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Woozy

Feeling a touch under the weather – I had a poor sleep, am a bit overwhelmed, and possibly battling a bug. I’ll try to get some extra rest and liquids today and save some strength for chipping away at the current biggies. Fingers crossed M’s annual review happens soon.

I’m relieved copies of the files I accidentally unedited back to square one (by re-opening the initial zip files) were eventually found in a temp folder. Relieved, but I still need to get cracking on those harder. There hasn’t been much quiet available lately, and by the time little heads hit little pillows I’m too tired to focus on aural deciphering.

And the taxes… (groan) – at least the Heartbug fiasco made for an extra week to get those polished off. I need to brave the final stretch soon. It’s looking cold and wet out in the world. I’m craving fire warmth and hot tea… April is proving to be a heavier month than anticipated. I hope May is more meringue-like.

Just. Keep. Swimming.

Main focus today: Continue project + taxes, spring cleaning, rest


۞  Daily

  • Health: Body test, exercise, water, vitamins, sleep
  • Home: Dishes, garbage, recycling, flylady mission, sort/declutter
  • Happiness: Joynotes, catch-up entries, mindfulness, photos, me time
  • School: Update planner, check folder, study spelling, home reading, homework
  • Relationships: Connect w/3 friends, family game/adventure, read w/kids, downtime w/M


۞  New

  • School: Come up with something for sharing day (ancestors)
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: Declutter bedroom, dust
  • Work: Continue side project – keep track of hours!
  • Fix issue with computer sound
  • Check + re-dress Isak’s leg
  • Clean baby gates (inside)
  • Go through 1 CD box
  • Play-date with N?
  • Call mom + dad
  • Trim kid claws
  • Laundry
  • Baths
  • Rest


۞  Repeat

  • Bedtime reading with Isak: Continue The Neddiad 
  • Continue January happiness entries
  • Watch/delete DVR: 1 hour
  • Potty practice
  • Music!
  • Read
  • 365


۞  Recycled

  • Taxes: Just keep swimming!
  • Start moving vinyl to expedit


۞  Queued

  • Hang bedroom mirror


Run rabbit run

It seems like I’ve been on the run all day (I haven’t even had time to post); one thing after another, with little breathing room. Happy to have had some excellent time moving through the sunshine when on route from here to there, but I wish there was more time to enjoy it. No time to slow down… time to get everyone fed and out the door again. I’ll update the day later…

Main focus today: Clean up, play-date/visit, continue project + taxes, annual meeting


۞  Daily

  • Health: Body test, exercise, water, vitamins, sleep
  • Home: Dishes, garbage, recycling, flylady mission, sort/declutter - 4/5
  • Happiness: Joynotes, catch-up entries, mindfulness, photos, me time
  • School: Update planner, check folder, study spelling, home reading, homework
  • Relationships: Connect w/3 friends, family game/adventure, read w/kids, downtime w/M


۞  New

  • Flylady Mission of the Day: Declutter master bedroom
  • School: Make second trip with shoes for Track Attack
  • Pre-company whirlwind house tidy
  • Couch: Wash milky cover (sigh)
  • Empty + recycle another box
  • Play-date / visit with E + A
  • Find previous edited files √ Whew!
  • Attend annual meeting
  • Celebrate Earth Day
  • Battle grass stains
  • Clean baby gates
  • Sunshine time
  • Laundry
  • Library


۞  Repeat

  • Bedtime reading with Isak: Continue The Neddiad 
  • Continue January happiness entries
  • Watch/delete DVR: 1 hour
  • Potty practice
  • Music!
  • Read
  • 365


۞  Recycled

  • Work: Continue side project – keep track of hours!
  • Taxes: Just keep swimming!
  • Start moving vinyl to expedit


۞  Queued

  • Hang bedroom mirror


Funny bunny Monday

We intentionally didn’t make many plans today so we can do a few things around the house and recuperate from Easter shenanigans. Isak has an afternoon play-date with a friend across the street, but other than that we’re flying by the seat of our pants.

It’s the last day the bin is available, so we’ll try to toss some more stuff in there. Already gone: doors, railings, twisty metal closet organizers, etc. Procrastinating on a couple of anxious items… sometimes you really have to be in the right mood for things. I’ll try to nudge my nodding into a decent space.

Main focus today: Continue project, spring clean, junk to bin, work on taxes, play-date!


