Day 9 – Summarizing the weekend

End of Day 6 –

Grocery shopping finished and home at a reasonable time.  We had a delicious meal of pancakes, eggs and sausage and enjoyed some family time.

Day 7 – Saturday

This Saturday was a great day.  We were all off together and there were no plans – what a relief!  Typically when the three of us have off together we always make plans because it happens less often than it should.  We picked up a $20 PSN card and spent quite a while browsing through games on the PS3 and searching on YouTube for videos of the games and by the time we were done we had picked out several games for the whole family.

Magic Orbz is a game we all agreed on – fun, a bit challenging and all in all a great game.  My husband and I played this for awhile and it was nice spending time with him.

We also spent time working outside since the weather was nice.  We cleaned up around our door and straightened up the shed to fit in the lawn furniture.  The dogs got some fresh air while we worked and our daughter had fun playing outside.

We then offered to cook dinner for my mom – Chicken and Beef Tacos!  Super yum!

Day 8 – Sunday

My daughter and I spent the better portion of the morning playing a game we purchased for the PS3

The Blue Toad Murder Files was a game that capture both of our attention and we didn’t bicker or argue at all for the entire duration of the game! AMAZING!  We completed the first 3 episodes and it was great!

We went to my brother’s home for dinner – they make the most amazing food ever.

  • Hungarian goulash with egg noodles
  • sweet potatoes with cranberries in a butter/ brown sugar sauce
  • Steamed broccoli

Dessert?  The most amazing apple crisp pie.  My mouth waters just thinking about it.

After dinner we played Forbidden Island by Gamewright games.  It’s a cooperative play game and it’s definately fun!

Day 2 – Homework Update

Homework Assignment #2

So I’ve finished task 2 for the day.  I have to say I’ve been putting it off for most of the day.  Strange isn’t it?  I committed to spending 15 minutes working in zone 1.  I spent way more than that avoiding those  short 15 minutes today.

In the process of procrastination I scrubbed my kitchen sink, the dish drainer and the counter.  I’ll consider that Day 1 in the FlyLady baby steps.  Her first step to changing your life is shining your sink.  It’s definately clean.  So are the dishes.  Boring I know.

So I couldn’t put it off any longer so I pulled out the timer and set it for 15, pulled out a bucket, Lysol, hot water and my purple rag and headed for the entrance.  It was yucky gross in there.  Really didn’t want to go even though I have to go through that room multiple times a day.

We enter/ exit our home through our back door.  The front door leads straight into our living room and if there’s no snow this time of year there is mud.  Not pretty for the carpets.  Our back door leads straight to the laundry room/ garbage area.

Oddly enough as I’m writing this update I’m feeling content.  In 15 minutes I was able to clean the inside of the door, wipe down the grime from the walls, washer and dryer, sweep and mop the floor, remove cobwebs and remove clutter from the floor.  I hate cleaning but I saw a huge improvement in a short time.

Back to Homework Assignment #1

I also found a bonus activity that makes me feel both content and happy.  Tonight my husband asked me to make soup with the leftover ham and greenbeans.  I really enjoy making soup.

I also told my husband about my happiness project so tonight after dinner we did one of the activites off my list.

We learned a new game!  Go Nuts! is a super fun, fast paced dice game from Gamewright.  My daughter won the first round and my husband won the second.  It was fun and I felt connected with the two people that matter most.