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:

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  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:  


(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!

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