It’s time to get organized for the weekend!

posted by Aby on August 16, 2013 10 Comments

Happy Friday friends! I hope you’ve had a great week. Around here it has been a week of change. We’ve moved from the lazier days of summer to the structure and routine of the school year. So far I can say this about high school:  it starts awfully early! But things are going well.

After two days of this new routine, it’s time to shift gears and get organized for the weekend. My stepmom is coming for a visit, so my weekend plans will be filled with more fun stuff than “done” stuff. Here’s what’s on tap for me.

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  • Run. I’m a bit out of whack with my training plan this week. I developed blisters on Tuesday…and that has had me sidelined for one running day and caused for a change in plans in a cross-training day. So…I need to get in 2 runs, and one cross-training session this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed that no new blisters develop. Check! Good news: the blisters are gone and I think I’ve found some socks that will prevent more blisters from coming. Yay! 
  • Go to this bike race. We’ve never done this before, but a bike race through the streets of our town sounds too fun to pass up. Check! Lots of fun.
  • Relax + enjoy. It’s been a long time since that has shown up on my list. I’m looking forward to it. :) Check!

Done

  • Meal plan + grocery shop. Check!
  • Laundry. As of right now, laundry is in good shape, so this won’t be too bad. Partial check! 
We also went to a few yard sales on Saturday morning, which was lots of fun. I actually found some things I needed like a fireplace screen ($5), a rolling pin ($2) and a couple of other items. The best part is the rolling pin is an old one and it’s so well made. I love finding treasures like that! So fun. :)
I hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for sharing it with me. :)
That’s all I’m going to plan for the weekend. It will be nice to have a pretty open weekend and just see what we decide to do for fun. :) What are your plans this weekend? I’d love to see your fun and done lists in the comments. Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend!
Aby
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  • August 16, 2013 at 10:38 am

    This reminds me that I need to reorganize everything and get my home projects done before school starts. School starts early for the kids too this year. Lots to do!

    August 19, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Good luck with your to-do list!

    • August 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Happy Friday!

      Aby ~ Exciting to have a high schooler! My kids start the Wednesday after Labor Day so we are enjoying the last few weeks of summer :)

      FINISH:

      *Laundry – stay on top of it
      *Change bed linens
      *Vacuum – downstairs
      *Finish up PTA agenda + reports board meeting Monday am
      *Place order for Starbucks for PTA meeting
      *Sherwin-Williams – pick up paint for my DD’s room, new brush + hopefully get started painting
      *Sports Authority – new soccer cleats for my DD, water bottles
      *Post Office
      *Vacuum my car – lots of turf bits after a week of soccer camp!
      *Meal plan + grocery list done

      FUN:
      *Two birthday parties to attend
      *Reading
      *YMCA workout on Saturday am
      *Set a date and book a birthday party for my oldest DS :)
      *Bake cookies

      August 19, 2013 at 7:17 am

      I hope you had a great weekend Keri! Your back-to-school schedule makes so much more sense to me than mine. :) Hope you enjoy these last weeks of summer.
      ~ Aby

      August 19, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      FINISH:

      *Laundry – stay on top of it -DONE
      *Change bed linens – DONE
      *Vacuum – downstairs – DONE
      *Finish up PTA agenda + reports board meeting Monday am – DONE
      *Place order for Starbucks for PTA meeting – DONE
      *Sherwin-Williams – pick up paint for my DD’s room, new brush + hopefully get started painting – DONE painting DD’s room and we both love it :)
      *Sports Authority – new soccer cleats for my DD, water bottles – Will do on Tues
      *Post Office – DONE
      *Vacuum my car – lots of turf bits after a week of soccer camp! – not done
      *Meal plan + grocery list done – DONE

      FUN:
      *Two birthday parties to attend – FUN
      *Reading – read for half hour on Sat
      *YMCA workout on Saturday am – skipped it in favor of painting
      *Set a date and book a birthday party for my oldest DS – we set a date but need to book still
      *Bake cookies – ran out of time

      • August 17, 2013 at 8:13 am

        School starts for us on August 26. It will be a year of change here as well. My youngest son will be starting his final year of homeschooling but will be taking most of his classes at the local community college. I’m excited for both of us, but it will be a bittersweet time as well as we prepare for the transition to his college years.

        FUN:
        *Enjoy the weekend with my husband and son. It’s just the 3 of us at home for a couple of days.
        *Pick up grandson on Sunday afternoon. It’s nice to have a quiet break, but we miss him like crazy!

        DONE:
        *Laundry
        *Prep/teach Bible class
        *Pay bills
        *Bookkeeping
        *Work on wedding programs
        *Check on soap favors for wedding
        *Work on to-do lists for wedding, school, etc
        *Schedule meeting with 4-H officers
        *Anything else I can make some progress on :)

        August 19, 2013 at 7:17 am

        Wow, Lycia, it does sound like a year of change for you! How exciting. Hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the quiet time. :)

        August 19, 2013 at 9:18 pm

        FUN:
        *Enjoy the weekend with my husband and son. It’s just the 3 of us at home for a couple of days. – Kinda/sorta. My husband had to work all day Saturday and Sunday, my son got sick, and I spent 5 hours on Saturday fiddling with the settings on my Silhouette.
        *Pick up grandson on Sunday afternoon. It’s nice to have a quiet break, but we miss him like crazy! – Check!

        DONE:
        *Laundry – Check!
        *Prep/teach Bible class – Check!
        *Pay bills – no
        *Bookkeeping – no
        *Work on wedding programs – Check! And this CONSUMED my weekend!!!
        *Check on soap favors for wedding – Check! They are ready to be picked up. Yay!!!
        *Work on to-do lists for wedding, school, etc – no
        *Schedule meeting with 4-H officers – no. Actually, I decided to postpone this for a week or so.
        *Anything else I can make some progress on – Nope. I’m going to be plodding through program-making for the next week and there’s gonna be a ton of stuff left undone. Definitely starting to panic…

        • August 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm

          Fun:
          Birthday party for a friend’s child
          Baby shower for a relative
          Run! (It should be beautiful out!)

          Done:
          Garage sale- hoping to make enough to make it worth our time
          Decide what to do with garage sale leftovers… There are some consignment sales I may try for some of our items, and I’ll donate the rest
          Sort and label the kids’ school supplies. It’s almost school time!

          August 19, 2013 at 7:18 am

          It was a great weekend for running here – hope it was great where you were, too. And I hope the garage sale went great, too. :)