Monday, August 26, 2013

Busy Monday Edition

(You notice I've been going between manic and busy on my Monday editions. I really can't decide because they are both pretty descriptive of my Mondays. I think I'm going to settle on Busy Monday Edition.)

To Do List:
(Aka my list of things to get done today!)

  • Laundry -> Wash / Fold / Put Away
  • Dishes
  • Clean Stove
  • Clean Counters
  • Make Menu
  • Shopping List
  • Shopping
  • Put Away Canning Supplies
  • Mow Lawn
  • Vacuum
  • Fix Screen Door
  • Organize Coupons
  • Call business to schedule Brielle's birthday party next month
  • Clean kitchen floor
  • Dust bookshelf
  • Pickup living room. 
  • Lunch with Peter
  • Pickup Brielle after school for Ortho. appt. 

  • Morning Thoughts:
    Ah Mondays and my husband said, "Have a nice day off" as he left the house at 6:15 this morning for work after getting 3 phone calls at midnight because the night shift person refused to go drive over to the new hospital (like they are suppose to) and fix the issue. Well I wouldn't exactly call this a day 'off' but I do feel for my sweetie. 
    There were several more things I wanted to put on my 'To Do List' like organizing the medicine cabinet and heck I was tempted to put down 'unblock my ear' since last night my ear was bugging me I attempted to clean it out and somehow it caused it all move back and has completely blocked off that eardrum I can't hear anything out of that side!  I've been off and on all morning flushing my ear with warm water hoping to move stuff around enough for it to finally clear up but so far no luck. 

    Some of you might notice that I have 'organize coupons' down again. Well that's for a couple reasons. While I did go through and get rid of the 'old' coupons and coupons I wouldn't use I didn't actually organize them into their normal proper slots as my coupon filer is gone! I will have to purchase a new one today because I had fully expected to have found it this past week. The other reason is I have a friend that works at the gas station and that has it's perks because Monday morning instead of tossing out the Sunday papers this is what I find on my porch some days. 
    Yup those all papers that I need to go through... I should probably put down 'stop by recycling' on 'To Do List'. I figured I'd use some of the paper to help me pack away jars though so I can store them in the shed and open up some space in the laundry room. After that though unless we are planning to have a bonfire there is no reason for that many papers. 

    Weekend Roundup: 
    You may have noticed that there was a lot of attention on my list to the kitchen. Well Saturday I spent the day making jam and Sunday the girls helped me can up peaches in light syrup. 
    Boy when I say it like that it sounds like we spent two days doing nothing! The first day with the jam was by far the worst. When you are staring down half a bushel of peaches while making jam it feels daunting but as far as just canning peach slices the next day that went quick especially with the girls helping me and they really enjoyed the peeling part. 
    Here's some pictures to go with the weekend. 

    1 comment:

    1. I would say 2 days making jam and canning peaches was doing A LOT. If your ear is still bothering you, maybe try white (regular?) vinegar? The pediatric nurse had suggested we try putting a few drops in our youngest son's ear earlier this summer when she thought maybe he had water stuck in his ear. I don't know though because we never messed with it.