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post #21 of 94

*Finally organized DD's room: put away all her new Christmas toys, and collected some older toys to donate

*Practiced playing "Celtic Christmas" by Michele McLaughlin, on the keyboard

*Set up a computer in our bedroom

*Laundry all day long...ugh

*Coffee enema....yes. I feel so much better afterwards!

 

Today was an easy day, but tomorrow it's back to work! Glad I work at home lol!

post #22 of 94

I have worked out my diet plan...might sound like nothing but it is a major thing for me. Hope that this time I can actually keep to it :p

post #23 of 94
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Originally Posted by Sunflower80 View Post
 

I have worked out my diet plan...might sound like nothing but it is a major thing for me. Hope that this time I can actually keep to it :p


It's a start, and definitely major; good luck to you!

 

Only about lunch time, so far I:

 

- scrubbed our tub

- chipped a thick layer of ice off our front step

- made my mother a loaf of gluten free bread

- made DS2 a loaf of seitan

- emailed DS1 about a couple of housekeeping items

- told the dog repeatedly that heavy rain does not mean the sky is falling

- stitched up an unraveling tab on a pair of snow pants

 

Still have to:

 

- take DS2 to a medical appointment

- pull a rabbit out of my ass for dinner

- get to a municipal subcommittee meeting this evening

- be lucid at same

 

Mostly done!  :-)


Edited by MariaMadly - 1/6/14 at 5:40pm
post #24 of 94
Reporting in for yesterday.
Made pizza, and borsht.
Tidied and organized toys.
Scanned images for husbands printing project.
Bathed with baby by candlelight, and at his request nursed him to sleep 1.5 hours earlier than normal.
So far today got up 6 hours earlier than normal(!) at baby's request.
Went out for groceries, bank, egg mcmuffin while baby slept in buggy.
Now laying on the couch and wondering what the day will bring with this sleep deprived household of mine.
post #25 of 94

Crazy busy at work right now, so I almost feel like I'm working around the clock. But anyway - 

 

- Laid out clothes and organized my bag to actually go into the office tomorrow (been working from home due to the cold). 

- Had dinner with husband and Little Man. 

- Played trains, police car chase, and built a fort with Little Man.

- Read a book to Little Man. 

- Packed a lunch for work tomorrow. 

- Gave Little Man a bath.

- Did another hour of work while husband did bedtime with Little Man. 

 

And now, even though I could work the rest of the evening, I'm calling it. Going to watch the new This Old House and another PBS special with husband and read a magazine! 

post #26 of 94
Enjoy your break kitchensqueen!
Well, a funny off kilter day with sleepy people.
put up a curtain rod
watched a video of the beautiful denmark coastlines
Spoke to Mom about upcoming flight and visit
kept up with dishes and meals
Played with very active toddler who wanted extra attention, snuggles and interaction today. He is almost 20 months, and his development is so rapid right now, every day he seems to understand something new, its totally amazing.
Nursed baby to sleep now, will do some more scaning, and maybe make walnut chocolate chip cookies. Also might watch a show or two.
post #27 of 94
Thread Starter 

^^^ I've got a sleep-deprived son today, too, but he's 21 years old!  :-)  He made my list again today:

 

- stayed up late last night doing the sounding board thing about DS2's summer job plans

- got the morning started (made bed, shower, wiped down the bathroom, had breakfast)

- made pop tarts from scratch

- walked with dog, had to wear spikes on my boots because it's so icy out, they work great!

- got DS2 up and out of bed, fed him lunch

- dropped him at the bus station; he's meeting his girlfriend at the airport this afternoon

- had a physical

- bought groceries at natural food co-op

- made dough for pumpkin garlic knots

- subcontracted the potatoes for shepherd's pie; my mother is boiling them now

 

All that's left is baking the pumpkin garlic knots, adding the potato layer to the shepherd's pie and baking that, and picking up DS2 and his girlfriend at the bus station.

 

ETA:  Done!  And DH got the kids.  Oh, and forgot to add to above list, I think I washed every dish we own at least twice today.  And made DH some lunches for work.  Early night tonight, so excited!


Edited by MariaMadly - 1/8/14 at 6:17pm
post #28 of 94

Hmmmm... I may have to join thread. Maybe I'll feel more productive if I can actually see what I am accomplishing throughout the day.

 

Started babysitting my 4mo nephew today. So with my own dd (1.5yrs) today has been kinda crazy.

