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post #61 of 1665
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Sorry for not checking in! My week got derailed by my partner's family drama; he has been torn up, distant, and ineffectual so I have been trying to give him space. And of course my XH takes this week to start mucking with his custody schedule (which HE sets, since I am self-employed and make my own hours, but I still need to know when to schedule!). 

 

So, I have finished;

~Keeping up with dishes

~Keeping up with laundry

~Staying on top of my bare bones work schedule

~Seriously, my house is clean and everybody is getting fed on time!

~Revamped my sewing room (with a HUGE AMOUNT of my partner's help  :)  )

~Had a LONG talk with my roommate about my depression, and how I need to kick my own butt. :P

 

Today I have to; 

~get to a point where I can fit the two formal dresses I have due next week, so I can finish them

~Come up with something distracting to do with partner tonight after my fitting

~Dust the whole house

~Order prints for frames that are empty all over the house... :P

~Pay Car reg

~Order transcripts so I can start school

~Pay cable and PGE

 

WEEEEE!!!!

 

post #62 of 1665
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Originally Posted by CultivatingMyRoots View Post

~Seriously, my house is clean and everybody is getting fed on time!


Haha!  Nice!!

 

Today I haven't been on top of things as well as I could be, but I have managed to:

  • Drop DD at school
  • keep my sink dishes free and shiny
  • 10 min timer in the living room for pickup/put away of toys/things
  • got a few items cleared off the table
  • wiped all bathroom surfaces
  • got towels from dryer 

 

Still need to:

 

  • fold towels
  • run the dishwasher
  • clear table completely (COME ON, ALREADY!)
  • vacuum living area
  • tidy DDs room (AGAIN)
  • make beds
post #63 of 1665
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How do you ladies manage everything?

 


 

Caffeine, stubbornness, and an unhealthy inability to sit still. dizzy.gif

 

 

post #64 of 1665
I don't at all manage everything! I just do a little at a time and sometimes it adds up. smile.gif
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How do you ladies manage everything?
post #65 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Lovesong View Post

How do you ladies manage everything?

 

I have only managed to put chicken wire around my favourite pear tree (it gives delicious, sweet but firm pears in August-September...sadly I don't know the name of the tree) and proof read a hand-in for Monday.

 

I had planned to do a load of laundry...but just can't seem to get my butt downstairs to see to it.

 

 

Oh well, we all have good days and bad days, no?

Definitely!!


i'm finding the 10 min sessions totally doable.  It's the deep cleaning and larger projects (cleaning out closets, tackling bookshelves, toy bins) impossible.  One step at a time!
 

 

post #66 of 1665
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Definitely!!


i'm finding the 10 min sessions totally doable.  It's the deep cleaning and larger projects (cleaning out closets, tackling bookshelves, toy bins) impossible.  One step at a time!
 

 



Just do 10 minutes of larger projects at a time? 

post #67 of 1665

I SUCK! I SUCK! I SUCK!!!!!!

 

 

There. I said it.

 

 

Now I'm setting my timer for 10 minutes.

post #68 of 1665
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Just do 10 minutes of larger projects at a time? 


For some things that will work.  Demo is quick but putting things back in order takes so much longer!!

 



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I SUCK! I SUCK! I SUCK!!!!!!

 

 

There. I said it.

 

 

Now I'm setting my timer for 10 minutes.

 

No you don't!  Now get moving!!  lol.gif
 

 

post #69 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Lovesong View Post

How do you ladies manage everything?

 

Oh well, we all have good days and bad days, no?


I don't manage it all.  Many of my tasks carry over to the next day or even a few days til they get done.  I just chip away, a little bit at a time.  10 minutes here, 15 minutes there.  I'm really trying to embrace FlyLady's advice that even housework done incorrectly still blesses your family.  The last few years I've gotten so caught up in it being done perfectly or "efficiently" (just touching paper once, etc) that it stopped me from doing some tasks at all and getting overwhelmed.

post #70 of 1665
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For some things that will work.  Demo is quick but putting things back in order takes so much longer!!

