I am very ADD and therefore, not usually very productive without one of my little friends, Adderall or caffeine. Today, though, I was stimulant-free AND productive. Yay me!
I woke up, fed the kids and made myself breakfast tacos. Not as good as Taco Cabana's breakfast tacos, but I have 3 dozen eggs that I have to use up (eggs were on sale this week). I washed all the dishes, even the big stuff like cookie sheets that usually sit in a rinsed-but-not-washed state on my counter for a minimum of one week. Why is it so much hard to rub a little soap on the cookie sheets and then just be done with them? I don't know, but there is just something in me that says that cookie sheets have to sit and cure on the counter for a little bit. But now they are clean and put away.
I decided it was getting annoying not being able to walk into the food closet. Yes, I have a food closet. It's not a pantry, as I already have one of those, but indeed, a closet. So all of my cheap and free food got a little organization and order. Check it out:
Pretty spiffy huh? I even cleaned out under my kitchen sink. I won't even tell you how many boxes of dishwasher tablets or bottles of Dawn I have. Needless to say, I won't need to buy either of those for probably at least 5 years. Maybe my cleaning supplies wouldn't last so long if I actually used them. What a thought! And so now, they are all ready to go for when the moment arrives when I'm ready to use them.
After organizing, I took the kids to the library where the girls got their very own library cards. They were so excited. I even cooked dinner...with dessert! I cooked barbecue ribs, rice, beans and brownies. It was all delicious!And while dinner was cooking, I did a little exercise on the Wii. I love that thing! Yeah, I know it's a sorry excuse for exercise, but it's better than nothing!
So here's a little pat on the back for me for having a productive day all on my own. No Adderall. No Dr Pepper (or any other soda for that matter). Now I have to stay up late reading Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. I have to get it read before Friday night's release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Time for some speed reading!