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‘Too Much To-Do’ Tuesday

Well, it’s the first of March, and I really have nothing clever to say about it. This year has been so busy so far, and I feel as though I haven’t accomplished much. My poor house is suffering from my lack of time organization lately. I guess I could be cleaning rather than writing this, but writing is therapeutic right? I often seem to make plans of what to do that are impossible to accomplish in the amount of time allotted…plus there’s always something that pops up at the last minute to throw a wrench into my meticulous plans. So today, I’ve got to run a bunch of piddly errands, pick kids up from 2 different schools, come home & do typical after school stuff, take Princess2T to tumbling, and come back home & prepare 2 different dinners because of The Diet. I’m ready for bed just thinking about it. Okay, enough rambling (can you say ‘too much coffee?!’), on to this weeks plan.

  • Stick with weekly menu plan.
  • Sort through kids Winter clothes & get ready for Spring!
  • Remind my friends to vote for me & my blog HERE!
  • Get truck tags renewed. (DMV = UGH!)
  • Run weekly errands…with as few trips into town as possible. Gas prices are getting quite icky.
  • Call about getting brakes on truck replaced before our vacation.
  • Organize & declutter!
  • Keep up with the budget! (I’ve been doing good at keeping track, but not so good about not going over in certain areas…oops!)
  • Take some time for me!
  • Well, that’s enough of that. Yes, I realize that there are lots of !! up there…I’m blaming it on all the coffee this morning. Here’s hoping you all have a fantastic week & accomplish much! :)

    To-Do Tuesday

    So….if you looked at last weeks list, you pretty much know this weeks list.  I started alot of projects, got about halfway through, lost motivation, and put it away.  I have got about half of the kids school supplies bought, tagged & in their backpacks, so I’m in pretty good shape.  I tore apart the closet, and began organizing the crap stuff that has been thrown in there, but didn’t get very far…I’m thinking I only need to put one major project on my list per week.  Otherwise, I feel like I failed. *sob* ;)  So with the mindset of taking it down a notch…here’s the revised list.

    1. Continue to blog about our wonderful Florida vacation, complete with lots of pictures. =)

    2. Finish scanning boot camp year book & return to amazing USMC friend in Missouri. (Thanks Nicole!)

    3. Plan menu for next 2 weeks. (Complete w/ shopping list & coupons.)

    4. Send out care packages to my sister & my aunt.

    5. Finish organizing closet. (Need some nice photo boxes or bins or some type of storage container.)

    6. Get hubby to FINALLY fix blog problems. (Not sure why I keep putting this one on here…it’s not happening.)

    7. Have quiet time everyday. (Actually multiple quiet times…I think I deserve more than one.)

    This list is, of course, in addition to my daily ‘To-Do List’s’ that I have to have to function.  If you’d like to join in on the To-Do List ‘fun’, feel free to link to your site using the MckLinky below.

    To-Do Tuesday

    Okay, so I’m back.  I’ve taken a break from blogging, and I am so ready to be back.  I’ve re-evaluated what exactly I want my blog to contain, and I am ready for some change…not too much, but some change.  So, I’m rested, refreshed, and ready to write.  What better way to welcome myself back to the blogosphere then to make my weekly ‘To-Do List’.  So, starting with a clean slate…here we go.

    1. Blog about our wonderful Florida vacation, complete with lots of pictures. =)

    2. Prep for back to school. (I can’t believe summer is already over…it FLEW by!)

    3. Scan boot camp year book & return to amazing USMC friend in Missouri. (Thanks Nicole!)

    4. Plan menu for next 2 weeks. (Complete w/ shopping list & coupons.)

    5. Clean out fridge. (Worst. job. ever.)

    6. Send out care packages to my sister & my aunt.

    7. Organize closet…aka where everything that doesn’t have a home gets thrown.

    8. Get hubby to FINALLY fix blog problems.

    9. Have quiet time everyday. (Actually multiple quiet times…I think I deserve more than one.)

    This list is, of course, in addition to my daily ‘To-Do List’s’ that I have to have to function.  If you’d like to join in on the To-Do List ‘fun’, feel free to link to your site using the MckLinky below.

    To-Do Tuesday

    Okay, so I haven’t done one of these in awhile.  That doesn’t mean I’ve been slacking!  My To-Do List resembles what you would imagine Santa’s list of children to look like…an infinite list of line after line of tasks to complete.  Not only do I have my day-to-day duties, which I’ve been keeping up with fairly well, but I have a vacation to plan, and also things I have somehow volunteered myself to do.  Why do I pile stuff up so high on my plate? Am I a glutton for punishment? Do I want to keep busy so I don’t worry about issues I have no control over? Am I just a little crazy? I have no clue. It may be one, all or none of those…who knows?  Anyways, here is the condensed version of my To-Do List for the week.

