I ended up making the bbq sauce & making bbq chicken & didn't make zucchini and onions, but did make sliced potatoes and onions. We had Shabbat dinner.
Next: put away left-overs. trying to decide whether or not to go ahead and make the zuchini dish... hmmmm. maybe I'll do that tomorrow. So, not sure what else I'll do, but will set a timer. Need to check my list in Whatchamacallit thread.
I put dishes away, washed the dirty ones, cleaned out my crockpot and letting it dry before it gets put away in the a.m., wiped down the counters and stove. All good until I decided to empty the crumbs out of my new toaster! Whoops! It doesn't have a little door to let them out like my old one did. I guess I just have to turn it over a wastebasket. But in the meantime, I made a nice mess of crumbs that I had to clean up.
Then I became so tired and couldn't see straight that I decided it was time to hang it up and go to bed. So laundry and more cleaning in the a.m. Have a good night everyone!
Last Edit: Jan 7, 2011 21:56:15 GMT -5 by blessedapt
Obviously, I did not stick with the timer. My DS and his girlfriend came over and so it goes....
I did manage to put the left-overs away & to clear the dining room table of dishes & candles.
Next: Cut up & prepare Zucchini to cook tomorrow. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ended up cooking up 2 batches of sauteed zucchini, onions, seasonings, cheese. Delicious! I had to have a serving, but the rest will be for tomorrow.
Letting it cool & then will go in refrigerator.
Next: get started on cleaning up Puppy yak. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cleaned up Puppy yak (I hope that I am done with that... won't know until it dries tomorrow). Also, folded a load of laundry & put it away. Moved a load into the dryer & put another load in washer.
Also, put zucchini containers in fridge.
Next: put away hand-washed stuff from drainboard & unload dishwasher. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Put away hand-washed stuff from drainboard. Unloaded dishwasher. Washed all the dishes, pots, etc. folded load of laundry put that load away moved load to dryer swiped sink counter next to sink swiped sinks put 3 bottles in recycle bag Emptied kitchen trash, sprayed can & replaced bag
I'm done for tonight. I wanted to go thru today's mail, but did not do that.....
Today feels like it has the potential to be a very productive day.
About an inch of fresh snowfall has the outside world looking lovely and a cheery fire going inside (even though I now have regular heat) is making home feel cozy and I want it to look that way too. Yesterday I did some minimal tidying in the kitchen, tossed out some plastic containers that once had frozen entrees and that I normally would have held on to with the intent of washing and then recycling.
For now I've given myself permission to just let them go to the landfill. I got all the silverware soaking in a big bucket and consolidated the dishes and pots that need to go into the dishwasher once I get the clean stuff out.
So this morning when I went in to the kitchen the amount of work needed seemed far, far less than it had just yesterday morning, even though I had not done all that much actual cleaning, just organizing.
Might even manage a load or two of laundry, which would not have me totally caught up but it would be an improvement. With a little thought I can put just the right mix of CD's on and have some music to clean by. Even the coffee is the right strength today.
Gotta go pour another cup, pick out those tunes, get dressed to work boots and go dance the kitchen clean.
I want to work on cleaning the kitchen table. It is stacked high with things. I have about another 90 minutes that I can do on it, then I have to get banking done before the bank closes. If I get enough of the table cleared, then the reward tonight is to make a small jigsaw puzzle on it and make cookies. I found a box of greeting cards - envelopes are yellowed - toss or keep. I also found magazine from 30 to 40 years ago - toss or keep.
Good morning all!! I agree that this will be a productive day! I have an hour or so this morning then later this afternoon into the evening I plan on tackling some maintenance things and then onto the squalor! Happy dancing to journey and Fluffy, hope you can get to the jigsaw puzzle. I enjoy them too and every Christmas, at my Mom's, we sit down and put a big one together.
Since I last wrote, I put dishes away (and the crockpot from last night), washed dishes, made a big pitcher of iced tea, filled ice cube trays, unpacked my suitcase (I got home on Sunday...) and put it away (well, the suitcase doesn't have an official home but it's no longer in front of my door...it's moved to my bedroom...I have to clean out a closet before it finds a home). I also checked the grocery specials, made a list, then went on to a weight loss website and logged in my breakfast and what my lunch will be (my new year's resolution...I've signed up for a very slow weight loss program...it will take me almost 2 years to lose the weight according to their predictions. I think it will come quicker.).
All this while listening to lively music (not quite up to dancing yet, but maybe I'll get there later!).
So I'm off to the showers, eating a quick lunch before I go grocery shopping (I also shop for an elderly friend and deliver to her house. Of course, then we have a good visit.) So, I'll be back later this afternoon.
Today we are cleaning most of the house before we go grocery shopping....and we can do that thanks to here....its not so out of control that it takes hours....so this morning i have put dishes away and re-loaded the dishwasher cleaned cat box wiped off kitchen table swept floor cleaned kitchen sink wiped off counters wiped off garbage can lid picked up clutter in living room cleaned stuff on coffee table its still cluttered but not out of control clutter and hubby and i sorted through a pile of papers and decreased it by 2/3rds.
so feeling good...will probably work on laundry later and possibly the bird room. thanks
and acceptance is the answer to all my problems today...
Going now to put left-overs away. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Done! Next: hang the hang-dry things that are in the washer. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hung the hang-dry things that were in the washer. Then, folded/hung the load that was in the dryer. Put that load away and moved the load from washer into dryer. Woo Hoo!
Next: put away hand-washed stuff from drainboard Poof! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Done. Next: laundry
Happy Sunday to all! Hope you are having a great day!
I have been searching for an important piece of paper (seems to be my part-time job....but this one ends tomorrow when I go to "Plan B" if I don't find it). While searching, I bagged up 2 grocery bags to overflowing with papers that are being tossed today. I'll be back tonight and will report more!
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2011 12:19:01 GMT -5 by blessedapt