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#91 of 103 Old 01-18-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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Not bad at all! Only 3 of these bag.gif so far this month. I wasn't going to do the dishes tonight though. I was tired so was only going to do the blender, but I got them all done with exception of a casserole dish that's soaking and my small plate I had my snack on just now and the knife I used to make it. This is ok though. I'm so happy it's going well for me and I was thinking about next months challenge. I can't wait to add that one. so far this month. I wasn't going to do the dishes tonight though. I was tired so was only going to do the blender, but I got them all done with exception of a casserole dish that's soaking and my small plate I had my snack on just now and the knife I used to make it. This is ok though. I'm so happy it's going well for me and I was thinking about next months challenge. I can't wait to add that one.

Jan 16 bag.gif (number 4 now this month)

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Day 17
ugh post nasal drip and stuffed sinuses.

Task 1 - thumb.gif
Task 2 - thumb.gif

Yet I was not very productive today, I have several tasks waiting that I'm behind on, and procrastinating. hide.gif

Key
thumb.gif I got it done
luxlove.gif DH did the task
partners.gif we did it together
whistling.gif task got half done
hide.gif I procrastinated
irked.gif I couldn't do it because fate interfered

broc1.gif bonus task got done
faint.gif DH did a bonus task


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Where is everybody?
I've been behind in posting but I'm catching up

Day 18

Task 1 - thumb.gif
Task 2 - thumb.gif

Day 19 - my house got cleaned today yay, but I had a stressful day so I went to bed at 8pm

Task 1 - hide.gif
Task 2 - whistling.gif

Day 20 - not very productive, I spent more time thinking of ways to get calories into DS.

Task 1 - hide.gif
Task 2 - whistling.gif

Today I'm hoping to do some vacuuming and straightening


Key
thumb.gif I got it done
luxlove.gif DH did the task
partners.gif we did it together
whistling.gif task got half done
hide.gif I procrastinated
irked.gif I couldn't do it because fate interfered

broc1.gif bonus task got done
faint.gif DH did a bonus task



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Hi there,

 

I'm not an everyday poster but things have been going well. I haven't taken out the garbage/compost/recycling every day but the garbage can hasn't been close to overflowing and the recycling is being sorted in the garage every few days, once the bin under the sink fills up (sometimes sooner). Compost is going out regularly but would still like to try for everyday. We often use cereal or cracker boxes for wet compost and I don't like to put those out until they're full, so they sometimes sit for a bit.

 

Yesterday we put up a new rack inside one cupboard door under the sink for the hand towels and wash cloths -- and today we put up a bag holder (createsomespace.com) which I'm hoping will work for paper lunch bags for compost while keeping it off the counter. Don't really want to add more paper to the compost bin but definitely don't want to be washing out bowls/buckets all the time (our city picks up the compost once every two weeks). I'm saving the boxboard boxes as well to use for more wet things that will  soak through a paper bag too quickly.

 

All in all, I think I'm doing well and I can at least notice a difference in how things look or how I feel about the general state of the kitchen. Not sure what I'll ad for February (maybe to fold and put away any load of laundry started that day?). Will have some time to think that one through before deciding.

 

Karen


Karen (39), DH (40), DS (7/7/07), with three m/c (11/05, 10/09, 11/10), BFP for mid-November -- keeping fingers crossed!!
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Day 21

irked.gif I had a bad headache and ended up in bed at the same time as DS

Day 22

Task 1 - partners.gif
Task 2 - partners.gif


Key
thumb.gif I got it done
luxlove.gif DH did the task
partners.gif we did it together
whistling.gif task got half done
hide.gif I procrastinated
irked.gif I couldn't do it because fate interfered

broc1.gif bonus task got done
faint.gif DH did a bonus task


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Day 23

Task 1 - thumb.gif
Task 2 - thumb.gif

And I made a little more progress on decluttering. broc1.gif

Key
thumb.gif I got it done
luxlove.gif DH did the task
partners.gif we did it together
whistling.gif task got half done
hide.gif I procrastinated
irked.gif I couldn't do it because fate interfered

broc1.gif bonus task got done
faint.gif DH did a bonus task


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Day 24

Task 1 - luxlove.gif
Task 2 - luxlove.gif

Day 25

Tast 1 partners.gif
Task 2 shrug.gif - we have carpet cleaner coming tomorrow, so we've covered the table up with a bunch of items from the floor. Tomorrow will be a big day of putting things back into place.

Key
thumb.gif I got it done
luxlove.gif DH did the task
partners.gif we did it together
whistling.gif task got half done
hide.gif I procrastinated
irked.gif I couldn't do it because fate interfered

broc1.gif bonus task got done
faint.gif DH did a bonus task


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I just saw this thread, and it's kinda late for me to join in. Can we start one for February?

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I'm back here to wrap up - even though I missed updating the last few days. Overall this challenge succeeded in teaching DH and I new habits. The dining room table is clear most nights now and certainly isn't accumulating clutter like it used to and DS's toys get picked up regularly. Thank you OP for starting this thread, it was great help for me.
I will start a new challenge thread for february. I got me a new steam mop and am dying to use it. orngbiggrin.gif

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is someone going to start the new one for feb? i did well in the beginning, then i got overwhelmed with things and got to many dishes to keep up with.
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I started one below, but so far nobody joined. gloomy.gif

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Marina-link please? I'm interested :)


 

 

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Here is the link. smile.gif
http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1295502/join-me-for-february-new-housekeeping-habit-challenge
I know it's a little late, but I would also like to have a thread next month. love.gif

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