Saturday, June 18, 2011

So...I basically did nothing yesterday other than volunteer and wash sweaters. This means I have a rough day on my hands! Doesn't look like much, but really it is.

Clean kitchen (Floors, too? We'll see!)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Yesterday I got most of the things done, if half-heartedly. Went to lunch with a friend, which was awesome. Got some more of my sweaters washed. Swiffered under my bed, cleared off (most of) the crap from the surfaces in the bedroom, but didn't dust there (yet).

Volunteer in seekrit.
Lunch with friend.
Clean kitchen, including floors (!!)
Final wash of sweaters.
Lawn mowing.

Tomorrow my parents are coming to visit visit, so it's the final push to Decently Clean House.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Another day of getting things done! Only thing I didn't complete is the sweater washing, but that's just because I have to do it in shifts. I only have a few places I can lay them out to dry.

Lunch with a friend.
Wash more sweaters.
Clean off top of dressers in bedroom.
Put shoes away in bedroom.
Make bed.
Swiffer under bed.
Dust surfaces in bedroom.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Got everything done yesterday I said I would!
Kimchi is fermenting, made a few more passes through the den, cleaned the kitchen back up, had lunch with friend (very excellent thing to do), and even went back up to the attic to store a cooler and bring down a fan. I applied for a few jobs!

Unload dishwasher
Take recycling and trash to curb
FINISH the den and vacuum.
Wash sweaters to put away for the summer.
Mend sweaters that need it.
Make appointments for volunteering gig.
Apply for one more job.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Got everything done I said I would yesterday!!

Cleaned the kitchen up, put the suitcases up, made a couple of sweeps through the den, and set up three lunch dates! Awesome.

Lunch with a friend.
Make more sweeps through den. This gets progressively harder.
Korean market for gochugaru, napa cabbage and spring onions.
Make kimchi.
Clean kitchen back up because I'll mess it up for sure.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Yesteday was TOO low key! I ended up messing up the kitchen terribly, so that will have to be on the to-do list today. Also, putting my suitcases up in the attic has proven to be difficult. I have some kind of block about it. So I'll make sure to do that first thing.

I harvested 16 heads of garlic yesterday. YAY! I have them set up on a table with a fan blowing over them to cure them as best as possible. Last year I bought two heads from the farmer's market with the express purpose of using them for seed, but they went bad.

My garden in general though is sad sad sad. It's basically 95% weeds with a few scraggly tomato plants that I haven't even tied up yet. This is partially because I'm overwhelmed with it, partially because I have had a hard time motivating, and partially because I screwed up my back about a month ago.

So on to today's to-do list:

• Put suitcases up in attic.
• Clean kitchen: load dishes, do dishes, clean counters, clear off table.
• Make at least one pass through the den, with the express purpose of putting things away that already have a place. I'm going to feel free to leave the things that I don't know where they go.
• Renew library materials or return them.
••••Find something with interpersonal interaction to do today!••••

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Yesterday's accomplishments:

Cleaned out car.
Washed car.
Unloaded dishwasher, did hand-washed dishes, put away, cleaned kitchen.
Went to Char's for party.
Watched 2 documentaries.

Today's goals:

Make canned pineapple jello mold jello (for fun)
Clean kitchen up again
Put meds in med planner.

Today's going to be a low-key day.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Glad I'm not trying to get traffic here. This has to be excruciatingly boring for other people. It's really just a way to keep track of what I'm trying to get done now, though.


Job searched
Ran the dishwasher (didn't unload)
Put the sheets on all the beds.
Straightened the guest bedroom.
Swiffered the guest bedroom and living room.


Clean out the car. (BIG task!)
Put suitcases up in attic.
Unload dishes.
Go to Char-Char's for party.

Update: The BIG TASK of cleaning the car took all of 20 minutes. Heh.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Yesterday's accomplishments:
Spent the morning getting healthcare
Washed sheets in both bedroom and guest bedroom
Socialized at happy hour.

Today's goals
Meeting this a.m. to coordinate some volunteer stuff.
Put sheets back on beds.
Run and unload dishwasher.
Put suitcases up in attic.
Straighten guest bedroom.
Sweep/swiffer living room.
Put away extraneous crap on kitchen table and around kitchen.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Yesterday's accomplishments:
Guest bath cleaned.
4 loads laundry done.
Lunch with former boss.

Today's goals:
Doctor's appointment at local clinic. (Done already)
Pharmacy at health department (Done)
File weekly certification for unemployment (Done)
Scan and email ESC benefits letter and tax form to patient advocate. (Done)
Happy Hour with some others.
Wash sheets in bedroom AND in guest bedroom.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yesterday's accomplishments:

Cleaned master bath
Mowed front lawn
Applied for two jobs

Today's goals:

Clean guest bath
Go to Costco to get laundry detergent and other necessities
Ideally, get laundry done. Realistically, I may not.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New approach

OK, I have a new approach. I have the full to-do list in the previous entry, but it overwhelmed me and I felt like crap for not Cleaning All The Things in one day.

What I did accomplish, however, was getting the kitchen very nice and clean, at least in one spot.

Today I'm going to pick a couple of things and get them done, while keeping the kitchen nice and clean. I figure if I do that every day, soon my house will be spic and span.

The funny thing is that it might sound as though the house is a total pit, and it's not. It's just...not where I'd like it to be.

So, today I plan to mow the front lawn and do some laundry, as well as looking for a job to apply for.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Cleaning

Lest I fall into a morass of lethargy, I need to get on with the to-do list. I took the weekend off, though I did get some things done, like running the dishwasher. Woo hoo, I guess!

Edited 11:30 a.m.
To do:

Kitchen: Unload the dishes, clear off counters, take out trash, load dishes, hand wash dishes, clean stove and surfaces
Laundry: to include sheets and towels as well as clothes and sweaters
Bathroom 1: swiffer hair (so much hair!), spray tiles in shower, put things on counters away, wipe down counters, clean toilet.
Bathroom 2: deal with hair, clean off counters
Den: clean off surfaces, vacuum
Guest BR: launder the linens, deal with goodwill clothes, prepare for parental visit
House: swiffer.
Bedroom: straighten the dresser top, put clothes away, swiffer under the bed.
Outdoors: mow front lawn, trim the hedges, put netting over blueberries, plant veggies fercrissake
Office: clean off desk.
Living room: water plants, put away the card table.

No way I can get this all done today!! I'll do my best though...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Skipped a day!

Well, it only makes sense. I had those three crazy interviews in 24 hours.

I've spent this morning looking at the places where I can imagine getting jobs, and there are no more appropriate positions out there, it seems. I'll keep looking every day, but dang.

I guess I need to apply for or communicate with someone about jobs at least twice a week for unemployment purpose. This week is taken care of, so if I have to apply for inappropriate jobs just to jump through the hoops, I'll hold off till next week.