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Yes, my &#*$^@# sink is shiny! (lol)

Ok, they say third time's a charm...

Now that I'm home and somewhat settled in, I'm BACK on the FLY-wagon. For the love of my sanity, someone please help me make sure I stay there!

I have very definitive goals (besides just staying on the damn wagon this time):

  • We want to have a birthday cook-out for Ivy on Saturday, September 2. I'm hoping that my dad, sister, brother, etc. can come up. I want my house to be Company Ready.

  • My church is doing the 4T Prosperity program again this September. I want to take it. I've taken it a few times before, and it *always* helps me. I'm hoping that it will help me solidify my doula business a bit more. The only problem - I don't know where my workbook & cassettes are. They're supposed to be somewhere around here ... I need to find them in time to sign up. *fingers crossed*

  • Got dressed to the shoes
  • Did dishes
  • Did my load of laundry for the day (ok, Mount Washmore isn't all done & they're not all put away, but baby steps)
  • Shined my sink! For good this time!
  • Swept the floors
  • Mopped the floors
  • Bathed the dog
  • Washed the tub

    Josh even pitched in - he vacuumed and cleaned the bedroom (a feat in itself; that bedroom was getting icky).

    I may even do an evening routine, if I get back to being motivated. I hope to at least stay caught up with the daily missions through the email group and going through the daily baby-steps in the welcome letter.

    I MUST stick with it this time! Lord knows, this family needs routine. And Ivy's all too quick to get into, well, everything.



    ( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
    Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:00 am (UTC)
    Ooooo...now that looks like a fun website! Yippee!!! i don't have the clutter thing going cause i'm a little too OCD (my husband asks me to stop cleaning every now & then) but it looks like there's all sorts of other treasures to be had as well.

    What would you define as motivation? An email every day saying 'Hey, can you see the floor?'...or maybe posting a picture of each room in the house every day? My bestest friend wasn't a neat freak like me, so every time i went over i'd end up cleaning stuff...that actually motivated her to do it, as she felt bad when i did it for her! :D

    Sounds like a really good day! i can already picture you finding the workbooks and cassettes when you least expect it during a flurry of activity...and i hope all goes well for Ivy's party.
    Aug. 22nd, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
    Thanks so much! Oh man, I don't think I'd have the courage to post pictures of my house yet. What would be good motivation for me? Well, your thought-provoking questions are a good start. :-D

    I know I tend to start out all gung-ho and then not stick with it. I'd love to have a partner! lol (FLY lady is awesome even for folks who are BO - Born Organized). Or at least someone who might notice if I stop posting my progress and say, "Hey, how's that FLYing going?" Right now I'm still at the just-starting phase, and I don't even have set routines. I'm still 'baby-stepping' it for now, but I want to add more routines and eventually set up my own Control Journal. For starts, my goal now is to keep my sink shiny, keep up with the daily assignment in our 'Zones', and do at least 15 minutes of cleaning a day. Hopefully I'll do even more than that, but that's the *least* I want to get accomplished every day.

    I sure hope you're right about that 4T stuff! I've thought about it, and I think I know where the workbook is, but I have no clue where (all) my cassettes are. I sincerely hope they *are* here somewhere.
    Aug. 22nd, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
    Well, if you want a hand i certainly can help! You let me know what will work best for you, and i'll see if i can't step up.

    Aug. 22nd, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
    HAHAHA - thanks so much! Just be sure to stay on my ass if I look like I'm slacking. My new motto is "You can do anything for 15 minutes!"
    Aug. 22nd, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
    Try holding your breath. :)
    Aug. 22nd, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
    Your encouragement could use some work, Mark.

    Aug. 23rd, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
    Re: Ptttttthhhhtttt!
    Hmmm. You might be onto something. Or maybe I'm just suggesting that you set lofty goals, because YOU CAN DO IT!!

    David Blaine did it for 7 minutes and 8 seconds.
    I'm sure you can top that faker.
    Aug. 23rd, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
    I'm so sorry I ever doubted you.

    I totally dig David Blaine. He kicks ass.
    Aug. 23rd, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
    Re: *smootch*
    I dig him too.
    Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:00 am (UTC)
    Keeping my house clean is one of my major struggles. I tried FLYlady, but her routines didn't work for me.

    Right now, I'm concentrating on trying to sacralize my material plane responsibilities that I'd just as soon ignore: home making, exercise, cooking, finances. . . I've always lived so much in my head and in the spiritual realm (except for sexuality!) that this stuff all seemed like a waste of time and energy. But now I'm a single parent, and there's no one to do this stuff but me. My daughter helps, but she's too young to be self-starting about it.

    Good luck with your goals!
    Aug. 22nd, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
    Oh man, routines are *exactly* what I need. I always do really well whenever I FLY, but I am so horrible for actually sticking with it. But you're right - the parenting is a big part of it. I realize that my kids act better with routines, too, which is hard because the nature of our schedules changes from day-to-day.

    FLYlady actually does a lot of stuff now on exercise/drinking water, cooking, FACEing your finances...she says her supporty group is more like a template, and you should adjust it to fit your needs. You're welcome to join up with me if you think doing it with a partner would help you, too. I think I need one.

    But thanks so much for your encouragement!
    Aug. 23rd, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
    Having a partner would probably help.
    It's one area of my life where my offline friends (or even my online ones, come to think of it) don't seem to have the same trouble I do.

    Yes, let's see if we can help each other.
    Aug. 23rd, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
    Whee! Awesome. We shall be FLYbuddies, then.

    Thank you!
    Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
    I don't know if you are a member or not but I like the flylady community here on LJ.
    Aug. 22nd, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
    Actually, I'm not. I was thinking about searching for any communities here on LJ. I just haven't done it yet because I'm still not all caught up. I'll definitely take your nudge on that, then. Thanks!
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