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We had a thread going awhile (any interest in a GTD support thread?), but I've gotten back on track with having a Daily List and I was wondering if anyone else wanted to have a daily thread where we posted our to do for the day and then checked it off as we go? I think having my list visible will hold me more accountable for following through with it.

No one has to use the GTD system. For instance I don't use his filing system. Just use whatever works for you.

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Done

1. Nap. I feel awful this morning. Oh Fibro, how I loathe thee. ---> I rested but I didn't sleep.
2. Daily Three
  • All daily paperwork must have a home! (school, mail, etc)
  • Journal some sort of daily event/happy thing/photo opp
  • Keep my desk clean! (hopefully #1 will help with that)
3. The Me Three:
  • Make & have brunch
  • Meditate in bright light (combats the beginnings of SAD)
  • Write
4. Continue blog pruning & clean-up
5. Figure out why the heck I still have not received Sammy's spring school pictures, even after calling 3-4 weeks ago.
6. Get Tim the info on the pool guy so he can get the pool closed for us
7. Flush out book outline ---> worked on factions, races & classes instead since they came in a flood of ideas


Daily 3 = The 3 things that if I get nothing else done, I need to do.
Me 3 = The 3 things each day I need to do for myself to feel well.
I may bump these up to 5 things when I get into a routine with the 3.

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sunnibg. I'll be back when the baby is napping

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Grand idea!

To Do

In Progress
Decided Against
Finished!



TGIF

Have kids:
~clean basement
~clean their room
~vaccuum basement
Finish unit lesson plan tweaking for Charlotte
blog/vlog
sweep laundry room
clean litter boxes

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Grand idea!

TGIF

Have kids:
~clean basement
~clean their room
~vaccuum basement
Finish unit lesson plan tweaking for Charlotte
blog/vlog
sweep laundry room
clean litter boxes
Dawningmama, I thought "Have kids" was the first thing on your to-do list! Thinking, "...that really belongs in TTC, not Mindful Home!" Sorry, I haven't been getting enough sleep lately and it makes me read and hear things funny.

I'm in for today:

Get all groceries put away in logical fashion (currently dumped on kitchen table)
Clean up all dishes
Make chocolate pudding for DH
Sweep kitchen and bathroom floors
Breastfeed DS onegazillion times

If I get all that done, I'll come back and add more...

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:rotf Weaslymum! Nope, I'm done with that part of life!

Ok, midday update! The kids and I had a big long cleaning session----so intense that I had to take a shower afterwards (well, ok, mainly because I did cobweb management in the unfinished part of the basement and got the willies).


Have kids:
~clean basement
~clean their room
~vaccuum basement
Finish unit lesson plan tweaking for Charlotte
blog/vlog
sweep laundry room
clean litter boxes




How's everyone else doing?

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I'll jump in on this today. I'm just coming out of the first trimester fog, am trying to survive with only having my housekeeper come once a month (though after cleaning my bedroom, I'm rethinking ever paying her to clean again!), and am trying to prepare for a birthday party for DS3 tomorrow afternoon.

Today:
Clean (pick up, dust, vacuum/sweep/mop):
-master bathroom
-my bedroom
-front room
-kitchen/dining room
-den
Laundry- three loads, washed, dried, folded and PUT AWAY (one load down)
Have kids pick up their rooms and clean bathroom
Make, bake, decorate (?) chocolate birthday cake
Plan menu and shopping list for food at party
Make first birthday bib and hat for S


Red items are finished. I have a LONG way to go still!

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So if we're not using the system this is just a place for daily chore accountability? (I just want to make sure I'm using this thread the right way)

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Oh I like the idea of replying with our updates! Thanks dawningmama!

