Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thursday thirteen: things I do before I go to bed



Since I was just checking my "before bed routine" list, I knew I had an easy idea for today's Thursday thirteen. I am a list maker, as well as a list-checker-offer. I love to be able to cross things off my list. It makes me feel like I have accomplished something during the day when time seems to have run away!

So...

1. Shine my sink I do this compulsively. It really does make the kitchen look and feel cleaner!

2. Is laundry folded and put away. I usually do one load a day. More times than not, it is left on the dining room table waiting to be carted upstairs. When we lived in Alaska, my laundry room was on the second floor. I LOVED that!

3. Pick up things off the stairs. Things end up here that need to be carried upstairs.

4. Is the mail put away? **I do have a huge "to shred" pile. Normally I love to shred. One of my favorite Christmas presents from Husband was a shredder!

5. Check calendar for tomorrow's activities.

6. Lay out clothes for me and the kids....These hang on their closet doorknobs, shoes are on the floor with socks or tights. **also, make sure the day's dirty clothes are in the dirty clothes basket...the kids are getting better about this**

7. Check menu for what we are having for dinner tomorrow: Stir Fry Beef with Ginger-Carrot Sauce

8. Put out non-perishable ingredients.

9. Brush teeth.

10. Floss

11. Did I take my vitamin?

12. Start a to do list for anything I need to do tomorrow.

13. Empty kids' folder from their backpacks.

I do sew and love me some polka dotted fabric, but I haven't started in on the coordinating kitchen. I don't think the covers will be on my tomorrow's to do list.


Happy Thursday, y'all! Want to play: the new thursday-13


29 comments:

Nicholas said...

Interesting list. We have 9 and 10 in common!

Janet said...

Reading your lists makes me wish I were an organized person :-)

NitneeLion said...

I'm exhausted just reading your list. I wish I had the energy to keep up with you.

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog Tommie! I am alos very much a routine and list person. I loved your post today about your bedtime routine. Would you mind sharing more of your list and routine? I also theought you looked so stuning in yesterdays picture! Thanks! Michelle
mmjoshi@sbcglobal.net

Lori said...

I got tired just reading your list...the only thing I do before bed is make sure Im between the sheets!! Happy TT:)

Adelle Laudan said...

Ah, so you're one of those organized people lol We do the things on the stairs that need to go up too lol It's amazing how many times the kids will walk past them! Happy T13!

Karen said...

I love your list. I too am a list maker and try to be organized.
We have a two story house and I keep things on the stairs to carry up later.
I also like a shiny sink and after the dishes I dry it off so it shines.

Midwest Mommy said...

I am so with you on 2, 3 and 9!
My dream is second floor laundry.

jenn said...

I need a routine like this...heck, I just need any routine to keep me organized!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

You are such an inspiration! I love to make lists as well and LOVE shining my sink!

Oh and I love the dotty fabric you chose. It's so wonderful! I received a new sewing machine for Christmas...and there is sits. lol! I have no idea how to use it. lol!!

thornesworld said...

I have to say that I was a leeetle beet worried about you until the polka dots. LMAO! Love this!
I'm up at both Thornesworld
and The Eclectic Witch!
I hope you'll stop by!

Brenda ND said...

I like to lay out the clothes too and I wish I did shine the sink more often. Happy TT!

Carmen Shirkey said...

I make lists and then procrastinate. ;)

Hootin' Anni said...

I could never do this....I'm too 'spur of the moment' type. What comes, comes....what doesn't, doesn't. LOLOLOL

My 13 is posted.

Monogram Queen said...

I love me some polka dots that THAT ... that goes a wee bit beyond the pale! LOL

*Just Jen* said...

Great list! I wish I could be more organized! lol

Tricia said...

Oh, to be this organized, my house would be clean and things would get done. Alas I am definitely "fly by the seat of my pants" girl and I sometimes wind up going in circles. Great 13!

My expressions LIVE said...

Sounds like my list...but I won't get to half of it...lol.

On a limb with Claudia said...

I love your lists. I'm giving up clutter for Lent, so I've been reading books about what to do. More than once, I've thought : 'what would Tommie do?' HA!! ;)

Paper is evil and my nemesis.

Barbara said...

I'm a list maker too. I can totally relate to this. Your list made me smile.

Corey~living and loving said...

I have always had good flylady intentions....and never stick to them. :( that annoys me about myself.

you rock!

samulli said...

Your list sounds like you're a scarily organized person. ;)
You actually have a menu? Like, planned in advance for a whole week or something? This is something me and my mom are always fantasizing about, because the question "what shall we cook tomoprrow?" is the most hated one ever in our house. But we never get around to actually DO the whole planning thing. LOL

kandyblossom said...

Your bedtime routine sounds very much like mine. I love my routines and schedules.

Happy TT!

Jenn said...

Great list. I am not that organized but I try.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I just totally get you T. I'm a sink shiner myself and it drives my hubby and family NUTSO!

:)

Celeste said...

I recognize Flylady! LOL

yulz said...

whoaaa . .

Makes me realized how unorganized I am :p

hehehe

I really should have my own list from now own *ahax*

IamDerby said...

wow I need to be more like you. At bedtime, I stumble to bed....oh I do check to see if all the doors are locked..lol

Fleur de Lisa said...

I love me some Fly Lady!

I always floss too. :)