Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Today's Bible Study- Genesis 29
and Romans 1


Today's Hymn This is a hymn written by George Frederick Handle. Not a hymn, really. Closer to a song from a musical. One of the most famous pieces of music of all time. When he finished it, he looked up at his servant with tears in his eyes and said, "I believe I have seen the face of God."

4733 Steps yesterday. (a lot of sitting working on the computer, getting ready for my first Facebook party We did walk around the block, though. I need to add a bit of weight lifting, I think. )

I did the minimum of my morning routine this morning. Very minimum.

Today's schedule includes finishing my morning routine, breakfast, school, checking both the church and my own books, working on the church's music, weekly chores, finishing up the facebook party (contacting the winner of the doorprize, thanking my hostess), as well as setting up the one booking for a new party I got last night. Sounds like it's such a big thing, but actually I don't know that it really is. The hostess last night is my mom's cousin. The hostess is mine, lol. The winner of the prize isn't related, though, as far as I know. It was un nerving to watch myself talk, and my stock is in a total mess this morning, but otherwise it went great.

Need to list some more books on eBay as well as things on craigslist. I'm not really so concerned with the money as the fact that our local thrift stores are simply getting too selective with what they will accept as donations. These things are too good for me to be able to throw them away and I can't give them away, so I'll sell them.

I still need to make some videos in preparation for the next FB party. I can get things much better organized, but I won't really know what all to do until I've done it a few times.

Time Management for Homesteads- I'm not, technically, a homesteader. But I am a "wanna be." These are some great tips for running any household. Home management doesn't get the credit it deserves. It is the basic "enterprise" that makes life work for everyone. All other enterprises exist to support Home Management in one way or another.

Flexi of the Day:



Go to lillaRose.biz/BeSTclips, copy the URL of the product that best describes you, and paste it in the comments :-)

  Early Morning Routine: Finished (gonna add this to the sidebar and quit copying it every day)

  • Dress
  • Swish and Swipe the Master bath (change trash bags in Master Bath can, wash the mirror, wash the toilet)
  • Made my bedand changed my sheets
  • Straightened up my bedroom.
  • Started a load of laundry
  • Fixed Hubby's KoolAid for supper
  • Fixed my coffee
  • Devotions time
  • Worked on my Dad's book for 5 minutes (I literally set a timer)

I still need to:

  • Dry and Fold laundry(My norm is one load a day)
  • Do my emails, deleting everything I won't need in the future
  • Check off the children's computer school work
  • Clean the Family bath
  • Make the 6yo's bed (its a loft bed and he can't reach it well enough to make it)
  • Vacuum the kids rooms and hall
  • Water my plants
  • Shower
  • Cut up veggies for munchies
  • Walk around the block
  • School

Later today: (having trouble getting to these at all)

  • Practice my music
  • Do an herbal lesson
Except I probably won't today. I'm taking child #5 to get her driving permit. Because it is all the way into town, this will take at least 2 hours, and since we won't go until after school, and we have Bible study tonight, that pretty much blows the whole day.
Evening Routine
  • Fix the coffee on the timer for the morning.
  • Fix water for Hubby and I (big, 100 cups like you buy at convenience stores. This is a day's water and we aim to drink the whole thing.)
  • Shine my sink
  • I'm adding "clean up 'hot spots'"
  • Set all the mouse traps.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Decluttering Daily: need to clean out the basement, attic, garage, storage? Set a timer, making an appointment with yourself to spend 5 minutes a day working on it.

I think I will start with the cars that are storing books. These need to be listed on eBay, so its a bit more involved than just tossing them in the trash.

