Sunday, February 27, 2011

Are you a Flylady? Series 20 of 32 (Reading on Flylady)

  Hi all,

  For those of you following this series....Welcome Back!  For those of you new here....Welcome!  If you're new, don't worry, you can read from the beginning of this series here.

If you've never heard of Flylady, you can read all about it here.  


  Well, I slid off the bandwagon just a little yesterday.  I did get all of my morning and afternoon routine done, along with another project of getting some things packed and organized to go back up into the attic.  However, come time for my bedtime routine, I did not lay out clothes, and while I did turn on my dishwasher, I did not take the time to wash a pot that I had soapy water in and left a plate and cup out on the counter.  I have also been trying to get all the coffee things ready after I shine my sink, so everything is ready to pour in the morning, but skipped that too.  

  This morning, I realized how taking those few extra minutes really make such a huge difference.  When I went down to the kitchen for coffee, I had to start from scratch instead of just pressing a button.  As for that pot that I thought, ehh....now it sits with cold, yucky soapy water--EEWW!  Why didn't I just take what would probably have been less than five minutes to open that dishwasher to add that extra plate, wash out the pot, and get the coffee ready?  Maybe another 1 & 1/2 minutes to lay out what I was going to wear?  Ugh! Another day of learning, these little things make a big difference in how my day begins. 

  So, hopping back onto the bandwagon today!  Going to do my best to not skip out on those few extra bedtime routines.  I mentioned before that I knew those were going to be the hardest for me.  :)  I just have to remember that each step gets my home closer to a wonderful haven for me and my family.  Anyone else taking this journey for the first time, or renewing your vigor on keeping your routines?  How's it going?  I'd love to know if you all fall off the bandwagon sometimes, and do you find that it's a wake up call to do better next time?  

I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Jennifer

3 comments:

Mika said...

My day always starts better if I remember
all my little bedtime routines, for sure!
I'm following from the blog hop.
I'd love a follow back at www.mikaspantry.blogspot.com
Thanks!
Mika

Bella Michelle said...

YOU are doing great!!! You have inspired me so much. I am doing better and trying to make sure there are NO dirty dishes left...anywhere (which can be a challenge with a 14 year old who managed to collect most of my glassware in his room...stealthy). Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Bella Michelle,
Aww! I'm so happy to know I'm inspiring you! It makes me all the more want to keep up with my routines. I know what you mean about the dishes not making there way to the dishwasher. I stopped just doing it myself, and making my DD (9yr) stop what she is doing to go put the dishes that she left on the counter into the dishwasher. Now, she just does it. She finally realized that she may as well do it while she's standing right there instead of having to do it later. :)

Good luck!
Jennifer

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