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RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 07:32 AM
I do not know how much I will be on today, but I have a few things to get done, so I wanted to start the thread anyway.

When this thread pops up in your "new replies", get up from the computer for 5 minutes and do something to bless your home. Then, come back and tell us what you did so that the rest of us will get up and do something.


I will make my list in the next reply.

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 07:35 AM
Today's List:

Clean up entryway
work on dining room (our worst hotspot)
vacuum lower part of stairs
vacuum living room
sweep kitchen floor
make chicken chili in crock pot
prepare some mailings
pay bills online
make scones
get lesson plans for children in order for next couple weeks
clean toilet and sink downstairs
fold and put away basket of laundry
dry whites
fold and put away whites

MamaPepper
02-20-2009, 07:36 AM
You're still here!!!!

I'll try to participate today!!!!

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 07:49 AM
cleaned up breakfast dishes

MamaPepper
02-20-2009, 08:02 AM
Started some misc. pickup

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 08:14 AM
vacuumed stairs

Lily
02-20-2009, 08:27 AM
To do:
go to WM to get cardboard
spray paint ammo cans (need cardboard so I don't spray paint the driveway again)
unload the stuff from Sams
put it all in the right places
wash the pillows (8 pillows for 2 people something is wrong there....)

charla
02-20-2009, 08:31 AM
made beds
put clean dishes away

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 08:53 AM
made bed
folded one load of laundry

Blue Savannah
02-20-2009, 09:11 AM
Amy, you totally :rockon Seriously.

BTW, on the day I had my baby, dh added "have baby" to my to do list. ;) But, it looks like you're plenty busy without that!


I made my bed. :woohoo I have sick grouchy kids, so that may be my big accomplishment for the day. ;)

RiverRock
02-20-2009, 09:21 AM
I've started, I took the garbage and recycling to the curb.

Garland
02-20-2009, 09:24 AM
Cleaned up breakfast mess

Got kids started on activities

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 09:32 AM
Amy, you totally :rockon Seriously.

BTW, on the day I had my baby, dh added "have baby" to my to do list. ;) But, it looks like you're plenty busy without that!



Thanks.
I tried putting that one my list yesterday. It did not happen!

:sigh

I put the load of laundry I had folded last time away, then flipped the wet laundry into the dryer, and started a new load.

Blue Savannah
02-20-2009, 09:42 AM
:hugheart :hugheart :hugheart

tidying up things on the floor

charla
02-20-2009, 09:45 AM
vacuumed dining room and guest bedroom
emptied vacuum cleaner
worked on schooling

RiverRock
02-20-2009, 11:13 AM
Made my bed, tidied a bit, vacuumed a few rooms, and put away some laundry.

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 11:33 AM
Today's List:

Clean up entryway
work on dining room (our worst hotspot)
vacuum lower part of stairs
vacuum living room
sweep kitchen floor- did this, but now it needs to be done again
make chicken chili in crock pot- got it started
prepare some mailings
pay bills online
make scones
get lesson plans for children in order for next couple weeks
clean toilet and sink downstairs
fold and put away basket of laundry
dry whites
fold and put away whites



made and cleaned up lunch

I am slowing down considerably today. I am so glad it is Friday!

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 11:50 AM
I vacuumed the middles downstairs.
Now I have to go do the edges, but I am going to wait to be poked!
Although, I did have tons of contractions while vacuuming, so maybe I should go ahead.

charla
02-20-2009, 11:53 AM
:poke Now you can do the edges! Bring on the contractions!

cleaned up from lunch
washed dishes
church volunteer work

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 12:07 PM
Thanks!

I did most of the edges and under the furniture. I still need to do the hallway edges and entryway.

Garland
02-20-2009, 12:18 PM
Made lunch

Washed dishes

Started load of laundry

Blue Savannah
02-20-2009, 12:20 PM
tidied living room/dining room

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 12:28 PM
Finished the vacuuming.

RiverRock
02-20-2009, 12:34 PM
I dusted/wiped down the master bedroom and laundry room. I also dusted and watered plants, gathering the dry leaves for the garbage.

charla
02-20-2009, 12:35 PM
church volunteer work
more school

RiverRock
02-20-2009, 12:37 PM
Oh, Charla...I didn't get enough GCM time before you posted. :no :walk (towards one of many things that should be done).

