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sweetpumkinpye

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The second week of January sees me heading back to work and therefore back into our regular routine. :( Doesn't Christmas feel like it was a long time ago? The weather here is heating up this week so need to keep hydrated and rested to make it through the hot days, self care is important.
Looking forward to following you all as we head into another week.

Daily:
Moisturise morning,
Water throughout day,
Shower/bath at night,
Moisturise,
Brush teeth,
Lip balm,
Hand cream,
Clean kitchen and DW on before bed.
Read and sleep at reasonable time,

Weekly:
*make work lunches for Monday (X) Tuesday (X) Will do this Sundays
*washing (X)(X)
*fold washing (X)
*vacuum floors ( )
*mop floors ( )
*clean bathrooms (X)( )
*meal plan dinners plus work lunches (X)
*clean fridge (X)
*tidy pantry (X)
*tidy freezer ( )
*shopping list (fortnightly) (X) grocery shopping (fortnightly) (X)

Fun/ Christmas prep:
*start/continue/finish one craft project (X) Must try and be more diligent with this in 2021 ETA finished 2 baby cardigans.
*start/continue/finish one book (X) Goal for the year is to read 10, I have read 3.
*update planner (X)
*tidy gift closet (X)
*continue looking for stocking fillers and gifts (X)
*DrillDance training (X)

Extras:* (back to 5 small chores a week)
*help DD move/dinner Monday (X)
*Dr's appointment Wednesday (X)
*Grocery shopping with Mum Thursday (X) will look for post Christmas bargains and to make a start on 2021

1) Clean and sort medicine cupboard (X)
2) Tidy storage chest in bedroom (X)
3)Declutter desk drawers (X)
4) Sort bra/undies/sock drawer (X) Ended up tidying all drawers
5) Sort kitchen cutlery drawer (X)

Word of the Year:
Improve
 
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It does feel like Christmas was a long time ago, actually the New Year as well. Not much on my schedule this week really. I need to figure out how i'm going to fill my days so I don't just sit around doing nothing and being lazy. ;)

[X] Mentor Call
[X] Apply for graduation

[X] [X] [X] [X] [ ] [X] [ ] Yoga/walk
[X] [X] [X] [X] [X] [X] [X] Read
[X] [X] [ ] Color

[X] Meal Plan
[X] Grocery shop

[X] Read next section for family book club
[X] Schedule family book club

[ ] Go through kitchen (sort to keep/toss)

[ ] Wipe down walls/baseboards
[X] Replace roller in Alice
 
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I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things here. Over the years, I've struggled to put away Christmas decorations so now I embrace Christmas here until the 2nd weekend of January. Today was the first day that I felt ready to put away the decorations.
  • Clean Bathrooms.
  • Pay bills
  • Emails: 3 Schools, 1 School
  • Make a grocery list.
  • Buy groceries.
  • Sort through genealogy papers.
  • Begin to put away Christmas decorations.
  • FlyLady: Kitchen
    • Dust top of fan.
    • Clean oven.
    • Clean microwave.
    • Clean out the refrigerator.
    • Wipe down cabinets and appliances.
    • Wash floor.
    • Clean Windows.
    • Wipe down the trash can.
    • Wipe down wall and door jambs
Personal
  • Spiritual: Bible & Journaling XXXXXX
  • Reading -Austen; Library Book XXXX
  • Genealogy XXXXX
  • Walking XXXXXX
  • Weights
  • Water XXXXXX
  • Abs XXX
  • Calf Stretches XXX
 
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Everyone is starting out so good! Inspires me ... :)

1-11-21 To Do List
[X] Take DS17 to school
[X} Do laundry, Visit Paris, Run Dishwasher
[X} Buy a new van
[X] Whole 30 food prep

1-12-21 To Do List
[X] Wake DS for 9 am class
[X] Organize new van
[X] Sweep and Mop floors

