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    Default Week-long Pyramid Challenge - Week 5

    Another week, another 43 things that just HAVE to get done!

    For those of you who are new to the challenge, the idea is that you choose a dozen small but irritating chores that need to be done on the first day of your challenge, then ten the next day, eight the day after that, then six, then four, then two, and finally one. The idea is to clear up the little almost-not-worth-taking-the-time-to-do stuff, then to give yourself slightly more time-consuming tasks as you lower the number of tasks you have to do each day, with your biggest chore being the last day, when you have the whole day to do it.

    I start the challenge on Sat, because I work M-F, so I give myself the most to do on the weekend, but you can start it whatever day you would like.

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    ~Woo-hoo! Here we go, here we go again.

    Saturday's 12:

    go to yard sale
    finish gift for friend
    sweep, dust sunroom
    clean bathroom
    facial
    manicure
    pedicure
    cut 10 felt pieces
    organize felt pieces
    clean house glass and mirrors
    make frozen yogurt
    freeze peppers
    ~

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    I'm upping the ante on my personal challenge and also adding a DAILY dozen "must do" list:


    Saturday, September 19:
    1. Cut back branches on way to goldfish pond (have been ducking under them for MONTHS)
    2. Wash/replace one pet finch feeder
    3. Dogs to vet (well-dog check/vaccinations)
    4. Deep-clean kitchen (i.e, hands and knees, scrubbing floors and walls, as well as clearing all surfaces and wiping down all appliances)
    5. Replace bunnies' hay
    6. Set up quarantine cage for Petsmart finch
    7. Wash/replace bedding
    8. Wash/replace parrot room towels
    9. Listen to one podcast re: Old English (studying it on-line)
    10. Finish body of knitted cap (need 7" before decreasing - at 4" right now)
    11. Restock clothes pins on laundry line
    12. Order items necessary to complete parrots' playroom

    "MUST DO" Dozen:
    1. Change out food/water for parrots
    2. Change out water/check food for finches/parakeets
    3. Change out food/check water for bunnies
    4. Feed dogs breakfast/dinner
    5. PT
    6. Feed chickens
    7. Feed goldfish
    8. Cookie(s) to Girl
    9. Dishes
    10. Tidy/wipe down kitchen counters
    11. Water container plants on deck
    12. Water garden

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    You are just too ambitious madhen!

    Saturday...

    1. take care of sauerkraut
    2. take books and bottles to storage shed
    3. finish one scarft
    4. find yarn for Christmas ornaments
    5. work on credit card wallets
    6. vacuum
    7. wash/dry/put away one load of clothes
    8. put away beach chairs for winter
    9. dust livingroom
    10. sweep all floors and steps
    11. water houseplants (if it wasn't for this challenge..they would die from thirst!)
    12. take garbage to dumpster


    Here we go again!




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    I've been away for awhile and this is a good challenge to jump back into, so here goes... no more procrastination Saturday!

    1. Empty dishwasher
    2. Clean kitchen clutter on counters/table
    3. Bathe dogs
    4. Mow lawn (unless it rains); plant bulbs
    5. Fold/put away clean clothes
    6. Clean master bath and guest bath
    7. Create grocery list
    8. Grocery Shop (stay in budget!)
    9. Attend yoga class
    10. Write thank you note to cousin Angela

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    Welcome aboard, Jilly!!

    Not really ambitious, DC. The daily dozen is stuff I pretty much do anyway - just a way to get credit for it! (And make sure I do it!!)

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    I was wondering about that MH, and am glad you addressed what we do daily anyway. I found that my lists were some regular daily tasks and other non regular things that I have been avoiding. I may follow your lead to clarify just what I am working on. Mahalo - will post later tonight or tomorrow (it's only 5PM here!!)

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    Thanks, MM. I was trying very hard to keep my Dirty Dozen to things that I don't do regularly (at least not daily), so this was a way for me to delineate the two in my own head. By writing them down as daily "to do" items, I could eliminate considering them as part of my "dirty dozen" things to do.

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    Dishes done!!

