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klpmommy
02-02-2009, 05:07 AM
I need this badly. I have a long list to accomplish today & I don't wanna. :bag

Here is how these work if you haven't played before: when you open this thread, get up from the computer & do 5 minutes of cleaning or other chores. Then come back & post what you did. That way it will reappear in our unread topics & "motivate" me to get up and do another 5 minutes of cleaning.

the more you do, the more I do (or the more I ignore the thread :lol )

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 05:15 AM
unloaded & reloaded dishwasher, cleaned up from breakfast

monkeylicious
02-02-2009, 05:25 AM
:/ ;)

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 05:38 AM
kitchen counters cleared & wiped, stovetop &microwave cleaned

monkeylicious
02-02-2009, 05:44 AM
took care of some things upstairs

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 05:58 AM
brought down dirty laundry, sorted it, flipped some clothes to dryer, started load in washer

monkeylicious
02-02-2009, 06:18 AM
unloaded dishwasher, put dirty dishes in, put a couple things to soak.

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 06:28 AM
finished finding homes for things in kitchen (minus the catch all hotspot), did a quick sweep, emptied trash & put in new liner.

The kitchen is no longer disgustingly embarrassing.

monkeylicious
02-02-2009, 06:37 AM
5-10 minutes cleaning up toys in living room with "help"

DragonfliiMama
02-02-2009, 07:06 AM
clean sheets on the bed, blanket is washed and now in dryer, sorted through old magazines to pull recipes out, and had breakfast.

To do today:
* clean bathroom
* finish picking up bedroom, finish making bed, vacuum
* get the dryer looked at. again. :(
* clean out car
* drop off rent check

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 07:10 AM
worked more on unpacking

4thekids
02-02-2009, 07:19 AM
Made up beds, picked up all laundry on floor including all the clothes on the closet floor that all needs rewashed now since I don't know what is clean and what is dirty. :doh picked up trash around bedroom. Bedroom looks decent now. It's amazing what 5 mins can do. :O

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 07:30 AM
moved some things from formal living room to garage, flipped laundry & started another load

monkeylicious
02-02-2009, 07:44 AM
restarted dryer
pulled some things out that need new homes with other people!
read several books to my kiddos :heart

DragonfliiMama
02-02-2009, 07:47 AM
To do today:
* clean bathroom
* finish picking up bedroom, vacuum
* finish making bed (waiting for blankets to come out of dryer)
* get the dryer looked at. again. sad
* clean out car
* drop off rent check

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 07:57 AM
finished getting stuff out of the formals that didn't belong, cleaned up some trash that missed the trashcan, helped E clean up some sequins that went everywhere when P coughed

monkeylicious
02-02-2009, 08:18 AM
made lunch for all, cleaned up after myself. kiddos still eating. working on grocery list

Blue Savannah
02-02-2009, 08:18 AM
started a load of laundry
emptied dishwasher

charla
02-02-2009, 08:24 AM
Here's my to do list:
run errands - chiropractor, library, post office
clean kitchen
tidy house after company
wash guest room linens
put away decorations that I didn't use re-decorating the dining room this weekend
finish meeting plans and gathering supplies for meeting tomorrow night
dare I say it - start on taxes :crazy2

monkeylicious
02-02-2009, 08:30 AM
brought dry laundry up
cleaned up a cat mess
swept evie's lunch mess

charla
02-02-2009, 08:54 AM
Here's my to do list:
run errands - chiropractor, library, post office
clean kitchen
tidy house after company
wash guest room linens
put away decorations that I didn't use re-decorating the dining room this weekend
finish meeting plans and gathering supplies for meeting tomorrow night
dare I say it - start on taxes :crazy2

made beds
tidied bedrooms
tidied master closet
opened blinds
put guest linens in washer
loaded dishwasher
picked up laundry and put in hamper
tidied living room

DragonfliiMama
02-02-2009, 09:12 AM
To do today:
* clean bathroom
* finish picking up bedroom, vacuum
* finish making bed (waiting for blankets to get out of dryer)
* get the dryer looked at. again. sad
* clean out car
* drop off rent check

also took my shower and called the apt office so someone should be out soon to look at the dryer.