1-13-21 To Do List
[X] Take DS17 to school
[X] Sit with friend's mom
[X] Mail Ear-warmers to step mom

1-14-21 To Do List
[X] Buy little blind spot mirrors for the van's side view mirrors and also a new dash board sun screen.
[X] DH work shirt laundry
[X] Read more van manual
[X] Pick up school food
[X] Call credit union about change from VISA to MC debit card.
[X] Pay bills later with DH

1-15-21 To Do List
[X] Grocery Shop
[X] Whole 30 food prep


Daily
[X,X,X,X,X] Bible Devotional
[X,X,X] MHH
[X,X,X,X,X] Exercise
[X,X,X,X,X] Crochet
[X,X] Work in my new 2021 Planner
[X.X,X] Work on this week's homeschool newsletter


Not too bad for me this week .... :)
 
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Looks like you are all doing really well on your lists this week.
Feels good to check things off as they are done.
 
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Do any of you do weekly reflections? I've been doing quarterly/seasonal reflections for a while but I think it would benefit me to do weekly reflections along the lines of what worked/didn't work/how to improve. I'm just thinking about other questions to possibly add and then to figure out a time to process it.
 
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sweetpumkinpye

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Mary, what an interesting idea.
So far this year I am more mindful of things and as always am very reflective at the start of the year. I have a planner full of goals and ideas but never really sit and ponder how my week was. I am sure if I did this I would discover ways of make my weeks flow better.
Thank you for this idea, I will think about implementing this.
 

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Katrina, I'm wondering if doing something weekly would be beneficial in catching things or being more aware of things sooner than later. I think I will give it a try for January through March and than reevaluate it. I'll share what I come up with.

I was thinking that I've been doing a Holiday Prep and Cleaning plan for years and then starting to join you ladies here a couple of years back after the HHP ended in December. It was a natural progression and it's really made a difference especially in 2020 when coronavirus hit. Having a plan kept me moving forward when I didn't want to but knew it was the right thing.

After taking time last weekend to grieve and process what happened and what didn't' happen during in the fall, it got me thinking this week. I might benefit if I process things sooner than later. The flip side is that it takes time. So I'm looking at finding time and making space in my week for this new idea.
 

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Mary, I have been really focused at getting things done so far this year. It has really helped keep the blues at bay. It has been easier for me to be productive because it is cooler and with DS out of the house I want to establish new routines quickly. I will find it interesting to look back at these early posts in a few months and see where we have made changes.
 

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I looked around online to see if someone else had a list. I found two sites. I took the questions that I thought were relevant to me and put them all together. Here is my new weekly list of reflection question:

  1. What worked and didn't work for me last week? Why?
  2. What did I learn from last week?
  3. What is one thing I can do right now to make this coming week less stressful?
  4. What was last week’s biggest time sink? What can I do this week to avoid giving up so much of my valuable time to things that aren't meaningfully productive?
  5. What have I been avoiding that needs to get done? If it will take 3 minutes or less, do it now.
  6. Is there anyone I've been meaning to speak with?
  7. Is there anyone that deserves a big 'thank you'?
  8. How can I help someone else this coming week?
  9. What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week?
  10. What am I most grateful for?

I'm going to keep this list with my planner and answer in bullet point fashion. From there, I can fine tune my weekly list here. I'm going to make a list of monthly questions too. I think I'll work on that next week.
 

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Mary, that is much more detailed then I was imagining. I can see how this would certainly work. I need to see if these questions would work for my situation or if I need to add others. I am really keen to make the most of every week this year, time is moving too quickly for me to not.
 

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Mary, that is much more detailed then I was imagining. I can see how this would certainly work. I need to see if these questions would work for my situation or if I need to add others. I am really keen to make the most of every week this year, time is moving too quickly for me to not.
Katrina, yes, it is more than I was originally thinking. I did answer those questions in bullet point notations and was surprised with what came to mind. The subconscious has more power than I think.