Saturday, March 31, 2018

Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 15- Sing!

and

Romans 4- Abraham's Justification by Faith


4742 recorded steps yesterday. Busy day.

Y says long e only at the end of a multi-syllable word.

On schedule for next week:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry) 
  • Weekly Home blessing 
  • Work in the kitchen and store room.
  • Start working in the yard and garden
  • List some more books with eBay and mail what sells this week.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • Pull music for worship service
  • Set up pinned posts on my FB LillaRose page
  • Start using Cinchshare for other things than the church and LR
  • Finish Romans 5

Flexi of the Day:  





For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Making our Beds every day.

This is something I have done for a long time. It really does make the whole house seem cleaner.

Weekly Home Blessing

  • Take all the trash out of the house (which we do every day, not weekly)
  • Change the sheets (Everyone is responsible for their own bed except my 6yo who is too short to reach his loft bed well enough to make it)
  • 10 minutes feather dusting the house (don't own a feather duster. Need to fix that. Meanwhile, set the timer and cloth dust for 10 minutes.)
  • Shine the windows and door glass (Takes less than 10 minutes in my house.)
  • Recycle magazines and catalogs (Which I do through out the week, tossing after just a day or two in the house)
  • Vacuum the middle of the floors (needs to be done daily, or minimum every other day, in our house. 11 people in 1400' home with no sidewalks [just dirt around the entry] just has too much dirt to wait a whole week)
  • quick mop the kitchen and bathrooms (You know, I think this may need to be done daily too, at least in the kitchen and dining room)

      Weekly zone focus:  

Kitchen, Laundry Room, Store Room

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

Today's Meals:

  • Hot Dogs
  • Nachoes unless Hubby is in the mood to take everyone to In N Out.
  • Loaded Chicken

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Have fun with your family

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

  • Have fun with your family




"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"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!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 13- Let’s Get Out of Here!

and

Romans 4- Abraham's Justification by Faith

Today's Hymn
? recorded steps yesterday. Feeling much better today, though I have a few kids down, so probably won't do school again.

Andy says we should my van back- maybe- tomorrow. Stupid vehicle has been broken more  than its run since we got it. We would just sell it at this point, but we can't get out of it what we've put into it, so we need to drive it until we've gotten our money's worth. But. it. keeps. breaking. :-(

Y says long e only at the end of a multi-syllable word.

On schedule for this week:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
  • Weekly Home blessing
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • List some more books with eBay and mail what sold this week.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Work in the living room, dinning room, and outside
  • I've done a lot of studying about Facebook parties, watched some tutorials. I may be about ready to figure out for myself what I want to do, what is "Me." I also need to find a way to get more hostesses or just plan my own party for early next month.
  • I have a party! Yeah! It's a "Party in a Bag" where I send samples and catalogs to the hostess for her to show off to her friends. Then she collects orders and sends them back to me. I have it about ready to mail. 
  • I have also found an easy, fast way to make my own graphics without spending hours learning a new program. Hurray! (It involves my camera and Microsoft Paint, lol)
I have yet to see a proposal that would take guns away from criminals. Only from law abiding citizens.

There is no evidence that fewer guns means less crimes. Quite the opposite, actually. Criminals are evil, not stupid. They choose other ways to prosper if the potential victims can shoot back.

Example: Australia confiscated all the guns and the gun violence fell 50% (ummm, if ALL the guns were removed, shouldn't gun violence have dropped 100%?) but over all violence skyrocketed. Personally, I'd rather be shot than beat to death by a baseball bat.

Switzerland has 8 billion people, and all adults are required to serve 2 years in the military ("Trained to shoot guns of all types") When they leave the service, they have the option of taking their gun (equal to an AR15) with them. They have some 2 billion guns, or, 1 gun for every 4 citizens. They also have the lowest violent crime rate in the world.

Even if we could wave a magic wand and remove all the guns from our country today, tomorrow thousands would be pouring over the border. Heck, we can't keep 200 pound men out. What makes anyone think we can keep guns out?

