Crazy-Ridiculous List of Things I’ve Been Accomplishing/Want to Accomplish Today Because I’m at Home (again)

Saturday I said that I could happily be stuck inside for days.  It’s funny how you say something and then God gives you the opportunity to prove it.  Sunday I was stuck at home by myself with Ariel because of the pipes.  Yesterday I was home by myself (allllllllll day Matt got home at 9) with a sick Flash and  a I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-myself-when-my-brother-isn’t-telling-me-what-to-do Ariel.  The Flash was still barfing at 9:30 last night (TMI, I know), so I called for a sub again today.  The good news is that The Flash has felt much, much better today, but I’m glad I kept him home because he’s still been pretty low-key today.

So that’s three days that I’ve been stuck in house by myself (not to mention Saturday when we were all 4 home) with the kids.  And I’ve gotten some awesome stuff done, but I confess to getting a little stir crazy today.  Maybe it’s because of all the laundry I’ve doing/trying to do.  Maybe it’s because Ariel is quite literally climbing the walls.  Maybe it’s because even after all the work I’ve done, I still feel like this house is a mess.  I don’t know.  All I do know is that my brother is coming over in a little while and I cannot wait to see him.  For reals.

Here’s what I’ve been working on today:

This post.

Workout with Biggest Loser

40 minutes on elliptical machine (broke up into 2 sets due to kiddos)

Run dishwasher

–Unload dishwasher

3 loads of laundry

Lysol everything

Finish forum for school

Conference call with student teacher

–Tidy up main level of house

–DIY Post

–LRFS Sneak Peak Post

–LRFS Post


Wax Eyebrows

–Enjoy my children for the fabulous toddlers that they are

That should keep me busy 🙂

Crazy-Ridiculous List of Things I Want to Accomplish Because I’m Home with a Sick Kid

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27

Well, The Flash made it all the way to my awesome babysitter’s house before vomiting all over the porch.  The good news is that she was totally cool about it.  I ran over to school and put some lesson plans together so that my kids at school would have good stuff to do today and even managed to get  a sub for today (thanks to the ladies in the office, my student teacher, my awesome babysitter and whoever my sub is for today for helping me out at school today).

So I’m home today and while I’ll be spending most of my time caring for my sick boy, I can probably squeeze in some crazy-ridiculousness.  Here’s what I’d like to accomplish today:

–Wash all of The Flash’s clothes from today, coat included (yuck)

Finish off the laundry from the weekend now that the pipes seem to be working (yea!)

–Put away all the clean clothes

Put away the dishes in the sink

Make cherry limeade

Keep Vomity McVomiterson out of the cherry limeade (it’s red and stains everything) So far so good.

Make vitamin water for The Flash

Make Jello

Keep Ariel entertained and away from The Flash This involved me bringing in the water table and filling it up in the kitchen.  But hey, people, desperate times call for desperate measures.

–Run 40 minutes on elliptical machine

–Work on some stuff for Master’s Classes

Make freezer enchiladas

–Deal with the giant (I swear, it’s growing) pile of papers on my table.

This list may be a little ambitious, seeing as it’s taken me almost an hour to write it and I’ve been interrupted many, many times by my little guy.  Taking care of him (and his stinky sister) is definitely at the top of my list today!

Crazy-Ridiculous List of Things I Want to Accomplish Because I’m Iced In

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27

We are, at last iced in.  I’ve been hoping to be iced/snowed in since Christmas.  In early November I usually start making a mental list of things to do when I’m trapped in my cozy little bungalow.  Matt gets cabin fever like mad-crazy cakes (I’m betting by 8 pm he’ll think of something he HAS to have and will venture out to get it), but not me.  I could happily be snowed/iced in for days.

Since this is our first official iced in day of 2012, I’m going to take is slow.  At least for me.  Here’s a list of things I’d love to accomplish on this icy winter day:

Work out with Biggest Loser on X-Box Kinect

Run for 40 minutes on elliptical machine

Really make those curtains this time (all 6 of them)

4 loads of laundry if Matt will let me

———–Ended up doing dishes instead, we can only due one per day due to old pipes, but I’m counting it!

–Make freezer cavitini

–Make something with the loaf of bread so that it doesn’t go bad

–Figure out a way for my LRFS photos not to be so dark

Clean up Ariel’s Room (I shudder at the thought, it’s BAD, folks)

–Play Batman Trios with The Flash

–Figure out a way to create an online blogging calendar for Februry

–Email professor awesome webinar plan

Obsessively check OnCourse to make sure I got all my assignments turned in for this week

Loads & loads of laying, snuggling, wrestling, etc.