Thursday, September 17, 2009

To Do List

As the water for the coffee is boiling and thus I'm not completely awake I thought I'd make up a list of what I need to accomplish today.

-Fold 4 loads of laundry (and ideally wash about that many more)
-Wash 2 sink fulls of dishes
-Vacuum the living room and dining room (who the hell thinks that carpet in a room for eating is a good idea?)
-Sew skirts for Julie, 20 or so I think
-Unpack books (yes, we still have lots that is not unpacked)
-Scrub the bathtub
-Turn the pears into pear sauce before they become compost

And of course make 3 meals from scratch, nurse the baby multiple times, do homeschool, break up fights, make snacks, change diapers, etc

And the other things which I would like to do but won't
-Make salsa (but of course I'd first need to clean the food processor that I got for free off Freecycle)
-Bake bread
-Unpack and organize the school box
-Clean the kids' room
-Steam clean the carpets (read about carpeting dining room above)

I just do not have enough time in the day or hands to get it all done. I need a clone.

Update: Right after I clicked "Publish" I heard the water boiling for the coffee. I had to pour it one handed since I was carrying Ivy so I put the French Press in the sink and poured the boiling water in then the press slipped and sent coffee grounds and boiling water across the kitchen. Luckily no one was burned except me but now I have to start the coffee ritual all over again. Awesome.


Blogger Hennifer said...

Um... opposite of awesome on the coffee there ;-)

I just signed up for Freecycle. I'm very excited to get my first "something" off of there, and to get rid of some stuff.

Hope you get to cross off at least a few of your items

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

What an overwhelming list!

The secret of using a to-do list for productivity is to make a reasonable number of things you will do today. If the pears are going bad, well - you know that has to be on today's list.

Could you unpack one box of books today?

Why are you staring your day with 2 sink fulls of dishes? My golden rule is dishes have to be done before I can go to bed.

You defeat yourself when you make a list that cannot humanly be done in a day. My list usually contains 3 things outside the normal daily functioning things that we have to get done every day. Accomplish 3 little things everyday and watch how fast that major list disappears!

I hope this helps -


4:26 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Why do I have a sinkful of dishes? Because I don't have a dishwasher and I couldn't get them done because if my youngest fell asleep in my arms and was having a bad night so I couldn't put her down. The rest of the day was complete shit so I didn't get breakfast or lunch done before bed time either.
I can make all the rules I want but the kids don't always follow my rules :)

8:33 PM  
Blogger sheila said...

How well I remember those days. I couldn't possibly do it again. I think I lost all my get up and go during those intense child raising years. My adult kids don't understand why I'm so tired now. I think they are funny. There turn will come. My oldest is beginning to get it, she has a 4 month old baby. Sleep when you can, it's the only way to survive. Dirty dishes will always be there. Don't forget to enjoy the kids, they do grow up and you only get one chance at their childhood.

5:10 PM  

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