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:cheer4: Week 28!! :cheer4:​

Oh yes, I definitely I have proved how much this thread means to me in my daily functioning - and am eternally grateful to Madhen for creating it so many weeks ago!!

Here's my starting list:

Sunday

Replace buttons on shorts
Laundry
Vacuum LR (actually ask DH to do this)
Exercise - pool
Exercise - at home physical therapy
Drink and keep track of water
15 minutes cleaning bedroom
Call MIL
Call DD
Call Jessica and schedule massage
Declutter LR coffee table

Hope you'll join me!!
 

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~As much as I love the pyramid and how it works I've switched back to a modified FLylady system. Having a day just for certain things was the only thing that really worked when my other two were babies and I want to reestablish this before the next one arrives. I'd love to still participate by posting my daily objectives and what I got done but it probably won't be 43 things each week.
So here's my current week plan:

Monday: General Anything or Nothing Day, Laundry
Tuesday: Desk Day(covers finances, correspondence, making lists, record keeping, email)
Wednesday: Flinging and Organizing Day
Thursday: Cooking, Baking and Sewing Day
Friday: Regular Cleaning, Laundry
Saturday: Shopping Day
Sunday: Free Day

The real trick is to not get distracted baking on Tuesdays or with finances on Thursdays, etc. Instead of starting a task I see needs doing I write it in my notebook under the correct day and do it on the correct day.
This works really well with small children because I may only have 10 minutes at a time to work and not getting distracted is the only way to actually finish anything.
I'm going to miss the hours my older kids sometimes give me to work on tasks though. :)
So yesterday and today I reversed my planned Free Day and Shopping Day. I did the shopping this morning(3 stores) plus some returns(3 stores). Now anything we need will be picked up DH on the way home from work or will wait until next weekend. This should include internet shopping but I don't know if that is feasible right now.~
 

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newbie here what exactly is this ? you list what you need to get done each day ?
 

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Nuisance - your plan sounds like a solid one to me!! Mahalo for sharing!!

Momto5RN - This thread was originally started with an inverted pyramid idea - listing 13 things to do on the first day, then decrease by 2 each day. What a lot of us found was that we needed to adjust for our indivisual schedules etc - until for me - it was listing what I needed to attend to each day to keep me focused. So it can be what you need it to be - a way of logging in and accounting for your to dos!!

I am changing my exercise to my bike instead of the pool - the intermittent light showers have changed to deluge - not my idea of fun. Now that the WC is over, I am heading for my recumbent bike!!
 

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~The pyramid challenge has you build a pyramid with your weekly tasks. We usually start on Saturdays and you choose 12 very small things that need to be done. Very small like "refill soap dispenser" or "return library books". Just tiny things that you may have been procrastinating about. Then the next day you choose 10 things, the next day 8, then 6, 4, 2 and just one thing on Friday. The tasks can get larger in scope or time consumption as the week goes on.
But everyone seems to put their own spin on this challenge so try joining us and see what works for you.
The accountability here is what really helps me accomplish the things on my list every week!~
 

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Mahalo Nuisance - getting the right perspective on doing the 'little things that count' is really a critical part of this pyramid!!

Sunday

Replace buttons on shorts - DONE
Laundry
Vacuum LR (actually ask DH to do this)
Exercise - pool - DONE - CHANGED TO BICYCLE
Exercise - at home physical therapy DONE
Drink and keep track of water
15 minutes cleaning bedroom DONE
Call MIL
Call DD
Call Jessica and schedule massage
Declutter LR coffee table
Alter two tops for a friend
15 more minutes cleaning bedroom
 

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I want back in couldn't get 43 done but here is my list for week not nessarly in the order that they will get done.

1-fill out some paper work and return to sender
2-Go drug store
3-empty and refill ice trays
4-bake a cake
5-make out a menue
6-sew some quilt blocks togeather
7-go meet my son at his job pick up some fresh vegetables
8-call Dr.see what my test showed
9-clean out rearange cabinets will work on that at least two different days.
10-clean out drawers in cabinet see what i can discard.
11-go get hair cut eye brows waxed
12-change sheets laundry fold put away
13-sweep mop kitchen
14-run vaccum and dust
15-fill up medicine box
16-return some things to walmart
17-laundry clothes dry hang or fold and put away
18-laundry clothes dry hang or fold and put away
19-iron
20-wash load napkins dish towels and pot holders
21-wash towels,hand towels wash rags cleaning rags
22-wash towels,hand towels wash rags cleaning rags
23-take some books to library
24-put okra in freezer
25-clean bathroom sweep and mop
26-clean refrigrator
27-empty all trash cans carry out trash
28-return ice chest to car so i have it in there when needed
29-go get big flower pot and potting soil and pot plant a friend gave me

will mark off when i complete them.
 

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Great list Piney!! Glad to get inspired by it!!

Sunday

Replace buttons on shorts - DONE
Laundry
Vacuum LR (actually ask DH to do this)
Exercise - pool - DONE - CHANGED TO BICYCLE
Exercise - at home physical therapy DONE
Drink and keep track of water
15 minutes cleaning bedroom DONE
Call MIL
Call DD
Call Jessica and schedule massage
Declutter LR coffee table
Alter two tops for a friend
15 more minutes cleaning bedroom
Exercise pool - DONE - the sun came out!!
Repair bathing suit

It seems that for everything that I get done, at least one more thing comes to mind!!
 
