothes, changing sheets, taking out big garbage. It helps to have a clean slate to start from.


[quote name="IsaFrench" url=am meeting up with a prospective cleaning lady on Friday, am thinking of hiring her for one hour every week or two hours every other week for only doing dusting
(which i have trouble doing & it would mentally liberate me to declutter instead !!!!!)
[/quote]
post #1412 of 1665
So far today I:
-made coffee and breakfast
-simmered cinnamon smile.gif and opened the windows
-put out the trash
-rinsed the dishes and cleaned the counters
-went to an appointment
-went to the bookstore smile.gif and got "The Untethered Soul" I can't wait to read it.
-got an ice cream cone
-made dinner and did cleanup
-washed 3 loads of laundry
-wiped down the bathroom
-straightened up lots

I hope to:
-walk jog.gif
Edited by *bejeweled* - 3/12/13 at 6:31pm
post #1413 of 1665

she does all that ? in how many hours ? how many square meters/square footage ?

 

when i was more ill last year, i had some help coming briefly .... they were not doing much in two hours .... i didn't find them very efficient in fact .....

 

did you give her precise directions or did you just ask her to clean your house ? am not feeling too confident in the role of an employer .....

post #1414 of 1665
She has been working for us for 6 years. We pay $90 for 2 hours of cleaning 1500 square feet. Yes, she does all that, but because she maintains it, she does more some weeks and less other weeks. eyesroll.gif She knows how to cut corners. DH hates the way she loads the dishwasher, but I love everything else she does. winky.gif We really like her and she has a key to our place, so it's no stress.

I was very specific about what I needed when we first met. Folding clean clothes is important. They always pile up.

If you stick with the same person and they develop a routine, things are more efficient because they're on their own maintenance schedule.


Quote:
Originally Posted by IsaFrench View Post

she does all that ? in how many hours ? how many square meters/square footage ?

when i was more ill last year, i had some help coming briefly .... they were not doing much in two hours .... i didn't find them very efficient in fact .....

did you give her precise directions or did you just ask her to clean your house ? am not feeling too confident in the role of an employer .....
post #1415 of 1665

thanks for the detailing

have just e-mailed the expat who is employing the sister of my future-prospective cleaner to ask her what she pays/what's a decent wage these days

 

i would like to be specific tomorrow but am so bad at dusting that i don't know what to ask for

i have kept from the US a flyer from a cleaning company & will probably copy some of the lines from that tonight  ....

 

so far today i

- helped a neighbor who wanted to come an use my sewing machine (towards the end, one of the attachment to do with the bobbin came loose and i cannot remember how to put it back on, i know i did 3 years ago but seem to have had a brain drain since LOL)

- kitchen sink, sanitised toilet

- cleaned 3 vents, a company is supposed to come today to treat against pests

(but the kitchen on is full of grime, i'll probably have to stand one foot on the ladder and one foot on the stove and go at it with a cotton tip thingy to clean ears dipped in bleach  at some poing ..= not today)

- started emptying (inside the kitchen) the back balcony in order to clean it, sort and throw stuff away ....

BUT

decided to re-do my nails - i need a few coats of top coats or they fall apart- and check e-mails at the same time so the nails would dry

my nails ARE dry now so i need to go back to cleaning the back balcony !!!!!!

too bad internet is so addictive and pleasant ...& eats so much of my time !!!!

post #1416 of 1665

ok ... got an answer, the expat presently employing the sister of my prospective cleaner pays 15 euros per hour for a block of 4 hours (to make it worth their while to come .... i suppose they have a big house ???)

i was thinking 12 ... i could do 15 but not more than 2 hours every other weeks then ....

now i need to work on what to write on the list i must have by lunchtime !!!!

 

yesterday i spent a little bit too much time on the computer

but also managed to go and do mosaics for one hour

(the town is paying some artists to help people in my area take part into renovating a fountain ....)

