PDA

View Full Version : Tuesday 5 Minute Challenge


MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 07:20 AM
I was looking for it and didn't see one, but I'm thinking that with my lack of motivation today, and the fact that I think I'm going to be sitting down to GCM a lOT b/c of it. . I figured I better get this going :shifty

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 07:34 AM
I am in. I just finished breakfast (even though I have been up since 7AM :yawn ) and cleaning that up.
I have a long list today. I will not get to it all, it will probably take 3 days, LOL.)

Freeze bananas for smoothies (bought two big bags of overripe bananas at the grocery store)
make banana bread with some of the bananas
bake pumpkin muffins for freezing
clear kitchen counters
clean kitchen sink
Mop kitchen floor
run dishwasher
put dishes away
clean stove
clean microwave
wipe down walls and doorknobs and lightswitches downstairs
clean out refrigerator/freezer
find rebate forms on dining room table
work on clearing dining room table
laundry
laundry
more laundry
clean bathroom downstairs
clean master bathroom
pack "just in case" hospital
get basket to fill with labor comfort items
make lists for DH for PP period- kid's snacks, my meals, supplement schedule
call chiro to schedule appointment

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 07:37 AM
WOW RLM. . . That IS a long list!!!! You can do it!! :cheer

I started doing a "general pickup" and then we had a meltdown so I spent about 15 minutes rocking ds1. . .

But before that, I did get my calendar and my "list board" hung up on the walls and out of the way. . I also wrote a list of things I would like to accomplish today, AND before the baby is born. . .

My MAIN thing today will be to make banana bread out of my overly ripe bananas. . . and then about 100 other things that I'm sure the boys won't let me get too. . .

At any rate, I digress. . . I'm off to go do another 5 since RLM posted ;)

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 07:41 AM
more general pickup. . made all of the beds. . searched for my timer

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 07:49 AM
I peeled the bananas and put them in freezer bags for smoothies.
I decided that they are actually just perfectly ripe, so they are not ripe enough for banana bread. I left enough out for bread, though, and I will do that in a couple days.

How funny that we both were going to make banana bread today, MamaPepper

How funny that we are both wanting to make banana bread from our bananas today.

Garland
02-10-2009, 07:51 AM
I'm in! I haven't done anything yet. But I'll go get started soon.

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 07:59 AM
How funny that we both were going to make banana bread today, MamaPepper

How funny that we are both wanting to make banana bread from our bananas today.


That IS really funny. . Those bananas have been sitting on my counter for the past week or so. . just calling to me and I haven't done it!! Today just seems like the day!

So, In order to Prep. for making that bread, I cleaned out the kitchen sink, started the dishwasher and made a snack :)

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 08:02 AM
I don't know why I typed that twice. Pregnancy brain I guess...

I finished loading and started the dishwasher, made DS an english muffin, and started cleaning out the produce drawer of the refrigerator.

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 08:25 AM
Realized that the macaroni and cheese I was making myself for breakfast was burning. . .

Put that pan to soak,

Poured a cup of coffee

Found Banana Bread Recipe and set it by the bananas

Sitting back down to drink coffee and eat Mac n Cheese (it is homemade btw :yes)

And as I was typing this. . I looked down and my little trash compactors just ate all of my Mac n Cheese . . . AAAArrrrrrghhhhh. :ph

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 08:43 AM
MP, that is like the "If you give a mom a muffin" story!

I folded almost a whole basket of laundry.

Garland
02-10-2009, 08:44 AM
made breakfast

started a load of laundry

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 08:50 AM
MP, that is like the "If you give a mom a muffin" story!

I folded almost a whole basket of laundry.


I haven't heard that story!!! Enlighten me!

I know I started this, BUT I'm not going to get anything done with these two little boys being the crazies they are, so since it's about 55 degrees out right now, we're heading outside to get a little big energy out and I'll be back to this after that!!!!

charla
02-10-2009, 08:53 AM
made two beds and tidied two bedrooms
opened blinds
took one look at DS's room and decided that will have to be on the agenda as soon as our school work is finished

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 08:55 AM
I folded the rest of the basket of laundry.
One down, three to go. Yes,three, plus what is in the dryer currently.

