30 Days, 21 Projects – Day 8

 Do you feel a bit refreshed after the day off yesterday?  I know I do.  Here is what I did instead.

  1. Sat on the couch under a blanket, with the kids, and watched a movie.  (I read while they watched.)
  2. See above.
  3. See above.
  4. See above.
  5. Made chocolate butterhorns with the kids.
  6. Made a cake with the kids.
  7. Warmed up leftovers for lunch.
  8. Cleaned up.
  9. Ate dessert.
  10. Sat on the couch under a blanket, with the kids, and watched a movie.  (I read while they watched.)
  11. See above.
  12. See above.
  13. See above.
  14. See above.
  15. Put together a delicious meal of a bit of this and that (some was supposed to be used in other ways for supper.)
  16. Ate dessert.
  17. Put kids to bed.

It was a very not strenuous day.  My husband and I both commented that we have not done this before and weren’t sure why not.  We both agreed that we try to do too much and need to have more days like this.


Today is a bit off as a little friend is coming for a few hours late morning.  Also, I believe one kid will be staying home from school, unless that particular kid wakes up on their own.  (It was a rough night sleep wise.)  A great day for an “easy” project.  The temperature isn’t as warm as I wanted it to be, but so is life.  I had planned on making soups today, but think that will have to wait a few days.  No grocery shopping for me today to pick up those last few items which I don’t have yet.  If the painting projects go well, the soups may have to wait till next week.  They aren’t going anywhere, so I’m not in a rush to do them.  It just seemed like a great thing to do on a rainy day.

Lists of my 21 Projects:

  1. Spackle stairway walls
  2. Prime spots to be painted (from previous replacement of door and window frames)
  3. Paint spots around door and window frames
  4. Repaint Horse post by street
  5. Strip vent covers in bathroom and kitchen
  6. Repaint bathroom and kitchen vent covers
  7. Seal pots and paint with chalkboard paint (to be used with herb plants on the deck)
  8. Add outlet cover for washer/dryer
  9. Add outlet cover for outlet on front porch
  10. Check credit report
  11. Replace light fixture in stairway
  12. Remove weeping cherry (to create a place for blackberry bushes)
  13. Put out a bird bath – work in progress
  14. Buy new kitchen trash can – work in progress
  15. Organize and label kitchen pantry
  16. Move clothing totes to back of crawl space (instead of right in front), add shoe rack and rod to hang winter coats
  17. Divide out future clothing sized into clear totes, label
  18. Put camping stuff in tote(s), label
  19. Clean bathroom grout
  20. Seal bathroom grout
  21. Make and freeze 4 different soups, 3 months worth each