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Woo hoo!! Tax week is over and Easter is hippity-hopping on its way! Time to take that spring cleaning up a notch!

43 chores, 7 days, 1 sustained burst of willpower. Who is brave enough or fool enough to take up the challenge yet again?
 

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Me! Me! Me! I am fool enough - because it works and I am so excited to have a new week!!..... even though my taxes are not yet finished.

1. Complete Easter eggs for exchange
2. Laundry
3. Strip bed
4. Put on clean sheets
5. Take off sofa slipcover
6. Wash sofa slipcover
7. Sign and mail tax extension on Monday
8. Finish POMS #1
9. Finish POMS #2
10. Finish POMS #3
11. Finish POMS #4
12. Finish POMS #5
13. Write IEP
14. Schedule IEP #1
15. Schedule IEP #2
16. Schedule IEP #3
17. Schedule IEP #4
18. Schedule IEP #5
19. Finish ESY forms
20. Turn in IEP forms on Tues
21. Turn in POMS forms on Tuesday
22. Get sub for Tuesday
23. Put away fabric from hula sewing
24. Green fabric roll to Ivy
25. Lillian's bday on MOnday

That's enough to start my week!!
 

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Saturday's Dozen

  1. Figure out a medication schedule that works for Girl (on 4 different meds, all of which have to be given at separate times)
  2. Re-pot Napa cabbage into larger pot
  3. Clean off desk in bedroom
  4. Pick up clutter off floor in bedroom
  5. Plant corn
  6. Put away clean laundry
  7. Iron any work clothes in laundry before putting away
  8. Bring water bottles up from car
  9. Clean parrot cages
  10. Clean wall behind Kenya's cage (where he flings his food)
  11. Clean parakeet cage
  12. Move two planters off the deck
Stragglers:
  1. Mail request for archived documents
  2. Plant alpine strawberries
  3. Move double flight cage into tack room
  4. Divide spider plant
  5. Call ve re: re-check for Herbie
 

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  1. Figure out a medication schedule that works for Girl (on 4 different meds, all of which have to be given at separate times)
  2. Re-pot Napa cabbage into larger pot - DONE
  3. Clean off desk in bedroom
  4. Pick up clutter off floor in bedroom
  5. Plant corn
  6. Put away clean laundry
  7. Iron any work clothes in laundry before putting away
  8. Bring water bottles up from car - DONE
  9. Clean parrot cages
  10. Clean wall behind Kenya's cage (where he flings his food)
  11. Clean parakeet cage
  12. Move two planters off the deck
Stragglers:
  1. Mail request for archived documents
  2. Plant alpine strawberries
  3. Move double flight cage into tack room
  4. Divide spider plant
  5. Call ve re: re-check for Herbie
 

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Wishing you all a properous and successful week!

For myself, I'm off work as of tomorrow for the week, and I'm also going to take a vacation from lists and things to do. I'm going to do as little as possible of the boring stuff that generally makes the lists. The fun stuff - well, that's another story.
 

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  1. Figure out a medication schedule that works for Girl (on 4 different meds, all of which have to be given at separate times) - DONE
  2. Clean off desk in bedroom - DONE
  3. Pick up clutter off floor in bedroom
  4. Plant corn
  5. Put away clean laundry
  6. Iron any work clothes in laundry before putting away
  7. Clean parrot cages - DONE
  8. Clean wall behind Kenya's cage (where he flings his food) - DONE
  9. Clean parakeet cage
  10. Move two planters off the deck
Stragglers:
  1. Mail request for archived documents
  2. Plant alpine strawberries
  3. Move double flight cage into tack room
  4. Divide spider plant
  5. Call ve re: re-check for Herbie
 

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I'm in again. I didn't write a list this morning, but I've been busy all day.

1. Started working on sleeping bag alterations. That project is going to be a nightmare.
2. Tended AG peppers.
3. Tended AG tomatoes.
4. Tended mushrooms.
5. Made new recipe: Mini-meatloaves.
6. Made new recipe: White chocolate-almond cookies.
7. Made new recipe: Filled chocolate wafer cookies.
8. Sewed storage bag for some camping gear.
9. Washed dishes from all the new recipes.
10. Medicated dog.
11. Chopped four pounds of walnuts.
12. Flung two cookbooks for GW.

I also downloaded another book to my nook. I love my nook! I didn't expect to but it's more comfortable to hold than a book and since I can make the font bigger, it causes less eye strain. I can also download books from the Minneapolis library system and the Duluth library system, as well as our regional system.

