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    Default 2009 Week-long Pyramid Challenge - Week 18

    Sorry, this is early, but I'm done with this week and starting early with next week.

    For those who don't know the drill, here's a quote from the original week:

    First, come up with a list of twelve REALLY teeny things that need to be done, but aren't getting done. For me, this would be things like refill a salt shaker, dust off the t.v. screen, etc.

    Next come up with a list of 10 things that are minor, but that you want to do, maybe re-pot a plant, wash the cat's dish, etc.; then 8 things that maybe require just a teeny bit more time/effort; then 6 things; 4 things; 2 things; 1 thing; each time making them chores that might require just a little more of your attention, but nothing huge.

    By the time you get to 1 thing, it might be to clean out the car or get your laundry folded, etc. Nothing that will be overwhelming. Our goal here is to get things done, not set ourselves up for failure.


    Feel free to adapt the rules to your own needs.

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    I'm going free form this week. My inlaws are coming Tuesday, so everything must be done by then. I'm attempting to finish my filing job by year end, so would like to get as much done as possible before they come. Cleaning jobs are pointless before Monday night or Tuesday morning, as they will just be undone before they arrive if I do them any sooner.

    Here is my list of 43, my week starts today and ends on Tuesday, then I'm taking a week off to just relax and enjoy my family.


    1. Scan remainder of 2005
    2. Verify and file 2005
    3. Verify and file 2004
    4. Finish flatbed scanning
    5. Scan 2006
    6. Verify and file 2006
    7. Scan 2007
    8. Verify and file 2007
    9. Scan 2008
    10. Verify and file 2008
    11. Backup disk 1997-2001
    12. Backup disk 2002-2004
    13. Backup disk 2005-2008
    14. Disks to SDB
    15. Pending folder
    16. Filing folder
    17. Go through one hanging folder
    18. Buy Christmas present for Mom
    19. Buy Christmas present for Dad
    20. Christmas card to ex-ILs
    21. Stocking stuffers for DH
    22. Stocking stuffers for DD
    23. Stocking stuffers for DS
    24. Total clean bathroom upstairs
    25. Total clean bathroom downstairs
    26. Total clean bedroom 1
    27. Total clean bedroom 2
    28. Total clean bedroom 3
    29. Total clean livingroom
    30. Total clean basement
    31. Total clean halls and entry
    32. Total clean kitchen
    33. Menu plan for company
    34. Grocery shop
    35. Bring bed up from basement
    36. Make up bed
    37. Laundry
    38. Laundry
    39. Laundry
    40. Laundry
    41. Get DH to check mousetraps in garage
    42. Move mousetraps to other side of basement
    43. Gather genealogy stuff for FIL

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    Thanks MW!

    I am just going to list all items this week and cross off as they are done since it is Christmas week and things are going to get crazy.

    1. Deliver gift to Shawn
    2. Deliver gift to Nollie
    3. Deliver gift to neighbor Dave
    4. Deliver gift to Mikey and family
    5. Take turkey out to thaw
    6. Finish icing Christmas cookies
    7. Pick up last needed Chrisas dinner supplies
    8. Shop with Erin on Sunday
    9. Pack up car for trip to Canada on the 26th
    10. Finish wrapping gifts
    11. Make sure all laundry is caught up
    12. Make 2010 Christmas gift list while ideas are fresh in my head
    13. Vacuum all carpets
    14. Dust house
    15. Finish up neddlewok that I am working on so it can be put away for the holidays
    16. Take all gabage to the dumpster-pick up is on Tues
    17. Wash bedding for Sunday when Erin and Ryan come
    18. Pick up beer for brother (Christmas gift)
    19. Try and keep up with exercising all week....no excuses
    20. Clean and refill animal dishes daily
    21. Sweep all floors daily
    22. Order FIL' medications
    23. Fill out family Christmas cards
    24. Put away extra wrapping paper and bows
    25. Collect all paperwork needed for ex
    26. Make fudge
    27. Clean up coat area by front door
    28. Shovel walkways
    29. Finish basket for Auntie Betty
    30. Gas up car for trip to Canada
    31. Haircut
    32. Recharge camera batteries
    33. Pick up Christmas booze
    34. Plan New Year's eve party
    35. Make taco dip
    36. Clean out fridge
    37. Clean oven
    38. Find all napkins in stash cupboard for Christmas Day
    39. Wash good dishes for Christmas Day dinner
    40. Find turkey platter and wash
    41. Deliver gift to Destiny
    42. Deliver gift to Barb and Dave
    43. Open gifts on Christmas Day!