 

-picked nephew up

-started the crockpot roast for dinner

-gave dd a bath

-washed a load of cloth diapers

-quick vacuum of the downstairs

-lots of nursing dd, bottles for nephew, and diaper changes

-dropped nephew off

-cleaned up dinner dishes

-folded diapers (flats)

-started another load of laundry

post #29 of 94
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Originally Posted by bruna View Post

Enjoy your break kitchensqueen!

 

Thanks - it was so nice to do something not related to work! 

 

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Originally Posted by SoapMama12 View Post
 

Hmmmm... I may have to join thread. Maybe I'll feel more productive if I can actually see what I am accomplishing throughout the day.

 

Welcome! This thread is really good for that. :-)

 

Super busy day here - 

 

- Everyone got up at 5:30 because I had to go into work for an early morning meeting - that lasted for four hours. It was a heavy planning meeting that took loads of brainpower, so yes I stopped at Starbucks on the way in! 

- Busted butt at work all day to make up for the time sucking meeting to ensure I could get away with not working at all tonight - and I met my goals. But I feel like I ran a marathon!

- After work, we all stopped at the train store so husband could see if he could sell some he wants to get rid of. Also picked up a Percy engine and a flat car for Little Man as a treat. 

- Tried on clothes in order to pick out something appropriate for an important meeting tomorrow with my bosses, and laid out my clothes. 

- Packed my lunch for work. 

- Played trains with Little Man for awhile after dinner and then did the bedtime routine. 

 

And now I get to relax and not work at all! I'm having a hard time resisting the urge to check my work email... but I'm going to do it! 

post #30 of 94
A very rainy day.
Breakfast and dishes.
2 loads of laundry, with baby's help.
Took time to show him how the washers work.
Dusted and wiped living room surfaces.
Pulled out old laptop to use in the kitchen for recipes and cooking tutorials.
Set up reading lamp in bedroom.
Cleaned and organized office space.
Bought a chalk board eraser and spray bottle, screwdriver and ingredients for borsht, baby's favorite soup.
Made all purpose cleaner.
Played with neighbour kids and son in the hallway.
Read the instruction manual for the car coop I am starting with.
Chatted with a Mom friend in the rain outside the market.
Talked to the cute produce clerk about red cabbage.
Located lost key fob out in the rain.
Cleaned bathroom while baby bathed.
Made dinner and listened to the radio.
Put away clean laundry.
Ordered 2 long desired books.
Made some notes about projects.
Researched local doctors.
Now nursing baby to sleep. Will pick up Mom at the airport tonight at midnight.
post #31 of 94

could you please share your baby's favorite soup recipe ?

i have picky children and am looking for inspiration !!!

TIA

post #32 of 94
Hi Isafrench, here goes

Simple Slowcooker Borsht
5 large beets, peeled and cubed
2 medium or larger carrots, cut into half moons
2 cups red cabbage
2 cloves or more crushed garlic
4 tablespoons tomato paste or pasta sauce
Vegetable or Beef broth or water, 5 cups or more
A bay leaf
Thyme

Boil and slow simmer with lid on until beets are almost tender. Then add:

Real Maple syrup, 3-4 Tablespoons
Apple Cider Vinegar, to taste, we like about a cup
Dill
Salt and pepper to taste.
Remove bay leaf and finish cooking to tender.

I use a pressurized slow cooker and get it al dente in 2 hours, so stove top may take a while.

My son, 19 months, loves the beets. I make the dice about toddler mouth size smile.gif
Edited by bruna - 1/9/14 at 2:48am
post #33 of 94

Great, THANKS .... i should receive beets in a delivery tomorrow & think i have most of the other ingredients already ....

definitely going to try it !

post #34 of 94
You are welcome, Isafrench.

Yesterday was all out of whack from being up until 3 am, so a bit off kilter.
A drippy, cold day.
Made some plans for things to do during Mom's visit.
Spent some time helping son get familiar with his Gramma, who has come to stay for a month.
Prepared and served breakfast and cleaned up.
Planned dinner.
Got groceries at the market.
Spent time chatting with Mom and Husband.
Napped with baby and husband.
Made soup.
Bathed baby.
Watched part of " The Great Dictator", a Charlie Chaplin classic
Edited by bruna - 1/10/14 at 3:59pm
post #35 of 94

My stress level is through the roof with work right now, so not a whole lot to account for today other than work - 

 

- Wiped down the bathroom sink. 

