Housekeeping support! - Page 3 - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#61 of 98 Old 09-07-2010, 02:01 AM
 
ElliesMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
can i join in? today i washed the entire downstairs floors with a soapy wet rag on my hands and knees. a couple hours later it was dirty again though. we have two golden retrievers and my husband won't take his shoes off at the door. still it felt good for the moment that it was done. i also did the same for the stairs going upstairs.

i loaded, washed and unloaded a load of dishes. later i loaded and washed a second load.

i cooked a "sunday feast" of chili, chicken drumsticks, baked beans and sweet corn, as well as special "Dora" sugar cookies with my daughter.

i did several loads of laundry, up to and including folding. these have yet to be put away.

i mowed the grass; we have two acres, this took about two hours on the riding mower.

i walked the dogs, along with the kids, around the block, it's a half mile; while not technically "housework" i count this amongst my chores, as the dogs depend upon it for exercise and to do their dog business. the new dog still has to be on a leash. this is hard work while pushing a stroller or carrying the baby.

i also puttered with putting away a few things, such as children's clothes today. i usually don't get too far with it, but i just got three bags of very nice hand me downs for my son, and i'm in the process of reorganizing my kids' closets using the "closet genies" i got at dollar tree. also weighing heavily on my mind is the need to start pulling out the winter clothes and putting away/sorting out the summer things to keep or give away for the kids.

i also found and added in my address book three new addresses that i've been saving on slips of paper.

i washed dog vomit off the front porch. yuck.

ugh. a woman's work never ends, especially when she is a SAHM. i'm sure i could think of more if i spent more time trying. at least i didn't have to go to the store today.

ElliesMomma is offline  
#62 of 98 Old 09-07-2010, 09:53 AM
 
SaraCate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kitchen's in pretty good shape cleanliness/tidiness-wise. Need to tidy up from after breakfast, and have one load of dishes to do sometime before late afternoon. DH decided we're going out for supper to celebrate DS first day of high school (we have BOGO coupons) so there won't be supper disehs!

Today, I think I'd like to put the living room to rest. It's come so far in the past week or so, but there are little things - checking under the furniture, getting donation stuff out of the 'donation pile' corner, etc. It's possible it'll take into tomorrow, and that's okay.

Other than that...

floor of our bedroom clear
sort DS19mo clothes - cull, put away, store
two boxes + probably some other little stuff out to storage shed
SaraCate is offline  
#63 of 98 Old 09-07-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Paxjourney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: PNW USA
Posts: 572
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Need my Mommas support on this thread today. It's been a long weekend while we get our house ready to sell.

What I need to get done today:

Touch up paint in DD1's room, put her room back to rights.
Gone thru DD1's clothing, weed out summer clothes.
Vac DD1's room.

Vac Master Bedroom/make bed/pick up.

Clean hall bathroom, sweep and mop floor.

Vac. Hallway.

Clean kitchen and dining room.

Clean and organize family room/ Ground Zero of all of our packed boxes .

Find the energy to shampoo carpet in living room.

Pax, loving wife since 2001, Mother of DD1 (11 1/2) and DD2 (8). Entering our 4th year of Homeschooling: Eclectic mix of curriculum and child interest lead. Backyard urban chicken chasers. 10/2014 items purged.
Paxjourney is offline  
#64 of 98 Old 09-07-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Warpedmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Northwest of DFW
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New Here. I work from home two days a week and am off today as well. The kids are in school. Yay!!! I need some motivation to get stuff done today.

I've gotten my kitchen clean and dishes done and a load of laundry drying. A pot of seven bean soup is on the stove.