ETA; Here is If You Give a Mom a Muffin. It is modeled after If You Give a Mouse a Cookie/Pig a Pancake, Moose a Muffin, etc.
http://www.gentlechristianmothers.com/mb/index.php?topic=11220.0

charla
02-10-2009, 09:50 AM
working on school
started sorting tax receipts
taking a break for lunch
tidied kitchen

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 10:30 AM
Got C down for a nap, made and cleaned up lunch
wiped down a few counters
discovered that my disposal is clogged, because when I turned it on, a yucky geiser came out the drain on the other side.
So, cleaning the sink and doing more dishes will have to wait until after DH is home, I am not getting under the sink in my condition, I might not be able to get back out!

Aisling
02-10-2009, 10:37 AM
Cleaned up the kitchen, did a load of laundry, started a new one, made the bed

Now snuggling Jabber...

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 10:42 AM
mostly unloaded dishwasher

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 10:46 AM
Ran my big pregnant butt up to the mailbox to get the mail (I can see the apt. the whole time) , then ran back down to the apt. just as the boys were escaping, chased them down, herded them back into the apt. and then sat down, saw this and thought that I deserved for that to count since I literally RAN. . .

charla
02-10-2009, 11:06 AM
cleaned up kitchen from lunch
sorted more tax receipts
did some shredding
sorted mail

Aisling
02-10-2009, 11:08 AM
Wiped off the kid's table, sorted the mail, wiped down the kid's toilet

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 11:14 AM
Freeze bananas for smoothies (bought two big bags of overripe bananas at the grocery store)

bake pumpkin muffins for freezing
clear kitchen counters
clean kitchen sink - has to wait now due to disposal problem
Mop kitchen floor
run dishwasher
put dishes away
clean stove
clean microwave
wipe down walls and doorknobs and lightswitches downstairs
clean out refrigerator/freezer- has to wait for disposal problem
find rebate forms on dining room table
work on clearing dining room table
laundry
laundry
more laundry
clean bathroom downstairs
clean master bathroom
pack "just in case" hospital
get basket to fill with labor comfort items
make lists for DH for PP period- kid's snacks, my meals, supplement schedule
call chiro to schedule appointment- office closed today.

Aisling
02-10-2009, 11:16 AM
dusted the bookshelves, working on grocery list/menu

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 11:36 AM
cleaned stove and microwave.
That was hard, because my belly kept turning on the gas burners!

Aisling
02-10-2009, 11:40 AM
:giggle :heart

Finished meal planning and grocery list making. :phew

My head hurts. :(

charla
02-10-2009, 11:50 AM
continued sorting tax receipts and shredding - the general sort is done :phew

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 11:53 AM
did sink and toilet in one bathroom

Garland
02-10-2009, 12:26 PM
Picked up some toys

Made lunch

I haven't done much today. Feeling lazy and tired. Maybe after a nap I'll be more motivated.

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 01:13 PM
So, today hasn't Exactly gone as planned. . . My internet went down but I just tried to do what I could. . . I did work on my room/baby's room/office/sewing closet for about 1/2 hour. . . and really, that's about it! :-) The boys played outside quite a bit and miracle of miracles, they are BOTH sleeping at the same time right now. . . We'll just ignore the fact that it's 3:00 which means a later bedtime. . I'm OFF to start the banana bread without 2 kids whining to get into the kitchen!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!

me
02-10-2009, 01:14 PM
did all the laundry
cleaned the hall closet and stored some stuff away (not done)

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 01:36 PM
Sounds great, MamaPepper!
Housework is overrated. Two kids napping at the same time is priceless!


Cleaned my kitchen sink

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 01:39 PM
Sounds great, MamaPepper!
Housework is overrated. Two kids napping at the same time is priceless!


SERIOUSLY

OK. . . maybe you can answer this question for me. . . I am totally upset at myself because I was at the store the other day and basically got enough stuff to make 15 different kinds of brownies and so I ASSUMED I would have everything on hand for banana bread. . . :shifty I was able to substitute my lack of shortening with apple sauce. . BUT, I don't have any Baking Soda. . . What is going to happen when I don't put that in???

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 01:45 PM
That is so frustrating!! I do stuff like that all the time.
If you recipe needs it, it probably needs it. Leavening is kind of important. ;) But, I know I have made banana bread recipes without soda before. Can you look up a recipe that does not need it?
I will see if I can find the one I made without it. It struck me as odd at the time.

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 01:48 PM
Well, it was really the last ingredient that I was going to put in, so it's either in or it's out. . . If it's a leavening thing, can I just throw some dry yeast in there?

Aisling
02-10-2009, 01:48 PM
I just woke up...apparently, I passed out on the couch while the kids were watching Sid the Science Kid. :shifty :yawn

Now, I don't wanna do anything until I have to go grocery shopping tonight. :P

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 01:51 PM
Well, it was really the last ingredient that I was going to put in, so it's either in or it's out. . . If it's a leavening thing, can I just throw some dry yeast in there?