Sunday's list:

1. Work on sleeping bags again.
2. Tend mushrooms.
3. Finish chocolate wafer cookies. (They have to chill overnight.)
4. Make list of desired perennials.
5. Clear off table for sewing machine.
6. Put sewing machine where it belongs.
7. Tend Aerogardens.
8. Make new recipe.
9. Medicate dog.
10. Track food.
 

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  1. Pick up clutter off floor in bedroom
  2. Plant corn
  3. Put away clean laundry - DONE
  4. Iron any work clothes in laundry before putting away - DONE
  5. Clean parakeet cage
  6. Move two planters off the deck
Stragglers:
  1. Mail request for archived documents
  2. Plant alpine strawberries
  3. Move double flight cage into tack room
  4. Divide spider plant
  5. Call ve re: re-check for Herbie
 

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Spirit Deer - e-readers are tops! I love my Kindle. I wish it had the ability to download library books, but I have more on it than I can read in a lifetime as it is.

I agree, they are much more comfortable to read than a real book. They'll have to install a light in my coffin, because I'm taking my Kindle with me.
 

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Donna, there's a program you can download for Kindle that will allow it to use Epub format. I think it's called Caliber. I read about it on the Kindle discussion boards before we bought our nook. Most libraries use Epub format.
 

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  1. Pick up clutter off floor in bedroom - DONE
  2. Plant corn
  3. Clean parakeet cage
  4. Move two planters off the deck - DONE
Stragglers:
  1. Mail request for archived documents
  2. Plant alpine strawberries - DONE
  3. Move double flight cage into tack room
  4. Divide spider plant
  5. Call ve re: re-check for Herbie
Okay, I'm running out of steam, so I suspect that is it for today. I can't send off the letter or call the vet until Monday, so that leaves only four real stragglers for tomorrow. Catching up!!
 

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Sunday's 10

  1. Move pub table upstairs
  2. Knit one square of baby blanket
  3. Finish body of gnome
  4. Clean kitchen counter
  5. Buy wet COB
  6. Put coffee pot in work car (to take to work)
  7. Sweep hallway floor
  8. Figure out how many pots/how much soil I'll need to transplant remaining deck plants (and where I want to put them)
  9. Finish loading encyclopedia set into truck for donation
  10. Replace towels around parrots' cages
Stragglers:
  1. Plant corn
  2. Clean parakeet cage
  3. Mail request for archived documents
  4. Move double flight cage into tack room
  5. Divide spider plant
  6. Call ve re: re-check for Herbie
 

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  1. Move pub table upstairs
  2. Knit one square of baby blanket
  3. Finish body of gnome - DONE
  4. Clean kitchen counter
  5. Buy wet COB
  6. Put coffee pot in work car (to take to work)
  7. Sweep hallway floor - DONE
  8. Figure out how many pots/how much soil I'll need to transplant remaining deck plants (and where I want to put them)
  9. Finish loading encyclopedia set into truck for donation
  10. Replace towels around parrots' cages
Stragglers:
  1. Plant corn
  2. Clean parakeet cage - DONE
  3. Mail request for archived documents
  4. Move double flight cage into tack room
  5. Divide spider plant
  6. Call ve re: re-check for Herbie
 

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Spirit Deer, you're right about Calibri - I had forgotten that. I used to have it on the computer to catalogue the e-books, but it was more involved than I needed for that - I just use a spreadsheet list. So I deleted it. I should look into that again. Thanks for the reminder.

I said I wasn't doing lists, but can I do brags? A What-I-Did-During-My-Easter-Vacation list? Just so you don't all think I'm sleeping the whole week?

Today:

1. With a friend's help, moved the bed into the dining room
2. Joann's - bought fabric for a curtain (She Who Hates to Sew makes a face)
3. Went back to Joann's to get the storage unit I had coveted

Bed in dining room - living alone I can be as bohemian as I want. I share a bedroom wall with an exercise nut who thinks 2:30 am is the time to hit the treadmill and what sounds like a punching bag. It's easier to adjust than to fight it. Also there is a patio door in the bedroom on the east - it's way too light in the morning to sleep.

Curtain - This gives me a west window by the bed. I bought a length of pretty batik fabric to dim the room just a bit more. With that and the quilt, it's going to be Colorful. Maybe too colorful! But I hate sewing. I'm not even going to drag out the sewing machine - just hand stitch a pocket and a hem, hang it inside the window framing. This is functional, not decor.

