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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Daily Minimum


A while back, Grace mentioned that she has a few basic goals she tries to meet every day—or in her words, "it's been important for me to pinpoint the things that make me feel less frazzled and do them on the daily." I remember reading that and feeling like a lightbulb went off in my head. Maybe I would also feel more organized if I set some basic daily goals for myself. So I did.

Every day, here are the four things I try to accomplish by the time Frank gets home:

1. Make the bed

2. Do the dishes, leaving the sink clean

3. Get myself and the baby dressed (yoga pants totally count)

4. Have dinner made.

And that's it!

There are days when I don't get all of that done—like today in fact, as currently the baby is napping on the bed (so I can't make it) and Frank is making dinner tonight. It's a really good day if I manage to hit my "daily four" and ALSO pull off another goal like vacuuming, baking a loaf of bread, or finishing a project for work. But by and large, these are the small things that make me feel less frazzled on a daily basis.

What's your "daily minimum" for a good day?

And just for fun... Guys, Frankie learned to crawl this week!! He only crawls with his left leg and keeps his right curled up under him (I was concerned but his doctor said it's normal and both legs are fine). It's the funniest little one-legged hop you ever did see. My mom says that's how I used to crawl, which does not bode well for the poor child's future athletic ability.



10 comments:

  1. My sister, Helen, used to crawl like that. She's a great runner and not a weirdo either!

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    1. "and not a weirdo either" HAHAHA This is why I love you Mary!

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  2. Gosh he is cute! That's definitely more advanced crawling than Kate has at the moment - she's got the whole Army crawl/worm-type motion going on, basically scooching completely flat on her stomach. It's adorable and it works for her though so I'm not complaining!

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  3. This is such a good idea! I'm going to implement it into my life too...thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Mariah!! Let me know how it goes!

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  4. I need to make a list for this! But making the bed is definitely one of them. It makes the bedroom look clean and organized even if it really isn't. :p
    (I haven't responded to your email yet because I'm waiting until I visit church....which I, uh, haven't done yet. lol)

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    1. Ah, so true! Such a great trick. :)

      No worries, whenever you get around to it!

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