View Full Version : OK, I need a 5 minute challenge today

01-19-2009, 05:12 AM
and I need lots of people to participate to really force me to get up & get the things DONE.

So, here is the scoop, when you open this thread, get up, do 5 minutes of work, then come back & post what you did so that this thread pops back up in unread replies which will make me need to get up again to do another 5 minutes.

C'mon ladies, :cheer me on!!

01-19-2009, 05:13 AM
:poke Going to work on my kitchen counter

01-19-2009, 05:27 AM
took care of overflowing trash :blush
put up some coats & winter gear that were in the kitchen & entry
flipped diapers into dryer
sorted dirty laundry
straightened up mud & laundry rooms

01-19-2009, 05:51 AM
Unloaded dishwasher

01-19-2009, 05:58 AM
worked on kitchen
plugged camera battery to charge

01-19-2009, 06:11 AM
made pregnancy tea mix
started some boiled eggs
washed crock pot

01-19-2009, 06:12 AM
emptied dishwasher and put dirties in

i'm just here for a short while this morning

Blue Savannah
01-19-2009, 06:14 AM
I think I'll play--at least this morning. :yes

01-19-2009, 06:16 AM
more kitchen, & started my "pile" of things I have to pack

and why is it the days I most need to get stuff done are the days that S most needs to be attached constantly????

01-19-2009, 06:18 AM
I might play in a little bit...I am running on about 5 hours of sleep.... :yawn

01-19-2009, 06:31 AM
kitchen counters & sink are clean :rockon

Blue Savannah
01-19-2009, 06:53 AM
made coffee/breakfast/lunch for dh
emptied dishwasher
comforted very crabby toddler
started cleaning kitchen

now :nak

01-19-2009, 07:01 AM
checked out Tadpole's new carseat, put it up
put away the last of the stuff from the shopping trip from yesterday
getting ready to put S down for a nap

01-19-2009, 07:52 AM
:poke I need more people to play!!!!

I changed the kitty litter (supposed to be dh's job until Tadpole is at least a month old, but he kept putting it off all weekend. :sigh )
moved the kitty stuff to a larger room since they will be locked up for a week while we are gone.

01-19-2009, 07:55 AM
Put eggs on to boil (thanks for the reminder Amy!)
Gathered up the Sunday paper DH left strewn around the family room, AND dining room, AND kitchen, AND living room. :rolleyes
Started shopping list for today's run to the market

01-19-2009, 07:57 AM
I have flipped the laundry and folded lots of towels.
Also cleaned up breakfast.

I am bowing out for the rest of the day, though. :bag It is one of those days.

Blue Savannah
01-19-2009, 08:00 AM
bedroom tidy
started a load of laundry
had a family meeting with the kids about whining :bag

01-19-2009, 08:24 AM
I cleared off the kitchen counter and wiped it down.

01-19-2009, 08:32 AM
made beds
straightened bedrooms
worked a little in kitchen - must get back in there after I get my menu and grocery list done
found DS's wallet that was lost
decluttered my desktop
printed out my menu/grocery list form

01-19-2009, 08:36 AM
Got up even though I didn't want to :giggle

Gave kids breakfast

Ordered gardening books and homeschooling books online from the library

Now I'm going to get the kids started on activities and also tidy up the kitchen....

01-19-2009, 09:15 AM
OK, lots done

supervised P&E in selecting the rest of their clothes to pack & straightening their room
packed all kid clothes (except S's socks, don't let me forget those!)
straightened up nursery/catch all room
folded some laundry, including all whites

01-19-2009, 09:18 AM
Did a little tidying in the kitchen (good enough for now, need to do more later)

Helped the boys with their math

Got daughter dressed

Wrote out a plan for the day

01-19-2009, 09:42 AM
planned menu for the week - took way longer than I wanted it to

Blue Savannah
01-19-2009, 09:47 AM
my kitchen is clean and we did our circle time and some other schooling

01-19-2009, 09:52 AM
So far today I've worked on the budget, tidied up the entire downstairs (included gathering all dirty dishes, trash and putting toys away in appropriate places), swept or vacuumed floors, made and cleaned up breakfast, snack and lunch for the kids and now I'm finishing up my lunch. :phew And now my sciatica is starting to act up. :/

01-19-2009, 10:01 AM
You ladies are so motivating, I can't help but join!

So far I've sorted and started laundry, emptied the dishwasher and tidied most of the kitchen.

:walk Now I'm off to boil eggs, too...

01-19-2009, 10:11 AM
:walk Now I'm off to boil eggs, too...

Mmm, good idea! I can do that while I do more cleaning of the counters :tu

01-19-2009, 10:18 AM
Finished lunch, wiped off table and counters, rinsed out milk bottle. Off to get the kids down for a nap.....