    1. Keep up with exercise. (Doing great so far…haven’t missed a day yet, AND I’m extremely sore.)
    2. Keep up with housework.
    3. Work on closet.
    4. Stick to menu plan.
    5. Complete pre-vacation shopping. (Including a car-top cargo carrier.)
    6. Make hair appointment to rescue my face from my mop of hair & add a little “summer” color. ;)
    7. Discuss & finalize certain vacation plans w/ Greg & FL family.
    8. Take Grayson to the Library.
    9. Take time for myself…read, get some sun, etc.
    10. Finish vacation lists. (If I prepare like I have and end up forgetting something vital, I’m gonna be beyond ticked.)
    11. Prepare for Mom’s visit. (The week before we leave for vacation…maybe I’ll enlist her help w/ vacation prep…hehe.)
    12. Finish personalizing/updating Trinity’s cell phone. (Already had to order a replacement…not her fault, phone defect.)
    13. Post actual life content on my blog. I have so many blog posts floating around in my head, but haven’t had the time to actually write them.

    I ‘stole’ the following from Crazy Adventures in Parenting…the fearless leader of To-Do Tuesday. =)

    Would you like to join us this week for To-Do Tuesday? Start with just a few things. Don’t over-do it your first couple of times. You’ll grow to become a list-a-holic later, start small now, though, k?
    Just so you know, you can join us at anytime, it doesn’t have to be on Tuesdays – the list will go up every Tuesday for you to link to, but you can make your list and link to us at any point in the week!

    Remember, with “To-Do Tuesday”, we’re attacking our to-do lists each week, blogging about our lists and what we’ve got going on, and sharing it with each other to help keep each other accountable. Everyone should come back here to link up in the MckLinky as the central “To-Do Tuesday Hub” so we can visit who’s participating and offer encouragement to each other throughout the week. Don’t forget to add the “To-Do Tuesday” button to your post, linking back to this post!

    Let’s continue to cross items off our list as we go and help support each other in completing our lists! Don’t forget my useful HTML tutorial on how to effectively “cross-out” or √ “check off” your items on your to-do list!

    Joining us? We’re using a new linky alternative called MckLinky! Please add your link below (to your To Do Tuesday post, and not the main page of your blog).

    To-Do Tuesday ~ Week 16ish

    Okay, so I’ve been a total slacker on my blog. Upside is that I’ve been getting alot done around my house. I’m almost back into the cleaning/FlyLady groove, been doing well on the budgeting, reading my bible, our vacation plans are coming along nicely, and I’ve been spending alot of quality time with my family. I have noticed that I have the time to blog, but have been using it for other things *cough* Facebook *cough*…which I plan on cutting back a bit on. It’s insane how those little games can be so addicting! My to-do lists have become outrageous, so I think I’m gonna tone it down a notch. (I have daily to-do lists that I post on a dry erase board by my front door…these are the ones that have become out of control.)

    Plus, even though our vacation isn’t until July…I have vacation brain. It’s all I can think about. So excited to go back to Florida!! It’s been 7 years!

    1. Get back to the gym! (I need to lose about 5-10 more pounds to be ready for the beach!)
    2. Start working on organizing & purging the craft closet.
    3. Finish up & post reviews & a giveaway this week!
    4. Decide on & order a bathing suit.
    5. List more things on Listia!
    6. Coordinate schedules w/ Florida family…gotta squeeze in as much family time as possible!
    7. Prepare/plan summer routines for kids.

    Permanent To-Do’s

    1. Stick with the Family Challenges!
    2. Stick to weekly menu plan.
    3. Keep up with/follow budget using mint.com.
    4. Remember to update progress on To-Do List!
    5. Become consistent with working out in the gym and/or EA Active.
    6. Keep flying with the FlyLady!

    I ‘stole’ the following from Crazy Adventures in Parenting…the fearless leader of To-Do Tuesday. =)

    Would you like to join us this week for To-Do Tuesday? Start with just a few things. Don’t over-do it your first couple of times. You’ll grow to become a list-a-holic later, start small now, though, k?
    Just so you know, you can join us at anytime, it doesn’t have to be on Tuesdays – the list will go up every Tuesday for you to link to, but you can make your list and link to us at any point in the week!

