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.

Crazy-Ridiculous List of Things I want to Accomplish Today Because I’m Insane

Oh, the weather outside is weather! And it’s toasty warm in my house! And since we don’t really have any plans…..let’s not have idle hands, idle hands, idle hands!

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

My “crazy ridiculous list of things I want to accomplish today because I’m insane” went over like gangbusters the other day–for me. Seeing that loooong list and watching myself tick things off kept my hands from being “idle.” I didn’t get everything on it done, but I accomplished a lot more than I would have with out it. And since it’s freezing out there today and The Flash has an ear infection (& Ariel is still running around in her skivvys) I thought it’d be a great day to get some projects done around the house to keep my hands from being “idle.”

Post this blog

–Write at least 2 blogs for next week

Make Potato Soup in the Croc Pot for lunch tomorrow

Go to Wal-Mart (I cry a little at this one. I don’t want to go!)

REALLY finish grading those papers this time

REALLY workout this time

(I think those were the only two things I didn’t get done on Wednesday)

Put the soap I made the other day into containers now that’s really done

–Cut off/sew up curtains for living room

–Put up new curtains in living room

–Use bottom of living room curtains to make curtains for dining room

–Put up new curtains in dining room

–Decide if I like new curtains in dining room

–Turn ginormous pants from the other day into skinnys

–Turn grey pants into skinny pants

–Fix broken dress

–Run elliptical machine

Clean up the play room

–Fold & put away laundry in the dryer

Put up art work the kids made the other day in the playroom

Watch movies/snuggle/wrestle/enjoy time with family

Make Matt look at cute things Rowdy does (mwah ha ha)

Conversations I had with Matt when typing this post:

Me: Can I say “gangbusters” in a post?
Matt: You want to know it’s orgin?
Me: Yeah, look that up.
Matt: (proceeds to look up, finds definition here)
Me: Oh, so it’s all one word. (fixes spelling)

Matt: (looks over at my computer screen) YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH THINGS TODAY?!
Me: Yeah.
Matt: I was hoping to lay around and do nothing.
Me: It’s just sewing and groceries and stuff.
Matt: (visibly relieved) Okay. (probably thinks this in his head: “Oh thank God. She can’t ask me to ask her sew. I’ll probably get to play a lot of Skyrim today. Score.”)


Me: This has got to be better than watching TV together on a Saturday morning.
Matt: All of our minds are actively engaged in something.
Me: Yeah, this is good (goes back to blogging).