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sweetpumkinpye

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July moves on
Cold here and trying to keep busy

*make work lunches for Monday (X) Tuesday (X) Left overs for me
*wash hair ( )
*washing ( )
*fold washing ( )
*vacuum floors ( )
*clean bathrooms (X)

*be aware of water intake ( ) a bit harder as it is getting cold here
*keep on top of daily routine ( ) trying hard to get back on track

*start/continue/finish one craft project ( ) got to finish those hearts
*start/continue/finish one book ( )
*books back to library (X)
*update planner( )
*tidy gift closet (X)
*tidy DH cupboards ( )
*meal plan for the coming fortnight ( ) I have ideas...
*continue to go through Pinterest pages (-)
*change bed (X)
*mop floor ( )
*craft day Thursday with Mum (X)
*DrillDance training plan (X)
*DrillDance training Wednesday (X)
*DrillDance meeting Sunday (X)
*wash rubbish/recycling bins ( )....thanks Mary
*decorate Winter wreath ( )
*start to set up planner for Spring cleaning ( )
*send birthday card to Nana (X)
*wrap DS birthday gifts (X)

*find time to declutter photos ( )
 
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Katrina, When I’m not drinking as much water as I’d like I add some orange juice. Only a few tablespoons but enough to give it a different taste.
 
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Katrina, When I’m not drinking as much water as I’d like I add some orange juice. Only a few tablespoons but enough to give it a different taste.
Thanks for the suggestion. In Summer I have no problems getting the water in, in Winter I struggle. Will add a little oj and see if that helps.
 
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Ok, I am ready to get back into the swing of things here. :)

  • Grocery Shopping. Done
  • Plan Menu. Done
  • Clean Bathrooms. Done
  • Vacuum/Sweep/Dust Mop/Dust 1st and 2nd floor. Done
  • FlyLady: Kitchen
    • Dust top of fan. Done
    • Clean oven. Doesn't need it this time.
    • Clean out refrigerator. Done
    • Wipe down cabinets and appliances. Done
    • Wash floor.
    • Clean Windows. Done
    • Wipe down trash can. Done
    • Wipe down walls and door jambs. Done.
  • Pay bills. Done
  • Weed one flower bed. Done
  • Shred Paper.
  • Digital Photo Decluttering - 15 mins. a day
  • Work off of Holiday Spruce Up list. In Progress
 
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sweetpumkinpye

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Mary, welcome back. How is your Summer going?
Thanks for posting, I really need to wash my rubbish bins too. Will add to the list.
 

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Appointments:
[X] Chiropractor (Mon)
[X] DH's Change of Responsibility (Tue)
[X] Eli eye exam (Tue)
[X] Board Meeting (Wed)
[X] Kids soccer practice (Wed)
[X] Addison pulmonology tests (Thur)
[ ] Hair appt (Sun)

Chores:
[ ] Front room
[/] Ceiling fans
[X] Laundry room
[/] File papers
[ ] Downstairs closet

Health:
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [ ] Water
[/] [-] [/] [/] [-] [-] [ ] Face Routine

School:
[/] Resume

Other:
[X] Make appt
[X] Pick up prescription
 
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sweetpumkinpye

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Jess, you are a busy girl again this week, are the kids still on break or are they back at school.
The kids here are in a 2 week Winter break.
 

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Jess, you are a busy girl again this week, are the kids still on break or are they back at school.
The kids here are in a 2 week Winter break.
The kids are on summer break until August 5th when school starts back up. But yes, a very busy week this week unfortunately. :( Then i'm on vacation come next Tuesday when my mom flies in until the 28th!
 

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Jess, how wonderful that you'll have some time with your mom! When did school let out for the summer?

The high school here starts the last week of August and finishes the first week in June. The elementary and middle schools start after Labor Day and finish mid June.

Katrina, June was busy with wrapping up school, finishing the vacation plans and then packing for our hiking trip at the end of June. I hope that the rest of the summer will require less mental output on my end. LOL!

We will be hosting some teens from Germany in two weeks. It's the first time that we've been asked to be a host family. They will be in the area for four days. At the end of August, we'll be heading to the beach for a weekend with my siblings and my parents to celebrate my dad's birthday. My dad just doesn't know it yet! :D

How cold is it where you are?
 
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School here let out on May 31st. I haven't seen my mom in TWO YEARS since we've lived here!! I'm beyond excited!!
 

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Mary, nice that you are hosting kids they will get to enjoy an American Summer,
How old are your kids?
 

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I've got 5 daughters whose ages range from 20 to 12. :) They are looking forward to meeting the other teens.

On a different note, I am really happy with the changes that I've seen since I began keeping a weekly list in January. Work is still there but it has gotten easier over time by just having the reminders to keep up.
 
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Mary, a gorgeous big family full of children. How wonderful it must be. I have DS 31 (on Monday) and DD 26. DH and I would have liked more but I had a rough time delivering our babies do decided that 2 was enough for us.

i too am finding things a lot easier since I started writing lists in January. Certainly works for me.
 
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I absolutely enjoy being a mom. It is busy and chaotic and stressful at times especially with coordinating schedules. What helped you transition to having adult children? It seems so odd to be at the beginning of that stage. Where did the time go?
 

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What helped you transition to having adult children? It seems so odd to be at the beginning of that stage. Where did the time go?
I adore being a mum too, all I ever wanted to be. I sometimes find it hard to realize that the kids are growing up, I want to keep them babies for ever. Luckily it just happens and you adapt along the way.