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klpmommy
01-07-2009, 04:44 AM
You know how the 5 min challenges work, right? When this comes up, get up from the computer & do 5 minutes of cleaning. then come back & post what you did to :poke us into doing more ourselves b/c this is in our "unread replies".

I wanted to add a "goals" section today. If you have anything you know you need or want to work on today, post it in your first post. I am hoping that without the HHBC this will help me to focus some.

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 04:46 AM
made the bed, brought down laundry & dishes

my goals for today (subject to change)
entryway floor
master & main level bathrooms
all clean laundry folded & put away
cook lunch/dinner

monkeylicious
01-07-2009, 05:44 AM
everyone has been fed

next to do is to empty dishwasher

other goals for today :think
sort through some more toys in living room
clean kitchen (counters - reclaim, sweep/mop)

dh is home this morning - so not sure how much i'll get done (i know it should be more, but it is usually less :shrug )

Katydid
01-07-2009, 05:53 AM
Oh, I so need this today!

Goals:
Put together my calendar
Finish sewing swap stuff so I can get it listed :shifty
Work on budget
Tidy house
Do dishes
Plan menu and make grocery list (including supplies for ds's birthday party on friday)
Shop for groceries
Clean bathroom
Sort and start laundry

:phew If I can get all that done I will be thrilled... I will have DH's help this afternoon so I should be OK

Now I'm off to feed me and the kids breakfast....

MaiMama
01-07-2009, 05:57 AM
Sounds good!

feed self and kids breakfast
make lunch
bake bread
go to store--hashbrowns & prescriptions
gather medical bills and tax papers
pack Jimmy's suitcase with all black shirts and stack from laundry room
put pix in frames

Come bak & fill in Later:
clean LR

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 06:14 AM
my goals for today (subject to change)
entryway floor
master & main level bathrooms
all clean laundry folded & put away
cook lunch/dinner
pay bills


I sorted laundry, started a load & folded a leftover load of towels from Monday.
I also spent an hour trying to nurse a tired S into a nap. :sigh She is so tired but not succumbing to sleep

monkeylicious
01-07-2009, 06:15 AM
did some online library stuff - i really love my library and how much i can do online (renew, search, place holds - and it is the whole county, so lots more books available through!) i have Screamfree Parenting and the 5 minute artisan bread cookbook coming! and there are 2 copies of ames' your four year old at my local right now - so when i go pick up, i'll also be getting that!

Katydid
01-07-2009, 06:16 AM
Ate breakfast while searching online for cake ideas for ds.... off to get dressed....

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 06:36 AM
thanks for the reminder, renewed library books online

monkeylicious
01-07-2009, 06:43 AM
dishwasher emptied and dirties put in/ also soaking a few glasses that came out dirty

monkeylicious
01-07-2009, 07:09 AM
sorted through 2 drawers of coffee table (storage for toys)

RealLifeMama
01-07-2009, 07:21 AM
Began tidying kitchen.

Boy, I am so, so behind! I had a few things on my list from Monday, and I did not do any of them, nor did I get to them yesterday, because I had a sick toddler that only wanted to snuggle on my lap. So sweet, and I relish snuggle time, but I could not get anything done, except the urgent things.

Today at home:
Unload dishwasher
handwash dishes
load dishwasher
wipe counters
sweep floor
mop floor
vacuum downstairs
fold and put away laundry (4 loads :sigh )
When out:
Send bills
Since you all reminded me- return library book
Deposit checks at bank

MaiMama
01-07-2009, 07:44 AM
Sounds good!

feed self and kids breakfast
make lunch
bake bread
go to store--hashbrowns & prescriptions
gather medical bills and tax papers
pack Jimmy's suitcase with all black shirts and stack from laundry room
put pix in frames

Come bak & fill in Later:
clean LR

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 07:47 AM
my goals for today (subject to change)
entryway floor
master & main level bathrooms
all clean laundry folded & put away
cook lunch/dinner
pay bills



started diaper laundry
cleaned main level bath, *including* floor :rockon

chased S a lot while trying to do HS with P&E I don't know whether to :lol :ph or what!!!

Blue Savannah
01-07-2009, 07:58 AM
Okay, so five minutes doesn't go as far as it used to these days :shifty

But I've emptied the dishwasher, started two loads of laundry (I was so tired last night, I forgot to put ds' diaper on him!! :doh AND he slept ON TOP of the bed. I have to wash everything!! And we're getting a new bed tomorrow, and I have that bedding to wash too. :doh


Anyway, my goals:

keep the house tidy
clean the office/pay bills
wash bedding
recover rice packs
dye something
play with kids
go see my BFF the chiropractor :shifty
avoid anyone who looks like they might say, "HAVEN'T YOU HAD THAT BABY YET??????"
make dinner or pull something out of the freezer
call representatives about the stupid laws they like to pass. :shifty This is a good job for a cranky pregnant lady.

