Thursday, September 24, 2009

How My Day Really Turned Out

9-10: dress, prepare for day--did that
10-11: daily chores, dinner prep, laundry, hit the hot spots--did that, too
11-12: errands--grocery--and that.
12-1: lunch, rest, tv and knitting, look over budget book, laundry, hot spots--umm, this is where it fell apart. I didn't knit. I did look over the budget and do some laundry. And then I napped. Till 1:30.
1-2: clean house--umm, no. From 1:30 to 3:00 I straightened the house and cleaned out my bedroom closet. I got a bunch of stuff out of there that will never fit me, and I'll let my daughter look at it before I give it up to charity.
2-3: walk dog, lift weights, core work. I actually did this from 3:00-4:30. With a little bit of emailing thrown in.
3-4: clean house--well, this didn't get done either.
4-5: sewing--play with machine embroidery; and neither did this, but I did clean house from 430-530
5-6: make corn/cheese/rice, dough for calzones, dough for cookies; chat with Chip; did no cooking, but I'll do it tomorrow.
6-7: make dinner; eat, p.m. chores; Dear Husband brought home burgers for dinner, and I did my p.m. chores.
7-8: clean bedroom closet, dust/polish in bedroom--I did this from 2:30-3:00, and from 4:30 to 5:00. From 7-8:30 I had a massage, and took an Epsom salts bath.
8-9: tv/added recipes to website (corn/cheese/rice, cookies, calzones).
9-10: worked on anne's cookbook

Restless

I'm feeling so restless. I want to go in so many different directions--cooking/baking/scrapbooking/sewing/knitting/exercising/reading/tv. When what I need to do is clean my house. And that's definitely not what I want to do. So today I will be good to myself and do both. A little of this, a little of "that".

So here is what my Today's Ideal Schedule looks like:
9-10: dress, prepare for day
10-11: daily chores, dinner prep, laundry, hit the hot spots.
11-12: errands--grocery
12-1: lunch, rest, tv and knitting, look over budget book, laundry, hot spots
1-2: clean house
2-3: walk dog, lift weights, core work
3-4: clean house
4-5: sewing--play with machine embroidery
5-6: make corn/cheese/rice, dough for calzones, dough for cookies; chat with Chip
6-7: make dinner; eat, p.m. chores
7-8: clean bedroom closet, dust/polish in bedroom
8-9: tv/add recipes to website (corn/cheese/rice, cookies, calzones)
9-10: work on anne's cookbook

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Week Four of the Holiday Grand Plan

This week, the master bedroom and closet get a good cleaning. Last week, because the weather cooled so much, I put all the really summery clothes in the storage area of my closet, and pulled a few items from the storage area into the "currently used" area. I wasn't ready to toss stuff yet, but I know there are many things I don't wear that need to go to charity. I have plenty of shopping/business casual clothes to wear for the fall; I worked up at least six outfits. I could use a new dressy outfit, and a couple of workout/at home outfits.

Holiday Prep:

* Make one batch of Holiday Goodies. Dear Husband has asked for the sandwich cookies, so I will make that this week.
* Make one extra meal for freezer. I will make a large batch of one of our favorites, Corn-Cheese-Rice, eat some this week, and freeze the rest.
* Make list of any table and bathroom linens that need replacing before the holidays, and pick up a few each week. I need to pull out the table linens we have and figure out what I need. I have plenty of pretty hand towels for the holidays. But I would like to make some with my new embroidery machine anyway. I'd love to do some Thanksgiving and Christmas embroidered linens.