Monday, January 19, 2009

End-of-the-Weekend Ramblings

How are those New Year's Resolutions Goals going? I found a cool tool on Beth Dargis's blog called Don't Break the Chain. Go to Beth's blog to read how this started, but after using it for exactly a week I can say that I look forward to marking off another day and NOT breaking the chain. One of daily habits I'm trying to get back in the swing of is a load of laundry a day. I know from experience that (barring sickness) one load a day is enough to keep us all in clean clothes and clean towels in the closets. Nine days out of ten, I'll have a full load of any one type (whites, darks, towels). On the rare day that I don't have a full load, I'm committed to another laundry type chore like ironing or straightening dresser drawers. So far, this nifty little gadget is motivating me to keep it up 'cause I don't want to break the chain!

On to Project 365.52.12:

If you're not using Becky's kit, Meridith is sharing free weekly templates for digi scrappers. I'm printing these off to use as sketches for my paper scrapping. And even if you're not doing Project 365, these are great designs for any layouts with lots of photos.

And a couple of pics....

Saturday night - I take a pizza from delivery guy and set it on the table right inside the front door then step back to the door to pay him. When he leaves and I turn back around, this is what I see:

And for Sunday -
We had more firewood delivered yesterday, but this guy didn't stack it for us. This is what it looked like right before church this morning. I took this so we'll remember just how much we're loving our woodstove. It reminds me so much of my childhood since the woodstove at my parents' house is always burning. My hubby wasn't feeling too well today, so late this afternoon I decided to go out and spend five minutes stacking it up. I didn't want to do more than that given all the back problems I've had. But every hour or so, I'd go back out and stack for another five minutes. Let me tell you---that brought back alot of childhood memories too! Anyway, four trips outside and that pile is now neatly stacked taller than me!

Speaking of which, I better go check the fire then head to bed. The alarm is going to be blaring before I know it. :)


Meredith@MerchantShips said...

My mom is always telling me to wash 1 load a day, but I hate to lump everything in together. I never thought about having enough accumulated to run whites, darks, etc on alternating days.

Thanks for sharing your system! Hope I can adopt it...soon : )

denean said...

Ha! Looks like someone was hungry!!
I love the smell of a woodstove - brings back TONS of memories. Lucky you!
And as for those "goals", uhm, I felt it safer not to make any, then I cant disappoint myself! LOL!