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#361 of 1665 Old 02-20-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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Hi all asl.gif I had a mid-week slump but got everything in good order by Saturday night. There were ants, not swarms but more than just a couple, in the bathroom for most of the week. It started after the toilet overflowed (no solids, but still- toilet water!) and I should have disinfected then but it was late and it was all I could do to mop it up bag.gif and then a little vinegar really didn't take care of it.... anyway I got around to the vinegar spray + H2O2 spray at the end of the week and that mostly got rid of the ants.... well tonight I found a veritable swarm on the kitchen floor! And I've been vacuuming the main areas regularly, just swept steam mopped the floor the other night! Why?!?! ...so I had to make up a spray bottle with nail polish remover and water and now they're all dead and the scent trails hopefully obliterated. Will have to steam mop again tomorrow! What else did I do twice this week? Oh, laundry! So, everything is straightened and put away, but obviously there is always more to do!!! I'm hoping to do better this week than I did last week, I think it's a matter of energy.

 

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Besides my Mommy duties I did:

 

Dishes

Laundry

Mopped kitchen floor

Vacuumed

Cooked dinner

Took the trash out

 

Another new goal is, to work on on room per day. Like, really dust it, etc etc.


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Have you tried sprinkling cinnamon where they are at? They don't like cinnamon.

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Hi all asl.gif I had a mid-week slump but got everything in good order by Saturday night. There were ants, not swarms but more than just a couple, in the bathroom for most of the week. It started after the toilet overflowed (no solids, but still- toilet water!) and I should have disinfected then but it was late and it was all I could do to mop it up bag.gif and then a little vinegar really didn't take care of it.... anyway I got around to the vinegar spray + H2O2 spray at the end of the week and that mostly got rid of the ants.... well tonight I found a veritable swarm on the kitchen floor! And I've been vacuuming the main areas regularly, just swept steam mopped the floor the other night! Why?!?! ...so I had to make up a spray bottle with nail polish remover and water and now they're all dead and the scent trails hopefully obliterated. Will have to steam mop again tomorrow! What else did I do twice this week? Oh, laundry! So, everything is straightened and put away, but obviously there is always more to do!!! I'm hoping to do better this week than I did last week, I think it's a matter of energy.

 

Best of luck to you all!!



 


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Hi all asl.gif I had a mid-week slump but got everything in good order by Saturday night. There were ants, not swarms but more than just a couple, in the bathroom for most of the week. It started after the toilet overflowed (no solids, but still- toilet water!) and I should have disinfected then but it was late and it was all I could do to mop it up bag.gif and then a little vinegar really didn't take care of it.... anyway I got around to the vinegar spray + H2O2 spray at the end of the week and that mostly got rid of the ants.... well tonight I found a veritable swarm on the kitchen floor! And I've been vacuuming the main areas regularly, just swept steam mopped the floor the other night! Why?!?! ...so I had to make up a spray bottle with nail polish remover and water and now they're all dead and the scent trails hopefully obliterated. Will have to steam mop again tomorrow! What else did I do twice this week? Oh, laundry! So, everything is straightened and put away, but obviously there is always more to do!!! I'm hoping to do better this week than I did last week, I think it's a matter of energy.

 

Best of luck to you all!!

If you can put it where kids and animals can't get to it, you can make your own ant bait. This stuff works like a charm for me. I put a bit on a used canning jar lid or piece of cardboard and stick it where I won't mind the ants swarming to at first. And now you have me wondering if the ants were in our bathroom last week because DH overflowed the toilet. winky.gif
 

 


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Coffee kills ants too.

http://www.ehow.com/how_7308040_kill-ants-coffee.html

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Good Morning. Today I didn't feel too well. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Today I:
*made breakfast and teapot2.GIF
*got DD off to school
*mailed a thank you note
*took out the trash
*made the bed
*rested a lot sleeping.gif
*cooked
*took DD to horseriding treehugger.gif

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Woo-hoo! I made a double batch of Chili Beans, as well as Shepherd's Pie! Go me! That will greatly ease my cooking load for the week. :-)

 

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Hello everyone...I have been naughty and not doing as much cleaning as I should....time to get back on track, so jumping in here again.

