Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 220:

Got my workout in! Scheduled with a friend to go to step class. I had a lot of fun!

What is on the docket for today. Lots. Time to sit down and write my TDL.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 219:

Having my son home from school has compeltely thrown my normal daily routine off! I have not been working out!! WHAT! He even said something last night! He is 7!! I have got to get it together and do my workouts. I have come too far not to. I am still down my 16 lbs. but I need to drop another 14 to hit my 30 lb. goal for the year. I am going to have to prioritize it on the TDL!

What is on the to do list today?

  1. Titan - request for FB privledges - C
  2. Titan - f/u with calendar guy
  3. CFA B - clean up the pages - C
  4. CFA B - schedule write up to promote FB
  5. CFA WC - email for youtube video plans
  6. Review calendar - C
  7. meet caterer 4:00 (head over earlier to get other things done) - C
  8. Pull reciepts and send to A - C
  9. Workout - Zumba (6:30)  - X
  10. Shower party (general) - C
  11. Pool (fun with the kids!) - C

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 218: Work Day

Today is my one set day to get work completed that I can not do in the morning or with my munchkins around. My parents take the children for the day and have fun.

BTW - Confirmed 2 new fb customers!! Whoot! Whoot!

Today is going to be busy!

  1. Titan Meeting - C
  2. CFA Marketing Meeting - C
  3. CFA B/VG FB Meeting - C
  4. Order signs for party
  5. Write up budget for party
  6. Do detailed walkthru (at the house)
  7. Pull receipts - C
  8. FB Post - C
    1. DYS
    2. ST. B
    3. CFA

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 217:

To Do List:

  1. Dentist apt.  - C
  2. Pick up check from CFA - C
  3. Prep Titan Meeting
  4. Prep CFA Marketing Meeting
  5. Prep CFA B FB Meeting
  6. Email OG proposal - C
  7. Researd tends on FB - specifically use of QB
  8. Order signs for party
  9. Order favors for party - C
  10. Write up budget for party
  11. Do detailed walkthru
  12. f/u with Mary - C
  13. Workout
  14. CFA - Flowers - C

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Weekend: Organization


  1. Call A and head on over to work (could be all day so can't plan anything else)
It was all day - 9:30 - 4:30. I was hired by a woman to help organize her basement. She has bad knees and just wanted someone to come in and help be the legs of the process. I am not an "organizer" by trade (hence the FlyLady) BUT I can work! All she needed was someone to put in an honest day. There are so many opportunities out there ... JUST DO IT!


  1. Church - Missed church...slept him.
  2. Workout
  3. Monday TDL - C
Decided to skip the workout. I know that is so BAD!! BUT I was inspired by yesterdays work to get some stuff completed in my basement. I cleaned out under the stairs. This area in my house is where I store off season clothing. It needed to be organized so I could finally put away winter clothes and finally put away summer clothes. I am going to say running the steps, lifting boxes etc. are today's workout. This was a much needed to do. And now it is done! Whoot! whoot! I have two bags to go out the door for donation!

BTW - Found a ton of mouse poop under my stairs storage area!! GROSS!! All vacuumed up and clean now.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 214: Friday

Glad the week is coming to an end and the weekend is here. The week has flown by and I got a lot done including a meeting with a potential client!! Love that!

I have been very bad ...I have not scheduled my workouts!! What the heck? The result...I have not done my workouts!! Well, I can't have that now can I? Starting tomorrow - back to putting my workouts on the TDL. I was so good when doing the ChaLEAN Extreme program start to finish. I got all crazy when I thought I was cool enough to do whatever workout I wanted. I am just not at that phase yet to be so self motivated to do whatever workout.

Starting tomorrow I am doing a Shakeology cleanse and scheduling workouts. I am down 15...I have to achieve my goal of 30 lbs this year! Can't stop now.

Today's TDL:

  1. Swim lessons - C
  2. F/u with Dave - C
  3. Clean off Command Central - C
  4. F/u with Tree Hugger Company - C
  5. Find a co. to do stones - C (somewhat? ugh!)
  6. Plan for Saturday
  7. Update CFA TDL
  8. Update party TDL against calendar

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 213: Question for Readers

I have a question for my readers today. Please pass on this post if you happen to stumble upon it.
Simply comment on this post: What is ONE basic life skill that you wish your parents, school system or some other taught you before leaving for college or  moving out on your own?


