Organized Mom on November 30th, 2009

In two weeks we leave to visit family for the holidays. It’s time to start making travel lists: what to take, what to pack, things we don’t want to forget. It’s going to be a busy time. And I’d like to leave my house somewhat clean so we don’t have that to deal with when […]

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Organized Mom on November 30th, 2009

I’m currently reading Never Check E-Mail in the Morning. At first, I balked at the idea of not checking my email in the morning. Well, of course I must see if something important came in during the night. Since I’m on the west coast, everyone else has been busy at least an hour or two […]

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Organized Mom on November 29th, 2009

Sometimes, you need to get away in order to gain perspective. It helps me remember what’s important: my health, my sanity, my mental outlook. If the laundry didn’t get done today, it’s not the end of the world (especially if we all still have some clean underwear). A couple of dishes in the sink aren’t […]

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Organized Mom on November 28th, 2009

I almost missed it. I’ve been doing so well with posting this month. And we’re so close to the end. I guess I’ve only had a couple of “I’m posting because I have to” posts – and that’s not too bad. Tomorrow’s going to have to be a catch-up day. Still need to do some […]

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Organized Mom on November 27th, 2009

We’re still rearranging furniture in these here parts. And still not happy with the results. Basically, we have too much furniture for this place. Since there’s so little storage, you need other storage. And it doesn’t help that we don’t have a separate office area and are stuck with my desk in the living room. […]

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Organized Mom on November 26th, 2009

Well, the meal went pretty well. I was scrambling at the end, trying to keep everything warm while I finished the gravy & rolls. But it turned out okay. Everything was hot except the carrots, which were a little cooler than I would like. But everything else was good. The turkey was awesome. The breast […]

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Organized Mom on November 25th, 2009

I have to tell you, I am a house cleaning, desk clearing, laundry washing, hard working, multi-tasking MOFO this week. And today, I just could not sit down. I kept thinking of “one more thing” to do. I knew if I sat down that’d be it for the day. So I kept going from thing […]

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Organized Mom on November 24th, 2009

No really. It’s amazing that a little work can make me feel so much better. I guess there’s just something about seeing your progress. When I was a paper pusher, you didn’t really see any progress unless you kept a to-do list and checked it off. But when you’re cleaning and rearranging rooms in your […]

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Organized Mom on November 23rd, 2009

In order to keep myself accountable, I’m going to keep assessing whether I’m getting things done towards Thanksgiving. If I don’t keep a list, I’ll forget something. I needed to get some laundry done today, which I did. Yay! Last night I made stock, and this morning I finished it off (boiled it down a […]

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Organized Mom on November 22nd, 2009

We had invited family over, but it appeared that brother-in-law may have to work Thanksgiving. So for a while, it was going to just be the three of us. Then the daughter called and wants to bring her boyfriend. Now we’re up to five. And then bro said he and his wife could make it, […]

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