charla
02-02-2009, 09:14 AM
[quote=charla ]
Here's my to do list:
run errands - chiropractor, library, post office
clean kitchen
tidy house after company
wash guest room linens
put away decorations that I didn't use re-decorating the dining room this weekend
finish meeting plans and gathering supplies for meeting tomorrow night
dare I say it - start on taxes :crazy2

gathered up library books
tidied family room
put linens in dryer
hung up coats

Aisling
02-02-2009, 09:18 AM
I'm d.r.a.g.g.i.n.g. myself in here. I don't wanna come. I don't wanna clean. But I need to. :sigh

My to do:

-call naturopath and make appointment to get homebirth RXs
-two loads of laundry
-kitchen
-sort toys
-vacuum couch/cushions
-get a few packages ready for mail later this week
-do something tactile and meaningful with the kids...it's snowing, so maybe we'll make paper snowmen.

I probably shouldn't get more ambitious than than. :tissue :yawn :cup

monkeylicious
02-02-2009, 09:36 AM
made bed

Aisling
02-02-2009, 09:44 AM
working on lunch and the kitchen simultaneously...

monkeylicious
02-02-2009, 09:59 AM
worked on a post - took more than 5 minutes... silly post

charla
02-02-2009, 10:05 AM
Here's my to do list:
run errands - chiropractor, library, post office, Aldi's to purchase food for church food pantry
clean kitchen
tidy house after company
wash guest room linens
put away decorations that I didn't use re-decorating the dining room this weekend
finish meeting plans and gathering supplies for meeting tomorrow night
dare I say it - start on taxes :crazy2

lunch

DragonfliiMama
02-02-2009, 10:11 AM
To do today:
* clean bathroom
* finish picking up bedroom, vacuum
* finish making bed (waiting for blankets to get out of dryer)
* get the dryer looked at. again. sad
* clean out car
* drop off rent check

Aisling
02-02-2009, 10:24 AM
unloaded the dishwasher, dh brought some lunch as a surprise, so I have lunch made and saved for tomorrow, too! :cool

DragonfliiMama
02-02-2009, 10:27 AM
Maintenance called and they will not be here for the dryer until tmw morning. While I am at my dr apt of course. :sigh I prefer they come while I am here, but upstairs is clean now and I have been here when they come often enough to know that our maintenance guy is good with our cats - they love him, and he usually takes a few minutes to pet and play with them while he's here. So I'm not worried about them getting in his way or anything.

So since the dryer won't be fixed until tomorrow - I have laundry going today.

canadiyank
02-02-2009, 10:32 AM
Ok, here's the list:

- tidy living room
- tidy dining room
- tidy master
- tidy A's room
- tidy K's room
- upstairs bathroom
- fold laundry
- put away laundry
- tidy kitchen counters

Aisling
02-02-2009, 10:45 AM
dishwasher loaded

canadiyank
02-02-2009, 11:26 AM
Started tidying x 4.

charla
02-02-2009, 11:29 AM
Here's my to do list:
run errands - chiropractor, library, post office, Aldi's to purchase food for church food pantry
clean kitchen
tidy house after company
wash guest room linens
put away decorations that I didn't use re-decorating the dining room this weekend
finish meeting plans and gathering supplies for meeting tomorrow night
dare I say it - start on taxes :crazy2

put load of kitchen towels, washcloths and table cloth in washer
inventoried the church food pantry and made list of items needed

Blue Savannah
02-02-2009, 11:48 AM
made bed/tidied bedroom
flipped laundry
cleaned kitchen from breakfast
loaded dishwasher


:scratch seems like I've been busier than that.

Aisling
02-02-2009, 11:52 AM
Kristin- how on earth can your little guy be almost a month already? :no :heart :heart I was thinking, she's so BUSY to be PP, but then realized it's almost been four weeks! Where's the time gone? :jawdrop


I got the counters scrubbed, the pots washed, the kitchen swept and mopped...now the kitchen's *done*! :phew And I'm taking a breather.

