View Full Version : Monday 5 minute challenge

12-29-2008, 05:43 AM
:sigh I don't wanna. :shifty

But here goes.

If you don't know what this is, you get up from the computer, set your timer for 5 mintues to clean, then post what you did. That way this pops back up in "new replies" which should prod you into getting up to do yet another 5 minutes.

It is going to take a lot of 5 minutes to get my house back in order. :shifty

12-29-2008, 06:03 AM
found the surfaces of all kitcen counters
started load of diapers

12-29-2008, 06:03 AM
Sorry you don't wanna :hug2 I'll :poke you a little this morning :yes

Kids' sheets into the washer

12-29-2008, 06:28 AM
i don't wanna either :/ but here i go...

12-29-2008, 06:40 AM
paid two bills, worked on today's To Do List for errands

12-29-2008, 06:55 AM
went upstairs and changed, took care of a basket of laundry and then filled it, came back down to find evie on top of the desk - investigating the things on the upper shelf (yes - things are up there so that they are out of her reach :doh ) got her down, and changed her dipe and clothes

Blue Savannah
12-29-2008, 06:55 AM
I suppose I should kick the cat off my lap and join you. :yawn

12-29-2008, 07:15 AM
carried laundry downstairs, sorted, and started first load. cleaned up cat puke - ugh

12-29-2008, 07:27 AM
worked on belated Christmas packages to the grandparents, got P&E started on thank you notes, got email from dh that our car broke & am now on hold with AAA. :sigh

Blue Savannah
12-29-2008, 07:42 AM
made coffee/lunch for dh; cleaned up after myself.

12-29-2008, 07:50 AM
did the returning items to their home chore-or run up and down two flights of stairs work out routine :dance

12-29-2008, 07:55 AM
still on hold with AAA

Blue Savannah
12-29-2008, 08:21 AM
made bed; put away clothes/laundry in our room, tidied living room, put some random dishes in dishwasher, heading downstairs to start a load of dipes and pick up toys.

12-29-2008, 08:25 AM
time to get moving again

12-29-2008, 08:29 AM
switched laundry
finished up cat puke (had to let the spot from when we were gone soak)
got kids picking up blocks

12-29-2008, 08:31 AM
washed up mountain of cups.Must teach my teenagaers that cups can be washed and re used

12-29-2008, 08:31 AM
got dressed, made bed, brought some stuff downstairs

12-29-2008, 08:37 AM
Folded up the old hated stroller -put into storage-just for a little while before it gets recycled
I have my nice new stroller[just a cheap unbrella folding one but my feet are not always kicking the breaks,it s straps fit my 2 yo

12-29-2008, 08:42 AM
working on grandparent packages -- almost done :rockon

12-29-2008, 08:44 AM
:rockon Kimberly
Wiped down kitchen counters

12-29-2008, 08:46 AM
Fruit bowl cleaned
S is awake

12-29-2008, 08:47 AM
time to quit ignoring and get moving again ... :shifty

12-29-2008, 09:17 AM
started reclaiming kitchen counter

Blue Savannah
12-29-2008, 09:19 AM
spent about 45 minutes culling/organizing toys and burning some Christmas boxes/paper/etc., putting others in storage.

It looks like I did nothing. But my little boy is hanging on me kissing my cheek, so what do I care?? :)

12-29-2008, 09:58 AM
Tidied up my picture files and emails

12-29-2008, 10:02 AM
Time to russle up a curry-Turkey :shifty do you think the kids will notice its turkey-again :shifty
Of for the food safety concerned among you-we cooked it boxing day

12-29-2008, 10:26 AM
grocery store run - done
kids' sheets are still in the washer b/c I forgot to buy dryer sheets & I'm 100% out of them :doh but we're going to Sam's Club as soon as Jude wakes up & has lunch
dishwasher was unloaded, reloaded & is washing
counters are wiped, though not very clear - I still don't know where to put some of the stuff we got for Cmas :think

Blue Savannah
12-29-2008, 10:27 AM
made and cleaned up breakfast; going down now to hang dipes.