 

Done so far today:

 

emptied upstrs dishwasher

made beds

hung out towels

brought in washing

 

to do:

 

DD's room

load of washing on

hang out washing

file nails

vacuum ensuite

vacuum DS's room

vacuum hallway

mop ensuite

vacuum downstairs kitchen

mop dstrs kitchen

vacuum dstrs hallway

mop dstrs hallway

vacuum lounge

vacuum drstrs bathroom

empty vacuum

do layout for challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Daily:

 

Make 1 Administrative Call, taking Notes

Complete 1 Administrative Task

Make Bed

Empty Trash

Scoop/Clean Litter Box

Feed Cats

Fold & Put away a load of laundry

Wash and hang a load of laundry

Take Vitamins (& give DS his)

Plan & Cook Supper

Wash Breakfast, Lunch and Supper dishes

Sweep Kitchen

Clean the Kitchen Sink and Counters

Wipe out Bathroom Sink

Read to boys

Quiet Time

Exercise

Prepare Tomorrow's Clothing, Diaper Bag, Personal Bag, etc.

Prepare Tomorrow's To Do List

5 Minute Room Rescue--actually did 2!

 

 

Wednesday:

 

Change Dish Cloth & Towel

Change Hand Towel

Dust Living Room

Clip Children's Nails

Clean Bottom Drawers of Refrigerator

Clean Refrigerator Door Shelves

Clean bedroom mirrors

Clean wallet,  diaper and writing bags

Clean light switches

Deuteronomy 22-27 

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Posting for Tuesday since I don't usually get here until the afternoon.

 

Hopes for the day:

*walk or do DVD walking workout

*make some copies from a pain management book I'm reading so I can record my pain levels

*swiffer and mop the kitchen

*clean fronts and insides of 4 drawers in the kitchen

*look at some fabric in the closet to see if it would be suitable to sew into family cloth


Been in quite a bit of pain today so didn't get much done. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

 


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Hello. Today has been a low energy day. I'm taking it easy.

So far I:
*made breakfast
*got DD off to school
*took out the trash
*made the bed
*went to an appointment
*went to the grocery store
*picked up lunch
*sorted laundry
*washed a load of laundry
*made dinner
*rinsed the dishes and cleaned the counters

I hope to:
*read and relax and journal notes.gif

Have a good night.

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My one goal today I want to accomplish is not going on Facebook. How can one site be so addictive. Ahhhhh!


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Hope you're feeling better than earlier, *bejeweled*.

EuroMama, Facebook is terribly addictive! Just staying away from FB can help us get so much more done.

 

A slow start for me today. So far I have:

*gotten dressed

*used the heating pad on my back

*taken care of email and Facebook stuff

*made a phone call

 

Today I will:

*hang laundry to dry

*walk or do a DVD walking workout

*reply to a certain email

*clean at least 2 kitchen drawers, hopefully 4

*make a simple dinner (pancakes and a sauce to use up blueberries in the freezer?)

 

Today I hope to:

*do maintenance on my computer

*read an essay and email that DS1 wrote, and hopefully get back to him about it

*make some copies out of a book, if we walk outside rather than doing the DVD workout

 

Since we went out for a walk, I took 27 items to the Salvation Army drop-off and also took an old cell phone to be recycled. I picked up a few groceries and our meds. (And I bought a new top on clearance for only $7.49, woot!)


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Ugh I know....


 

The chores I did today were:

 

Vacuum living room

Loaded dishwasher

Laundry (Have yet to fold)

Dusted tables

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EuroMama, Facebook is terribly addictive! Just staying away from FB can help us get so much more done.

 


 


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Daily:

 

Make 1 Administrative Call, taking Notes

Complete 1 Administrative Task

Make Bed

Empty Trash

Scoop/Clean Litter Box

Feed Cats

Fold & Put away a load of laundry

Wash and hang a load of laundry

Take Vitamins (& give DS his)

Plan & Cook Supper

Wash Breakfast, Lunch and Supper dishes

Sweep Kitchen

Clean the Kitchen Sink and Counters

Wipe out Bathroom Sink

Read to boys

Quiet Time

Exercise

Prepare Tomorrow's Clothing, Diaper Bag, Personal Bag, etc.

Prepare Tomorrow's To Do List

5 Minute Room Rescue

 

 

Thursday:

 

 

Dust living room

Sweep & Mop

Clip Children's Nails 

 

Clean wallet,  diaper and writing bags

Clean light switches

Deuteronomy 22-27 

Locate a binder for an Idea File

 

 

Extras:

 

Made Banana Bread

Made Neatloaf (vegetarian meatloaf) for tomorrow's supper

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EuroMama, Facebook is terribly addictive! Just staying away from FB can help us get so much more done.

 

 



Oh my goodness! I just took a few week hiatus from facebook where I deactivated my account.I am spending much less time there these days.

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Hello.
I feel so much better. I went to the doctor and was so reassured. smile.gif I'm going to change one of my medicines for my blood pressure.

