Ever have one of those days where you get a lot of stuff done but it wasn’t exactly the stuff you planned on getting done that day? That is pretty much the synopsis of yesterday.
I started off super-motivated to get all those items completed and then, as always, the day threw me a bit of a curve-ball. I ended up going to help pack up the school book fair in the middle of the day which was definitely not on my to-do list for the week. It really shouldn’t have been that big of a deal but it ended up taking twice as long as usual due to a couple of unforeseen events. By the time I returned home, I was pretty much done. I did get a brief spark of productivity around 8:30p.m. but it fizzled out fast. Over all, here is how I did on my 3 tasks. (I even have a few pictures this time!)
I completed this task! The boys reactions to it were funny. G returned home from school and said, “Never put anything back on the refrigerator.” I think he was happy with the new clutter-free look. J finally noticed it and quickly began putting magnets back on the front faster than I could put them out of sight. He doesn’t do as well with change. Here are some before and after photos:
It’s certainly not “Pinterest pretty” but it is done. I’m so happy I no longer have to feel guilty about not putting Box-tops on that flyer from November!
Purging those piles of papers is where I struggled. The couches are cleared off, the magazine bin is sorted (not on the list but I did it anyway), the floor is clear, and the papers from the refrigerator are sorted. The papers by this desk? Well, I still have much sorting to do. I do have a small “to file” pile that didn’t exist before so I’m making progress.
I used my burst of energy at 8:30p.m. to work on this task and fill in the March calendar in my blogging notebook. I also filled out some other pages. Did you notice I changed the blog background color? That’s about as fancy as my technical ability allows at this point. I did that one yesterday afternoon. I also wrote an extra blog post yesterday. You can see it here if you missed it.
Here is a small list of some of the other stuff I did: gave neighbor back the snack her son left here on Wednesday, folded 2 loads of laundry plus washed all the Steam mop pad things, participated in a Facebook Hop on the wrong date (SIGH), went to Target, helped with the school book fair, made tacos, mopped the kitchen floor, and wondered with J why his friend was taking so long to show up for the sleepover we had planned. I suppose I get to wear my mom of the year badge today because after I checked on things, it turned out the sleepover was planned for next weekend. Dates are important.
At least, I know today is Saturday and that I would love to hear about your Friday. Have you ever mixed up any important dates?