    Remember, with “To-Do Tuesday”, we’re attacking our to-do lists each week, blogging about our lists and what we’ve got going on, and sharing it with each other to help keep each other accountable. Everyone should come back here to link up in the MckLinky as the central “To-Do Tuesday Hub” so we can visit who’s participating and offer encouragement to each other throughout the week. Don’t forget to add the “To-Do Tuesday” button to your post, linking back to this post!

    Let’s continue to cross items off our list as we go and help support each other in completing our lists! Don’t forget my useful HTML tutorial on how to effectively “cross-out” or √ “check off” your items on your to-do list!

    Joining us? We’re using a new linky alternative called MckLinky! Please add your link below (to your To Do Tuesday post, and not the main page of your blog).

    To-Do Tuesday ~ Week 15

    I didn’t get as much done last week as I would have liked…story of my life. Not a big deal though, because there’s always another day to do housework…and if not, I’m in a better place where there is no housework. ;) I have alot more on my plate than listed here, but these are my main ‘To-Do’s’. On to the list!

    1. Alter my routine a bit to add some time for much needed exercise! (The beach is about 2 months away & I am NOT ready!)
    2. Start working on organizing & purging the craft closet.
    3. Write & post reviews.
    4. Wrap Kara’s birthday presents!
    5. List more things on Listia!
    6. Make Kara’s cake & post pictures…prep for birthday party on Thursday!

    Permanent To-Do’s

    1. Stick with the Family Challenges!
    2. Stick to weekly menu plan.
    3. Keep up with/follow budget using mint.com.
    4. Remember to update progress on To-Do List!

    5. Become consistent with working out in the gym and/or EA Active.
    6. Keep flying with the FlyLady!
    I ‘stole’ the following from Crazy Adventures in Parenting…the fearless leader of To-Do Tuesday. =)

    Would you like to join us this week for To-Do Tuesday? Start with just a few things. Don’t over-do it your first couple of times. You’ll grow to become a list-a-holic later, start small now, though, k?
    Just so you know, you can join us at anytime, it doesn’t have to be on Tuesdays – the list will go up every Tuesday for you to link to, but you can make your list and link to us at any point in the week!

    Remember, with “To-Do Tuesday”, we’re attacking our to-do lists each week, blogging about our lists and what we’ve got going on, and sharing it with each other to help keep each other accountable. Everyone should come back here to link up in the MckLinky as the central “To-Do Tuesday Hub” so we can visit who’s participating and offer encouragement to each other throughout the week. Don’t forget to add the “To-Do Tuesday” button to your post, linking back to this post!

    Let’s continue to cross items off our list as we go and help support each other in completing our lists! Don’t forget my useful HTML tutorial on how to effectively “cross-out” or √ “check off” your items on your to-do list!

    Joining us? We’re using a new linky alternative called MckLinky! Please add your link below (to your To Do Tuesday post, and not the main page of your blog).

    To-Do Tuesday ~ Week 14

    Well, I’ve been out of pocket for the past week or so.  Seems like everything is totally chaotic over here.  We’ve got a visitor coming in a little over a week, I’ve been trying to help my dad get his stuff squared away for his move to Florida (I hate that he’s going so far away), we have a dreaded meeting looming (yuck), I’ve painted at the church ALOT (it’s looking awesome, but no where near finished), I’ve been sidetracked by a new website (Listia.com) totally had to put my blog renovations on hold (boo!), plus I’m behind on housework (double boo!).  One super cool thing is that I’ve reconnected with several of my old friends from USMC Boot Camp.  It’s crazy how because of Facebook we’ve all been able to find eachother and catch up.  Hopefully there will be some kind of reunion next year sometime.  Because of all of this that has either piled up (housework) or hit all at once (all the other stuff), my list is short.

    1. Get back into my routine…I feel lost (and lazy) when I’m not on track.
    2. Take Grayson to the park.
    3. Take truck through car wash (with the kids).
    4. Continue to declutter house! Gameroom is still on the list!
    5. List more things on Listia!
    6. Make some last minute decisions about Kara’s birthday party.

    Permanent To-Do’s

    1. Stick with the Family Challenges!
    2. Stick to weekly menu plan.
    3. Keep up with/follow budget using mint.com.
    4. Remember to update progress on To-Do List!

