Let’s organize our weekend plans…

posted by Aby Garvey on February 8, 2013 28 Comments

It’s Friday again! Did this week fly by for you? It sure did for me. Fast or slow, I hope you had a great one. It’s time to share our weekend to-do lists. If you’re participating in 13 in 13, the weekend is a great time to make progress on your goals. I’d love to hear what to-dos on your list are moving you closer to a goal. Thanks for sharing!

Alright…here’s what’s on tap for me:

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  • Run 4 miles. I’ve got six miles done so far this week, to hit my weekly target of 10 for Goal #1. (Goal #1) (Half-check. I ran 2 miles on Friday and “stuff” was hurting so I stopped. Didn’t want to injure myself.)
  • Boot camp. This is a maybe. If I can get my run in tonight, maybe I’ll make it to boot camp. (Nope, see above.)
  • Project Life. This weekend, it will just be documenting throughout the weekend, and downloading photos on Sunday. (Goal #3.) (Document = check. Download = will happen today.)
  • Bake some oatmeal cupcakes. I’ve been dying to try these oatmeal cupcakes for a while, and I have the “perfect” bananas for them. If I put this on my to-do list, I’ll find time to do it. ;) (This supports a goal that is still percolating….) (Check – not so yummy. Oh well.)

Done

  • simplify 101 project. I’m working on a new workshop and its crunch time. Lots to do this weekend on this project. The good news is, it will be fun work. ;) (Big check here. Lots done, but still lots left to do.)
  • Meal plan and grocery shop. (Check!)
  • Laundry. (Check!)

Alright! That’s what’s on tap for me. How about you? Thanks for sharing your weekend plans in the comments. Remember to come back to this same post on Monday (or throughout the weekend) to post your updates. I hope you have a fun and productive weekend!

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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
  • February 8, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I get your e-mails and I love reading them….I think your stuff!! is great I just don’t quite have the time for classes yet but I’m sure looking forward to one day jumping in and being successful in my whole organizing life!!! keep up the great ideas and fun.

    hoping to soon be a student of yours!

    sincerely,
    Heidi

    February 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for your comment Heidi! It would be great to have you in a workshop, but I’m happy to know that you’re enjoying the emails in the meantime. Thanks for letting me know.
    ~ Aby

    • February 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Fun:
      1- Go to Barnes & Noble to browse magazines for my One Little Word vision board.
      2 – Complete Week 6 Project Life spread and fill is some “missing” spaces from previous weeks.
      3 – Work on an-almost-done quilting project and start a new one.

      Done:
      1 – Mail a valentine’s birthday present and buy new Heart forever stamps.
      2- Weed & organize 6 shelves of books.
      3 – Process week’s IN – box to zero.

      This list will definitely keep me out of trouble ;-) ).

      Cheers~

      February 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      That’s what I need to label my basket – Week’s In Box! Maybe if I did that I would be more motivated to empty it weekly. Thanks for that one!!

      February 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Sounds like a fun weekend Honore. :)

      • February 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

        happy weekend everyone

        more done:
        * DIY ~ not sure what yet but we have a long list of little things so hope to tackle some more of them
        * laundry towels
        * finish ironing
        * remember to put out all the cardboard boxes for recycling (hidden and forgotten about in the shed)

        more fun:
        * photograph daughters gym class
        * date night with hubby
        * visit a farm to see baby lambs, weather permitting

        February 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

        more done:
        * DIY ~ not sure what yet but we have a long list of little things so hope to tackle some more of them ~ NOT DONE ANYTHING. KINDA NICE BUT ALSO FRUSTRATING
        * laundry towels ~ DONE
        * finish ironing ~ NEARLY DONE
        * remember to put out all the cardboard boxes for recycling (hidden and forgotten about in the shed) ~ DONE
        more fun:
        * photograph daughters gym class ~ DONE
        * date night with hubby ~ DONE
        * visit a farm to see baby lambs, weather permitting ~ NOT DONE. WAITING FOR BETTER WEATHER. HOPEFULLY NEXT WEEKEND.

        February 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

        Sounds like you had a fun and productive weekend, Hannah! Thanks for sharing it with us here. :)

        • February 8, 2013 at 9:48 pm

          Okay…I’ve watched for several weeks and I’ve got myself psyched up to join in the Friday fun, so here goes! : )

          FUN
          * Family Movie Night at Church
          * Read 3 Chapters in My Book
          * Living Stations Practice

          DONE
          * Laundry – Sheets & Towels
          * Menu Plan & Grocery Shop
          * Clean & Store High Chair for Spring Yard Sale

          February 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

          Thanks for joining in!! I hope you had a fun and productive weekend. :) Hope we see you again next Friday.
          ~ Aby

          February 11, 2013 at 3:38 pm

          FUN
          * Family Movie Night at Church – DONE : )
          * Read 3 Chapters in My Book – DONE : )
          * Living Stations Practice – DONE : )

          DONE
          * Laundry – Sheets & Towels – DONE : )
          * Menu Plan & Grocery Shop – DONE : )
          * Clean & Store High Chair for Spring Yard Sale – DONE : )

          I got everything DONE! Granted…I did keep my lists short so I could feel successful at this first go round! But I got a few extras done too like a date night with my hubby and wrapping two birthday presents for next weekend! : )

          February 13, 2013 at 8:19 am

          Nice job Cindy! Hope you’ll join us again. :)
          ~ Aby

          • February 8, 2013 at 11:20 pm

            Yeah for the weekend! This week flew by and I don’t feel like I accomplished much at home because I was over scheduled this week. Lots to catch up on but also time for fun. :)

            FINISH:

            *Laundry
            *Vacuum – downstairs + upstairs
            *Change bed linens
            *Meal plan + grocery list done
            *Vacuum my car + tidy inside
            *Emails for PTA committee work at school
            *Run 12 miles on Saturday :)
            *Clean kitchen

            FUN:
            *Pizza + movie night
            *DD’s basketball game
            *DD’s basketball team pictures
            *Little League try-outs for my oldest DS
            *Birthday party for my youngest DS to attend
            *Kids Night Out at the YMCA – DH and I can have dinner out with a trip to REI :)
            *Make a salad for staff appreciation at school on Monday
            *Reading time

            February 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

            Thanks for sharing your list Keri! Hope you had a great weekend.
            ~ Aby

            February 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

            FINISH:
            *Laundry – DONE
            *Vacuum – downstairs + upstairs – DONE
            *Change bed linens – DONE
            *Meal plan + grocery list done – DONE
            *Vacuum my car + tidy inside – DONE
            *Emails for PTA committee work at school – DONE
            *Run 12 miles on Saturday – DONE
            *Clean kitchen – DONE
            FUN:
            *Pizza + movie night – FUN
            *DD’s basketball game – they lost but it was still fun
            *DD’s basketball team pictures – DONE
            *Little League try-outs for my oldest DS – DONE
            *Birthday party for my youngest DS to attend – FUN
            *Kids Night Out at the YMCA – DH and I can have dinner out with a trip to REI – FUN!
            *Make a salad for staff appreciation at school on Monday – DONE
            *Reading time – not enough time :(

            • February 9, 2013 at 1:32 am

              I feel so out of the loop. MY loop! Since injuring my wrist last weekend, I haven’t been able to keep up on my stuff like I’d like to. It’s amazing how much you use even your non-dominant hand! It’s starting to mend slowly, so maybe it’s time I slowly work back into my routine.

              Done:
              Grocery Shop
              Misc. Errands
              Laundry
              Clean kitchen (Kitchen and laundry are a necessary part in Goal #2)
              De-clutter closet (part of the process in Goal #5)
              Organize planner for next week (a major help in Goal #3)

              Fun:
              Write (Goal #1) — this wrist injury kinda put me behind in reaching my intermediate goal for the week. I’m not thinking that it’s realistic that I can do a weeks worth of catch-up in one weekend, but I can definitely make progress!

              February 11, 2013 at 10:10 am

              So sorry about your wrist! I can only imagine how much that hinders things!

              February 12, 2013 at 1:25 am

              Done:
              Grocery Shop—CHECK
              Misc. Errands—CHECK
              Laundry—CHECK
              Clean kitchen —NOT REALLY. It’s not in bad shape, but I didn’t get done what I wanted to in this regard
              De-clutter closet —PARTIAL CHECK. Progress made, but not finished
              Organize planner for next week —CHECK
              Fun:
              Write (Goal #1)— again PARTIAL CHECK. I did do some writing, but the mojo wasn’t flowing and the wrist was making a bit uncomfortable, so I didn’t do much. But I guess progress was made, so that’s good!

              And I did get in a lunch with my favorite uncle that I wasn’t anticipating, so it was a good weekend.

              February 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

              Looks like you got lots done considering your wrist – congrats to you. Hope that wrist heals quickly!

              • February 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

                Date night with DH
                Ball game out of town with family
                Read for Bible Study
                Church
                Declutter in studio 15 minutes
                Menu plan for week
                Begin detailed budget w/DH for FPU
                Insurance paperwork
                Rest :)

                February 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

                Rachelle – Good luck on your budget! We’re working on a similar financial plan and are finding it fun to work together on our finances (I’ve always done everything myself). My husband and I really keep each other in check now that we meet weekly to discuss our financial ins and outs! And it’s helped with keeping me accountable in doing our weekly menu and grocery budgeting, which means less stress in the long run!

                February 11, 2013 at 10:10 am

                I love that last one…I didn’t do enough of that this weekend.
                ~ Aby

                • February 9, 2013 at 2:33 pm

                  OH my list is large! But doable because a lot of it doesn’t take much time. This is the list I compiled at work Thursday and kept open to email to myself. LOL Anyone else do that???

                  Go through emails and catch up (I just opened them and have 428!)

                  Post on Snowmen and Sunflowers – my blog – twice this weekend!! One down!

                  Mail Oriah’s package – ready to go!

                  Mail Dante’s package – waiting on address – other than that ready to go!

                  Go through basket – change to Week’s In Basket –

                  Work on Project Life!! – going to try to finish!

                  Order Prints when finished!

                  Order small prints when finished!

                  Order prints for January page for boys – probably next week

                  Mail baby congrat card to Joe and Katya

                  FB Nicole to get Tina’s address

                  Send Nick a card just because

                  Take care of snow from Nemo

                  Try a new recipe

                  Laundry (of course)

                  Floors

                  Read

                  Movie at home with the hubs!

                  February 9, 2013 at 9:02 pm

                  And the above works on Goal 3 – scrap more, Goal 6 – Finish PL 2012, and Goal 5 – read 30 books…

                  February 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

                  Hope it went well! That was a long list. :)
                  I love your idea of capturing your to-dos via an email to yourself – brilliant!

                  • February 11, 2013 at 11:01 am

                    Aby – what is 13 in 13? PS. I love your blog :)

                    February 13, 2013 at 8:16 am

                    Hi, Julie,

                    13 in 13 is a blog challenge to complete 13 goals in 2013. Here’s a blog post about it. http://www.simplify101.com/organizing-blog/13-in-13-challenge-set-and-achieve-13-goals-in-2013/ Hope you’ll consider joining in.

                    Thanks for your comments on the blog. Glad you love it. :)

                    Aby

                    • February 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm

                      I want the news letter to continue but not the comments please