Wednesday, June 30, 2010

So Much to Do! Seven Days to Go!

I've been making lists and then checking off the little boxes of things that I NEED to finish in the next seven days. If I don't finish them in time, I'm sure we'll all survive, but it certainly would be nice to have a clean, organized house and a well stocked freezer (full of frozen meals) by the time Maggie comes home.

On the upside I am currently, for the first time in the history of my entire life, winning the battle against the ever growing pile of laundry. For some reason having a tiny little washing machine has helped.

It's actually kind of counter intuitive. When I saw the size of our "new" washer I couldn't believe that the barrel could possibly be that tiny (I mean the outside looks absolutely normal). I am somewhat skeptical that a single sheet off of our bed could fit in it (we'll be trying that out this week because last time I washed them at Nani and Grumpa's!) and one pair of Paul's jeans take up half the space that there is.

Instead of being a problem, the small washing machine has motivated me to do laundry daily and keep on top of things. I don't have the excuse of "not having a full load" because I always have a full load. And the dryer (which is normal size) does it's job very quickly with small loads!

Now on to the next big project that I've been working on: Freezer Cooking!

I can't remember if I first read about Freezer Cooking in one of Kimberely Hahn's books (either Chosen and Cherished or Graced and Gifted) or if it was in Holly Pierlot's A Mother's Rule of Life (all three are great books, but they kind of blend together in my head!).

I'm not going to have a chance to go shopping until the 5th, which really, really, really feels like cutting it close, but I'm going to give it a try. I just finished the list of dinner's and a shopping list to go with it, but since this post is a little long I'm going to make that it's own little post!

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