I still need to

Make my bed - Done and about to get in it. lol
Clear the floor in my bedroom - Done
Vacuum bedroom - Done
Put my laundry away - Done
Put kids laundry in their rooms - Made the kids do it
Mop my downstairs (massive undertaking, sigh) - Put it off to long and had to leave for school.
Finish my homework...blech - done
And I would love to get the beading done in my bathroom and to go through the clothes for goodwill that are in what used to be the bottom of my closet. lol - Not even close to getting this started.
Warpedmom is offline  
#65 of 98 Old 09-07-2010, 07:51 PM
 
OkiMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I need to do so much today hopefully if I write it all down (or type it all down) I might be able to get it all done.. I need to:

Like to dos
- trace patterns for both girls' dresses
- iron fabric for both girls' dresses
- cut out both dresses

Waiting till tomorrow
-Make ultrasound appointment (need to wait till DD's nap time) tried, closed until after 1pm so I need to call back then
-make prenatal appointment (need to wait till DD's nap time) tried, closed until after 1pm so I need to call back then


Done
-make banana nut bread for breakfast tomorrow
- Do rest of laundry
- remake bed after linens are done. needs to wait until after the girls wake up
- put away books in bookcases
- finish putting away toys in playroom
- finish cleaning kitchen
-sweep kitchen
- put away pattern books except the one I need (I took over a shelf in the bookcase so I don't have to pull them out of the storage closet every time I need them!)
- wipe down dining room table
-finish cleaning living/dining room
- sweep living/dining room
- Call housing maintenance and get them to come fix the dishwasher again (this is like the 6th time since March and second brand new dishwasher thats broken)- Have an appointment for tomorrow.
-made chicken for chicken Ceaser salads (lunch for the rest of the week)
- make a list of to look fors for DH (Hes going to Guam, which is an American territory, so he can get things that we are looking for that we can't get where we are).
-make a list of what the commissary didn't have so I can run by another commissary tomorrow and pick them up
-cut up salads for lunches
- finish packing DH's bags for his upcoming trip
- put away DDs stuffed animals

~Heather~ Mama to Miss E (1/07), Miss A (11/08), Mr.T (2/11) and Miss A (10/12) Expecting our newest blessing sometime late Sept/early Oct.. Wife to my Marine since 11/2005
OkiMom is offline  
#66 of 98 Old 09-08-2010, 09:45 AM
 
SubliminalDarkness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Outside of Augusta, GA
Posts: 1,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK, so I sort of fell off the wagon I did manage to maintain my house. Nothing is a complete disaster, but I STILL have not cleaned my own bathroom! LOL. It's hard to justify doing it when the only people who see it are DH and I, and DH absolutely does not care. But it's bugging me!

ETA:
Whoops! Forgot to put my list for today. It's grocery day!

Make meal plan. Got this done.
Make shopping list.Got this done. FINALLY. That took way WAY too long.
Go grocery shopping. Done
Put all the groceries away(this is undoubtedly my least favorite part). Done
CLEAN MASTER BATHROOM. lol! Not done. Only did the toilet.
Wash all master bedroom bedding(comforter, pillows, the whole shebang). Done
Vacuum living room, dining room, and kitchen.
Stay on top of dishes. Done
Make dinner.

And..... I'm off!

11pm update. Ugh, still didn't get the bathroom done! I barely made it home from the store in time to get DS1 from the bus. It was just a rushed day, and then a friend came by after she got off work and stayed a while, so my evening wasn't spent being productive. There's always tomorrow!
SubliminalDarkness is offline  
#67 of 98 Old 09-08-2010, 09:54 AM
 
SaraCate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What a productive day, OkiMom!

We are out this morning, but I might get some dishes done before we leave.

Otherwise:

Tidy/wipe down all kitchen surfaces
Spot clean ktichen floor

Clear seating surfaces in living room - cleared out under furniture yesterday, and some of the stuff that didn't belong is waiting to get a home.
Sort through a few bags of msic stuff in living room.

After these two jobs are done, the living room will be pretty much done. I realized yesterday there's one shelf I sort of missed, but that's about it. I will start the hand-mending in the evenings so it can get washed and out of the living room!

Do some filing?

Make supper - don't know what, yet
SaraCate is offline  
#68 of 98 Old 09-08-2010, 04:52 PM
 
echospiritwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Okay- this is now SEVERAL days ago, but the day I posted it I got locked out of my house and I found out DH is going to be gone a LOT longer than planned, like I'm alone for the next 6-9 months with only a few visits here and there, so I had to fight off a little depressive episode.