Weekly zone focus:  

Kitchen

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week) 

Today's Meals:

  • baked potatoes
  • sos
  • Quesadillas

 Today's FlyLady Mission:

  • Yesterday we were supposed to wash the silverware drawer. I'll try to get that in. 
  • Clean the fridge out (I'll do that tomorrow or Friday while making a shopping list)

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

Monday - Declutter & Wipe the Kitchen Counters (Kind of did this over the weekend just because I was in the mood)
Tuesday - Declutter items from 1 drawer (I also did these over the weekend. Well, except for the three drawers that hold attachements to my mixer I seldom use. The mice have been in those, so....)
Wednesday - Decutter leftovers from the fridge (I do this automatically every couple of days.)
Thursday - Declutter items from 1 cabinet (I really only have one that needs it, and it will take less than 10 minutes)
Friday - Wipe stove top & microwave

Set your timers and then take a break when it goes off!

 "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Today's Bible Study- Genesis 28
and Romans 1


Today's Hymn This is a hymn written by Charles Wesley for Easter Morning service.

5720 Steps yesterday. (a lot of sitting working on the computer, getting ready for my first Facebook party.)

I did the minimum of my morning routine this morning.

Today's schedule includes finishing my morning routine, breakfast, school, checking both the church and my own books (I think I have them caught up but need to be sure), working on the church's music, weekly chores, and working on the facebook party.

Need to list some more books on eBay as well as things on craigslist. I'm not really so concerned with the money as the fact that our local thrift stores are simply getting too selective with what they will accept as donations. These things are too good for me to be able to throw them away and I can't give them away, so I'll sell them.

I still need to make some videos in preparation for he FB party.

Time Management for Homesteads- I'm not, technically, a homesteader. But I am a "wanna be." These are some great tips for running any household. Home management doesn't get the credit it deserves. It is the basic "enterprise" that makes life work for everyone. All other enterprises exist to support Home Management in one way or another.(Just substitute "homestead" for "home management.")

Flexi of the Day:



Party Time!
My hostess has the Facebook Party open to the public. Come join us!

  Early Morning Routine: Finished

  • Dress
  • Swish and Swipe the Master bath (change trash bags in Master Bath can, wash the mirror, wash the toilet)
  • Made my bedand changed my sheets
  • Straightened up my bedroom.
  • Started a load of laundry
  • Fixed Hubby's KoolAid for supper
  • Fixed my coffee
  • Devotions time
  • Worked on my Dad's book for 5 minutes (I literally set a timer)

I still need to:

  • Dry and Fold laundry(My norm is one load a day)
  • Do my emails, deleting everything I won't need in the future
  • Check off the children's computer school work
  • Clean the Family bath
  • Make the 6yo's bed (its a loft bed and he can't reach it well enough to make it)
  • Vacuum the kids rooms and hall
  • Water my plants
  • Shower
  • Cut up veggies for munchies
  • Walk around the block
  • School

Later today: (having trouble getting to these at all)

  • Practice my music
  • Do an herbal lesson
Evening Routine
  • Fix the coffee on the timer for the morning.
  • Fix water for Hubby and I (big, 100 cups like you buy at convenience stores. This is a day's water and we aim to drink the whole thing.)
  • Shine my sink
  • I'm adding "clean up 'hot spots'"
  • Set all the mouse traps.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Decluttering Daily: need to clean out the basement, attic, garage, storage? Set a timer, making an appointment with yourself to spend 5 minutes a day working on it.

I think I will start with the cars that are storing books. These need to be listed on eBay, so its a bit more involved than just tossing them in the trash.

Weekly zone focus:  

Kitchen

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week) 

Today's Meals:

  • sos
  • sos
  • Plska Keilbasa and fried potatoes.

 Today's FlyLady Mission:

  • I Clean the stove yesterday. Plus washed one cupboards doors.
  • Today we are supposed to wash the silverware drawer.

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

Monday - Declutter & Wipe the Kitchen Counters (Kind of did this over the weekend just because I was in the mood)
Tuesday - Declutter items from 1 drawer (I also did these over the weekend. Well, except for the three drawers that hold attachements to my mixer I seldom use. The mice have been in those, so....)
Wednesday - Decutter leftovers from the fridge (I do this automatically every couple of days.)
Thursday - Declutter items from 1 cabinet (I really only have one that needs it, and it will take less than 10 minutes)
Friday - Wipe stove top & microwave

Set your timers and then take a break when it goes off!

