Let’s Organize Our Weekend Plans

posted by Aby on March 15, 2013 18 Comments

Happy Friday friends! Around here it is feeling a bit more spring-like. I’m hoping this translates into a fun and productive weekend. If you’re new to the blog, Finish It Friday is a weekly tradition here at simplify 101 where you share your weekend plans. The “fun” list encourages you to carve out time for fun, rest or relaxation, and the “done” list is your traditional to-do list. When you carve out time for fun (and share your list here) you’ll get more done. Try for yourself and see. :)

Here’s what’s on my Finish It Friday list this weekend.

checklist simplify 101Fun

  • Run 4 miles. (Goal #1) I got new shoes last night. Can’t wait to try them out tonight! (Check!)
  • Watch basketball games. I’m hoping I can watch the Michigan State game tonight…but if not, I’ll definitely watch two of Collin’s games this weekend. (Check, check, check, check, check – watched lots of b-ball this weekend. I love March.)
  • Boot camp. This is a maybe. (Nope. More details below.)
  • Spontaneous fun. I loved how this turned out last week, so I’m going to try it again this weekend. (All the extra basketball games count for spontaneous fun.)

Done

  • Edit and print photos for Project Life. (Goal #3) (Partial check – progress was made.)
  • Laundry. (Check!)
  • Meal plan + grocery shop. (Check!)
  • Finish one lingering task. I’m going to get back to the original spirit of Finish It Friday this weekend, and pick something that has been lingering on my to-do list for a while and finish it up. It always feels good to tick off something that’s overstayed it’s welcome on my to-do list. I’m not sure which task I’ll pick…I’ll let inspiration be my guide. :)  Okay, so believe it or not but the lingering task I finished up this weekend was to get running shoes for Kailea and me. This turned into six total trips to two stores. As of right now, Kailea has new shoes; mine are on order. So, I’m calling this a check as it is as done as it can be at this point. The shoe drama is also the reason I didn’t do boot camp on Saturday. I ran in my new (and now returned) running shoes on Friday night. I was hoping to try out a replacement pair on Sunday and didn’t want sore or tired muscles from boot camp to try them out. Keep your fingers crossed that the next pair on order works out! :)  
Have a great week!!

What are your plans for the weekend ahead? Thanks for sharing your to-do list in the comments. Remember to check back in on Monday to share your updates right here in this post’s comments. Hope you have a great weekend!
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  • March 15, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Haven’t participated in awhile but I’m so ready to get some things done with Spring around the corner (I’m an optimist) :-)

    Fun:
    1) Watch the HS Winter Percussion Group Competition
    2) Perm and haircut for me (way overdue)

    Done:
    1) Usual weekend housework and laundry catchup
    2) Spending Sat at my daughters touching up trim after she had new carpet installed. We just finished painting before the carpet arrived and I was hoping I was done but this should be the end of it :-)
    3) Help my son clean out his dresser and closet (we re-did his room and he’s made a lot of progress cleaning stuff out.. only thing left to go thru is clothes and then we’re done with this project :-)
    4) Scan 1/2 box of photos.. almost done with my 5 year project of scanning all my photos.. only 2 photos boxes left !!!!!!!!!

    Have a great weekend everyone

    March 15, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Wow – how exciting that you’re near the end of a five year project! I bet that feels great. Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Aby

    March 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you.. Well it really wasn’t supposed to be a five year project.. at the beginning I thought maybe a year.. LOL.. 130,000 images later and here I am with 2 boxes (about a 1,000 photos) left :-) Next up is to organize, tag and turn them into photobooks of the history of our family. I’m hoping I’ll be done before I’m 90 :-)

    March 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    LOL. I hope you’re done before your 90, too. ;)

    March 18, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Very productive weekend :-)
    Fun:
    1) Watch the HS Winter Percussion Group Competition Didn’t go because they were performing two states away… will do this next weekend when they’re local
    2) Perm and haircut for me (way overdue) DONE Oh and it feels so much better
    Done:
    1) Usual weekend housework and laundry catchup DONE just barely.. vacumned the last room at 9:30 last night.. one of those cases where posting here really helped :-)
    2) Spending Sat at my daughters touching up trim after she had new carpet installed. We just finished painting before the carpet arrived and I was hoping I was done but this should be the end of it DONE at least downstairs.. also painted the upstairs hallway but the trim needs one more coat
    3) Help my son clean out his dresser and closet (we re-did his room and he’s made a lot of progress cleaning stuff out.. only thing left to go thru is clothes and then we’re done with this project NOT DONE.. he was busy hoping to do this tonight
    4) Scan 1/2 box of photos.. almost done with my 5 year project of scanning all my photos.. only 2 photos boxes left !!!!!!!!! DONE+++ I actually finished the whole box and have the LAST box sitting next to the scanner to be worked on during the week :-)

    Have a great week everyone

    • March 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Yeah for Finish it Friday!

