Let's see, what did I do:
Dressed and ready for the day including a fun apron and my fuzzy slippers! We enjoyed our breakfast, some reading, began "O" for Octopus this week and did some morning chores plus washed and changed the little ladies sheets.
By lunch time, I had gotten everything on my pre-lunch list done plus did some decorating on the porch ~
After all I'd gotten done in the morning and handling numerous squabbles, whining voices, and more - I was a bit stressed (I nearly always am a bit frazzled by lunch time) so the little ladies had a little tea party by their pink tree (thank you, Wal-Mart after-Christmas sale last year!)
and with Samuel in his high chair right next to me - I felt the tension fade away as I looked at and read this:
Oh, now I am relaxed - I felt so much more at rest after just eating my lunch and reading this book and suddenly I wanted to get up and cook a huge dinner. But, back to my list!
After everyone got settled for quiet time - I decided to keep at my tidying. I started at the front door and just worked my way into the dining room and kitchen. Once I got the table cleaned off, I had myself a little treat (thank you, free coupon in the mail!).
Now, to get some banana bread in the oven and get back to my tidying!
The Christmas boxes are still waiting to go in the attic - but I did finish getting what I wanted out of them!
The other side of the counters still looks like this - I did go through most of it and it really is things I need to do or deal with - hoping to tackle more of this later in the week!
I did not do any sewing - other moms involved had sick little ones, and I thought I might just sew at home - but I was too tired!
Let's see - what is up for today? Now that my spaces are cleared of clutter, I'm ready to start some cleaning.
Clean master bath
Assign chores for little ladies (they did great yesterday!)
Baths/clean bathroom while littles are in tub
Morning chores (teeth brushed, beds made)
Make paper chains
Feed birds (part of a December calendar with activities for each day)
Sweep/Mop dining room and kitchen
Post Office and Staples when David gets home
Dinner: One Dish Chicken and Stuffing Bake, Salad, Corn
Work on garlands
Another very ambitious list - maybe even impossible. But, setting low expectations doesn't work for me - I have to aim high and even if I don't get all the way to that I still have done better than I would have if I hadn't aimed high!
Thanks for all your comments yesterday - would love to hear what you are up to today as well!