Woohoo - go ladies! APmom, don't feel overwhelmed - I'm really not going to chase you down to do a house inspection
Here's my update:
I haven't done my scrapbooking/craft cupboard - friends from England just rang to say they're coming to visit! So I'm baking instead.
I've finished dusting (breathing easily feels so nice)
The yard looks like it could be in one of those beautiful home magazines - except for the long grass. It's been raining, so DH can't mow it. Other than that, the courtyard looks gorgeous, the swings and fence have been de-cobwebbed and the wind chimes are now no longer tangled up with each other!
The fridge and kitchen cupboards and all looking amazing.
I finished (and am happy with) the scrapbooking album for my friend! I didn't think I'd manage to do that one.
All of our floors are sparkling - DS nearly slipped over in the kitchen this morning!
I cleaned all of our outside windows.
Pruned the hedges (whoa - someone want to come and get some prickles out of my arms??)
Scrubbed the laundry from top to bottom.
Still left to do -
* wash and vaccuum the car (I'll wait until the rain stops)
* clean window sills
* DH still has to do the garage and the Christmas lights on the roof.
* A bit more baking
* The curtains (But realistically it's not going to be done).
I've done jobs which I didn't have on the list, too! I'm amazed at myself - this little bit of motivation was all I needed. I've cleaned and tidied everything while looking for my son's lost teddy. I'm going to sleep so well tonight - I'm exhausted! But it feels so nice to have my house like this. It used to be like this all the time, but last year was a bit of a mess for us (I struggled with depression and DH had to work a heap of extra hours). So the house was the thing which suffered. Hopefully since I'm starting the year off on a good foot it will stay that way and I'll be motivated to do the little jobs as they happen, rather than letting them add up to a huge job.