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    Day half done, and here is where I'm at:


    Saturday, September 19:
    1. Cut back branches on way to goldfish pond (have been ducking under them for MONTHS)
    2. Wash/replace one pet finch feeder - DONE
    3. Dogs to vet (well-dog check/vaccinations) - DONE
    4. Deep-clean kitchen (i.e, hands and knees, scrubbing floors and walls, as well as clearing all surfaces and wiping down all appliances)
    5. Replace bunnies' hay
    6. Set up quarantine cage for Petsmart finch
    7. Wash/replace bedding
    8. Wash/replace parrot room towels
    9. Listen to one podcast re: Old English (studying it on-line)
    10. Finish body of knitted cap (need 7" before decreasing - at 4" right now)
    11. Restock clothes pins on laundry line
    12. Order items necessary to complete parrots' playroom - DONE
    DAILY TASKS:
    1. Change out food/water for parrots - Done for SAT
    2. Change out water/check food for finches/parakeets
    3. Change out food/check water for bunnies - Done for SAT
    4. Feed dogs breakfast/dinner - Done for SAT
    5. PT
    6. Feed chickens - Done for SAT
    7. Feed goldfish
    8. Cookie(s) to Girl
    9. Dishes - Done for SAT
    10. Tidy/wipe down kitchen counters - Done for SAT
    11. Water container plants on deck
    12. Water garden

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    My 12 will start Sunday cause as usual it's 8:30 pm when I'm reading this

    Sunday
    1 take gator out of my car put poles on porch
    2 farmers mkt be sure to take list and stick to budget
    3 select essay for history class
    4 laundry mine
    5 laundry ds/d
    6 finish invites on computer
    7 buy stamps
    8 print address labels
    9 print invitations
    10 refold gator related felt and put away
    11 make hardware store list
    12 do state of the $$ spreadsheet
    Monday
    1strip beds
    2wash linens
    3 cut invitations
    4 paste them in
    5 goto hardware store
    6 remember to send I'm henna permission slip
    7 check weather for thurs see if ds needs wellies for field trip
    8 stuff pads in football pants
    9 ??
    10??

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    Saturday...

    1. take care of sauerkraut - done
    2. take books and bottles to storage shed - done
    3. finish one scarf - done
    4. find yarn for Christmas ornaments
    5. work on credit card wallets - done
    6. vacuum - done
    7. wash/dry/put away one load of clothes - done
    8. put away beach chairs for winter - done
    9. dust livingroom - done
    10. sweep all floors and steps - done
    11. water houseplants (if it wasn't for this challenge..they would die from thirst!) - done
    12. take garbage to dumpster - done




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    Geckoace - little clue - it is EVERY week.

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    Sunday

    1. wash/dry/put away one load of laundry
    2. finish one scarf
    3. dig potatoes
    4. read 1/2 hour
    5. fill sugar container
    6. make some bath salts
    7. take papers to farmhouse
    8. pick peppers




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    6 pm - the day 3/4 over, and here is my progress:

    Saturday, September 19:
    1. Cut back branches on way to goldfish pond (have been ducking under them for MONTHS) - DONE
    2. Wash/replace one pet finch feeder - DONE
    3. Dogs to vet (well-dog check/vaccinations) - DONE
    4. Deep-clean kitchen (i.e, hands and knees, scrubbing floors and walls, as well as clearing all surfaces and wiping down all appliances)
    5. Replace bunnies' hay - DONE
    6. Set up quarantine cage for Petsmart finch
    7. Wash/replace bedding
    8. Wash/replace parrot room towels
    9. Listen to one podcast re: Old English (studying it on-line) - DONE
    10. Finish body of knitted cap (need 7" before decreasing - at 4" right now)
    11. Restock clothes pins on laundry line - DONE
    12. Order items necessary to complete parrots' playroom - DONE
    DAILY LIST:
    1. Change out food/water for parrots - Done for SAT
    2. Change out water/check food for finches/parakeets - Done for SAT
    3. Change out food/check water for bunnies - Done for SAT
    4. Feed dogs breakfast/dinner - Done for SAT
    5. PT
    6. Feed chickens - Done for SAT
    7. Feed goldfish - Done for SAT
    8. Cookie(s) to Girl
    9. Dishes - Done for SAT
    10. Tidy/wipe down kitchen counters - Done for SAT
    11. Water container plants on deck - Done for SAT
    12. Water garden - Done for SAT

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