Starting my second year of doing so today! :)
Starting my second year of doing so today! :)
1) cooked tons of veggies that I will freeze so that I have ready food in the next days. Am planning to grill tons of stuff tomorrow.
2) Put some more order in my DVDs in the living room.
3) Went to the gym for Yoga Pilates and to lift weights.
1) Had a manicure and pedicure plus depilation.
2) Had a siesta and took the whole day off to rest.
1) Took 10 more boxes to the basement
2) Sent off my galley proofs to my publisher
3) Made two pans of three types of baklava (Greek & Arabic) for a potluck professional party for Saturday
4) Went to my office to pick up my mail
5) Took the dog out for a walk
1) Took 10 more boxes to the basement.
2) Cleared up some more space in the dining room by taking some stuff down to the basement for storage. The bonus: the basement is meticulously organized!
3) Had an important meeting at work.
4) Finished my remaining professional obligations for the spring. Now it’s all freedom for research. Before that, I will finish up work for the fall which shouldn’t take more than a week or so.
1) Took another 10 boxes to the basement.
2) Called Amazon for an order mixup.
3) Ran an errand at work.
4) Put some more order to my papers.
5) Went grocery shopping for Saturday’s potluck.
1) Took the dog to the vet
2) Ran errands
3) Picked up cable channel lineup to put between plastic for easy reference.
4) Took 10 more boxes to the basement.
5) Completely cleaned up the dining table from papers and finished sorting everything in the dining room. All that remains are items on the window seat which need to be put in their place. It really looks good now.
6) Sorted my clothes a little more.
1) Did some more laundry
2) Changed bed sheets
3) Took 10 more boxes to the basement. Now I need to keep an eye for cheap shelving solutions for the basement because my existing shelves cannot accommodate so much stuff, and I got tons of space besides.
4) Finished reading one more article.
5) Sorted out most of my papers in the dining room.
6) Got a bulb for my new office sunlight lamp.
7) Hiked with my hiking group and my dog today.
And steadily too!
1) Finally planted the two remaining rose bushes and one bell pepper plant. The rest can wait until the temperature is a little higher, so that I can set up my Garden Soxx, where I will plant the remaining veggies.
2) Put some more order in my clothes, will continue later tonight.
3) Gathered together all my clothes that need repairs, now have to get my clothes together that need alterations. Will have to arrange for my sewing lessons in the coming week.
4) Cooked a split pea soup and did grocery shopping.
5) Prepared some more for my classes.
6) Took 10 more boxes to the basement.
7) Put some more laundry.
8) Sorted out some more papers and found an important receipt that needs to be reimbursed. Also found a check that needs to be deposited and I had forgotten all about it!
9) Read up on a couple of articles.
1) Took apart 10 more boxes to take to the basement.
2) Removed the donation boxes from dining room and thoroughly vacuumed.
3) Did some more laundry.
4) Started piling up the clothes that need repair.
5) Took all the damaged jewelry for repair and picked up my repaired watches.
6) Took a huge box to Goodwill and entered the values in my tax forms for 2013.
7) Put some of my clothes in order.
8) Finished my syllabus for the summer and the entire class management system.
Unfortunately it has been raining all day and will also rain tomorrow and the day after. :( This means I cannot do any shelf painting, and since the temperature is low as well, I won’t be able to do any car cleaning either. Either way, I am planning to buy a charcoal grill from Craigslist, so that it is already assembled and cheaper, and I anticipate getting the car filthier too!
1) Put laundry, took out previous laundry, put out clothes to dry (still need to buy a dryer! :))
2) Took apart 10 empty boxes from the move and transferred them to the basement. Tip for all those of you who move: keep your boxes! They don’t look like much, but their cost adds up when moving and trust me, you don’t want to throw away good money. If you have space in the basement, keep them flat on shelves. I’ve been using several of those boxes over the years and they are still good.
3) Emptied the dishwasher and put everything in its place.
4) Gathered more stuff to donate on Saturday
5) Packed up the space heaters and put them in linen closet for next year.
6) Filled a trash bag with trash.
7) Had a swimming lesson and did some weight lifting at the gym. I fulfilled my pledge to go to the gym twice this week for weight lifting.
8) Recharged Roomba’s battery
9) Cleaned up some more space in the dining room.
10) Cleaned up some papers from my bedroom.
I moved to a new house in March and am still unpacking and putting things in order. I’ll take the opportunity in May to finish up the job. I therefore am waiting for good weather to do a lot of things:
-Finish planting all new plants and start with seeds of various vegetables. Plant the remaining two rose bushes
-Empty the car from the junk remaining from the move.
-Detail clean the car
-Renew driver’s license
Clothes & Accessories
-Do all remaining laundry
-Pack up and put away the winter clothes, unpack and put the summer clothes in order
-Donate remaining pile of clothes
-Repair clothes that have been awaiting repair for ever
-Buy matching bras for new panties
-Declutter rooms in order following Flylady as much as possible
-Paint remaining bookcase shelves, put together the bookcase in the living room
-Put the books and notes in order in my home office
-Replace curtain poles
-Shorten new curtains, then hang them
-Cut out and categorize coupons
-Finish up with donations of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, home decorations, and furniture
-Finish up with letter-writing and settle certain remaining affairs
-Continue easing into an exercise program. As of mid-May, add Tony Horton’s 10-minute workouts daily, increasing them weekly.
-Continue self-improvement as I do
-Dedicate more time to my social life
-Prepare for fall
-Finish up small projects, i.e. three articles, five book reviews
The house is in chaos! I still need to find all my books and, if the rain stops, paint the seven extra shelves I need for my library. It’s really very tiring and I’m not a naturally organized person. I therefore need to gather some discipline and clean up.
I’ll first need to regain my fitness in order to get to P90X which is challenging. For this reason, I’ll start slowly with swimming and Tony Horton’s 10-minute trainer, but I’ll only do one workout at a time, in the morning. If I feel like it, I could add one in my office (it has a door! lol), and eventually perhaps one late in the evening.
The rational and the irrational are naturally different for different persons as are good and evil and profitable and unprofitable. For this reason we need to learn how to adjust our conceptions of rational and irrational and keep them in harmony with nature. When we determine the rational and the irrational we use both our estimates of external things and the criterion of our own character. This makes it most important that we understand ourselves. You must know how highly you value yourself and at what price you will sell yourself; different men sell themselves at different prices.
You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.
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Actions speak louder than words.
While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits [of the dead]?...While you do not know life, how can you know about death?
[The superior man] acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.