It's 9am here and I've been up for 3+ hours and I'm already knee-deep in my "TO DO" list (I put that in all caps because it's currently yelling at me). I got a burst of motivational energy this weekend and I'm riding it for all it's worth.
Laundry is almost done at our house - something that rarely happens. In addition, it's almost all put away (something that VERY rarely happens at our house).
I just wrapped up our taxes for 2008 (I know, I waited a long time given the fact that we are getting a refund) and I'm pleasantly surprised that our return is more than I expected (yay for deductible child care expenses!). Now it's time to adjust our withholdings for 2009 - there will be no interest-free loan to Uncle Sam from this house!
I am heading out in a few minutes to make a bunch of returns. Little Man's birthday party was this past weekend (pictures to be posted on their blog soon) and I bought too much in the way of decorations. Actually, it's not that I bought too much, it's that I didn't have time to get it all up! So I get to take some of it back.
I also need to hit Target (WOOHOO!!!! TARGET IS OPEN!!!) and return a tank top I bought. It's cute but it just doesn't fit me right.
Recycling is next - should be a good $20 worth of glass, plastic, and aluminum. Given the fact that the first half of the month is usually tight, this is a good thing!
I have some phone calls to make for the FRG - we're trying to get someone from the SpaceA/MAC flights department to come and give a brief. I know I plan to try to use SpaceA to get back to the mainland at least once during the next deployment. I also need to wrap up the Commander's gift - we have a Change of Command coming up in a few weeks so it's time to say thank you to MacGyver's current commander. Need some Hawaiian print wrapping paper.
And then it's on to the phone calls for doctor's appointments - me, the kids, follow-up on Little Man's tonsils (so far, we are 6 weeks post-op and NO STREP!! Knocking on wood!), etc.
At home, there are several little projects/things that need my attention - might as well take advantage of this burst of energy and get them tackled. Whee!!
So, what do you all have on your plates this week?