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    Default 2011 Weekly Pyramid Challenge - Week 19

    Ok, I'll start us off again for tomorrow.

    Quick update - I saw my internist today and we agreed on the new Atkins diet. The newer version has a lot more room for veggies than the old. She likes low carb, which will help. She adjusted my diabetes meds, and gave me guidelines for further reducing them if necessary, leaving me to make the call myself without another office visit. I LOVE my doctor!

    I also found some inexpensive diet software that after playing around with the trial download, I am going to get. It's much simpler and just as helpful as any other I've ever seen and played with. So I'll doing the setup for that and starting building some menus.

    Saturday:
    1. General apartment pickup (keep one room ahead of my friend who is cleaning it!)
    2. Put away clean dishes
    3. Pack up first load of stockpile to send with friend (sigh - bye bye $$$)
    4. Figure out meals for Saturday and Sunday
    5. Pack snack and supper for work
    6. One day's menu on computer
    7. Pick up prescription
    8. After work - pack snack and meal for Sunday
    9. Buy full software package
    10. Work - finish edits for ILL billing
    11. Charge camera battery
    12. Charge Kindle

    That's a start!
    Donna

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    Mahalo for getting us going Donna!! Love your doctor too!!

    In spite of this week ending was extremely busy - I am really happy at all that we did and accomplished. Makes me look forward to next week which is just as intense - can do!!

    Saturday:
    1. Mail pkg.
    2. Finish baby quilt
    3. Clean out car
    4. Gas up car
    5. Pick up Jessican and Katelyn
    6. BFs - use 40% off coupons
    7. Sears - nightgowns
    8. Kihei thrift store
    9. ASB - cash checks
    10. Laundry 1
    11. Finish dishcloths
    12. Call DD

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    I'm back, so here's my list. Once again, spending dominates the list!

    1. Buy lumber for new steps.
    2. Buy garden soil.
    3. Buy groceries.
    4. Buy pulleys for clothes airer.
    5. Tend AGs.
    6. Medicate dog.
    7. Remove old steps.
    8. Install new step stringers.
    9. Install stair treads.
    10. Clean grill.
    11. Clean potato bin.
    12. Load truck for tomorrow.

    With the installation of the new steps on our existing side porch, the new deck project will be underway!
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    SD - Man, am I glad I don't have your list! I would look at it and just crawl back in bed and pull the covers over my head. Good luck!
    Donna

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    Well, things didn't go as planned, but that's okay.

    Saturday's list:
    1. Buy lumber for new steps.
    2. Buy garden soil.
    3. Buy groceries.
    4. Buy pulleys for clothes airer.

    5. Tend AGs.
    6. Medicate dog.
    7. Remove old steps.
    8. Install new step stringers.
    9. Install stair treads.
    10. Clean grill.
    11. Clean potato bin.
    12. Load truck for tomorrow.

    We got our new bleeding heart bush and my husband discovered the local nursery has pear trees. He's intrigued, so now we're trying to figure out where to put two pear trees, a cherry tree, and another apple tree. It could get interesting.

    Things took longer in town than they should have, then we couldn't get the old screws out of the steps, so after fighting with that for quite a while, we got out the reciprocating saw and taught them who's boss. Then I discovered I bought the wrong stringers for the new steps. I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS! So I had to take some time to figure out how to make do with the ones I bought, and use some other materials we have on hand so it all doesn't look like it was designed by monkeys on crack. I think it'll look nice when it's done, but we just didn't get as far as we thought we would. Good thing we have two other sets of steps to get into our house.

    Sunday's list:

    1. Clean grill.
    2. Tend AGs.
    3. Load truck.
    4. Clean potato bin.
    5. Wrap Mom's gift.
    6. Get bottom step box leveled.
    7. Install stair stringers.
    8. Install stair treads.
    9. Make seven-layer salad.
    10. Cook fatty on grill.

    The steps are iffy, but we have to work on them whenever we can, so they're going on the list.
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    Partial suceess.

    1. General apartment pickup
    2. Put away clean dishes
    3. Pack up first load of stockpile to send with friend
    4. Figure out meals for Saturday and Sunday
    5. Pack snack and supper for work
    6. One day's menu on computer
    7. Pick up prescription
    8. After work - pack snack and meal for Sunday
    9. Buy full software package
    10. Work - finish edits for ILL billing
    11. Charge camera battery
    12. Charge Kindle

    I may do some of the rest after work, but maybe not. I didn't sleep much last night and will probably just crash.
    Donna

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    I love reading everyone else's lists - much more interesting than my own!! Had a great Saturday so far and the rest of the evening to get some more done!!

