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#1651 of 1665 Old 12-04-2013, 05:53 AM
 
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I'm beginning to think everyone has lost interest in this thread.  :eyesroll

 

Yesterday (Tuesday) came home from work and:

 

Went to Curves to exercise

Came home and made DS and myself supper (DH had to work late and ate pizza there)

Washed dishes in the dishwasher and the sink

Cleaned off kitchen table (I don't know about you guys, but my table is a dumping ground for STUFF!)

Cross-stitched on Christmas presents until I was almost cross-eyed


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no, no, not everyone ... am still having a look every now and then

it's just that i've had someone close in hospital for the last 2 weeks so our family life is all messed up lately

that said, even if i don't wash up after every meal any longer

i still keep this thread in mind in my quest not to ... loose my mind, hope, get up and go impetus

AND i'm trying to keep up with

- washing up all dishes once a day & shine the sink

- scrub the inside of the washbasin and inside of the bath

- one load of laundry a day or so

- not to forget to change bathroom towels, sheets, table napkins when i can

- make sure the children do homework on time

- shop and feed relatively decent meals in term of quality, even if i have to adopt quite a few shortcuts ....

- make sure the children don't drop their weekly sport session (we paid = they "have" to go !!!!) in favor of slumping in front of the TV when i'm away more often than i would like to be ....

good luck in your endeavour, it IS a daily struggle ... but having a routine to turn to DOES help !!!!

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IsaFrench - so good to hear from you!  Hope your friend in the hospital is doing okay.  I remember you from when I was on this thread about a year ago.  I got off for a while, but I'm back again.

 

Yesterday (Wednesday) after coming home from work -

 

Made supper for DS and myself.  (DH had a dr. appt. and was gone until late, he picked up his own supper)

Cleaned off kitchen table

Put out some Christmas decorations

Ran dishwasher

Went room to room and picked up scattered stuff

Made homemade chocolate chip cookies

Dried a load of laundry

 

That being said, my kitchen sink is now again full.  :irked  I just can't seem to keep ahead of the dishes.  Oh well, I guess they'll still be there when I get home tonight.  We are expecting quite the winter storm tonight and tomorrow.  If that's the case I won't have to work tomorrow, as I work at a school.  That will give me a day to, hopefully, get some stuff done.  I'm actually HOPING for the snow day!  :1praying


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So far today...

 

Washed rugs

Ran dishwasher

Cleaned toilet and bathroom floor

 

Not bad so far, but hoping I can get much more done.  Had to take a break though and see what was going on in here.  :)  It's a beautiful and snowed in December morning here and COLD!  :cold

It's only 20 degrees out right now.  I have to go to the grocery later, but I'm going to wait until it warms up a bit before I brave going outside.


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So far today...

 

Washed rugs

Ran and emptied dishwasher  

Cleaned toilet and bathroom floor

Picked clothes up in the bedroom (cedar chest sometimes becomes a dumping ground for clothes)

Fixed lunch (smoked sausage, brown beans and cornbread)

Washed a load of white laundry

 

Not bad so far, but hoping I can get much more done.  Had to take a break though and see what was going on in here.  :)  It's a beautiful and snowed in December morning here and COLD!  :cold

It's only 20 degrees out right now.  I have to go to the grocery later, but I'm going to wait until it warms up a bit before I brave going outside.  NOTE:  Have decided to send DH and DS to the grocery! I don't want to get out in the cold!  


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tealsmith83 .... was thinking of you & this thread .... but i haven't much to post today ...well, i have, but i don't feel i've "achieved" much ...

 

- got up, got dressed, went out to get some fresh baguettes for the children .... then "escaped" by myself to rollerblading class for one hour

- went out to get some cartridges for the printer

- stopped by a store on the way back for food for lunch (and this and that ....not planned, but we'll used it all in the course of the next few days anyway ...)

- cooked lunch & fed the children, piled up all the washing up "for later"

- dropped by hospital for 40 minutes

- then some MORE un planned shopping (which got delivered later on)

- came home, did most of the washing up

- had a 20 minutes nap

- sent two of the children to the bathroom for a leisurely bath whilst i didn't supervise but stayed at the computer

- eventually started one load of laundry

- spent too much time on the internet ///the kids too much time in front of the TV ...

- planning to knit in front of mindless TV programs tonight once the children are in bed ...

well, tomorrow is another day .....

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today was a much better day ... feeling i've achieved much more

i had to enlist the children's help

both because it helped us achieve more & also because they created quite a lot of that mess anyway ...

- so all floors got picked up (quite an achievement .... i'm dreaming i could install it as an evening routine ... haven't succeded so far ...)

- vaccum was used

- i mopped most floors

- one load of laundry done

- dry laundry un-hung & folded and put away (DD2 who's 6 too !)

- quick nip at the market for fresh fruit & flat parsley

- dropped the cardboard recyclable refuse at the communal container

- went to the baker for fresh baguette

- baked a cake (from a cake mix we were given)

- homework done (have not checked it,= still need to do that before bedtime)

- made a decent lunch

- had managed to wash up and clear the sink before lunchtime ( a first in many days.....)

