Monday, February 2, 2009

This month's to-do list

Feb. 1: Meet deadline to give Kari news briefs. (OK, so she's six hours ahead and will get them on Feb. 2. Close enough.)

Feb. 2: Pray the groundhog doesn't see his shadow so I can defrost soon. I already can't remember if he did or didn't. But I do know the groundhog bit the mayor.

Feb. 2-5: Survive another week at work. Barely made it.

Feb. 6: Take clothing donation to Dress for Success (you can donate interview-appropriate clothing and they give it to women who need it. They have locations all over the world).

Feb. 7: Try to get rid of more stuff on Craigslist.

Feb. 8: Really, really try to go to church for once.

Feb. 9-13: Try to contain my excitement about getting the keys to our new apartment that weekend.

Feb. 14: Go to Lupa for Valentine's Day dinner. (Reservations already secured.)

Feb. 15: Get the keys to our new apartment!

Feb. 16-19: Pack. Minimally. The new place is only a block away, so I'm hoping a few trips back and forth will save on the packing effort somewhat.

Feb. 20: Move the big stuff.

Feb. 21: Wake up to my new view of the Empire State Building. Do a load of laundry in my OWN washer and dryer (actually, this may get moved to earlier in the week). Paint and clean old apartment. Close the door and leave for last time.

Feb. 22: Unpack. Take Advil for all the sore muscles I didn't know I had.

Feb. 23-26: Unpack. Do more laundry. Pack again. This time in a suitcase.

Feb. 28: Fly home for a weeklong visit.

Other random things:
• Buy a roller for paint
• Call to schedule Salvation Army pickup
• Buy new furniture for new apartment (couch, bed, etc.)
• Buy new queen-size mattress
• Find new alarm clock/stereo/CD player
• Leave Kari and Nicole a note on their birthdays

4 comments:

Jonathan et Kari said...

Looks like a full month! But a good one. And hey, you've already crossed one lovely item off the list. :)

Anonymous said...

Consider a paint pad instead of a roller, if all you need to do is touchups. Lots easier to use, clean, store. Sounds like a busy month but some fun stuff in there, my favorite being that visit home!
Mom

Nicole said...

You have so much to look forward to this month! I love the list idea!

Nicole said...

OK, so I don't know if you still use the same email from college, so here are your interview questions:

1) What is the most difficult part about marriage and why?
2) Please describe your favorite childhood memory.
3) If you have children, what would be the best advice you could give them?
4) If you could instantly change one thing (physically, mentally, spiritually, etc) about yourself, what would it be?
5) What do you do when (you think) no one is looking?

I look forward to reading the answers! - N