OK, I thought I might run through what I did today
so you could get an idea what a day in my life
So rather then pick one where I sit around eating
Bon-Bons all day, I thought I would choose today,
where I was feeling pretty productive. : )
I heard Norah calling for me around 7:40, I
successfully ignored her, John got her up, changed
& situated on the couch "watching shows".
8:15 she wandered into our room & informed me
it was time to get up. : )
I snuggling her & procrastinating going
running which I told myself I was going to do,
like it or not (I was NOT feeling it today).
I made the kids breakfast & headed out.
I left around 10am, ran 3 miles at a 10:15 pace while
listening to THIS which I highly recommend you
check out, it's a good one. : )
I got home, fed the kids a little more, ate some
breakfast then took a shower with Norah,
we are inseparable, just ask her.
I then looked over this list, something that's been
calling my name since I saw it online the other
It's from this blog, I love the idea.
Today I decided to jump in. So of course
I started with the medicine cabinets. When I
got done with the first one I cleaned under the
bathroom sink & then finished off with the
other bathroom, doing both areas there as well.
At this point I had John run Ava to school so I
wouldn't lose my momentum.
I put Norah down for her nap & got distracted
by making myself lunch & John some soup for
dinner, I already had a dinner plan to make a
second meal out of the Chicken Fajitas I made
the night before but he mentioned he was getting
some dental work done so I whipped up a
Red Lentil Curry Soup thinking he would like
something a little softer.
Then back to the project. I moved on to the
coat closet. This should actually be called the
coat-gift-wrapping-center-game closet. That
would be more accurate. At this point Norah
had returned from her nap to "help" me. If
you want to call it that.
We went & picked up Ava from school, she
had her friend Haley join her for a play date.
I made all the girls dinner & decided I could
get away with skipping #3 since 2 of the beds
don't have anything really under them & the
3rd is a non-issue, plus John was in his "office"
working so I thought all those things would
provide enough of an excuse to not address
the under-the-bed situation.
I then cleaned the "laundry room" which really
only means wipe down the washer & dryer
that live out in the garage & organize the cupboard
up above. Gross but pretty easy. On a side note,
I can't believe how dirty something that's main
function is to CLEAN things can get. Wow.
Next I cleaned out my wallet, I don't really have
a handbag anymore. Carrying a diaper bag killed
that whole notion for me. Now I just use a wristlet
and I love it. (I keep a bag of changes of clothes
for the girls, diapers & wipes in the trunk of my
car for emergencies) I tell you, less is more!!
Then next on the list is "under the sinks", I got
lucky here because for some reason I had
decided to include that in "medicine cabinet"
when I started, so the kitchen sink was the only
one I had left.
I then decided I was done for the day but also
decided I need to make cookies for Ava's teacher's
birthday and to go with some soup I am delivering
to a friend tomorrow.
Cookies are always the death of me.
I can resist cooked cookies but cookie dough??
OMG, can't stop eating it! I think I ate my
weight in cookie dough.
While each of the 5 batches baked I decided I
might as well clean the fridge out to prevent
myself from just standing there eating (more)
It hadn't been that long since I cleaned the fridge
(which was disturbingly gross last time). It still
managed to be pretty dirty but also not so bad.
Then the freezer, um I guess cleaning THAT
hadn't occurred to me last time I cleaned the fridge,
weird. It was GROSS.
OK, it was getting pretty late but I really wanted
to FINISH this last assignment, and there are a
whole other set of fridge/freezer in the garage.
SCARY. Pretty sure I haven't cleaned that one
at all since we moved in over 7 years ago.
Garage fridges are the worst.
So I made it through the first 7 days of the
challenge, all in 1 day!!
Tomorrow should be interesting, the next thing
on the list is "Kitchen Cabinets", I better get
some sleep! As it is the clock just struck 12:25.
But great day.
I love me an organized home!!
Maybe tomorrow I will take a day off & hit up
those Bon-Bons. I'm not looking forward to the
kitchen cabinets tomorrow, and if I get to the
"Garage" I can tell you right now, skipping that one.
So at least I have a plan.,...