Friday, May 17, 2013

Shabbat Shalom

Today is Friday the week is nearly over. Today it's all about Shabbat and preparing.

Now, mouse isn't Jewish, nor does she pretend to be, but she does try very hard to keep Shabbat and kosher, not because she believes but out of respect for Daddy's traditions. There are no extra 5 Things for Daddy because this whole day is really done for him. It's out of love and respect for his beliefs. If mouse had to pick a religion, it would probably be Judaism. Daddy doesn't mind that mouse fakes the prayers, or outrightly doesn't believe. What he sees is only the deference she offers.

It also cannot be over-stated that mouse loves this time of the year, because we light candles at 8:05PM. It gives mouse plenty of daylight to complete this seemingly exhaustive list.

The list for today is about renewing promises and fresh starts:

  • Change all bedding, air mattresses
  • Wash, fold, iron and put away sheets
  • Run to bakery for Challah, candles and pie
  • Pick-up dry cleaning
  • Buy fresh flowers
  • Keep certain lights on
  • Light candles (all night candles) in fireplace
  • Cut up meat, veggies for stew
  • Prep chicken for meal
  • Hard boil eggs
  • Unplug washer/dryer, leave door open to air
  • Turn off heater
  • Tape light in refrigerator.
  • Vacuum as needed
  • Put stew in oven
  • Cook chicken, side dishes, keep warm
  • Fill thermos of hot water
  • Fill kettle
  • Empty pockets of money, tidy purse
  • Polish Silver (if not done on Thursday)
  • Replace toys with Shabbat toys
  • Feed kids a snack
  • Set Shabbat table
  • Open 3 bottles of wine
  • Save ice, turn off ice-maker
  • Store water in refrigerator
  • Make some appetizers
  • Double check list!
  • Breathe -- Enjoy Shabbat


Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Keeping to the Theme of Breathe the plan is to remember you can only accomplish one thing at a time, by giving that thing your full attention, life will be easier.


The plan for May 16, 2013 is long. Mid-week cleaning, shopping and everything else.


It can be done, remember to just breathe

Wednesday, May 16, 2013

  • Clean bathrooms: Showers/tubs, Toilets, Sinks, Countertops, Floors
  • Change and wash towels
  • Fold clothes and stow properly (Iron as needed)
  • Vacuum hallway
  • Dust Bedrooms and vacuum
  • Empty waste baskets
  • Wash/scrub kitchen floor
  • Vacuum downstairs
  • Clean kitchen
  • Clean inside of refrigerator.
  • Clean appliances (stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, washer dryer)
  • Marketing for rest of the week (have list on phone)
  • Blog for later in the week
  • 5 Things for Daddy

Thursday May 17, 2013

  • Gym
  • Tidy bathrooms and living areas
  • Tidy Daddy's desk; arrange bills to be paid
  • Make shopping list for next week
  • Check that roast is defrosted enough
  • At least one load of clothes



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Journey

Moments will often usurp or invade mouse's thoughts and her energy divides. Remembering for mouse to take a moment to breathe is a small way of reclaiming these thoughts end placing them in an order that for her makes sense.

Today is Monday, May 13, 2013 and it's around 10am. Nothing so far has been accomplished, save for getting kiddo off to school and Daddy off to work and a little blogging. The year is nearly half over-with! Breathe

Today, the plan is to accomplish:

  • Tidy the bathrooms and living spaces.
  • Vacuum living spaces
  • At least one load of laundry
  • Plan meals for the week
  • Grocery Shop
  • Spend 15 extra minutes tidying up the kitchen
  • 5 Things for Daddy

Tomorrow's Plan for May 14, 2013


  • Go to gym
  • Tidy bathrooms/living spaces
  • Vacuum traffic areas
  • At least one load of laundry
  • Spend 15 minutes tidying up kitchen drawers
  • 5 Things for Daddy

Breathe -- it's all possible