I was out the door this morning working on the TDL!

  1. Add Aug. 6th to calendar - new event - C
  2. order desserts for event - C
  3. Call O. Guys - C
  4. DDDN pics - download and post - C
  5. Drop off hours to B - C
  6. Buy shorts - C
  7. Make Wed. TDL

Day 212:

I wrote down yesterday's TDL on paper! To post later with todays (also on paper!) Gotta run...and cross things off the list!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 211: Just Write It Down

Monday was smooth sailing - because I rocked the To Do List and wrote it the night before. I knew it would be a busy day and it was. No stress! Part of keep the stress away is to front load as much as you can when time is available. I did! Tomorrow is another busy day - with a second day of an event. Feeling good! Loving the TDL!!
My tip: At the end of the day I just don't feel like writing my next days TDL. BUT...doing it...makes the next day so much smoother! Figure out what works for you.

UPDATE: It was a great day! Went smooth as silk! I printed the TDL posted below and added a couple items. Having them written down was KEY! It all got accomplished!
  1. Rise & Shine! - C
  2. Stop at CFA re: balloons and string - C
  3. Go to Wagners for materials (plates and butcher paper) - C
  4. Bank (take checks) - C
  5. Pick up munchkins - C
  6. Swim lessons (and payment) 11 - C
  7. Call CFA re: ODayCare - C
  8. Update RSVP's - C
  9. Purchase new roses for guest - C
  10. Event  - C
  11. Expense receipts from CFA - C

Day 210: Monday!!

I made my TDL last night and I am busting through it. Ahead of schedule!! Once I made my tdl last night I busted a few out! Making the tdl the night before is the way to go.

  1. Rise and Shine - C
  2. Email Lynda re: order - C
  3. Print off rsvp's and seating chart - C
  4. Pull photo release forms - C
  5. Email TWD schedule -  C
  6. Layout DDDN clothes and nametag - C
  7. Update time sheet - C
  8. Pack kids - C
  9. Buy flowers and put together - C
  10. Cut paper - C
  11. Load car - C
  12. Event tonight!! - C
  13. f/u on any last minute rsvp's - C

Day 208/209: Weekend

I did not post weekend TDL. Here it is.

1. Play with children. - C
2. Celebrate Father's Day - C
3. Make Monday TDL - C
4. Make Raffle Ticket Draft - C

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 207:

To Do List Today:

  1. Lunch with friends (end of preschool day) - C
  2. f.u with all DDDN request
  3. Review PARTY TDL
  4. Facebook Post
    1. DYS - C
    2. CFA - C
  5. TWD - Sparring
  6. Finish response to CFA B/VG

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 206:

  1. Pick up package/drop to A - C
    • ask about fire extinguisher - C
  2. Fedex Package drop off - C
  3. Haircut - C
  4. Omelet Guys contract signed - C (left with A to be signed)
  5. Watch neighbors kids - C
  6. Work on DDDN - C
  7. Pick up beyblades for son (prize for good grades!) - C

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 205: To Do List Today

I did not get everything I needed to accomplish done yesterday. BUT...Good things happened!

First - How did I get sidetracked? It was the last day of school for my son and my daughter went to a  "schools out for summer" party. She is 4 - so I had to stay. It is fun to watch her have a blast with friends doing kid things like playing in water and on a swing set. I can't say no to that and I was there longer than I anticipated.

When I got home I felt horrible - I have been fighting a migraine. I had to take it easy. I just can't focus on to do list and work when I am trying to manage a major headache. I will give myself a break. With that said I did take care of items that were time sensative.

I got a call from a new client who is going to hire me to do their social media work!! yay!! That has been something I have been working to do - b/c it keeps me working from home and ups my income!!

Now I have three things to accomplish...I am finishing today...
from this comes my next To Do Lists.