If you remove the cities with the toughest gun control laws from the stats, America has the lowest gun violence rate in the world. And yes, these shooting happen all over the world (except in Switzerland). Americans are just too myopic to pay any attention to anyone else.

And the protesters from this weekend are in two camps:
  1. Stupid kids being manipulated by the media and self-appointed elite. They obviously don't even know what they are talking about.
  2. Those who are doing the manipulating because they think they are part of the elite and will benefit if we are disarmed.
Fact:
  1. 18 kids died in school shootings this past month.
  2. Somewhere between 270-330 teens died texting and driving in the same amount of time. Where are the "Apple is killing our children" and "Ford is guilty of murder" signs? Oh wait, that wouldn't push the elite's agenda. Got it. 
  3. Why aren't we talking about 650 murders in Chicago in the last year? or 290 killed in New York? That's an average of 78 per month in just these two cities. Two cities, by the way, with the toughest gun control laws in the nation. Is it because the victims were blacks killed by blacks? No, actually, I don't think race has anything to do with it.  These cities have already bought into the politically correct ideas of "guns bad" and so they are no longer of interest to the media and elites. Who cares about the results as long as they have the right laws? Who cares about the common man cowering defenseless in his living room? He's not important. Their power is.
  4. What about the 3000 children who had their arms and legs ripped off, or their bodies dissolved in acid, or major arteries cut so they would bleed to death in the last DAY? That's 90,000 in the last month. Of course since their bodies are disposed of off camera (often sold to the highest bidder for medicines, and makeup even), no one cares. 
"Until you show our kids that its' wrong to kill children in the womb, they won't quit killing them in the classroom."

And the fact remains that all shooters are young men from broken homes, raised without a man in the house, seeing a psychiatrist and taking psycho-tropic drugs. These are the issues that need to be addressed. Even if we made it impossible for these disturbed individuals to get guns, they would just build bombs or drive cars into crowds. We need to address the causes of this type of thinking.

Flexi of the Day:  





For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Get dressed every morning to the shoes.

Flylady began working with mostly stay at home moms. We SAHM often have the problem with this (I never have, but I understand why others do). It really does make a difference to get dressed each day.

(I am not going to wear shoes. I'm just not. Call me a rebel. I will wear socks when it is cold.)
Blahh. I have had a rash of stubbing my toes. Think I might have broken one, even. I have two nails on the same foot I'm gonna lose. So, for the time being, to protect my toes until they heal, I'm wearing shoes. 

Weekly Home Blessing

  • Take all the trash out of the house (which we do every day, not weekly)
  • Change the sheets (Everyone is responsible for their own bed except my 6yo who is too short to reach his loft bed well enough to make it)
  • 10 minutes feather dusting the house (don't own a feather duster. Need to fix that. Meanwhile, set the timer and cloth dust for 10 minutes. did some de-webbing yesterday instead.)
  • Shine the windows and door glass (Takes less than 10 minutes in my house. I washed the walls in my bathroom with vinegar instead. I need to do this after every winter because we have mold that starts growing after a long time with windows shut and all those showers. This isn't nearly as much work as it sounds like. I use a "mop" that is a flat head with Velcro [similar to a Swifter, but with washable clothes instead of disposable paper]. I wet the cloth, wring it out, then spray it with vinegar. It took me a whole 15 minutes.)
  • Recycle magazines and catalogs (Which I do through out the week, tossing after just a day or two in the house)
  • Vacuum the middle of the floors (needs to be done daily in our house. 11 people in 1400' home just has too much dirt to wait a whole week)
  • quick mop the kitchen and bathrooms (One bath down, one and the other hard floors to go)

      Weekly zone focus:  

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
  • Quesadillas

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Hot spots (vertical surfaces that tend to collect things)