 "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Monday, February 05, 2018

Today's Bible Study- Genesis 27 
and Romans 1


Today's Hymn This is a hymn written by Charles Wesley for Easter Morning service.

5000 Steps yesterday. (a lot of sitting this weekend working on teh computer, getting ready for my first Facebook party.)

I did the minimum of my morning routine this morning.

Today's schedule includes finishing my morning routine, breakfast, school, checking both the church and my own books (I think I have them caught up but need to be sure), working on the church's music, weekly chores, and working on the facebook party.

Some Super Bowl! It says a lot about Tome Brady that every one of us thought he could pull it out until that last throw.

Need to list some more books on eBay as well as things on craigslist. I'm not really so concerned with the money as the fact that our local thrift stores are simply getting too selective with what they will accept as donations. These things are too good for me to be able to throw them away and I can't give them away, so I'll sell them.

I still need to make some videos in preparation for he FB party.

Death is not the worst thing

Flexi of the Day:

OK, this is a graphic for Facebook. Comment below or send an email with your address to BeSTclips@TracyEnt.com


  Early Morning Routine: Finished

  • Dress
  • Swish and Swipe the Master bath (change trash bags in Master Bath can, wash the mirror, wash the toilet)
  • Made my bedand changed my sheets
  • Straightened up my bedroom.
  • Started a load of laundry
  • Fixed Hubby's KoolAid for supper
  • Fixed my coffee
  • Devotions time
  • Worked on my Dad's book for 5 minutes (I literally set a timer)

I still need to:

  • Dry and Fold laundry(My norm is one load a day)
  • Do my emails, deleting everything I won't need in the future
  • Check off the children's computer school work
  • Clean the Family bath
  • Make the 6yo's bed (its a loft bed and he can't reach it well enough to make it)
  • Vacuum the kids rooms and hall
  • Water my plants
  • Shower
  • Cut up veggies for munchies
  • Walk around the block
  • School

Later today: (having trouble getting to these at all)

  • Practice my music
  • Do an herbal lesson
Evening Routine
  • Fix the coffee on the timer for the morning.
  • Fix water for Hubby and I (big, 100 cups like you buy at convenience stores. This is a day's water and we aim to drink the whole thing.)
  • Shine my sink
  • I'm adding "clean up 'hot spots'"
  • Set all the mouse traps.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Decluttering Daily: need to clean out the basement, attic, garage, storage? Set a timer, making an appointment with yourself to spend 5 minutes a day working on it.

I think I will start with the cars that are storing books. These need to be listed on eBay, so its a bit more involved than just tossing them in the trash.

Weekly zone focus:  

Kitchen

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week) 

Today's Meals:

  • sos
  • sos
  • Pork chops and mashed potatoes

 Today's FlyLady Mission:

  • Clean the stove

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

Monday - Declutter & Wipe the Kitchen Counters (Kind of did this over the weekend just because I was in the mood)
Tuesday - Declutter items from 1 drawer (I also did these over the weekend. Well, except for the three drawers that hold attachements to my mixer I seldom use. The mice have been in those, so....)
Wednesday - Decutter leftovers from the fridge (I do this automatically every couple of days.)
Thursday - Declutter items from 1 cabinet (I really only have one that needs it, and it will take less than 10 minutes)
Friday - Wipe stove top & microwave

Set your timers and then take a break when it goes off!

 "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

BeST Bible Commentary: Romans 1

BeST Bible Commentary: Romans 1

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Today's Bible Study- Genesis 24
(I am working on Romans 1. I gave up doing commentaries in 2 places and have just decided to do this one.

Today's Hymn This is also a hymn written by Isaac Watts.

5873 Steps yesterday. (Not quite my goal, but I took my phone off before bed so all the bedtime routine walking wasn't recorded.)

I did the minimum of my morning routine this morning.

Today's schedule includes finishing my morning routine, breakfast, school, closing out the church books for January as well as my own books (which I still haven't done), working on the church's music, paying the bills for the month for the church (Hubby takes care of ours) and setting up a Facebook party.