Girls' room closet and dressers, both need straightening/thinning

have to take those donation clothes back in that got rained on today, re-wash and dry, then DONATE IMMEDIATELY gone

find a better spot for sewing machine [COLOR="rgb(255, 0, 255)"]not yet [/COLOR]


hmmm... not sure why my color isn't working... oh well
bathrooms- tubs, toilets and mirrors [COLOR="rgb(255, 0, 255)"]pretty good, one toilet and one tub left I'll still call this [/COLOR]

sweep patio [COLOR="rgb(255, 0, 255)"]THIS task is how I ended up getting locked out... check your other doors if you decide to do this one, so you don't end up SOL![/COLOR]

water plants

gather cuisinart parts together for attempted exchange [COLOR="rgb(255, 0, 255)"]new one is getting shipped to me now[/COLOR]

find dillards gift card for afternoon outing, look up location in city of outing [COLOR="rgb(255, 0, 255)"]didn't do this... next field trip to the big city[/COLOR]

milk pick up

pack snacks/drinks for outing [COLOR="rgb(255, 0, 255)"]cheated and got junk food, partly due to the depressing news [/COLOR]

orngbiggrin.gif mom of three with stork-suprise.gif on the way

echospiritwarrior is offline  
#69 of 98 Old 09-08-2010, 09:14 PM
 
clutterwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Today I heaps to do:

make phone calls...DONE

take stuff to St Vincent de Paul

tidy lounge room and entryway for visitor this afternoon

clear one kitchen bench and put things away

Wash out the trash cans

mop kitchen and bathroom floors if I get time

clean bathroom sink DONE

clean shower and shower ledge DONE

SAHM to three
clutterwarrior is offline  
#70 of 98 Old 09-08-2010, 10:15 PM
 
clutterwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Echospiritwarrior....hang in there, sending you hugs, for what it's worth.

SAHM to three
clutterwarrior is offline  
#71 of 98 Old 09-08-2010, 11:17 PM
 
echospiritwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks so much Cee, I'm much better now. I had to mourn my husband's presence and today I finally got my act back together, enrolled in 10weeks of prenatal yoga, got a babysitter and had a little time to myself... I can do this and it's much easier to do with a clean home!!!

I appreciate the love

Vee

orngbiggrin.gif mom of three with stork-suprise.gif on the way

echospiritwarrior is offline  
#72 of 98 Old 09-09-2010, 12:01 AM
 
OkiMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sara- Thanks!
Echo- Im glad you are feeling better about things.

I just finished dropping DH off at the airport. In an hour base housing is suppose to be coming to fix the dishwasher so I need to:
-finish putting away the dishes
clean the living room (again)
clean the hall
wipe down the hall bathroom (they have never asked to use my bathroom but I always like to have it clean just in case)


Other than that I need to:
-make ultrasound appointment- also closed for the day, guess everyone closes at 11 on Thursday
-make prenatal appointment- the clinic is closed. I might just stop by tomorrow to make an appointment, its easier a lot of the time.
-help DDs' make a countdown chain (we do one every time DH leaves)
-at least trace the patterns for the girls dresses. Ive been promising DD1 for weeks (actually months) that I will get those dresses made for her.

~Heather~ Mama to Miss E (1/07), Miss A (11/08), Mr.T (2/11) and Miss A (10/12) Expecting our newest blessing sometime late Sept/early Oct.. Wife to my Marine since 11/2005
OkiMom is offline  
#73 of 98 Old 09-09-2010, 07:45 AM
 
echospiritwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sorry to go OT but Okimom, tell me about the countdown chain. My DH is only here for a week before leaving again, so I think I need to do this for next time.

orngbiggrin.gif mom of three with stork-suprise.gif on the way

echospiritwarrior is offline  
#74 of 98 Old 09-09-2010, 10:25 AM
 
wallabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: the countryside of Japan
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Okimom- if you have the website for your clinic, the open schedule is usually pretty easy to find - look for the grid with circles and x`s - usually it is laid out with days of the week along the top and times of the day along the left-hand side (that is, assuming you are going somewhere off-base).

yay - got the garbage - the big junk that I couldn`t throw away on regular garbage day and the smaller once a month non-burnable garbage - out of here!! some of that stuff has been waiting YEARS to go.

