View Full Version : Monday 5 Minute Challenge

02-09-2009, 10:39 AM
When this thread pops up in new replies, set a timer for 5 minutes and go do something productive. Then come back and tell us what you did to give us that are reading and posting a :poke to get up and go do something productive.

I feel like a hypocrite starting this, because I feel like I always bail in the afternoon, but I have got to get motivated!
I have so much to do to finish final preparations of the house for this baby. I have been bouncing between the kiddos and GCM all morning!
I will be doing some more school with the kiddos in a little bit, but need to do housework instead of reading and posting while they don't need me.

02-09-2009, 10:58 AM
Earlier today I cleaned the kitchen and bathroom, made the beds and tidied the bedrooms.

Right now I'm working on my menu and grocery list

02-09-2009, 11:01 AM
I'll play.

So far, I've bagged up three bags of maternity clothes after sorting them into appropriate destinations, and pulled out the few roomy PP clothes and hung them up. My closet looks nice and bare now. :giggle

02-09-2009, 11:14 AM
Been working on laundry, and then C told me he was tired and wanted to take a nap, so I have been trying to get him down for a nap. But, I think he has changed his mind, and now he is just refreshed enough to be wide awake for the next few hours.

02-09-2009, 11:23 AM
finished grocery list
balanced checkbook
made out deposit
made lunch

02-09-2009, 11:35 AM
flipped laundry, put another load in, folded some

02-09-2009, 11:36 AM
I need this today for sure! My house looks like a tornado hit it after we had a fun weekend and didn't tidy the house up at all.

In between homeschool activities today, I need to do some cleaning.

I put in a load of laundry and made a to-do list for the day.

02-09-2009, 11:51 AM
took care of some mail

02-09-2009, 12:06 PM
Load of laundry, made the kiddos lunch

02-09-2009, 12:21 PM
Doing general tidy of living room and entryway.

I do not feel like I am getting very far, nor making much progress. I am so slow moving these days.

02-09-2009, 12:22 PM
Doing general tidy of living room and entryway.

I do not feel like I am getting very far, nor making much progress. I am so slow moving these days.

:hugheart ITU. I feel like I"m cleaning for half an hour, and resting for an hour. :bag I'll be even slower a few weeks from now, too. :hugs

02-09-2009, 12:24 PM
Switched the laundry

Loaded the dishwasher

02-09-2009, 01:11 PM
Gave "under the couch" it's quarterly cleaning. :P Now I'm off to do under the cushions of the same couch...we had a cheerio disaster earlier today. :rolleyes

Also managed to let the kids play outside for about an hour.

02-09-2009, 01:16 PM
Made lunch and cleaned up.

02-09-2009, 01:18 PM
Desperately trying to get my kitchen cleaned up and dishes done.

02-09-2009, 01:38 PM
Stripped the bed, and cleaned both bathrooms. I feel another couch crash session coming on. :yawn

02-09-2009, 01:41 PM
I need to clean my bathroom, too, but I am still working on the laundry.
Folding sheets and towels is making my uterus irritable!

02-09-2009, 01:42 PM
:hugs Don't wear yourself out too much, Amy!

I have loads of laundry to do, but we've had a couple of accidents in the bathroom today :rolleyes, bumping them up to "urgent". :P~

02-09-2009, 01:47 PM
got some major cleaning done yesterday but I still feel like I am playing catch up from when we had the ice storm and were gone from our home for about a week. :shrug Ran a few loads of laundry today..just placed Moriah down for her afternoon siesta and I moved out about 8 loads to fold and put away :shifty

Maybe the kids will help? :pray4 :heart

While I was moving laundry I also boxed up some clothes that were set aside earlier for a friends clothing minsitry.

02-09-2009, 02:03 PM
I am never letting all this laundry sit again!
Still working on getting the laundry folded and put away.

02-09-2009, 04:00 PM
I got my dishes done...finally...

02-09-2009, 04:01 PM
Switched the laundry again.

Washed some pots. Planted some seeds. Cleaned up my pottoing soil mess.

02-09-2009, 04:20 PM
Another load of laundry, cleaned the kitchen, fresh sheets and spring bedspread on, bedroom vacuumed, kitchen swept

02-09-2009, 04:52 PM
Oops, I've been MIA

I ran errands - library, bank, chiropractor
Did my grocery shopping
Put groceries away
Fixed supper and cleaned it up

Now I'm going to rest since I'm feeling a little under the weather

02-09-2009, 05:08 PM
Laundry and more laundry :)

02-09-2009, 05:18 PM
y'all are so productive.
Wow, Ashley, you did a lot!!!

I have been working on the kitchen and making dinner.

02-09-2009, 05:23 PM
I'm not making dinner tonight. :giggle I'm too pooped. :yawn We'll be having leftovers, and if I need to, I'll just eat cereal. :shifty :P~

02-09-2009, 05:43 PM
I think I'm done for the day. Too tired. The house is still a mess so I'm sure I'll be looking for the Tuesday thread tomorrow. :)

02-09-2009, 06:55 PM
I am pretty much done, too.
I am still having lots of contractions and they are getting really annoying, so I just need to lie down. But I have soooo much to do!
I really want to clean the tub so I can take a bath.

02-09-2009, 08:41 PM
Get some rest, Amy! :hugs :poke Take your bath, and rest! :hug :heart You'll need it soon. ;)