Katydid
01-07-2009, 08:12 AM
Got me and kids dressed, made our bed, emptied and cleaned out bathroom garbage can, gathered dirty dishes from around the house, put together my calendar.

RealLifeMama
01-07-2009, 08:20 AM
While I was getting the SMF server error thing, somehow I got 2 reply notifications in my email.
So, I unloaded the dishwasher and started piling dishes in the sink.

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 08:25 AM
swept entry & hall so I can mop later
emptied & reloaded dishwasher
started lunch

Jenny
01-07-2009, 08:26 AM
Ugh, I'm feeling unmotivated today. :blah I haven't done anything yet. :bag

Goals:
empty dishwasher
wash clothes/put in dryer/put away
wash diapers/dry/put away
clean kitchen
clean bathroom
pay bills

RealLifeMama
01-07-2009, 08:31 AM
Continued to tidy kitchen and got one counter wiped down.

RealLifeMama
01-07-2009, 08:40 AM
spent 5 minutes loading dishwasher.
Getting ready to do some schoolwork with DD, so bbl

Jenny
01-07-2009, 08:45 AM
balanced checkbook, wrote check for outrageously high electricity bill :jawdrop

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 08:45 AM
worked on cleaning up kitchen/bill hotspot so that I can 1) declutter 2008 stuff and 2) pay bills

MaiMama
01-07-2009, 08:49 AM
bread in oven, packed DH.

Katydid
01-07-2009, 08:52 AM
Worked on budget, getting ready to pay bills. Made lunch... now I'm eating it. :giggle

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 09:00 AM
still working on ktichen/bill hotspot & lunch prep
also pulled out all the "I can shred you NOW" papers

Jenny
01-07-2009, 09:00 AM
started a load of laundry, put bf-poop-stained clothes in sun since it's actually sunny today! :cool

Now I'm off to take a shower, then we're leaving to pay the outrageously high electricity bill :jawdrop and go to the bank. So I'll bbl.

blessedwithboys
01-07-2009, 09:04 AM
Got the dishwasher going and the ceramic cooktop cleaned off. :phew Cleaning that cooktop can be such a chore!

I need to:

Make beds
Vacuum
mop the mudroom
clean the bunny cage
clean bathrooms

Blue Savannah
01-07-2009, 09:08 AM
Contacted senators/reps, except the one who apparently thinks he doesn't need to provide contact info to the public. :doh

monkeylicious
01-07-2009, 09:10 AM
lunch made, eaten and cleaned up
washed those soaking glasses and a few other things

i think i smell my next job

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 09:16 AM
my goals for today (subject to change)
entryway floor
master & main level bathrooms
all clean laundry folded & put away
cook lunch/dinner
pay bills



I finished dinner prep, was working on clean up when I got interrupted & forgot to finish until I glanced up just now.....Off to clean counter tops

monkeylicious
01-07-2009, 09:19 AM
i'm so done being harrassed elsewhere on GCM ;) so, i'm getting back to work!

KatieMae
01-07-2009, 09:29 AM
I should have seen this earlier :blush I also have things still undone from MONDAY :ex

Put away Cmas decorations - boxed, put in basement
Clean half-bath
Clean master bath
Clean master bedroom
Clean kids bath
Clean kids bedroom
Clean guest room
Wash all bathroom rugs

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 09:38 AM
my goals for today (subject to change)
entryway floor
master & main level bathrooms
all clean laundry folded & put away
cook lunch/dinner
pay bills



finished floor in entry, finished cleaning from lunch prep, finished sorting bills to pay

RealLifeMama
01-07-2009, 09:44 AM
Finished loading dishwasher
Made lunch for children

Most of my dishes are done, I just need to wash the knives still.

charla
01-07-2009, 09:50 AM
Just got back from taking children to PE and we are finishing up lunch

Here's my list for today:
finish homeschooling lessons
reserve library books online for next week's lesson
clean main bathroom
clean bedrooms
laundry - clothes (two loads), towels, sheets
keep house straightened up
vacuum cracker crumbs in family room
work on church work - kids ministry and music

so far I've got one clothes load in washer and one in dryer

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 10:04 AM
pd one bill, now :nak2

