The menu plan didn't go quite perfectly last week. So this week, I have a few "let's try that one again" items. Monday - I'm in the mood for goulash. Unfortunately, there are about a million recipes for goulash on the internet, and they're so incredibly varied. I'm guessing that this is because what I'm thinking of as goulash isn't really … [Read more...]
Archives for February 2010
Today I:Ran dishwasher.Swept kitchen.Cleaned up kitchen.Made bed including changing sheets.Did 5 minute pickup.Checked bathrooms for clutter.LAUNDRY. (post about that coming right up)Last night I:Made lunches.Convinced myself that the dishwasher wasn't full enough to run, so somehow that meant that I didn't need to clean up the kitchen.Wiped down … [Read more...]
A Glimpse Into My Scattered Brain
I went to the garage to get this: And for some reason, returned with these: As in, I walked through almost the entire house, carrying them (much heavier than a broom and quite unwieldy), one in each hand. I then realized that I had no need for them whatsoever and no idea why in the world I was carrying them. Upon returning them to the … [Read more...]
Timed Myself Cleaning Again . . . Not the Results I Expected
Last month, I timed myself cleaning each of the main rooms of the house. It had been a pretty rough week and I felt like I was starting "behind" in each room. I said then that I should do the same thing during a week when I felt like I had been doing pretty well. So today, I again timed myself cleaning each room. I thought that the house was in … [Read more...]
So This is What it Feels Like to Be Hospitable?
I am a people person. Hanging out with friends energizes me more than a solitary walk in the woods ever could. When I was in high school, I thought that the worst thing that could ever happen would be to spend a Friday or Saturday night at home . . . alone. And in college, every night was like that. I've definitely changed into more of a … [Read more...]
No Dustpan? No Excuses!
I haven't seen my dustpan in at least a month. The last time I remember seeing it was when I asked my 3yo daughter to go dump it in the trashcan. I'm thinking she must have fully obeyed. Now, let me acknowlege right here and now that I know exactly what is going through the mind of any "normal" person who has happened upon this post. You're … [Read more...]
Daily Checklist – On a Wednesday???
I don't think anyone pays this much attention, but if you did, you'd have noticed that I generally don't do much on my daily checklist on Wednesdays. It's the day I go to Bible Study and do grocery shopping and typically get home just in time to unload the van and pick up the boys. I generally feel justified to do a task or two and throw my hands … [Read more...]
Only 10 Minutes?
How many times in this "coming clean" process has this happened? I put off dealing with a disaster area for . . . let's just say . . . . a very long time, only to have it take 10 minutes to actually clean it up once I decide to do it. Yesterday, I wrote about the idea I've been contemplating to get rid of this dresser that is in our … [Read more...]
Daily Checklist and 2nd Week of Weekly Tasks
Today I:Closed cabinet doors.Made bed.Emptied dishwasher.Made to-do list. Cleaned up kitchen.Did 5 minute pickup.Started a load of laundry.Checked bathrooms for clutter.Last night I:Wiped down bathrooms.Put out clothes for the boys.Made lunches.Loaded and started dishwasher. As for weekly tasks, I got on track today after a 4-day weekend. Last … [Read more...]