Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Magic Wand... what I'm in need of. I don't know if it's because the sun hasn't been shining the past 2 days or what, but I'm ready to crawl in a hole (well stocked with yummy, pre-made food, of course) and do nothing.

In the meantime, the dirty dishes are piling high. Last night I put away the chocolate chips I bought this week... and guess what's still piled on the counter? Yup, the empty bags. Now, it's not like it would take a ton of effort to grab them and walk the 8 steps to the trash can and put them in - our trash can doesn't have a lid, so I wouldn't even have to open it. But they still sit there. I have 2 loads of clean laundry that need folded, 1 that needs hung out, and still another load or two that I need to wash yet today... which would mean another load to dry, fold and put away.

And I don't want to lift one finger. I guess I am not in the nesting mode yet, that's for sure! Oh, I think about all the wonderful things I think would be great, wonderful and fun to do... like cleaning off the desk so that I can rearrange it in what will be the baby's room, clean out the closet in that room, finish packing up the clothes I won't wear again until next summer/fall, and so on and so forth. Shucks, I even have 2 pairs of maternity pants that I need to hem. I wonder if they'll still need hemmed come March?

So, since y'all are such wonderful bloggy friends, and I know I can totally keep it real here, I'm going to make you keep me accountable through the rest of today. Naps are not needed - I dozed/read in bed for a major part of the morning (I was reading a book on pregnancy/delivery, so that makes it ok. Right??)

Here's what I NEED to do today:

Empty the dishwasher and reload it
Hang out a load of laundry and start the next load
(I cheated and decided to use the dryer)
Wash the dishes that don't fit in the dishwasher
Clean off the counters (trash, bread machine, etc.)
Get chicken out of the freezer for supper and remembered to get up another jug of OJ to thaw
Make Chicken Pot Pie so it's ready by 6 (because I know I'll be hungry by then but not so hungry I eat too much and then feel yucky)
Eat a snack to hold me over till supper (I'm thinkin' Strawberries?)
Hang out/dry 2nd load of wash
Fold and put away laundry
Clean off table

And if I get all that done and still have time to twiddle my thumbs, I may add to the list. We shall see.

Ok, I'm off. My first stop will be to eat some food because my stomach is starting to ask for it.
Check back often for updates!!!!!!!


Meghan said... [Reply to comment]

That my friend is partly why I have not blogged in a week. I have a load of whites that need to be folded and put away and I think I washed them a week ago. Please don't laugh...I'm pathetic!

I think you are doing great being pregnant. I remember being so tired and going to bed by 9 or 9:30 at night. Good luck with the list!! Or else! : )

Miriam said... [Reply to comment]

Meghan, I think that's part of my problem... I've been staying up WAAAAY later than I should this whole week. Last week when I MADE myself be in bed by 10:30, the days went much better.

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Ahh...I just saw this post. I looks like you have already accomplished a lot today. Good going! Now, I hear furniture moving...must go check on Paul!

Halfmoon Girl said... [Reply to comment]

Good job! I must be a bad friend, cause all I would tell you to do it nap now while you can!!

Halfmoon Girl said... [Reply to comment]

Hmmmm. I just tried to comment, but I don't think it showed up. Good job, but don't worry about napping- I say go ahead because you won't be able to do it later. Doing a list like you did is a good way. Just keep it reasonable and then reward yourself with some quiet time after. Take care!

JeannaMO said... [Reply to comment]

I see that you freeze OJ. Do you put it in a separate container or just pour out a little bit so it has room for expansion. I sure like this idea but wanted to see how you do it.

House work gets to all of us from time to time. It just never goes away.... Sometimes a walk outside in the fresh air will rejuvenate my spirit. But at times I have to force myself to even do that. The couch is just so tempting...LOL

Cate said... [Reply to comment]

How did you store your chocolate chips?

I definitely has those lackadaisical days while pregnant...hopefully they pass for you like they did for me! I hated feeling so lazy all of the time. Growing a baby is hard work.

Miriam said... [Reply to comment]

LOVE all the comments!
Jeanne - LOL, a bad friend,huh? I don't think that's possible :P

JeannaMO - I freeze it in the jugs, just pour some out of the top so it has room to expand. It takes about 2+ days in the frige to thaw, but if I leave it on the counter all day, then put it in the frige overnight it's pretty thawed by morning, kinda slushy-like.

Cate - My sister gave me some Tupperware storage containers, they are tall and rectangular w/ a pour hole in the lid. I keep them in there.

Angie said... [Reply to comment]


I know about those days so well. You seem to be doing ok now.

Just to give you a heads up I'm doing a give away on my blog. I posted partly about it and will post the actual give away post here in a bit. Just a heads up. :0)

Feel better soon!