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Starting this new thread on a dark and dreary winter morning here, so probably lot's of inside jobs on my plate today!!
 

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For those new to the challenge, it is an inverse pyramid. I start it on Saturday, because I have the weekend off, so can get the most done then, but start it whatever day you choose. You can do the full pyramid (start with 12 things on Sat, then 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1) or the abbreviated pyramid (7,6,5,4,3,2,1) or whatever geometric shape is your personal favourite. :)

The goal is to knock out LITTLE things that you keep wanting to do, but they are so minor, you keep putting them off. Examples: change a lightbulb, refill a salt shaker, water a plant...

Good luck and have fun!!
 

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My dozen for today:

1) One load of laundry
2) Drill hole for hanging basket (and then hang basket) in kitchen
3) Bring in laundry on line (that is now soaking wet thanks to storm last night)
4) Check for eggs in coop
5) Wipe off top of fridge
6) Clean out woodstove
7) Knit (working on dog bed)
8) Measure Riley for new dog coat
9) Measure Angus for harness
10) Fling 10 things
11) Clean out interior of microwave (try to get popcorn smell out)
12) Look for my wool coat
 

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My dozen for today:

1) One load of laundry
2) Drill hole for hanging basket (and then hang basket) in kitchen
3) Bring in laundry on line (that is now soaking wet thanks to storm last night)
4) Check for eggs in coop
5) Wipe off top of fridge
6) Clean out woodstove
7) Knit (working on dog bed)
8) Measure Riley for new dog coat
9) Measure Angus for harness
10) Fling 10 things
11) Clean out interior of microwave (try to get popcorn smell out)
12) Look for my wool coat
 

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My dozen for today:
  1. Wipe off top of fridge
  2. One load of laundry
  3. Bring in laundry on line
  4. Measure Riley for new dog coat
  5. Measure Angus for harness
  6. Fling 10 things
  7. Look for my wool coat
 

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Stragglers:
  1. Wipe off top of fridge
    [*]Bring in laundry on line
    [*]Measure Riley for new dog coat
    [*]Fling 10 things
    [*]Look for my wool coat
Sunday's ten:
  1. Finish base of dog bed (only 24 mindless rows to go)
  2. Bring in 10 more pieces of firewood
  3. Make chow mein
  4. Figure out better system for compost
  5. Bring box of puppy pads upstairs
  6. Move cans of dogfood into cupboard
  7. Hose off artificial grass mat
  8. Make up more medicated cookies for Dusty/Buddy
  9. Make up more medicated cookies for Girl
  10. One load of laundry
 

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I thought I wouldn't even attempt this challenge this week since don't think I'll be able to do even half a pyramid. OTOH, I do more when I join the challenge, so I'm in again.

Today I'm going to do 5 things:

Sunday
1. exercise
2. work on cat bed
3. vacuum and dust upstairs
4. make pita pockets or pizza dough
5. read one chapter
 

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Sunday
1. exercise
2. work on cat bed - ironed all the pattern pieces and the fabric - now just have to clear the dining room table to cut out the fabric - will I ever get this project going?
3. vacuum and dust upstairs
4. make pita pockets or pizza dough
5. read one chapter
 

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Stragglers:
  1. Wipe off top of fridge
  2. Bring in laundry on line
  3. Measure Riley for new dog coat
  4. Fling 10 things
  5. Look for my wool coat
Sunday's ten:
  1. Finish base of dog bed
  2. Bring in 10 more pieces of firewood
  3. Make chow mein
  4. Figure out better system for compost
  5. Bring box of puppy pads upstairs
  6. Move cans of dogfood into cupboard
  7. Hose off artificial grass mat
  8. Make up more medicated cookies for Dusty/Buddy
  9. Make up more medicated cookies for Girl
  10. One load of laundry
 
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I'd like to join in on this. I feel like I've been letting my house and all the little stuff slide lately - I'm still feeling really tired and nauseous (21 weeks pregnant!) and between everyone being sick and the holidays, and and and.... you know how it goes.

I'm going to try 6 things for Monday, 5 for Tuesday, etc.

6 Things for Monday:
1. go throw DS's sheets/blankets, hopefully find some to throw away/give away/pack away.
2. organize my binder for my mother's club
3. mail DS's thank-you notes from Christmas
4. mail accident report to car insurance company
5. fill out and mail in reimbursement for DS's swimming lessons
6. call local gymnastics place about free gym night on tuesday and see if we can get DS in to at least check out the place this week
 

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This weekend was all work so I'll start bright and early Monday

The List:
-write check
-deposit tips
-find packaging for stuf
-go to post office
-check budget billing amount
-move cookbooks
-figure out clothing pickup
-clean tub
-clean sink
 

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leftover from Sunday's 5:
2. cut out pieces for cat bed - in progress
3. vacuum and dust upstairs

