Friday, July 10, 2009

(wk17,Fri,) Sleep and "to do" lists

I just woke up 10 hours of sleep (2 nights in a row). I am going to do that much for one more night and then reevaluate. It is almost impossible to get that much on most nights (because the kids get up). I slept with hubby's apnea mask for 4 hours this morning. It usually bothers me. But I put it on at 5 something a.m. when I was very sleepy and I just fell back to sleep. I think I feel better. I'm not yawing yet so that is a good sign.

Yesterday I finished my "to-do" list and I sure hope I get that done today as well. I try to do the flylady thing. Have you ever heard of her? She gives tips on how to keep your house in order without stressing in the process. I need to be more faithful with my flylady stuff.

Anyway, here's today's "to-do" list, copied and pasted, with brief explanations:

* Morning Routine:
-Get Dressed to Shoes including Hair/Face,
Brush Teeth-
Make Bed-
Swish & Swipe-(this means clean toilet, sink and pick up clothes from floor in bathroom)
Empty Dishwasher
-Reboot Laundry (a Load a Day Keeps CHAOS Away)
-Check Your Calendar
balance checkbook
27 living room pickup (27 stray or untidy items)
What's for dinner? (start making preparations)
8 min breakfast dishes
8 minute lunch dishes
15 min supper dishes
clean out van
clean out purse
5 minute room rescue(spend 5 minutes cleaning your worst room)
Drink your water.
hot spot fire drill (2 minutes clearing off a flat surface...such as the table or countertop)
Switch out laundry
15 min flylady mission- top of fridge
put laundry away
deal with mail/bills
grocery run
* Before Bed Routine:
-Lay out Your Clothes for tomorrow
-Check Your Calendar
-Put things needed for tomorrow at the front door
-Where are your Keys?
-Spend Two Minutes Clearing off a Hot Spot(any place that collects junk)
-Shine Your Sink
- Wash face/Brush Teeth
-Go to Bed at a Decent Hour

What does YOUR "to-do" list look like?
Let's get busy!


  1. You've got a busy day ahead! Anxious to see how your day goes after wearing the up-your-nose-with-the-rubber-hose thing. =)

    I've known Flylady for eight, nine years. I'm just so contrary, I do my own thing, but based on her style. lol The 27 thing? I do a 9 thing. I force myself to get up and pick up 9 things, then 9 more. Usually when I get to 27 I'm in the mood and get a lot done. That's a great way to get the ball rolling!

  2. WOW what a list, good luck. I need to get more sleep myself, it definitely helps.

  3. Love that list. I always feel like I have to get the house done before I can keep up with it, but that list just might work for me. Hope you are succeeding!

  4. I'm so jealous! Congrats on the sleep, that's got to help!