Saturday, September 3, 2011

The best laid plans...

This morning started out with Brian and I sitting down and listing out all the things we'd like to get done today.

In the house:

  • Pick up the girls room and sort through all their clothes
  • Clean up the kitchen 
  • Pick up the front room and vacuum
  • Do some laundry
  • Clean the bathrooms
With the cars:
  • Get the alignment fixed on the van
  • Drive through the car wash
  • Vacuum out the interior (the van needs this desperately)
  • Get Brian and Jake's hair cut
  • Go to Ikea for a wardrobe for Jake's room and some bookshelves for the kids books
  • Go on a date (I probably shouldn't list this under errands, because it wasn't a chore.)
  • Choose to be happy
  • Not react in frustration
I've mentioned before that we have a real problem around here with telling time, or really with understanding what can reasonably be accomplished in a given amount of time.

What we actually got done today was:
  • Picked up the girls room and sorted through their clothes
  • Did the dishes
  • Got the boy's haircuts
  • Went to Ikea and ate lunch (kids ate for free today so that was nice)
  • Bought a new sock basket, some magazine holders, and drinking glasses
  • Had a great date night which included frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf (um, yum!) and finally seeing the 2nd part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
  • Spent all day being happy and only had a few moments of frustration
I am calling today an unqualified success. Even though we didn't get everything done, we got the most important ones checked off!


Emilie said...

I need your attitude. Glad today was a success!