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Tackle It Tuesday: Tackling Goals Update

Not bad!! Amazing what happens when you have people just waiting for you to fall on your face. LOL! BTW, this is WAY long and crazy – just to warn you. LOL!

GOAL #1 – To Do List

My to do list had 48 tasks on it.

As of 9 am, I have completed 8  of them and started 3 more.  Not a bad beginning to my day.  Considering I have also completed two of my email inbox goals!

As of 11 am, I have now completed 12 tasks and have started 4 more!  I am so getting there!  I also have 4 of my email inbox goals DONE! But, I am taking a break from email for a bit to try to knock out some more of the tasks on my to do list. LOL!

As of 12:30 pm, I have completed 20 tasks on my to do list!  YAY!  I am so happy with 20 tasks and my kitchen is looking great!  Plus, I took Tripp’s computer from him a few days ago and today he asked very nicely if he could have it back.  I am not a dumb mama!  I made him a list of 15 tasks that he must complete before he gets his computer back. Smart, huh?  He has marked off 7 of them (including my favorite… pick up and vacuum hallway!) Go Trippster!  Thomas, of course, didn’t want to be left out, so at one point he came running up to me (about the time I was cleaning out the fridge) to tell me he was making the living room “all sparkly queen!”  Ok, he hasn’t even come remotely close, but he has thrown a few things away, and pushed piles around. LOL! I told him I was proud of him, of course, because I am a good mama!

As of 2:39 pm, I have completed 24 tasks on my to do list and have 4 started – half way there! Uggh, it is almost 3 o’clock and I am only 1/2 way there?  Ok, I need to get cracking! LOL! I am off to tackling filling bags and emptying trash cans as those simple tasks will knock out a ton of tasks.

As of 6:40 pm, I quit. I am ending my day slightly depressed and VERY confused.  I unsubscribed from a newsletter and chose the option that I didn’t sign up for it.  Because I DIDN’T sign up for it!  I have spent all day being cussed at, called names, and just plain attacked on Twitter by someone and it has gotten crazy!  This person is telling me I am too big for my britches and power hungry!  Power hungry??  HUH?? What kind of power am I hungry for?  Sad smile Anyway, I am not getting into it, I am just hoping she will finally run out of steam and stop harassing me.  In the meantime, my to do list has 40 items marked as done on my list!!  Isn’t that great? I didn’t complete all 48, but the only things left are the posts that I wanted to get started on for tomorrow and a few glasses of water.

GOAL #2 – Dishes

Maybe you remember from all the times I moan about it, but I don’t have a dishwasher.  I have a drain rack that I keep in one side of my sink – so as not to mildew my counters or a towel.  That means that I only wash a few dishes at a time and it takes a TON of tries to get them all done this way. LOL!

Completed first drainer rack of dishes at approximately 8:30 (forgot to actually write it down).

Completed second drainer rack of dishes at 10:58 am.

Lost count – somewhere around 4 or 5, but completed ALL of the dirty dishes (that I can find) including the ones from the fridge at 12:22 pm!  Beat that, FlyLady! LOL!

So, GOAL REACHED at 12:22 pm!

GOAL #3 – Emails

I actually did really good with this goal – better than I anticipated.  I simply arranged each folder by “from” instead of “date” and was able to handle them much more quickly.  Since some of them simply needed to be filed in the correct location, this made the filing go much faster!

Action Folder – I had 159 emails and my goal was to get it to 75. Ok, the action folder was a crock. ROTFL!  I had 159 emails in there and the most recent one was dated 11/16/2010.  Ha ha ha!  Ok, seriously if I haven’t done anything about them yet, it pretty much means it is too late to even worry about it.  So, I took a deep breath and deleted the entire folder! I am sure I have lost my mind, but if any of those people want to talk to me they probably should just try again.  Since many of them were Holiday related reviews, it seems a bit pointless.  BTW, I mean Christmas Holiday.  GOAL REACHED at 7:20 am. LOL!

Twitter Emails – I had 49 emails and my goal was to get it to ZERO. I tackled my twitter folder a little bit at a time and got it to ZERO!  I will check it one more time this afternoon before calling it done for the day. I also just want to mention that I have over 5,000 Twitter followers!  Whoo-hoo! Moving on up… Winking smile GOAL REACHED at 8:44 am!

momof3boys3702 emails – I had 306 emails and my goal was to get it to 150. As of 9:36 am, I am down to 136 (that’s weird) emails on this inbox!  I hope to spend some more time later on this afternoon working on it, but I really need to move on to the big one.  Uggh!  LOL! GOAL REACHED at 9:36 am!

KMiller3702 emails – I had 48 and my goal was to get it to ZERO. Of the 48 emails, many were things I had sitting there for no apparent reason… go figure!  It is amazing to figure that out AFTER you have been panicking over them forever. LOL!  GOAL REACHED at 10:20 am!

3BoysandaDog emails – I had 464 and my goal was to get it to 230. This was much harder and tomorrow, I will have a stab at playing this game again.  No worries, I will not be posting about it.  Might do something short and sweet on my FaceBook Fan Page, though. LOL!  Anyway, I made it down to 225 FINALLY! LOL!  GOAL REACHED at 2:16 pm!

I completed a TON!  Did you play today? How did you do?

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About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 15 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.


  1. I have to say that your to do list (and the huge amount accomplished off of it) makes me slightly jealous…but I mostly wanted to tell you that there will always be someone with an insecurity issue and a superiority complex at the same time. Those are the people who take social media too far and make life miserable for the rest of us.

    Hang in there…your blog is great, you have much to be proud of, and as far as I can see, you fit your britches just fine 😉
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