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1. Nap. I feel awful this morning. Oh Fibro, how I loathe thee. ---> I rested but I didn't sleep.
2. Daily Three
  • All daily paperwork must have a home! (school, mail, etc)
  • Journal some sort of daily event/happy thing/photo opp
  • Keep my desk clean! (hopefully #1 will help with that)
3. The Me Three:
  • Had a big snack. Will eat a late lunch.
  • Meditate in bright light (combats the beginnings of SAD)
  • Write
4. Continue blog pruning & clean-up
5. Figure out why the heck I still have not received Sammy's spring school pictures, even after calling 3-4 weeks ago.
6. Get Tim the info on the pool guy so he can get the pool closed for us
7. Flush out book outline ---> worked on factions, races & classes instead since they came in a flood of ideas

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So if we're not using the system this is just a place for daily chore accountability? (I just want to make sure I'm using this thread the right way)
Yes! However you want to make this thread work for you re: your To Do List is great.

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glad to see this. I have been waiting for someone to post this It makes me acutally do things becuase I know I have all you gals seeing what I do lol.


I will just hiligh what I got accomplished at the end of the day.

-put away dishes
-oraganize pantry and write out shopping list

-pick up living room(ds toys)
-vacuum
-clean couch coushions
-clean diaper pail
-wash laundry
-hang laundry(dryer if it rains)
-fold and put laundry away
-scrub bathtub
-scrub toilet
-wash mirrors and countertop
-mop bathroom floor
-vacuum bedroom
-put clean sheets on
-make bed

wow ya I think thats all lol

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Cool. Today I need to:

- Fold clean clothes (mostly done...I hate pairing socks)
- Put up ALL clean laundry
- Gather dirty laundry
- Run said laundry if there's enough
- Put up clean dishes
- Load dishwasher
- Clean guest bath
- Run diapers
- Pick up all trash
- Revamp Sept meal plan

Must Do Today
Should Do Today
Today Won't End If Deferred Until Tomorrow

Done can be in black!



I really like being able to SEE what I've done during the day

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Check-in:

Get all groceries put away in logical fashion (currently dumped on kitchen table)
Clean up all dishes
Make chocolate pudding for DH

Sweep kitchen and bathroom floors... yeah didn't happen.
Breastfeed DS onegazillion times (well, 3 and counting. )

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Working On
Waiting On
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Done

1. Nap. I feel awful this morning. Oh Fibro, how I loathe thee. ---> I rested but I didn't sleep.
2. Daily Three
  • All daily paperwork must have a home! (school, mail, etc)
  • Journal some sort of daily event/happy thing/photo opp
  • Keep my desk clean! (hopefully #1 will help with that)
3. The Me Three:
  • Had a big snack. Will eat a late lunch.
  • Meditate in bright light (combats the beginnings of SAD)
  • Write
4. Continue blog pruning & clean-up
5. Figure out why the heck I still have not received Sammy's spring school pictures, even after calling 3-4 weeks ago.
6. Get Tim the info on the pool guy so he can get the pool closed for us
7. Flush out book outline ---> worked on factions, races & classes instead since they came in a flood of ideas

The Daily 3 is still a work in progress is what I'm telling myself.

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I'm in! Think I'll do daily & general lists, if that's OK.


Daily:
Kitchen: all dishes done and counters wiped down
Laundry: check it (I'm constantly finding half-dried towels in the dryer!)
Put away one random thing
Read to each kid separately


General Weekly/Monthly To Do:
Change sheets
Balance checkbook
Write bills
Sweep/mop kitchen
Vacuum living room
Laundry put away


Dream/Long-Term To Do:
File desk
Organize son's toys/room
Organize/clean-off top of roll-top
Organize/cean-off top of shoe cubby
'09 ES taxes figured


There's more, but I think those are probably the priorities right now. Will probably put completed items in blue. Maybe dates completed on the dailies.

Thanks!

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To Do
Working On
Waiting On
Deferred
Done

1. Daily Three
  • All daily paperwork must have a home! (school, mail, etc)
  • Journal some sort of daily event/happy thing/photo opp
  • Keep my desk clean! (hopefully #1 will help with that)

2. The Me Three:
  • Eat well
  • Meditate in bright light (combats the beginnings of SAD)
  • Write

3. Weekend Work -- The big house clean (zone work, etc)
4. Work on blog design
5. Flush out book outline or character worksheets


I'll have more to add. These are what I woke up thinking about.