- managed to wash up directly after lunch too !

- played one game of rummy with the little tiles (i prefer playing with cards, but playing with my children, tiles are better ...)

- we all had a walk before it got dark again ....

rather satisfied with my day so far ...

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IsaFrench - Wow, you got a lot accomplished on that second day!  Sometimes we just need a day like the first day though, to regroup and re-energize.  I just realized that I haven't been on here in several days.  I don't have a lot to report, but this morning before work, I did get my dishwasher filled and ran. That's at least one less thing I  have to worry about later.  :)  It wasn't the greatest of mornings.  Don't want to go into details, but I'm hoping the rest of the day goes a little more smoothly.  Let's just say when you have a teenager in the house, things are always kept interesting.  disappointed.gif  Maybe this evening will be better. 


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yes indeed, not everyday is like "clock work" ....

today i took out laundry from the machine before 12 noon ... but  only got round to hanging it to dry at about 5:00pm...

 

i hear you about having a teenager in the house .... my 14 years old can be rather moody (understatement !!!)

and then my 6 years old seem to be un-ceasingly bickering with my 12 years old ....

 

this morning i only

- sanitised the toilet

- did one load -took it out (but didn't hang it)

- decluttered a bit

- tried to catch up learning my dance routine which i had thankfully filmed last week (was rather spaced out for my last 2 classes so have accumulated "spots" when i have no idea which direction i'm supposed to go nor what moves to do ....)

- ate leftovers for lunch, didn't wash up

- left late for dance class !!!

 

this afternoon, ... i baught a school book for DD1

... then had a nap !!!

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IsaFrench - naps are good!  I love them and rarely get them.  Oh well...

 

Yesterday:

 

We had to work an after school sporting event last night, so not much accomplished except I did unload the dishwasher and reload some more back in.  Tried to straighten up the kitchen while I was at it and slightly motivated.  That's about it.  By the time we got home from school, it was after 9:00, so I wasn't in the mood to do too much.  I did sit down and cross-stitch after that.  I'm trying to get a few Christmas gifts finished (not sure how that's going to work out...coming down to crunch time!).  Today won't get anything done either, because we have our staff Christmas party this evening.  Oh well,  as of right now, I don't have to go anywhere tomorrow, so maybe, just maybe I can get a few things done.  :1praying


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on the home front i think i only ... did one load of laundry today ( and aired all bedrooms)

but i had a medical appointment early morning (DD2 was dropped to have breakfast with some neighbors who walked her to school along with their son)

baught one Christmas present in the morning + a few items from specialist stores

came back home, switched bags, went swimming

back home, emptied swim bag, had lunch in front of computer

then nap

then picked up a parcel from the post office & stopped for fresh bread

baked a plateful of small nibbles for tomorrow evening event

went to fetch DD2 from school

argued with DD1 on the phone (she had permission to go to the cinema with 4 school friends after school but 3 of the friends couldn't make it in the end so i came back on what i had said ....not wanting her to be with just one friend - this one i even don't know- nor for her to come back alone on foot in the dark after 8:00pm)

rushed the children to leave home on time to attend a sweedish expats celebration of Santa Lucia at the Cathedral (lovely porcession, white candles ...)

treated them to a meal in a restaurant (same place where we tend to go 2 or 3 times a year)

started walking back home, then suddently remembered some late night shopping we had planned on doing & retraced steps hurriedly and arrived 13 minutes before closing time = 3 more Christmas presents (one of them is the same at this morning, it was already 10 euros cheaper than on line since it was not "the" original brand but that store's brand & i had an extra 5 euros off today with my store card ... so 27 euros instead of 43 or so ....)

the kitchen floor is not clean at all but am going to go to bed now, tomorrow is another day ...

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Well,  we've had two different sets of company in two consecutive days, so we've spent much time the last two days doing dishes, sweeping up the floors, straightening up the house, etc.  Luckily, DH is very good at helping with all this, because there would be NO WAY I could get it all done myself.  Not sure what will happen this afternoon, so I will repost again later when I get the chance.  


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well, this afternoon i had a back massage + a nap

the sink is half full & i haven't started on my daily load of laundry ...

i'll do what i can, too bad if it's not much today !!!!

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Deep cleaned the main bathroom. Having a coffee and knit break. Next step is to do the mountain of dishes, clean the counter tops, sweep the floor and mop the kitchen.


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started one load (everybody is still asleep though)

making some tea & porridge

need to muster the courage to tackle the overflowing sink (last night's washing up !)

have packed a few things in case our outing in the countryside does "work" for lunch ... (hoping to get my children to help picking up wook & we'll be fed pumpkin soup in exchange ! and then play board games in front of a "real" fire ....) ... we are city dwellers so they spend all day on the couch playing with their new electronic devices whilst the TV is on even ....)

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