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klpmommy
01-14-2009, 04:45 AM
OK, it's that time again. Let's get started.

And just in case there are some newbies, a 5 minute challenge means that you get up from the computer, set a timer for 5 minutes (or not ) and clean something. Then you come back & post what you did so that this thread comes back in our "new replies" and encourages us to get up & do more.

klpmommy
01-14-2009, 04:49 AM
my goals for today

Shred more 2007 papers
Laundry- whites & kid bedding
Vacuum stairs, hall & at least one bedroom
Straighten & Dust at least one bedroom
Master bathroom
Kid bathroom
charge camera batteries
take swimsuits upstairs/ find dh's
find water jugs to pack
bring stroller in from garage, clean it
find FL/Orlando area maps

monkeylicious
01-14-2009, 04:50 AM
slavedriver ;)

i have breakfasted kids and restarted dishwasher - i think someone messed with settings yesterday :banghead

klpmommy
01-14-2009, 06:09 AM
Shred more 2007 papers
Laundry- whites & kid bedding
Vacuum stairs, hall & at least one bedroom
Straighten & Dust at least one bedroom
Master bathroom
Kid bathroom
charge camera batteries- started them
take swimsuits upstairs/ find dh's
find water jugs to pack
bring stroller in from garage, clean it
find FL/Orlando area maps


lots of assorted stuff now crossed off my list.

I think I decluttered the Orlando map. :doh It wasn't with the FL one or other recent ones.

charla
01-14-2009, 07:59 AM
Here's what I'd like to get done today - we'll see how it goes:

Of course, we have school and then church tonight
Laundry - clothes, sheets, towels, DS comforter and afghan
Clean bedrooms
Clean bathroom a little better than I had time for yesterday
Make lasagna for one of our church members who is in need
Play chess with DS
Keep everything else tidy

RealLifeMama
01-14-2009, 08:11 AM
I will make goals later. I will have to think about them, since normally I am trying to get out from under a mound of dishes and clean my kitchen, but since I don't have to do that, I will have to think.

I just finished putting away some clean dishes that were in the drainer.

KatieMae
01-14-2009, 09:22 AM
I was having a little Crop this morning with my aunt-in-law, visiting for a few days to break up their drive from Michigan to Florida (and not to return until April!) so my house is pretty tidy since I had company, but now I have some cleaning to do...


My list

The continuing sagas of laundry & dishes
* empty d/w, reload the few things that are waiting
* 2 loads of laundry to start
* 2 loads of laundry to finish

And since I didn't do these last week, I *must* do them today...
* Clean master bedroom
* Clean kids bedroom
* Clean guest bedroom

More scrapbooking this evening @ my IL's house

charla
01-14-2009, 10:41 AM
sorted laundry - one is in the washer and one in the dryer
made lunch
working on schooling
putting out emotional fires left and right

Anani
01-14-2009, 10:42 AM
Flipped and folded laundry

charla
01-14-2009, 11:27 AM
Here's what I'd like to get done today - we'll see how it goes:

Of course, we have school and then church tonight
Laundry - clothes, sheets, towels, DS comforter and afghan
Clean bedrooms
Clean bathroom a little better than I had time for yesterday
Make lasagna for one of our church members who is in need
Play chess with DS
Keep everything else tidy


Motivation is sorely lacking today :(

charla
01-14-2009, 11:41 AM
checked on laundry
cleaned up lunch
filled soap dispenser

Anani
01-14-2009, 11:47 AM
No housework other than more flipping of laundry
But I did get a workout in. :tu

charla
01-14-2009, 12:06 PM
straightened three bedrooms
straightened one closet
dusted three bedrooms
stripped sheets from three beds
re-made two beds
dusted hallway picture gallery on walls

off to vacuum and check laundry

Yodergoat
01-14-2009, 12:15 PM
My first time to participate, it was very motivating! :clap



In my five minutes I....

Dumped three full (mounded) laundry baskets of clean clothes and towels on my bed to sort and put away. I know I can't sleep until it's done, so it is the best way for me to get started!

Started a new load of laundry to wash (now all will be clean).

Stopped Gail from spooning ice cream from her bowl onto a dishrag (she was trying to fish out all the "stuffs in it").

