Vacation, writing, chores

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I’m on a little bitty vacation right now.  I go back to work on Friday (weird, I know, but with the work schedule I keep, that’s the best way to do it), so I’ve got a few days to get a bit done, caught up on, started…

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve allowed myself to become quite the slacker with my writing…I think I can use this week to redevelop the daily writing habit.  I have to, it’s one of the things in my life that keeps me sane (or at least what passes for sane in my crazy life).

I’ve also been going through a lot of my “stuff”…funny, I’m pretty careful with what I buy any more, but still end up with several boxes/bags of items to pitch or donate.  How in the world does that happen?  Seriously, I go through things at least twice a year.  You wouldn’t think I would have much to get rid of after several years of doing this, would you?  But you’d be wrong with that assumption.  Right now, I have a bag of magazines  to donate (bingo ladies in my complex?), a couple of bags of books to take to the Friends of the Library tomorrow, and some clothes to take to Goodwill.  At least I’m pretty much past the stage of having knick knacks to get rid of.

Today’s focus is going to be the kitchen.  I did clean the oven yesterday.  It really didn’t need a lot of cleaning, just wiping out, so that was fairly easy.  But I want to pull everything out of the fridge and freezer, clean it completely, then reorganize it when I put it back…and I may just have to make up a big pot of veggie soup using frozen leftovers just to get rid of some of the little containers filling my freezer.  Then I want to pull all of the furniture out and do a good mopping.  I admit, I’m not the world’s best at that, only do a complete job of it a few times a year.  Usually leave the plant stands in front of the window and just reach under them.  But not today.  Today I’ll move everything and use the little steam cleaner and get it done right!

I don’t know about anyone else, but I feel so much better when my house is totally clean and organized.  Oh, I did clean off my desk yesterday…found $3 in expired ECBs from CVS.  Don’t think that didn’t make me mad!  Note to self, that’s why you immediately cut them from the receipt and put them in wallet in purse.  {Head slap}

So, I can’t promise I won’t spend any time at all on Pinterest (or Facebook) today, but I can promise that it won’t be the entire day!  What about you?   Got any plans for your Monday?

spring comes early this year

And what kind of crazy winter has this been?  Daffodils trying to bloom in early February?

8 Responses

  1. I had a list of things as long as my arm to get done this weekend but pinterest and some fabulous classic movies on tcm somehow took up all of my time. And a couple of naps. I don’t go back to work until Tuesday afternoon so I still have time to get some of it done. I’ll have to use you as inspiration!

    • Well…don’t use me as your inspiration just yet…I haven’t accomplished much today…had to run out to CVS this morning, then stopped in at work to pick up some papers I’d left there…came home, ate lunch, watched Days, put some medicine on the older cat (fun times, that), walked into the kitchen, looked around, came back out here and sat down at the computer…so…I still have some time left this afternoon to get a few things done…

  2. Enjoy your time off!

  3. My iris are up a good 12 inches and we’ve had a few dandelions. Tulips are a couple of inches tall. Have you heard from your interview yet? At least it isn’t on the other side of the country. Have a good mini-vacation.

    • It really has been a crazy winter, hasn’t it? I haven’t even been called for the interview yet. Chris seems to think that they’re waiting to see if the other manager gets the job she’s applied for. I had to edit your comment as the info about where i might go is still not for public consumption…haha. Believe it or not, there are other managers and assistant managers in the district who actually read my blog…crazy, huh? I stopped at work this morning to pick up my folder of interview notes and numbers just in case they decide to call me at home…I told Chris it would be okay to give them my home number if they call. I’m doing my part…

  4. I can’t even remember back to Monday! Oh, that was the night I stayed up baking. Had a Dr. appt. Tuesday. Finally got the kitchen cleaned today. (Wednesday) I’ve seen pictures from all over with crocus and daffodils in bloom. It has been a mild winter here. We had enough last winter to last a long, long time. 🙂

    • Sounds like you’ve had a busy week…I finally got the house cleaned up, need to run over to PetSmart today. Then come home and try to figure out what to cook to take to work for lunch…I cooked up a batch of vegetable beef soup in the crock pot yesterday…soooo good!! That’ll be dinner for the next several days.

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