So far I:
*made breakfast
*got DD off to school
*took out the trash
*went to the doctor
*rinsed the dishes and cleaned the counters
*started washing a bunch of clothes and sheets. Load #4 in.
*cleaned the funky litter box yikes.gif
*took a long nap sleeping.gif
*made dinner
*watched Swamp People smile.gif

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I haven't been doing much at all lately. Ive been soo tired its been hard just to keep up with the kids. I need to get some stuff done soon because we have mattresses delivered sometime this weekend.

 

Today Im going to:

finish up a project Im working on

lasagna, garlic bread and salad for dinner

clean up the front room

vacuum the front room

pick up around the kitchen

have DH change the kitty litter

sweep/mop the kitchen

put away the dishes and finish doing dishes

finish putting away the kitchen items from the boxes in the kitchen.


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Hello.
I feel so much better. I went to the doctor and was so reassured. :) I'm going to change one of my medicines for my blood pressure.
So far I:
*made breakfast
*got DD off to school
*took out the trash
*went to the doctor
*rinsed the dishes and cleaned the counters
I hope to:
*wash a bunch of clothes and sheets
*clean the funky litter box :eek

I'm so glad you're feeling better and are getting your medicine rearranged. It can make so much difference.
 


 

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I haven't been doing much at all lately. Ive been soo tired its been hard just to keep up with the kids. I need to get some stuff done soon because we have mattresses delivered sometime this weekend.

 

Today Im going to:

finish up a project Im working on

lasagna, garlic bread and salad for dinner

clean up the front room

vacuum the front room

pick up around the kitchen

have DH change the kitty litter

sweep/mop the kitchen

put away the dishes and finish doing dishes

finish putting away the kitchen items from the boxes in the kitchen.

hug2.gif Sorry things are overwhelming right now. It's been a long time but I can remember the massive tiredness of early pregnancy. Sending lots of energy!

 

 

I got up at a decent hour today but haven't gotten anything done yet. Argh! Oh well, now I'll get moving and will be able to get some good stuff done.

Today I need to:

*hang the laundry that didn't get hung to dry last night

*do DVD walking workout

*shower

*clean bathroom

*read from pain management book

*read my son's essay, which I keep putting off

 

I hope to:

*sort through the pantry closet

 


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I can understand. I feel Facebook is such a time waste, I want to quit, but then I am so scared I won't hear from my family in Europe half as much. :(
 

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Ok so far today I:

 

*Loaded dishwasher

*Made breakfast for DH and I, DH already got DS1 breakfast for me

*Kissed DS1 off to school

*Nursed, changed diapers, got DS2 dressed

*Went shopping at Kohls with my bff

*Went to eat lunch at fuddrucker bff

*Got home, argued with DS1 (always fun) because he doesn't think he needs to wash his hands and change out of his uniform when he gets home. lol

*Started Laundry

 

And this all on 3 hours of sleep. DS2 (7 wks old) was awoken by DH when he got to bed at 1AM and decided to have fussy time until about 3 AM. lol

 

What I would still like to do today is:

 

*Clean the nasty litterbox

*Put clothes in the dryer/fold

*Dinner

*SLEEP!


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Hello.
I feel so much better. I went to the doctor and was so reassured. :) I'm going to change one of my medicines for my blood pressure.
So far I:
*made breakfast
*got DD off to school
*took out the trash
*went to the doctor
*rinsed the dishes and cleaned the counters
*started washing a bunch of clothes and sheets. Load #2 in.
*cleaned the funky litter box :eek
*took a long nap :zzz
I hope to:
*watch Swamp People


I'm happy you're feeling better! 

 



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:nod I quit FB a few years back. It frees up so much time and emotional space.


The mental/emotional space it freed was amazing. I did go back and I may end up deactivating again for that very reason.

 



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I can understand. I feel Facebook is such a time waste, I want to quit, but then I am so scared I won't hear from my family in Europe half as much. :(


I wish you sleep, as well. hug2.gif

 

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Daily:

 

Make 1 Administrative Call, taking Notes

Complete 1 Administrative Task

Make Bed

Empty Trash

Scoop/Clean Litter Box

Feed Cats

Fold & Put away a load of laundry

Wash and hang a load of laundry

Take Vitamins (& give DS his)

Plan & Cook Supper

Wash Breakfast, Lunch and Supper dishes

Sweep Kitchen

Clean the Kitchen Sink and Counters

Wipe out Bathroom Sink

Read to boys

Quiet Time

Exercise

Prepare Tomorrow's Clothing, Diaper Bag, Personal Bag, etc.