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

  • Monday - Declutter the flat surfaces & detail dust
    Tuesday - Go Sofa Diving (Clean out under the cushions)
    Wednesday - Hot Spot Fire Drill in Living Room
    Thursday - Clean under the Living Room Furniture
    Friday - Wipe the Baseboards & Declutter


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"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!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Monday, March 26, 2018

Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 11- The Last Plague

and

Romans 4- Abraham's Justification by Faith


This is turning out to be quite powerful, this "translating" the KJV into modern English. I am trying to stay as true to the KJV as I can, but changing the "th's" into the modern equivalent, and rephrasing so things. 17th century English puts things backwards from how we talk, making it kind of clumsy for us to read and hard for us to follow sometimes.

Example:
KJV- "And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the LORD."


Mine- “And that thou may tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy grandson's, what things I have done in Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them, that ye may know how that I am the I AM.”

Today's Hymn- Abide with Me.

? recorded steps yesterday. I woke up dizzy. Since Jon had the same symptoms 2 days before, I knew I had caught his cold. Spent all day sleeping in the recliner. Didn't even go to church. (Well, I did put stick notes on the slides in my inventory box. All of 5 minutes work).

Andy says we should my van back next week.

When a 1 syllable word ends in a single vowel /i/ sound, it is spelled with a y. 

On schedule for this week:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
  • Weekly Home blessing
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • List some more books with eBay.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Work in the living room, dinning room, and outside
  • I've done a lot of studying about Facebook parties, watched some tutorials. I may be about ready to figure out for myself what I want to do, what is "Me." I also need to find a way to get more hostesses or just plan my own party for early next month.
  • I have a party! Yeah! It's a "Party in a Bag" where I send samples and catalogs to the hostess for her to show off to her friends. Then she collects orders and sends them back to me. I have it about ready to mail. 
  • I have also found an easy, fast way to make my own graphics without spending hours learning a new program. Hurray! (It involves my camera and Microsoft Paint, lol)
I have yet to see a proposal that would take guns away from criminals. Only from law abiding citizens.

There is no evidence that fewer guns means less crimes. Quite the opposite, actually. Criminals are evil, not stupid. They choose other ways to prosper if the potential victims can shoot back.

Example: Australia confiscated all the guns and the gun violence fell 50% (ummm, if ALL the guns were removed, shouldn't gun violence have dropped 100%?) but over all violence skyrocketed. Personally, I'd rather be shot than beat to death by a baseball bat.

Even if we could wave a magic wand and remove all the guns from our country today, tomorrow thousands would be pouring over the border. Heck, we can't keep 200 pound men out. What makes anyone think we can keep guns out?

If you remove the cities with the toughest gun control laws from the stats, America has the lowest gun violence rate in the world. And yes, these shooting happen all over the world. Americans are just too myopic to pay any attention to anyone else.

And the protesters from this weekend are in two camps:
  1. Stupid kids being manipulated by the media and self-appointed elite. Tehy obviously don't even know what they are talking about.
  2. Those who are doing the manipulating because they think they are part of the elite and will benefit if we are disarmed.
Fact:
  1. 18 kids died in school shootings this past month.
  2. Somewhere between 270-330 teens died texting and driving in the same amount of time. Where are the "Apple is killing our children" and "Ford is guilty of murder" signs? Oh wait, that wouldn't push the elite's agenda. Got it. 
  3. Why aren't we talking about 650 murders in Chicago in the last year? or 290 killed in New York? That's an average of 78 per month in just these two cities. Two cities, by the way, with the toughest gun control laws in the nation. Is it because the victims were blacks killed by blacks? No, actually, I don't think race has anything to do with it.  These cities have already bought into the politically correct ideas of "guns bad" and so they are no longer of interest to the media and elites. Who cares about the results as long as they have the right laws? Who cares about the common man cowering defenseless in his living room? He's not important. their power is.
  4. What about the 3000 children who had their arms and legs ripped off, or their bodies desolved in acid, or major arteries cut so they would bleed to death in the last DAY? That's 90,000 in the last month. Of course since their bodies are disposed of off camera (often sold to the highest bidder of medicines and makeup even), no one cares. 
"Until you show our kids that its' wrong to kill children in the womb, they won't quit killing them in the classroom."

