On Friday, I woke up at 9:00 a.m., full of good intentions to get started on the paperwork, but, then, couldn't settle down to do anything until almost noon. But, after that slow start, I spent all afternoon and part of the evening processing papers! In the process, I tossed four grocery bags full of paper to the recycling bin! I minimally cleaned out file folders while I filed, as purging the files isn't that much of a priority, right now (although the filing cabinet is rather full and that makes it hard to file!). I am almost caught up with the backlog; I should be able to get it all done, tomorrow. At one time, I had files and papers spread out all over the dining table, but, later, I moved to the family room so I could watch TV while I processed papers. The dining table has since been cleared, but I have some files out on the family room coffee table! It will be cleared off, tomorrow.
In between the paperwork, I did a small load of laundry (the bath mats, kitchen rug, and Dancer's towel he likes to sleep on), dusted my dressing table and cleaned the mirror, mopped the bathroom, mopped the kitchen, and did the dishes. A chocolate cake might have been baked, too, and a slice (or two!) eaten, although I am not admitting to anything! LOL!
Of course, I overdid things and got a mild asthma attack as a result! Too much paper dust from all the tearing of paper and fumes from the floor cleaner, no doubt! I had to take my rescue inhaler, as well as the regular inhaler, but I am not wheezing, anymore.
Friend M came to do the garden in the early evening and he mowed the back yard for me. He said it was still too cold at night to plant the rooted pineapple, so we will wait on that for another couple of weeks.
I called neighbor S today to check on things and to see how her mother-in-law is feeling. Later in the evening, Aunt C called and we had a bit of a chat. Still later, in the night, I video chatted with my daughter.
I am really pleased with the cleaning of my bedroom over the week - I did the top of the chest of drawers on Monday, the bedside table on Tuesday, the desk on Wednesday, and the dressing table on Friday and the room got vacuumed on both Monday and Wednesday. The majority of the house, too, got cleaned over the week, one room or area at a time. I am hoping to be able to maintain the cleaning schedule, next week, too, with some modifications - the smaller bathroom won't need to be cleaned, next week, for example, since no one used it, this week, after I cleaned it.
On Friday, I was grateful for:
- All what I was able to accomplish, today
- A dry day (more rain is in the forecast!)
- Rescue inhalers!
- Friend M tending to the garden
- Chatting with my daughter
- Dust/Tidy the dressing table top - DONE
- Finish cleaning my bathroom - DONE - bath mats washed, floor mopped, etc.
- Sweep and mop the kitchen floor - DONE
- More paperwork - DONE
- Have M plant the rooted pineapple top (from earlier) - NOT DONE - too cold at night, still, he said
I am not going to make a long to do list for Saturday. Both my daughter and a good friend think my to do lists are unreasonably long and I am trying to do too much! I don't think so, but, I am going to try to keep the weekends relatively free.
Saturday's To Do List:
- Finish up the paperwork backlog
- Clear the family room coffee table
- Another load of laundry?
- Take a piece of cake over to neighbor T
- Change the clocks before I go to sleep in the night
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?