Getting Things Done - Trying to to tackle all of my long ignored 'to-do's, clutter tucked in the corner, untried Pins, and new tasks I'd normally put off. Forcing myself to get up & do it already!
Last week I...
♦ Researched paper crafts to do with toddlers but could not find much! Orson was very excited to make a bunny recently, so I ended up cutting out a bunch of squares, triangles, and circles, and let him play with a glue stick. Eventually I drew some figures made from shapes he could match up and he was thrilled, demanding a whole set of family & friends (with kitty shirts).
♦ Tried 3 new recipes
♦ Went through the medicine boxes in our bathroom - There are no medicine cabinets in our new house, so everything is still sitting in 2 moving boxes. Messy, and we were a little worried about Orson getting into something. I went through the boxes, threw out several ancient pill bottles, and sorted everything into large labeled ziplocks (Pain Relief, Dental Care, etc.), and was able to combine it into one box. Eventually we want to buy a cabinet to add storage, but that's low priority for now.
♦ Reading a lot of books lately, about 1-2 a week. Granted, most of them have been chosen from this list & are young adult novels, but still! I need to find a good list of adult sci-fi/fantasy recommendations.
♦ Made paper & oil hearts inspired by this post. Only the first couple got the 'stained glass' effect, because soon Orson was determined to fill in every inch! I tried to make patterns on a few but the oil bled over time & it wasn't noticeable. Orson happily filled these in for about 2 hours & would have kept going! They look great in the window.
♦ Got a new trash can to use for recycling in the kitchen - replacing a tacky cardboard box!
♦ Bought a baby doll for Orson - We've been saying he needed one since before Christmas, and he's been especially interested in the new stroller & swing. Practice for his future baby sister!
♦ Sorted through 2 boxes of Orson's baby clothes - Pulled out anything that was gender neutral enough to use for the baby & made sure to box his back up by proper size (some were shoved in the wrong boxes before). Still more to do!
♦ Tried to buy gum paste to make these mints, but could only found a $9 bag. Never mind!! Looks like I'll be making the gum paste myself if I want to try these.