Sold two more books on eBay so I need to get those ready to go out.

I still need to make some videos in preparation for one I will probably hold next week.

Death is not the worst thing

Flexi of the Day:


This deal has been extended through the month of February! Contact me. Facebook parties count!

  Early Morning Routine: Finished

  • Dress
  • Swish and Swipe the Master bath (change trash bags in Master Bath can, wash the mirror, wash the toilet)
  • Made my bed
  • Straightened up my bedroom.
  • Started a load of laundry
  • Fixed Hubby's KoolAid for supper
  • Fixed my coffee
  • Devotions time
  • Worked on my Dad's book for 5 minutes (I literally set a timer)

I still need to:

  • Dry and Fold laundry(My norm is one load a day, but I need to old 2 to be caught up)
  • Do my emails, deleting everything I won't need in the future
  • Check off the children's computer school work
  • Clean the Family bath
  • Make the 6yo's bed (its a loft bed and he can't reach it well enough to make it)
  • Vacuum the kids rooms and hall
  • Water my plants
  • Shower
  • Cut up veggies for munchies
  • Walk around the block (not today)
  • School

Later today: (having trouble getting to these at all, and won't today. This is the day I meet my dad for lunch.)

  • Practice my music
  • Do an herbal lesson
  • Clean unders all around the house
Got the dusting and fingerprints done yesterday.

Evening Routine

  • Fix the coffee on the timer for the morning.
  • Fix water for Hubby and I (big, 100 cups like you buy at convenience stores. This is a day's water and we aim to drink the whole thing.)
  • Shine my sink
  • I'm adding "clean up 'hot spots'"
  • Set all the mouse traps.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Decluttering Daily: need to clean out the basement, attic, garage, storage? Set a timer, making an appointment with yourself to spend 5 minutes a day working on it.

I think I will start with the cars that are storing books. These need to be listed on eBay, so its a bit more involved than just tossing them in the trash.

Weekly zone focus:  

Living and Dining rooms (I don't have an entry way, though Flaylady includes it this week)

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week) 

Today's Meals:

  • BLTs
  • Out with Grandpa
  • Date Night

 Today's FlyLady Mission:

  • Declutter and dust the dinning room

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

Same as Flylady

 "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Today's Bible Study- Genesis 23
(I am working on Romans 1. I gave up doing commentaries in 2 places and have just decided to do this one.

Today's Hymn This is also a hymn written by Isaac Watts.

6284 Steps yesterday. (Though I noticed last night that going from standing to sitting counted as 3 steps :-/ However, I only get to my goal of 6000 if I walk around our block or go shopping at Walmart.)

I did the minimum of my morning routine this morning. Mostly caught up on the laundry.

Today's schedule includes finishing my morning routine, breakfast, a walk around the block, school, my own studies (Herb Mentor, Learning Worship Keys, LillaRose University, plus practicing my instruments), closing out the church books for January as well as my own books, working on the church's music, and setting up a Facebook party.

Sold two more books on eBay so I need to get those ready to go out.

I still need to make some videos in preparation for one I will probably hold next week.

Death is not the worst thing

Flexi of the Day:

Christine

 

 Early Morning Routine: Finished

  • Dress
  • Swish and Swipe the Master bath (change trash bags in Master Bath can, wash the mirror, wash the toilet)
  • Made my bed
  • Straightened up my bedroom.
  • Started a load of laundry
  • Fixed Hubby's KoolAid for supper
  • Fixed my coffee
  • Devotions time
  • Worked on my Dad's book for 5 minutes (I literally set a timer)

I still need to:

  • Dry and Fold laundry(My norm is one load a day, but I need to old 2 to be caught up)
  • Do my emails, deleting everything I won't need in the future
  • Check off the children's computer school work
  • Clean the Family bath
  • Make the 6yo's bed (its a loft bed and he can't reach it well enough to make it)
  • Vacuum the kids rooms and hall
  • Water my plants
  • Shower
  • Cut up veggies for munchies
  • Walk around the block (about a mile)
  • School

Later today: (having trouble getting to these at all)

  • Practice my music
  • Do an herbal lesson
  • Clean unders all around the house
Got the dusting and fingerprints done yesterday.

