Friday, Dec 1, 2017

Wow! December is here. Get ready for time to fly….

Quote of the day: “Don’t let your dreams be dreams.” – Jack Johnson

So much more fun to play than work! Doris the Sassy Cat is always around me when I am working.

Time to get serious. Ready, Set Go…

34 days of Goals

  1. Follow FlyLady: if you need help getting your life together, FlyLady is a great place to start. I am a continual flying baby. I need to get back into a system of keeping up with EVERYTHING and FlyLady is my first step. So for December 1st, this is the mission:   Zone 1: Mission #1 Friday

Dear Friends,

Today, let’s sparkle up the Dining Room Table and Chairs. If you don’t have a Dining Room set, no problem, do this mission on the kitchen table.

Set your timer for 15 minutes. Wipe down the tops, the edges, and the legs on your Dining Room Table. Give the chairs a wipe too. Don’t ask us about cleaning chemicals, use whatever cleaning and polishing supplies you normally use for your furniture.

I will work on this mission today and start getting a handle on my housework…

2. Get serious about losing weight. My husband and I just booked a beach vacation trip for January. Need to lose some fluff! We are going to do Power90. We successfully completed this 11 years ago and are going to try again.

3. Get rid of extras in my house. Continue to declutter…

4. Clean out the spaces behind closed doors. Oh the closets that no one sees. Or the basement lurking down the steps. I need to get a plan together today.

5. Create a meal plan. Always a struggle for me….

I’ll start with these five and see about adding more….

Later.

Thursday, Sept 28

Thought of the day:

“One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning”

– James Russel Lowell

 

Doris the sassy cat is in love with boxes! Good thing she is small.

 

Jobs to do in the fall

I get a feeling of being overwhelmed in the spring and the fall of the year. It is either the beginning of gardening and yard work or putting it to bed for the winter. I learned this year that my not cleaning up the garden last fall, set me up for failure this year. (More about that in another post.) 

I look outside and see the plants that need spent flowers trimmed off and overgrown ground cover pulled out. I also see unfinished projects I need to complete. The house needs staining, fallen branches cleaned up, vegetable garden cleaned up and cover crop planted. And, and, and… Ugh. Who doesn’t get anxious? 

So I make lists and get nervous just looking at them. I love FlyLady. If anyone needs help in where to get started, that is a good place. One of the best things I have taken away from the FlyLady is to tackle tasks in 15 minute increments. Don’t take out what you can’t complete in 15 minutes. With that mentality I can quickly sweep my patio and porch and clean the window on the front door. Or dust and vacuum one floor of my house. In a short window of time, I can get a lot accomplished.

So, I am off to clean one flower bed that may take a bit more than fifteen minutes, but I will work until I fill my wheelbarrow. Than I will be done. 

Try it. It may help you too!