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RiverRock
01-16-2009, 08:08 AM
If anyone saw my list yesterday it included phoning our CareGroup/Bible Study members and inviting a couple new families to join. Our group has had sproradic attendance this year, mainly due to childcare needs. So me, being the attached mama I am thought we should include the kids at tonight's meeting. So far, including kids, we have had 26 people confirm they are coming. Needless to say, I need to get my house in order! Anyone out there with me on a 5-minute challenge?

If you haven't done this before, set your timer and work for at least 5 minutes. Come back and share what you did, then when this thread comes up in you New Replies box you will be motivated to go work for another 5 minutes. In the process you will be motivating others to love their homes, too!

RealLifeMama
01-16-2009, 08:14 AM
I'll play, but I am just listing goals first...no work yet...

unload dishwasher
load dishwasher
handwash a few dishes
sweep kitchen floor
flip and fold laundry
wash delicates
work on linen closet
wrap present
5 minutes of each dining room hotspot
work on kid's rooms
work on spare room
order vitamins and funk butter
send off for OB records
find paper from Sunday with email addresses
make grocery list

RiverRock
01-16-2009, 08:18 AM
I'm glad you are here, Amy. I wasn't expecting such a quick reply. I'm now off to do some work!

RiverRock
01-16-2009, 08:33 AM
tidied the kitchen

RealLifeMama
01-16-2009, 08:35 AM
Wrapped the present (with 3 helpers, it took longer than 5 minutes, :giggle )

RiverRock
01-16-2009, 09:16 AM
Tidied the kids bedrooms and collected garbage from upstairs. Also flipped another load of laundry.

RealLifeMama
01-16-2009, 09:20 AM
Not exactly housework, but homemaking related- ordered new sheets for bed.
:woohoo
I can't wait!

charla
01-16-2009, 09:21 AM
made beds
straightened bedrooms
started school
put porkchops in crockpot
cleaned up kitchen from breakfast

RealLifeMama
01-16-2009, 09:40 AM
unloaded dishwasher, started making lunch

RiverRock
01-16-2009, 09:51 AM
bathed ds2

charla
01-16-2009, 10:04 AM
more school

RiverRock
01-16-2009, 10:24 AM
garbage and recycling collected and taken to the curb, another load of laundry folded

charla
01-16-2009, 10:24 AM
towels in washer
working on lunch

RealLifeMama
01-16-2009, 10:33 AM
worked on first hotspot in dining room for 5 minutes.
Did not even make a dent in it. :bag

RiverRock
01-16-2009, 10:38 AM
last load of laundry in washer, off to meet the school bus...

charla
01-16-2009, 11:05 AM
put towels in dryer
sorted mail

RealLifeMama
01-16-2009, 11:13 AM
flipped and folded laundry

charla
01-16-2009, 11:22 AM
five minute tidy - need to do another one soon 'cause I didn't get it all done

RealLifeMama
01-16-2009, 11:40 AM
Washed delicates

charla
01-16-2009, 11:54 AM
church volunteer work
still helping DS with schoolwork

RealLifeMama
01-16-2009, 11:56 AM
loaded dishwasher

charla
01-16-2009, 12:44 PM
more tidying - still have more to do
folded towels from dryer and put them away/hung them up

RiverRock
01-16-2009, 12:52 PM
Made dessert for 30 with stuff I found in the pantry and freezer. :rockon

RealLifeMama
01-16-2009, 01:00 PM
unload dishwasher
load dishwasher
handwash a few dishes
sweep kitchen floor
flip and fold laundry
wash delicates
work on linen closet
wrap present
5 minutes of each dining room hotspot
work on kid's rooms
work on spare room
order vitamins and funk butter
send off for OB records - missed the mail today
find paper from Sunday with email addresses
make grocery list

RiverRock
01-16-2009, 01:07 PM
Amy, what does it mean to funk butter? :/

RealLifeMama
01-16-2009, 01:13 PM
Amy, what does it mean to funk butter? :/


I ordered funk butter. :haha http://oyinhandmade.com/oyin/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=7
It is a natural deodorant. Normally, I don't have to wear any deodorant, but I know I will need some postpartum, and this is the only stuff that I think will work for the postpartum stinkies. I keep forgetting about it, so I put it on my list.
I just ordered it while I was getting C down for his nap. Now, I am ordering my vitamins.

Rea T
01-16-2009, 01:17 PM
Joining in...I've already washed all our sheets and mattress pads this morning, need to do some more cleaning because my house is sliding into disaster and the IL's are coming over to watch the boys tomorrow night. After how nice I kept my house during the holidays I want it to be at least SLIGHTLY back up to what I want...

charla
01-16-2009, 01:41 PM
I've been busy weekending rooms:

finished tidying up
vacuumed family room
swept and spot cleaned kitchen floor
wiped kitchen counters
loaded dishwasher
vacuumed up some dust bunnies under my bed - I found them lurking when I got out some posterboard for school today
finished straightening up DS's room and all of his Legos

made out deposit
checked meat in crockpot

Rea T
01-16-2009, 02:08 PM
Washed dishes, vacuumed carpets upstairs (as well as under the sofa cushions), put last mattress pad in wash. Picked up clutter, including plastic containers that had mysteriously made their way from drawer to living room floor.

RiverRock
01-16-2009, 02:55 PM
Ahh, funk butter! Now I understand. :)

I prepped an appy for tonight, baked a couple of cakes for the freezer (cake decorating class supply), cleaned up the kitchen, unloaded and reloaded dishes and hand washed a few things.

Rea T
01-16-2009, 03:14 PM
Practiced my music for church on Sunday...not cleaning, but it had to be done. Now off to make supper.

RealLifeMama
01-16-2009, 03:16 PM
unload dishwasher
load dishwasher
handwash a few dishes
sweep kitchen floor
flip and fold laundry
wash delicates
work on linen closet
wrap present
5 minutes of each dining room hotspot
work on kid's rooms
work on spare room
order vitamins and funk butter
send off for OB records - missed the mail today
find paper from Sunday with email addresses
make grocery list

charla
01-16-2009, 04:13 PM
cleaned up supper
wiped down counter, table and stove
cleaned up school room