      FINISH:

      *Laundry
      *Change linens
      *Costco
      *Clean kitchen
      *Vacuum downstairs
      *Taxes!
      *Meal plan + grocery list done
      *Run 12 miles
      *Turn in GS cookie money

      FUN:

      *DD’s last basketball game for the season :(
      *DD’s basketball awards party
      *Haircut + color – it has been way tooooooo long :(
      *Flag football practices + games for both of my DSs.
      *Reading
      *Work on spring break travel plans :)

      March 18, 2013 at 7:02 pm

      FINISH:

      *Laundry – DONE
      *Change linens – DONE
      *Costco – DONE
      *Clean kitchen – DONE
      *Vacuum downstairs – DONE
      *Taxes! – Not done, really need to do this one.
      *Meal plan + grocery list done – DONE
      *Run 12 miles – DONE
      *Turn in GS cookie money – DONE

      FUN:

      *DD’s last basketball game for the season – FUN, another win!
      *DD’s basketball awards party – FUN
      *Haircut + color – it has been way tooooooo long – had to cancel my appt
      *Flag football practices + games for both of my DSs – FUN!
      *Reading – Didn’t get much time, hopefully this week
      *Work on spring break travel plans – Didn’t get to this one either.

      • March 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm

        Fun:
        Epic joint birthday party on Saturday!!(made cakes today)
        PL 2013

        Done
        Couch to 5k workout
        Pay bills
        Schedule two blog posts
        Grocery shop
        Goodwill drop off – lingering task

        March 18, 2013 at 5:48 am

        I was exhausted yesterday after epic party (it was a success!) and failed to factor in the 2hour kid party my daughter had (thought I could drop her off but I ended up staying.)
        So my only dones are couch to 5k workout and grocery shopping.

        • March 16, 2013 at 12:31 am

          Kind of a modified list this weekend because I’ll be spending a majority of it out of town. But here we go…

          Done:
          -Dentist appointment
          -Pack for trip
          -Laundry (hopefully I can squeeze this in once I get back in town before I have to go back to work)
          -Grocery shopping (this one is pretty iffy… it may get pushed to the beginning of next week)
          -Finish reading assignment (Goal #4)
          -Organize planner for next week.

          Fun:
          -Spend time with my sister and nieces and nephews! :-)
          -Write (This may not happen either. I would like to, but my priority for the weekend is to be with my sister.)

          March 19, 2013 at 1:48 am

          Done:
          -Dentist appointment–Check
          -Pack for trip–Check (although I forgot my toothbrush! Go figure right!? Luckily I always keep an extra emergency one at my sisters!)
          -Laundry — Nope. By the time I got back home, I was exhausted and crashed until I had to go to work… Will work on this one during the week.
          -Grocery shopping–Again. Nope. But I may be able to stretch what I’ve got and not have to go until next weekend.
          -Finish reading assignment (Goal #4)–Check
          -Organize planner for next week.–Check

          Fun:
          -Spend time with my sister and nieces and nephews! –Check! It was a great time.
          -Write.–Well, I think I maybe got 15 minutes done.

          • March 16, 2013 at 7:17 am

            Lingering project eh? Well if you’ve been reading my lists you know my lingering project – PL 2012. I made progress last weekend (though I didn’t start until Sunday night. This weekend is more stay home so I’m hoping……

            DONE:
            * Project Life 2012 (Goal 6 and lingering project)
            * Wash curtains and linens in boys room
            * Usual laundry and floors – floors upstairs as well
            * Wrap birthday presents times 2!
            * Menu Plan
            * Clean weekly in-box
            * Make taxes appointment
            * Flylady Chores catch up

            FUN:
            * Work on altered sketch pads (Goal 3)
            * Visit with parents
            * Play game(s)
            * Read (Goal 5)
            * Blog post
            * Work on joint anniversary party decorations
            * Blog post

            March 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

            A very productive, tiring and fun weekend – got lots of things crossed off my list and two happy boys!
            DONE:
            * Project Life 2012 (Goal 6 and lingering project) YES it is DONE!
            * Wash curtains and linens in boys room – done
            * Usual laundry and floors – floors upstairs as well – done
            * Wrap birthday presents times 2! – done
            * Menu Plan – done
            * Clean weekly in-box – done
            * Make taxes appointment – need to do tomorrow!
            * Flylady Chores catch up
            * Added later – spring clean boys room – windows, trim, empty closets and redo them, get rid of toys/clothes…..
            FUN:
            * Work on altered sketch pads (Goal 3) back burner!!
            * Visit with parents – several times and additional family as well
            * Play game(s) – done
            * Read (Goal 5) – done
            * Blog post – done
            * Work on joint anniversary party decorations
            Rearranged boys bedroom instead – happy campers!

            • March 18, 2013 at 7:51 am

              Sounds like you all had some nice weekends! Thanks for sharing your to-do list and joining me for Finish It Friday! Have a great week. :)

              Aby

              • March 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

                agh I missed check in as we had a lovely weekend away … seems to be happening a lot at the moment. Aby well done on getting the shoes…I’ve been delaying on ordering new ones for baby daughter ~ sometimes as simple task becomes a huge decision. not too sure why. so that is going to be my one to do task right now as a sort of catch up for the weekend.

                March 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm

                You’re so right…these simple things can get complicated pretty fast. That’s definitely what happened with our shoe buying this weekend. Good luck with yours Hannah! Glad you had a nice weekend away.

                Aby

                March 18, 2013 at 7:52 pm

                Hannah and Aby,
                I can so relate. Do you find yourself telling yourself to just pick one and be done with it, it’s not rocket science or something like that? I do! LOL

                March 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm

                Hi, SuzieQ,
                I wish it were as simple as just picking one and being done with it…since they’re running shoes my problem is finding a pair that is comfortable…while I run. My wish is that they would quite changing things! When I find something I like whether it is shampoo or running shoes or a container for that matter, I just wish they would keep making them forever. ;)
                Aby