Saturday, June 18, 2011

Things I Know- GUOT

I'm not sure if this is the right format, but I linked up to a blog "link up" this weekend.  She said add a "Things I know" post, and link back to her. I'm not sure how to do that, but here's my attempt.

Things I know:

GUOT- Good Use of Time, is an acronym we use in my house. It came from my lovely friend Gretchen who used to work in a residential treatment center for girls. When the staff would write up the events of the day, the girls got points (toward privileges) for good behavior and for using their time wisely- doing homework instead of fighting with their roommate, etc. It has become shorthand in our house. It's pronounced "Gwaht".

Today GUOT would be organizing for the movers on Monday. We need to pack some interim bags for after our stuff gets shipped back to the US and before we go home. Packing would be GUOT. Writing here is not GUOT. But it is good for my mental health, and so maybe that counts.

Instead of cleaning on a macro scale,  I have been washing the insides of the cabinets. A little OCD, and Definitely Not GUOT.

I'm also cleaning out the cabinets and refrigerator, leading to some random food choices. I thawed some chicken stock I had from who knows when, and cooked some pasta. Added a can of white beans and the rest of the Romaine lettuce from the vegetable drawer. GUOT and GUOL (good use of leftovers)

The boys have just finished school and are at that itchy stage where they're not sure what they should be doing yet. Yesterday I sent them out to make "bows and arrows".  I wasn't really worried that they would be altogether successful (and "put out an eye" or anything). One hour successfully negotiated without fighting. GUOT.

Summer Vacation- plans. We are spending a week in Barga, Tuscany with Kent's brother and his family. We will also be sharing a house with another family. We're going to have a local chef come in and teach us to cook some lovely Italian food. Definitely GUOT. I'm really looking forward to it as the "last hurrah" for our time here.

Time is passing and the day is wasting-- gotta get going.
What's GUOT for you today??


nellbe said...

Love the acronym, your did have some GUOT there for sure. Not sure about me...I am a multi tasker from way back so I hope I do GUOT all the time

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I love that acronym too - I am putting it on my fridge - or maybe tattooing it on my knuckles.

I promise to be make GUOT today.