umm… still trying to get the backyard cleaned up. spent some time cleaning the house yesterday, thought my friend was coming over but she never made it, have to plan things more in advance.
today: calculate cost of weed paper (& shipping?) and email mom. calculate cost of david’s labor, & dump run (estimate), send email for total cost of backyard cleanup.
also: clean toilet!
clean messes as soon as i see them.
this would be very hard if i put it into effect right now because the house is a big mess and i have to go to work… but yea i’d like to put this into effect at some point… maybe gradually over time start picking things up more and more until i just pick everything up right away, and clean things right away. yay!
instead of always saying “oh i’m too tired” or “oh i’m too busy”
ummm… well i did clean the windows (except in the bathroom) and i washed my curtains but they still have gunk on them. i think i have to spray them with stain remover)
and the kitchen is clean yay! and i sort of cleaned the bathroom yesterday more just tidied it… i hate cleaning the bathroom, i hate using bleach i always worry it’s going to ruin my hands.
anyways, i should just make cleaning the bathroom my idea again today. really clean the sink and toilet. ugh yuck.
new idea for today?
plan small dinner party: call lea, laurie, mike… few other people? ask if they can come over thu night?
would make house nice to be in :)
again, kitchen, clean the kitchen… this is hard for me to keep clean all the time… but keep working on it!
well at least i did laundry yesterday (and got it in the dryer so it didn’t get that funky laundry smell!)
umm.. k new idea:
water plants today and clean the bathroom.
taking care of the house gets to be a little much sometimes… i feel like it makes it harder to lose weight because i have to put so much mental energy into taking care of the house… i didn’t really get to do gardening yesterday, i just really wanted to get exercise and so i ended up going running yesterday afternoon…
but today i could do gardening to catch up…
it’s hard to be motivated when it’s so hot and sunny.
but yea i need to do it. i could do it this afternoon.
clean the kitchen (again… ugh have to do this EVERY day… blah. so boring, why is it never fun???)
AND… at least the windows are clean now, feels so much better
ok for today:
put on a TON of sunscreen and spend 2 hours gardening at my house and do a TON of watering and weeding. YAY!
also, email mom about cleaning up backyard.
well the fridge guy is supposedly coming today to repair the fridge this morning….
but i already had that as an idea. and i theoretically should be keeping the kitchen clean as that was my idea a few days ago…
so i need to get in there and clean up the kitchen.
once the fridge is fixed, if i could get a lot of healthy groceries that would really help!!!
i think having a friend over would help… i think my friend carol is coming over in a few weeks…
but what could i do today??
ok i know!!!!
get soap & water & clean windows!!! (the edges where mold builds up!!!)
that is a thing that needs to be cleaned :)
ummm… i kind of want to say “do ALL my laundry so there are NO dirty clothes left” but sadly that seems like a very intimidating concept. it shouldn’t be but somehow I have aquired all these horrible clothes that can’t be washed in the washing machine for fear of disintegration, so i have to wash them by hand in the bathtub… (and the bathtub needs to be cleaned too!!)
anyways, once that’s done they are sopping wet, and it’s hard to find a place to hang them to dry…
OMG!!!! I just realized that my clothes rack, that i LOOOVE (have always loved) is actually completely bath tub sized! (specifically) and even fits my sucky tiny tub.
cool!!! i can do my laundry and even all the dumb “hand washables” SWEET!!!!
if anyone wonders where i got it – BED BATH AND BEYOND!!!!
wash ALL clothes!!!
i emailed my mom hoping to get some money to get weed paper for the backyard to keep the weeds down after i dig it up… cost about $150…
then i need to hire someone to help me. maybe rototil or dig it up with shovels.
other idea: clean the kitchen!
obviously, fix my fridge!!! i already made an appt. for Thurs AM, so that is in the works. In the meantime, I have an idea: unplug and replug (this worked before) and buy some big jugs of water. That way it doesn’t have to work as hard.
we’ll see if this works. the guy at the appliance store seemed skeptical but maybe it’ll be short term solution.
if that doesn’t work this afternoon i will go and buy some groceries and ice, and just have a “cooler fridge”