It is thursday night here and I didn`t get as much done today as I wanted to - laundry is pretty much caught up with only one basket left to be put away, so yay there, and the kitchen is cleaned up from dinner, but beyond that...

Friday list:
bale up the old clothes for recycling day Sun.
load truck with recycling and hazardous waste (batteries `n` stuff)
vacuum entry, sunroom, utility room
wash and PUT AWAY laundry done
wash the pile of junk that has gathered in the sunroom sink a little bit done
dry bedding and wash master sheets (and, probably dd`s sheets too) sunned them all, but didn`t get to the washing
keep on top of dishes done
do large pot of something for both Fri and Sat dinners Thai curry done

and, not housework but must be done:
find a place to store bales of hay for goats done
fix up goat roof before weekend rain done

and...aargh...find the dishwasher manual and figure out what Error 3 is done, and I am an idiot not to have figured it out sooner - it was just that dd had turned the water to dishwasher off while helping me in the kitchen
wallabi is offline  
#75 of 98 Old 09-10-2010, 09:28 AM
 
SaraCate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yesterday - cleared the *entire* desk and top of file cabinet...filed much paper, culled files, made new folders (the old ones were beat up/bent), culled pens/pencials, wiped everything down, moved the computer desk to sweep/scrub behind, etc., etc., etc. ...happy with my progress!

I have a little paper/etc. to tidy up in the living room. Other than that, I'm gonna let the day flow and accomplish what I acocmplish. That seems to be working pretty well for me right now, as I have a good momentum going. I'd *like* to get through the moderate-sized pile of office and misc stuff next to the file cabinet. I'ts a lot of fiddly stuff, so if I get through it all, it will be a good day. That will mostly put the office/playroom to rest, too. I've let a few bags of misc. accumulate in one corner, but I'll deal with those as I'm able.

Skipped dishes yesterday - I should make sure they happen today!
SaraCate is offline  
#76 of 98 Old 09-10-2010, 06:36 PM
 
OkiMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Eco Ill e-mail you what I did. I do it every time DH leaves, it helps the kids be able to "visualize" when Daddy is coming home.
Walla- unfortunately you can do that back stateside but tricare over here sucks and you can't make on base appointments on the computer. I hear if I went off base I probably could, assuming I could read Japanese. Which I can't. Seriously need to work on that. Maybe I should take my friend up on her offer of lessons. I miss being back in the states where I could make all my naval hospital appointments on the internet, the receptionist here is a bit of a pain (she doesnt' mean to be Im sure she just doesn't speak english all that well) so I dont' like making appointments over the phone. It took 20 minutes yesterday, it would have been faster to drive to the clinic, go in, make the appointment and leave.

I did finally make the prenatal and ultrasound appointments! Both for when DH will be back so he gets to be there for them (well, he gets to be child care for them). I love it when hes able to be there even if he can only see the tail end of the ultrasound. They dont' allow kids in the room until the very end then they let you bring back the children so they can see the baby and hear the gender if you choose to find out.

So, I didn't do anything really yesterday but run errands. Today I need to:

-Pick up the Maya sling Im getting for the new baby. It was my favorite carrier for quick trips with DD1 but it ended up with a tear I couldn't mend (I almost cried, it caught on the x-ray machine at the airport )
-Go pick up toilet paper which I keep forgetting to do. I went to the store yesterday and forgot.. again.. my DD isn't going to be happy if she doesn't have toilet paper to use

- pick up a fun toilet seat for DD2. She wants to potty train but is so tiny she can't seat on the big seat. I have a toilet seat but it doesn't fit Japanese toilets so I need to pick up a Japanese one. Oh and while Im there I need to pick up pull ups to because I don't think potty training is going to go quickly this time I picked up pull ups at the PX but didn't make it out for the potty seat.
- Sign up for the farm trip and get tickets for the other things around the island we want to do while DH is gone
-cleaning wise I need to:
-pick up the playroom
-do a load of laundry
- press clothing for church tomorrow
- pick up front room/wash rug
-pick up master bedroom
- clean both bathrooms
- put away the two boxes of office supplies that were boxed when we moved the desk out of the playroom
- get rid of the extra microwave, bag of books and shoe thing Im going to do this on my way out tomorrow. Im tired tonight.
- Maybe I should actually move the dining room chair back to the dining room instead of having it in the bedroom.