    Saturday:
    1. Mail pkg.
    2. Finish baby quilt
    3. Clean out car DONE
    4. Gas up car DONE
    5. Pick up Jessican and Katelyn DONE
    6. BFs - use 40% off coupons NOT DOING
    7. Sears - nightgowns NOT DOING
    8. Kihei thrift store DONE
    9. ASB - cash checks MONDAY
    10. Laundry 1 DONE
    11. Finish dishcloths DONE
    12. Call DD DONE

    Sunday:
    1. Go through clothes and put away everything that I am not wearing now
    2. Create some new student work for portfolio
    3. KC's IEP - work on
    4. Clean out back of car with the house stuff
    5. Color hair
    6. Work on monthly quilting - strip square and cut out fabric for pinwheel squares
    7. Call MIL
    8. Yoga
    9. Plan wardrobe for the week
    10. Clean up around sewing machine

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    leftovers
    1. Mail pkg.
    2. Finish baby quilt
    9. ASB - cash checks

    Sunday:
    1. Go through clothes and put away everything that I am not wearing now
    2. Create some new student work for portfolio
    3. KC's IEP - work on
    4. Clean out back of car with the house stuff
    5. Color hair
    6. Work on monthly quilting - strip square and cut out fabric for pinwheel squares
    7. Call MIL
    8. Yoga
    9. Plan wardrobe for the week
    10. Clean up around sewing machine
    11. Refill meds container

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    MM - if my lists are more interesting than yours, you seriously need to get a life. I suspect you are talking about Spirit Deer and Madhen, who do have interesting, if exhausting lists.

    Leftovers:
    6. One day's menu on computer incorporated in #30
    11. Charge camera battery

    Sunday:
    6. Email friend about Kindle book postings - DONE
    13. Make shopping lists - DONE
    14. Organize coupons for shopping - DONE
    15. Kroger after work

    Monday:
    16. Bank
    17. Super 1
    18. Walgreens
    19. Calculate net carbs for lettuce mixes
    20. Prepare salad veggies
    21. Make up packages of salad add-ins
    22. Start compiling food list in computer program
    23. Catch up with dishes
    24. Make/print salad ingredient data for kitchen
    25. Clear off rolling cart
    26. Carry boxes to trash
    27. Pack up rest of pantry items for Mardorina
    28. Clear off computer table
    29. Declutter living room
    30. Make menus Monday-Wednesday

    Tuesday
    31. Make menus Thursday - Sunday
    32. Revise book list spreadsheet
    33. Laundry
    34. Put away laundry
    35. Take afghan pic, post

    Success - for the moment blood glucose is right on target! Now to keep it there. This diet is definitely working, so I guess it's worth the hassle.
    Donna

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    Good going donna on the diet and taking such good care of yourself!

    leftovers
    1. Mail pkg.
    2. Finish baby quilt DONE
    9. ASB - cash checks

    Sunday:
    1. Go through clothes and put away everything that I am not wearing now
    2. Create some new student work for portfolio
    3. KC's IEP - work on
    4. Clean out back of car with the house stuff
    5. Color hair
    6. Work on monthly quilting - strip square and cut out fabric for pinwheel squares
    7. Call MIL DONE
    8. Yoga
    9. Plan wardrobe for the week
    10. Clean up around sewing machine DONE
    11. Refill meds container DONE
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    Getting lots of sewing stuff finished1! DH s going through boxes of 'treasures' - even found our original passport photos from 30 years ago - sooooo cute!!

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    Rain yesterday, coupled with me tearing up my back again, Mother's Day interfering, and a sleepless Saturday night really threw a wrench into the works. Oh, well.

    Sunday's list:

    1. Clean grill.
    2. Tend AGs.
    3. Load truck.

    4. Clean potato bin.
    5. Wrap Mom's gift.

    6. Get bottom step box leveled.
    7. Install stair stringers.
    8. Install stair treads.
    9. Make seven-layer salad.
    10. Cook fatty on grill.

    Since it rained, I made barbecued ribs in the oven and since my back hurt so badly, I bought coleslaw instead of making the salad. I did make a really good bean and wild rice salad though.

    On to Monday's list:

    1. Dump some dirt into new perennial bed.
    2. Sew something.
    3. Tend AGs.
    4. Spray mushrooms, which I think are just about done producing.
    5. Measure to make sure perennial bed is in the right place. Duh.
    6. Read thirty pages.
    7. Look over South Beach Diet books.
    8. Cut boards for clothes airer.
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    SD - Hope you get to feeling better. Back pain stinks.