- Loaded the dishwasher. 

- Tidied the kitchen. 

- Helped Little Man reorganize some of his toys. 

- Did the bath and bedtime routine with Little Man. 

- Organized some paperwork and keepsakes that we just shoved into drawers. 

- Organized my Google Drive. 

- Started a to-do list for the weekend. 

 

And now I'm going to relax and try to get the knot in my stomach to go away... stress sucks. 

post #36 of 94
A off and on rainy day, but mild.
Served coffee and breakfast.
Prepared hot lunch for Husband to take to work.
Walked with Mom and Son to bakery and 2 markets, with a park stop on the way.
Prepared lunch and did dishes.
Discussed some plans with Mom.
Had a short rest with baby.
Danced and played with baby.
Made dinner with Mom.
Dined by Candle light.
Chatted with the family.
Had a bath and shower by candlelight.
Made plans for the next couple of days meals and errands.

Prepared a snack with son, worked with him to cut fruit and cheese.

Just nursed babe to sleep, will get up and set porrige to slow cook for the morning, and then a little internet time before bed.
post #37 of 94
Oops, erased.
post #38 of 94

Made several quarts of soup to freeze.

Had a pedicure.

Cleaned up my computer files

Deep conditioned my hair

Got the laundry done and ironing finished

Cleaned my bedroom

Went through socks to keep the good and recycle/repair the bad

Emailed a few friends to keep in touch

Made a to do list for the week

Watched a football game with my guys

 

That feels good! :love

post #39 of 94
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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post

And now I'm going to relax and try to get the knot in my stomach to go away... stress sucks. 

Yes it does. I hope you get a rest day again today. I'm living proof of the life long damage long term stress can do to your body. Genetically, the tests I just took said I have a low chance of Crohns. But stress was an enormous factor in it coming up in my early 20's.

Today, I slept in. Baby's been breaking in a tooth and restless this week. Then yesterday I was awake 12.30-3.30 AM between her being restless and hubby having to leave for work at 2.30. Then it was windy all night and things were blowing into the bedroom wall. So ya. I why I'm tired? Lol

So far is only not quite 1, so all have time.
BUT:

Got us dressed and ready for the day
Made omlets
Started laundry, it's in progress
Cleaned the bathroom counter and mirrors
Did dishes
Put salsa chicken in the oven
Ordered some clothes from Sears with Christmas gift cards
Ordered postage for some packages to mail Monday
Straightened up after the baby multiple times


Still need/hope to:

Put his lunch together
Get baby to take a nap
Eat lunch
Finish laundry
Call my Mom
Wash my being since she went and peed on the bed on purpose while I got some oil for her little red butt
Clean the rest of the bathroom
Dust
Order some stuff that is on special today only


But half that won't happen. I will try anyway....
post #40 of 94
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Originally Posted by MrsKoehn View Post

Yes it does. I hope you get a rest day again today. I'm living proof of the life long damage long term stress can do to your body. Genetically, the tests I just took said I have a low chance of Crohns. But stress was an enormous factor in it coming up in my early 20's.

 

You're right - I know it certainly exacerbates my lupus... it seems like there's always something!

 

We had a very busy morning here running around here - 

 

- Checked in on work email for about a half hour. 

- Went to the DMV to renew my license. Yes, it was a month expired (whoops!) and yes I got a lecture about it for 10 minutes by the DMV worker. Very fun. 

- Stopped at Starbucks for a latte.

- Went to the library to get new books for Little Man, let him play for a little while, and sign him up for the winter reading club. 

- Stopped at the park district to get my ID for yoga class. 

- Dropped husband off at the barber for a haircut. 

- Little Man and I went to Dollar Tree and picked up free food items with coupons to donate, a couple of papers for coupons and also found a few St. Patrick's Day decorations that were cute. 

- Picked up husband from the barber. 

- Finally made it back home and everyone had lunch. 

- Put Little Man down for a nap and napped while he napped. 

- Clipped some coupons out of the papers we picked up. 

 

Now we're just hanging out. A few things I intend to do still - 

 

- Put pumpkin butter to cook in the crockpot. 

- Clip and organize my coupons. 

- Sort the laundry and do at least one load. 

- After Little Man goes to bed, do just one hour of office work, to finish up a small task and get the email under control. 

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