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    Quote Originally Posted by writtenonmybody View Post
    Wed.

    1. Charge Cell Phone
    2. Check Credit Reports

    3. Read 50 pages of book
    4. Fold daughters clothing
    5. Trash and Recycling out

    6. Bed early for work

    Not done from Tues...

    Finish cleaning bedroom
    Load of laundry
    Make husband do his list he's been putting off. Heh.

    Watch an 80's movie with husband
    I think I might actually get my list done for once!

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    Quote Originally Posted by writtenonmybody View Post
    Wed.

    1. Charge Cell Phone
    2. Check Credit Reports
    3. Read 50 pages of book
    4. Fold daughters clothing
    5. Trash and Recycling out
    6. Bed early for work


    Not done from Tues...

    Finish cleaning bedroom
    Load of laundry
    Make husband do his list he's been putting off. Heh.

    Watch an 80's movie with husband
    The one thing I'm not getting done with is the 80's movie with husband. That will have to wait until friday now.

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    Thurs.

    1. Bank
    2. Catch up on Vampire Diaries
    3. Read 30 pages of my book
    4. Work on GR for 30 minutes

    I've forgotten how many we're supposed to do in a week?

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    I've finished exercising and am ready to do my 15 min. mini marathons!!

    3. 15 minutes decluttering LR
    4. 15 minutes decluttering MB
    5. 15 minutes decluttering DR
    6. 15 minutes decluttering Sunroom
    7. Fold laundry and put away
    8. Clean out back of car
    9. Longs - garbanzo beans
    10. Walgreens - check ad

    To do:
    5. Pay 5A

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    Wednesday's Chores
    1. Buy cat food (canned) - DONE
    2. Start "enrichment box" for Herbie
    3. Check on-line for theatre/Music Circus season tickets (bday present for sister)
    4. Move gas can into tack room (out of truck) - DONE
    Stragglers:
    1. Pick up donkey meds from vet
    2. Buy bird pellets - DONE
    3. Update case management logs
    4. Lubricate springs/hinges on cat trap
    5. Turn in cc statement at work - DONE
    6. Move two plants off the deck
    7. Fling 25 things
    8. Collect up beads to make new bracelet and/or necklace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    Can someone please explain what a pyramid challenge is? I gathered it's not climbing up a pointy building in Egypt.
    I think we started it in 2009, and every week, we get a few stubborn masochists who give it a try. (Usually, it is the SAME few stubborn masochists. We rarely claim new victims.)

    When we first started it, the full pyramid was more of an inverted pyramid, really. The goal was to list little, niggly things that you have been meaning to do, but they are just so small and annoying that you find yourself thinking "I'll do that later," and never doing it.

    On day 1, you listed twelve things. The example I always gave was something like "refill the salt shaker." Very small, easy things. Then you did them.

    On day 2, you listed ten things, also small and easy, maybe just a bit more time-consuming than day 1's list.

    On day 3, eight things.

    On day 4, six things. Again, moving up in time-consumption and effort, because you have less of them to do.

    On day 5, four things. On day 6, two things. On day 7, one thing, one somewhat time-consuming and irritating thing you had been putting off doing.

    In the course of the week, you would have done 43 things.

    Over time, the pyramid has been stretched out, squashed, turned into a parallelogram, and occasionally twisted into a Mobius strip, but it basically works out to making a list of little things and then getting them done by the end of the week. People start on whatever day works best for them, typically the day of the week when you have the most time.

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    Spirit Deer, Madhen described the classic pyramid challenge, but we're a bunch of free spirits on here so there's also some free form pyramiding. It traditionally starts on Saturday, and when I'm working my usual schedule, I have my longest work days Saturday and Sunday, so that format definitely doesn't work for me. I generally just come up with a 43 item To Do list and peg away at them as I can. Some tiny, some the usual chores like laundry, some the fun things, like working on a crochet project. For me this helps keeps me focused - harder and harder the older I get - and is a reminder of the things I tend to forget or overlook.

    I'm not going to make it to 43 this week for sure, or next week either. Today is my 10th day straight at work, though a couple of those days were short shifts, I'm off tomorrow which is going to be Collapse Day, and then I have nine more to slog through. After that, I get almost a week off - Collapse Week. We've had so many people away or recovering or in the hospital (they're dropping like flies), there's no one else to do it. Thank goodness I'm still healthy and can! But it has NOT been fun, and isn't going to be -- Saturday, first day back, is going to be a 14 hour double shift.

