Saturday, April 25, 2009

From To-Do to Ta-Da...The Carnival!

I am going to try hosting my very first carnival! It's called from To-Do, to Ta-Da. The purpose of this carnival is for us to share our progress in the week that has just finished. We do our to-do lists at the beginning of the week, then we can post them on Tuesday (if you like...I do) over at Crazy Adventures in Parenting To Do Tuesday. We work on our lists all week and get all that we can accomplished. Then, Saturday night, or Sunday, we can look back on our weeks together, here.

What have I accomplished? TA-DA!! What should I do differently next week to make my to-do list work better for me? What struggles did I face this week that made progress especially difficult? Any of these issues and any others that you can think of can all be addressed here. This carnival is for you, so you can make your ta-da post in any manner that you choose, whatever works best for you.

The rules are only that you please make a link back here to me and this carnival somewhere in your post. You can use the banner if you like but you are not required to if a picture or something else works better for you. I think we all know how Mr. Linky works...I just hope that it works for me, as this is the first time I'm trying it.

Here is my finished to-do list for the week:


Morning routine
Weekly shopping trip
Pictures of thrifting for blog
pickup free Redbox movie
clean laundry room
Call Jess to confirm hair appt.
check ironing
Picture project pictures and blog post
Spaghetti for supper
blog posts before bed

Mon-I had to put off the trip to town until tomorrow or Wednesday. My brother in law is going to have gall bladder surgery and they have given me their youngest to watch. That makes two four year olds in the house! I might not get as much done the next couple of days, but it should make for some great pictures of Abby and her cousin.


Ask J to Return Redbox movie
Morning routine
Baked Potatoes in Crock Pot for tonight's supper

Prep Day with pictures for blogging
  • Mixes

  • Muffins

  • Cookies
Hair appointment
Garden work
Shake and Bake Chicken for supper
Reunion calls made
Post Wed blogs before bed

Tuesday was a bit hectic as well, but I got to town to pick up the groceries we needed (from Monday). I didn't make it into the garden, but knew I could spend a bit longer there on Thursday or Friday to make up for it. I planned on making those reunion calls Wednesday or Thursday evening, but never got that done either. That will be re-listed for next week.


Morning routine
Extra Blog work
WHS site work
reunion tasks
Clean Bathroom
Clean Living Room
Garden work
Waffles and Bacon for supper
Post Thurs blogs before bed

Wednesday again was hectic. I did get a tiny portion of my computer work done on my WHS website and spent some time learning how to do a new skill for future use on another website that's in the works. I didn't get my Thur/Fri blog posts done as I'd intended, which made me postpone those blog ideas for next week. I did get the pictures for those entries done on Thursday though.


Morning Routine
Laundry Catch up day
Clean Kitchen
Clean out fridge
Take out trash (trash day tomorrow)
Work on proposals and Resume
Clean Office
Garden Work
Chicken Fettuccini w/Alfredo Sauce
Post blogs

Thursday I ended up going back to town again to run an errand for my husband. I got the errands that I missed earlier in the week and picked up some of my garden needs. I'm still behind on my laundry even now, but that's something I can work on tomorrow after church. My office is still a disaster area and I made it worse this week. I plan on making that a tackle this week, though the pictures may make a person's getting bad! When I was in town Thursday I found a manager's special on steaks, so instead of the chicken fettuccini, I grilled steaks for dinner.


Morning Routine
Bill day
make dr appt for Abby(didn't get this done last week)
Catch up anything that didn't get done
Pizza for dinner
Post Blogs

Friday I finally got in the garden. My son Dillon helped and we got the vegetable plot ready to plant. Tilled and mixed in compost.


Morning Routine
Gardening all day (J can help today hopefully)
Church clothes for tomorrow?
Grilled burgers and dogs for supper

Saturday was great. I finished the flowerbeds in the front and side gardens. The only flower beds I have left to do is my big shrub/azalea garden. I'm making some modifications there and I did do a little bit in that bed today as well.

That is my week in a nutshell. I have several things that will need to be re-listed next week. I didn't finish my blogwork the way I thought I could and I see that I need to re-evaluate the way I'm working on posts so that I don't keep falling behind on the ones that I plan on writing.

Now it's your turn!


  1. I am going to give it a try, now I should add to my list to come back here on Saturday!

  2. I just found your carnival. It looks like fun! We're going out of town from Thursday morning until Sunday night, so I'll plan to come back next week to participate.


  3. That sounds wonderful! See you then!


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