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 12:47 PM
Wiped down some walls
hung up sweaters to dry and restarted dryer for 2nd time.

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 01:25 PM
Did the sink and toilet downstairs

Today's List:

Clean up entryway
work on dining room (our worst hotspot)
vacuum lower part of stairs
vacuum living room
sweep kitchen floor- did this, but now it needs to be done again
make chicken chili in crock pot- got it started, but am going to do it on the stove instead.
prepare some mailings
pay bills online
make scones
get lesson plans for children in order for next couple weeks
clean toilet and sink downstairs
fold and put away basket of laundry
dry whites
fold and put away whites

Garland
02-20-2009, 01:40 PM
Vacuumed many goldfish crackers and cheerios off the floor

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 01:47 PM
goldfish and cheerios are a nightmare snack if you want to keep a clean floor.

Paid my bills online

Garland
02-20-2009, 02:11 PM
goldfish and cheerios are a nightmare snack if you want to keep a clean floor.


:yes I agree. My hubby brought home huge boxes of them from Costco. :/ I'm looking forward to them being gone and then I am not going to have them around here anymore!


Updated my budget, paid some bills, and gathered some information for our tax prep.

charla
02-20-2009, 02:30 PM
mopped kitchen floor
dusted guest bedroom
cleaned guest bedroom - I've put that job off for weeks so I'm glad to have it done. :phew

now I'm going to go make myself make the guest bed up with the clean sheets that have been sitting folded on top of the bed for a couple weeks :blush

momyshaver
02-20-2009, 02:37 PM
I swear.. I am about tapped out for today..must.keep.going

washed a load of laundry, switched it out.. (tranfered into laundry basket that is sitting in frong of me but not folded yet)
post office run for dh
ground up a few batches of wheat and cleaned up the big ol' mess I made :)
Dishes
made a batch of dough for Friday night/pizza night dinner
cooked, chopped, shredded ingredients for the pizza toppings
swept the kitchen floor
freecycled some clothes
replied to some important emails (does that count?)
bathed the 1 yr old, 3 yr old, and facilitated the 9 yr old


I have a bunch more to do but dh doesn't really care if it gets done and I am just tapped.

tomorrow is my rest day...relatively speaking (b/c lets face it..how much do mommies really get to rest no matter what day it is??) :nak2

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 02:41 PM
made my chili for dinner

charla
02-20-2009, 02:44 PM
Oh well, that was fun. :sadno We'd seen evidence of a mouse earlier this week (half-eaten chocolates that I put our for guests) and put out traps, but no mouse caught as of yet. I thought he was gone, but guess what I found on the mattress pad of the guest room bed? :yuck Yuck, mouse "evidence". To say the least, I didn't make the bed. I am now doing laundry instead. :sadno

MamaPepper
02-20-2009, 03:00 PM
My doula came over to watch the boys this afternoon so that I could start tackling my bedroom/babyroom/office/sewing room. . . I got quite a bit done and she helped me rearrange some furniture!!!

Now I am going to just work in that room trying to organize and find a place for everything!!!

RealLifeMama
02-20-2009, 03:17 PM
Eeek, Charla!

Towels and whites folded.

charla
02-20-2009, 03:18 PM
switched laundry
started supper
opened up the cabinet under my kitchen sink for some cleaner and lo and behold what do I find? More mouse doodoo. It's my lucky day.
I guess I know what's on the agenda for this evening. :yuck

charla
02-20-2009, 05:19 PM
cleaned up supper
switched laundry

RiverRock
02-20-2009, 05:50 PM
Oh, Charla, that's yucky! :sick

I went to town in my 8yo's bedroom and came out with half a garbage bag of stuff. I also washed his bedding.

Then I scrubbed a bathroom before having a shower...after which I did errands and then went to Costco with dh (we rarely shop together and only had our youngest with us so it was fun!).

charla
02-20-2009, 07:00 PM
Well, I think the mouse "evidence" is officially cleaned up except for a couple more loads of pillows from the guest bed. DH caulked up the holes where the pipes come into the house under the kitchen sink so :pray4 that solves the "problem". We also unloaded the guest closet (there's no way a guest to could use that closet if they tried :giggle) to see if there was any "evidence" in there. Thankfully not. :phew I just don't have the steam left to put that closet back together so it'll have to wait for another day.