    I'm ready to start the day. I want to sit, but have to be busy. I revised the list a bit, and I'm -- on my way!

    Leftovers:
    11. Charge camera battery

    Monday:
    6. Charge MP3
    19. Calculate net carbs for lettuce mixes
    20. Prepare salad veggies
    21. Make up packages of salad add-ins
    22. Start compiling food list in computer program
    23. Catch up with dishes
    24. Make/print salad ingredient data for kitchen
    25. Clear off rolling cart
    26. Carry boxes to trash
    27. Pack up rest of pantry items for Mardorina
    28. Clear off computer table
    29. Declutter living room
    30. Make menus Monday-Wednesday

    Tuesday
    16. Bank
    17. Super 1
    18. Walgreens
    31. Make menus Thursday - Sunday
    32. Revise book list spreadsheet
    33. Laundry
    34. Put away laundry
    35. Take afghan pic, post
    Donna

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    I only dumped two bags of dirt and decided that wasn't a good idea. They're supposed to be forty pound bags which isn't bad, but they weigh a lot more than that because they've been outside at the nursery and sucked up a bunch of the rain we had lately. My back told me I better give it another day off before getting back into doing the heavy stuff. The nice thing is I only dumped two bags and it now looks like the whole bed will most likely take the 6-7 bags I had estimated. I had run and re-run the numbers and that just didn't seem like enough. We bought twelve or fourteen bags and some extras of potting soil and tree soil at Ace Hardware, which came with hefty rebates, so I'm hoping we'll have enough dirt for all our garden projects this year. That would be great! Because it would mean those projects would end up costing a lot less than we had anticipated. Sure am glad we went for the high-end dirt though. It should help us be successful.

    Got the clothes airer frame cut and assembled, but one of the boards is so warped I may replace it. OTOH, it may look a bit wonky but would work just fine, and I'm in favor of using up stuff I have. Plus if I put in a different board, it's likely to warp anyway. If I don't use it for this project, then it'll probably go to waste because the next project might be more particular. So I'm contemplating. I hate stuff that looks bad, but I think it would only look bad when it was actually in use. When it's pulled up to the rafters, it would probably look fine. So I'd only have to please myself and my husband because it'll be in the rafters when guests are here. My husband won't care so all that's left is to decide if I would or not. I hate re-dos, so I'm inclined to call it good enough.

    The perennial bed is in the right place, so at least I don't have to move those heavy bricks again. ~whew~ They weighed extra due to being very wet, too.

    The kitchen looked like downtown Baghdad so I cleaned that up. Much better now. I had to be in there while I made the pickled fish anyway, waiting for things to boil and then cool. Good for multitasking.
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    I had no ambition yesterday, but today I'm doing better. Good thing - it's back to work tomorrow.

    Leftovers:
    11. Charge camera battery
    6. Charge MP3
    19. Calculate net carbs for lettuce mixes
    20. Prepare salad veggies
    21. Make up packages of salad add-ins
    22. Start compiling food list in computer program
    24. Make/print salad ingredient data for kitchen
    25. Clear off rolling cart
    26. Carry boxes to trash
    27. Finish culling stockpile
    28. Clear off computer table
    29. Declutter living room
    30. Make menus Monday-Wednesday

    Tuesday
    17. Set up Comcast auto pay
    31. Make menus Thursday - Sunday
    32. Revise book list spreadsheet
    35. Take afghan pic, post
    37. Cull Kindle Archive
    38. Crock pot chicken
    39. Cook hamburger patties
    40. Sautee peppers and onions
    41. Chop and freeze onions
    42. Make testing chart
    43. Divide, pack stuff for M and donation

    Later in week:
    16. Bank
    18. Walgreens
    33. Laundry
    34. Put away laundry
    36. Donation drop off

    That's my 43, all laid out fair and square. Now to see how much of it really gets done! I've started a real page turner of a book - not a good idea today.
    Donna

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    Remaining for the week:

    11. Charge camera battery
    19. Calculate net carbs for lettuce mixes
    21. Make up packages of salad add-ins
    22. Start compiling food list in computer program
    24. Make/print salad ingredient data for kitchen
    26. Carry boxes to trash
    31. Make menus Thursday - Sunday
    35. Take afghan pic, post
    40. Sautee peppers and onions
    16. Bank
    33. Laundry
    34. Put away laundry
    Donna

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