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post #61 of 95
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Got some playtime today!  But before and after I:

 

- swept the floors

- consolidated some electronics in DS1's room to clear his floors a bit

- vacuumed the rugs

- swept hardwood and tile downstairs

- met my friend for coffee and gift exchange

- home again, wrapped the last (I think) presents

- packed away the wrapping paper, but where DH can find it to wrap my gift

- chatted with mother's realtor about an offer just made on her house

- walked with dog

 

Still want to:

 

- talk over what response / counteroffer my mother would like to send and email that

- pack up the cookies and muffins my mother baked for DS1 and DS2 while I was out

- wash the pans (SOOOOO happy I got the 6-muffin tins, they're easier to handle)

- clean the glass in the wood stove door and lay a new fire; too mild for one today though, it's around 40F

- go through the embarrassment of riches in our fridge, pack DH a work lunch, plan and start our dinner

- hang out and stare at our holiday lights

- maybe move our Wise Men; they are lost and wander around the house until Three Kings Day

post #62 of 95
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Originally Posted by MariaMadly View Post

Got some playtime today!  But before and after I:

- swept the floors
- consolidated some electronics in DS1's room to clear his floors a bit
- vacuumed the rugs
- swept hardwood and tile downstairs
- met my friend for coffee and gift exchange
- home again, wrapped the last (I think) presents
- packed away the wrapping paper, but where DH can find it to wrap my gift
- chatted with mother's realtor about an offer just made on her house
- walked with dog

Still want to:

- talk over what response / counteroffer my mother would like to send and email that
- pack up the cookies and muffins my mother baked for DS1 and DS2 while I was out
- wash the pans (SOOOOO happy I got the 6-muffin tins, they're easier to handle)
- clean the glass in the wood stove door and lay a new fire; too mild for one today though, it's around 40F
- go through the embarrassment of riches in our fridge, pack DH a work lunch, plan and start our dinner
- hang out and stare at our holiday lights
- maybe move our Wise Men; they are lost and wander around the house until Three Kings Day
What is The Kings Day? Sounds interesting!

Today, fit up and had 2 he's without even having to go in and nurse her. SCORE!!!
Made breakfast for hubby and I, got him to work.
Cleaned off some junk piles
Hung my Window garland
Made baby's and my breakfast, ate
Feed the dogs
Showed her the snow
Kept the fire going
Crochet a hat, started another
Supervised the lone sil as she worked on the last subject she had to finish before Christmas, the other two finished Wednesday

Still need to:
Do dishes
Mop
Dust
Clean bathrooms
Wash hubby's clothes and our bedding
Make dinner
Write out the power bill
Write out the Thank You for my great aunt. In Germann, which I sprechen sie nicht. I probably spelled that wrong. Lol
post #63 of 95
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Originally Posted by MrsKoehn View Post


What is The Kings Day? Sounds interesting!

Three Kings, on Epiphany (January 6) when the Magi arrived to visit Baby Jesus.  We have a multi-piece nativity, and one year I just started moving the Wise Men around to simulate their travels.  They end up in bookcases, perched on our atlases, even on the bathroom windowsill (rest area). 

 

(Unrelated Nativity story:  The star over the manger is also a separate piece, and one year it fell when DS1 bumped it.  So he blurts out, "It's just like Revelations!"  Welcome to holidays at our house.)

post #64 of 95
Ah, that's a fun way to teach Christmas, and smart kid to relate the star to Revelation!
post #65 of 95

Wow, everyone is so accomplished! how do you all do it?  It took tons of energy but I folded the laundry, I didnt even get around to putting it away, its still sitting on the drying rack =)  Does entertaining an 18 mos old and 5 yr old count?  How about growing 2 new babies, does that count as a daily accomplishment? I guess every day they are still growing is an accomplishment =)

post #66 of 95

Mixed bag of a day here. Had to go into the office for a meeting today, so I came home in the afternoon so husband would have enough time to get to work. So got a few things done - 

 

- Tidied the house. 

- Put away some random stuff that was sitting on our chest freezer (aka the clutter trap). 

- Tidied up the shoes in the coat closet and pulled out a bunch to donate. We can actually find the shoes we wear now!

- Put out fresh hand towels in the bathroom. 

- Cleaned up the diaper bag/toddler go-bag. 

- Put all of the wrapping paper and supplies into the new organizer I bought on Thursday (30% off Christmas clearance has already started at Target! So if you need organizers, lights or lighting accessories, you can find a good deal pre-Christmas). 