1. Braindump update for party event. - C
2. CFA Braindump - C (still in progress)
3. Facebook braindump - next steps with NEW CLIENT!!! - C (now finalize in professional format)

(these three will guide the rest of the month)

Lastly - If time permits today (otherwise it goes on the Thursday TDL) I am going to do a general plan/schedule for summertime work/activity. I want to maximize the time between work and play with my kids now that school is out.

Have a good day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 204: Tuesday To Do List

Today I have one main goal and a few must do's! A lot of planning today will go a long way tomorrow and the rest of the month! I have an event I am planning for Saturday, July 9. Kids finish school this week, family will come into town, I want to hang at the pool and beach. To do it all...well planned project to do list is a must.

I have to admit one other thing falling through the cracks - I am not make goal list. I know this is hurting me. It is a weekly staple in Chalene Johnson's plan. I am going to restart the 30 day challenge. I have incorporated so much but think it is time for a refresher course.

Tuesday, TDL:

  1. Update party/pre-party tdl - C (still inprogress)
  2. Write any last tdl's for DDDN and schedule this week.
  3. Last day of school - early pickup - C
  4. Gabby's Party - C
  5. Follow up with Agnes on invite wording - C
  6. Send Agnes request for payment
  7. Schedule with B/Delonte for filming
  8. Send Agnes Omelet Guys' proposal
  9. Call Main Ingredient for cakes - C (work around for bday cake)
  10. Pick up from CC (show Lynda idea for DDDN printout) - C
  11. Facebook posting
    1. DYS - C
    2. CFA
    3. St. B
    4. CES - C

Day 201-203 Over the weekend and Monday

I do not usually create a large tdl for the weekend. This weekend was no different. I had a few work items to take care of and then simply wanted spend time with family. Mission accomplished. Sunday, I met with a client (I am overseeing a private party for her) and created a brainstorm list of to do's in regards to prepping for the party. I have to sit down today and organize this massive list into an organized plan. That is a priority so nothing falls through the cracks.

Monday got underway with a meeting and then a migraine hit. Ugh. I did get a frog off my plate in the morning! I wasted time b/c I had planned to come home and write down the tdl after my morning meeting. Had I written my list the day before I would have not missed a few things that caused me time because I had to come home to grab.  Whereas I like writing my to do list in the morning - it works better for me if I write it at night so I can look at the day as a whole and list out "items" needed to accomplish certain tasks. And figure in where certain activities work best in the day.

I have got to write down today's tdl and stick to it! If I want to have all the fun and accomplish projects on needed to be accomplished by certain dates this next month it is imperative I am on the tdl!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 200:

To Do List:

  1. DDDN Reservations
  2. Facebook post
    1. DYS
    2. CFA
    3. CES
  3. TWD Driver
  4. Put away J's summer clothes
  5. CFA _ order more TCOSV flyers
  6. Omelet Guys
  7. Babyshower Schedule and to do's
  8. Plan for Saturday morning

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 199:

Thursday, To Do List:

  1. CLX - Push 1 & Burn It Off - C
  2. Track WW - X (I HAVE TO DO THIS!)
  3. WFD? - C (leftovers)
  4. Go though 1 summer bin - C (Now I have to put away)
  5. 15 min. cleaning off desk - C
  6. Call Kelly - C
  7. Call Omelet Guys
  8. Call Eric *
  9. CFA (min. 2 hrs.)
    1. Reservation update - C
    2. f/u with run - C
    3. revise DDDN spreadsheet - C
    4. plan DDDN to do list 
    5. Review upcoming months
    6. TCOSM (print community board)
  10. Next steps for articles

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 198: It is all in the details

I wrote my must do to do list night. I got everything on the list completed. I wasted time due to not being more detailed! For example: I had to drop stuff off at work and completely left a few things at home b/c they might not necessary been a priority today but would have saved me time in the long run if I thought it through.

Not writing down your to do's will always lead to forgetting or not completing something. Be sure to think through details when your life involves juggling multiple balls!

Good example this morning: I had to finalize an order for invitation for a party I am being paid to organize for a client. I have been working with my local Hallmark. I thought I would simply drop my son at school and head down the store. Problem...the store opened at 10:00. I was sitting in the front parking lot at 9:15. I did not want to drive back home and then come right back out. I had to get this done early. I did use the time to grab a breakfast smoothie with my daughter and sit outside for a bit. I really enjoyed that time! :) We had fun.

