In Pursuit of an Organized Life

. . . putting life in order

Saturday Goals

Mom is coming later today.  Here’s what I hope to get done.  Realistically I’m aiming for 4 out of 6.

  • Clean bathrooms
  • Fold 3 loads of laundry
  • Vacuum upstairs
  • Exercise
  • Vacuum downstairs
  • Go to sale

Now to STEP AWAY from the computer!  Coffee  and mini turnovers will give me power 🙂

Four out of Six were completed by Sunday evening.  I also worked on the kitchen and swept the kitchen floor.  Most importantly relaxed with my mom, girls, and husband.

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Quote of the Week

“A schedule defends from chaos and whim.”  Anne Dillard

I’m trying to figure out a schedule for exercise and chores.  More to come on that later.

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Back to Reality

I returned from camping.  The weather was cool, but the rain stayed mostly while we were sleeping.  My husbands race went well and we remembered almost everything.  The girls have the required amount of dirt and mess on their clothes and bodies.

Now back to reality.   Back to work and household tasks and projects that we didn’t get to while we were away and while we were preparing for the trip.

While vacations eat up a lot of time preparing and cleaning up after,  they have a power to motivate.  I know I won’t be able to a task the weekend I’m gone so sometimes I get it done earlier.  The vacation gives me something to look forward to and make some of the mundane tasks seem more bearable because the trip is coming or just happened.

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Quote of the Week

“A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.”
Mark Twain


Vacuuming & Goals for the Week.

I am beginning to appreciate vacuuming.  I like seeing the tiny crumbs and fluff disappear. I like the physical feel of pushing the vacuum and that it can be done fairly quickly.

The main reason that I value it is because it forces me to deal with the clutter on the floor.  It motivates me and sometimes the kids to pick up the toys.  Who knows how many of those little Squinkies live in the vacuum.

Goals for the weekend

  • Get groceries
  • Vacuum (picked up to be vacuumed)
  • Go to gym
  • Report for work 80% done
  • Plan Tuesday (work)
  • Quick clean bathroom
  • Get outside

That should be enough, but achievable for 2 days.  There should still be some flexibility to tackle other projects or find some time to relax.

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Filing :-P

I am finally tackling some filing that I’ve been putting off for work.  It was something that had a soft due date and a less desired task so it was always at the bottom of the to do list.  Finally, I decided to bump it to the top of my list.

Honestly,  it’s going pretty well.  None of the individual parts of the tasks are that hard.  I’ve gotten a few parts completed and I will be done soon enough if I keep it up.  If I had done this from the start, I wouldn’t have as much to do, but live and learn.

Trying to focus on what can I do right now to make various situations better.  Right now I think that is sleep.

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