To Do Tuesday Week 37

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Sorry this is late, everyone. I fell asleep early last night (I deserved to) and actually slept decently! Thank you all for your positive thoughts, we might be on the mend here! Wahoo!

So, let’s be honest. How many of you did I scare last week with my Christmas preparations? It’s okay, I know, I scared myself, too. Heh. But think about it – Halloween is next week, then Veteran’s Day, then WHAM, Thanksgiving and Black Friday marks the “official” holiday shopping season. It is here whether we want to admit it or not. And beginning to think about it now can make all the difference. (Plus, Kmart, Sears, the on-post PX and more have already begun layaway, which for some is a lifesaver, check it out!)

If you didn’t begin your Christmas Notebook as part of my Christmas Game Plan, Part 1, think about starting it soon. Especially while you’re out there shopping for Halloween costumes. My Christmas preparation for this week:

  • Go through what gifts I’ve already bought, and jot them down.
  • While I’m out shopping for last minute Halloween preparations, start layaway for bigger items at PX

For my regular To Do list this week:

Finish cleaning out the shed and back yard.
Put throw-away items to curb.
Enjoy newly pared down, fall/Halloween decorated house! 🙂
Begin preparations for a yard sale
Grocery shopping/coupons/list
Continue to use & begin writing reviews for new Shark cleaners
(Psst, Lisa, dust off your FLIP camera, woman!)
Use leaf blower to clean out back yard/patio
Take boys’ soccer pictures (since girls are done)
Finish buying/making Halloween costumes

Staying on my diet every day*
Work out every day*

*Haven’t weighed myself. Barely been able to work out, although I did get the Wii Fit Plus, and I love it!

Today’s motivation – awareness. In deep cleaning and cleaning things out, I realized that I have not been fully aware in my home, such as the liberties the kids were taking with cutting corners here, not fully doing this here, etc. I feel because my awareness wasn’t sharp, they were taking advantage, and as a result, I was letting them and everyone down. Parenting requires eyes in the back of your head, constant reinforcement (aka tiring repetition) but you are molding the future, and it requires that kind of dedication and work. I’m on the ball now, and I won’t let them down again. How aware are you? Could you use a fine-tuning, too? Talk to me, okay? 🙂

Would you like to join us this week for To-Do Tuesday? Start with just a few things. Don’t over-do it your first couple of times. You’ll grow to become a list-a-holic later, start small now, though, k?
Just so you know, you can join us at anytime, it doesn’t have to be on Tuesdays – the list will go up every Tuesday for you to link to, but you can make your list and link to us at any point in the week!

Remember, with “To-Do Tuesday“, we’re attacking our to-do lists each week, blogging about our lists and what we’ve got going on, and sharing it with each other to help keep each other accountable. Everyone should come back here to link up in the MckLinky as the central “To-Do Tuesday Hub” so we can visit who’s participating and offer encouragement to each other throughout the week. Don’t forget to add the “To-Do Tuesday” button to your post, linking back to this post!

Let’s continue to cross items off our list as we go and help support each other in completing our lists! Don’t forget my useful HTML tutorial on how to effectively “cross-out” or √ “check off” your items on your to-do list!

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