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 10:16 AM
my goals for today (subject to change)
entryway floor
master & main level bathrooms
all clean laundry folded & put away
cook lunch/dinner
pay bills



now I am on the phone cancelling some services, this may take a while. :sigh

KatieMae
01-07-2009, 10:18 AM
Put away Cmas decorations - boxed, put in basement
Clean half-bath
Clean master bath
Clean master bedroom
Clean kids bath
Clean kids bedroom
Clean guest room
Wash all bathroom rugs


Nothing done from the list, but all four beds have fresh sheets on them & the first loads of dirty ones are in the washing machine :tu Will get to some real cleaning after I p/u Lucas from school :) Okay, but I'll go carry the Cmas stuff to the basement now... :sigh

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 10:24 AM
phone calls made, wasn't as bad as I thought. :phew

charla
01-07-2009, 10:29 AM
Here's my list for today:
finish homeschooling lessons
reserve library books online for next week's lesson
clean main bathroom
clean bedrooms
laundry - clothes (two loads), towels, sheets
keep house straightened up
vacuum cracker crumbs in family room
work on church work - kids ministry and music


cleaned up lunch stuff and loaded dishwasher

Katydid
01-07-2009, 10:41 AM
I'm gonna start crossing mine through, too. :)


Goals:
Put together my calendar
Finish sewing swap stuff so I can get it listed :shifty
Work on budget
Tidy house
Do dishes
Plan menu and make grocery list (including supplies for ds's birthday party on friday)
Shop for groceries
Clean bathroom
Sort and start laundry


Just got the kids down for a nap and I'm going to list my swaps now...

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 10:42 AM
glued together broken toy, cleaned up lunch dishes

charla
01-07-2009, 10:52 AM
Worked on laundry
Washed dishes

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 11:02 AM
working on finalizing homekeeping schedule (finalizing for "now", you know ;) )

charla
01-07-2009, 11:13 AM
folded and put away one load of clothes
next load in dryer
towels in washer

MaiMama
01-07-2009, 11:29 AM
feed self and kids breakfast
make lunch
bake bread
go to store--hashbrowns & prescriptions
gather medical bills and tax papers
pack Jimmy's suitcase with all black shirts and stack from laundry room
put pix in frames

:whew :cheer

Come back & fill in Later:
clean LR
get all Christmas stuff together to put in attic
(rewrap fragile stuff)
put it in attic
Ask Jimmy what else I can do

RealLifeMama
01-07-2009, 11:38 AM
Did more dishes.
Washed all my knives.
Only have one baking pan, one pot, and my icing tips to go!

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 11:41 AM
my goals for today (subject to change)
entryway floor
master & main level bathrooms
all clean laundry folded & put away
cook lunch/dinner
pay bills



master bath complete, including the floor

charla
01-07-2009, 11:43 AM
Here's my list for today:
finish homeschooling lessons
reserve library books online for next week's lesson
clean main bathroom
clean bedrooms
laundry - clothes (two loads), towels, sheets
keep house straightened up
vacuum cracker crumbs in family room
work on church work - kids ministry and music


stripped sheets off of master bed

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 11:48 AM
got dressed :blush It isn't quite 3pm yet.

RealLifeMama
01-07-2009, 11:51 AM
got dressed :blush It isn't quite 3pm yet.


As an aside....I am just sitting her icing my sacrum and lower back, (chiro orders) so I am not jumping up to get to work, but I read this and wonder if you are like me and seem to get more done when you don't get dressed first. I seem to do better just hitting the ground running. It is so anti-flylady!

KatieMae
01-07-2009, 11:52 AM
Put away Cmas decorations - boxed, put in basement
Clean half-bath
Clean master bath
Clean master bedroom
Clean kids bath
Clean kids bedroom
Clean guest room
Wash all bathroom rugs


New fun to add to the list: Talk to neighbor/tree removal company :/ One of my neighbor's dead weeping willow trees fell - smooshing the fence in the process & it is now completely blocking our driveway & is resting on our deck steps :jawdrop a mere ten feet from my kitchen :jawdrop :jawdrop :jawdrop Ugh, I really don't like confrontations :nails :nails :nails

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 11:55 AM
got dressed :blush It isn't quite 3pm yet.


As an aside....I am just sitting her icing my sacrum and lower back, (chiro orders) so I am not jumping up to get to work, but I read this and wonder if you are like me and seem to get more done when you don't get dressed first. I seem to do better just hitting the ground running. It is so anti-flylady!


I *definatly* get more done when I am not dressed. I think it is b/c once I am dressed I don't want to mess up what I have on & have to change clothes again. Plus, I am more comfy in my pjs w/o a bra so I feel like doing more. The whole get dressed to your shoes thing did *not* work for me with Flylady.

Jenny
01-07-2009, 12:01 PM
Finally back from running errands. :ph :mutter It's been a long afternoon.

