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Old 04-07-2020, 08:14 PM   #16
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I haven't read the whole thread but I keep hearing that routine is important. For us, and for the kids. So, set a time to wake up, to exercise, to shower, to do the 'extra new things', to do the routine every day things. Don't forget to drink water. And eat. This has helped our family a lot - have had to encourage DH to engage in routine, and the kids also -- and often we slip but that's ok bc we are all human and trying to make it through!!

Also, on one of our better days we cleaned out the garage. And on another we cleaned out the basement! I will take success where I can!
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Old 04-07-2020, 08:49 PM   #17
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I haven't read the whole thread but I keep hearing that routine is important. For us, and for the kids. So, set a time to wake up, to exercise, to shower, to do the 'extra new things', to do the routine every day things. Don't forget to drink water. And eat. This has helped our family a lot - have had to encourage DH to engage in routine, and the kids also -- and often we slip but that's ok bc we are all human and trying to make it through!!



Also, on one of our better days we cleaned out the garage. And on another we cleaned out the basement! I will take success where I can!
Good job on the garage and basement!

I'm definitely trying to go to bed and wake up at normal times. Our grocery pickup slots become available at midnight though and to get one for Friday, I have to stay up tonight!

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Old 04-07-2020, 10:00 PM   #18
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MoS, would the trunk of the car/back of the van work as a temporary holding place for bags of giveaways?
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MoS, would the trunk of the car/back of the van work as a temporary holding place for bags of giveaways?
This is what I'm doing.
This is our spring break from homeschooling so I'm trying to get a bunch of stuff done and also do fun Easter stuff with the kids.

But now I'm scrambling around trying to prepare some classes I'm hoping to teach online.
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I'm terrible at routines! I had one down before I had to be home all the time. Now that I don't have all the outside the house stuff to keep me in line, having a routine is really challenging for me. I am trying to make an effort to get stuff done, though.

I work every day for a few hours online. I have also been watching hoarders to motivate me to do extra cleaning Watching those shows always makes me want to clean. So today I decluttered some in my bedroom. The situation with thrift stores being closed is definitely a dilemma when it comes to wanting to get rid of stuff!
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Old 04-07-2020, 11:17 PM   #21
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I have two boxes from when I decluttered a coupled of weeks ago. We had a pickup scheduled but they emailed 3 days beforehand to say they were shutting down donations. So close! Now they're just sitting in my bedroom. Moving them to the truck of DH's vehicle might be a good solution.
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:05 AM   #22
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I just finished crocheting a sweater. I guess that's accomplishing something I've never made a sweater for myself before. I usually make stuff for everyone else. I am trying to finish projects I have started, but not finished. I have about 2 other sweaters started, and not finished I also have a market bag started that wouldn't take me long to finish.
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:01 AM   #23
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I'm terrible at routines! I had one down before I had to be home all the time. Now that I don't have all the outside the house stuff to keep me in line, having a routine is really challenging for me. I am trying to make an effort to get stuff done, though.

I work every day for a few hours online. I have also been watching hoarders to motivate me to do extra cleaning Watching those shows always makes me want to clean. So today I decluttered some in my bedroom. The situation with thrift stores being closed is definitely a dilemma when it comes to wanting to get rid of stuff!
I'm terrible at routines too without the outside commitments to keep me moving forward! That's why I started this!


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I just finished crocheting a sweater. I guess that's accomplishing something I've never made a sweater for myself before. I usually make stuff for everyone else. I am trying to finish projects I have started, but not finished. I have about 2 other sweaters started, and not finished I also have a market bag started that wouldn't take me long to finish.
Way to go! I'm impressed you can crochet a sweater! I bought yarn yesterday to crochet some coasters because it's been years since I've crocheted and I do actually need coasters

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I did a lot today but also sat around a lot. I took a present to a friend who lives pretty far away.

I dropped off a big package at UPS.

I made banana muffins and cooked lunch and dinner.

I got sidetracked looking for a hook to hang up a painting and ended up straighting dh's workbench. Never did find a hook

I had a quiet time. I'm reading Romans which isn't really the best choice for my mood at the moment. I need more balm and less theology. I also journaled.

I haven't done anything from the leftovers of Mondays list. I'm just not feeling it.

I'm supposed to zoom with my closest friends tonight. It's about the only zoom meeting that I actually enjoy.

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Folded and put away about 8 loads of laundry, a chore i really dislike. I didn't tackle my closet as planned but I'm glad all the laundry is put away.
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Folded and put away about 8 loads of laundry, a chore i really dislike. I didn't tackle my closet as planned but I'm glad all the laundry is put away.

Thatís epic. Go you!

Today DH went back to work today.

I cleaned our living room, including dusting and getting the cobwebs out of the crevices.

I cleaned my infantís projectile vomit out of the carpet and couch and my toddlerís pee out of the carpet. So... that was unexpected

Worked out

Did two loads of laundry. How does having an infant like DOUBLE our laundry load??

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I may or may not have seen this post yesterday and purposely ignored it. I really need it though. I have realized that if I can convince myself to spend the first hour of my day being productive the rest of my day usually goes better so that's what I'm aiming for.
I have had days where the minimum gets done and a few days where I get a decent amount done but also several days where nothing gets done and zero days where extra projects have gotten done.

I'm posting tonight so I can remember to come back tomorrow and post what I get done in the morning.
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Folded and put away about 8 loads of laundry, a chore i really dislike. I didn't tackle my closet as planned but I'm glad all the laundry is put away.

Um this is a lot of laundry! I don't know that I've ever done 8 loads in one day in my life!


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Today DH went back to work today.

I cleaned our living room, including dusting and getting the cobwebs out of the crevices.

I cleaned my infantís projectile vomit out of the carpet and couch and my toddlerís pee out of the carpet. So... that was unexpected

Worked out

Did two loads of laundry. How does having an infant like DOUBLE our laundry load??

Had someone from Home Depot come out to see about fencing in our yard


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You did a lot! Infant laundry is crazy! I'm actually here in bed remembering that I started laundry earlier this evening and never switched it to the dryer. But I'm not sure I want to go downstairs now and do it...

We had someone come out an give us an estimate for a covered patio. He said business was up.


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I may or may not have seen this post yesterday and purposely ignored it. I really need it though. I have realized that if I can convince myself to spend the first hour of my day being productive the rest of my day usually goes better so that's what I'm aiming for.
I have had days where the minimum gets done and a few days where I get a decent amount done but also several days where nothing gets done and zero days where extra projects have gotten done.

I'm posting tonight so I can remember to come back tomorrow and post what I get done in the morning.
My days definitely go better if I'm productive in the morning. Good luck tomorrow! You've got this!

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This post reminded me of a wet load of laundry needing to be put in the dryer. Iím now up to three loads needing to be folded in a pile on the floor. Yes, Soliloquy, eight is a lot! Wow!

Yesterday I did a lot more yard work. Iím calling a recovery day because my wrists and back are sore from all the clipping, pruning, and tugging (my red current bush had self rooted in several places over the past few years and needed taming). Today I need to focus on the house. Kitchen floors are usually done weekly around here, but havenít been washed in about three weeks. Vacuumed yes, but then I have run out of time.
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My husband got called into work today so I’m going to race around and do as much as I can. Wish me luck.

Ok I just walked into my kitchen. I quit.
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