    5. Become consistent with working out in the gym and/or EA Active.
    6. Keep flying with the FlyLady!
    I ‘stole’ the following from Crazy Adventures in Parenting…the fearless leader of To-Do Tuesday. =)

    Would you like to join us this week for To-Do Tuesday? Start with just a few things. Don’t over-do it your first couple of times. You’ll grow to become a list-a-holic later, start small now, though, k?
    Just so you know, you can join us at anytime, it doesn’t have to be on Tuesdays – the list will go up every Tuesday for you to link to, but you can make your list and link to us at any point in the week!

    Remember, with “To-Do Tuesday”, we’re attacking our to-do lists each week, blogging about our lists and what we’ve got going on, and sharing it with each other to help keep each other accountable. Everyone should come back here to link up in the MckLinky as the central “To-Do Tuesday Hub” so we can visit who’s participating and offer encouragement to each other throughout the week. Don’t forget to add the “To-Do Tuesday” button to your post, linking back to this post!

    Let’s continue to cross items off our list as we go and help support each other in completing our lists! Don’t forget my useful HTML tutorial on how to effectively “cross-out” or √ “check off” your items on your to-do list!

    Joining us? We’re using a new linky alternative called MckLinky! Please add your link below (to your To Do Tuesday post, and not the main page of your blog).

    To-Do Tuesday ~ Week 13

    As you can see, I am in the middle of giving my blog an overhaul. There are alot of things I haven’t even started changing/adding, and it is already giving me fits. Moving from blogger.com to wordpress format was easy but not…it’s kinda hard to explain. WordPress seems much cooler, but since I’m not used to it, all it’s doing is really ticking me off. I have purchased a domain name so if you have me bookmarked or whatever, the address is now http://lifeat30ish.com I’ve got big plans for my blog…it’s just been a slow journey thus far. I still haven’t gotten everything transferred over and all the kinks worked out, and this probably isn’t even the template I will use by the end of this monstrous project, but I’m learning and will get it where I want it eventually. Enough jabbering…here’s what you came here for…the list!

    1. Not throw my innocent laptop through the innocent window when wordpress gives me grief.
    2. File our state taxes.
    3. Take truck through car wash (with the kids).
    4. Continue to declutter house! Gameroom is next on the list!
    5. Write blog post about my ultra nerdy cool coupon organizer!
    6. Continue planning for Kara’s birthday party.
    7. De-stress.
    8. Plan our anniversary/birthday weekend getaway!

    Permanent To-Do’s
    1. Stick with the Family Challenges!
    2. Stick to weekly menu plan.
    3. Keep up with/follow budget using mint.com.
    4. Remember to update progress on To-Do List!

    5. Become consistent with working out in the gym and/or EA Active.
    6. Keep flying with the FlyLady!
    I ‘stole’ the following from Crazy Adventures in Parenting…the fearless leader of To-Do Tuesday. =)

    Would you like to join us this week for To-Do Tuesday? Start with just a few things. Don’t over-do it your first couple of times. You’ll grow to become a list-a-holic later, start small now, though, k?
    Just so you know, you can join us at anytime, it doesn’t have to be on Tuesdays – the list will go up every Tuesday for you to link to, but you can make your list and link to us at any point in the week!

    Remember, with “To-Do Tuesday”, we’re attacking our to-do lists each week, blogging about our lists and what we’ve got going on, and sharing it with each other to help keep each other accountable. Everyone should come back here to link up in the MckLinky as the central “To-Do Tuesday Hub” so we can visit who’s participating and offer encouragement to each other throughout the week. Don’t forget to add the “To-Do Tuesday” button to your post, linking back to this post!

    Let’s continue to cross items off our list as we go and help support each other in completing our lists! Don’t forget my useful HTML tutorial on how to effectively “cross-out” or √ “check off” your items on your to-do list!

    Joining us? We’re using a new linky alternative called MckLinky! Please add your link below (to your To Do Tuesday post, and not the main page of your blog).

    To-Do Tuesday 2010 – Week 12

    Wow…what a week! Our lives have been a bit crazy the last few weeks…dealing with ex’s is NOT fun. Besides all the drama, we had a great week with the kiddos, and have been getting some stuff done around the house. My dad is moving soon, and has been loading me up with all kinds of old photos, newspaper clippings, etc. that he inherited when my grandma died several years ago. I’ve been going through that stuff little by little, but once I get sucked in it’s hard to stop digging. I am toning my list down a little for this week because I think I’ve just had too much on my plate lately. All the drama + our normally busy lives + all the extra stuff I’ve been undertaking lately = I’m a total exhausted mess. Plus, I’ve been severely neglecting my blog (totally missed To-Do Tuesday Week 11!), and I can’t let that happen! On to the toned down list!
    1. Take photos of stuff Dad wants to sell.
    2. Schedule auto repairs/windshield replacement for Greg’s car.
    3. Take truck through car wash (with the kids) & clean/vacuum inside as well (without the kids).
    4. Continue to declutter house! I’m on a roll!
    5. Write blog post about my ultra nerdy cool coupon organizer!
    6. Start planning for Kara’s birthday party.
    7. Take some time for myself…de-stress.

