Mother"s Day week 2019

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sweetpumkinpye

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Happy Mother's Day to you all.
Hope that the week is a good one and that we achieve as much or as little as we would like.
My list looks like this.

Last week of April......

*make work lunches for Monday (X) Tuesday (X)
*washing (X)
*fold washing ( )
*vacuum floors (X)
*wash hair (X)
*be aware of water intake ( )a bit harder as it is getting cold here
*keep on top of daily routine (X)
*start/continue/finish one craft project (X)
*start/continue/finish one book (X)
*update planner/gift closet (X)
*meal plan for the coming fortnight (-)
*write grocery list (X)
*clean fridge/freezer and pantry (X)
*grocery shopping Thursday (X)
*prepare paperwork for DrillDance meeting (X)
*send memorial information to aunt (X)
*wrap Mother's Day and birthday gifts (X)
*fill with petrol (X)




Get back into Winter prep ( carried over from last week, need to get back to this)
Sun room
Window sills X
Dust X
Vacuum X
Clean couch X

If I get time on Friday I will add dining room to the list,
Dust X
Clean rug X
Vacuum
Wipe switches X
Clean fridge X
Tidy desk X
Clean windows X
Wash floors
Make cosy and warm
 
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Happy Mother's Day to you! We will celebrate next Sunday morning with breakfast on our patio.

The crazy schedules are done for now and I can reclaim the old, productive routine back!

Household
  • Weed flower beds.
  • Grocery Shopping Done
  • Plan Menu. Done
  • Clean Bathrooms. Done
  • Vacuum/Sweep/Dust Mop/Dust 1st and 2nd floor.Done
  • Shred Paper. Done
  • Digital Photo Decluttering - 15 mins. a day Done
  • FlyLady: Kitchen: Wipe down cabinets and appliances;Done Clean oven racks outside; Done Clean out trash can
  • Write out Bills.Done
  • Work on summer plans.In progress
  • Put notes on what worked/didn’t work in planner for April.Done
  • Look at the May calendar to see if anything new/different is added to schedule. Done
  • Plan adjustments to weekly to do schedule based on May’s calendar. Done
  • Clean outdoor chairs with vinegar to kill algae. Done
  • Clean mold on rubber around garage door. Done
Still to Do:
  • Dig up bulbs and move to other garden bed.
  • Drop off items for donations.
 
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Happy Mother's Day week!

Appointments:
[X] Chiropractor
[X] Dentist
[X] DD World Thinking Day for Girl Scouts
[X] Board Meeting for Spouses' Club
[X] Dermatology
[X] [X] BB practice
[X] DS Appt
[X] Eli make up BB game
[X] Cupcakes for friends daughters birthday
[X] Brigade Luau
[X] BB game
[X] DD Jurassic Tour with Girl Scouts

Chores:
[X] [X] [X] [X] [X] [X] [ ] Run Alice
[ ] Dust
[ ] Water plants
[ ] Vacuum Upstairs/Stairs
[X] Laundry

Health:
[X] [-] [X] [X] [X] [-] [ ] Track Macros
[X] [X] [X] [X] [X] [-] [ ] Water
[X] [X] [X] [X] [X] [-] [ ] Multivitamin
[X] [X] [X] [X] [-] [-] Workout

School:
[X] Mentor Call
[X] Finish Unit 3, 4, 5
[6] Unit 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (more if possible)

Other:
[-] Get nails done (maybe)
[-] Take load to Thrift Store
[X] Mail cards
 
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sweetpumkinpye

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When I look at these lists that we post it is so obvious that Mums all cross the world have busy and active lives.
My DH is an amazing man and does more than his fair share but still most of the household and child care (or elder care) falls to the Mums.

I hope that we can all take a little time this week to take care of ourselves so that we can take care of others.
 