Monday:
seven items today

1. find items I want to list on Ebay
2. take pics of items
3. finish listings of 2 items started 2 weeks ago
4. finish listings of 2 more items started previously
5. finish listings of 2 more items started previously
6. one load of laundry
7. de-clutter and clean one shelf in office
 

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Stragglers:
  1. Wipe off top of fridge
  2. Measure Riley for new dog coat
  3. Fling 10 things
  4. Look for my wool coat
  5. Make chow mein
  6. Figure out better system for compost
  7. Make up more medicated cookies for Dusty/Buddy
  8. Make up more medicated cookies for Girl
  9. One load of laundry
Monday (8):
  1. Get address for storage location
  2. Draft agenda for Thursday
  3. Contact FS to return property
  4. Look for yarn to complete step two of dog bed
  5. Wash one load of puppy toys/beds
  6. Change Merlot's food mix
  7. Look for receipt from when I bought flea/tick prevention
  8. Take belt to work
 

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The List For This Week (M-F 21 things):
1-write check
2-deposit tips
3[-]-find packaging for stuf
4-go to post office[/-]
5[-]-check budget billing amount
6-start budget billing
7-move cookbooks[/-]
8-figure out clothing pickup contacted her, we're working it out
9-arrange dance mat pickup
10-clean tub
11-clean sink
12-Schedule BGE payment
13-send in lunch menu
14-send in CSW teacher gift donation
15-order work supplies (need to get approval or get boss to do it)
16-remove non-functioning door bell (needs a battery or something)
17-straigten snack box
18-plan cake
19-ship dvd
20-take toys to friend
21-buy microphone toy
 
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Stragglers:
1. go throw DS's sheets/blankets, hopefully find some to throw away/give away/pack away.
2. organize my binder for my mother's club
3. mail DS's thank-you notes from Christmas - mostly done, just have one more we forgot to write
4. fill out and mail in reimbursement for DS's swimming lessons

Done:
1. mail accident report to car insurance company
2. call local gymnastics place about free gym night on tuesday and see if we can get DS in to at least check out the place this week


Five Things for Tuesday:
1. Fill up bird feeder
2. Ship Half.com item
3. Organize Tupperware/misc plastic containers
4. Get all my tax documents in one place
5. Fill out survey I got in the mail
 

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Stragglers:
  1. Draft agenda for Thursday
  2. Contact FS to return property
  3. Look for yarn to complete step two of dog bed
  4. Look for receipt from when I bought flea/tick prevention
  5. Measure Riley for new dog coat
  6. Fling 10 things (4 flung so far)
  7. Make chow mein
Tuesday (6):
  1. Clean Kenya's cage
  2. Look for harness for Angus
  3. Load of laundry (dog bed)
  4. Bring clean laundry upstairs (except what needs ironing)
  5. Fold clean laundry and/or put away
  6. Take iron downstairs
 

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leftover:
cut out pieces for cat bed - in progress
finish listings of 2 more items started previously

Tuesday:
1. organize/de-clutter 3 storage bins
2. water plants
3. clean 2 more shelves in office
4. find wood refinishing supplies
 

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The List For This Week (M-F 21 things):
1[-]-write check
2-deposit tips[/-]
3[-]-find packaging for stuf
4-go to post office[/-]
5[-]-check budget billing amount
6-start budget billing
7-move cookbooks[/-]
8-figure out clothing pickup contacted her, we're working it out
9-arrange dance mat pickup
10-clean tub
11-clean sink
12-Schedule BGE payment
13-send in lunch menu
14-send in CSW teacher gift donation
15-order work supplies (need to get approval or get boss to do it)
16-remove non-functioning door bell (needs a battery or something)
17[-]-straigten snack box
18-plan cake
19-ship dvd[/-]
20-take toys to friend
21-buy microphone toy
 
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Stragglers:
1. organize my binder for my mother's club
2. mail DS's thank-you notes from Christmas - mostly done, just have one more we forgot to write
3. fill out and mail in reimbursement for DS's swimming lessons
4. Fill up bird feeder
5. Ship Half.com item - this is revised to DEAL with half.com order. I can't find the book to mail.
6. Organize Tupperware/misc plastic containers

Done:
1. mail accident report to car insurance company
2. call local gymnastics place about free gym night on Tuesday and see if we can get DS in to at least check out the place this week (no luck, but called a second place and we will go check it out on Sat)
3. go throw DS's sheets/blankets, hopefully find some to throw away/give away/pack away (threw out 2 ripped mattress pads and flung one set of sheets)
4. Get all my tax documents in one place
5. Fill out survey I got in the mail


Four Things for Wednesday:
1. Follow up with Dr's office for referral for DS
2. Follow up with Autism Intervention in regards to DS
3. Sort through coupons
4. Wash a load of DS's laundry
 
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