Goals:
empty dishwasher
wash clothes/put in dryer/put away
wash diapers/dry/put away
clean kitchen
clean bathroom
pay bills

Blue Savannah
01-07-2009, 12:06 PM
i'm so done being harrassed elsewhere on GCM ;) so, i'm getting back to work!


:haha :kiss

Jenny
01-07-2009, 12:27 PM
put clothes in dryer, started washing diapers

Goals:
empty dishwasher
wash clothes/put in dryer/put away
wash diapers/dry/put away
clean kitchen
clean bathroom
pay bills

RealLifeMama
01-07-2009, 12:31 PM
swept floor

charla
01-07-2009, 12:32 PM
Here's my list for today:
finish homeschooling lessons
reserve library books online for next week's lesson
clean main bathroom
clean bedrooms
laundry - clothes (two loads), towels, sheets
keep house straightened up
vacuum cracker crumbs in family room
work on church work - kids ministry and music

charla
01-07-2009, 12:47 PM
Here's my list for today:
finish homeschooling lessons
reserve library books online for next week's lesson
clean main bathroom
clean bedrooms
laundry - clothes (two loads), towels, sheets
keep house straightened up
vacuum cracker crumbs in family room
work on church work - kids ministry and music

read book to children

Katydid
01-07-2009, 12:52 PM
I've gotten sucked into looking at the swap thread and now I need to get my butt in gear again.... but this is my lazy time of day :yawn

OK, I'm gonna tidy for 5 minutes....

RealLifeMama
01-07-2009, 01:07 PM
OK, all dishes done.

Today at home:
Unload dishwasher
handwash dishes
load dishwasher
wipe counters
sweep floor
mop floor
vacuum downstairs
fold and put away laundry (4 loads :sigh )
When out:
Send bills
Since you all reminded me- return library book
Deposit checks at bank




C is up from his nap, so off to do the last three things on my list.

charla
01-07-2009, 01:08 PM
Here's my list for today:
finish homeschooling lessons
reserve library books online for next week's lesson
clean main bathroom
clean bedrooms
laundry - clothes (two loads), towels, sheets
keep house straightened up
vacuum cracker crumbs in family room
work on church work - kids ministry and music

Katydid
01-07-2009, 01:18 PM
OK, I tidied the living room and dining room and now I have to read a chapter of a book I'm studying because I need to pass it on to someone else tonight. :doh

Blue Savannah
01-07-2009, 01:24 PM
Flipped laundry, tidied up upper level of house, now I'm dyeing.

Jenny
01-07-2009, 01:37 PM
emptied dishwasher :woohoo (It's my least favorite thing :lol )

charla
01-07-2009, 01:44 PM
Here's my list for today:
finish homeschooling lessons
reserve library books online for next week's lesson
clean main bathroom
clean bedrooms
laundry - clothes (two loads), towels, sheets
keep house straightened up
vacuum cracker crumbs in family room
work on church work - kids ministry and music

straightened again
sorted mail

Jenny
01-07-2009, 01:50 PM
Goals:
empty dishwasher
wash clothes/put in dryer/put away
wash diapers/dry/put away
clean kitchen
clean bathroom
pay bills

Did a quick clean-up in the bathroom, then the kitchen.

RiverRock
01-07-2009, 02:08 PM
Great idea for a thread, Kimberly! You ladies have gotten so much done today. :tu I've got my own list to tend too so better late than never.

Peel/prep potatoes
Prep veggies for dinner
Wash cake decorating supplies and get ready for next class
Help dd2 tidy her bedroom
Put away last of Christmas decorations and store
Tidy wet cardboard boxes in crawlspace (we had 4 inches of water last night from melting snow)
Get rid of a few board games while I'm in a purging mood
Vaccuum and tidy rec room
Dust rec room
Water plants and relocate rubber plant
Menu plan for the rest of the week and make shopping list for tomorrow
Quick tidy of car
Put away stuff on the floor of upstairs landing
Renew library books online ;)

Make me stop!!! My list could go on forever!! :ph

Jenny
01-07-2009, 02:25 PM
Some more goals for today:
put away laundry
dry diapers/put away
take out trash
wash dinner dishes
pick up in living room
get package ready for post office

charla
01-07-2009, 02:48 PM
Here's my list for today:
finish homeschooling lessons
reserve library books online for next week's lesson
clean main bathroom
clean bedrooms
laundry - clothes (two loads), towels, sheets
keep house straightened up
vacuum cracker crumbs in family room
work on church work - kids ministry and music

KatieMae
01-07-2009, 02:52 PM
I'm not doing well on this today. Tomorrow is another day :)

