Sunday, September 26, 2010

An Annoying Sunday Workday


This is a bad photo, but I wanted to show you the pretty orange dahlias I treated myself to for my front porch.

QUICK THINGS TO DO TODAY:

  • Fridge and freezer maintenance - Clean, sort and sanitize one drawer, one shelf, or two door shelves in your fridge and in your freezer. Doing this faithfully every week means your fridge and freezer get cleaned out once a month - 90% more than normal for the U.S.A.!

  • Make menu plans for the upcoming week; create grocery list; shop as needed

  • Sunday nights can be a good time to relax with family, make phone calls to relatives, and write letters to friends and family.

  • Are your kids going to school with clean clothes tomorrow? Need to do any laundry tonight? Are you sleeping on clean bedsheets?

TODAY'S PROJECT: Work

I normally spend Sundays cleaning, doing errands, spending time with friends and family, reading, watching movies, and taking my puppies out to do fun things. Today, however, I have to work all day long. I'm spending tomorrow doing a project (tell you about that soon!) for fun, so I have to work today to make up for it. I'm so fortunate to be self-employed so I can juggle my work hours like this.

Still, there's some housework I can get done in the background while working today. I have time to empty and refill the dishwasher, I can start a load of laundry and put it in the dryer, I can handwash a sweater and lay it flat to dry, and I can quickly declutter my bathroom which has too many clothes hanging around in it.

I *will* build in some time for ME tonight though, I'll make time to enjoy a couple chapters of "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" which I'm slowly making my way through in the evenings.

Hopefully you're having a more relaxing work-free Sunday than I am!

LOVELY BLOGS: Kitchen Retro


This blogger finds all sorts of interesting vintage kitchen and homemaking advertisements to share and snark about. There are also some nifty poems inspired by ads. There's also a nice section of retro recipes.

http://kitchenretro.blogspot.com/

LOVELY LINKS FOR TODAY:

Delicious Pasta Tonight (CHOW)

Globe Artichoke Salad (BBC Food)

The Great Pumpkin Shortage is Over, Charlie Brown! (Seattle P-I)

How to Maximize Your Space (AZ Central)

Humanize Your Home (Canoe)

Nigella Lawson's Savory Pumpkin Scones (Better Homes & Gardens)

Spice Gives Biscotti a Whole New Personality (NY Times)

Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries (NY Times)

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