I feel the need to list what I've accomplished so far because it doesn't look like I did anything! I feel like I'm hitting a brick wall- the more I organize and declutter, the more messes seem to appear. HOW!?? I am seriously thinking of snapping pictures of the storage areas in my home, all my stuff and posting them for advice! I am generally organized in my thinking, but with all the children about while I'm working, my head is spinning. Yet if I am organizing their stuff, I have to do it while they are awake.
So, this morning I tackled several piles. I took before pictures, but not the after ones yet. Will post later. The toys are still not like I want them yet...
I went through the PILES of papers on the desk, and cleaned out some of the drawers.
I took down my Swedish Christmas tree. I left it up because it was so pretty and I thought I would do a year round tree, but I didn't really have a good place for it and I was starting to get tired of it. So down it went.
I cleared off the shelves with sewing supplies.
I cleaned the hallway that has our exercise bike and lots of odds and ends.
I started baked beans in the crockpot.
I rebooted the kefir.
I boiled potatoes for potato salad.
Fed everyone lunch and made SEVERAL phone calls.
Entertained a guest for awhile.
I don't even have half of my to do list done for today! I still have to make the salad, bake banana bread, finish clearing the piles of stuff, fold and put away a large basket of laundry, make yogurt, clean out the fridge, find my spring/Easter decorations and work on those dang toys!
But I'm tired! Oh, I was planning to do my exercise tape today, do Brain Gym with Leiah and school. I just can't do it all today. But I still have two days before company comes, so I stretched my list to span the next two days- so I really have done a lot then!
So now I'm changing today's to do list:
finish making dinner
do the laundry
do Brain Gym
whatever else I can fit in :)