- Pulled down some jars I'm going to use to make soy candles for Christmas hostess gifts. 

 

Still to come this evening - 

 

- Wrap some Christmas gifts. 

- Make the soy candles. 

- Do the bath and bedtime routine with Little Man. 

- Shave my legs (it's actually starting to drive me crazy at this point). 

 

And if I'm wise, I'll do some office work. But I may do that after tomorrow night instead... 

post #67 of 95
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Originally Posted by MrsKoehn View Post

Ah, that's a fun way to teach Christmas, and smart kid to relate the star to Revelation!


More smart-ass than smart, he was around 21 at the time.  I'm a lapsed Catholic who tries to make the traditions whimsical and affectionate.  Both sons have taken lit courses that incorporate Biblical texts, so they have a fine notice and appreciation of even unintended references.  I am drawing the line at Four-Horsemen-of-the-Apocalypse-themed decor, though.

post #68 of 95
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Originally Posted by 4GreenBabies View Post
 

Wow, everyone is so accomplished! how do you all do it?  It took tons of energy but I folded the laundry, I didnt even get around to putting it away, its still sitting on the drying rack =)  Does entertaining an 18 mos old and 5 yr old count?  How about growing 2 new babies, does that count as a daily accomplishment? I guess every day they are still growing is an accomplishment =)

 

Better believe it, 4GB!!!

 

Some days, my list begins and ends with "Got out of bed."  That's without little ones at home any more.  And for years, my kids were getting dressed straight out of the dryer.  No problem there.  :)

post #69 of 95
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Wow, everyone is so accomplished! how do you all do it?  It took tons of energy but I folded the laundry, I didnt even get around to putting it away, its still sitting on the drying rack =)  Does entertaining an 18 mos old and 5 yr old count?  How about growing 2 new babies, does that count as a daily accomplishment? I guess every day they are still growing is an accomplishment =)

 

Here's my secret - I only post on my good days. ;-)

 

And I blew off most of my list for this evening, and did the following instead - 

 

- Bath and bedtime with Little Man. 

- Put away clean dishes. 

- Loaded the dishwasher with dirty stuff. 

- Started a blog post, but slacked on finishing it for no good reason. 

- Browsed Pinterest. 

 

And now I'm sitting. 

post #70 of 95

Gave myself food poisoning! On the last Saturday before Christmas. Epic fail. But the show must go on. At least husband cleaned the kitchen before work, including the oven, so we're all ready for cookie baking this afternoon. 

 

So far - 

 

- Showered and dressed (super unpleasant with an upset stomach). 

- Made myself eat a croissant and have some tea for breakfast. 

- Organized the Christmas gifts for wrapping. Realized I still need to pick up a gift card for husband's youngest cousin, who's still in high school. 

- Wrapped a few gifts. 

- Tidied the living room. 

- Put Little Man down for his nap.

- Made myself noodles for lunch and made myself eat some. Problem is I'm hungry, but my stomach is still really upset. I hate that! 

 

I need to get up and finish wrapping gifts while Little Man is sleeping, and lay out ingredients for cookies, since that's our activity for the afternoon. 

post #71 of 95
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Originally Posted by 4GreenBabies View Post

Wow, everyone is so accomplished! how do you all do it?  It took tons of energy but I folded the laundry, I didnt even get around to putting it away, its still sitting on the drying rack =)  Does entertaining an 18 mos old and 5 yr old count?  How about growing 2 new babies, does that count as a daily accomplishment? I guess every day they are still growing is an accomplishment =)

Yes it is, you keep growing those babes. I was exhausted when I was pregnant, and I just had one little 6 pounder.

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Originally Posted by MariaMadly View Post


More smart-ass than smart, he was around 21 at the time.  I'm a lapsed Catholic who tries to make the traditions whimsical and affectionate.  Both sons have taken lit courses that incorporate Biblical texts, so they have a fine notice and appreciation of even unintended references.  I am drawing the line at Four-Horsemen-of-the-Apocalypse-themed decor, though.

Okay that really had me laughing.

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Gave myself food poisoning! On the last Saturday before Christmas. Epic fail. But the show must go on. At least husband cleaned the kitchen before work, including the oven, so we're all ready for cookie baking this afternoon. 