 



 

No you don't!  Now get moving!!  lol.gif
 

 



 

Some things do take longer and they can't exactly be "left out" with little ones around.

 

 

Thanks for the vote of confidence. The babe just went down for a nap and I have my toddler playing with legos.

 

In the last session I organized my dishes to wash and cleaned out both sinks. Yes, it took 9 of the 10 minutes. It's BAD. 

 

Off to do another 10.

post #71 of 1665
The landlord dropped by yesterday while I was gone and said she was coming by today to do an inspection so my parents (visiting from CA! orngbiggrin.gif) and I cleaned the heck out of the house from top to bottom. Laundry done, dishes, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbed the bathtub, toilet, sink, kitchen sink, everything. Whew!
post #72 of 1665

We're moving soon and I would love to have a dish washer in our next home! I believe in the power of manifestation...

 

I finished about half of them before my toddler needed me. Now I'm nursing him. I think he desperately needs a nap.

post #73 of 1665

I did manage to finally scrub my shower today with bleach!!! It feels so much better, but since then I've had no energy.

 

The supper dishes are waiting so I better go start on them. I know it'll only take my 15 minutes.

post #74 of 1665
So my mom, the HGTV addict, shared this tip with me. I was freaking out about the inspection today because my son scribbled all over the walls with pens and pencils. Squirt a little toothpaste on the spot and scrub it with a sponge. It comes right off! smile.gif
post #75 of 1665

Lovesong if I didn't come here and write a list, I would get a lot less done. I love lists!

 

I have days when I do nothing. Other days I am hyper and run around doing everything. I think you just have to strike a balance.

 

I have found printing out the Motivated Moms chore lists and ticking off things, is a great help to me. I love lists. Did I mention that? winky.gif

 

 

So far today:

 

made breakfast for DS

postage totals organised

 

To do:

 

shower

make coffee

make beds

wash towels

dry towels

fold towels

do some craftwork

package up at least one item

read a bit

knit a bit

cook dinner

 

 


Edited by clutterwarrior - 1/13/12 at 7:33pm
post #76 of 1665
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So my mom, the HGTV addict, shared this tip with me. I was freaking out about the inspection today because my son scribbled all over the walls with pens and pencils. Squirt a little toothpaste on the spot and scrub it with a sponge. It comes right off! smile.gif


Ooh thanks for the tip!

 

Anyone have a tip for getting crayon off painted walls?

post #77 of 1665
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Ooh thanks for the tip!

 

Anyone have a tip for getting crayon off painted walls?

Have you tried the magic eraser?
 

 

post #78 of 1665


Awesome! Doesn't that feel great?

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Originally Posted by jimblejamble View Post

The landlord dropped by yesterday while I was gone and said she was coming by today to do an inspection so my parents (visiting from CA! orngbiggrin.gif) and I cleaned the heck out of the house from top to bottom. Laundry done, dishes, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbed the bathtub, toilet, sink, kitchen sink, everything. Whew!


I finished most of the dishes and folded & put away a mountain of laundry. I also spent some time decluttering and gathered some things to mail to my sister.

 

I need to prepare a package for my sister and also address and stamp an envelope to mail the 11 page letter I wrote to one of my pen pals last Saturday. I'm so not on top of things.

post #79 of 1665

OK I had a fairly lazy day planned but I just decided to tidy up my craft room, so it looks like I won't be actually doing much craft today! 

 

Just took some before photos... so I can compare later when I have finished.

 

 

post #80 of 1665
Yes, Lovesong...definitely some days I am more efficient and productive than others, for sure!

Okimom, SO so happy for you and your family!

This morning, I need to get ready for my weekend on call with another midwifery practice that serves the Plain community. I usually bring my girls with me, but that won't work out this time, so I am spending the weekend alone in my friends cottage on a horse farm, just waiting for a birth call.

So, I need to:
...pack clothes
...prep food
...choose a project (or two, or five!) to entertain myself, and my dvd book

While I'm there, I hope to:
...get to dairy farm - milk, cheese, eggs
...go to the family grocery (I need mason jars)

Have a great weekend, everyone! smile.gif
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