I don't know...
Maybe baking powder??? I have no idea. I am sorry!
Could you maybe try to make muffins instead, and bake one or two to test it without? Then if that is disastrous, add yeast or baking powder and see if that works better?

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 01:52 PM
I just woke up...apparently, I passed out on the couch while the kids were watching Sid the Science Kid. :shifty :yawn

Now, I don't wanna do anything until I have to go grocery shopping tonight. :P


Ooooh, pick me up some Baking Soda!!! :giggle

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 01:54 PM
Well, it was really the last ingredient that I was going to put in, so it's either in or it's out. . . If it's a leavening thing, can I just throw some dry yeast in there?



I don't know...
Maybe baking powder??? I have no idea. I am sorry!
Could you maybe try to make muffins instead, and bake one or two to test it without? Then if that is disastrous, add yeast or baking powder and see if that works better?


Yeah, I think i'm outta luck cuz the recipe ALSO calls for baking powder. . . Maybe I will just try one loaf and if it's horrible I'll put the rest into the fridge until I can get some. . .

Aaarrrggggg

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 02:13 PM
Swept Kitchen and Bathroom
Put full recycle from pantry into recycle box (and I'm SO mad at myself for missing yesterday's pick-up)

me
02-10-2009, 02:39 PM
Well, it was really the last ingredient that I was going to put in, so it's either in or it's out. . . If it's a leavening thing, can I just throw some dry yeast in there?



I don't know...
Maybe baking powder???  I have no idea.  I am sorry! 
Could you maybe try to make muffins instead, and bake one or two to test it without?  Then if that is disastrous, add yeast or baking powder and see if that works better?


Yeah, I think i'm outta luck cuz the recipe ALSO calls for baking powder. . . Maybe I will just try one loaf and if it's horrible I'll put the rest into the fridge until I can get some. . .

Aaarrrggggg
kind of late but you could also add a banana eta:oh never mind i hadnt read further down about the banana bread...

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 02:53 PM
I cleaned the sink and countertop in the master bathroom

charla
02-10-2009, 02:59 PM
made two lasagnas - one for us for supper and one for a family in need in between the tornado sirens going off - it's been scary :nails

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 03:04 PM
The disposal magically fixed itself!



Freeze bananas for smoothies (bought two big bags of overripe bananas at the grocery store)

bake pumpkin muffins for freezing
clear kitchen counters
clean kitchen sink - has to wait now due to disposal problem
Mop kitchen floor
run dishwasher
put dishes away
clean stove
clean microwave
wipe down walls and doorknobs and lightswitches downstairs
clean out refrigerator/freezer
find rebate forms on dining room table
work on clearing dining room table
laundry
laundry
more laundry
clean bathroom toilet bowl and mirror downstairs
clean master bathroom
pack "just in case" hospital
get basket to fill with labor comfort items
make lists for DH for PP period- kid's snacks, my meals, supplement schedule
call chiro to schedule appointment- office closed today.

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 03:20 PM
SO. . . Banana Bread Update!!

I have to say that, considering I made 1 major substitution, left Baking Soda completely out and altered the measurements because I had one less banana than I needed, this actually has turned out REALLY good!!

I'm not sure what purpose the Baking Soda plays, but this rose fine and is a nice and moist consistency. . . So. . . YAY

NOW, I will stop derailing this thread and try to go get some work done!!!! :)

me
02-10-2009, 03:30 PM
SO. . . Banana Bread Update!!

I have to say that, considering I made 1 major substitution, left Baking Soda completely out and altered the measurements because I had one less banana than I needed, this actually has turned out REALLY good!!

I'm not sure what purpose the Baking Soda plays, but this rose fine and is a nice and moist consistency. . . So. . . YAY

NOW, I will stop derailing this thread and try to go get some work done!!!! :)
ok but not till you post the recipe :giggle

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 03:46 PM
Yay!!!!! I am so glad it came out well. I know you have been looking forward to it all day.

Well, I just took out the drawer under the oven to look for C's missing ping pong balls. What a treasure trove under there!! I swept under there. Ick!!

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 04:08 PM
cleaned out refrigerator

me
02-10-2009, 04:12 PM
picked up house

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 04:29 PM
put Boggle game away

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 04:44 PM
Finished downstairs bathroom

I know it is probably just me right now, because you all are probably having family time or calling it a night, but I actually have some energy tonight, so I am going to keep going until I just can't!