01-19-2009, 10:30 AM
Eggs are "steaming", dishwasher loaded, ds2 and myself dressed for the day.

01-19-2009, 10:43 AM
made out grocery list
called pharmacy re prescription refill
working on lunch

01-19-2009, 10:58 AM
finished up school with the big kids. Brought suitcase downstairs to start to pack assorted items (meds, diapers, snacks) but S is insisting on sitting in it so I am not getting anywhere.

01-19-2009, 11:00 AM
reserved books online from library for homeschooling next week

01-19-2009, 11:18 AM
Carried laundry downstairs and sorted
Loaded laundry into the washing machine
Went outside and did some more garden planning and thinking about what I need to do to prepare for planting season
Bought some organic seeds on ebay
Made lunch

01-19-2009, 11:26 AM
Emptied dishwasher, yep that took five minutes all by itself :P~
I'll be back . . . . .

01-19-2009, 11:41 AM
OK, I'm getting off the computer now to go and finish up some sewing I need to do.

01-19-2009, 11:54 AM
Cleaned up the lunch stuff

Got 2 kids down for their naps

Helped oldest son get started on his writing

Printed some information about Martin Luther King from Enchanted Learning website

Threw away dead potted plants from last year, and washed the pots to reuse this year

01-19-2009, 11:58 AM
did a little tidying - still have a lot more to do
cleaned up lunch
washed dishes
put away clean dishes
unloaded and reloaded dishwasher
wiped down counters, handles, cabinet fronts, appliances, exhaust hood
cleaned microwave inside and outside

still need to put a few more dishes away and sweep and mop kitchen floor

01-19-2009, 12:12 PM
big kids in the snow, S is napping, I got a lot of the "necessity" suitcase packed.

01-19-2009, 12:20 PM
more packing

01-19-2009, 12:27 PM
finished putting away dishes
cleaned kitchen sink
dusted kitchen light fixtures, ceiling fan and wall decorations
swept kitchen floor
wiped down baseboards and edges of kitchen floor
mopped kitchen floor
wiped down trashcan

01-19-2009, 12:34 PM
wiped out fridge

off to do my grocery shopping...

01-19-2009, 12:43 PM
got big kids in & out of snow gear-- will have some cleaning & drying to do

flipped laundry, started another load
grabbed a couple of items I keep forgetting to put on my pack list

01-19-2009, 01:24 PM
I'm heading out to shovel snow. I'll post now since DH will probably confiscate teh comptuer while I'm out.

01-19-2009, 01:37 PM
Changed out the laundry

Cleaned up after a potty-training accident :/

Organized all my remaining gardening seeds from last year into sections based on when I will plant them (yes, I'm excited for Spring!)

Fed the chickens

Cleared all the homeschooling supplies off the dining table

01-19-2009, 01:45 PM
went grocery shopping and put away the groceries.

01-19-2009, 01:49 PM
packed my clothes

01-19-2009, 02:21 PM
grocery shopping
put away purchases
put crockpot away
checked on prescription

01-19-2009, 02:40 PM
refilled soap dispensers
shined the glass on my light fixture in kitchen - I keep forgetting to do it after I've had the light off for awhile so I don't get burned

01-19-2009, 02:45 PM
Unloaded and Re-loaded the dishwasher

Unloaded and Re-loaded the washing machine

01-19-2009, 02:58 PM
finished straightening my kitchen cabinets, drawers and cookbook shelf - a project that I've been working on off and on today
it's my effort to keep things organized after all that hard work I did in the HHBC
thankfully it wasn't hard at all :phew

01-19-2009, 03:15 PM
more tidying
watered my plants
hung up all the coats and jackets
starting supper

01-19-2009, 04:06 PM
Cleaned up after my kids' art projects

Helped my son put his fort-building stuff away

Folded a load of laundry

01-19-2009, 04:09 PM
cleaned kid/cat bathroom
packed dh's clothes
supervised clean up of toys

01-19-2009, 04:54 PM
cleaned up supper
washed dishes
loaded dishwasher
took down a remnant of cobweb I missed earlier in the kitchen
put carseat cover in washer

01-19-2009, 05:14 PM
Did dinner prep
Changed out laundry again
Helped kids pick up toys

01-19-2009, 05:59 PM
working on kitchen clean up & packing pile for tomorrow
took winter gear back to mudroom

01-19-2009, 08:38 PM
laid carseat cover out to dry
exchanged Christmas gifts for the right size
purchased clothing items that we've needed - I dislike clothes shopping a great deal so have put it off for awhile
put purchases away
helped children get ready for bed