I really wish I could bottle up the weather out there and share it today. It’s not that chilly fall make you think of chili, coffee, and snuggling on the couch stuff but rather the kind of weather that makes you want to go on a hike to take in the fall colors and just be outside in it. However, I’m going to be a busy bee today and my items will take place inside. Maybe after I finish my list, I’ll go on that hike. Maybe if the weather holds, I’ll torture the family and make that be our Saturday morning adventure. However, in the “do it now and get it done” department that I like to avoid, here’s my list of items that are dire need of some follow through:
Write 3 (Yikes!) posts for the 31 Days of Putting My Family First Series. I should have, of course, done this earlier in the week but now I have to do this today because with family in town and things going on over the weekend, I don’t see myself sitting here at the computer all that much. I’ve been sort of letting the previous day dictate my writing (like my post for today…coming later) so it will be a bit of a challenge to write the posts for Saturday and Sunday ahead of schedule. Oh, that reminds me, it will also be one of those scheduled post challenges as well. I’m always afraid I’ll hit the wrong button and publish everything all at once.
Fill in the phone numbers on the dry erase board for it.
It is really sad how long this has been hanging on our fridge waiting for some phone numbers. Let’s just say it was prior to us having a middle school student in the house and leave it at that. However, now that the boys can be on their own for short bursts of time, it might be helpful to us all. It would probably help my husband when I’m not here as well. I can find the phone numbers of our neighbors and friends’ of the boys somewhat readily but I doubt he could do the same. My system is a bit unique. Ahem.
Clean off the kitchen table and finish my fall centerpiece decorating.
I should probably have considered the state of the kitchen table before I got all excited about making a fall centerpiece area. However, I was really inspired by this post that Erin wrote over at My Mommy World and thought it went so well with the whole theme of my 31 days series that I just had to do at least this part of it all. I’m hoping that the clean kitchen table will be enough of a catalyst to inspire me to keep going and clean the entire house.
Wait, don’t I usually stick to 3 items on Fridays? Yes, but the la-la-laundry (sing it like the Chia pet song) is all over the bed and in need of folding.
I’ve fallen a bit behind on it this week with my back hurting. It’s not the laundry avoiding excuse I’d like to have either. Thankfully, my husband was doing a fair bit of it but not bringing it up and folding it. This is just one of those things where we differ. To me, doing the laundry means, washing, drying, and bringing it upstairs for folding. For him, it means doing it and leaving it in the baskets downstairs but it is all clean. Still, I am very grateful for the clean laundry all over the bed this morning since going naked is not in style here in the Midwest.