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sweetpumkinpye

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This week sees us enter our 5th week of lockdown. We continue to keep busy with HGP and gardening. What we do miss is catching up with friends and family and being able to 'pop' out to the shops or garden centre. We will be getting updates on Tuesday as to whether or not the lockdown will continue.
In the meantime we will deal with the situation with as much patience as we can and use the time we have to get ahead of the game.

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)
*washing (X)(X)
*fold washing ( )
*vacuum floors ( )
*mop floors ( )
*clean bathrooms (X)( )
*meal plan dinners plus work lunches (X)
*clean fridge ( )
*tidy pantry ( )
*tidy freezer (X)
*tidy stockpile (X)
*shopping list (fortnightly) ( ) grocery shopping (fortnightly) ( ) online for now

Fun/ Christmas prep:
*start/continue/finish one craft project ( ) Pom Poms
*start/continue/finish one book/magazine ( ) Goal for the year is to read 10, I have read 14
*update planner (X)
*tidy gift closet (X)
*continue looking for stocking fillers and gifts ( )
*start working on HGP/update lists in binder (X) This week is the bedroom.
*start thinking ahead for Spring/Summer ( )meals ( )plans ( )celebrations ( )

Extras:
*Exercise at least 4 days (X) (X) ( ) ( )
*Connect with family via phone (X)
*Finish pom poms for wedding ( )
*Post September Rudy Day (X)
*Car to mechanics for recall repair (X)
*HGP Bedroom week, this will take 2 days (X)
*Start jigsaw puzzle (X)
*Picnic (socially distanced) with family Friday (X)

5 small chores:
1) Sort photos on phone add to USB ( )
2)Sort photos on iPad add to USB ( )
3)Sort photo trunk ( )
4)Sort through filed papers ( )
5)Shred papers ( ) Did not do any of this this week, to transfer to next week.

Now that HGP and HHP have started look at HGP. Is it working for me? How can I improve it? ( ) More seasonal cleaning ( )
Maybe a fusion of both, take what I like from each one and make my own plan. I have time now to look at them both.

Word of the Year:
IMPROVE
 
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Holiday_Mom

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Since the hurricane blew through, the weather has been quite pleasant. It has made clean up bearable. Today starts the heat and humidity again. Beginning mid week, I'll be helping to set up a music festival for next weekend. Monday and Tuesday will be super busy as I try to get to the key things from this list and the HHP.

  • Weed Gardens
  • Clean Bathrooms.
  • Pay bills - medical
  • Make cakes.
  • Wrap birthday gifts and sign cards
  • Correspondence: Family History group;
  • Appts: Monday: Late Pick Up; Tuesday: Austen Book Club; Wednesday: Festival Prep ; Thursday: Festival Prep; Friday: Festival Prep
  • Menu Planning
    • Menu plan for upcoming week.
    • Check that ingredients for planned meals are in the house.
    • Make a grocery list.
    • Buy groceries.
    • Food Prep: Cut up onions, peppers and carrots, etc, for upcoming meals.
  • FlyLady: Mudroom Room & Laundry area
    • Sweep
    • Dust
    • Wipe down washer and dryer
    • Empty Trash can
  • Do weekly reflection.
  • Staple reflection papers to the planner pages.
  • Update journal.
  • Declutter boxes from the closet.
  • HHP - Additional things to do
    • Work on the items on the Holiday Spruce Up list.
    • Inventory Christmas Cards, Stamps and Christmas card list.
    • Look through the new catalog and place order for cards.
    • Prepare dry mixes for holiday baking: 3 mixes done, 4 more to make
 
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Katrina, it sounds like you are doing your best with the lockdown. It was hard keeping up the positive attitude. At times, I just let out my disappointment for all of the "what should have beens" out. It was very therapeutic and I knew that I wasn't the only one.
 

sweetpumkinpye

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Katrina, it sounds like you are doing your best with the lockdown. It was hard keeping up the positive attitude. At times, I just let out my disappointment for all of the "what should have beens" out. It was very therapeutic and I knew that I wasn't the only one.
Mary, I consider myself lucky that life here is not too much different. I get to go to work which is a blessing as a lot of people are either stood down or working form home. I do miss going to the farm especially as we have just had the whole house re clad and we have not seen it yet. But this will not last forever so am taking it all as an opportunity.