Tuesday, December 2, 2008

In Which I Am A Little More Organized...

So, I DID get all of that stuff done yesterday, minus the laundry. With a crippled dryer, it just takes SO long. I washed our sheets, though, and worked through a few more loads.

Can I just say that I feel SO much better about life right now? A straight house just does that for me. I am fine with toys and books strewn about, but a complete disaster area drives me NUTS!

So, now I'm frosting cupcakes and finding white elephant gifts for the homeschool party tonight. It's going to be a lot of fun if we don't get snowed in!

Goals for this week:

Menu planning for next 2 weeks
Shopping/errands done
Date with Mark (Yay!)
Finish KONOS planning for next semester (lofty goal, but I can do it!)
Start organizing house
Do SOMETHING towards painting projects (in our bathroom and schoolroom)

Monday, December 1, 2008

In Which I Am Terribly Unorganized

I'm usually an organized person, but lately I've been having that uncomfortable too-much-junk-in-the-closet feeling that I need to reorganize my house. Maybe my life...
Then came the Christmas season and pushed everything over the edge. Now on top of the clutter is glitter and craft supplies, loose ornaments and pine needles (from our tree), snowy boots, loose mittens, wet coats, piled up laundry (semi-broken dryer), backed up projects (caulking, painting)...
And my husband just decided to go back to school. So add college applications and essays to proofread.
And we just decided to homeschool. Add scheduling unit studies and setting up school room and supplies.
And we have my family visiting in a 2 weeks. Add extra menu planning.
And it's the holidays. Add sending out cards, gifts, etc.

I'm not complaining. On the contrary, I think I have an awesome life right now! I just think my life needs a file cabinet and color-coded cubbies. I don't know where to start--pick up the wet boots or measure the wall for our KONOS timeline?
So I'm starting by blogging. Yes, it's partially a way to procrastinate for just a few more minutes, but also a way to make a plan and DO the plan without having to--heaven help me!--keep up with one more list. So I apologize in advance if there's anyone out there who actually READS this blog--you are now reading Phebe's to-do list! If you are interested in reading the annuals of the launch of our homeschool and how I survived the holiday crunch--welcome! Please leave any suggestions! If not...oh well! :)

So, without further ado:

  1. Wash and replace sheets
  2. Wipe down and mop kitchen
  3. Quick-clean bathrooms
  4. Try to finish laundry
  5. Dusting and vacuuming
  6. Get Christmas stuff up and fall stuff put away for heaven's sake!!
  7. Dinner: BBQ chicken, rice (of course!!), salad.
As you can see, today is "save my sanity" day. Gotta get the house decent and the laundry caught up. I already spent some time skimming over KONOS unit studies and making notes. I'll post those thoughts and plans another day.