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    Default 2011 Weekly Pyramid Challenge - Week 10

    For those starting their week on Saturday. Good luck to everyone accomplishing this week's challenge!!
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    Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

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    Ok, by the grace and teaching of Madhen, I'm going for the Baker's Dozen this week. But since I had a reprive and don't have to go to work until 1 today instead of 9, I'll do two today.

    Saturday:
    0. Finish cleaning the kitchen after the Big Cook - a leftover
    1. Take pic of doilyghan and post it
    2. Frog melonberry afghan, choose new pattern

    Surely I should be able to manage as little as that!
    Donna

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    I have one straggler: finding the beads to make a bracelet or necklace, so that is on the list today!

    Today's dozen:
    1. Make more medicated cookies for Dusty/Buddy
    2. De-clutter bedroom
    3. De-clutter bathroom
    4. Wash extra finch feeder
    5. Make extra hummer nectar
    6. Finish Herbie's enrichment box
    7. Take kitchen compost outside
    8. Work on deck project (take "before" picture)
    9. Plant cotton, turnip, and cucumber seeds
    10. Change paper on all bird cages
    11. Change batteries in scale
    12. Look on-line for digital gram scale
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

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    In my attempt to do more things for myself and the things that make me happy here is my list... These are usually things I do not make time for in my busy life. Time to add more fun and me into my tasks!

    1. Watch two episodes of Gilmore Girls 2nd season. (discs go back monday!)
    2. Read 50 pages of my book
    3. Take a shower, wash face, floss teeth, use essential oils!
    4. Cut finger nails - before I break one!
    5. Look at videos of different crochet chains
    6. Take one photo today (I haven't pulled out my camera forever!)
    7. Look up upholstery classes (I'd really love to take some!)
    8. Drink a glass of wine this evening (it's been a while and it sounds good!)
    9. Dishes (because they need to be done)
    10. Organize crafts for one hour (yes, if I can accomplish this, I will feel good. This is a pain in the butt!)
    11. Spend 30 minutes with daughter doing "school" stuff.
    12. Research christmas craft ideas and start planning for once!

    And the leftover....

    Finish my rice/heat pack! - Starting it in a few minutes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by writtenonmybody View Post
    In my attempt to do more things for myself and the things that make me happy here is my list... These are usually things I do not make time for in my busy life. Time to add more fun and me into my tasks!

    1. Watch two episodes of Gilmore Girls 2nd season. (discs go back monday!)
    2. Read 50 pages of my book
    3. Take a shower, wash face, floss teeth, use essential oils!
    4. Cut finger nails - before I break one!
    5. Look at videos of different crochet chains
    6. Take one photo today (I haven't pulled out my camera forever!)
    7. Look up upholstery classes (I'd really love to take some!)
    8. Drink a glass of wine this evening (it's been a while and it sounds good!)
    9. Dishes (because they need to be done)
    10. Organize crafts for one hour (yes, if I can accomplish this, I will feel good. This is a pain in the butt!)
    11. Spend 30 minutes with daughter doing "school" stuff.
    12. Research christmas craft ideas and start planning for once!

    And the leftover....

    Finish my rice/heat pack! - Starting it in a few minutes!!
    Couple things off the list. Finishing rice pack now.

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    In the past couple of days, this is what I've got done...
    - e-mail someone meatloaf recipe DONE
    - e-mail someone link to blog DONE
    - tidy main floor DONE
    - sweep main floor DONE
    - tidy master bedroom DONE

    This is what is what I want to get done...
    - clean foyer bathroom
    - clean ensuite bathroom
    - wash/dry laundry
    - fold laundry

    I have a feeling when I get my bathrooms cleaned, it'll be a great feeling of accomplishment. I always put my bathrooms and washing of floors to last on the list. It's such a good feeling to get the stuff done. I may actually start feeling organized.
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    2014 Lose-A-Pound-A-Week Challenge
    Started tracking my calories and REALLY trying on June 23rd (at 138.0 lbs)
    1st goal will be 135 lbs Reached this goal on Saturday, June 28th
    2nd goal will be 132 lbs
    3rd goal will be 130 lbs
    4th goal will be 128 lbs
    5th goal will be 126 lbs

    April No Spend Challenge 10/30 No Spend Days
    ~~will start up again in May~~

    Personal
    Pay off my Mortgage
    $63,323.89(as of July 11, 2014 - 5 years, 10 months)
    $73,670.29 (as of December 29th, 2013 - 7 years, 0 months left)
    $94,506.12 (as of December 21st, 2012 - 9 years, 2 months left)
    $108,631.38 (as of December 3rd, 2011 - 12 years, 7 months left)
    Pay off my Line of Credit#1 - General
    $12,851.23 (as of July 11th, 2014)
    $10,784.38 (as of December 20th, 2013)
    $20,330.65 (as of June 7th, 2013)
    Pay off My Line of Credit #2
    $31,244.83 (as of July 11th, 2014)/$35,308.44 GRAND TOTAL
    Breakdown
    $828.42 undercoating for new van
    $1,743.27 eavestrophs on our house
    $1,736.75 new walkway in the front of our house
    $31,000 van

