Let’s Organize Our Weekend To-Do Lists

posted by Aby Garvey on May 10, 2013 18 Comments

Hello friends! Happy Friday to you. I hope you had a terrific week. Are you ready to shift gears and start thinking about the weekend? I am. It’s been a good week but I’m looking forward to the weekend ahead. Here’s what’s on tap for me:

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  • 5K race. It’s my first race for 2013 and I’m really looking forward to it! Check! What a great morning for a run – it was cool…no wind…perfect. And I ran my best time ever! My goal was to finish in under 30 minutes…and I finished right around 28 minutes, 10 seconds. 
  • Sectionals track meet. Check! What a tough afternoon for running. (Same day…totally different wind conditions! Those poor kids!) Anyway…it was fun, but quite chilly and exhausting. But really happy that Collin was able to participate. 
  • Mother’s Day get-together. Check!
  • Do something relaxing. Check! Hello nap after Saturday’s race and track meet. I was seriously exhausted. Perfect conditions for a nap. :)

Done

  • Project Life. Edit and print. Check! By no means am I caught up. But there was one week (week 13 where I took sooooo many pictures that deciding what to print and then editing the photos was quite overwhelming.) But I’m happy to say photos are printed and in my hands. Now for the fun part! 
  • Laundry. Check! 
  • Meal plan + grocery shop. Check! 
  • Pick one thing from my to-do list and get it done. I’m going to let inspiration be my guide. Between the race and the track meet, Saturday feels pretty full already. And Sunday is Mother’s Day…so there isn’t too much extra time on Sunday either. So, we’ll see what feels inspiring to do…maybe the garden, maybe something else. I’ll let you know on Monday. Check! I bought plants for the garden and finished one particularly not fun business task. So happy to start Monday morning with that one done! :)
So the weekend is a wrap! Onto the week ahead. I hope you have a fabulous week. Thanks for joining me for Finish It Friday! See you back here on Friday this week. :)

What’s on your Fun and Done list this weekend? Hope you have a great one. Happy Mother’s Day to you if you’re a Mom. Take some time this weekend to put up your feet and relax. 

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Aby Garvey is a creative organizing expert and simplify 101’s founder. She has created 14 online organizing classes, which she has been teaching since 2007, helping thousands of people around the world get organized. Aby loves to help people create positive change in their lives through her online classes and coaching program
  • May 10, 2013 at 10:32 am

    FUN
    -project life (play with new Studio Calico kit!)
    -order stamps from Elise
    -Write project plan for wedding scrapbook (my own 7 years later)
    -go to Zoo for Mother’s Day

    DONE
    -pick a date for our trip to Oregon (I have been totally procrastinating on this)
    -switch my closet to spring/summer
    -declutter shelf in Luci’s closet
    -draft blog posts for the week
    -write & mail appeal for Girl Scouts
    -laundry
    -budget check in

    Aby – Have fun at your first 5K! And Happy Mother’s Day!

    May 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I like the idea of a project plan for your scrapbooking!

    May 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Thanks for your well-wishes on my race, Alissa! Hope you had a great weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day. :)

    May 13, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Thanks Lycia – I find that with a project this big I need to break it down.
    Congrats on your 5K results Aby!

    FUN
    -project life (play with new Studio Calico kit!) DONE
    -order stamps from Elise NOPE
    -Write project plan for wedding scrapbook (my own 7 years later) DONE
    -go to Zoo for Mother’s Day DONE

    DONE
    -pick a date for our trip to Oregon (I have been totally procrastinating on this) NOPE
    -switch my closet to spring/summer CHECK
    -declutter shelf in Luci’s closet NOPE
    -draft blog posts for the week NOPE
    -write & mail appeal for Girl Scouts NOPE
    -laundry NOPE
    -budget check in CHECK

    I had a summer cold that took me out for most of Saturday – I spent lounging and reading a book “Me Before You” which I recommend. Since Sunday was Mother’s Day and we had plans I didn’t get much done then either.

    • May 10, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Yay, it’s Friday! Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the moms out there. Aby ~ best of luck in your first 5K of this year. :)

      FINISH:

      *Laundry ~ it’s caught up, just need to stay on top of it….
      *Change bed linens
      *Vacuum downstairs
      *Menu plan + grocery list done
      *Clean kitchen
      *Clean off front porch – it needs some serious tlc :(

      FUN:
      *Take my DD + DS to ice cream after the latter’s soccer practice tonight. My husband and oldest DS will be out for the evening.
      *Soccer games for DD + youngest DS on Saturday
      *Little League game for my oldest DS on Saturday
      *Birthday party to attend for my oldest DS on Saturday – need to wrap the gift + do a card
      *Reading!
      *Last flag football games for both DSs on Sunday
      *Pizza Party to celebrate end of the flag football season – Sunday

      • May 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm

        Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I can’t wait to hear all about your 5K, Aby. Best of luck!