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ahh okay
well we are going away for a few days but i maybe checking in with you all when i get back !!!
 

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Be sure to check in Momto5RN - it's contagious!!

Sunday

Replace buttons on shorts - DONE
Laundry
Vacuum LR (actually ask DH to do this)
Exercise - pool - DONE - CHANGED TO BICYCLE
Exercise - at home physical therapy DONE
Drink and keep track of water
15 minutes cleaning bedroom DONE
Call MIL
Call DD - DONE
Call Jessica and schedule massage
Declutter LR coffee table
Alter two tops for a friend
15 more minutes cleaning bedroom DONE
Exercise pool - DONE - the sun came out!!
Repair bathing suit DONE
 

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~Since today is my Anything or Nothing Day I can work on whatever I think is the highest priority or I can succumb to an occasional Monday mood and do nothing without feeling guilty. I feel great today so I've already put in a half hour of organizing in the kitchen.
I think the highest priority things now are flinging stuff/yard sale prepping, organizing things better for more space, and overall preparing for the baby.
I'll aim for 6, 30 minute sessions of doing stuff in those categories today.
1/6 completed!~
 

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~Another hour of flinging and organizing. 3/6 sessions completed.
I'm suddenly very very tired so I think I'll put my feet up for an hour or so. I may have to resort to a cup of coffee to keep up with the cleaning motivation I have today. I'm feeling ruthless with he flinging and I want everything gone! :D ~
 

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I've been seriously MIA, but I'm getting more adjusted (I think) to getting up 4:30-5:00 instead of 11:00. But by Friday when I got off work I felt like I'd been hammered into the sidewalk. But two weeks down. Only about 6 to go.

Two things are working out well. A grocery store I like, on my direct route home, that started closing too early to go after work is ok at 4:00 when I get off. I was concerned about how crowded the laundry room would be evenings and weekends, then had a brilliant idea. Go really early. I not only had it to myself at 7 a.m. on Sunday, I could have been the last person on earth for all the activity in the complex. So life if do-able. But my to do lists are going to be pretty minimal until I'm back to night life.

I'm off today and tomorrow for payback for working the holiday and yesterday when I should have been off. So my list for these two days is:

Groceries - Super 1 - DONE
Groceries - Brookshire's - DONE
Finish unloading car
Put groceries away
Fold, put away air dried laundry from yesterday
Cook beans or vegetable soup
Cook and freeze rice
Take chicken for salad out to thaw
Catch up on dishes
Coral round on baby afghan

Tuesday:
Groceries - Kroger
Make chicken salad
Green round on baby afghan

Clearly a big grocery stock up while I'm off a couple of weekdays. Therea are some good sales too.

Put away groceries
 

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1. pick up laundry from dryer
2. wash new navy pants seperately in case of bleed
3. wash dress seperately in order keep good
3. sort through basket of "stuff" from car cleanout
4. make bed
5. call furniture co to follow up on broken drawer
6. call pest control to follow up
 

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1. pick up laundry from dryer
[-]2. wash new navy pants seperately in case of bleed
3. wash dress seperately in order keep good[/-]
3. sort through basket of "stuff" from car cleanout
4. make bed
5. call furniture co to follow up on broken drawer
6. call pest control to follow up
 

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Good Morning everyone - nice to wake up to so much energy!!

Leftovers from the weekend:

Laundry
Call MIL
Alter two tops for a friend

Monday:

12PM - physical therapy
2PM - massage
Exercise - stationary bicycle
Focus on drinking water
Start gathering pots to transplant seedlings
30 minutes declutter bedroom
Defrost chicken for dinner
Make spaghetti sauce

Have a great day everyone!!
 

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[-]1. pick up laundry from dryer
2. wash new navy pants seperately in case of bleed
3. wash dress seperately in order keep good
3. sort through basket of "stuff" from car cleanout
4. make bed
5. call furniture co to follow up on broken drawer[/-]
6. call pest control to follow up
[-]7. pick up all shoes from closet floor and put on shelves
8. wash sleep number topper
9. update DD's summer reading list[/-]
10. send pics to CVS for printing
11. look for contractors for home repair
 

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Monday list got done
1-filled out papers and returned them
2-went drug store
3-empty and refilled ice trays
4-changed sheets washed dryed folded put away fixed bed
5-ran vaccum in all rooms that had carpet dusted things in living room
 

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Just checking in.

Had my physical therapy and wracked up 45 minutes of solid exercise!!

On to more goodies on my list before my massage.
 

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[-]1. pick up laundry from dryer
2. wash new navy pants seperately in case of bleed
3. wash dress seperately in order keep good
3. sort through basket of "stuff" from car cleanout
4. make bed
5. call furniture co to follow up on broken drawer[/-]
6. call pest control to follow up
[-]7. pick up all shoes from closet floor and put on shelves
8. wash sleep number topper
9. update DD's summer reading list[/-]
10. send pics to CVS for printing
11. look for contractors for home repair
12. dd's speech therapy
13. pick up dry cleaning
14. make bed
15. load of laundry
16. iron shirts (ugh!)
17. call annie chun's...got totally jipped on a "dinner in a box meal" it only had sauce
 
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