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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tackle It & To Do Tuesday #2

Whew! I can’t believe how quickly this day has passed and there is still so much to do. Nope, that’s not a complaint! I did a little tackling today (Tackle It Tuesday is inspired and initiated by 5 Minutes for Mom) and I am going to reveal a little of my To Do List (To Do Tuesday is happening over at Crazy Adventures in Parenting).

Okay, the last time I combined my Tackle It & To Do Tuesday this is what my to-do list looked like. Let’s see how I did:

  1. Establish a spot to put gift items so that everything is in the same place. I can't remember whose blog I read it on, but someone called it a gift closet. It doesn't have to be an entire closet just somewhere I'll remember.
  2. Mail care packages and items to my oldest daughter.
  3. File papers, answer mail and find a home for everything that lurks on and under my desk. UPDATE: Partially complete & ongoing.
  4. Try to remember what else I need to do that's not already on my list. :D UPDATE: Not even gonna try to remember.
  5. Biggest one: Stop procrastinating and letting fear of failure (fear of success?) take over. UPDATE: An ongoing process.

to do tuesday post itThat’s not too bad if I do say so myself. So, let’s see what I need to get accomplished this week besides the regular work and household stuff:

  1. Update Christmas shopping list.
  2. Make wreath for the front door.
  3. Finish and return paperwork to VA & other agency.
  4. Do some laundry! (I don’t even know why we torture ourselves and put this one on the list. It’s never-freaking-ending!)
  5. Dismantle destroyed toddler bed. (Yea, just imagine how it got that way.)
  6. Get clothes and stuff donations to Goodwill and daughter of a friend.
  7. Ask daughter’s best friend’s father to fix the lamp(s).

I think I’m going to end there. I have quite a few other things that need to be completed, but like Lisa at Crazy Adventures in Parenting recommends you don’t want to overwhelm yourself. I agree. :D

tackle it tuesday button Once again I’ve done an impromptu tackle. I was in the $1 store getting supplies for my wreath and saw the containers, baskets and buckets. I have to force myself not to buy these things unnecessarily so in order to make an excuse have a reason to purchase something I think about what I need to do around the house.

I saw some drawer organizers and had the perfect spot for them: The catch-all drawer in my kitchen. (What is it with me and these catch-all places? Remember my cabinet from last week?) Brace yourself… This is what the drawer looked like before:

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This is everything that came out of the drawer:

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You can see the blue drawer organizers above and below. This is the organizer with a ridiculous number of straws in it and I had to sneak to throw some away when the children weren’t looking:

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This is what the drawer looks like now:

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HOWEVER, it’s supposed to look something like this:

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There was a basket at the back of the drawer… Nope, you can’t see it in the first picture because it’s buried… that I was hoping to fit in the space in front of or behind the blue drawer organizers. As you can see it doesn’t fit and I can’t find anything around the house to suffice. Now I have to go back to the $1 store (insert sneaky, happy laugh here) and purchase something a little shorter than the drawer organizers that fits in that spot. For now, the drawer looks like the after picture. I think I’ll have to further reduce what goes in the additional organizer because it already looks a little cramped. The good thing about all of this is I actually had items that went into the box to give to Goodwill.

I feel such accomplishment. Aren’t you proud? LOL

Now, what are you tackling and doing this week?



  1. Glad you are doing so well. I am proud! :) Keep up the good work!!

  2. Could you come organize my drawers?? Pretty please? Lol! Mine SO need a couple bins from the dollar store. Great idea!


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