30 Days of Lists: Days 8 ~ 14

So, this 30 Days of Lists project I am participating in this month is more difficult to keep up with than expected!  I initially really like the concept and the idea that I would be "journaling" everyday for a month.  But, at times, it has felt like a chore to me.  But it is still a lot of fun when I hunker down and write my lists.

So, here are the prompts for days 8 through 14:

Day 8:

Day 9:

Day 10:

Day 11:

Day 12:

Day 13:

Day 14:

Onward to week three!!

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Our Sick House Nees to be Decontaminated

We have been sick here for too long!  My son got sick during his first week at Kindergarten {of course, I said to myself; it's a germ fest in school}.  And, I finally got some antibiotics for me for what was found to be strep throat.  My mom told me she's not feeling well (we see the grandparents A LOT).  Then, we get word from my son's pediatrician that all the revolving sickness has brought some worsening to his asthma, and that is why he's coughing like crazy.  On man!!  My poor little guy, my poor mom, and POOR ME! :(  This is exactly what I wanted for my 40th Birthday (yep, it was on 9/11)!!

Well, I am feeling so much better with these antibiotics.  I mean these started working within 4-5 hours that I took them!  WOW!!  Now that I'm feeling better, I think it's time to put a tent over this sick hole and decontaminate it!!  No, not that 'harsh', but definitely a deeper cleaning than normal. 

I went to the Internet to see what I could do.  Here is what I found:

1.  The most important thing is to wash all of the sheets, blankets, towels immediately!  Even clothes, too.  You might have a giant pile of laundry to fold, but....  On top of that, I think I am going to run the 'naked' pillows through several minutes in the high heat of the drier.

2.  Get rid of your toothbrush OR disinfect the head of the toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide.

3.  Wash all of your dishes in HOT water or the hottest setting in the dishwasher.

4.  Use disinfectants (like Lysol, vinegar & water mix, hydrogen peroxide, tea tree [meleleuca] oil)--whatever your preference--on everything anyone could have touched everywhere, including door knobs, handrails, switches, etc.!!

KITCHEN = refrigerator/freezer/dishwasher handles, door/cabinet handles, light switches, stove/oven handles, water spigot, tabletops, chairs, floors??, trash cans (if you can manually open them), etc.   Then, take out the garbage...

BATHROOM = door handles, light switches, the whole flippin' toilet seat (under, over, + around), the toilet flusher, the tub & sink water spigots, the floor, and anything else you may have that I haven't thought of.  Then clean the garbage can, and take out the garbage...

BEDROOM/LIVING ROOM = (any room the sickie was in, sterilize it)  phones, t.v. switchers, door knobs, light switches, chairs, recliners, toys, bed, vacuum or clean floor, window handles, etc.  The, take out the garbage.

When you're all done with that, maybe wipe down your car as much as you can (steering wheel, door handles, buckles, etc.), then dump some Lysol all over you and jump in the shower to sterilize yourself from whatever yuckies you cleaned just up!!  Do you think I am serious??  No, people...  But, if you want, go and take a shower.  It will make you feel better...

So, I guess this could be called a "Fall Cleaning" instead of a Spring Cleaning.  And, remember to please not go nuts trying to get all of the germs out of your house.  In my germophobia days, I used to think it was possible.  But, now with a Kindergartener, I realize that is highly unlikely to happen. :(  I know, it'll be ok.  Don't stress.  It's not worth it.  Your family is just getting better.  No more unneeded stress... :)

Now go get a Flu Shot!!  And, WASH your hands!! :)

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30 Days of Lists: Days 1 ~ 7

I LOVE making lists!!  The 30 Days of lists project that I'm doing this month is fun, but difficult!!  For Real!!  One of the questions this week was Rules to Break.  I am not a rule breaker, so this one made me think.  I loved that I had to go deep down to pull out things on this subject.  I am still thinking about things to write for this day; but, that's the beauty of these lists: you can go back and add, if you want. :)

Anyways, here are my lists for the first week:

Day 1:  What's new so far this Year?

Day 2: Projects I'm Currently Working On

Day 3: Things Younger Me Would Like About Current Me

Day 4: Favorite Time Wasters

Day 5: Things I Tend to Worry About

Day 6: Rules to Break

Day 7: Today I Saw...

I'll be doing another post soon about the second week of lists!!  :)

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30 Days of Lists: September 2013

I found out about this totally cool, very simple journaling project called 30 Days of Lists.   Kam of Campfire Chic and Amy of Lemon and Raspberry concocted up this whole thing, and I think they are pretty genius!!

Some 'listers' go all out designing their journals with mixed media art, drawing, colors, etc.  But, the great thing about this challenge is that you can participate in any way you wish: online, using Evernote, in a spiral notebook, on your Smart Phone...  I love it!!  You get prompts every day from Amy & Cam to help with what to journal {like: Things you are good at... AND: In my bag, etc.}  Or, you can download the whole month of September 2013 prompts to jump ahead of the game!!

Here is my notebook {before + after}...

Registration includes access to the private blog and the opportunity to be part of a growing community of supportive, creative women. Plus you’ll get exclusive tutorials or downloads and exclusive discounts from their partners. Including Jess at Plucky's Second Thought.  She's the one that introduced me to this idea!! 

It isn't too late to start!  Here is what registration includes:

Once you register you will receive an automatically downloadable file giving you access to the private blog for September 2013’s 30 Days of Lists, as well as exclusive discounts from the sponsors and ambassadors. 

The #30Lists challenge blog is open immediately (and will remain available for at least a year).
Starting September 1st:
  • 1 new list topic will be posted each morning
  • exclusive tutorials
  • additional giveaways
  • list topics hosted by some of our sponsors
  • ‘your take’ posts high-lighting the lists all of you are making
Upon logging in, you’ll have immediate access to:
  • private Facebook Group just for September #30Lists participants
  • printable download with ALL of September’s list topics (for those of you who want the topics ahead of time)

That's it!  Then, you just have to write~as little or as much as you'd like!!  Tell me if you have joined up or will be joining me on this adventure!  I'd love to go on it with you!!

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