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Good morning! It's Saturday and we are recovering from a sleepover, so not much today.

Yoga
pedicure
blog
Final prep work for the first week of no-school!


7:45pm: I'm done for the day. 50% isn't so bad!

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Today:

- Clean out this space (Before picture so I'm REALLY accountable)
- Really put up those clothes
- Laundry
- Organize Closet


ALL are a "must do"

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-fold and put laundry away
-scrub bathtub
-scrub toilet
-wash mirrors and countertop
-mop bathroom floor
-vacuum bedroom
-clean living room
-mop laundry room


I got to get these done today or else I will feel like crap lol,

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Okay here is my list:

Things I have already done:
* cleaned bathroom
* started laundry
* started dishes
* cleaned windows!

I think I have done great so far!

My list:
*sweep upstairs
*mop upstairs
*dust dd1 bedroom
*dust dd2 bedroom

*put away clothes in dd1 room
*put away clothes in dd2 room
*clean bathroom number two
*sweep bathroom
*mop bathroom
*vaccuum bedroom
*make beets
*sweep stairs
*mop stairs
Once I am finished that list I have more....much much more.
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Not going well so far but that's ok.

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I need to deal with Mt. Clean Laundry which sits atop the washer and dryer. Also, a couple of "later" baskets, where I've condensed all the "where the heck should I put this?" stuff. And tending to the lawn, including kind of fixing the weed wacker.
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Well, so far....
*completed*


Daily:
Kitchen: all dishes done and counters wiped down 5
Laundry: check it (I'm constantly finding half-dried towels in the dryer!) 5
Put away one random thing 5
Read to each kid separately 5


General Weekly/Monthly To Do:
Change sheets
Balance checkbook
Write bills
Sweep/mop kitchen 5
Vacuum living room
Laundry put away


Dream/Long-Term To Do:
File desk
Organize son's toys/room
Organize/clean-off top of roll-top
Organize/cean-off top of shoe cubby
'09 ES taxes figured

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We had company today so I didn't get much done....

I did go from BEFORE to AFTER I've been saying I was going to get to that for weeks!

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We had company today so I didn't get much done....

I did go from BEFORE to AFTER I've been saying I was going to get to that for weeks!


Ooooh! Aaaaah!

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AFWife, that looks great! Congrats! I <3 before and afters.

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AF Wife that looks awesome! Great job!

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To Do
Working On
Waiting On
Deferred
Done

1. Daily Three
  • All daily paperwork must have a home!
  • Journal some sort of daily event/happy thing/photo opp
  • Keep my desk clean!

2. The Me Three:
  • Eat well
  • Meditate in bright light
  • Write

3. Zone Work
4. Work on blog design & create graphics
5. Flush out book outline or character worksheets



I had more of the same going on today.

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Well, so far.... Hubby is home today, so I'm pretty proud I got ANYthing accomplished!!!
*completed*

Daily:
Kitchen: all dishes done and counters wiped down 5, 6
Laundry: check it 5,6
Put away one random thing 5,6
Read to each kid separately 5


General Weekly/Monthly To Do:
Change sheets
Balance checkbook
Write bills
Sweep/mop kitchen 5
Vacuum living room
Laundry put away 6


Dream/Long-Term To Do:
File desk
Organize son's toys/room
Organize/clean-off top of roll-top
Organize/cean-off top of shoe cubby
'09 ES taxes figured

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Next
In Progress
Waiting For Something
Deferred
Done

1. The Me Three:
***** Make & have brunch
***** Meditate in bright light
***** Write

2. Daily Three
***** Journal some sort of daily event/happy thing/photo opp
***** Clean my desk
***** Research
3. Blogs:
***** Family blog -- decide on a posting plan
***** Writing blog -- add plugins, make a strategic plan for using the thing

4. Help DH install replacement deck planks and/or start staining them

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