Thursday, June 23, 2011

What a Difference a List Makes...

So after my Zone-Out day yesterday...
I was determined to make today count. So here is a detailed account of my day today:

5:00am: Gunnar's hungry...dream feed, put him back in his crib at 5:20am: Go back to bed.
7:50am: Wake up, peek in on G he's awake and happily playing with his owl lovey. I make myself some tea...then go give him a diaper change. He's doing the hungry cough (his new way of saying "umm Mommy my throats a little dry do you think I could have a spot of milk? Ahem, Ahem")  So I nurse him...he's rubbing his eyes.
8:30am: He nurses himself to sleep...I put him down. Time to get to work.
8:40am: eat a quick breakfast (banana bread and oatmeal)
9:00am: Clean both bathrooms (this was neglected yesterday) and make bed.
9:30am: Uh-oh someone's awake! Change G's diaper and get him dressed in new outfit I designed for my Etsy shop...photo shoot time!
9:45-10:00am: Etsy photoshoot...here's some cute ones that didn't make the listing:




10:00am: Get myself and Gunnar ready to go to the gym
10:30am: Get to Gym, put G in babysitting room...spend 30 minutes on eliptical, 10 minutes lifting weights, 5 minutes doing sit-ups and 15 minutes showering and getting dressed.
11:30am: Pick up Gunnar from babysitting room and drive home
11:45am: Feed Gunnar...he nurses himself to sleep (whoops...oh well at least he's sleeping)
12:00pm: Make myself some lunch (Grilled cheese and a nectarine/banana fruit salad...this is pretty fancy for me!)
12:15pm: While eating lunch upload photos, edit and list new outfit on Etsy, re-list some expired listings on Etsy...catch up on email.
12:45pm: Put in a load of laundry and start picking up house (My aunt, uncle and cousin's are coming back from Italy and spending the night again tonight...need clean house!)
12:50pm: G is screaming with his eyes closed...this is weird, not normal. I pick him up, keeps screaming...I nurse him. He dream feeds...I guess he wanted to keep sleeping but he was hungry. Put him back down.
1:00pm: Get back to picking up house.
1:40pm: Start putting dishes away.
1:41pm: Gunnar's up...and happy...finish putting away dishes away (G's so good about playing by himself in his crib)
2:00pm: Change G's diaper (we're out of wipes...we have more down in storage).
2:10pm: Get G in carrier and walk across the street to Library to pick up museum passes...they don't have any of the ones I want...we leave.
2:15pm: Collect the Mail.
2:20pm: Go to storage closet to get wipes
2:25pm: Replenish Wipes
2:30pm: Keep G in carrier while vacuuming rug.
2:40pm: Put clothes in dryer
2:45pm: Take G out of carrier let him crawl FREE while I open the mail on the floor with him...
3:00pm: Take care of some Etsy business and start writing this blog
3:45pm: G's doing the hungry cough again...I scoop him up and take him to his room to nurse and read a story...he rub's his eyes during story time.
4:00pm: I turn on his sleep sheep and put him in his crib awake...it's time for his late afternoon nap...he'll figure it out eventually.
4:05pm: Get out all the baby bottle/pump/food feeding items in the kitchen (they're haphazardly thrown in a bin in our island) time to organize and minimize.
4:20pm: Now that's done move onto the corner cupboard in the kitchen it's a hot mess...tupperware and serving dishes smashed in together....time to organize and minimize.
4:45pm: Organizing Done! Looks Great! Make myself a latte and check on G...he's out for the count...somehow he put his hood on...cute! Grab camera...(snap)
4:50pm: Sit down to finish this post...Feeling pretty accomplished! YES! Now before you think I'm super mom or something...I'll remind you of what happened yesterday.

The difference, my friends...a LIST...

5 comments:

  1. Yay! I need lists too! In fact, after you wrote about creating a daily schedule, I made one and it's helped me so much!!

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  2. LOL! I love lists ... and that's quite the list!
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    Ro :)
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  3. So I think I need to find paper and start making a list too!!
    Good pix of Baby G - nothing new here, all pix of G are terrific!
    Glad your day went well and hope the O's and you have a great time during their short stay!
    L, D

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  4. I try to make a list and was good with one kid, but with two my lists never seem to work as well :) New follower from bloggy moms, you can find me at
    http://wvfrugal-wvsaver.blogspot.com/

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  5. Having one of those zone out days & a crazy busy weekend coming up! I definitely need a list too! Great idea! New follower from Bloggymoms. Jen
    http://richfaithrising.blogspot.com/

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