    It's been expensive too. I'm driving to work extra days, so I've used more gas, when I ran the expense figures for February I had spent a whopping 4 times as much as usual eating out, and yesterday I was so exhausted and bored at work I spent the morning surfing Amazon, always fatal - but I have some great books coming tomorrow!

    Can you tell I'm feeling a whole lot sorry for myself? Thanks for reading my depressing journal.

    The only things I'm attempting tonight and tomorrow to end the week are:
    1. Catch up with dishes
    2. Take out trash
    3. Finish doilyghan
    4. Finish the group read book
    5. Necessary (easy) cooking for coming work days

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    SpiritDeer, obviously dcompton is one of the "Mobius strip" die-hards.

    Donna, I have definitely had weeks like that!! We had a slimmed down version going for awhile, called the Baker's Dozen. You just tried to do two things a day for six days, then one the last. If I were working your hours, I don't know if I'd be shooting for 43 things in a week!!

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    This is what I've done so far this week...
    - phone Mufflerman re: which side door was fixed
    - bring van to Mufflerman
    - iron 5 of DH's dress shirts
    - change lightbulb in nightlight
    - deposit pay in bank
    - return part to Best Buy
    - return snow pants to Sport Chek
    - mail envelope to extended health

    These are a few things I'd like to accomplish...
    - e-mail someone meatloaf recipe
    - e-mail someone link to blog
    - clean foyer bathroom
    - tidy main floor
    - sweep main floor
    - tidy master bedroom

    I think I can accomplish all those things to do this afternoon. Here I go!...

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    Oooo, sounds like fun! I could do that. There's enough clutter around this place to keep me going for years!

    Today I will:
    1. Make sure two cabinet shelves get ripped to the proper size.
    2. Unload the dishwasher.
    3. Load the dishwasher.
    4. Wash all pint jars by hand.
    5. Finish up at least one dish for OAMC meals and freeze it.
    6. Work on no-sew rug one hour.

    I'M IN! This should help me get a lot of these tedious chores out of the way.

    Thanks for the challenge!

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    Welcome, Spirit Deer! It's also fun to be nosy and see what other folks are doing. Madhen usually has the most exotic lists.

    I missed the Baker's Dozen, but that definitely sounds like a good fit for the next week. But I'll take my 1-task day on Saturday, with the others to follow.

    Thanks for all the shoulders to cry on! This too will pass, and I am going to savor every moment of Collapse Week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by writtenonmybody View Post
    Thurs.

    1. Bank
    2. Catch up on Vampire Diaries

    3. Read 30 pages of my book
    4. Work on GR for 30 minutes

    I've forgotten how many we're supposed to do in a week?
    Still need to count how much I had on my list. Laugh.

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    Okay, I'm a little late, and it is 4:27 pm, so I am going to "cheat" and list four things I DID today:

    1. Picked up meds for Herbie
    2. Took puppies to county
    3. Picked up meds for finches
    4. Cleaned out work car

    Stragglers:
    1. Start "enrichment box" for Herbie
    2. Check on-line for theatre/Music Circus season tickets (bday present for sister)
    3. Pick up donkey meds from vet - DONE
    4. Update case management logs
    5. Lubricate springs/hinges on cat trap
    6. Move two plants off the deck
    7. Fling 25 things
    8. Collect up beads to make new bracelet and/or necklace

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    Well, I failed miserably! LOL.

    I finished up three meals for my OAMC chicken session, so that's done although I still need to make some WW chimichangas for the freezer and some WW soup for my lunches. I might just skip the chimis. Have to check the recipe and make sure I don't have anything that'll spoil if I don't make them.

    Got the husband to rip the last two shelf boards and got those cleaned up and installed, then put away the jars that were piled around the kitchen waiting for their new space. Tomorrow I'll clean up the kitchen and see about getting the rest of the jars washed and put away. Yea!

    I need to get organized for this challenge, I can see. I need to think of twelve easy things and start getting serious for Monday, because I want my one chore on Sundays. I may not do progressively more difficult things as I go through the countdown, but my goal in participating in this challenge is to just start knocking stuff off the to-do list, whether it's big or small. The small stuff will eventually lead to big changes anyway.

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    It helps to start off by listing REALLY easy things, to get the momentum going.

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