Friday, July 17, 2009

I have shredder, hear me squeal.

4 bags of shredded paperwork in my garage. And I haven't even opened the filing cabinet(s) yet. (Blush. I'm a paper packrat, admittedly.) But - WOO! - no more! The shredder has changed my life, tell ya what. My closet has never looked better, I'm fluttering around with the glee that always cheers me when my home is organized and in order. I know, it's a sickness!

After a week "off", I am satisfied. We spent days doing much. And days doing very little. It was all good.

The things on the list that I/we did/were better at/focused on:
  • Sew - Pillows, Reconstructed Denim Skirts for the girl.
  • Make yogurt. YUM. Granola. Double YUM.
  • Try once a month (once every two weeks?) cooking.
  • Try new recipes.
  • Read more. Frequent the library. Filled up my hold queue!
  • Spend more time with each of the kids individually every day.
  • Play WITH the kids more. Stop telling them to "go play", and GO. Play.
  • Eat healthy consistently. Plan meals. Eat out less.
  • DAILY devotions. Pray more.
  • Go to the gym consistently.

Decluttering progress: Red spaces are undone as yet...

  • Kitchen (pantry, cookware, serveware, pots and pans, fridge - everything)
  • Upstairs Bath storage
  • Chickie's Closet
  • Downstairs Bath storage
  • Bug and Monkey's Closet
  • Playroom Closet
  • Master Closet

Things I still want to work on:

  • Take the kids to the park, gymnastics center, Bouncin' Bears regularly.
  • Spend more time with each of the kids individually every day. (Yes this one is in both categories. On purpose.)
  • Do more crafts. (I loathe most kid's crafts. Bug LOVES crafts. It's a worthy sacrifice.)
  • Read to the kids more often.
  • Just hanging out with the Papa in the silence. We fill it up too much. TV, internet, movies...


We have a barbecue planned here tomorrow night. I think we've got a total of 18 adults and 10 kids coming over to grill and chill. I'm looking forward to seeing some family who just flew in from Outside, along with good friends. =)

1 comment:

Emily said...

Awesome progress! Have fun relaxing this weekend!