Monday, November 17, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday

When Tackle it Tuesday rolls around, I always have so many ideas rolling around in my head. Order those Christmas cards, hang some photos, write in the kids' baby books, work on Christmas presents... my to do list never seems to end. And those are just the fun projects that I enjoy doing. What about all the other stuff that needs to get done around here?

So I sat down and made a "Honey Do" list: A list of things that, although I may be able to do partically on my own, I really need help from my husband or housemate. We started a list and posted it on the fridge to remind us to take a few moments every day to hopefully get a handle on a few of these things. Although they're always in the backs of our minds, seeing these tasks in black and white will certainly be a motivator.

And it's already started.

When the kids and I got home from the gym this afternoon (Monday), I put them down for a nap and started a big pot of soup for dinner. While I was chopping, slicing, and dicing, my hubby headed out to the wood pile to split and stack wood. As soon as I got our dinner assembled, I joined him in raking the side yard and stacking some wood as well. We worked for over a hour and a half and got more accomplished than we have in weeks. Plus my entryway light bulb was changed and my housemate decided to take charge of a few of the handyman items as well.

So it feels good have gotten a few things done. Although I would have rather taken a nap or worked on Christmas stuff, I was excited to see that wood pile slowly start disappearing from my driveway. Who knows what I'll get done around here after this?

To see what others are tackling, check out Tackle it Tuesday at 5 Minutes for Mom.


Homesteader in Training said...

It's nice to chip away at the things that aren't as fun so you can do the things that are. Great job!

Susie said...

Great tackle:-)

One Mom, Five Kids said...

Sometimes I love working with my husband on bigger projects - like your wood pile. It's fun to be able to do something together without kids hanging around. Not only do you get it done faster, it's nice company while you work.

Jill Scott said...

These are the best tackles, when you can do them together and pat each other on the back. Good job.

Tracey said...

Thanks for stopping by! Great tackle!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

How great that you are working as a team!

Thanks for tackling with us!

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