Don't get excited, there was no tropical isle with a beachfront cabana, nor a cabin overlooking a crystal clear lake on some mountain. I certainly don't have money for anything like that. I am a stay-cation type of person. Besides I couldn't let a cat/dog sitter into this disaster of a house.
What I do before I take time off is make a ridiculously long To Do list. I know, of course, that I will not possibly be able to accomplish everything on the list, but it is a goal to shoot for as well as a way to remember some of things that REALLY need to get done.
I've been off since last Friday, April 19th and I go back to work tomorrow. I actually surprised myself and got quite a bit more done than usual. The major stumbling block this time was my back. I could only do a bit at a time and then have to sit down. Of course, I ignored the first item on my list and sat down at the computer. Oh, well. I never said I was perfect. Far, far from it, if you have to know.
I will say that the cats and dog seem to get along without me quite well. If I was home all of the time, Maggie would be going outside at least 27 times a day. If I stood up, Maggie headed to the back door. It didn't matter if she had just come inside 15 minutes earlier. Obviously, since things were boring inside, there was bound to be something more exciting outside. Add to that, she would expect a treat every time she came back into the house.
So, my list is below. Whatever is in RED is what I got done. I have every intention of trying to get to some more of the items this weekend.
APRIL 2013 TO DO
STAY OFF COMPUTER!!!!!
CRATE, CAT CONDO, & CARRIERS (1)– OUTSIDE/WASH
4 CARRIERS & SMALL CAGE OUTSIDE ONLY
CLEAN OUT FRIDGE & FREEZER
FOLD/HANG UP/AND-OR PUT AWAY LAUNDRY
REORGANIZE KITCHEN SHELF & DRESSER
CLEAN FRONT PORCH
CLEAN OFF DINING TABLE
ORGANIZE LIVING ROOM SHELF/TABLES
FIX LAUNDRY BASKET
LAUNDRY/LITTER BOX AREA
NOT SO GREAT ROOM
REVOLUTION – 3 DONE, 21 TO GO
BLEACH LITTER BOXES
CLEAN AC FILTER
TARGET – CHAIRS & CLOCK
VET APPT – CHATSWORTH – FRI 940 AM
EYE APPT – 2 PM MON
JUNK MAIL – ORGANIZED BY SIZE, MORE TO DO
LAUNDRY – FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY/WEDNESDAY
CHANGE BEDDING – BEDSPREAD ONLY
WASH MY STACKED UP DISHES
2 ON FRIDAY
5 BOXES SATURDAY
2 ON MONDAY
2 ON WEDNESDAY
FIX DRYER VENT
REPLACE OUTDOOR BULB
MAC & CHEESE
SWEET & SOUR TOFU
I'm going back to work to relax!