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    1. Scan remainder of 2005
    2. Verify and file 2005
    3. Verify and file 2004
    4. Finish flatbed scanning
    5. Scan 2006
    6. Verify and file 2006
    7. Scan 2007
    8. Verify and file 2007
    9. Scan 2008
    10. Verify and file 2008
    11. Backup disk 1997-2001
    12. Backup disk 2002-2004
    13. Backup disk 2005-2008
    14. Disks to SDB
    15. Pending folder
    16. Filing folder
    17. Go through one hanging folder
    18. Buy Christmas present for Mom
    19. Buy Christmas present for Dad
    20. Christmas card to ex-ILs
    21. Stocking stuffers for DH
    22. Stocking stuffers for DD
    23. Stocking stuffers for DS
    24. Total clean bathroom upstairs
    25. Total clean bathroom downstairs
    26. Total clean bedroom 1
    27. Total clean bedroom 2
    28. Total clean bedroom 3
    29. Total clean livingroom
    30. Total clean basement
    31. Total clean halls and entry
    32. Total clean kitchen
    33. Menu plan for company
    34. Grocery shop
    35. Bring bed up from basement
    36. Make up bed
    37. Laundry
    38. Laundry
    39. Laundry
    40. Laundry
    41. Get DH to check mousetraps in garage
    42. Move mousetraps to other side of basement
    43. Gather genealogy stuff for FIL

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    Love the idea of just ripping throught the time until Christmas and listing all that needs to be done - gotta help to have a master list.

    Keep going through papers in LR
    Organize papers
    Finish any remaining Christmas cards
    Mail Christmas cards
    Wrap DH's present
    Find yarn and Needles for mittens
    Knit mittens
    Finish 'cousin cards'
    Pick up DD from airport
    Check Walmart for Christmas cotton yarn
    Cash check
    Buy hair coloring, nail polish
    Work on baby quilt
    Mon - lunch with PT
    1:15 - DH to eye doctor
    2:15 - DD to eye doctor
    5:00 - M to PT
    Drop off leave papers at school
    Tues - 1:45 DD to dentist
    5:00 - M to PT
    Wed - DD to airport
    5:00 - M to PT
    Plan menu for Christmas weekend
    Grocery shop
    Exercise daily

    Looks like a plan to me!!

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    Saturday list
    1-make 5 phone calls let them know i have a different phone no
    2-go do some shopping
    3-do some laundry
    4-vacuum
    5-straighten up house put some stuff away
    6-clean out refrigrator
    7-fill up salt shaker
    8-fill up hand soap bottle
    9-empty all trash cans carry to trash bin
    10-wipe down cabinets and mirrow in bathroom
    11-clean off chest in bedroom
    12-shread some junk mail and papers

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    ~Woo-hoo! Another week of accomplishment ahead of us! You know I'm in.
    I looooove seeing those 43 item lists, btw. ~

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    Woo hoo!! Holiday challenge!! Let's throw the rules out the window and just start hacking through those tasks!!

    I have three to catch up on from last week, which I'll do today, and then I'll list my accomplishments as I complete them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie-cat View Post
    Thanks MW!

    I am just going to list all items this week and cross off as they are done since it is Christmas week and things are going to get crazy.

    1. Deliver gift to Shawn
    2. Deliver gift to Nollie
    3. Deliver gift to neighbor Dave - done
    4. Deliver gift to Mikey and family
    5. Take turkey out to thaw
    6. Finish icing Christmas cookies
    7. Pick up last needed Chrisas dinner supplies
    8. Shop with Erin on Sunday
    9. Pack up car for trip to Canada on the 26th
    10. Finish wrapping gifts
    11. Make sure all laundry is caught up
    12. Make 2010 Christmas gift list while ideas are
    fresh in my head
    13. Vacuum all carpets
    14. Dust house
    15. Finish up needlework that I am working on so it
    can be put away for the holidays
    16. Take all gabage to the dumpster-pick up is on Tues
    17. Wash bedding for Sunday when Erin and Ryan come
    18. Pick up beer for brother (Christmas gift)
    19. Try and keep up with exercising all week....no excuses
    20. Clean and refill animal dishes daily
    21. Sweep all floors daily
    22. Order FIL' medications - done
    23. Fill out family Christmas cards
    24. Put away extra wrapping paper and bows
    25. Collect all paperwork needed for ex
    26. Make fudge
    27. Clean up coat area by front door
    28. Shovel walkways
    29. Finish basket for Auntie Betty - done
    30. Gas up car for trip to Canada
    31. Haircut
    32. Recharge camera batteries
    33. Pick up Christmas booze
    34. Plan New Year's eve party
    35. Make taco dip
    36. Clean out fridge
    37. Clean oven
    38. Find all napkins in stash cupboard for Christmas Day
    39. Wash good dishes for Christmas Day dinner
    40. Find turkey platter and wash
    41. Deliver gift to Destiny - done
    42. Deliver gift to Barb and Dave - done
    43. Open gifts on Christmas Day!
    Plucking away!




