Monday, June 15, 2009

To Do List

We made a lot of progress yesterday in cleaning and putting away the mountain of clean clothes, but there are so many little projects that would make my life easier that I need to tackle this summer. The only problem is the only time that I have to do these things is my two-hour window during Zoe's nap each afternoon.

I put her down, zoom around the house straightening anything that was taken out that morning, then try to get as much done as I can while she sleeps. Once she goes to bed at night, I have to straighten everything that she got into since naptime. It's hard to get very far ahead of her. I can't load the dishwasher when she is awake, because she will either try to close it, take things out, or play with the silverware. I also can't do laundry, because she will try to slam the dryer door, or take clothes out of there. I sure hope this stage ends soon!

Projects that I want/need to tackle:

  • Cleaning out my bathroom cabinet
  • Cleaning out the linen closet
  • Cleaning out the office, which includes organizing the CDs, my schoolbooks and notes from this past year, and my unused scrapbooking supplies
  • Get caught up on putting pictures on my computer/Flickr/Facebook/this blog
  • Finally opening the USB record player that I bought a while back, and putting my records on iTunes
  • Taking pictures of and selling the baby stuff that is currently in residence in my dining room
  • Packing up Zoe and Zach's clothes that they have outgrown. No idea what to do with it after that.
  • Cleaning out the garage and finally parting with lots of my teacher stuff
  • Going through all the kids' school papers from the past year and paring down what we are keeping
I think that's a good start. Maybe since I posted it on here, I'll actually get it done. However, this is the fifth summer that I've had this blog, and I have yet to make it through an entire list. We'll see...

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad I am not the only mother that feels this way! I have a huge to do list for the summer as well and my son (who's about to be 1) is making it very difficult. I hope his stage passes soon too!