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Kayla MacAulay

that sounds like a real plan.
I usually don't make plans i just go with the flow (~maybe that's why i don't get anything done~)

michelle delgado

Shaved legs...it's like making a statement that yes, I did have that little bit of extra time for myself today in the shower!

Hope you accomplish what you need to and if it doesn't get done, you can always make a list for Saturday. Have a great weekend!


i'm on the same wavelength as you Heidi!! I don't always make lists but I try to get a few extras in the day before making the next morning feel like I've accomplished something w/o even getting out of bed!!! :) Love your blog Heidi! I rarely comment but just so you know...us Canadian scrapbookers love you!!!

Jill Gross-LaFaye

Gosh!..sounds exactly like my list..so weird..even taking time to fill the gas tank "all the way"..too funny. I only have {3} children..15,9 & 6.5 months..and plan to have more..I was so jealous when I heard that you were pregant again..but our plans are to wait until little Mattie is 1.5
Only 1 more year!

kim Loewen

I love this theory...I might have to try it. Good luck getting everything done!

sarah the kiwigirl

When I get that feeling to get a list like that done...I take an asprin and have a lie down- usually the feeling passes! LOL


Heidi, and chance we can see any of the scrapbooking you might have done lately? or is that stuff just reserved for books and magazines these days?

Sandy McTier

Sounds like a perfect theory and plan!
Hope you have a productive day.
Friday is always my catch up day and washing sheets and cleaning bathrooms ~ gotta break it all down so it all gets done especially with boys 12,11,10 and 42 yrs. old.
God Bless


Ah yes - you have my disease - Productivity Addict. I'm not ashamed to admit it and you shouldn't be either. My husband says I can get more done in 24 hours than most in 2 weeks - that is such a HUGE compliment. Here's to checking stuff of that list! Love it!!!

Lori Renn

How funny. I always make those mental lists in my head the night before. I really think I'm going to get lots done the next day. Tomorrow comes and all I do is make a bigger mess in my scrap room by scrapping all day!

Monica Brown

LOL! I am sitting here in my clean scrap room because it is the only thing on my list that is done. My legs are hairy, the kids are having an all morning tv-a-thon, which we try not to do too often, and the list is miles long! Good luck today!


Okay you have officially motivated me!! I too generally go with the flow but I am thinking it is time for a change!!
Good luck Heidi getting your list accomplished! ")

diane mcvey

Hmmmm...Productivity Addict...I wonder what the opposite of that is??? Total BUM??? LOL I think that's where I am...It's great to hear that you can accomplish so much so quickly. I used to do that, but now the arthritis is preventing it...maybe after the knee replacements!! One can hope!


Can I just say how much it makes my day to see that you posted an e-mail yet AGAIN this week. Love it when you do that. And love that even though you are "Heidi Swapp" you have the same everyday struggles us moms have. You rock! And the fact your are pregnant again makes you even cooler because you seem to have it all together. Hang in there. Just know that the little bits of your life you share with us strangers sometimes is what helps us make it through the crazy days of mommyhood.


I could NOT imagine having my 5th child on the way along with a teething baby... and omelet eating munchkins. I have 4 kids (18, 13, 7, 4) and the thought of adding another to the mix just does NOT compute. I give you all the credit in the world. Being the superstar you are!!! you have stamina that I can not compete with. You motivate me way more than you will EVER now.

Hats off to you.


Glad to know I'm not the only one that has yucky tupperware containers of food that should have been thrown out weeks ago - and that I'm not the only one that doesn't shave her legs enough.

scrapbooking for others

huhm...do I dare mention Fly Lady...those who know her love her and say it works! Love your blog as always.


I think that is why I like reading your blog, I am very similar as far as efficieny ideas go. Glad that you brought to my attention that I could actually save time AND money by only filling up my gas tank part way. :)

Sarah Vrolyk

Hey, great minds think alike! I am a total list-maker ... and I, like you, think of getting those "head starts" to the next day whenever I can. Here's hoping you get it all accomplished ... and that you even find time to shave the legs. What a luxury, huh? :) (Speaking from a busy mom of three boys who knows that clean shaven legs are definitely a LUXURY!)


You go girl....maybe.

If you get to shaving your legs, be sure they aren't wasted under jeans!! Flaunt those pins!!


Good luck, Heidi! A head start is always motivational!


I had just decided that tom. will be catch up day, made my list, then saw your blog- and my need to catch up is also bec. of a teething baby! Thanks for sharing, I always feel motivated after reading your blog! Here's hoping we both have a good night's rest! ps. I love Thurs. mornings, I put baby down for nap, grab coffee and listen to your audio (which, unlike you, I LOVE to hear!)


At first I was going to say your mind games with yourself seems just a little crazy... but then I remembered when I do, rarely, make a list -- I put things on it that I have already done so I can check them off. Okay, mind games with ourselves is normal?!

Melody,Cape Town,RSA

I totally love your blog. Its 'realness' always makes me laugh. It sound like a day in my life and it helps to know I am not the only one who doesnt fill my tank up cos it takes tooooo long!!! I absolutely get your 'get ahead for the next day' mind trick. I play a similar version.....Ciao xx

melissa  :)

We're supposed to shave our legs? :x

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