Friday, December 30, 2011

Penultimate Day

So it's the second last (penultimate) day of 2011.  Seems like there's still a fair whack of clearing the decks to go LOL!

I've copied the list to here and have made notes to inspire me to get myself moving today and tomorrow!

So this year's House Clear the Decks is as follows:
Kitchen windowsill   Still dusty/leafy.
Kitchen bench (where all the papers from kinder/school land) Still a pile a foot deep.
Hand washing (mostly hand knits) Round one done, up to round two.
Under the bed (mine-where the yarn hides out) Had the yarn out, does that count?
Clothes washing away every day (slim chance but hey lets add it anyway!) There's only yesterday's load out at the moment, lets not talk about last week, slips syly away.
File the filing (currently in a box or two or three in the corner of my bedroom) Still there
Bed side table (including: read the books and return them to their owners) Still there

The Crafting Clear the Decks list is:
Scarf for Teacher #1  Done and delivered
Scarf for Teacher #2 Done and delivered
Cowl In Progress - was at 5 repeats on 8/12 is now at 11 repeats complete out of 18, nice progress there.
Shawl for me Done - just needs blocking - a job for today
Binding onto quilt for Libby's baby Done and delivered

The Crafting list got a lot of attention this month, perhaps that's why the House list suffered :-)
Looks like the kitchen is getting a once over, my shawl is getting blocked and the hand washing is getting done, perhaps I might make it back to under the bed and give it a vacuum or a sweep as well (or maybe the child who loves using the vacuum can have a go!).  Will also work some more on the cowl while supervising/watching the boys play.  
The filing and bedside table look like they make the long term list!  

A pretty successful Clearing the Decks, especially if I manage the kitchen, blocking and washing today.  I'll pop back in later for an update.

So how did your Clearing the Decks go this December?

We've had a wonderful Christmas, very low key, no events at our house, we've seen both sides of the family and even extended cousins but no major stresses and the usual Christmas baggage just didn't appear so it's been a nice change.  The kids received a few well chosen gifts and have spent the last few days working out how games are played (lots of board/people based games), where to put the pieces in the 200 piece puzzle of Where's Wally?, how the popcorn maker works and today will be how the Animal Kingdom Mini Cake maker works.

Best Wishes to you all for a Happy and Healthy 2012.


Lynne S of Oz said...

Wishing you and yours a fab 2012, Leonie! Let me know if there is anything you want from Seattle....

Lynne said...

Glad you had a relatively stress-free Christmas; enjoy the rest of the boys' holidays. Happy new year to all of you.

Emma said...

Happy new year Leonie! I hope you and the fam have a wonderful 2012.

Sounds like you ended 2011 on a lovely, relaxing and (dare I say) peaceful note.

2paw said...

Oh you are so organised and so busy, well done!! It is so nice to read you had a lovely Christmas: happy New Year!!

le@thirdontheright said...

hello there - just popping in to wish you a hap hap happy 2012 - le xox

Kate said...

I think the gifts etc were definitely of higher priority than dusting or filing!

I hope you and yours had a lovely day!