Just be sure to think things through. This includes grocery list!

Wed. To Do:

  1. Hallmark - Invites - C
  2. Pick up envelopes and drop to A - C
  3. Pick up from CC - C
  4. Drop at CFA - C
  5. Storage - C
  6. Workout - C
  7. CFA - F/u on reservations - C
  8. Facebook post - C
  9. Pick up E for playdate with J - C
  10. (Last minute addition) Drop envelopes with A - C
  11. (Last mintue addition) Pick up invites - C (Hallmark did a great job and got the print job done quickly!)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 197:

Long day. Out the door early. I screwed up. I got a lot done but if I have to be out the door early  the tdl needs to be done the night before.

Off to write Wed. TDL!!

  1. Meeting - C
  2. Drop J at GP - C
  3. Facebook
    1. DYS - C
    2. CFA - C
  4. BS - invites - C
  5. Make Wed. TDL!!!!
  6. Wed. Workout
  7.  Drop BOG's - C
  8. Mail - C
  9. Bank - C

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 196:

I have had  a work to do that I have been procrastinating. Before I even wrote my tdl today I busted it out! It's done!! Whoot! Whoot! Now to focus on the rest of the day.

To Do List:

Facebook postings
  • DYS - C
  • CFA - C
  • GFWJ
  • CES
  • St. B
Update TDL on blog - C
Update blog post
Write tomorrows TDL
What's for Dinner?
Workout: CLX Push
15 min. in Zone
Vitamin D supplement - C
Track WW points - C
Picnic with preschool - C
Volunteer Meeting
CFA ( 2hrs.)
·        Get out letters - C
·        Post DDDN - C
·        Print signs for TCOSV
·        Send bag stuffers for TCOSV
·        Send B Script - C
·        Send Delonte Script
·        Make calendar with deadlines
·        Have community board ready to go tomorrow.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 194/195: Weekend Fun!!!

Weekend Fun!

A few months back I wrote about a decision to stop working on an event I plan every year. Now that I am into spring and would be one month away from that event I cannot begin to tell you all how great that decision was. I am enjoying spring SO MUCH! Usually at this point I am irritable and stressed. I have enjoyed my spring, my garden and time with my family. 

I took my son to a birthday party today. I thought for one brief second that I would be irritable and agitated if I was under the stress of managing this event. I was able to spend the entire time at the birthday party just being with my son and enjoying every second of it! The party was at the roller skating rink. This was my sons first time skating. I had to help him. It was so much fun!! Loved it. Laughed a lot!

Great decision to nix the extra job. Bottom line. Don't be afraid to ditch what does not feel right for you life and sanity!

On another subject. I wrote that I was going to do an article on professionalism. As I began to think about this I realized it is NOT one article - it is many! It is not necessary confined to professionalism but general etiquette. Maybe a first article warrants my overview of my thoughts on the subject. I have many subpoints to my thoughts on this matter. First being, CELL PHONES!!

To do's for the weekend!

  1. CF walk (CFA work)
  2. bday party
  3. Sunday Church...cancelled - Baby Girl is sick. :(
  4. Meeting re:Shower
  5. TDL for week.
  6. Review calendar for the week
Have a great weekend friends!! Enjoy the family!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 193:

To Do List:

1. Wake up!!
2. Facebook post
3. Cow to CES FD - C
4. Flowers for CFA
5. BBall game
6. Call Agnes
7. Plan for weekend

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 192:

Today's To Do List!!

To Do List:

1.      follow up with Eric at CFA - C
2.      facebook post
a.       dys - C
b.      cfa - C
3.      dinner for Josh - C
4.      cancel TWD - C
5.      Update calendar - C
6.      workout - moving to fri.
7.      CFA
a.       Email Wendy f.u - C
b.      Update project sheets - IC (incomplete...need to continue)

Day 191:

Wed. To Do List:

I wrote yesterday's TDL down but did not get it posted...

1. email Wendy - C
2. Work on organizing photos - C
3. Leave for promotion ceremony (all day event) - C

It was a great day! I was invited to see a friend receive his promotion to Lt. Col. In the US Army!
Now back to work.