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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

How To: Stop Being a Lazy Bum After Almost a Month of Allowing Yourself to be a Lazy Bum

Long title, I know.  I'm just being a little silly though.

I really have been a lazy bum.  Somehow my laundry has piled up (in that odd way where I haven't actually put away the clean clothes I washed last week so the new dirty clothes are in a pile where the laundry baskets usually sit while the clean laundry is in the laundry baskets), I have neglected the dusting, I've neglected the dishes a lot, and last week I never even made it to the grocery store!

Today I kicked it into high gear somehow.  I did an overhaul cleaning of the kitchen including going through cabinets and throwing out anything that was expired or stale and steam cleaning the refrigerator shelves and drawers.  After the kitchen was clean I packed Bailey up and headed to the grocery store for supplies to last through the first few days of the new month.  Thanks to the freshly cleaned and organized kitchen it was super easy to put the groceries away for once.  While Bailey napped I finally sat down and worked out the meal plan for October which includes some really awesome and exciting new dishes as well as a few things I just haven't made in ages.  After nap time was over I cooked dinner and fed my happy little family (Bailey ate her whole plateful of chicken taco meat, cheese cubes, veggies, and apples) and then cleaned the kitchen, made Kool-aid (for me, not Bailey), filled the water pitcher, gave Bailey a special treat for finishing her dinner (an Oreo), cleaned, vacuumed, and organized Bailey's bedroom, and dusted and vacuumed the living room all before bedtime.  I can't tell you the last time I had the kitchen clean before bedtime.  I usually just finish it after I put Bailey to bed or even worse, I'll wait until the next morning before she wakes up.

So what is the secret to accomplishing so much in just one day?


I love coffee and drink it regularly, but I usually stick with decaf because large amounts of caffeine have a very strong effect on me.  Tonight I decided to try the little trial size packet of coffee that Aaron got when he bought his coffee last week.  It was full caffeine and of course I add massive amounts of sugar to coffee so I was on quite a sugar/caffeine buzz most of the evening.  I wouldn't recommend doing this regularly, and probably won't do this again for quite some time, but for one day just to check off most of my to-do list for the month I am so grateful for that coffee.

I should also mention, it was Folgers new Vanilla Biscotti flavored coffee and it was delicious!  Try it if you get the chance!

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