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    Default Week-long Dirty Dozen Pyramid Challenge - Week 8!!

    How many will make it to the next round and how many will fall by the wayside!! New victims welcome as well!

    For those of you new to the whole idea, it is really an inverse pyramid: 12 things the first day, 10 the next, 8 the next, etc. Each day, your items should get a little more time-consuming, but the first day, when you have a dozen things to do, they should be VERY simple things that you can easily accomplish in a day. The goal is to get things done, not to set unrealistic goals!

    OR...if you are already organized or you are just too overwhelmed to do 43 things in a week, you can do a baker's dozen: 2 things a day, and then one thing on the 7th day.

    The goal is to identify all the annoying LITTLE things around the house/office/wherever that need doing that you keep putting off and to get them done!

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    Here I go!

    Saturday....

    1. wash kitchen and diningroom windows
    2. drive to Canada and pick up Mom
    3. pick up inhalers for DS
    4. dust livingroom
    5. wash and fill animal dishes
    6. wash inside of car
    7. empty and clean litter box
    8. begin new shawl
    9. fill sugar container
    10. wipe down stove
    11. wipe down kitchen cupboards
    12. sweep all floors




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    Here's my list for Saturday:

    1. Clean futon cover
    2. Harvest peppers off of deck plants
    3. Make a bracelet
    4. Find supplies to take to booth
    5. Fling at least 10 things
    6. Find a home for at least 5 homeless things
    7. Clear old vases off windowsills
    8. Make a week’s worth of fresh food for the parrots
    9. Pick up clutter from upstairs
    10. Polish leaves on snake plant
    11. Dust/clean Kenya’s statue
    12. Clean off computer work space

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    Way to set the standards ladies!!

    Tomorrow:

    1. Curl hair
    2. Make coffee to go
    3. Drive to other side
    4. Fly to Oahu
    5. Pick up rental car
    6. Attend Early Childhood Conference
    7. Check out Lakeshore exhibit & ask about gift certificate
    8. Get at least 3 new ideas for preschool
    9. Return car
    10. Fly to Maui
    11. KMart - buy fan for classroom
    12. Drive home safely

    there's my day in a list!! Have a great Saturday all!!

    Madhen, mahalo for starting week 8!!
    Debbie - have a safe and fun trip!!

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    Making a dent!!

    1. Clean futon cover
    2. Harvest peppers off of deck plants
    3. Make a bracelet
    4. Find supplies to take to booth
    5. Fling at least 10 things
    6. Find a home for at least 5 homeless things
    7. Clear old vases off windowsills
    8. Make a week’s worth of fresh food for the parrots
    9. Pick up clutter from upstairs
    10. Polish leaves on snake plant
    11. Dust/clean Kenya’s statue
    12. Clean off computer work space

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    I will be trying the baker's dozen this week. I actually have 3 (not 2) I need to get done today:

    1. Clean up all emails (this will take awhile)
    2. Sort all laundry
    3. Get 1 load of laundry washed, dried and put away.

    I know it doesn't sound like much but I am easily overwhelmed and I generally have a housefull on weekends.

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    Actually, if your in-box and laundry pile is anything like mine, that sounds like a LOT to get done in one day!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ephofma View Post
    I will be trying the baker's dozen this week. I actually have 3 (not 2) I need to get done today:

    1. Clean up all emails (this will take awhile)Done
    2. Sort all laundry
    3. Get 1 load of laundry washed, dried and put away.

    I know it doesn't sound like much but I am easily overwhelmed and I generally have a housefull on weekends.
    I think I will add 2 more to my list. They won't take long, but I tend to forget them easily.

    4. Clean master bath toilet.
    5. Take out master bed trash.

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    Noon report!


    1. Clean futon cover (removed and next in line for washing)
    2. Harvest peppers off of deck plants
    3. Make a bracelet
    4. Find supplies to take to booth
    5. Fling at least 10 things
    6. Find a home for at least 5 homeless things
    7. Clear old vases off windowsills
    8. Make a week’s worth of fresh food for the parrots
    9. Pick up clutter from upstairs (bathroom done, still need to do bedroom and study and corral clutter back into closet)
    10. Polish leaves on snake plant
    11. Dust/clean Kenya’s statue
    12. Clean off computer work space

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    3p report:

    1. Clean futon cover (in washing machine)
    2. Harvest peppers off of deck plants - DONE
    3. Make a bracelet
    4. Find supplies to take to booth
    5. Fling at least 10 things (3 things flung)
    6. Find a home for at least 5 homeless things (4 things rehomed)
    7. Clear old vases off windowsills - DONE
    8. Make a week’s worth of fresh food for the parrots - DONE
    9. Pick up clutter from upstairs (still need to do study and corral clutter back into closet)
    10. Polish leaves on snake plant - DONE
    11. Dust/clean Kenya’s statue - DONE
    12. Clean off computer work space - DONE

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    I went to the grocery store, then took the rest of the day off. Does that count as twelve things??

    Ahh well, long weekend, I'll catch up Monday.

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    Saturday's List:

    1. Get nails done.
    2. Pick up materials for Christmas ornaments.
    3. Create menu plan for week.
    4. Grocery shopping.
    5. Make big bowl of salad for week.
    6. Do dishes.
    7. 4 loads laundry.
    8. Declutter 1 LARGE trash bag full.
    9. Return books in living room to bookshelves.
    10. Slice oranges and put in dehydrator.
    11. Find salt and pepper dispensers and wash them.
    12. Get library books together so can return them tomorrow.

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    Here are my 43 things for the week, not all in the correct order, although I have them organized by day in my to-do list.

    1. Clean up Tools
    2. Put away camping gear
    3. Repack and move dd's things to garage (x3)
    4. Freecycle something
    5. Clean out shoe bag in closet, take down
    6. Clean up shelf above washer
    7. Remove shelf above washer
    8. Clean box of jelly jars
    9. Caulking around window
    10. Clean out shoes in front closet
    11. Pack things dd might need
    12. Mail box to dd
    13. Complete application for new spousal RSP account
    14. Clean off Sofa Bed
    15. Inspect yarn for mouse activity
    16. Organize or throw out yarn (depending on inspection)
    17. 1 shelf entered into book library (X10)
    18. Scan 1 envelope of records (x10)
    19. Clean up yard
    20. Download Investment Statements
    21. Make fries for Freezer
    22. Make pies for freezer
    23. Can potatoes

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    6p report - clock is ticking!!

    1. Clean futon cover (drying)
    2. Harvest peppers off of deck plants - DONE
    3. Make a bracelet
    4. Find supplies to take to booth
    5. Fling at least 10 things (5 things flung)
    6. Rehome at least 5 homeless things - DONE
    7. Clear old vases off windowsills - DONE
    8. Make a week’s worth of fresh food for the parrots - DONE
    9. Pick up clutter from upstairs - DONE
    10. Polish leaves on snake plant - DONE
    11. Dust/clean Kenya’s statue - DONE
    12. Clean off computer work space - DONE
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    Okay, I'm in this week. I'm having a candle party here tomorrow night, so tomorrow it will be easy to come up with 12 things that need to be done!

    1. put away all laundry
    2. vacuum all carpeted areas of the house
    3. dust
    4. get all toys back to the playroom
    5. go to the library to return books/dvds
    6. grocery shopping
    7. deal with all mail and stray papers
    8. file paid bill statements
    9. make lunches for Monday
    10. make dinner
    11. help dd plan out clothes for the week
    12. write a few blog entries for the week
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