Super late goals

Whoops. I was very busy this weekend, running around doing holiday errands and wrapping up a lot of freelance work that needed to get done. My "Goals" and "Meal Plan" posts just kinda fell by the wayside. Such is life. Last week was a mixed bag in terms of staying on task with my goals. Some days I did well, other days not so much. One daily that's been suffering the most is the laundry one. I need to get better at paying attention to the laundry. Also, I didn't clean the bathroom...again. However, it's in pretty good shape, so...yeah I'm trying to make excuses.

Anyway, on to the lists! My daily tasks are:

  • Make the bed EVERY DAY.
  • Put away the clean dishes in the morning.
  • Spend 10 minutes a day on dishes.
  • Do something laundry related every day.
  • 10 minute pick up before bed.

For my weekly task:

  • Clean the bathroom

Some holiday specific tasks I need/want to get done this week:

  • Get a Christmas Wreath (we got the tree!)
  • Decorate the outside
  • Wrap presents (still need to do this)
  • Go shopping for more gifts and wrapping (still need to get a few more things and more wrapping materials)
  • Clean the exposed shelves in the kitchen

Mid-Week Check In

I've actually been doing pretty good with my daily tasks this week. I'm still forcing myself to do them, but I'm getting them done. I'm also catching myself doing something that is truly lazy. I'll be in a room and see something that needs to be picked up (to be put away where it actually goes, to be thrown away, etc.) and I'll think to myself "huh, that needs to be picked up" and then just walk out of the room. I'm sure I've been doing this for, oh all my life, but I'm becoming aware of this bad habit. I'll start to walk away and think "seriously? Pick [insert item here] up!"


It's a learning process.

Mid-Week Check In

Ok, so this post is going to be lame, but whatever. Right now, my only daily task is making my bed, but I need to get into the habit of being held accountable, so I'm checking in. So far this week, I've made the bed every day. I've also caught myself doing this task begrudgingly. I'll go back into the bedroom to get ready in the morning, and think "ugh, I have to make the bed." It literally takes me two minutes (a few extra minutes longer if Bigby and Cake decide to "help") and yet I go all angsty-teenager over the task. 

Also, I've not been making the bed very nicely, just making sure the top sheet and comforter are pulled up/straightened instead of left as a wad in the middle of the bed. It gets the job done, though, and that's all that matters right now. I need to was our decorative pillows. I feel like that might make me feel more inspired to make the bed.

Monday, I was off work (using up some use-it-or-lose-it vacation days), and I used that time to catch up on some housework that had gotten out of hand. I've almost caught us up on laundry (just some blankets and a robe that keep getting pushed aside to do clothes that we actually need), I got the dishes back under control, and I straightened up A LOT in the front two rooms. Oh, and I cleaned the bathroom. I didn't get everything done before Mr. LL got home, but he helped me finish up two tasks I wanted to get done – dusting and sweeping/vacuuming. So the house is looking pretty good, right now, at least.

Later on these posts will be a bit more...interesting I'm sure.