Prepare Tomorrow's To Do List

5 Minute Room Rescue

2 Minute Hot Spot Control

 

Friday:

 

Change Dish Cloth/Towel

Change Hand Towel

Quick Tidy/Put Away of each room

Locate Binder for Idea File

 

Extra:

 

Make Double Recipe of Alphabet Soup

 

 

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NAKing.

 

I want to thank everyone who wished me sleep, I got more than I did the night before.:)

 

what i did so far:

 

help dh pack ds1's lunch for his field trip

kissed ds1 off to school

changed diapers/nursed

drink coffee

 

what i need to do today:

 

litterbox, didnt get to it yesterday

do more laundry/dry/fold (does it ever end?)

dishes

vacuum ds1 room & hallway

shower

 

not gonna vacuum the rest yet because we're getting new couches and dining table on sunday. tomorrow our friend is picking up the old couches and old table so i wll vacuum then.

 

i am so happy i joined this, its good to plan out for the day what needs to be done and see all i actually did.

 

sorry for mt grammar, typing one handed lol

 

everyone, you are doing awesome and are an inspiration for me to get more organized, :)

 

bejeweled- i hope you are feeling better?

poetrylover- you have a long list daily, amazing

 

i also have decided to deactivate my fb tonight to focus more on my family life at home, and home life. i figure they are the most important and anyone who cant pick up the phone or email just has to miss out then. i also have skype. :)

 


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i am so happy i joined this, its good to plan out for the day what needs to be done and see all i actually did.

 

poetrylover- you have a long list daily, amazing

 

i also have decided to deactivate my fb tonight to focus more on my family life at home, and home life. i figure they are the most important and anyone who cant pick up the phone or email just has to miss out then. i also have skype. :)

 



It is very helpful to see what I've done, especially on the days that it doesn't look like much. :-) It's also helpful the nights I type the to do list for the next day (which is just a copy and paste from a  Word Doc, adapted from Motivated Moms Daily List) because I just need to refer to it the next day and not worry so much about what I need to do. If I don't get to something, I don't stress; I just focus (or try to focus) on all that I got done. I may forget it until it comes around again or I might add it to the next day's list.

 

I've had a several week period where I've really floundered, not accomplishing a whole lot. Boy, was I unhappy! This week I jumped back in. I even got up early this morning to write! Yay me!

 

One success I've had this week has to do with cooking, something that can be stressful with a 2 year old and a 5 month old. I've switched to cooking in the morning when my toddler is calm and my baby is napping. I've been doubling a lot of recipes, so I don't cook nearly as often. On Sunday I made a double batch of polenta, a double batch of  barbecue sauce and a big pot of rice. This lasted us a few meals and lunches. On Monday I made a double batch of chili beans and shepherd's pie. These meals lasted us the week pretty much and I was freed to make desserts like rice pudding, chocolate pudding & banana bread, which I normally wouldn't get to. I've come to a place that when it's meal time, I just heat something up that is nutritious. I made Neatloaf yesterday and today I will focus on a side vegetable dish, mashed potatoes and gravy.The main dish is done. Also, I made a HUGE pot of Alphabet Soup today to last several days. It's not even noon yet. But anyway, this cooking ahead and doubling recipes helps me on the days that are tough where I can't keep my head above water. I don't HAVE to cook a healthy meal from scratch; I can merely heat one up. It removes a lot of the stress factor and makes cooking enjoyable again.:-)

 

Gripe: I ran out of soy sauce! Who runs out of soy sauce?!

 

ETA: The daily list looks long, but a lot of it is stuff that is quickly done if part of a routine. For example, I don't count sweeping the floor or cleaning the counters until I do them the last time as part of dinner cleanup. If I don't get to some items on the list, I don't sweat it. Also, I delegate some things to DH (like taking out the trash and scooping the litter box) and he helps with supper cleanup.

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I love Poetry's quote: If I don't get to something, I don't stress; I just focus (or try to focus) on all that I got done. I may forget it until it comes around again or I might add it to the next day's list.

nod.gif This is KEY for me. No stress. smile.gif

Today I wasn't feeling so good so I called to reschedule my interview that was this morning. I haven't yet heard from her. I need to feel better before I commit to a part time job. My health is my #1 priority.

So far I:
*made breakfast
*got DD off to school
*gathered the trash
*cleaned out most of the refrigerator
*straightened up a lot
*napped some
*took the car in for a check up
*made dinner and did cleanup

I hope to:
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[quote name="EuroMama" url=i am so happy i joined this, its good to plan out for the day what needs to be done and see all i actually did.

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