Update- We ended up taking a trip to the zoo today spur of the moment. The girls had SO MUCH FUN I can't regret it even if I didn't get what I should have gotten done tomorrow. After all the mess will be here tomorrow (or a new one will replace it) but how often does a 3 year old get a close viewing of a hippo out of the water (there is like 3 feet maybe between the viewing area and the hippoes, if one of the girls wanted to they could probably have touched them since they were sticking their noses out of their pen).

~Heather~ Mama to Miss E (1/07), Miss A (11/08), Mr.T (2/11) and Miss A (10/12) Expecting our newest blessing sometime late Sept/early Oct.. Wife to my Marine since 11/2005
OkiMom is offline  
#77 of 98 Old 09-10-2010, 07:02 PM
 
wallabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: the countryside of Japan
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Okimom - sorry not to have been any help! For future reference, though, should you ever need to go to the doctor off base - the box I am describing is what to look for on a Japanese clinic/hospital website - once you find that box there is not much reading to do, just the characters for the days of the week along the top, but since they go in order and start with Sunday or Monday, it is pretty easy to figure out even if you can`t read a thing (I am in Japan, too, though a ways north of you).

Friends kids coming over today, a 4 yo dd`s best 4 yo friend and her 8 year old brother are coming over, so I don`t know if I`ll get much done around and under them, but here`s hoping:

pick up outside before our store (right next to the house) opens this morning done
vacuum the entry/workroom/sunroom (`cause I didn`t get to this yesterday) still not done...this has been on my list for how many days?
properly pack and load up the recycleables for collection tomorrow (ditto) half done - batteries and lightbulbs left to load
pick up in the office/den disaster of a room a teensy bit done
make some soup to feed the kids for lunch success here, at least - soup for lunch, then noodles and tofu into the soup for dinner
also, got the kitchen mopped (after dd spilled juice)

If I get that, plus my mm chores for today (and, ahem, yesterday) done, today will be a sucess!daily mm chores - clean the kitchen, wipe out sinks, do laundry and bed, etc - done. weekly chores catch up plan...not finished
wallabi is offline  
#78 of 98 Old 09-11-2010, 06:43 AM
 
OkiMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wallabi- Thanks! Ill remember that if I ever have to make an appointment out in town.

Im going to post tomorrows to do list, its basically everything I didn't get done today.

Only errand isn't really an errand, we have church in the morning. Its a 9 though so we have to get up, eat, get ready and go by 815.

TO dos:
-pick up playroom
-pick up master bedroom
- pick up girls room (should be easy its hardly ever gone into when DH isn't here, both girls sleep in bed with me)

- put away office supplies Didn't happen and the girls are sleeping (the computer area is in the bedroom) so its not happening until tomorrow.. hopefully.. if I don't forget or run out of time again.
- make a list of to dos for the week. Seperate by day
- make a list of meals Im doing (I have a month meal plan but i seperate by week so if something just doesn't sound good we put it off) and pull things out of the chest freezer/put them in the small freezer

~Heather~ Mama to Miss E (1/07), Miss A (11/08), Mr.T (2/11) and Miss A (10/12) Expecting our newest blessing sometime late Sept/early Oct.. Wife to my Marine since 11/2005
OkiMom is offline  
#79 of 98 Old 09-11-2010, 12:42 PM
 
momtoS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I NEED to do SOMETHING today! I will set my timer for 15 minutes and come back and report!
momtoS is offline  
#80 of 98 Old 09-11-2010, 01:00 PM
 
momtoS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I tidied the beds, put away a bit of clothes, put dishes in washer, etc.