۞  Daily

  • Health: Body test, exercise, water, vitamins, sleep
  • Home: Dishes, garbage, recycling, flylady mission, sort/declutter - 4/5
  • Happiness: Joynotes, catch-up entries, mindfulness, photos, me time
  • School: Update planner, check folder, study spelling, home reading, homework
  • Relationships: Connect w/3 friends, family game/adventure, read w/kids, downtime w/M


۞  New

  • Flylady Mission of the Day: Declutter master bedroom - A little…
  • Work: Continue side project – keep track of hours!
  • Spring clean: Utilize the annual disposal bin
  • Couch: dry covers, put back together
  • Check with E + A re. Tues. play-date
  • Spend time sorting the crawlspace HUGE time
  • Clean baby gates, arrange drop off - 1/2
  • Post weekend house clean-up
  • Store fire logs in antique trunk
  • Dig out old wood from garden
  • Play-date: Isak to N’s at 1pm
  • Taxes: Just keep swimming!
  • Call to thank my parents
  • Conquer dish mountain
  • Recycle cardboard pile
  • Msg. re. swap items
  • Another goal update
  • Back to school prep
  • Movie & popcorn - The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Outside time √ (Mostly for Isak)
  • Laundry √ X2


۞  Repeat

  • Bedtime reading with Isak: Continue The Neddiad 
  • Continue January happiness entries
  • Watch/delete DVR: 1 hour
  • Potty practice
  • Music!
  • Read
  • 365


۞  Recycled

  • Start moving vinyl to expedit


۞  Queued

  • Hang bedroom mirror


Weekend Ten (April 19 – 20)

Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend

  • Declutter crawlspace, use annual junk bin, drop off gates – 2/3
  • Buy: storage baskets, groceries, change supplies
  • Work: Continue work on memoir project
  • Continue January happiness entries
  • Enjoy Easter Sunday with family
  • Consciously unwind, have fun
  • Taxes: Just keep swimming
  • Start moving vinyl to expedit
  • Banking (deposit, transfer)
  • Bootcamp: List April plans


Hopping to it

Picture credit: Project Gutenberg

The long Easter weekend is here! This is supposed to be our one sunshiny day in the middle of a big rain sandwich, so a priority is taking advantage of that. It’s also the tail end of a pretty stressful week, but most of the anxiety factors have now gone down the drain, so we want to celebrate that.

There are things to get to – my main knicker knot is still getting the taxes off, but daily progress is getting us closer and closer. There’s a project, but it’s not under any huge pressure right now, so I’ll just carry on carrying on. This long weekend is mostly about unwinding and visiting with family.

Main focus today: Continue project, spring clean, junk to bin, work on taxes, SUNSHINE!


۞  Daily

  • Health: Body test, exercise, water, vitamins, sleep
  • Home: Dishes, garbage, recycling, flylady mission, sort/declutter
  • Happiness: Joynotes, catch-up entries, mindfulness, photos, me time - 4/5
  • School: Update planner, check folder, study spelling, home reading, homework
  • Relationships: Connect w/3 friends, family game/adventure, read w/kids, downtime w/M


۞  New

  • Flylady Mission of the Day: Polish faucets, vacuum
  • Work: Continue side project – keep track of hours!
  • Play-date: call re bike riding with school friend
  • Spring clean: Utilize the annual disposal bin BIG project!
  • Further organize toys into new storage √ Tons, and finally found AWOL shelves!
  • Spend time sorting the crawlspace - Hours
  • Pick up groceries and supplies
  • Taxes: Just keep swimming!
  • Start moving vinyl to expedit - Found some, but it’s hard to get to
  • Banking (deposit, transfer)
  • Long weekend plans
  • Put out deck furniture
  • Another goal update
  • Replace hall light
  • Movie & popcorn √ (Movie)


۞  Repeat

  • Bedtime reading with Isak: Continue The Neddiad 
  • Continue January happiness entries
  • Watch/delete DVR: 1 hour
  • Potty practice
  • Music!
  • Read
  • 365


۞  Recycled

  • List April bootcamp plans


۞  Queued

  • Buy 3 white storage baskets (Ikea) - Tomorrow?
  • Tidy the garden space √ Great start
  • Hang bedroom mirror


Splashes

The sky is resplendent with cats and dogs and the ground is one big puddle, but we made it out into the world this morning, Isak clutching his egg protection device (which may or may not work, but it sure looks cool. It even has a sparkly mustache).