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    1. Scan remainder of 2005
    2. Verify and file 2005
    3. Verify and file 2004

    4. Finish flatbed scanning
    5. Scan 2006
    6. Verify and file 2006
    7. Scan 2007
    8. Verify and file 2007
    9. Scan 2008
    10. Verify and file 2008

    11. Backup disk 1997-2001
    12. Backup disk 2002-2004
    13. Backup disk 2005-2008
    14. Disks to SDB
    15. Pending folder
    16. Filing folder
    17. Go through one hanging folder
    18. Buy Christmas present for Mom
    19. Buy Christmas present for Dad
    20. Christmas card to ex-ILs
    21. Stocking stuffers for DH
    22. Stocking stuffers for DD
    23. Stocking stuffers for DS
    24. Total clean bathroom upstairs
    25. Total clean bathroom downstairs
    26. Total clean bedroom 1
    27. Total clean bedroom 2
    28. Total clean bedroom 3
    29. Total clean livingroom
    30. Total clean basement
    31. Total clean halls and entry
    32. Total clean kitchen
    33. Menu plan for company
    34. Grocery shop
    35. Bring bed up from basement
    36. Make up bed
    37. Laundry
    38. Laundry
    39. Laundry
    40. Laundry
    41. Get DH to check mousetraps in garage
    42. Move mousetraps to other side of basement
    43. Gather genealogy stuff for FIL

    All of our financial records (except 2009) are now scanned, verified and either shredded or filed away in an envelope with a shred date written on them. I'm very excited It was a huge job!

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    Okay, so far...

    1. Moved dog trap into tack room to keep it from rusting
    2. Swept out tackroom
    3. Washed one load of laundry
    4. Made up fresh food bird mix

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    11. Backup disk 1997-2001
    12. Backup disk 2002-2004
    13. Backup disk 2005-2008

    14. Disks to SDB
    15. Pending folder
    16. Filing folder

    17. Go through one hanging folder
    18. Buy Christmas present for Mom
    19. Buy Christmas present for Dad
    20. Christmas card to ex-ILs
    21. Stocking stuffers for DH
    22. Stocking stuffers for DD
    23. Stocking stuffers for DS
    24. Total clean bathroom upstairs
    25. Total clean bathroom downstairs
    26. Total clean bedroom 1
    27. Total clean bedroom 2
    28. Total clean bedroom 3
    29. Total clean livingroom
    30. Total clean basement
    31. Total clean halls and entry
    32. Total clean kitchen
    33. Menu plan for company
    34. Grocery shop
    35. Bring bed up from basement
    36. Make up bed
    37. Laundry
    38. Laundry
    39. Laundry
    40. Laundry
    41. Get DH to check mousetraps in garage
    42. Move mousetraps to other side of basement
    43. Gather genealogy stuff for FIL

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    Here we go
    • clean the floors
    • finish moms necklace
    • sort gifts according to when ill see person
    • put batteries in the rokenbok set
    • 3 GC from gamestop
    • send out brunch "what to brings"
    • buy french bread and anything on brunch list
    • bring up folding table for buffet
    • clean bathroom
    • tidy up bookshelf
    • hang stockings
    • bottle vodka
    • move desk into bedroom
    • sweep where desk was
    • laundry
    • diapers
    • wash mugs for company


    Christmas Eve
    • assemble rokenbok
    • deliver gifts and decorate mom's tree
    • french toast casserole assembled and in fridge
    • make apple muffins for morning

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    Madhen - what rules? that's the beautry of this - whatever we do makes us winners!!

    Finished Father Christmas tabs and just waiting for DH to put it up!! Just realized that when it comes down, there is more hand quilting that I can do on it for next year!!

    Have gone through two more boxes of papers/magazines.

    Then DH found a bin of Christmas things in my sewing room - may just save them for next year because I think we are all set for this year. However, to please him, I will go through it to make sure. To please me, I'll make an inventory of it in my new '2010 holiday planning notebook'!!

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    14. Disks to SDB
    17. Go through one hanging folder
    18. Buy Christmas present for Mom
    19. Buy Christmas present for Dad
    20. Christmas card to ex-ILs
    21. Stocking stuffers for DH
    22. Stocking stuffers for DD
    23. Stocking stuffers for DS
    24. Total clean bathroom upstairs
    25. Total clean bathroom downstairs
    26. Total clean bedroom 1
    27. Total clean bedroom 2
    28. Total clean bedroom 3
    29. Total clean livingroom
    30. Total clean basement
    31. Total clean halls and entry
    32. Total clean kitchen
    33. Menu plan for company
    34. Grocery shop
    35. Bring bed up from basement
    36. Make up bed
    37. Laundry

    38. Laundry
    39. Laundry
    40. Laundry
    41. Get DH to check mousetraps in garage
    42. Move mousetraps to other side of basement
    43. Gather genealogy stuff for FIL

    that's it for today - it's date night

    I'll have to get out shopping tomorrow, then cleaning on Monday.

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