Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Goals

Sunday is work day in our house. I usually make a list of things that need to be done on Saturday, and then we get maybe one thing done because, you know, we have all weekend, and then spend Sunday working like crazy to get everything done. And it's not extra, optional stuff either, it's stuff that I've been putting off all week because it's a pain to do with Fiona or because I'll get to it at the weekend... like going grocery shopping, or washing socks...

So today I'm making my Sunday goals public in the hope that it will motivate me to actually get all this stuff done today... I'm not sure if it's achievable, but we'll see...

Goal 1. Grocery shopping. We have almost no food in the house. We did have butter, but then Brodie ate that. Seriously. He knocked it off the counter and ate half a tub of butter. SO GROSS. I can't buy anything frozen though because our freezer is almost completely full of breastmilk... this poses kind of a challenge, because pre-made frozen food and bowls of cereal is the only kind of cooking I do...


Goal 2. Laundry. I had to wear Ben's socks for the last few days because it has been so long since I did laundry. My goal is to do all the laundry in the laundry room. Note: not all the laundry that needs to be done, but is in other locations, because that's impossible. I'll get to that next weekend ;-)

(this is not all of it, I couldn't fit it all in the picture...)

Goal 3. Take down Christmas stuff. I know leaving your Christmas stuff up past 12th Night is bad luck, so luckily I am just within the cutoff for that. December 25th to January 10th is 12 days exactly...


Goal 4. Make any kind of start on turning our extra bedroom into Adele's room. I mentioned to the nurse at the hospital that they kind of overestimated Adele's possible coming home date (Friday 8th) and she said that they do that to make sure the parents are prepared for when the baby actually comes home. Aside from the fact that I think this is kind of an awful thing to do to stressed out, emotional parents, it made me realise that we have nothing ready for Adele coming home. I have most of the things we need (clothes, a bed, diapers) but nothing is organised or washed, and her bed is full of laundry (see goal 1). So anything would be an improvement at this point, and that is my goal.


I'll check in this evening and let you know how much I accomplished. And for those of you who might wonder why I am spending time writing about this and not just doing it, I also have to pump every 3 hours (for a total of 2 hours and 40 minutes of the day) so I am totally multitasking here :-) No photo illustrating that goal? You're welcome :-)





6 comments:

Hazel Spupspe said...

Hi Louise! I would be very angry if the hospital lied to me "for my own good", assuming that I wouldn't be ready for my baby in time otherwise. But, I guess it's good that you have a little extra time to get her room ready...so what's her estimated homecoming day now?

You don't have to do laundry. You could just buy more socks. :)

And lastly, we have the same snowflake ornament! :)

Hope you are getting all your stuff done today.

Robbie said...

Good luck Lou!

And its a funny thing that the hospital lied to you, especially because its now the 10th and your only just realising that the baby will be here soon :)

Lots of love Robbie and Raiya

ps good luck with the work.

Louise said...

HI Gena and Robbie! I think it wasn't a complete lie, because they kept saying 'IF she does well...' but I think they definitely overestimated. The doctor today said she should be home this week, and at least now her clothes are washed!

Lori said...

I love the multi-tasking! You are truly a mother of 2 when you can do serious multi-tasking ;)

Zoe's Mom said...

Ugh ... that's a pretty big overestimation! Geesh, why did they bother to do the car seat test so early then? We knew for almost a week that Zoe would come home at 36 weeks (she had an apnea at 35w2d). She'd pulled her feeding tube out that weekend at 35 weeks and was taking all her feeds by mouth. Sure enough she came home on a monitor at 36w1d.

Sorry Zoe and I missed you and Fiona today!

Louise said...

Thanks Lori!

Hi Susan! I would have liked a more accurate estimation! It's funny that our girls were born and came home at the same time, both on monitors.