    Permanent To-Do’s
    1. Stick with the Family Challenges!
    2. Stick to weekly menu plan.
    3. Keep up with/follow budget using mint.com.
    4. Remember to update progress on To-Do List!

    5. Stay consistent with working out in the gym and/or EA Active.
    6. Keep flying with the FlyLady!
    I ‘stole’ the following from Crazy Adventures in Parenting…the fearless leader of To-Do Tuesday. =)

    Would you like to join us this week for To-Do Tuesday? Start with just a few things. Don’t over-do it your first couple of times. You’ll grow to become a list-a-holic later, start small now, though, k? Just so you know, you can join us at anytime, it doesn’t have to be on Tuesdays – the list will go up every Tuesday for you to link to, but you can make your list and link to us at any point in the week! Remember, with “To-Do Tuesday”, we’re attacking our to-do lists each week, blogging about our lists and what we’ve got going on, and sharing it with each other to help keep each other accountable. Everyone should come back here to link up in the MckLinky as the central “To-Do Tuesday Hub” so we can visit who’s participating and offer encouragement to each other throughout the week. Don’t forget to add the “To-Do Tuesday” button to your post, linking back to this post! Let’s continue to cross items off our list as we go and help support each other in completing our lists! Don’t forget my useful HTML tutorial on how to effectively “cross-out” or √ “check off” your items on your to-do list! Joining us? We’re using a new linky alternative called MckLinky! Please add your link below (to your To Do Tuesday post, and not the main page of your blog).

    To-Do Tuesday 2010 – Week 10

    I’ve decided my crazy cold wasn’t actually a cold at all…it’s allergies. So, I’m back to the sneezing, coughing, runny nose crap from a few weeks ago. Other than that, I’ve been feeling great! Been doing good on my reading, working out, cleaning/de-cluttering, sticking with the budget, etc. We’ve got a lot of things going on in our life right now and trying to juggle everything has been a bit of a challenge.
    1. Get new tires for my truck.
    2. Schedule auto repairs for Greg’s car & windshield repairs for both vehicles.
    3. OPEN AN ETSY STORE! (Mainly stuff I’ve crocheted/sewed, but there will be random other crafts thrown in!)
    4. Take de-cluttered items to donate to local thrift store.
    5. Write blog post about my ultra nerdy cool coupon organizer!
    6. Take photos of ALL completed items for my soon-to-exist Etsy store.
    7. Make something with sewing machine. (Tried, but sweet husband accidently gave my power cord to his friend…hope to get it back today!)
    8. Bake/Freeze crescent rolls, english muffins, & pizza dough.

    Permanent To-Do’s
    1. Stick with the Family Challenges!
    2. Stick to weekly menu plan.
    3. Keep up with/follow budget using mint.com.
    4. Remember to update progress on To-Do List!

    5. Stay consistent with working out in the gym and/or EA Active.
    6. Keep flying with the FlyLady!
    I ‘stole’ the following from Crazy Adventures in Parenting…the fearless leader of To-Do Tuesday. =)

    Would you like to join us this week for To-Do Tuesday? Start with just a few things. Don’t over-do it your first couple of times. You’ll grow to become a list-a-holic later, start small now, though, k?
    Just so you know, you can join us at anytime, it doesn’t have to be on Tuesdays – the list will go up every Tuesday for you to link to, but you can make your list and link to us at any point in the week!

    Remember, with “To-Do Tuesday”, we’re attacking our to-do lists each week, blogging about our lists and what we’ve got going on, and sharing it with each other to help keep each other accountable. Everyone should come back here to link up in the MckLinky as the central “To-Do Tuesday Hub” so we can visit who’s participating and offer encouragement to each other throughout the week. Don’t forget to add the “To-Do Tuesday” button to your post, linking back to this post!

    Let’s continue to cross items off our list as we go and help support each other in completing our lists! Don’t forget my useful HTML tutorial on how to effectively “cross-out” or √ “check off” your items on your to-do list!

    Joining us? We’re using a new linky alternative called MckLinky! Please add your link below (to your To Do Tuesday post, and not the main page of your blog).