12-29-2008, 10:33 AM
made, had, and cleaned up lunch!

12-29-2008, 10:59 AM
cleaned up pee accident in family room
put holiday snack foods away in ziplocs
cleaned out outdated/not used food from fridge
cleaned up spill in kitchen
working on grocery list
worked on library list - renewing book I want to keep

12-29-2008, 11:01 AM
worked on library list - renewing book I want to keep

:idea Right! I need to cancel a book request I put in last week so I don't get "flagged" again :P~

ETA: There really wasn't a rush on that cancellation - I was still #436 on the waiting list :lol

12-29-2008, 11:03 AM
got lost *twice* going to pick up dh at the car repair shop. :doh
made it to PO, but not my other errands. We were all so *done* with the car by the time it took me over an hour to get dh who was only 10 min away. :bag

12-29-2008, 11:51 AM
finished menu for this week
working on lunch and grocery list

12-29-2008, 11:52 AM
cleaned all counters, stove top, microwave & outside of oven & dishwasher

12-29-2008, 12:34 PM
finished grocery list
gathered up rest of library books

12-29-2008, 12:43 PM
worked in kitchen cleaning up the wake of destruction left by the human tornado (S)

12-29-2008, 12:58 PM
balanced checkbook

12-29-2008, 01:00 PM
evie just woke... so it is back to work for me

before i sat down to nurse her to sleep i did switch laundry and brought up meats from freezer for tonights meal and tomorrows.

12-29-2008, 01:05 PM
swept kitchen

12-29-2008, 01:13 PM
switched items from one van to the other
put car seats in van

hey mommy
12-29-2008, 01:14 PM
I started the washer, loaded/started the dishwasher. Now I'm off to switch the laundry and wash the rest of C's nasty pee-soaked clothes.

12-29-2008, 01:31 PM
made lunch
carried in wood

12-29-2008, 04:59 PM
all laundry is dry - just need to fold and take care of
dinner is made, eaten and cleaned up
dishwasher is running
refrigerator has been cleared out - garbage goes out tonight
plastic-ware from fridge is cleaned!
dinner for tomorrow is in fridge marinating!

12-29-2008, 05:44 PM
every one is in bed & I am ignoring this after a tough day. :/

12-29-2008, 05:59 PM
I haven't been able to check in. Here's what I've been up to...

sorted laundry although none has been started
ran errands - drug store, health food store, vitamin store since HFS was out of stock, library, grocery store
put away groceries - I really stocked up on stuff so there was a lot to put away
while I was cooking supper, I cleaned kitchen counters and everything on them, handles, oven front, microwave inside and out, refrigerator and dishwasher fronts, cabinet/drawer fronts that needed it
cleaned up supper - loaded dishwasher and started it, washed dishes, wiped the table
cleaned up the sink
swept and mopped the floor

I still have HFS, drug store, library stuff and tp to put away and I need to go to another grocery store to find some items I need for menu tomorrow night since my store didn't have them. Bah!

:hug Kimberly - hope your evening is better than your day

12-29-2008, 06:04 PM
:hug Kimberly - hope your evening is better than your day

If E & S remain asleep, it will be. ;) :ty3

12-29-2008, 06:37 PM
10 mins. on hotspots - family room floor and desk
put away tp, hfs products and library book
took sorted laundry to laundry room
tidied master bedroom

12-29-2008, 07:30 PM
went to another grocery store to get the last items I need for my menu tomorrow
tidied up in the living room
put dishes away

12-29-2008, 07:51 PM
I didn't get started today until the girls were in bed. I've been working on the kitchen and doing general picking up in the living room and bathroom. It looks way better already.

12-29-2008, 08:39 PM
balanced farm checkbook
sorted bills
filed some papers

12-29-2008, 08:56 PM
made one online order
tried to do a second, but it didn't go through

12-29-2008, 08:58 PM
Switched the laundry. Folded and put up the clean clothes.

12-29-2008, 09:32 PM
put the kids to bed
now I'm sitting at the computer eating tortilla chips with cheddar cheese melted on them

spoke too soon - now one kid is out of bed... off to get him back to bed