I am sitting down for a snack and milk and then I am spending the next 15 on finding stuff to declutter.
momtoS is offline  
#81 of 98 Old 09-11-2010, 01:58 PM
 
momtoS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I went through the toys in the toy box and got rid of broken toys.

Now to turn on the dish washer...and collect a bag of stuff to donate. (summer maternity clothes etc.)
momtoS is offline  
#82 of 98 Old 09-11-2010, 04:37 PM
 
SaraCate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Out to potluck breakfast this a.m. while DH stayed w/ LO!

Laundry's almost done....I think it's load 5 in the washer? One more load, then sheets - probably tomorrow. Also scrubbed the kitchen floor. Not much more is going to happen today or tomorrow; we're out to a friend's house tongiht, and off to the states tomorrow primarily for a stock-up on nonperishables before baby comes! I am hoping to get the kitchen counters tidied up and wiped, though...and a quick tidy in the living room. Depends on how soon DH arrives - he's running some errands and then we're off!
SaraCate is offline  
#83 of 98 Old 09-12-2010, 08:34 AM
 
OkiMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sara- I always say Im going to stock up on non-parishables in my last month for after the baby is born and I never do. Did you get your stocking trip done?

Well church was awesome today. The kids did so well, they actually stayed in the service the whole hour (usually I have to take them into the mother's room because they get to hard to take care of by myself.. they want to go visit people and the room is just to crowded for that) and went to nursery (at our church its ages 18 months-the January after their 3rd birthday). They had so much fun my 3 year old couldn't stop talking about what she did the rest of the day.

I did almost accompish everything and now its bedtime. Im going to post tomorrows to dos so Im not tempted to come on tomorrow morning and waste time reading threads instead of getting things done.

- Clean kitchen
- organize fridge (its like a bomb went off in it!)
- Organize pantry
-maybe just maybe remember to actually MOP the kitchen.. oops I keep forgetting.

-track down all the library books so we can return them
- visit library to get farm books for the tour we are going on later this week
- trace patterns for girls dresses (really truely this time )
- wash the two blankets that are used in the master bedroom.- one in the wash, one in dryer
-maybe remember to put the office supplies away that still haven't been put away.- Yay! I finally remembered to put them away
- Take a trip to this place called Bios on the Hill that Ive been wanting to go to. It has the two things my daughter wants to see: flowers and animals.

Im waking up early to work out and hopefully since Im doing an easy breakfest I can do most of the cleaning before the kids even wake up.

~Heather~ Mama to Miss E (1/07), Miss A (11/08), Mr.T (2/11) and Miss A (10/12) Expecting our newest blessing sometime late Sept/early Oct.. Wife to my Marine since 11/2005
OkiMom is offline  
#84 of 98 Old 09-15-2010, 09:46 AM
 
SaraCate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm back! Overall the house is...well, decent, and I'm still making progress with the decluttering/deep cleaning stuff.

Today, I HAVE to tiday up the fridge. It's not terrible, just getting a little chaotic, and I need to make sure I know wat's in back and to have a greater sense of visual organization than I do now.

Also have to do some rearranging in the storage shed - some stuff from the last day or two's decluttering is sitting on the deck waiting to go in there, and it's gonna rain tomorrow!

Would *like* to finish emptying the car trunk of pantry stock-ups so I can get the donation stuff back in the trunk and *out of the house.*

We're out this a.m., so other than that I'll see what else I get done. Those are the big ones for today. (Oh - and bring hanging laundry in, and fold/put away was isn't yet!)
SaraCate is offline  
#85 of 98 Old 09-15-2010, 09:57 AM
 
SubliminalDarkness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Outside of Augusta, GA
Posts: 1,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My house is a disaster I was doing really REALLY well. I spent most of Monday cleaning out our garage and then rearranging the guest room closet to fit the extra things. We can now park two cars in the garage(we could only just barely fit one before) and everything is organized and put away in the right place.

But.

Then DH decided yesterday(which is one of his days off) that we should spend the day buying him a new computer. It did, truly, take all day. And then set up of the new computer made a huge mess at home. And I never had time to do dishes. And I had to stay up late making food for him to take to a work potluck today.