M’s exam yesterday was a great success! I’m so happy it’s over with (for another three years at least). It’s extra nice that it went smoothly right before annual reviews. We need some serious down time this weekend. Three cheers for Easter Long.

Main focus today: Continue project, spring clean, library, Easter goodies


۞  Daily

  • Health: Body test, exercise, water, vitamins, sleep
  • Home: Dishes, garbage, recycling, flylady mission, sort/declutter - 4/5
  • Happiness: Joynotes, catch-up entries, mindfulness, photos, me time
  • School: Update planner, check folder, study spelling, home reading, homework
  • Relationships: Connect w/3 friends, family game/adventure, read w/kids, downtime w/M


۞  New

  • Flylady Mission of the Day: Toiletries purge, 27 fling (returns)
  • School: Send the egg-drop contraption + sharing item
  • Work: Continue side project – keep track of hours!
  • Play-date (tidy house, pick up boys, rainy day fun)
  • Spring clean: Clean up Iris’ room: clothes + toys
  • Library: Returns, pay off DVD, check sale table
  • Walk a different way, see where it takes me
  • Taxes: Tally up downloaded SE bills, add
  • Pick up some Easter goodies
  • Clean bathroom sink + mirror
  • Complete call center survey
  • Check plans with E + A √ – Sent message
  • Ring mom and dad
  • Update fb photos
  • Movie & popcorn
  • Toy store


۞  Repeat

  • Bedtime reading with Isak: Continue The Neddiad 
  • Continue January happiness entries
  • Watch/delete DVR: 1 hour
  • Potty practice √ Success!
  • Music!
  • Read
  • 365


۞  Recycled

  • List April bootcamp plans
  • Goal update
  • Fire!


۞  Queued

  • Hang bedroom mirror
  • Replace hall light
  • Banking


Hatching plans

A crux day for the men of the house. M has his exams and Isak needs to have his egg drop plans solidified. Me, I’m just plugging away at all the things I have to do, but some of them fall into the stressful category (important account and financial stuff).

On top of this, I could really use a canoe to get around today – it’s absolutely pouring. Bright side, once the eye of the hurricane means we’ll be able to put some anticipatory anxiety behind us soon. And Easter weekend is coming! Yay!

Main focus today: Continue project, $ stuff, spring clean, egg-drop container, unwind w/M


۞  Daily

  • Health: Body test, exercise, water, vitamins, sleep
  • Home: Dishes, garbage, recycling, flylady mission, sort/declutter
  • Happiness: Joynotes, catch-up entries, mindfulness, photos, me time
  • School: Update planner, check folder, study spelling, home reading, homework
  • Relationships: Connect w/3 friends, family game/adventure, read w/kids, downtime w/M


۞  New

  • Phone the bank about shaking the kids’ dormant accounts awake
  • $: Transfer money back to savings, move emerg. fund to TFSA
  • Plan a smooth, post-exam evening for M – dinner, wine, DVD√ Kraken rum – we’re celebrating!
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: (X w/Monday) Declutter bathroom
  • School: Send pizza form + $, complete egg-drop container √ Fingers crossed
  • Heartbleed: Change passwords + info on updated sites √ Whew!
  • Taxes: Set up account to access our additional bill info √ Downloaded 2013 pdfs
  • Work: Continue side project – keep track of hours!
  • Spring clean: clean up kids’ room: clothes + toys - Still in progress
  • Unwind and dry out… fire would be nice… - 2/3


۞  Repeat

  • Bedtime reading with Isak: Continue The Neddiad 
  • Continue January happiness entries
  • Watch/delete DVR: 1 hour
  • Potty practice √ Success (sort of)
  • Music!
  • Read
  • 365


۞  Recycled

  • Start sorting new under-bed storage bins
  • List April bootcamp plans
  • Movie + popcorn w/M
  • Goal update


۞  Queued

  • Pick up some Easter goodies
  • Hang bedroom mirror


Spinning round, getting dizzy

Flip flopping between groggy and energetic. There’s a weather change lurking, so hopefully I can avoid an accompanying migraine. Things continue to be busy, but there’s a week break in my usual projects so I can take on the extra one and hopefully finish off our taxes before the next bunch come in.

