Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Break To Do List

Week 9 of the Wednesday Lists. I just love putzing around my house doing little organizing projects. For me, though, one project always leads to the next. The house always looks like the closets threw up before I finish with them. This spring break is all about balance. We play a little, read a little, hike a little, watch a movie, piddle with house projects. It's great. And cheap. And productive.

Spring Break Projects ~ Completed
  • clean out the garage
  • enjoyed one more fire during freak snow storm
  • reorganize attic storage
  • update iTunes to newest version
  • watched Star Trek again
  • work out kinks in new computer
  • learn how to use xMarks
  • delete all duplicates from iTunes
  • caught up on old emails - mostly
  • delete old stuff I no longer want on iTunes
  • take Sloane and Lauren on a long hike
  • obsessively reorganize and label categories in iTunes
  • cull nearly 200 CDs from collection - first making sure they are ripped in iTunes
  • have Lauren spend three days with us
  • rip 47 previously missed CDs
  • sort and cull old books for trade and thrift
  • go to the library - twice
  • sort through tons of stuff - give to Mom for yard sale
  • switch closets to spring clothing
  • update, clean, and reorganize Sloane's closet
  • find a place for all those stuffies
  • do all laundry and sort all clothes onto matching hangers by closet
  • update, clean, and reorganize Jeffrey's closet
  • go to WalMart - twice
  • straighten and clean linen closet
  • clean out gift box and yard sale those things I'll never actually give
  • reorganize and clean laundry room
  • play Qwirkle many times
  • haul off recycling
  • come up with a new recycling system for home
  • switch out sofa pillows to spring version
  • play Bumpareena with the girls
  • reorganize desk area & toss old papers
  • basic housekeeping/cleaning
  • take lots of photographs
  • regular laundry
  • put away the big pile of newly purchased books
  • give myself a pedicure
Spring Break Projects ~ Still To Do
  • trade CDs for credit or cash
  • back up all computer files
  • trade books for credit or thrift
  • make pretty labels for linen closet
  • finish paper piles (2 boxes) from garage
  • clean out bathroom drawers and cupboards
  • update, clean, and reorganize Relyn's closet
  • sort through CDs for ones friends might like
  • write notes to go with giveaway CDs
  • hang cute hooks and art in laundry room
  • hang wall flowers in bathroom
  • shop for new bathroom linens
  • redo mantle for spring
  • go buy spring candles for house
  • mail that pile of stuff that is (literally) left from before Christmas
  • taxes!
  • hang tie sorter in Js closet
  • tidy craft room & give away all project supplies I'll never get to
  • put all pictures on external hard drive
  • update playlists in iTunes
  • write and mail those thank you notes
  • get photo boxes to Mom
  • take care of WalMart returns
So, what about you? What have you been up to?

To make it a little more interesting, I've interspersed photos from my recent birthday trip.Updated 1:02 a.m. Friday morning.


Jeanne said...

Enjoying every ounce of this spring and spending time with my Grandmother and other loved ones.
It makes you feel good to get so much accomplished.
Love you

Sarah said...

Wow you have been busy! I haven't had my Spring break yet, but the (as yet) unwritten list is growing in my head. Qwirkle is a good name for a game.

Bee said...

Relyn, that's a lot of stuff! I really need to clean up my iTunes, too, but I just can't seem to prioritize it. Yesterday I more or less caught up with my emails . . . and then everyone wrote me back! I have ten books to enter into my Goodreads; oh dear, I've already lost the plot!

Do ever sleep late and then read in bed?

JoLyn said...

You are a bundle of energy. Next house!

Meri said...

I'm exhausted just from reading your list. How did you get all that done in one spring break? Do you ever sleep?

smith kaich jones said...

Are you kidding me? Oh my!

I want some of whatever keeps you going!


Char said...

wow - that's a lot for a week - good luck with it

Erin Wallace said...

If I thought about it, I'd probably come up with a list like this, but just looking at it makes me tired! Good luck!

Suvarna said...

I'm with Debi, holy cow girl, I need some of whatever it is your having! fantabulous list.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Oh Gal ~
You are being so productive ~ my list... is so so simple and lazy compared to yours. You are the Queen of energy and zest, I am totally convinced! Here's to you darling!

Angie Muresan said...

I became more and more impressed the longer the first list got, Relyn. Good for you!

Tracy said...

You've been BUSY Relyn! And spring is only really just starting... Spring is hardly here where I am...LOL! I'm just getting over a cold...*sniff*... But can't wait to tear into some spring cleaning of the house--open the window, get some air in, clean those window, clean linen & curtains, sort through cupboard...Oh, yes, can't wait! :o) We have out garage to sort out too--how quickly it becomes more than just car storage--LOL! Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn

Well, I'm just pooped reading your lists!

Marilyn said...

I always love your lists. Buying spring candles, love it. I hope it was a good spring break.

Oliag said... accomplished more in a week than I do in 3 months!...and now I know who to go to when I need help with organizing and updating my ITunes:)...

maggie said...

Can people actually see you or are you a whirlwind that passes through? Holy Cow, to have that energy! Is the 'list' the secret? Once it is made there's no stopping you?

Jaime said...

That must feel so satisfying to have a done list that is longer than your to do list!
If you could please bottle some of that energy you have and send it my way, it would be greatly appreciated.

elizabeth said...

That looks like a year's worth of tasks! You are impressive.

Jeanie said...

Love the idea of your closets throwing up! I told someone my house looked like it had been ransacked and robbed -- I shotgun clean or maybe it's cleaning with ADD and it always gets very bad before it gets better!

krista said...

i love that you wrote out your completed list. i do that as well so that i can actually live with accomplishment instead of just looking at the million things i SHOULD do.
(okay, a bit of truth...i also write things down on my to-do list that i've already done just so i can cross them off.)

Patti said...

I love your lists and I love how you show the crossed off version as well! Sounds like your spring break was very productive! Hope you enjoyed every minute of it!!!

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