Picked up Gail's towel from her bath and hung it to dry, likewise with mine. At least our bodies are squeaky clean here! :yes

Found FIVE books laying on top of the washing machine and put them on the bookshelf. I'd already read them... while using the bathroom or taking a bath, it is the only chance I get to read peacefully. :O

Discovered a bunch of riff-raff in a laundry basket on top of the dryer... old CDs and stuff I'd cleaned out of my car, towels I'd torn for rags, sheets that don't even fit our new bed, etcetera. There is very little room in our 12x65 foot mobile home to just "put" stuff, so things just seem to gravitate toward the top of the dryer. But my timer went off before I could tackle it, and I wanted to be honest, so I came back here to type what I DID get done!

Wednesdays are traditionally the main laundry day for me, thus the focus on laundry for my challenge. Our church serves a meal every Wednesday night before AWANA (we're Sparks leaders, Gail is in Puggles), so I don't have to worry about cooking. Leaves me time to focus on a BIG chore like laundry. I also have to make sure our AWANA shirts are all clean. :O

Thanks for the motivation! I suppose I could do it again later?

-Shawna

Anani
01-14-2009, 12:27 PM
Shawna, You sure got a lot done in your five minutes! :giggle



flipped laundry
washed dishes
straightened up kitchen

klpmommy
01-14-2009, 12:27 PM
putting out emotional fires left and right


:sigh me, too

I don't know what I was thinking when I was making my goals today. I had errands to run, a dr appt for S, a playgroup & we still have TKD this afternoon. :doh

charla
01-14-2009, 12:37 PM
Of course, we have school and then church tonight
Laundry - clothes, sheets, towels, DS comforter and afghan
Clean bedrooms
Clean bathroom a little better than I had time for yesterday
Make lasagna for one of our church members who is in need
Play chess with DS
Keep everything else tidy


vacuumed bedrooms and hallway
folded/hung up one load of laundry
put next load in dryer
put sheets in washer

continuing to deal with big feelings and now I have some big feelings of my own :cry What is it with today? :shrug

charla
01-14-2009, 01:35 PM
Laundry - clothes, sheets, towels, DS comforter and afghan
Clean bedrooms
Clean bathroom a little better than I had time for yesterday
Make lasagna for one of our church members who is in need
Play chess with DS - not happening today
Keep everything else tidy

charla
01-14-2009, 02:05 PM
continue to put out fires
checked laundry
put chicken in the oven for supper

charla
01-14-2009, 02:31 PM
Laundry - clothes, sheets, towels, DS comforter and afghan
Clean bedrooms
Clean bathroom a little better than I had time for yesterday
Make lasagna for one of our church members who is in need - will have to this tomorrow
Play chess with DS - not happening today
Keep everything else tidy


folded sheets and put them away
re-made my bed with one set
switched laundry - put comforter and afghan in washer

RiverRock
01-14-2009, 03:51 PM
I've never seen this topic only be on p.2 at this time of the day. I had a root canal this morning, and then played with the kids at a drop-in gym before going grocery shopping. My house is a mess! Better late than never to get a list together:

collect laundry
tidy fridge
put away groceries
prep dinner and get it in the oven
help kids with piano
dishes, dishes and more dishes (includes unloading the dishwasher and hand washing buttercream icing from cake decorating supplies)
get kids' supplies ready for ice skating field trip tomorrow

Lily
01-14-2009, 03:57 PM
one load of laundry done
tomatoes, peppers, jalepenos, cilantro and basil planted (in pots - will transplant in 8 to 10 weeks)

klpmommy
01-14-2009, 04:06 PM
S is asleep, I am getting ready to put P&E to bed as well. Then I really, really, really need to work on my kitchen & some of the other things on my list, although anything upstairs is out of the question now. :sigh And I have two busy days ahead of me so I don't know when I will get to the bedrooms.

klpmommy
01-14-2009, 04:58 PM
Shred more 2007 papers
Laundry- whites & kid bedding, diapers
Vacuum stairs, hall & at least one bedroom
Straighten & Dust at least one bedroom
Master bathroom
Kid bathroom
charge camera batteries
take swimsuits upstairs/ find dh's
find water jugs to pack
bring stroller in from garage, clean it
find FL/Orlando area maps


I unloaded the dishwasher, poured baking soda & vinegar in it b/c it is starting to spit grody stuff up in the cycle & am now running it empty.

charla
01-14-2009, 08:19 PM
Laundry - clothes, sheets, towels, DS comforter and afghan
Clean bedrooms
Clean bathroom a little better than I had time for yesterday
Make lasagna for one of our church members who is in need - will have to this tomorrow
Play chess with DS - not happening today
Keep everything else tidy


cleaned up supper
washed dishes
loaded dishwasher
general tidy