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This is what I posted on my blog :
On my to-do list that got done this weekend:

  • vaccumed main floor
  • washed main bathroom
  • did laundry
  • scheduled massage therapist appointement for the 13th (he wasn't available this week)
  • washed gazebo (dd washed the patio set)
  • got all the screen windows washed and put in place on main floor
  • baked muffins
  • made overnight oats for my breakfasts this week
  • cut pineapple and put in small bowls for work snacks
  • prepped small bowls of yogurts & fruits for dessert (lunches)
  • made hamburger patties with a big pack of ground beef
  • got LR curtains aired (or rather dh took care of that one)
  • mopped kitchenette and bathroom floors
  • started washing guard rails (have 1/3 done) - the sooth from the neighbor's garage fire last Fall seems to wash out now (it didn't at the time but with winter and rain it seems to be easier to take off)
  • Washed my winter bedding and got the summer one on my bed
  • I have a wood lantern that I emptied of Easter decor and filled with spring/summer decorations.

Monday:
  • Post here - DONE
  • Prep gym clothes and work clothes for tomorrow - DONE
  • Menu plan - DONE
  • Yoga flow - DONE
  • Stop by the bank - will go next week
  • Order on Amzon - DONE
  • Make some hard-boiled eggs
  • Mail more papers for dd's income taxes - DONE
  • Send some ebooks to a friend - DONE
  • Laundry - DONE
  • Make pizza on english muffins - will do another week
  • Crafting
  • Call mom - DONE
  • Call cable company (not done last week) - DONE
  • Call knitting lady if I can go this afternoon or next week (went last Monday but still need to go to finish the sock heel) - DONE will be next week
  • Wash more guard rails - DONE
  • Wash front windows - DONE
  • Pay bills - DONE
  • Post office to see about the parcel I sent - can't get the tracking number so that will fall in the 'Lost' category since the company say they didn't get it :( pfff so not impressed with SUNBEAM customer services (been a month of waiting online every Monday afternoon and never got to speak to anyone - they finally answered an email 1 month later to tell me if I don't have tracking number they can't do anything).
I added what got done today in comment. Prepped my to-do list for next week.

This week:
- Work, work, work, work
- gym, gym, rest, gym
- Need to up water intake and cut down on desserts (summer is coming soon!)
 
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Lucie, Oh my goodness. I am always amazed at how busy you are. That is an amazing list to get through in a weekend.
I often say to people that I work harder at home than I do at work.
 

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happy mothers day week
Thank you Faye. I hope that you have a great week also.
 

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Mid week pep talk - Little steps are better than no steps. :D

I am slowly getting things done. The outdoor work has been a bit harder to schedule around since we've been getting lots of rain.

It only took me until now :rolleyes: to realize that asking myself "What is different this month that I need to plan for?" and then writing it out on paper, is helping me to feel less stress. I have the calendar with the events but what I wasn't doing was also adding in the extras that some of these events require. For instance, "DAR meeting," on the calendar also means that I have to make a potluck dish, remember to bring the dish, leave early, set up for the meeting, and clean up after the meeting. Or "Peter's Party" also means that I need to pick up a card and gift.

So now, I'll write the details for the event in the weekly view section of the calendar. I am hoping that adding in extra details will help with me feeling like I am shopping every day to pick up the forgotten items.
 
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sweetpumkinpye

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Mary, how simple it seems. I have just realised the same thing while reading your post. I write things like Mum's birthday in the planner but haven't written the details such as wrap gift or write on card. Why has it taken so long for me to realise this??
Thanks for the insight, going to update my planner with more details.
 

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I put events/special days in my planner as well and then backtrack a week or ten days to add things like buy and mail cards, pick up wrapping paper, buy gift/gift cards, etc. I have one of those perpetual calendars so I can transfer the dates into my 2019 planner and then go from there.
 

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So now, I'll write the details for the event in the weekly view section of the calendar. I am hoping that adding in extra details will help with me feeling like I am shopping every day to pick up the forgotten items.
Mary, I love to use asunder sticky notes on my weekly days when I have extras to remember. They range in size from smaller than a stamp up to 3x5 and in all different shapes, but if I have things that need to be done beyond just the noted "happening," I have those reminders.
 

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What I've realized too this week with Pam and Jane's suggestions is that I will do those things from September through December with HHP but not the rest of the year. HHP helps me to fine tune things each year. I've never really paid as much detail outside the holidays except for the big milestone parties.