Thursday, April 23, 2009

All in One Night

What did I do last night?? I did a ton of stuff. I don't think I even sat down until I laid down in bed at like 11:30! Last night, Josh had a church missionary meeting and I had too much to do. Here is the list of things I did:

1.) I did the laundry! Doing laundry in an apartment with no washer/dryer is difficult. Luckily there is one on each floor of our apartment building, but it cost $1.25/load to wash and then a whole to dry. We are so cheap, that we just hang dry our clothes in our apartment; we save A LOT of money doing this, but it is also such a pain in the butt!!

2.) I cleaned our apartment! Now, I know this might not look "clean" to everyone because there are still little stacks of papers and other things, but you should have seen it before I cleaned. I vacuumed too! The carpet was pretty dirty!
3.) I made my mom's FAMOUS and FABULOUS sugar cookies! Yum!!! They are soooo good!!!
4.) I made strawberry jam! I can't wait to eat it! Yum! And as you can see....strawberry jam + sugar cookies+ small kitchen=BIG MESS. But that's fine, the kitchen was a disaster before anyways. So I did clean the kitchen afterwards too
I got home from work at about 6pm last night and did all of this in about 4 hours! There are plenty of things that I want to get done, but I was just too exhausted! I wanted to be able to clean the bathroom, clean the kitchen floor better than I did, put away ALL the laundry (some of it didn't get dry last night), clean the bedroom, and pack (we are going to Indiana this weekend! WooHoo)! I am actually very happy though that I was able to get so much done in one night. But you guys are probably thinking that I am crazy (and I would agree) and wondering why I decided to do ALL of this in one night after working for 9 hours! Well I do have reasons, and for the most part, they are good reasons. If I were to sum it up in one word, it would be PROCRASTINATION! For those of you who want more of an explanations, read on...
  1. I HAD to do the laundry. I absolutely hate doing and therefore put it off until either Josh complains he has nothing to wear or I get tired of wearing all the clothes that I only wear when I have no other clothes. In this case, it was me tired of wearing all my "ugly" clothes (or the clothes that I don't like any more). And since we are going away this weekend, we needed clean clothes.
  2. I cleaned the apartment. Our apartment really needed some attention. This last week, Josh and I have been really busy every night and have just thrown everything in the living and it was bad. I HATE leaving for a vacation, even just a weekend vacation, and coming back to a dirty house! It just stresses me out even more and it's so nice to come home to a clean house! So, since we are leaving right when I get off work today. The apartment HAD to be cleaned last night!
  3. I made sugar cookies! I was actually going to make this last weekend, but I got too busy. They have been on my mind though and sounded so good to me. I also wanted to have something sweet that Josh and I could snack on on our six hour car ride! So, yes I HAD to make sugar cookies!
  4. My sister-in-law, Ashley, did a post this last week abour her homemade strawberry jam and it made me CRAVE it! I bought strawberries for it this week since they were on sale. And the reason why I HAD to do it last night, is because the strawberries were starting to get a little mushy and I knew they wouldn't last through the weekend. I decided that I needed to make it before we left. I can't wait to actually eat some of it! Hopefully it will trun out good. I've never done it before.
So those are my reasons! I am really excited to get away for this weekend! We are going to Indiana for Josh's cousin's baptism! We are really excited to see them! I haven't seen them since they moved from Oklahoma! Have a great weekend everyone! Wow that was a LONG post and it only covered one night!!!


  1. Wow I am exhausted just reading it! You should invest in a jump rope or clothesline and find some what to string it up when you need it. Clothes dry faster if they are hanging and have air all around them. Mom's think they always have to give advice. By the way, I love your sofa!!!

  2. You keep yourself busy whether you have to do something or not, haha I want to make strawberry jam sometime, let me know how it turned out :)

  3. MMmmm, strawberry jam! I used to make raspberry jam with my grandma. I might need your recipe.

    Have a fantastic trip!!

  4. Wow! You go girl! You are way more motivated than me. Also, I'm so sorry I messed up you activity but my crazy husband forgot to give the egg carton to Josh. I feel horrible! And he even had the nerve to say it was my fault. Not a smart move. Anyway, have fun on your trip!

  5. Yummm - I need your Mom's sugar cookie recipe. And that strawberry jam recipe.

  6. Yum, your strawberry jam looks yummy, glad I could inspire you :) Way to be productive! I'm lucky if I get one of those things accomplished a day, and I'm home, not working!
    Hope you guys had a fun trip to Indiana and enjoyed coming come to all that good stuff!

  7. I just posted a long story with more details :)

  8. you can come over and clean my house and make sugar cookies anytime you would like. Esp. the cleaning part. The laundry seems to multiply in it's place so I don't think anyone can ever get caught up on that. have fun.
    Sister H.

  9. I am proud of you! That is a lot to get done. I know how it is to come at night and have a whole other job to work at. I am just too tired! Josh will love the jam!