The tittle says it all. 7am, the tornados – oops, I mean kids – are still sleeping. I’m drinking HOT coffee for a change and contemplating my daily tasks.
Every day I try to write a list of things I need to do. I’m doing my part for the environment because I’m using paper that has stuff printed on one side already…see, I can be green too.
1. Take one stack of paper cluttering your desk.
2. Tear each sheet in half so you have two A5ish size pieces
3. Keep them all together with a bull clip, and you’re done!
How easy is that 😛
Now this ‘notebook’ usually becomes clutter too. It spends it’s life on my bench, the kids steal it, hubby steals it or I just put it in a random place and can’t remember where. I blame baby-brain for the last scenario…can I still do that when my youngest is almost three???
With notebook in front of me, I jot down all the things I have to do that day. Broken into three categories – Clean Wash and cook
Clean – has the obvious listed, kitchen, lounge, dining…blah blah blah. This may seem redundant to some people, but to me it’s not. Writing it on this list, keeps me accountable with no excuses for it not being crossed off by the end of the day. It also shows at a quick glance what I’ve already accomplished and what I still have left to do. This way I know if I can squeeze in a quiet coffee or chat with a friend without too much stress or quilt.
Wash – Mt Washmore and Mt Foldmore are always looming in my laundry. As you can see in the photo I posted earlier of my laundry, it’s quite large. This is good AND bad. Good because I’ve got room to swing a cat ( or a child ) in there… Bad because with a folding bench that big, it holds three weeks worth of clothes and every single towel I own…and I own a lot of towels for some reason.
Lastly, Cook- this is generally what we will have for dinner. Only because I will need to take something out of the freezer. I love baking and I’m damn good at it but I despise cooking, with good reason. As a child of two working parents and a reeeeealy lazy older brother, I’ve been cooking the family meal every night for over 20 years already, and I’m only 31. The majority of people I know, only reach that milestone anywhere between their 15th and 20th wedding anniversary. Lucky them. With two small kids underfoot, working and everything else I do, my mealtime inspiration is lacking, and right now, I don’t have the time or patience to try new things. So that’s another thing to add to my mounting To Do list – try new recipes.
So, below is today’s list…we’ll see how far I get. You may notice I have ‘put sewing away’ on my list. I HAVE to do this, my machines have been sitting on my dining table since before Xmas. I told you I was a master procrastinator :-D.