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 12:29 PM
folded & put away the three loads of clean towels that were on top of the dryer since before our trip
also flipped laundry & started one last load for today

Aisling
02-02-2009, 12:33 PM
load of laundry folded and put away, made the bed, another load in

DragonfliiMama
02-02-2009, 01:19 PM
To do today:
* clean bathroom
* finish picking up bedroom, vacuum
* finish making bed (waiting for blankets to get out of dryer)
* get the dryer looked at. again. sad
* clean out car
* drop off rent check

also got a nap, put fuel in the car, and of course laundry

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 01:36 PM
I just finished & filed our taxes, ordered the last few things I know I need for Tadpole & changed a poopy diaper

Shnooky
02-02-2009, 02:25 PM
I really need to do this today!

My list:

Tidy kitchen
Clear breakfast dishes
Wash dishes
Tidy dining table
Pick up toys
Sweep floors
Do laundry

monkeylicious
02-02-2009, 02:29 PM
made dinner and have done most of the clean up
need to get us all ready for music at church now...

DragonfliiMama
02-02-2009, 02:34 PM
switched laundry - fresh load in washer and the load from the dryer is folded and put away.

DragonfliiMama
02-02-2009, 03:01 PM
put away the stuff i brought up from the car

charla
02-02-2009, 03:25 PM
Here's my to do list:
run errands - chiropractor, library, post office, Aldi's to purchase food for church food pantry
clean kitchen
tidy house after company
wash guest room linens
put away decorations that I didn't use re-decorating the dining room this weekend
finish meeting plans and gathering supplies for meeting tomorrow night
dare I say it - start on taxes :crazy2

put food pantry purchases away at church
called the bank
put some chicken in the oven

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 03:36 PM
cleaned up from dinner, started dishwasher

Shnooky
02-02-2009, 03:59 PM
I cleared the breakfast dishes and got everything ready for washing
got the clothes out of the dryer
put more in


fed the baby
changed a nappy
TRIED to calm down DDs tantrum without much success
fed the baby again
called my mum to see if she wanted to come over to help my sanity over DDs tantrums (2 big ones before 9am!!)

Shnooky
02-02-2009, 04:24 PM
Made the kids morning tea
washed the dishes

monkeylicious
02-02-2009, 04:30 PM
got self and evie ready to go, (but seeing as gigi couldn't eat a quarter of a quelsadila in an hour, we didn't go)
cleaned up toys in living room
got trashh together
let dh's vehicle run while i scooped litter
took trash out and turned vehicle off.
snacked kids.
brought pkg of dipes up

Aisling
02-02-2009, 04:31 PM
Finished everything on my list. And now, I rest. :cup

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 04:50 PM
folded & put away load of whites, put dog food in bin & straightened mudroom.

all I have left to do tonight is fold one load of clothes, recoup the kitchen & then I'll be done for the night.

Shnooky
02-02-2009, 05:20 PM
then I'll be done for the night

WAAAHHH!! I'm only just starting!!

I hung up the picture day planner thingy Ketia and I made last night
Put DS#1 & #2 to bed! WOOHOO!!

klpmommy
02-02-2009, 05:27 PM
I finished recouping the kitchen, one load of towels still to fold.

Blue Savannah
02-02-2009, 06:36 PM
Kristin- how on earth can your little guy be almost a month already? :no :heart :heart I was thinking, she's so BUSY to be PP, but then realized it's almost been four weeks! Where's the time gone? :jawdrop


it goes WAAAYY too fast, doesn't it??

Shnooky
02-02-2009, 07:15 PM
gave DD lunch
washed the dishes
put another load of clothes in the washer
got the clothes out of the washer

better check my original list...

Shnooky
02-02-2009, 07:17 PM
Tidy kitchen
Clear breakfast dishes
Wash dishes
Tidy dining table
Pick up toys
Sweep floors
Do laundry

charla
02-02-2009, 07:22 PM
Here's my to do list:
run errands - chiropractor, library, post office, Aldi's to purchase food for church food pantry
clean kitchen
tidy house after company
wash guest room linens
put away decorations that I didn't use re-decorating the dining room this weekend
finish meeting plans and gathering supplies for meeting tomorrow night
dare I say it - start on taxes :crazy2

Shnooky
02-02-2009, 10:07 PM
Got the last load in the dryer
starting dinner