And the fact remains that all shooters are young men from broken homes, raised without a man in the house, seeing a psychiatrist and taking psycho-tropic drugs. These are the issues that need to be addressed. Even if we made it impossible for these disturbed individuals to get guns, they would just build bombs or drive cars into crowds. We need to address the causes of this type of thinking.

Flexi of the Day:  




For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Get dressed every morning to the shoes.

Flylady began working with mostly stay at home moms. We SAHM often have the problem with this (I never have, but I understand why others do). It really does make a difference to get dressed each day.

(I am not going to wear shoes. I'm just not. Call me a rebel. I will wear socks when it is cold.)

Weekly Home Blessing

  • Take all the trash out of the house (which we do every day, not weekly)
  • Change the sheets (Everyone is responsible for their own bed except my 6yo who is too short to reach his loft bed well enough to make it)
  • 10 minutes feather dusting the house (don't own a feather duster. Need to fix that. Meanwhile, set the timer and cloth dust for 10 minutes)
  • Shine the windows and door glass (Takes less than 10 minutes in my house)
  • Recycle magazines and catalogs (Which I do through out the week, tossing after just a day or two in the house)
  • Vacuum the middle of the floors (needs to be done daily in our house. 11 people in 1400' home just has too much dirt to wait a whole week)
  • quick mop the kitchen and bathrooms

     

Weekly zone focus:  

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
  • Roast and taters

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Declutter the living room

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

  • Monday - Declutter the flat surfaces & detail dust
    Tuesday - Go Sofa Diving (Clean out under the cushions)
    Wednesday - Hot Spot Fire Drill in Living Room
    Thursday - Clean under the Living Room Furniture
    Friday - Wipe the Baseboards & Declutter


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"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!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 10- Locust and Darkness

and

Romans 4- Abraham's Justification by Faith



This is turning out to be quite powerful, this "translating" the KJV into modern English. I am trying to stay as true to the KJV as I can, but changing the "th's" into the modern equivilent, and rephrasing so things. 17th century English puts things backwards from how we talk, making it kind of clumsy for us to read and hard for us to follow sometimes.

Example:
KJV- "And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the LORD."


Mine- “And that thou may tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy grandson's, what things I have done in Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them, that ye may know how that I am the I AM.”

Today's Hymn- Abide with Me.

3995 recorded steps yesterday, but, again, I didn't wear the phone the whole day.

How we dealt with the cars yesterday:
Joy, my oldest, stayed home and cleaned house with Joe (18yo), Jennifer (14yo) and Joshua (6yo).
Jim (22yo) volunteered to take his car and Jessie (16yo) and do the major grocery shopping in our nearest store (Smiths.)
I took Jon (19yo) to work and used his car to get the clothes Jane (10yo) and Jackie (13yo) were needing, as well as run errands and do the rest of the grocery shopping at a store in town that had some good sales.
Then, Joe took Jon's car to work and Jon brought it back home.
Jim brought Joe home from work, since the got off work close to the same time.

How's that for juggling?

Andy says we should my van back next week.

I and Y may say "e" or "i" at the end of syllables.

On schedule for this week:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
  • Weekly Home blessing
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • List some more books with eBay.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Work in the living room, dinning room, and outside
  • I've done a lot of studying about Facebook parties, watched some tutorials. I may be about ready to figure out for myself what I want to do, what is "Me." I also need to find a way to get more hostesses or just plan my own party for early next month.
Is California worthy of the United States? "Oh, but remember: despite the genuinely good people of that "Golden State," there are those there whose noses are turned upward at those of "flyover country" who just are not good enough for them. But then, what can you do with those squares who believe in real justice?"