So.... Today I'm exhausted, and have a million and one things I have to do. And I have my friend's baby today.

So.....
-Meal plandone
-Grocery listdone
-Grocery shoppartially done
-Put groceries awaypartially done
-Unload, reload dishwasher
-Make dinner
-At least two loads of laundry
-Fold four baskets of laundry
-Clean vacuum

3:45 update: Never made it to the main grocery store. We just too late of a start and wouldn't have been able to make it home in time for DS2's bus. I'm not sure if I'll go later this evening or tomorrow. I'm going to have to think about it.
SubliminalDarkness is offline  
#86 of 98 Old 09-19-2010, 07:44 PM
 
vm9799's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 956
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
love this! i hope it's okay if a newbie joins in.

i have a very strict housekeeping schedule that i keep to......something i got out of a vintage homekeeping book from the late 40's. of course, it's the weekend now, and i give myself the weekends 'off', unless one of my kids needs uniform stuff washed for school.

will check back in tomorrow though!

: : vicki ~ wife & mom of 2 amazing kids
live well ~ laugh often ~ love much
vm9799 is offline  
#87 of 98 Old 09-19-2010, 11:28 PM
 
SubliminalDarkness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Outside of Augusta, GA
Posts: 1,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi guys. My weekend was a bust. I got horribly, horribly sick on Friday and am only today beginning to feel human. My house is a MESS. We were supposed to be getting the carpets steamed tomorrow, but I'm going to have to call in the morning to reschedule because nothing got done over the weekend to be ready for it. Ugh. Such a disappointment.
SubliminalDarkness is offline  
#88 of 98 Old 09-20-2010, 07:17 AM
 
wallabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: the countryside of Japan
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
vm - how very neat, the housekeeping schedule from the 40`s! I am really curoius about that - do you mind sharing? There is not the slightest chance of my sticking to any sort of a strict schedule, mind you, but the idea of seeing a list from way back when intrigues.

as for me -
It is monday night here, with today having been a holiday, and Saturday having been a work day, and yesterday having been spent half at the combined pre-school and elementary school field/sports day and half at the after-hours dental clinic

So, I haven`t got much done this weekend, either.

However, for the remainder of this evening, as dd fell asleep early and I told dh I am in desperate need of some alone time, I am puttin gin a dvd and decluttering the toys, the dvds and my office corner. done, with the dvds sorted into "keep" and "sell" piles - yay!

Tomorrow
I have no idea. hmmm...I thought if I tried to write out a list, something would come to me. Well, at the very least:

pick up the house enough to vacuum done
vacuum not done, my excuse being that dh was asleep in the middle of the living area most of the day
errands - need to pick up more nighttime pad/diaper thingies for dd, and some GF snacks for me (I am starving lately!!) done

and...errrr...umm...maybe I`ll think of more later. got a few extra jobs squeezed in - the old clothing for recycling is bundled up (though it can`t go out for a few weeks yet), the old cotton clothing is cut up into rags, and I washed masses of laundry and sheets, but none o it is dry yet
wallabi is offline  
#89 of 98 Old 09-20-2010, 08:00 AM
 
clutterwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wallabi View Post
vm - how very neat, the housekeeping schedule from the 40`s! I am really curoius about that - do you mind sharing? There is not the slightest chance of my sticking to any sort of a strict schedule, mind you, but the idea of seeing a list from way back when intrigues.
I would love to see it too.

SAHM to three
clutterwarrior is offline  
#90 of 98 Old 09-20-2010, 12:50 PM
 
vm9799's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 956
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wallabi View Post
vm - how very neat, the housekeeping schedule from the 40`s! I am really curoius about that - do you mind sharing? There is not the slightest chance of my sticking to any sort of a strict schedule, mind you, but the idea of seeing a list from way back when intrigues.
Quote:
Originally Posted by clutterwarrior View Post
I would love to see it too.
no problem ladies! just give me some time to get it all typed up.....it's literally in a book, not online. i'm happy to pass it along though!

: : vicki ~ wife & mom of 2 amazing kids
live well ~ laugh often ~ love much
vm9799 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off