So far - 

- Showered and dressed (super unpleasant with an upset stomach). 
- Made myself eat a croissant and have some tea for breakfast. 
- Organized the Christmas gifts for wrapping. Realized I still need to pick up a gift card for husband's youngest cousin, who's still in high school. 
- Wrapped a few gifts. 
- Tidied the living room. 
- Put Little Man down for his nap.
- Made myself noodles for lunch and made myself eat some. Problem is I'm hungry, but my stomach is still really upset. I hate that! 

I need to get up and finish wrapping gifts while Little Man is sleeping, and lay out ingredients for cookies, since that's our activity for the afternoon. 

How did you manage food poisoning? Feel better!

Today, got up later than I've been, really tired though. We got up and went to Walmart, a sports store and his sister's house. I crochet there and back.
We got home, I put most of the stuff away and made dinner. I packed his lunch for work, then we ate. Now I'm on my butt feeling lazy.
post #72 of 95
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Originally Posted by MrsKoehn View Post

How did you manage food poisoning? Feel better!

 

I ate some leftovers from the back of the fridge... I should've known better. If you can't remember when you first cooked it, throw it out! But it smelled okay, I was tired and feeling lazy. So now I'm totally paying for it. My stomach is a bit better at this point, but I've got a wicked migraine now. A crawl-under-a-rock migraine. But still... did stuff anyway - 

 

- Put away clean dishes.

- Put some dirty dishes in the dishwasher. 

- Little Man and I had a long nap... he's actually feeling a little warm. He didn't eat the same leftovers as me (thank goodness!) so I'm thinking he's coming down with a cold. 

- Read stories and watched PBS with Little Man. 

- Made two batches of cookies with Little Man - snickerdoodles and soft ginger drop cookies. They're in the fridge for us to bake tomorrow. 

- Did the dinner/bedtime routine with Little Man. 

 

Still to do this evening - 

- Wrap the last few gifts (or at least the last one for husband, before he comes home from work).

- Sort the laundry so it's ready to wash. 

- Tidy up the kitchen from cookie making. 

- Do some office work. 

 

But I really just want to go to bed. Sigh. Oh well - I'll make myself another cup of decaf tea and get to it. 

post #73 of 95
Thread Starter 

DS2 is home for winter break!  Got lots ready before we got him:

 

- washed and hung a load of laundry

- brought out a box of clothes that need sorting; set aside a couple pieces to donate

- baked ham and cheese biscuits

- baked a loaf of seitan

- reorganized leftovers

- cooked up a soup from some of them

- babbled Honey-dos at DH*

- took my mother to Mass

- drove down to the airport ninety minutes away to get DS2

- got home, reheated food for people

- took dirty laundry down basement

- washed dishes

 

* So, do vicarious accomplishments count?  DH:

- walked the dog

- hung our wreaths on the upstairs balcony railing

- took out the trash

- took a letter down to our mailbox 1/4 mile down the driveway

- brought various things upstairs / downstairs from where they were to where they belonged

 

That's just the stuff I asked him to do.  He also talked on the phone with DS1 for over an hour and did some other things, but let him get his own user name if he wants that enshrined here.  :-)

post #74 of 95
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Originally Posted by MariaMadly View Post
 

DS2 is home for winter break!  Got lots ready before we got him:

 

- washed and hung a load of laundry

- brought out a box of clothes that need sorting; set aside a couple pieces to donate

- baked ham and cheese biscuits

- baked a loaf of seitan

- reorganized leftovers

- cooked up a soup from some of them

- babbled Honey-dos at DH*

- took my mother to Mass

- drove down to the airport ninety minutes away to get DS2

- got home, reheated food for people

- took dirty laundry down basement

- washed dishes

 

* So, do vicarious accomplishments count?  DH:

- walked the dog

- hung our wreaths on the upstairs balcony railing

- took out the trash

- took a letter down to our mailbox 1/4 mile down the driveway

- brought various things upstairs / downstairs from where they were to where they belonged

 

That's just the stuff I asked him to do.  He also talked on the phone with DS1 for over an hour and did some other things, but let him get his own user name if he wants that enshrined here.  :-)

 

So great that your kids will be home! That's the best gift. And I say vicarious accomplishments count - it takes effort to coordinate a spouse to do things! ;-)

 

Had an amazingly productive morning here, despite still having the dregs of yesterday's migraine. It's been down to a dull ache, but man - I am ready to be done with it!

 

- Dropped husband off at work. 

- Filled up the car with gas. 

