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Knocking My List in Half

12 Jan

After that wonderful feeling yesterday of getting rid of clutter and not having a list of things to do I decided to make it possible to feel like this ALL the time! So here are a few things I’m doing now in order to keep my list non-existent and my life a lot less stressful!

*Getting rid of my recycling bin – and taking the recycle out once a day instead of waiting for the thing to fill up to the point where I don’t want to take it out 😉

*Doing the dishes as they come – I usually rinse them out and let them pile up in the sink. Then when it’s time I unload the clean dishes and put new ones in. NOT ANYMORE! Nothing is allowed to sit in the sink unless it’s a pot (I leave those for Brian to do 😉 hehe)

*Throwing out/putting away the mail as soon as it comes – paper piles up in this house quickly. Whether it’s by the phone or on my craft table it finds a way to make itself a project instead of an easy daily task.

*Destashing – thanks to the etsy team I’m in, the vacation time I get off this month, and our budget possibly becoming ridiculously tight – I’ve been planning for a huge destash/consignment store run. After I’ve gone through everything and we’ve gotten rid of all the clutter I want to at least once a day get rid of something I don’t need anymore.

*Laundry – doing a load of laundry a day! How nice would it feel to not stare at a pile of laundry and dread doing it! How awesome would it be to always have the clothes you want clean! I think this is one I’ll actually enjoy doing!

Doing these things as they are needed instead of putting them down and doing them later are going to make it seem less like a list of things to do and just a daily habit. Therefore I can leave all the things I hate doing off my list and center around things that make me happy!

Instead of wasting a whole day cleaning (stressing about cleaning) I’ll be able to concentrate on crafting, playing with Emma, relaxing without feeling guilty! My goal is to wake up every morning and say – what do I want to do today. Instead of – what do I have to do today.

Laundry Day

25 Jan

Today is laundry day. It’s also take care of sick baby day. I don’t know where my motivation has gone but I am starting to think it’s completely out the window! It’s day four of accomplishing nothing besides finishing my fifth skane on T’s blanket. It’s day four of feeling like all I want to do is sit on the couch and not move a muscle. I hope I am not getting sick too!

Maybe I should turn on some Taylor Swift and drink some hot chocolate! Maybe my mom wouldn’t mind babysitting E for a little so I could get some chores done.. maybe I should get my butt off this computer and take some Tylenol 😛

Hopefully my next blog is a little more motivational!

Love Always,

J

Good Morning Sunshine!

6 Dec

 

This morning as been pretty good! I think E got used to sleeping in this weekend because she is still asleep!! It’s 8:30 and I have been up for thirty minutes planning my day, started a load of laundry, searched around for the cheap chicken recipe but no luck .. and now on email, facebook, and wordpress! Another mom commented on my blog not too long ago saying that she gets up earlier then her litte one so she can have some “me” time and get prepared for the day. I completely understand why! This feels great to be up and have already accomplished a few things before someone needs me!
  
Also on my list to do today is I think I am going to make a wishlist at JoAnns, Michaels, Ben Franklins, Hancock Fabrics, AC Moore, Home Goods, Borders, Barnes & Noble, Target, and Khols. Then when I have save enough money I’ll know exactly what I want to get! Or I can just hang on to it until I find something better 🙂 The Barnes & Noble, Borders, Target and Khols are going to me more for me and not really craft stuff but that way I don’t forget what I want or projects I want to do, I can put it in order of importance and change it around as much as I want, and less time meandering around the store and more time getting more crafts done! Another plan is to save up enough money so that I can just order everything and once you spend a certain amount you get free shipping! YAY no going out in the cold!!
 
Today should be a fun and interesting day! I have lunch planned to make it easy and breezy. We’ll see if E eats it or not 😉 Lately she has been just way too busy having fun to eat. Then realizes she’s hungry and I’ve already cleaned it up and then we are stuck with snack foods or reheated meals. At least they are healthy snack foods!
 
B helped me with laundry yesterday. Isn’t that sweet!? I had put one load in the washer and one in the dryer, then folded the stuff in the dryer and put it away and moved his stuff into the dryer, then made dinner and he helped. Matched and put away socks that I had been avoiding 😛 and then cleaned up dinner, and while I was cleaning he went upstairs and I assumed it was either for eclairs or reese’s cups and I was right but he also folded laundry and brought it down for me! 🙂 I can’t remember what else he did but he did something and it made me smile. Something helpful that I didn’t ask him to do. I am glad I am noticing that stuff more because I am sure all the praise is overdue!
 
Wow I have been rambling all morning long! I feel so productive this morning and I have no idea why. Partially because I woke up before Emma so I feel like I get some me time and I made a list that’s exciting and gosh if all goes well with E today I will get a lot of stuff done!
 
So lately I have been trying to limit my computer time so I don’t sit around all day on the computer and get nothing accomplished! Although I will be making wishlists so I might be on the computer half of the day, I feel like it’s really working! I put the computer down and it’s only an hour later and I get up and do something rather then playing around reading, relaxing, shopping (window shopping), and looking at the time and going oh my gosh! It’s lunch time!! Where did my morning go!??? It’s really not a great feeling, and I have managed to cease it for now.
 
Well I’ll stop rambling, you probably have better things to do with your time 😉
 
Should be posting some more crafts later tonight if today goes as planned!
 
Love Always,
 
J

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