    Winning at money is 80% behaviour and 20% head knowledge....Hey, if it were easy, every moron walking would be wealthy.
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    'Surely I should be able to manage as little as that!" she said. Wrong. I was thinking I could finish frogging the melonberry afghan when I got home, completely forgetting I don't get off until 11 tonight. Apparently I need a To Do list that I can count on the fingers of one hand!

    Saturday:
    0. Finish cleaning the kitchen after the Big Cook - a leftover - Finished good enough
    1. Take pic of doilyghan and post it - Done
    2. Frog melonberry afghan, choose new pattern Half done
    Donna

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    Love reading everyone else's posts - gives me some great ideas!!
    I am starting a clean slate week - the same as I do always!! Plus I am in better mood - finally - so am planning on a good/great week. It's overcast now and I am hoping for rain!!

    1. Strip bed
    2. Laundry 1
    3. Laundry 2
    4. Make bed
    5. Clean off couch
    6. Watch movie with DH
    7. Plan low carb meals
    8. Put clothes away
    9. Call MIL
    10. Exercise - missed yesterday so need to make it for sure today
    11. On line class assignment -finish week 8
    12. Finances
    13. Clean off coffee table
    No spend days: J 9/16
    Monthly exercise: J 165/930
    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

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    Quote Originally Posted by writtenonmybody View Post
    In my attempt to do more things for myself and the things that make me happy here is my list... These are usually things I do not make time for in my busy life. Time to add more fun and me into my tasks!

    1. Watch two episodes of Gilmore Girls 2nd season. (discs go back monday!)
    2. Read 50 pages of my book
    3. Take a shower, wash face, floss teeth, use essential oils!
    4. Cut finger nails - before I break one!
    5. Look at videos of different crochet chains
    6. Take one photo today (I haven't pulled out my camera forever!)
    7. Look up upholstery classes (I'd really love to take some!)
    8. Drink a glass of wine this evening (it's been a while and it sounds good!)
    9. Dishes (because they need to be done)
    10. Organize crafts for one hour (yes, if I can accomplish this, I will feel good. This is a pain in the butt!)
    11. Spend 30 minutes with daughter doing "school" stuff.
    12. Research christmas craft ideas and start planning for once!

    And the leftover....

    Finish my rice/heat pack! - Starting it in a few minutes!!
    Ok, let me tell you a story. So...

    I wanted to finish my set of rice heat packs I was making for myself. However, my craft room/guest room is such a mess still that I could not find the foot pedal for my sewing machine.

    So, I started taking out every single thing I have for crafts out of the room and organizing it all in the living room. This is quite the chore! I do wood crafts, paper crafts, crochet, recycled crafts, photography stuff, scrapbooking, sewing, and so on. No craft is off limits in my world. Imagine how much stuff I am finding that I forgot I had and so on. Oh boy!

    Needless to say, my crafts are almost organized. I have spent more than two hours doing this. I have found my sewing machine foot pedal. (Yay!) I can finish my rice heat packs when I'm done with this. : )

    The guest part of the room.. will have to wait though. I have a closet to clean out. And holiday stuff to organize that is now all over the bed. Eeek!

    Thankfully, My crafts are organized!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!

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    congrats WOMB!! Cannot believe how much you accomplished in such a short time!!

    1. Strip bed DONE
    2. Laundry 1
    3. Laundry 2
    4. Make bed
    5. Clean off couch
    6. Watch movie with DH WATCHING THE NE KARATE KID - am glad that it is so different from the original - Pat Morita was good friends with my FIL - this one is standing on its own!!
    7. Plan low carb meals
    8. Put clothes away
    9. Call MIL
    10. Exercise - missed yesterday so need to make it for sure today
    11. On line class assignment -finish week 8 DONE
    12. Finances
    13. Clean off coffee table
    No spend days: J 9/16
    Monthly exercise: J 165/930
    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

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    Quote Originally Posted by writtenonmybody View Post
    In my attempt to do more things for myself and the things that make me happy here is my list... These are usually things I do not make time for in my busy life. Time to add more fun and me into my tasks!

    1. Watch two episodes of Gilmore Girls 2nd season. (discs go back monday!)
    2. Read 50 pages of my book
    3. Take a shower, wash face, floss teeth, use essential oils!
    4. Cut finger nails - before I break one!