- Stopped at Dominick's to check out the final stuff. My store won't be open tomorrow - it was down to maybe an aisle of stuff, and not a full aisle at that. I did buy some odds and ends - spent about $10 for $40 worth off stuff. I got 2 boxes of canning lids, Ball Fruit Fresh, couple of boxes of pectin, white curling ribbon (I was just running out of it for wrapping Christmas gifts and Little Man spotted it!), Lightning McQueen paper cups, 3 packages of Lightening McQueen paper napkins and a Duraflame fire starter (we use them when camping). We wished everyone good luck and a Merry Christmas - but I think most of them are just tired and want it to be over at this point. 

- Went into Dollar Tree for disposable baking pans and gift bags. 

- Went into Target to take advantage of 10% off all orders, plus I had some coupons and Cartwheel. I got some additional meat and a few other items. The freezer is full of meat now! 

- Popped into Whole Foods for Earth Balance (only because I had coupons!). 

- Put two loads of laundry to wash. 

- Fed Little Man lunch and put him down for his nap. 

- Started the dishwasher. 

- Handwashed a few dishes. 

- Started turkey noodle soup for lunch. 

 

Now I need to get off here and do some office work while Little Man naps. And then for the afternoon - 

 

- Bake cookies with Little Man. 

- Fold and put away the laundry. 

- Go to Ikea early to pick up husband from work so I can pick up ligonberries for Christmas and some bags that a coworker asked for. 

- Sunday night work prep. 

 

Off I go! 

post #75 of 95

I was just rattling this list off to DH and he was more interested in some football game :irked So I'm glad for an opportunity to type it out and look at it. lol

 

Made breakfast for myself and the 4 kiddos

ran 10 miles

did 5 loads of laundry (nowhere near finished. ugh)

wrapped a few presents.

met a friend for lunch

cleaned out 2 backpacks

played playdoh with youngest

supervised and judged a paper airplane making/flying contest

ate too many limited edition Christmas Joe- Joes

pulled chicken out of the freezer for dinner

cleaned the ferrets, reminded the kids to clean hamsters, guinea pig and reptile cages

reminded DH to clean the cat's litter box

sprayed the upstairs showers/tubs, will clean them in awhile

sat down to read on the runnersworld.com forum and MDC with a glass of water

post #76 of 95

Actually got things pretty settled this afternoon -

 

- Baked snickerdoodles and gingerbread with Little Man. 

- Supervised Little Man playing Play-Doh. 

- Worked for about an hour while Little Man napped. 

- Braved the lines at Ikea for the ligonberries, bags and glogg (that I almost forgot we needed for Christmas!). 

- Heated up soup for dinner. 

- Mixed up a batch of Russian teacakes. 

 

Still to come - 

 

- Baked up the Russian teacakes. 

- Watch Charlie Brown Christmas as a family after Little Man's bath time. 

- Put away the laundry. 

- Pack my bag for work. 

- Pack a lunch for work (probably just tomato soup and bagels). 

post #77 of 95

Busy mommas!

 

Woke up made pancakes + tea and watched Christmas movie with DD and DS

Errands (toy store for stocking stuffers, Walmart for Nutri-bullet for gift + tissue paper) 

Wrapping presents + putting pictures in frames

 

Still do to:

EVERYTHING! I feel so overwhelmed! Presents to wrap, cookies to bake, a house to clean *grumble* 

post #78 of 95
Thread Starter 

Today I went grocery shopping.  Amazingly busy -- I'm used to being able to go at quieter times.  That's it other than the cycle of heat-food-wash-dishes.  Freezing rain today, and getting really cold tomorrow, so the slurp will turn into treacherous glass.  Which will be fun, because DH and I both need a car tomorrow and have only one that's reliable on bad roads.

post #79 of 95

finally! a day where I have something that I accomplished! 

Went to the Dr.'s and had an ultrasound (at 36 weeks the boys weigh 5.28 lbs and 5.5 lbs, one is head up, one is head down and both are going great)
Washed diapers and hung them to dry

Washed as many dishes as I could before my hips screamed in protest

picked up (with difficulty) the kids toys and swept

Walked to the post office (we dont have a car)

stopped at the store for some food

cooked dinner for the kids

helped the kids go to sleep (but that doesnt really count, I do that everyday)

 

My body feels terrible but I feel so accomplished =) 

post #80 of 95

oh! and I unclogged the bathroom drain... finally!

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