Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Today's Bible Study- Genesis 41- Joseph before Pharaoh 
and Romans 2

Today's Hymn

No idea how many steps.

Everyone is doing better, though I am hearing a lot of coughing. I do still have a couple who haven't been sick yet, so they may be on the way down. 

Hubby and I bought a waterbed years ago, just as they were beginning to go out of fashion. We have been through two frames and 3 mattresses since then. This last couple of weeks our frame collapsed (honestly, it wasn't a surprise. We saw it weakening and tried to fix it). The pedestal is fine. It's the side boards that fell off, puncturing the mattress while it did it. I have fixed the mattress, though I'm not at all sure I got all of it. The floor is still awfully wet.

I worked on it yesterday, fixing the leak better. I hope I got it this time.

Found a new (to us) frame on craigslist, so even though  most of the family is well enough for school, I'll be driving into the city instead, to pick it up. Honestly, this one is so much better than what we have had for years! It has a bookcase-headboard and drawers underneath!

Still on schedule for this week:
  • Do some shopping at walmart and home depot.
  • Finish detail dusting the living room.
  • Find what is smelling (I think a mouse must have run off with a mousetrap, so this may involve moving furniture. Looked yesterday but still can't find it :-(  )
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
  • Get all the chore charts for the next month ready
  • Get my Newsletter for Lilla Rose ready.
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business. 
  • Go through the sample fliers  and pick what the church wants to buy.
  • Exchange son #1's sim card for one that fits. 
  • Declutter 3 armloads of books from the car.
I don't accomplish a lot when we don't have school. It just messes me up. I did get the cinchshare programming done, as well as updating the allowance cards.

Spent way too much time listening to one of my favorite preachers.

Read a review of a new spelling program I want to look into. Spelling has always been my worst subject, so I've always had trouble with it in our school.

Seven Pearls for Finding a Happy Marriage
By Michael Pearl and Debi Pearl

7 Life-Changing Perspectives To Overcome Your Family’s Obsession with Stuff
Avoid The Pointless Heartache. If You Don't Want To Get Married, Don't Date.
Your Pet Is Not A Person And You Shouldn't Treat It Like One
Our Military is Not a Social Experiment!

 Every school shooter has been
  • Male (we are failing our boys socially and educationally)
  • From a dad-free-home (We don't value marriage or fathers and this is the result)
  • Seeing a psychiatrist and on psycho tropic drugs (we are failing our mentally ill and need to reevaluate the legality of these drugs.)
  • and attacking a gun-free-zone called "school." (Can we say "hunting fish in a bucket"?)

This Is Not About Politics Or Policy. This Is Evil. And Evil Is Everywhere.

"Schools should not be fortresses, they should be sanctuaries." Absolutely true.
And a woman should be able to walk down the street naked without getting raped
And you should be able to leave your keys in your car with the engine running and it not get stolen.
And you shouldn't have to lock your house, work in a job you hate, ever go hungry or get sick.

Now back to the real world...

It’s Time To Put Armed Security In Every Public School In America
The One Single Person To Blame For The Florida School Shooting

Flexi of the Day:

For my routines, see the sidebar.

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. I'm just tossing most of them in the trash. A few I will share with a fellow homeschooler, but most of them are a waste of space, totally useless for them, the thrift stores won't take books anymore, and most won't sell. So to garbage they go.

Weekly zone focus:  

Living room, dinning room, entry, porch (I don't have an entry, my is tiny and takes all to 2 minutes to clean. So, personally, I will focus on the living room and dinning room)

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

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • Salsa Chicken (new recipe :-)

Today's FlyLady Mission:

  • Clean off all the hotspots (horizontal surfaces that tend to collect things all by themselves.)

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

    Monday - Declutter & Detail Dust the Living Room (Very little left)
    Tuesday - Detail Vacuum the Living Room (Don't really need to do it. Our house is so small, vacuuming the middles IS vacuuming the edges, and my vac does such a good job getting the edges, I don't think I can do this one.)
    Wednesday - 27 Fling Boogie (In the book car)
    Thursday - Declutter and Sweep the Front Porch (Only thing on the porch is the stack of sleeping bags I put there for our arthritic dog, and the wind sweeps it most every night)
    Friday - Declutter Entryway/Launch Pad Area (don't have one)

     "Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

    "Baby Steps."

    "You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

    "You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

    "Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."

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

    Have a great day!

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