 

am ever so slow but managed to clean out the outside shelves of my back balcony + the floor

now i need to empty and sort out the inside of the two plastic set of shelves (with doors)

 

i have 3 bin bags to take out

+ 6 other bags to bring to the charity collecting point between 9 and 11

post #1417 of 1665

so, "my" new cleaner accepted the challenge on Friday afternoon

i had drawn a list

she did stuff from the list + some other dusting i had not thought about

she didn't finish the list but it re-energised me

... to know that "deep dusting" would be done & i could do something else instead & i wouldn't be so tired afterwards so would have energy left for doing some other cleaning afterwards (i wiped the kitchen elements whilst preping the meal & supervising homework)

 

whilst she worked i sat down in the kitchen and did two sewing repairs that had been waiting for quite a while

then i try to reconcile some bank statements with the statements from the health expenses re-imbursement scheeme and the complementary re-imbursement scheeme, i wrote all i knew (what i had spent, when, for whom, with whom + what sum where re-imbursed when) & then tried to put colors everywhere to work out from the sums that were re-imbursed, which appear on the bank statement, which ones were which percentage of which initial health expenses ....

i spent one whole hour on that ... and still don't know if indeed we were re-imbursed "too much" by 23 euros something about DS' eye reeducation sessions, i don't think so, but i was not 100% clear about all the rest of the system either so was not sure how to articulate any claim i could have made to contest the demand that i write a cheque to re-imburse the 23 euros something ... so i wrote the cheque the next day and posted it & thinking it would declutter my mind instead !!!!!!

 

am still spending too much time at the computer (my drug of choice LOL)

but finished clearing up the back balcony on Friday, am so happy about that

went to drop the 6 donation bags too in the morning

 

now, am working on the front balcony because scaffolding is going up tomorrow & deep cleaning for the rolling blinds and other repairs are going to happen by Wednesday. On Tuesday evening DHis going to put out in the street a tall plastic cupboard that has a broken door (thus not protecting sports gear from dust anymore) since i have made an appointment with the town curb collecting for big furniture items; although it's partly broken, it might "disappear" during the night but the lady i made the appointment with told me they know about that and are used to it so it's ok if it happens ....

 

this afternoon a mom i got to know when DD1 was in kindergarten is coming to collect the high chair that we used with DS and DD2 (and that went to the US in a container with all our possessions and back !) and that had been collecting dust in the cellar for 2 years, she's now a childminder and the rules are more strict these days so her old broken wooden high chair with no harness is not meeting the safety requirements as set out by the lady who controls what she does every now and then. Am glad it's going to go to someone who is needs it. (Two weeks ago i sold her my old single stroller for 10 euros).

i still need to sort through paper clutter for find the leaflet that goes with it ... i know i saw it a few months back but cannot remember which pile it went to !!!

 

yesterday saturday, i did errands (two different shops), managed a nap in the afternoon, the roller blading class in the morning, two decent meals

- my latest discovery is green soup with half a can of "green" beans, the ones that are yellow all over, and one or two blocks of frozen spinash, with a dollop of cream, it was so yummy that DD1 ate a bowl of it, DH ate some too but out of politeness, didn't like it, so am not going to serve it to him any more, but am going to have some once a week from now on since it's rather easy to have the ingredients on hand

but only did washing up and two loads of laundry

i forgot , but over Fri and Sat, managed to change all 3 kids bedding in rotation (it dries up on racks, inside when there's too much wind or if it's raining )

 

right now i need to attend to the content of the outside shelf that has been spread out near the TV and

sort out, clean, put aside what i could maybe sell, or donate and reduce it to fit on the shelf space now available in the back balcony

 

went shopping last night but totally forgot to buy plain yogurts  !

not sure i want to face the Sunday morning queue at our local supermarket ....

not sure what i'm going to serve for lunch or dinner either (but have options at least, following my last minute shopping foray of last night !)

 

...of course, am spending loads of time drinking tea & sitting at the computer INSTEAD of getting ready for the day (wash and dress) and starting tackling my "to do of the day"  !!!!!!!

last night i spent too much time watching TV and knitting (very destressing in a way but eating in too much into my sleep time ....)

post #1418 of 1665
Hello,
We were out of town for most of the week, so there's lots of laundry to do, and the refrigerator needs to be cleaned out. yikes.gif

So far I:
-vegged on the computer smile.gif
-made a big breakfast and coffee
-cleaned and scrubbed the refrigerator coolshine.gif
-rinsed the dishes and cleaned the counters
-took out the trash
-had lunch and did cleanup
-cooked dinner
-watched the Amazing Race
-packed lunch, got DD's backpack ready for school
-showered
-crochetsmilie.gif
Edited by *bejeweled* - 3/17/13 at 9:34pm
post #1419 of 1665
IsaFrench, glad your new worker is working out. thumb.gif
post #1420 of 1665

I did it! Now off to pick up or put away 100 more things!

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