I rejected the storage unit when I was in Joann's, then went back to get it - I just live across the streeet. Then I found out at the checkout that it wasn't on sale until the 21st. I just used a 50% coupon, paid an extra $5 -- "It's my birthday, my preciousssssss, and I wantssssss it!" (As good an excuse as any) It will hold all my crochet patterns and sewing notions and office supplies.

Now, off to make a curtain.
 

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  1. Move pub table upstairs
  2. Knit one square of baby blanket
  3. Clean kitchen counter
  4. Buy wet COB - DONE
  5. Put coffee pot in work car (to take to work)
  6. Figure out how many pots/how much soil I'll need to transplant remaining deck plants (and where I want to put them) - DONE
  7. Finish loading encyclopedia set into truck for donation
  8. Replace towels around parrots' cages
Stragglers:
  1. Plant corn - DONE
  2. Mail request for archived documents
  3. Move double flight cage into tack room - DONE
  4. Divide spider plant
  5. Call ve re: re-check for Herbie
 

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Didn't get everything done, but got some done!

Sunday's list:

1. Work on sleeping bags again.
[-]2. Tend mushrooms.
3. Finish chocolate wafer cookies. (They have to chill overnight.)
4. Make list of desired perennials.[/-]
5. Clear off table for sewing machine.
6. Put sewing machine where it belongs.
[-]7. Tend Aerogardens.
8. Make new recipe.
9. Medicate dog.[/-]
10. Track food.

Monday's list:

1. Work on sleeping bags.
2. Clear off sewing table.
3. Move sewing machine back onto table.
4. Mist mushrooms.
5. Empty dishwasher.
6. Load dishwasher.
7. Make new recipe.
8. Track food.
 

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  1. Move pub table upstairs - DONE
  2. Knit one square of baby blanket
  3. Clean kitchen counter - DONE
  4. Put coffee pot in work car (to take to work) - DONE
  5. Finish loading encyclopedia set into truck for donation
  6. Replace towels around parrots' cages - DONE
Stragglers:
  1. Mail request for archived documents
  2. Divide spider plant
  3. Call ve re: re-check for Herbie
 

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Monday's List

  1. Reunite lid (at home) with jar (at work)
  2. Put proof of insurance in truck
  3. Clip coupons from Sunday's paper
  4. Deposit coins at bank
  5. Sweep kitchen floor
  6. Move galvanized trash can into tack room for wet COB
  7. Dump potting soil into other trash can in backyard
  8. Move two egg flats from tack room into house
Stragglers:
  1. Knit one square of baby blanket
  2. Finish loading encyclopedia set into truck for donation
  3. Mail request for archived documents
  4. Divide spider plant
  5. Call ve re: re-check for Herbie
 

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  1. Reunite lid (at home) with jar (at work) - DONE
  2. Put proof of insurance in truck
  3. Clip coupons from Sunday's paper
  4. Deposit coins at bank - DONE
  5. Sweep kitchen floor
  6. Move galvanized trash can into tack room for wet COB
  7. Dump potting soil into other trash can in backyard
  8. Move two egg flats from tack room into house - DONE
  9. Knit one square of baby blanket
  10. Finish loading encyclopedia set into truck for donation - DONE
  11. Mail request for archived documents
  12. Divide spider plant
  13. Call ve re: re-check for Herbie - DONE
 

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Monday's list:

1. Work on sleeping bags.
[-]2. Clear off sewing table.
3. Move sewing machine back onto table.
4. Mist mushrooms.[/-]
5. Empty dishwasher.
6. Load dishwasher.
7. Make new recipe.
8. Track food.

Mixed bag today, but I did get three boxes sorted from the sewing room and some other stuff done.

For my new recipe, I made grilled portabella sandwiches which included making oversize black sesame seed wheat buns (not a new recipe). I've wanted to try the portabellas as a meat substitute for years but for some reason, I didn't. (WHY???) We really liked them, so I've found another vegetarian meal! Yea! I think I need to start a little booklet just for vegetarian meals.

Tuesday's list:

1. Work on shirts.
2. Break down boxes to recycle and put in truck.
3. Empty dishwasher.
4. Load dishwasher.
5. New recipe.
6. Clean off serger table and floor around it.

Gotta keep working on that sewing room. I really want that clean and organized.
 
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