I was born in Southern California. Spent 30 years there. I've lived here in Nevada now for 18 years. I would love to kick California out of the real United States...as long as they take Vegas with them!

Vegas has been totally corrupted with the California Anti-American ideas, and as a result, our elections here often go way left. Vegas (and a tiny bit of Reno) are the only places Nevada that are to the left. The entire rest of the state is very conservative. But, then, northern California is conservative, too.

So I purpose that Southern California from just north of San Francisco down and Vegas be made into a new state, minimum, country would be better (they don't like the Founders Ideas as put forth in the Constitution? Fine. Make your own. But don't force me to live under it, or financially support your stupidity). We Northern Nevadans will join with Northern California and make a new state. Culturally, economically, and politically this makes much more sense than the current divisions.

Just give enough warning my 2 brothers still in Ca can move out :-)


When you can't afford to be a good mother
This hits so many cords. BTDT

Simplifying the Little Areas of Life

I have been grieved by several letters directed to Doctor Newton

Birth choices and their price 
I think most would be horrified to know how little true information is given to moms about birth, or how little of what we do with birth in the US is backed by science. This article was written by a lovely lady in Israel, but the situation is much the same.


Flexi of the Day:  



For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Get dressed every morning to the shoes.

Flylady began working with mostly stay at home moms. We SAHM often have the problem with this (I never have, but I understand why others do). It really does make a difference to get dressed each day.

(I am not going to wear shoes. I'm just not. Call me a rebel. I will wear socks when it is cold.)

Weekly Home Blessing

  • Take all the trash out of the house (which we do every day, not weekly)
  • Change the sheets (Everyone is responsible for their own bed except my 6yo who is too short to reach his loft bed well enough to make it) Done for the week
  • 10 minutes feather dusting the house (don't own a feather duster. Need to fix that. Meanwhile, set the timer and cloth dust for 10 minutes)
  • Shine the windows and door glass (Takes less than 10 minutes in my house)
  • Recycle magazines and catalogs (Which I do through out the week, tossing after just a day or two in the house)
  • Vacuum the middle of the floors (needs to be done daily in our house. 11 people in 1400' home just has too much dirt to wait a whole week)
  • quick mop the kitchen and bathrooms (Did one bathroom and the laundry room.)

     

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Suit

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

Today's Meals:

  • Hot dogs
  • fish sticks
  • Chicken and Dumplings

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Have fun

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

  • Have fun


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"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!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Friday, March 23, 2018

Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 9- Dead Cows, Boils, and a Deadly Storm

and

Romans 4- Abraham's Justification by Faith

Today's Hymn- I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say


2039 recorded steps yesterday, but, again, I didn't wear the phone the whole day.

Did go to lunch with dad. He offered to loan us one of his cars, but it wouldn't start. Blahhhhhh.

Today will be a big shuffle of vehicles; three adult boys needing 2 cars to get and from work on three different schedules (thankfully, they all three work at the same place.) Plus, I need to do grocery shopping and have errands in town.

A, E, O, and U usually say their names at the end of syllables.

 

On schedule for this week:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
  • Mop all the hard floors (partly done)
  • Weekly Home blessing
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • List some more books with eBay.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Work in my bedroom
  • Maybe run to town to buy Easter clothes.Nope. No car.
  • The kitchen cupboards need straightening out. This will take half an hour to an hour, but I'll do it 10 minutes at a time.
  • I've done a lot of studying about Facebook parties, watched some tutorials. I may be about ready to figure out for myself what I want to do, what is "Me." I also need to find a way to get more hostesses or just plan my own party for early next month.
Is California worthy of the United States? "Oh, but remember: despite the genuinely good people of that "Golden State," there are those there whose noses are turned upward at those of "flyover country" who just are not good enough for them. But then, what can you do with those squares who believe in real justice?"

I was born in Southern California. Spent 30 years there. I've lived here in Nevada now for 18 years. I would love to kick California out of the real United States...as long as they take Vegas with them!

