Wednesday, September 5, 2012

on productivity

Today during Elden's nap I was itching to be productive. Our house is a disaster--we're talking dust along all the baseboards, things laying everywhere except their proper home, boxes of still unpacked clothes in the attic, etc. The first half of the day was rough and little man refused to nap anywhere but my arms thanks to another bout with gas, and I barely was able to eat, let alone clean. When I finally got him to go down for his 1 pm nap I went a little crazy on my to do list. I was able to:
-mop & vacuum our upstairs, including getting on my hands and knees to dust all the baseboards
-fold the laundry that has been sitting (clean) in our laundry basket for a week; start the next load of laundry
-dust the dressers, nightstands, etc.
-make a haircut appointment (haven't had one for at least 8 months)
-take Elden's bassinet to the attic since he doesn't use it anymore and it's just been sitting in our bedroom
-bring down my non-maternity nicer clothes from the attic and hang them
-organize the closet

Don't mind our classy beach towel curtain we use when we have the window fan in.
Gone are the days of the bassinet!
Next project: get rid of the majority of these items since I haven't worn them in 3+ years 
Sleeping baby tucked safely away
Folded clothes on the bed
My additional goals for today include:
-dust/vacuum/mop El's room when he's doing activity time with Daddy
-finish laundry and actually put it away
-scrub and prime our janky shutters (more on this another day)
-if I'm feeling particularly ambitious (unlikely), begin cleaning downstairs (dust, mop, vacuum, sweep, etc.)

In other news, since I'm feeling listy today:
-we found a daycare for El! Breaks my heart I won't be staying home with him anymore in less than 2 weeks, but my returning to work is the best thing for our family
-I have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with our hardwood floors. They sure are pretty but they get dirty and dusty and gross so freaking fast I can't keep up with them.
-I had my first pumpkin spice latte of the season yesterday. It was every bit as glorious as I anticipated.
-Elden's 1-month well check went great. He's 11.5 pounds (90th percentile) and 22.5" (75th percentile). Did I also mention that little man is now wearing size 3-6 month clothes? Ugh.

1 comment:

  1. We've already found a daycare after touring a bunch of awful ones. We really love the one we picked, but I still don't know how I'll be able to leave her there. :/

    And I totally just drank a decaf-iced PSL and it was A-MAZING! :)