Monday, January 12, 2009

To-Do list fights with Ta-Dah!! list

Who needs an inbox and an outbox? I have to-do and ta-dah. Sing that last one: Ta-Dah! Here's the set from mid-day Sunday: let's see which side wins.

Accomplishments for the day so far

  • made coffee
  • cleaned kitchen
  • ran dishwasher
  • washed two loads of laundry
  • dried four loads of laundry (including two that were washed last night, hung on drying racks overnight. Jeans and sweats work great that way)
  • folded five loads of laundry (the socks and underwear were already out of the dryer last night. they don't wrinkle, so I left them overnight)
  • Read the Sunday newspaper (yes, even a working mama deserves a simple pleasure)
  • Ate a grapefruit (it's an investment in my health. Of course that goes on the list!)
  • Are you ready for this? The major accomplishment for the morning:
  • I took the ornaments off the tree and put them in storage.
    Diced veggies and thawed other ingredients to put a turkey soup in the crockpot.
  • Made lunch for Husband and me and Amigo while La Petite slept in
  • Cleared Christmas decor from the mantel and around the house, sorted it into "keep" and "donate" and "throw away," stored the "keep" boxes.
  • Replaced Christmas decorations with snowmen for January!
  • Helped Amigo with his homework
  • voted for the Packer in the Click for Cans contest

I think I need to sit down and take a break with some playoff football, a Diet Coke, and laptop time.

Yet To-do

  • correct spelling tests (abbreviations)
  • correct math tests (mid-chapter, multiplication and division)
  • check penmanship papers
  • add barley to soup, determine side dishes, prepare to serve supper
I must add this: Husband, noticing my progress in getting the ornaments down, took off the lights, stored them, and then dragged the tree outside. He put the tree stand in the basement and even (yes, honestly, he did) vacuumed all the pine needles and put the furniture back in its regular place. Isn't he a gem?

Hmmm. I'm a pro at rationalization. But even without rationalizing my excuses for doing housework before schoolwork, this looks pretty darn good. No guilt: I've accomplished plenty, and the rest will get done, too.

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Blogger Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

Oh, you put my comments to shame. Although I did get a lot done this weekend, our tree is still up.....sigh....maybe this week.

1/12/2009 5:53 AM  
Blogger Flea said...

Congratulations! The tree is DOWN!

1/12/2009 7:50 AM  
Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Madam, you got a TON done! I can't imagine why you put off the grading until last, though;)

1/12/2009 12:29 PM  
Blogger Heather of the EO said...

My husband did the tree thing too! Such a relief.

Yes! No guilt, way to go! Sooner or later things get done, so why stress, especially when your DONE list is sooo long!

1/12/2009 2:28 PM  
Blogger April said...

Ohh I like that to do, tah da I'll have to remember that next time I do my list of things to do :D

1/12/2009 2:40 PM  
Blogger CaJoh said...

I had a friend in college who used to write a traps list every evening. I think that referring it as a ta-dah list makes it more palpable.

1/12/2009 3:35 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Sunshine State said...

Your Ta-Dah on the Christmas Tree was only one day earlier than mine.

1/12/2009 10:32 PM  

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