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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


The joy of 3!

Friday! Iris turns three today! The kids and I have our last doctor’s appointment, M has his last class, and there are birthday shenanigans in the works. The sun is out, the flowers are popping up all around, and the weekend is unfolding. There’s work to do too, but the main focus will be celebrating with the family. Happy weekends to all!

Main focus today: Last visit with Dr., current project, tax steps, birthday fun with Iris!


۞  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

  • A Happy Birthday for Iris: pick up Batman cake, wrap presents
  • HB: Continue master list, change where SSL cert. updated √ Plugging away…
  • Taxes: Deep breath, take another step forward √ Questions answered
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: clean kitchen floor
  • Prep for / go to last doctor’s appointment X 3
  • Work: Continue new project (aim for half)
  • Deliver box of old mail to post office √ Finally!
  • M level II week (help him study)
  • Movie + popcorn with M √ – Putting Gravity on now…
  • Lunch with mom + dad
  • Clean couch cushions √ – Spot clean
  • Laundry part III
  • Outside time
  • Goal update


۞  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
  • Baths + hair pampering
  • Transfer doctor notes


۞  Queued

  • Hang bedroom mirror
  • Pay car insurance


Bugged

And the busyness continues, compounded by this Heartbleed nightmare, which I’ll start addressing elsewhere. Exhaustion kicked in this morning, and I slept in by nearly an hour. The alarm on my body clock usually kicks in at the right time, but not so today. At least we were only 20 minutes late for school, and that’s a rare thing. Thankfully, tomorrow is a pro-d day.

Iris turns 3 Friday, so we need to sort a few things for that. We also have our final appointment with our longtime doctor, and need to be prepared (both with information and for saying goodbye after years and years). M has two classes left and then takes his exam next week, so his brain and schedule are bursting at the seams, and I’ve got work galore, but continued kudos lately (more this morning) so that feels good. Taxes are coming along slowly but surely… I just need to do like Dory.

I gather there is splendiferous sunshine landing this weekend, so we’ll all look forward to that. There will be more work to do, but we’ll make sure some major unwinding comes with it.

Main focus today: Start new project, tax steps, library, deal with HeartBleed


۞  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

  • HB: Make master list, check sites, change where SSL cert. updated - Made an excellent start (but will be more time consuming than I thought)
  • Flylady Mission of the Day: Wipe down big appliances
  • Taxes: Deep breath, take another step, find PT form
  • Prep for last doctor’s appointment X 3
  • Library: Return DVD, pick up holds
  • General room-by-room house tidy - Progress
  • Work: Set up/start the new project √ + did 1/4
  • Track down ladybug bike helmet
  • M level II week (help him study)
  • Declutter 2 messy surfaces
  • Spring clean something
  • 15 min: Bookmark tidy
  • 15 min: Paper purge
  • Recharge batteries
  • Laundry part II √ X2
  • Outside time
  • Goal update
  • Clean floors - Spot cleaned kitchen


۞  Repeat

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


۞  Recycled

  • Fill/store large cardboard box
  • List April bootcamp plans
  • Baths + hair pampering
  • Transfer doctor notes
  • Order Batman cake
  • Sew button √ X2


۞  Queued

  • Hang bedroom mirror
  • Pay car insurance
  • Pick up meds


BusyBusyBusy

Love and respect to David Malki ! of Wondermark who completely nails where my head is at today

I had a very nice birthday. Despite a chaotic week, there was cake and presents and cards and well wishes (plus a quiet bubble-bath at the end of the day). Low key and homey, but delightful.

Today my list seems to have exploded, but I’ll do what I can. We’ll make it through the day/week/month with flying colours, because it’s spring, and the colours are coming out regardless of whether or not the laundry gets done.

Main focus today: Finish current project, play-date, spring cleaning, tax steps


۞  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 - 3/4 (M studying)


۞  New

  • Flylady Mission of the Day: Shine sinks and faucets
  • School: Send ribbons for Sports sharing
  • Taxes: Deep breath, take another step √ Started S/E section
  • Work: Finish the current project √ Finished! Polished! Written! Sent!
  • M level II week (help him study)
  • Fill/store large cardboard box
  • Declutter 3 messy surfaces - 1/3
  • Spring clean something
  • Baths + hair pampering
  • Transfer doctor notes
  • Clear fireplace ashes
  • Isak playdate (3 – 5)
  • Write thank-you to N
  • 15 min paper purge
  • Order Batman cake
  • E-mail re. scooter
  • Sweep/vacuum
  • Sunshine time
  • Trim Iris’ nails
  • Goal update
  • Movie break
  • Laundry


۞  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
  • Sew button


۞  Queued

  • Library: Return DVD, pick up holds
  • Hang bedroom mirror
  • Pay car insurance
  • Pick up meds


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