So far, the accomplishments off my task list are:
- Update Banner on Blog Site
- Update Aidan's photo on Blog Site
- Organized my recipe books
- Drop off Goodwill Donations
- Organize the Pantry
- Clean the master bathroom shower (Using blue dawn and vinegar made this task easy)
- Clean the master bathroom toilet
- Mount Bike Seat on my Bike
- Bake Pecan Pies
- Bring alcohol wipes to work
- Put Tide pen in my purse
Crappy story about the bike seat I bought super cheap at a neighborhood yard sale...it was missing necessary hardware to safely connect it to my bike. Not bolts and nuts, but formed tube steel or perhaps aluminum that needed to connect to my seat. I had the parts for bike seat to mount to the frame, but you have to have it all! So instead of the bike seat, I searched for a used bike trailer on Craigslist, met the guy, tried the trailer out with and without Aidan, and bought the trailer. Besides, I learned that if the bike tips over, the trailer doesn't. No, I didn't fall, but the bike doesn't have a kick stand, and it tipped over at my truck while the trailer stayed horizontal. Good idea. I think not having a hard mounted bike seat to the back of my bike since I have had a crazy bike wreck that really has no explanation. I ran into a tree off a paved path, and the last thing I need is Aidan attached to my seat.
Christmas Card Books. However, after looking at all of my cards, I could not punch a hole in them; I do not want to damage my cards. So I found a plastic container on Amazon that I could use to organize my cards.
I am not a hoarder, but I keep all of my cards. Birthday, congratulations, Christmas, thank you's, wedding, random, etc...I keep them. I have since I can remember, and it's always fun to read back through them and try to remember who people were that gave the cards to you. It was also neat to read all the thanks I received from parents while teaching them how to swim or for the charities I helped out that I had long forgotten about. I also liked seeing if I had matching cards and laughing at my friends who decided to pick out the most obscure cards, so here's a sampling of my cards:
|Lots of Dog Cards for my Birthday|
|Lots of Penguin Cards - Anniversary, Birthday, and Random Thinking of You|
|21st Birthday - High School Friend and my Sister|
|Great friend from High School - She knows know how to make me laugh|
|10 years apart, but very similar Birthday Card|
|A Handmade Card from one of my first crushes, ya know, 1st grade crush. haha|
|Graduation Card, I forget what these girls are called, but still, I love a funny, off the wall card.|
So I feel like my motivation to clean and become more organized is going well a week into it. I figured if I keep updating that I will keep up with my tasks. In addition, every night, I have spent 20 minutes every night either cleaning or organizing.