Lily
01-07-2009, 03:15 PM
For today:
Cook turkey (it's in the crockpot)
do laundry (load in dryer, load in washer and 2 waiting to start)
unload dishwasher
load dishwasher
pick up living room
vacuum
contain the disaster that is my desk
ironing
kitty litter
trash out
pick up bedroom

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 03:25 PM
Flipped laundry, tidied up upper level of house, now I'm dyeing.


that made me laugh. :spit

I did a few afternoon errands, came home, put up the small load of groceries from an "emergency" trip (I can't find my mag for my cal/mag!!!!!!!), folded all clothes except the diapers which are in the dryer now

charla
01-07-2009, 04:04 PM
Here's my list for today:
finish homeschooling lessons
reserve library books online for next week's lesson
clean main bathroom
clean bedrooms
laundry - clothes (two loads), towels, sheets
keep house straightened up
vacuum cracker crumbs in family room
work on church work - kids ministry and music


made supper and then cleaned it up - washed dishes, wiped counter, stove and table
now I'm going to go get a bath before I go to church since I'm the only one that hasn't had one today

monkeylicious
01-07-2009, 04:07 PM
i totally didn't get anything done today - and evie took a 3-4 hour nap (all but about 30 minutes on me) i so need to work on her sleep issues - but i digress (i think i need to start a thread in co-sleeping)

i did make and clean up after dinner and i got dh safely off for his trip (on my own for another week :( )

RiverRock
01-07-2009, 04:31 PM
Great idea for a thread, Kimberly! You ladies have gotten so much done today. :tu I've got my own list to tend too so better late than never.

Peel/prep potatoes
Prep veggies for dinner
Wash cake decorating supplies and get ready for next class
Help dd2 tidy her bedroom
Put away last of Christmas decorations and store
Tidy wet cardboard boxes in crawlspace (we had 4 inches of water last night from melting snow)
Get rid of a few board games while I'm in a purging mood
Vaccuum and tidy rec room
Dust rec room
Water plants and relocate rubber plant
Menu plan for the rest of the week and make shopping list for tomorrow
Quick tidy of car
Put away stuff on the floor of upstairs landing
Renew library books online ;)


:rolleyes2 slow and not so steady for me today...

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 04:36 PM
my goals for today (subject to change)
entryway floor
master & main level bathrooms
all clean laundry folded & put away
cook lunch/dinner
pay bills




:woohoo
I just went through mail, straightened up entry & folded the diapers.

Jenny
01-07-2009, 05:40 PM
Just crossing some things off my list.


put away laundry
dry diapers/put away
take out trash
wash dinner dishes
pick up in living room
get package ready for post office

klpmommy
01-07-2009, 05:44 PM
made kitchen shiny

RiverRock
01-07-2009, 05:46 PM
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Peel/prep potatoes
Prep veggies for dinner
Wash cake decorating supplies and get ready for next class
Help dd2 tidy her bedroom
Put away last of Christmas decorations and store
Tidy wet cardboard boxes in crawlspace (we had 4 inches of water last night from melting snow)
Get rid of a few board games while I'm in a purging mood
Vaccuum and tidy rec room
Dust rec room
Quick tidy of car
Water plants and relocate rubber plant
Menu plan for the rest of the week and make shopping list for tomorrow
Put away stuff on the floor of upstairs landing
Renew library books online ;)



Way to go, Kimberly! :woohoo

Katydid
01-07-2009, 06:08 PM
Goals:
Put together my calendar
Finish sewing swap stuff so I can get it listed :shifty
Work on budget
Tidy house
Do dishes
Plan menu and make grocery list (including supplies for ds's birthday party on friday)
Shop for groceries
Clean bathroom
Sort and start laundry


So we got almost all of it done... :phew

RiverRock
01-09-2009, 02:09 PM
[ [quote=RiverRock ]
Peel/prep potatoes
Prep veggies for dinner
Wash cake decorating supplies and get ready for next class
Help dd2 tidy her bedroom
Put away last of Christmas decorations and store
Tidy wet cardboard boxes in crawlspace (we had 4 inches of water last night from melting snow)
Get rid of a few board games while I'm in a purging mood
Vaccuum and tidy rec room
Dust rec room
Quick tidy of car
Water plants and relocate rubber plant
Menu plan for the rest of the week and make shopping list for tomorrow
Put away stuff on the floor of upstairs landing
Renew library books online ;)




I'm feeling the need to tie up the loose ends from this list. Now off to clean the rec. room while the kids get their weekend Wii time in...then I'll be done. The board games will have to wait until my next purge mood to strike. ;)