Checking In

I've been doing well with my daily chores, even though it's been a busy week for me (so far). We had an unfortunate mishap with the fridge that meant we needed to cook all the meat ASAP before it went bad so that lead to some extra dishes for me to do this morning, but I am proud to say that I did them! I started out going "Ok, just 10 minutes and I'm out no matter what's left," to saying to myself "Well, I'll just get what we could actually fit in the sink, but the other things (of which there were three big things) aren't happening right now," to finally "fine I'll just do it all now." Lol. The hardest part is not getting overwhelmed when the sink is full, even though I know it is only full because it has big pots/pans in it.

I haven't been doing so well with my goal for this week, however. Monday I wasn't pushing it because Mr. LL and I were going to a prenatal class at the hospital and wouldn't get home till after 9pm. Yesterday, we had to cook ALL THE MEATS and so we didn't get around to working out. I'm hoping we can break this trend starting this evening. Wish me luck.



  • Get organized. Turns out I didn't have as many empty storage containers as I thought I did. However, I was able to fit all the baby stuff (minus the clothes, blankets, etc. because I want to wash them all) into two out of the three I do have. I'll be able to fit the clothes, etc. into the third one, I think. We'll hopefully be getting some baby furniture in soon and I'll have some dedicated storage space to put things.
  • Clean out the crib space. Started on this! However, in measuring the space, and then looking at the specs for the cribs we want, something isn't adding up. We'll have to do some thinking about where this goes or if we should get a smaller crib/bassinet for now.

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.