    5. Look at videos of different crochet chains
    6. Take one photo today (I haven't pulled out my camera forever!)
    7. Look up upholstery classes (I'd really love to take some!)
    8. Drink a glass of wine this evening (it's been a while and it sounds good!)
    9. Dishes (because they need to be done)
    10. Organize crafts for one hour
    (yes, if I can accomplish this, I will feel good. This is a pain in the butt!)
    11. Spend 30 minutes with daughter doing "school" stuff.
    12. Research christmas craft ideas and start planning for once!

    And the leftover....

    Finish my rice/heat pack! - Starting it in a few minutes!!
    Ah yeah, I didn't start my rice/heat pack yet. Laugh. But I'm getting somewhere.

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    I got nothing done yet, and it is 4pm!! I spent the entire day dealing with animals!! Off to see what I can salvage!
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    MH - you just just list everything you did with/for the animals and consider it a day well spent!!

    1. Strip bed DONE
    2. Laundry 1
    3. Laundry 2
    4. Make bed
    5. Clean off couch DONE - cleaned it off and then took a long nap!!
    6. Watch movie with DH WATCHING THE NE KARATE KID - am glad that it is so different from the original - Pat Morita was good friends with my FIL - this one is standing on its own!!
    7. Plan low carb meals
    8. Put clothes away
    9. Call MIL
    10. Exercise - missed yesterday so need to make it for sure today
    11. On line class assignment -finish week 8 DONE
    12. Finances
    13. Clean off coffee table
    No spend days: J 9/16
    Monthly exercise: J 165/930
    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

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    Here's where I'm at so far. Still plugging away at it.


    Today's dozen:
    1. Make more medicated cookies for Dusty/Buddy
    2. De-clutter bedroom
    3. De-clutter bathroom
    4. Wash extra finch feeder - DONE
    5. Make extra hummer nectar - DONE
    6. Finish Herbie's enrichment box
    7. Take kitchen compost outside - DONE
    8. Work on deck project (take "before" picture) - DONE
    9. Plant cotton, turnip, and cucumber seeds
    10. Change paper on all bird cages (2 down, 3 to go)
    11. Change batteries in scale
    12. Look on-line for digital gram scale
    Straggler:

    Beads for bracelet/necklace
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    This is what I've accomplished today...
    1) clean foyer bathroom DONE
    2) clean ensuite bathroom DONE **I also cleaned the main upstairs bathroom!!!
    3) wash/dry laundry DONE
    4) fold laundry DONE
    6) Pluck eyebrows DONE
    7) Vacuum off salt off front foyer mat and wash floor in that area DONE

    This is what still needs to get done...
    5) Put $6 for AWANA race cars in special spot in wallet
    8) Print off cell phone bills for remainder of last year for income tax purposes
    9) Match credit card receipts to bills for remainder of last year for income tax purposes

    The house looks SO much better now that the three bathrooms are cleaned, the main floor is swept (from a couple days ago) and all the laundry is put away. There's three more loads that were washed and dried today waiting to be folded in the basement...but that's another story.

    I can't wait to tackle more housecleaning this week. I actually can't believe I'm saying that.

    I also sold on kijiji three bathing suits and two water shoes that my girls have outgrown for $12. By the time we paid the girls this and last weeks allowance, we're left with $6.30. That'll go toward the next week to two weeks of their allowance. Thankfully, their allowance is coming out of things I'm selling.
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    2014 Lose-A-Pound-A-Week Challenge
    Started tracking my calories and REALLY trying on June 23rd (at 138.0 lbs)
    1st goal will be 135 lbs Reached this goal on Saturday, June 28th
    2nd goal will be 132 lbs
    3rd goal will be 130 lbs
    4th goal will be 128 lbs
    5th goal will be 126 lbs

    April No Spend Challenge 10/30 No Spend Days
    ~~will start up again in May~~

    Personal
    Pay off my Mortgage
    $63,323.89(as of July 11, 2014 - 5 years, 10 months)
    $73,670.29 (as of December 29th, 2013 - 7 years, 0 months left)
    $94,506.12 (as of December 21st, 2012 - 9 years, 2 months left)
    $108,631.38 (as of December 3rd, 2011 - 12 years, 7 months left)
    Pay off my Line of Credit#1 - General
    $12,851.23 (as of July 11th, 2014)
    $10,784.38 (as of December 20th, 2013)
    $20,330.65 (as of June 7th, 2013)
    Pay off My Line of Credit #2
    $31,244.83 (as of July 11th, 2014)/$35,308.44 GRAND TOTAL
    Breakdown
    $828.42 undercoating for new van
    $1,743.27 eavestrophs on our house
    $1,736.75 new walkway in the front of our house
    $31,000 van

    Winning at money is 80% behaviour and 20% head knowledge....Hey, if it were easy, every moron walking would be wealthy.
    ~Dave Ramsey

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