Ten on Tuesday


The topic this week for Ten on Tuesday is:

Ten things I need to plan for:

  • Living in a smaller home. As my husband and I get older, and our children leave to establish their own homes, I hope we have the opportunity to move to a smaller home.
  • Getting rid of items we no longer need or use. This is a great first step in down-sizing. It just plain results in a less cluttered home right now, too!
  • Implementing some of the more time-consuming (but more healthful) recipes from Nourishing Traditions into my cooking repertoire. It is downright difficult for me to change my ways after all these years. This will take conscious effort.
  • Getting physical activity during our wet weather, which is just around the corner. I think I’ll ask my husband to repair the ping pong table. That should do it.
  • Deep cleaning the house, room by room. As I have less energy, and my helpers are getting busier, I need to focus on little bits of cleaning at a time.
  • I want to start sewing again. I’m not sure I want to plan for this until I de-clutter and clean!

Well, I didn’t come up with ten things. How about you? What do you want/need to plan for?

8 Responses to “Ten on Tuesday”

  1. Robin says:

    Great list….
    I love ping pong too. 🙂

    Hope your day today has been beautiful.

  2. Joanne says:

    I was able to write down 10 things 🙂

  3. Kat says:

    I’m always de-cluttering it’s a on going thing and esp at least once a year. I don’t want a smaller house though, I love the space of our home just under 2000 sq feet. We bought this after the kids moved out 6 years ago. I have more room now then when the kids were at home. I love all my room and we have a bonus room! the laundry room inside the house, that’s so nice! I no longer have to go to the hot garage or freezing cold garage to do laundry, we also have a three car garage to store a lot of stuff. I think I have more now, but it’s all nicely put away in cabinets my husband built in the garage so it seems like I don’t have as much as I do. It would be nice to not have so much, I tried to get rid of some things, but others I could not part with. I have so many crafts that I do. That’s my problem really. Sorry I wrote a book in your comments. So you live in WA or Oregon? you’re talking of a lot of rain so those to states come to mind. Have a wonderful new day!

  4. Karen says:

    I have a long way to go, but I often think about having a smaller home to care for. Of course, the way time flies (on my mind, see my post today), it will be here before we know it.

    I can relate to your list. Especially the decluttering part and making room for sewing! If I had a list, those two things would be on it.

  5. Laura says:

    De-clutter is probably a topper on a lot of people’s lists…it’ll always be on mine.

    How many more years do you think you’ll be at our dear Alm Rd house? And where would you and dad like to find a smaller home one day?

  6. kerri says:

    I love Nourishing Traditions and I get excited when I read it but I have not been very successful in implementing it either. I especially want to start soaking my flour overnight for breads because I have a daughter who doesn’t do well with wheat. I’ve heard that soaking the flour really helps. But I picture my dinky kitchen with all these bowels sitting on it.. I’ll probably get around to it about the time she moves out..

  7. Melanie says:

    I’m working on #2 of your list now (and have been for awhile!). So many things can collect and it’s hard to decide just what you really don’t need any longer. Your list is a good one. I need to make a list myself, I think! ((Hugs))

  8. Barbara says:

    I need to make time for some deep cleaning around here too. I started some early in September but then lost steam.