Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Starting the Homemakers Challenge that I found over at

 The first step is to come up with a list of all the Daily activities that I'd like to do, but dont always feel that I have time, or just plain dont always get to..
So, I'll start with each room, and type up what needs to be done daily in which rooms
Playroom: Toys
Diningroom: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kitchen: Cooking, Dishes, Stove top, Counters
Hall/Freezer: Next day meal prep
Bathroom: Baths (kids and myself) Brush teeth (kids and myself)
Kids Bedroom: set out clothes for next day, clothes in hamper
Master Bedroom: set out clothes for next day, clothes in hamper
Craft room: an hour of project time
Washroom: Laundry (atleast everyother day)
Livingroom: Toys, Blog/Business time

The next step is to put the schedule into a spreadsheet or table of some kind.. Which I think is to set up what times about things should be done..
Usually in the mornings (6.30-7.30) I am getting the kids and myself dressed and onto the School bus
*Picking up all the toys
(7.30- ) I have a wonderful little baby that I watch
(9.00) Breakfast and Dishes atleast rinsed

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Coming back around..

I havent been using this thing.. for a really really long time..
Lately I have been reading SO many amazing blogs, mostly about sewing.. but more recently about organization, and cleaning..
I watched that Julie and Julia movie and was really inspired... and so, here I am, returning to my ancient blogging world in the hopes of eventually making my daily life better for myself and my family..
Before I start listing the umpteen challenges for someone out there to pick for me to start with I'm hoping to re-assess my 101 challenge that ended several months ago, that I did NOT keep up on..
here's hoping that I actually finished some of the items on the list
Peace, and Dreams

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as new year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.

2. Stay Focussed. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.

3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.

4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.

5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

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My list:
struck through items are done
Bold items are in progress

1. Call for local rejuvenate location
2. Make Livingroom own list
3. Make Bedroom own list
4. Make Bathroom own list
5. Make Kitchen own list
6. Make Dining room own list
7. Box 1/3 toys -> mark for May
8. Switch upstairs and downstairs toys
9. May and November *box upstairs toys, move toys upstairs, unbox toys downstairs*
10. Set a schedule for 1 week and stick to it (0/7)
11. Make list for schedule

12. Do Creative Writing/English Exercise everyday ** (0/1001)

13. Make Current cleaning list
14. Make House cleaning list

15. Start Fly lady baby steps (0/31)

16. Read 1 chapter/day (0/1001)
17. Read "Skinny Bitch" (can count for chapter and book challenges)
18. Make 1 batch plain soap
19. Make list of 10 soaps to make (10/10) +
1. Bleach alternative that you COULD eat
2. Toothpaste
3. Mouthwash
4. Shampoo
5. Laundry soap
6. Conditioner
7. Deodorant
8. Air freshener
9. Window cleaner
10. Shaving cream
11. Dish soap
12. Bug repellant
13. Diaper cream
14. Body soap(s) *seperate list*
15. Carpet cleaner (shampoo)
16. Lip gloss/chapstick
20. Check garden list 1x week (0/143)
21. Make unpack list by room *using own lists*
22. Order room lists for unpacking *using own lists*

23. $$ House
24. Plant a garden

25. Have an iguana
26. Have a dog
27. Have a degree
28. Revise transcript request forms (0/3)
29. Send in transcript request forms (0/3)
30. Sell first batch of soap
31. Have another baby
32. Finnish quilts (0/2)
33. Make UFO list
34. Finnish UFO/week (0/__)
35. Decide on decorating colors for each room *using unpacking list*
36. Make movie, book **, music, and video game OWN list (0/4)
37. Keep track of wake up, nap and sleep times for 1 week (0/7)
38. Visit mom 1x month (1/33)
*Done for February
39. Drink only water for 1 week (0/7)
40. Project 365
41. 50 Book challenge
42. Take 5hr course
43. Sign up for road test
44. 20 GOOD paralell parks before road test (0/20)
46. Massage from Juanita
47. Sponge dresser
48. Sponge side table
49. Swallow tattoo
50. Tattoo list
51. Manicure 1x year (0/3)
52. Pedicure 1x year (0/3)
53. Pay off C.O (0/680)
54. Pay off O-town phone bill (0/8)
55. Pay off O-town transcript (0/5)
56. Make want list for movies, music, books, and videogames (0/4)
57. Update addresses
58. Find and $$ a nice pocket knife
59. Have notebook and write to do list every day until full
60. Clean out LJ friends list
61. Look at consumer reports for laptops
62. Make an always carry list (see Olivia Joules)
63. $$ Inn of the last home
64. Make nursery set
65. No McDonalds 1 year (start date February 18.. actually before but not sure of date)
66. Tuna 1x week (0/143)
67. Annilios
68. Hair cut atleast 1x year (0/3)
69. Mom's geneology
70. Dad's geneology
71. Mina's photoalbum(s)
72. Date photos
73. Mom's photos (names and dates)
74. Watch all Tim Burton films (#)
75. Watch all Jonny Depp films (#)
76. $$ ipod
77. Bowling 1x year (0/3)
78. Do cd exchange atleast 2x year (0/6)
79. Visit Scotland
80. Start distillery
81. Learn distillery
82. $ for distillery
83. Get PT job
84. Account w/ save the change thingy
85. Upromise
86. Grandmother book
87. 1 day w/out talking (0/1) atleast 3x (0/1) (0/1)
88. Do a load of wash a day until caught up *see*
89. Read bible *can count as chapter and 50 book challenge*
90. Take County garden class
91. Go out w/ DH atleast 1x year (0/3)
92. *after house* Make home-made bread 1x week (#)
93. Write a letter 1x week (0/143)
94. Fix DD's SS card
95. Avoid Celebrity gossip for 1 week (0/7)
96. A day in my life for 30 days *2x* (0/30) and (0/30)
97. Meet Jessica
N/A 98. Design and paint DSister's bedroom
99. Pack MY things from DSister's house
100. Work on Jessica's wedding dress

101. Tell 10 people about a "holiday" (1/10)

(Done: 29)
(Not Applicable Currently: 11)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Mission 101

i hope to have my full 101 list up here by later tonight..