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 05:12 PM
I'll probably still be with you for awhile. . . I do need to get supper started now, but will be back after that!!!

Garland
02-10-2009, 05:23 PM
loaded the dishwasher

helped kids pick up toys

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 05:30 PM
cleaned out freezer.
Wow, that was hard! We have a bottom drawer freezer and a while back, DH had put a coke in there and it exploded and was all over the bottom. I had a hard time squeezing in there. I did enough to call it done.

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 05:37 PM
Freeze bananas for smoothies (bought two big bags of overripe bananas at the grocery store)

bake pumpkin muffins for freezing
clear kitchen counters
clean kitchen sink - has to wait now due to disposal problem
Mop kitchen floor
run dishwasher
put dishes away
clean stove
clean microwave
wipe down walls and doorknobs and lightswitches downstairs
clean out refrigerator/freezer
find rebate forms on dining room table
work on clearing dining room table
laundry
laundry
more laundry
clean bathroom toilet bowl and mirror downstairs
clean master bathroom
pack "just in case" hospital
get basket to fill with labor comfort items
make lists for DH for PP period- kid's snacks, my meals, supplement schedule
call chiro to schedule appointment- office closed today.

MamaPepper
02-10-2009, 05:40 PM
RLM. . You're doing SO AWESOME today!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!! :rockon

Fish is frying in the pan (I'm trying Orange Roughy fried in diced green chilis and Salsa.... Tell me THAT isn't the worst idea in the world right now :shifty)

me
02-10-2009, 06:04 PM
changed sheets
finished closet
took out trash

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 06:05 PM
It has been a heavy TV day for the kids, I am afraid. :bag

cleaned up from dinner and did dishes.

Garland
02-10-2009, 07:03 PM
Made dinner.

Now I'm watching my Hubby do the dishes. :smile

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 07:36 PM
worked on the bathroom while the kids were bathing.
Folded some laundry
Magic Erasered some walls

I am getting tired out now. I wish DH were home.

Aisling
02-10-2009, 07:44 PM
:hugheart

Did the grocery shopping, made dinner.

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 07:49 PM
5 more minutes in the bathroom.

me
02-10-2009, 07:55 PM
Amy, what have you been eating today or drinking that has you running around like a crazy! :lol :hunh :hunh :hunh

RealLifeMama
02-10-2009, 08:31 PM
Just nesting, I guess.
I remember scrubbing the kitchen cabinets and baseboards the night before I went into labor with C.

I finished my bathroom. :phew Shower and all!!
I still need to do the kid's tub.



Freeze bananas for smoothies (bought two big bags of overripe bananas at the grocery store)

bake pumpkin muffins for freezing
clear kitchen counters- mostly done, all but one corner

clean kitchen sink - has to wait now due to disposal problem
Mop kitchen floor
run dishwasher
put dishes away
clean stove
clean microwave
wipe down walls and doorknobs and lightswitches downstairs- did upstairs
clean out refrigerator/freezer
find rebate forms on dining room table
work on clearing dining room table
laundry
laundry
more laundry
clean bathroom toilet bowl and mirror downstairs
clean master bathroom
pack "just in case" hospital
get basket to fill with labor comfort items
make lists for DH for PP period- kid's snacks, my meals, supplement schedule
call chiro to schedule appointment- office closed today.



[/quote]

me
02-11-2009, 08:43 PM
Just nesting, I guess.
I remember scrubbing the kitchen cabinets and baseboards the night before I went into labor with C.

I finished my bathroom. :phew Shower and all!!
I still need to do the kid's tub.



Freeze bananas for smoothies (bought two big bags of overripe bananas at the grocery store)

bake pumpkin muffins for freezing
clear kitchen counters- mostly done, all but one corner

clean kitchen sink - has to wait now due to disposal problem
Mop kitchen floor
run dishwasher
put dishes away
clean stove
clean microwave
wipe down walls and doorknobs and lightswitches downstairs- did upstairs
clean out refrigerator/freezer
find rebate forms on dining room table
work on clearing dining room table
laundry
laundry
more laundry
clean bathroom toilet bowl and mirror downstairs
clean master bathroom
pack "just in case" hospital
get basket to fill with labor comfort items
make lists for DH for PP period- kid's snacks, my meals, supplement schedule
call chiro to schedule appointment- office closed today.




[/quote]i wouldnt leave the pack just in case unmarked for long if i were you :heart