Friday, September 17, 2010

FLYing (Finally Loving Yourself) challenge

Well it has been almost a week of the challenge and I have accomplished a lot. I have cleaned the sun room, kept my kitchen tidy, doing the weekly cleaning, cleaned out the cabinets and drawers underneath the bathroom sink, cleaned the linen closet and cleaned the top of my dresser and around it. The routines are becoming auto-pilot for me and for Samantha; school mornings are less rushed and Samantha has about on average an extra 15 min. before it's time to leave. And I feel great about myself; I feel I took control of the household and "growing up" so to speak. There are times I feel like quitting but I keep reminding myself it'll take about a month to get through this challenge and I keep on FLYing. Well I better go and prepare something for dinner; Samantha has soccer practice (Lemon rosemary chicken with baked potatoes and broccoli). God bless.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tired but it's worth it.

This is my 4th day into the FLYing challenge and wow what a difference it makes! Saturday I cleaned the sun room-before it looked like the plastic bags threw up everywhere, there were empty dog food bags (left behind by my husband), and just trash. Everything in that room spelled chaos. So I spent a hour attacking the room and by the hour was done it was sparkling clean! Then on Monday I decided to deep clean the 6 windows in there and set my timer for a hour and got to clean 4 of them (FlyLady said don't worry if you don't get it done in one day-the mess didn't appear in one day). Then today I got to finish the last two windows and after that, I moved upstairs to clear out the cabinets and drawers underneath the sink and the linen closet.

As the days pass, I realized how much clutter and junk accumulated over the years-oh my yes lots! And just having the bathroom cabinets and closet cleaned out and organized is wonderful; I feel something in my life is in controlled and organized. Last night I was upstairs by 9:30 and I went to bed at 10:15-getting up at 6:00 is taking a toll on me, but I woke up this morning feeling rested and more energized! Today I got ironing and the general vacuuming, but won't get to zone focus today; I'm taking my mom dress shopping for my brother's wedding. Hey there's always tomorrow and friday! Well I'm outta here! Have a blessed day.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

FLYing challenge

Hey there facebook buddies! If you haven't noticed, but this past Friday night I've decided to get this website a chance. My best friend, Lamis shared this awesome site with me about a month ago but didn't really explore it. Since Samantha, my daughter started school, I needed to get things in order. I wished I had a gift of being agenda-oriented, organized, and put together, but I am a scattered brain; I start one job and work on it but I won't complete it to the end. I needed something to help me to stay focused and stay on track. So I dug deeper on FlyLady and buckled my butt down (so to speak) and do it. She said it will take about 28 to 31 days to get into the habit of the morning, afternoon, and evenings routine and do not give up. In order to keep me motivated she developed a system where I can post the routines at the kitchen, and the bathroom sink. These post-it things are a must for me! Along with the post-its at the sink and bathroom wall, I have a small 3-ring black binder that is my "Control Journal. This binder goes everywhere I go, that way I can modify my daily routine (Sun through Mon.) and keep on track on that day's schedule. When you open it, you will find post-its on the flap-these post-its consists of the basics that need to be picked up the grocery store on Sundays, weekly deals at the local grocery store, and the most important thing, my scripture reminder (Proverbs 3:5-6 and 2 Timothy 1:7). Then I have a pencil case filled with colored markers to use. Then I have my Scriptures that I mentioned above all written out so I can read it everyday. Then I have my morning, afternoon, and evening routine written down and lastly I have my weekly routine down. Since this is my first week of this challenge, I am going to modify each day as it passes. Then I have my Husband's morning, afternoon, evening and weekly routines. Also, I have a folder that has my "Turn those negative comments into positive comments." and weekly grocery receipts. Then I have a folder for my daughter that has her routines inside and lastly I have a spiral notebook in the back pocket; this is where I jot down things and rip out the pages and stick it in the proper place. My 45 min. of computer is almost over and I need to return to my routines! God Bless and have a blessed day! I will add pictures tomorrow.