Sunday, December 16, 2012

DO-ing Challenge: Week 2

Last week, I shared how It's Time For Change, and this week went nothing like I planned.  Isn't that how it always goes?

We had a...technical difficulty...with the house.  It wasn't pretty, and I lost a whole day whining and bemoaning the situation, but it ended up being a relatively easy fix in the end.  The next day I was sore from running errands two days in a row, and just wanted to sit and do nothing.  This pregnancy has been so different.  Not an excuse, but despite that, I did end up getting a few things accomplished that I would normally put off a little longer.


  • Christmas Shopping is finished
  • All gifts are wrapped, except the husband's, since the boys want to help.  This is one of those things I put off, so to be almost finished is a relief
  • Christmas cards are almost finished. This is another task that I generally put off  
  • I helped the boys make their chosen homemade gifts for each other.

homemade crayons

Around the House

  • Baby's room is almost finished--just need husband's help for a few little things
  • Christmas totes cleaned out and extra stuff boxed up to donate
  • Spent about 3 days supervising/helping the 6 year old with his 684 piece Lego kit (!)

Cleaned Out My Purse
I'm sure I don't even need to tell most of you women how good it feels to remove excess toys and crayons, throw away old receipts and gum wrappers, and reorganize my purse.

I also went through all of those random gift cards I pulled out.  I marked their value, throwing away those with empty balances.  We had a few restaurant gift cards in the mix, which will be nice when I'm in a I just had a baby and don't feel like cooking kind of mood!

For the Blog
I found several book reviews in draft form that got "lost" during the move, and I'm trying to get those posted as soon as possible for the publisher.  I apologize for the excess of reviews coming through, but I only have a couple of recently received books on my to-do list.

I also started a Facebook page for Mom's Heart so that readers who prefer Facebook can keep up that way.  Be sure to "like" Mom's Heart!

This post is part of an accountability series, and you can read other participants accomplishments from this week at Susan's post, DO-ing the Next Thing.


  1. I've already liked your FB page.

    Thank you for linking up. You really did get a lot done. Now, put your feet up for a bit. ;0)

  2. Hi Brittaney
    I found your through the review crew! I am so jealous that you are finished your Christmas shopping ~I have a full day planned for tomorrow!
    Have fun

  3. Sorry you're so sore from the pregnancy! I had a rough pregnancy this time around. I was sore all the time! I hope you find some relief soon!

    Lexi-stopping by from the crew