6:50 AM: PiYo Buns – COMPLETED
I started to hit a bit of depression towards the end of the week since I knew that my vacation would be coming to an end. I cherish my time off with the kiddos. I was so sad to see them leave, but it’s back to the daily grind. At least I love the people I work with because then it would be really hard.
Anyway, quick updates. With almost two weeks of vacation, we were busy with family the first week. We saw family at least 5-6 days in a row. By Sunday, I was ready to just be with P and the kids. Don’t get me wrong, we enjoyed every single minute with family, but I was ready to just be home, unwind and relax. New Year’s Eve was well spent with just the four of us. I still gave the kids a bath and got them dressed up. I think that’s only fair. I spent most of the morning trying to organize and prep dinner. I had lasagna (though we decided to put that into the oven the next day), chicken and potatoes. Lili helped me bake the desserts. My apple pie came out not too pretty, but it tasted divine.
Lili helped baked cookies. We had chocolate-chocolate and chocolate chips. Lili finished all the chocolate-chocolate cookies by the end of the week. She would have 1-2 a day.
By 6pm, I bathed both kids and got them dressed. We hung out for a bit before eating dinner.
Polka dots for good luck. And of course, don’t forget 12-grapes.
After dinner, we had champagne (Lili had ice-tea but we put it in a flute for her) and played a few games of Go Fish. She’s so good at it and loves playing.
We told Lili she could try to stay up and she was excited, but she was done by 10PM. I did the countdown with P and then right on cue, Sebastian woke up. HA. Overall a great NYE.
Anyway, I did run a few times after, P did the food shopping and we started our project of organizing. First was my desk area.
My board has a few lists of what I want to accomplish for the month, our menu for the week, the big to-do list for the week and monthly events. We have been crossing off things on the list. I’m pretty happy about it. I’m almost done with my closet (two big bags of donations), the kids closets are done, the top of the bookshelf (had so many things on top and is not empty) and the main closet is completely empty now and ready for our bins to go in there (mainly the kids toys, seasonal items, etc.). The kids were well behaved the entire time because I put them in a box full of balls.
I finished three loads of laundry last night (three loads the night before). There’s still a few more things we need to move before bulk day on Wednesday. I’m so happy we’re getting ORGANIZED. Hopefully all this decluttering will give me peace of mind.
Next project for us is to organize the storage area in the basement and in the attic. Hopefully we don’t accumulate more junk.
What organizing tips do you have? Did you ever watch that TV show “Hoarding: Buried Alive”?
Do you set daily, weekly or monthly goals? How do you keep track?
BTW, yesterday I walked 22,754 steps, 10.24 miles (6-miles I ran), and went up/down 16 floors. I didn’t even leave the house. That was all from cleaning/organizing.
Happy New Year!