        FUN:
        *mani/pedi
        *family movie/pizza night
        *take grandson to see a soccer game
        *Mother’s Day
        *work on digital pics

        DONE:
        *finish purging & organizing 4-H materials; start to-do list for next year
        *pay bills
        *plan/prep for Bible class (at least 3 lessons)
        *vote in bond election
        *buy Mother’s Day cards; wrap presents
        *homeschool lesson plans
        *organize freezer & pantry
        *menu planning/grocery shopping
        *plan for oldest son’s upcoming visit
        *plan for youngest son’s bday celebration
        *bookkeeping (1 hr)
        *weekly planning
        *mail sympathy card
        *mail graduation card
        *get info ready to register DS for Fall college classes

        May 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

        Thanks so much Lycia! I hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day and a great weekend!
        ~ Aby

        • May 10, 2013 at 7:11 pm

          This is my first time to participate in Fun & Done! I’m excited! :o )

          Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there; and best wishes for your 5K, Aby!

          Fun:
          Soccer games at 9 and noon on Saturday
          Try to stay in bed long enough for husband and girls to make “breakfast in bed” for me on Mothers Day (lol)
          Family get together for Mothers Day dinner on Sunday
          Pick out flowers to plant in outside planters

          Done:
          Map out projects to complete before school lets out for the summer (only 9 more school days!) and get supplies in order
          Make a plan for summer with the girls (unemployed for the first time in their lives and haven’t a clue how to keep them, 6 and 10, busy all summer)
          Finish putting patches on DD1′s Brownie vest and DD2′s Daisy smock
          Menu for next week and shopping

          Hoping this helps to keep me accountable!

          Have a lovely weekend, All!
          Loree

          May 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm

          Oops! Sorry. Don’t know where that “face” came from…

          May 13, 2013 at 7:30 am

          Thanks for joining us for your first Finish It Friday Loree! Hope you had a terrific weekend. :) ~ Aby

          • May 11, 2013 at 1:50 am

            Done:
            –Grocery shop/errands
            –Clean bathroom
            –Clean living room
            –De-clutter drawers (there is only two of them and they’re small and this really should be the last thing I need to do in order to totally complete Goal #5)

            Fun:
            –Scrapbooking (PL-style… Goal #6)
            –Go haunt my local Hobby Lobby… see if their PL stuff is in yet! :-) —possibly spend a bunch of money!
            –????? (spontaneous fun)

            May 13, 2013 at 7:30 am

            Oooh, #2 on the Fun list is exciting! Can’t wait to hear how it went. :)

            May 13, 2013 at 10:15 am

            Do did your Hobby Lobby have it? I’ve been to three in my area and the shelves are still bare!

            May 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm

            So I called around today and the hobby lobby in the major town had their pl stuff today and 1 signed core kit, which I rushed over and got!! A signed blush edition and it’s so pretty and I love it!

            May 14, 2013 at 12:55 am

            Done:
            –Grocery shop/errands–CHECK
            –Clean bathroom–CHECK
            –Clean living room–NO… but I’ve got company coming on Wednesday, so it surely will get done during the week!
            –De-clutter drawers (there is only two of them and they’re small and this really should be the last thing I need to do in order to totally complete Goal #5)–CHECK! YAY! One goal down!
            –Laundry–(I forgot to put it on here, but it was on my to-do list for the weekend)—CHECK.

            Fun:
            –Scrapbooking (PL-style… Goal #6)–CHECK
            –Go haunt my local Hobby Lobby… see if their PL stuff is in yet! —possibly spend a bunch of money!–NO. The Hobby Lobby trip didn’t go through. Other plans took higher priority. I’m disappointed, but my bank account thanks me! Besides this Friday is payday… so it’ll probably be better for me to go this next weekend!
            –????? (spontaneous fun)–CHECK. Mother’s Day picnic with my uncle/aunt and cousins.

            • May 12, 2013 at 5:12 am

              Oh ~ posting half way through my weekend…oops

              happy Mothers Day!

              DONE
              - packing
              - store returns

              FUN
              - lunch or dinner out
              - walk or play park

              keeping it simple this weekend!

              May 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

              Hope you had a great weekend Hannah! Do you celebrate Mother’s Day?

              May 13, 2013 at 10:17 am

              Hi Aby

              our Mother’s Day was back in March :D so already celebrated but I kinda did a second celebration on Sunday by keeping all the fun stuff for that day.

              DONE
              - packing ~ CHECK
              - store returns ~ CHECK AND ONE HAPPY HUBBY AS CREDIT BILLS MUCH LIGHTER

              FUN
              - lunch or dinner out ~ CHECK
              - walk or play park ~ CHECK