Sep. 29, 2008

What to write...

Well, I took a couple days off the net. I was just feeling a desperation to get my life in order. It was kind of funny how as soon as I started Day 1 of what I called 'Project Carpe Diem
(Seize the Day)',
I felt so much better. Please understand, I don't judge anyone who is on the computer, a little or a lot, I just was losing self control personally. My day other than taking care of the kiddies which is 8:30-2:30, would consist of reading blogs, checking facebook 1 million times daily, talking on msn, etc...And somewhere in between, I was trying to fit in my time with God, my care of the home, exercise, studying, meal planning, relationships & ministry. You can see why, because of my lack of control, I was feeling a desperation for freedom.
I began a journal on Day 1, that I am still doing even though I am online again. I will scan my pages and put them online soon. My new guidelines for myself are that I do not even turn on the computer without first doing my devotions & study, clean house, do anything that needs doing like laundry, projects, exercise etc...I found this great website with tons of tips and tools to help you in becoming a great keeper of the home!

I'm also going to begin a home daily routine...exampled here
(obviously i customized it for our life)
taken from
http://www.flylady.net/pages/FLYingLessons_Routines.asp

Monday: Weekly Home Blessing (8:00am-9:00am)

  1. Get Up and Dress to Shoes
  2. Laundry
  3. Weekly Home Blessing Hour
    1. Toss old magazines.
    2. Change sheets.
    3. Empty all the trash.
    4. Vacuum all rooms.
    5. Mop kitchen and bath.
    6. Clean mirrors and doors.
    7. Dust furniture.

Tuesday: Free Day

  1. Water and fertilize plants.
  2. Spend 15 minutes in the current zone.

Wednesday: Zone Clean and Partial Desk Time

  1. Finish Zone Cleaning Chores.
  2. Remainder Weekly Cleaning.
  3. Make sure refrigerator is clean.
  4. Write thank-you notes.
  5. Work on menus and grocery list for next week.
  6. Budget before going shopping.

Thursday: Grocery and Errand Day

  1. Make sure menus are planned before you go shopping.
  2. Check grocery list one last time before you walk out the door. Take your list with you.
  3. Grocery Day.
  4. Errand Day:
    1. Library, Post office etc...

Friday: Paperwork and Misc.

  1. Be romantic today.
  2. Get food from the freezer for next week.
  3. File papers.
  4. Write letters and cards.
  5. Clean out purse.
  6. Fix any clothing.
  7. Clean out car and check fluids.
  8. Clean laundry room.
  9. Send pictures to lab