Frugal Mom Forums - Dustrag Divas http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/ Tips and advice for keeping house and managing your chores. en Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:35:00 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/images/misc/rss.png Frugal Mom Forums - Dustrag Divas http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/ Shredded white Christmas? http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/showthread.php?25204-Shredded-white-Christmas&goto=newpost Sat, 17 Dec 2011 08:11:42 GMT LOL, I am so pleased with me! I managed to tackle that huge pile of paperwork. You know the one, beside the desk, to be shredded. I just took out one... LOL, I am so pleased with me! I managed to tackle that huge pile of paperwork. You know the one, beside the desk, to be shredded. I just took out one 30 gal. trashbag of shredded old papers out for the trash. Balanced the checkbook and cleared of the futon, (catchall) put extra purses into the closet where they belong, started a big chunk of writing on the family history for my son. AND, yes, and, cleaned off the table by my chair which gets everything placed there. Got the sheets changed laundered and my med minder filled up. i know it's late, but I shall treat myself to a couple of my recorded movies now! :clap: :Woot: ]]> Dustrag Divas nbp2452 http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/showthread.php?25204-Shredded-white-Christmas Christmas To Do and Ta Da! http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/showthread.php?23225-Christmas-To-Do-and-Ta-Da!&goto=newpost Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:09:22 GMT My wish list of what I need to get done before the kids come home for Christmas break.. because then I want to enjoy them and not be mean , grumpy,... My wish list of what I need to get done before the kids come home for Christmas break.. because then I want to enjoy them and not be mean , grumpy, mom who is trying to get it all done.

Deep Clean.. not quite as deep as I had planned.. but still looks pretty good.
Kitchen done
Dining Room done
Foyerdone
Baths done
Master Bedroomdone

Basic Clean
Kids rooms .. bedding ectdone
basement /rec roomjust gave it a quick once over.. DD is storing all her college stuff in there
garage.. wood and coal season.. hate tracking it all in when its not sweptswept stairs and basement entry way.. will clean it really well on the first warm day after kids leave
spare roomdone

Christmas presents/decorations ect
Check what I have.. make list for what I need.done
Shop for what I need yetdone
cut out tags for giftsDone
wrap giftsdone
mail gifts to family in Pghdone
Decorate inside of housedone
Decorate tree.. its tagged and still at tree farm.done
Cards... all 60 of them.done and make that 90 of them!!!!!!
Work on family cookbook for Daughter and DS and fiance.( organize my recipes first)This didnt get done .. and that is ok. I decided it would be something DD and I could work on over break.
Prepare gifts for neighbors.done
Ornaments for TOPS group.done
Food

Clean out fridge and freezers.. take inventorydone
meal plan for rest of Decemberdone
Amish store big shop done
grocery store big shopdone
decide on what to bake.. swear once again I wont over do that this year. done

Functions to attend
Ladies Fellowship Christmas Party for church.. tonight... prepare food.Done.. wonderful time of fellowship with my sisters in Christ.
Leaders Luncheon for BSF... tomorrow... prepare food.done
TOPS Christmas party .. tomorrow night.done
ChristKrindle Market with DH and Tam.. Thursdaydone
Sorority attending musical theater.. Friday.done
Christmas program at church.. 11th.. prepare food.done
Sorority Christmas dinner .. 14th.. also in charge of this.done
Hosting Christmas eve party at our home.looking forward to this.

Misc
Attempt to be in bed by 10 each night and up at 5.. trying to prevent a flare. Not doing well with this.. having terrible sleep issues lately.
Gram to Dr on 9th.. possibly 15thdone
Gram to store if/when needed.done.. doing
BSF.. daily .. attend Tuesday and Wednesdays this is what keeps me sane.
work out daily.. attend TOPS on Tuesdays. attending TOPS.. need to be working out more.
keep house picked up daily... wont do another big deep clean till after decorations are down.done
Laundry!done and doing
Keep checkbook balanced... budget updated ( at home).done
Teach Junior Church on 11th and 18th.. prepare lessons for both. lessons prepared.. set to teach on Sunday.


