Monday, March 30, 2015

Update For Last Week

Last week I posted a list of things I hoped to accomplish. Some I got done and some (about half) didn't.  Sometimes life gets in the way and instead of washing walls other things have to happen. Last week was one of those weeks, so I am just moving those to this week's list and crossing my fingers!

Wash L.R., D.R., and foyer walls and windows
Quick Shine lr dr and foyer floors
Wash kitchen and den windows
Deep clean laundry room
Scrub master bath shower
Wash master bath shower curtain
Repair vanity chair
Finish moving spring/summer duds down
Knock down wasp nest from deck handrail (Sorry wasps, I know you need a home but not there!)
Deep clean master bath
Deep clean Son3 bedroom (Wash walls and windows.  He is away at school so I am not cleaning up                                                  after him, just doing needed spring cleaning.)
Rearrange D.R. furniture
Plant salad garden
Fill another Goodwill box and take  it to the donation center.
Volunteer work
De-pollen deck (ongoing battle for the next month)
Clean grill
Finish the blooming mending
Create something 2 times this week

I also posted a list of our menu so this it the menu and what really happened

Monday night  : Alfredo sauce over spinach noodles, tossed salad, steamed asparagus (done)
Tuesday night  : Book club, eating out (done)

Wednesday pm: Baked chicken, roasted brussels sprouts, rice, carrot and raisin salad  Grilled Conecuh sausage, coleslaw, baked potatoes

Thursday night : Mexican casserole, cole slaw, corn on the cob, tossed salad

Friday night      : Grilled Chicken, green beans, tossed salad, potato wedges, strawberries

Saturday night  : Stir fry with rice Hamburger patties, steamed asparagus, saffron rice, tossed salad

Sunday night    : Soup with cheese toast   Baked pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes, green beans, strawberries and pineapple slices

It looks like I got it right about 50 % of the time.  Maybe this week will be better or maybe not.  I guess I will see.

Monday: Red curried chicken, riced cauliflower, tossed salad
Tuesday: Grilled chicken, tossed salad, steamed broccoli, fruit compote
Wednesday: Spaghetti, tossed salad
Thursday: Braised pork steaks, with carrots, sweet potatoes, onions and mushrooms, coleslaw
Friday: Paleo tacos, with assorted fixings, tossed salad
Saturday: Grilled hamburgers, sweet potato oven fries, tossed salad
Sunday: Easter dinner with extended family (everyone brings a dish, no idea yet what they want me to make)

So I guess we will see what this week brings.  I know based on last week the jury is still out on whether it will go as planned or not.  If I were gambling on this I might place all the money on not, but hope springs eternal doesn't it?

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  1. Anne, I have to tell you that I am exhausted just thinking about your to-do list. :) I wish I had the energy to do all that in a week. I really admire your aims and wish you luck on completing your tasks. And your menus sound delicious! I often find my meal plans changing around and planned meals getting rolled over into the next week.
    I wish you and your family a Blessed Easter, my friend!

    PS- Please be careful knocking down the wasps nest!

  2. Woo hoo the wasps nest is outta here already! Of course I have to do a lot more than I have done today to get things done. I have to get off my bottom and get busy rather than planning to get busy.

  3. I need to start writing down to do lists again. When I have them, I am more focused and accomplish more. Good luck with your once again ambitious list.

  4. Thanks. Fortunately I am old enough now to just transfer whatever doesn't get done to next week rather than beating myself up if it's not complete.

  5. Thank you so much for linking to me. That was sweet. You will be one of the people that I link to on the weekends. Being in a gang is so much fun.
    Your to do list is quite long. I need to dejunk the house. It is getting easier since the kids are gone but it sure isn't a fun job. Plus Den is a keeper of crap, me not so much.

  6. I am trying to have a Goodwill load every week until the house is dejunked. Understand that the stuff others in the family keep is crap, but my stuff is really important!