Hello again friends.
Today is a nasty, nasty, nasty day here in Ordinary Land.
It is cold, wet, grey, yucky!
It has been raining, sleeting, and spitting snow all day long.
Looking out of my kitchen window.
I was so far behind in my cleaning this morning. You see I was down with a cold for the past few days.
You know what kind of cold? The kind that keeps your nose stuffy but running (how is that even possible?), your nose burns like something is on fire which makes you sneeze a billion and three times. The sneezing causes pressure in your head, your throat, ribs, and nose hurt. Yeah it was that kind of cold.
However, I am happy to report that I am pretty much caught up with everything. Honestly, I did try to maintain my house a little while I was down. I did manage to get all my laundry done (well until everyone took showers). I also made sure the kiddos kept their messes cleaned up. So today wasn't so bad with catching up.
Wanna know how I keep up with everything? Appointments, chores, to-do's, events, just everything?
Here is my secret. A good old fashioned agenda book. I have everything I'd like to get done on that particular day wrote down. The post-it notes have my daily, monthly, and bi-yearly chores written on them. You know those mundane things...Well here let me show you in a simpler form.
There! Now it is all laid out. The yellow post it note has all those daily chores that I like to do on it..just so I don't forget something. Then, in my agenda I have my weekly chores written on the days I want to do them. The rest of the post-its contain the rest of the monthly, bi-yearly, and yearly stuff. I also write all the kiddo's events, and dates for Karen's Kids and things around town. So I don't forget anything.
I know this may not be everyone's cup of tea but I have to do it this way or I get completely overwhelmed with it all and just don't do anything. I have found out that I need to be organized to function! It is a must. I have also found out I can be quiet lazy and this gives me a visual of those things I want to do so I will just do them.
So now that I am finally able to keep up with my household chores, I have time for things I enjoy to do like nap, read, and crochet. I have been working on several things. I tend to get bored with just one thing really easily so I keep a few things on the go.
First, I am making some nice and bright dishcloths. Here in the picture it looks like a melon color but the color is much brighter than this. I absolutely HATE doing dishes but I may just enjoy these dishrags enough to not hate dishes so much.
I also started on a lap blanket for another wonderful lady who attends my church and our Wednesday Women's Bible Study. It is going to be a diagonal stripe blanket. I don't know if you can see in the lighter blue in the middle but there are darker blue and brownish flecks in the yarn. It is GORGEOUS.
My next project is made from yarn from a finished then frogged project. I dunno if you all remember my post about the hooded scarf I crocheted up but I made it, debuted it, wore it, and hated it. So I ripped it out and am now using that gorgeous yarn to make myself a simple scarf and hat. The hooded scarf was just way too long and bulky. It was warm but it didn't fit with my winter coat well. So I'm fixing it.
Last but not least, I am continuing on with my big color block blanket. This blanket is made from the Stylecraft yarn I ordered a couple years ago. I am basically just crocheting with a color until it runs out then connecting the next color. I actually love it. I can't wait until I finish it so I can use it.
Before I quit, wanna see a rare site for my house?
Yes, this is my clean laundry room. Usually there are lots of clothes in there but today it looks neat and tidy so I thought I would share. I love this room but I really don't like the broken up old linoleum in it. ICK.
That's all for today. I hope you all are staying warm and enjoying your day.
Until we meet again.