Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Weekend Plans...

Today is only Wednesday, but I am trying to be more proactive and plan for my weekend. So, this week...I'm planning today for the rest of the week.

Daycare AM...clean floors, take out trash, lysol toys
Daycare PM...clean floors, take out trash, lysol toys
Bathrooms...swipe & swish, swiffer floor
Kitchen...wash dishes and clean counters
Living Room...vacuum, de-clutter, hide extra DH's toys in office
New Moon girlfriend Heather is coming over to watch New Moon

Daycare AM...clean floor, lysol toys, wash windows (inside)
Daycare PM...clean floor, take out trash, lysol toys, water plants
Bathrooms...swipe & swish
Menu planning & grocery shopping list
Kitchen...wash dishes, clean counters, floor mate floor
Trash...gather and take trash & recycling to the curb
Spare Rooms...broom sweep & dust dc nursery, empty bookshelf in spare room (move downstairs.)
Laundry...gather laundry from bathroom/master bedroom (take downstairs and sort)
Master, dust (from top to bottom) remove bedding (take to laundry), vacuum floor & mattress, replace bedding
Living Room...vacuum, de-clutter, water plants,

Laundry...wash sheets & shower curtain
Daycare AM...broom sweep & swiffer floor, lysol toys, post next week's menu & weekly reports
Daycare PM...floor mate floor, bleach one bucket of toys, lysol toys, take laundry downstairs, take out trash
Bathrooms...swipe & swish
Kitchen...wash dishes, clean counters, wipe down cabinets & appliance fronts
Office/Mail/Bills...vacuum office, sort mail, pay bills, clean desks and de-clutter
Living room...vacuum carpets & furniture, de-clutter

Laundry...Daycare laundry...replace hand towels (in baths & kitchen) & bath towels (take to laundry)
Daycare AM...wash windows (inside & out), clean trash can & changing table
Grocery shopping...farmer's market & giant, gifts for Monica & Ashton
Bathroom...scrub toilet, bathtub & shower, sinks & floors, wash windows (in & out)
Kitchen...empty & scrub refrigerator, vacuum back & under coils, empty & scrub freezer, run empty dishwasher, organize pantry & cupboards, dust, wash windows (in and out), clean doors, baseboards, chair rail, scrub floors, clean & replace mats
Breezeway...dust & de-clutter, wash windows (in & out), scrub dog bowls, empty shelves (dusting as we go), vacuum floor (remove carpet)
Cars...vacuum & wash cars
Social...Ashton's bday party 2pm, Monica's housewarming party - ?pm and relax :)...make dinner (pork steaks (on the grill)) roasted potatoes, broccoli, lettuce salad, fruit.) gather dc lessons/craft supplies for the week

And that's it and that's all...huh! Not a lot on my plate! Check in on Monday to see how it went! LOL

Monday, March 15, 2010

So...behind again...

Last week, I mentioned I was planning to start planning my way into organization. I am a great planner...I love lists and trying to organize. But really, I'm just pretending. I never get finished. I never get fully resolved...the couch ALWAYS calls my name and I just give in. Right kitchen is a disaster, my floors are brown with dirt and I would love to sit on my couch and watch old design shows on HGTV. How in the world am I supposed to move forward when I just want to sit still?!

I still have no idea...but I'm willing to try again! My sister has just left from her extended visit...and that means, I am back to two dogs (not three) and there are several hours a night when I don't have children running amock in my home. Perhaps that means there are several hours a night I can work, organize, fold laundry, dust, do dishes, etc.

My cleaning schedule is posted in the sidebar, listed by daily focus and laundry focus. Let's hope I can stick with it...although already today I am behind :) Wish me luck!

Friday, March 12, 2010

To Do Wish Lists...Daycare space

1. Paint

2. Purchase shelving: toy, supply, locker, music, diaper

3. Find & hang curtains, rod, blinds

4. New ac unit

5. New windows

6. New carpets


Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday Morning Weekend Roundup...

So, I follow this blog called "My Happy House" and it really gets me motivated to become organized and accountable to myself. Although this weekend, I didn't get a chance to write down all my to-dos, I feel like I got a bunch accomplished. Here is what I did...
Sleep In
Start Laundry -- haven't done this for awhile, so it was MUST to do. Folded laundry while I watched tv
Did Dishes
Clean downstairs bath and laundry rooms
Removed bedding from Master Bedroom
Started cleaning the spare room out of all the mess...tried to find homes for anything I took from the room.
Cleared and cleaned desk in daycare space.
Went to meet a friend's new puppy.
Went shopping with my mom (she called unexpectedly during the morning, to say she was almost to my house! YAY what a treat!) found several cute plants for the new space, and some beautiful tulips!
Bought new pillows for the counch and chair
Put together bathroom cabinet
Make dinner - Shrimp Fradiavolo

Finish Laundry - didn't quite finish...but I made a huge dent.
Made list of decorating items I needed: plant pots, baskets for closets, paper towel hanger for the laundry slop sink, scissors, air freshener, label maker, and some faux flowers, and a basket to make an arrangement.
Went shopping, purchased: 5 plant pots: 1 for the potted palm I bought, 2 for the oxalis plants, 1 for the mini-shamrock, and 1 for the orchid I got for Valentine's day. Found 4 baskets for closet storage, 1 for the bathroom, several hygiene items for the second bath, some faux flowers, a pretty bowl and decorating balls for the table.
Moved desk from daycare space to basement, helped the hubs put it together. Tried to finish laundry, but ended up vegging on the couch and watching the Oscars. lol

I think I got a bunch accomplished, but the house is a mess, I'm frustrated, DH is frustrated and (I feel like) not much help. I'm overwhelmed and hope that my new to do list will help us get on track and stay on track!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Menu Planning Monday

So, this week, I decided that I hate grocery shopping and menu planning; and doing it EVERY week. So this week, I decided to menu plan for two weeks and grocery shop for two menus. This way, hopefully, I'll be able to take the 2nd week off. Here's my two weeks' menu plans!


Breakfast:Cereal w/milk, OJ
Snack: protein shake, water

Lunch: chicken nuggets w/ff, carrots, pears, milk
Snack: Yogurt w/apples, juice

Dinner: homemade pizza w/turky mbs and veggies, salad, and oranges
Snack:PB & Nutella rice cake, milk


Breakfast:french toast w/syrup, bananas, milk

Snack: cottage cheese, peaches, water
Lunch: ham loaf, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, peaches, milk

Snack: fig newtons, juice
Dinner: pot roast, veggies, mac and cheese, cucumber salad, apples

Snack:granola bar


Breakfast: eggs & toast, pears, milk

Snack: yogurt w/melon, water
Lunch: pot roast, veggies, mac and cheese, cucumber salad, apples, milk

Snack: PB & banana sandwich, juice
Dinner: creamy chicken w/rice, broccoli, salad, oranges

Snack:chocolate chip cookies, milk


Breakfast: oatmeal w/peaches, milk
Snack: apple & PB, water

Lunch: creamy chicken w/rice, broccoli, salad, oranges
Snack: veggie sticks w/dip, juice

Dinner: tacos/burritos, mexican rice, black beans, salad, pineapple

Snack:fig newtons, milk


Breakfast: banana bread muffins, milk
Snack: protein shake, water

Lunch:tacos, mexican rice, black beans, pineapple, milk

Snack: chocolate chip cookies, milk

Dinner: shrimp fradiavolo, linguini, steamed spinach, salad, apples, milk

Snack:ice cream, milk