M has his exam tomorrow, so that’ll be a main focus for him later, hopefully we’ll have time to unwind together sometime this evening. Isak has an egg-dropping project for school on Thursday, so we need to put some plans into motion for that, or it’ll be omelette time. The annual meeting is this week, and the spring cleaning bin lands too. Whooo. Then there’s Easter…

I also need to shuffle some finances around before payday – bills, birthdays, mortgage payments, groceries, and 6 months of auto insurance at one go was a bit of a money whirlpool. We both have paydays at the end of the week (and should be getting a refund once I send the paperwork in) so I can replenish the savings by the weekend.

Main focus today: Start new project, tax steps, spring clean, help M study, transfer $


۞  Daily

  • Health: Body test, exercise, water, vitamins, sleep
  • Home: Dishes, garbage, recycling, flylady mission, sort/declutter
  • Happiness: Joynotes, catch-up entries, mindfulness, photos, me time
  • School: Update planner, check folder, study spelling, home reading, homework
  • Relationships: Connect w/3 friends, family game/adventure, read w/kids, downtime w/M


۞  New

  • Flylady Mission of the Day: 27 fling/returns, replenish bathroom supplies
  • School: Return books, send recorder, work on egg-drop
  • Work: Start side project – keep track of hours!
  • Start sorting new under-bed storage bins
  • M level II week (help him study)
  • Find mortgage site password
  • Transfer $ between accounts
  • Update fb: photos + thanks
  • 15 minutes: Paper purge √ 1 hour+!
  • Weed + tidy refrigerator
  • Solidify playdate plans
  • Outside time w/kids
  • Clean bathtub
  • Goal update
  • Laundry


۞  Repeat

  • Bedtime reading with Isak: Continue The Neddiad 
  • Continue January happiness entries
  • Watch/delete DVR: 1 hour √ Mad Men
  • Potty practice √ Success!
  • Music!
  • Read
  • 365


۞  Recycled

  • Taxes: Add additional SE info √ + Electric bills
  • List April bootcamp plans
  • Contact doctor re. referral
  • Movie + popcorn w/M - Too busy, bump to tomorrow


۞  Queued

  • Pick up some Easter goodies
  • Hang bedroom mirror


Busy days in April

I was up early this morning, filling the coffee-tank and making plans. M is back to work (his exam is on Wednesday, I hope he takes part of Tuesday off), and Isak’s back to school.

We had a busy and productive weekend that ran the gamut from work and study and somewhat stressy things to cutting loose at a carnival and enjoying leftover birthday cake. Things were checked off. Fun was had.

And here’s Monday, joining us again. I need to polish off my current file and get it sent in before starting on an additional project to clean everyone else’s work up. I also need to have everyone dressed and out the door in 15 minutes.

There’s a lunar eclipse tonight… hopefully it’ll be clear.

Main focus today: Finish current project, tax steps, spring clean, skywatch


۞  Daily

  • Health: Body test, exercise, water, vitamins, sleep
  • Home: Dishes, garbage, recycling, flylady mission, sort/declutter
  • Happiness: Joynotes, catch-up entries, mindfulness, photos, me time
  • School: Update planner, check folder, study spelling, home reading, homework
  • Relationships: Connect w/3 friends, family game/adventure, read w/kids, downtime w/M


۞  New

  • Flylady Mission of the Day: 27 fling/donation box, bathroom laundry - 3/4
  • School: Update reading, sign exam, brainstorm egg-drop
  • Taxes: Add additional SE info, double check info
  • Work: Finish, polish + send current project √ Yes!
  • Solidify Easter plans for Sunday
  • M level II week (help him study) √ A little…
  • Post weekend household tidy
  • Contact doctor re. referral - No answer
  • Movie + popcorn w/M - Picked up American Hustle
  • Outside time w/kids
  • Goal update
  • Eclipse? - Clouding over… looks doubtful
  • Baths


۞  Repeat

  • Bedtime reading with Isak: Continue The Neddiad 
  • Continue January happiness entries
  • Watch/delete DVR: 1 hour
  • Potty practice
  • Music!
  • Read
  • 365


۞  Recycled

  • Fill/store large cardboard box
  • List April bootcamp plans


۞  Queued

  • Hang bedroom mirror
  • Pay car insurance √ – Did over the weekend – ouch!


Weekend Ten (April 12 – 13)

Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend

  • Work: Continue work on project (aim for half) – 3/4!
  • Change passwords if SSL cert. updated
  • Continue January happiness entries
  • M: Help balance study and play
  • Taxes: Just keep swimming
  • Bootcamp: List April plans
  • Family adventure outside
  • Movie + popcorn w/M
  • Attend local carnival
  • Spring cleaning


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