Evening Routine

  • Fix the coffee on the timer for the morning.
  • Fix water for Hubby and I (big, 100 cups like you buy at convenience stores. This is a day's water and we aim to drink the whole thing.)
  • Shine my sink
  • Set all the mouse traps.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Shine our kitchen sinks every night.

Weekly zone focus:  

Living and Dining rooms (I don't have an entry way, though Flaylady includes it this week)

(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week) 

Today's Meals:

  • Mac and cheese
  • SOS
  • Quesidillas

 Today's FlyLady Mission:

  • Review your bedtime routine and do what you need to to actually get it done.

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Put up anything that doesn't belong in the living room
  • Do whatever you have been procrastinating doing.
    "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

    "Baby Steps."

    "You can do anything for 15 minutes."

    How about you? What's on your list today?

    Have a great day!

    I highly recommend Flylady.com

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Today's Bible Study- Genesis 22
    (I am working on Romans 1. I gave up doing commentaries in 2 places and have just decided to do this one.

    Today's Hymn This is also a hymn written by Isaac Watts.

    6584 Steps yesterday. 

    I did the minimum of my morning routine this morning.Mostly caught up on the laundry.

    Today's schedule includes finishing my morning routine, breakfast, a walk around the block, school, my own studies (Herb Mentor, Learning Worship Keys, LillaRose University, plus practicing my instruments), closing out the church books for January as well as my own books, working on the church's music, and on, and on....busy day with more to do than I can remember.

    Got the printing done I needed to do and the packages ready to mail. I need to get them out today, which, unfortunately, means a possible trip all the way into town.

    I learned how to run a Facebook Party yesterday :-) I need to make some videos in preparation for one I will probably hold next week.

    Death is not the worst thing

    Flexi of the Day:

    Christine

     

     Early Morning Routine: Finished

    • Dress
    • Swish and Swipe the Master bath (change trash bags in Master Bath can, wash the mirror, wash the toilet)
    • Made my bed
    • Straightened up my bedroom.
    • Started a load of laundry
    • Fixed Hubby's KoolAid for supper
    • Fixed my coffee
    • Devotions time
    • Worked on my Dad's book for 5 minutes (I literally set a timer)

    I still need to:

    • Dry and Fold laundry(My norm is one load a day, but I need to old 2 to be caught up)
    • Do my emails, deleting everything I won't need in the future
    • Check off the children's computer school work
    • Clean the Family bath
    • Make the 6yo's bed (its a loft bed and he can't reach it well enough to make it)
    • Vacuum the kids rooms and hall
    • Water my plants
    • Shower
    • Cut up veggies for munchies
    • Walk around the block (about a mile)
    • School

    Later today: (having trouble getting to these at all)

    • Practice my music
    • Do an herbal lesson
    • Clean unders all around the house
    • Dust for 10 minutes
    • Wipe down all windows, mirrors, and fingerprints

    Evening Routine

    • Fix the coffee on the timer for the morning.
    • Fix water for Hubby and I (big, 100 cups like you buy at convenience stores. This is a day's water and we aim to drink the whole thing.)
    • Shine my sink
    • Set all the mouse traps.

    Monthly Habit we are building:

    Shine our kitchen sinks every night.

    Weekly zone focus:  

    Living and Dining rooms (I don't have an entry way, though Flaylady includes it this week)

    (This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week) 

    Today's Meals:

    • SOS
    • SOS
    • Chicken?

     Today's FlyLady Mission:

    • Dust and vacuum
    • Detail vac behind living room furniture

    Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

    • Dust and vacuum
    • Detail vac behind living room furniture
      "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

      "Baby Steps."

      How about you? What's on your list today?

      Have a great day!

      I highly recommend Flylady.com