DD and I will do the baking when she comes home.. hoping to have Grandma over on 19th to help us.

OK Lord... Take my day and guide me with discipline and focus and allow all I do to be for your Glory.

Here goes!! ]]>
Dustrag Divas prmom http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/showthread.php?23225-Christmas-To-Do-and-Ta-Da!
Making my list and checking it twice.... at least! http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/showthread.php?23224-Making-my-list-and-checking-it-twice....-at-least!&goto=newpost Mon, 05 Dec 2011 14:45:43 GMT
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And I have to get a handle (re-handle, LOL) on the holiday preparations. I'm dazed and confused what I need to do next.
:yes:

I saw this on Liz'z post this AM..and it explains exactly what I am going through. Thank you Liz! I have crashed. I have been keeping really busy since the kids left for Fall semester and now I am facing the holidays and I dont know where to start.

Some of what I am feeling comes from emotional issues I have faced recently. A decision has been made to put my Gram in a retirement home. This breaks my heart beyond words. Physically she is doing fairly well.. her mind is slipping though. She has taken to locking her bedroom door at night because she insists a little boy keeps visiting her. The main concern is something happening in the nighttime hours. My brother, uncle and I all check in during the day. But from about 8 at night ( if not earlier) till 6 in the AM.. she is alone . She will be 90 in March.

Also... I have shared about my best friend and her husband moving to South Carolina. He left in Aug.. she has stayed here with the house on the market. They have visited back and forth and of course he came home for the flood and Thanksgiving. She misses him ( I suppose she should love him more than she loves me..lol) and has decided that After New Years she is moving down and the house will remain on the market here. I no sooner accept the fact that she is moving ( like after the original announcement) then get used to her being here again. Now she will be moving.. but will return when the house finally sells and then move back to SC again. Its just been an emotional roller coaster. When you have talked to someone almost everyday for the last 21 yrs and then they will not be a phone call away.. it rips at your heart.

So I am tired.. sad... stressed.. overwhelmed... and I dont want to be miserable for the holidays. That is the old Nancy and I said goodbye to her years ago.. but every holiday she tries to show up like some unwanted relative.

So I need to make a list so I can see exactly what I need to get done between now and when the kids get home on the 16th. Thankfully shopping in 95% done.. so that is a plus. I dont want to get into an anal mindset about it all.. because that is old Nancy too. But I do need to be held accountable.

Since I have written a book. I will start my list in a new thread. Plz..post yours as well and lets motivate one another. ]]>
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Fa la la la la Weekends http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/showthread.php?23208-Fa-la-la-la-la-Weekends&goto=newpost Wed, 30 Nov 2011 03:10:35 GMT Family time! What fun things do you have planned for the December weekends?:coolChristmas: Family time! What fun things do you have planned for the December weekends?:coolChristmas: ]]> Dustrag Divas Girleymom3 http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/showthread.php?23208-Fa-la-la-la-la-Weekends Deck the Halls Thursdays http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/showthread.php?23207-Deck-the-Halls-Thursdays&goto=newpost Wed, 30 Nov 2011 03:09:23 GMT It's Thursday! YAY! How are you decking those halls this month? :tongueChristmas: ]]> Dustrag Divas Girleymom3 http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/showthread.php?23207-Deck-the-Halls-Thursdays Festive Tuesdays http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/showthread.php?23206-Festive-Tuesdays&goto=newpost Wed, 30 Nov 2011 03:07:31 GMT What kinds of fun and festive things are going on at your house on these December Tuesdays? :Christmastree: What kinds of fun and festive things are going on at your house on these December Tuesdays? :Christmastree: ]]> Dustrag Divas Girleymom3 http://www.frugalmom.net/forums/showthread.php?23206-Festive-Tuesdays