I have about an hour before I need to force myself to go to bed and when I get in bed, I can read or fall asleep. I'm trying to forbid myself from any screen time when I'm laying in bed. I've read how it makes it harder for your mind to wind down and of course the real problem for me is that it just makes me stay up later than I intended. My sister-in-law and I were texting last night and trying to think of ways to encourage one another to actually start doing some of the things we say we are going to do (like go to bed earlier). I am not very good at keeping on top of a lot of the little things on my to-do list and eventually my list is overwhelming and I find myself just thinking about all the things I need to do and not actually doing them.
Today I decided I needed to do it, just do it. I had a pretty busy day scheduled already, but knew I could knock out a couple big (and little) things on my list. I watched a friend's kids for a couple of hours and we are also dog sitting this weekend for two friends, so for part of the day I had three dogs and four kids in the house. As a result "clean the playroom" was added to my list of things to do.
|A lot of little creatures up in here|
Then after the kids' nap I ran back to get my car. I put MA's hair up real quick so she wouldn't get her lollipop stuck in it (because that's right dentist, I give my kids' suckers!) and she gave me this look which I fear I may see a lot of during the teenage years:
Then back home for more cleaning and taking care of things I've been putting off for too long like changing out burnt out light bulbs and even washing out some lights that had dead bugs in them. Gross! I cleaned two bathrooms, put away clothes (though not all), did one load of diaper laundry, and prepared one bag for Goodwill.
|Safety First. Make the kids do it!|
My biggest accomplishment of the day was cleaning the entire kitchen. I let the counter creep take over far too much recently and it was long overdue for a good cleaning. I even wiped down all the appliances and cleaned the Keurig! I pretty much feel like a rockstar and the sad thing is I think most people are actually really good about keeping up with most of this stuff on a regular basis. For me, it's blog worthy when it actually gets accomplished.
What's on your to-do list or what have you been avoiding? Next up for me is applying another coat of touch up paint to the stairs that Miles recently installed, cleaning my bathroom, get a long run in, and download and organize pictures. I probably will spare you another blog about such boring accomplishments.