First thing in the morning - a workout. I am so grateful for my great friend Kathy who leads a workout for about 8 of us, twice a week. She has been working with a personal trainer for a couple years now and is looking amazing. Plus she manages to remember everything she is taught, so she actually designs a new workout for us every Monday and Friday. She even brings her weights, mats and balls. She is a taskmaster - but I love her for it. I always feel better afterward.
Second thing today was housework. It's Monday, and I generally try and get it done Monday morning, so I remember to actually do it every week. If I didn't schedule it for a day, I might not remember the last time I did it! I dusted and vacuumed, and then found myself without any more energy. But at least that got done.
Lastly I started on a major spring cleaning. Whenever I see big totes on sale (specifically one brand - so they are all the same) I buy four or five and bring them home. I am working on transferring anything I store from boxes into totes. They stack much nicer than boxes, are more durable and long-lasting, and can be stored in the garage, if necessary. It also allows me to go through the boxes and make sure I'm only keeping things I need. I was only going to transfer some clothing to the totes, but once I got going, I couldn't stop! I pulled out all the baby clothes and did yet another purge, keeping only the things the boys actually wore. I figure if after three boys something wasn't worn, there isn't much of a chance it would get worn on a fourth.
Then I went through the winter bins, the summer bins, and the craft bins. Currently there are 10 totes sitting in the living room, waiting to be labelled and re-stored. Now that the boys are in bed and James is working very late tonight, I'm going to tackle a bit of the garage. I want to store more totes in there rather than in the basement, since there isn't much room down there. It may be chaos in here for a few days, but order will reign in the end!