Vegas has been totally corrupted with the California Anti-American ideas, and as a result, our elections here often go way left. Vegas (and a tiny bit of Reno) are the only places Nevada that are to the left. The entire rest of the state is very conservative. But, then, northern California is conservative, too.

So I purpose that Southern California from just north of San Francisco down and Vegas be made into a new state, minimum, country would be better (they don't like the Founders Ideas as put forth in the Constitution? Fine. Make your own. But don't force me to live under it, or financially support your stupidity). We Northern Nevadans will join with Northern California and make a new state. Culturally, economically, and politically this makes much more sense than the current divisions.

Just give enough warning my 2 brothers still in Ca can move out :-)


When you can't afford to be a good mother
This hits so many cords. BTDT

Simplifying the Little Areas of Life

I have been grieved by several letters directed to Doctor Newton

Birth choices and their price 
I think most would be horrified to know how little true information is given to moms about birth, or how little of what we do with birth in the US is backed by science. This article was written by a lovely lady in Israel, but the situation is much the same.


Flexi of the Day:  




For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Get dressed every morning to the shoes.

Flylady began working with mostly stay at home moms. We SAHM often have the problem with this (I never have, but I understand why others do). It really does make a difference to get dressed each day.

(I am not going to wear shoes. I'm just not. Call me a rebel. I will wear socks when it is cold.)

Weekly Home Blessing

  • Take all the trash out of the house (which we do every day, not weekly)
  • Change the sheets (Everyone is responsible for their own bed except my 6yo who is too short to reach his loft bed well enough to make it) Done for the week
  • 10 minutes feather dusting the house (don't own a feather duster. Need to fix that. Meanwhile, set the timer and cloth dust for 10 minutes)
  • Shine the windows and door glass (Takes less than 10 minutes in my house)
  • Recycle magazines and catalogs (Which I do through out the week, tossing after just a day or two in the house)
  • Vacuum the middle of the floors (needs to be done daily in our house. 11 people in 1400' home just has too much dirt to wait a whole week)
  • quick mop the kitchen and bathrooms (Did one bathroom and the laundry room.)

     

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Suit

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

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • Hamburger Helper (from scratch recipe)?

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean off the dresser (Can't. It's all things Hubby needs to take care of)

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

  • Clean under the bed (since we just moved it in, this is already done.)


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"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!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Today's Bible Study-

Exodus 8- Frogs, Lice, and Flies

and

Romans 4- Abraham's Justification by Faith

Today's Hymn- Nearer My God to Thee
Written after reading of Jacob's encounter with God at Bethel.

5431 steps yesterday, but, again, I didn't wear the phone the whole day.

Raining still :-)

English words do not end in i, j, u, or v

So, if u or v is the ending sound, add an e.
If it ends in a j sound, use dge.
If the word ends in "i", change the i to y.

On schedule for this week:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
  • Mop all the hard floors (partly done)
  • Weekly Home blessing
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • List some more books with eBay.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Work in my bedroom
  • Maybe run to town to buy Easter clothes.Nope. No car.
  • The kitchen cupboards need straightening out. This will take half an hour to an hour, but I'll do it 10 minutes at a time.
  • I've done a lot of studying about Facebook parties, watched some tutorials. I may be about ready to figure out for myself what I want to do, what is "Me." I also need to find a way to get more hostesses or just plan my own party for early next month.
I got a lot of shuffling and cleaning out done while listening to an instructional webinar about social media.
Is California worthy of the United States?
"Oh, but remember: despite the genuinely good people of that "Golden State," there are those there whose noses are turned upward at those of "flyover country" who just are not good enough for them. But then, what can you do with those squares who believe in real justice?"

I was born in Southern California. Spent 30 years there. I've lived here in Nevada now for 18 years. I would love to kick California out of the real United States...as long as they take Vegas with them!

Vegas has been totally corrupted with the California Anti-American ideas, and as a result, our elections here often go way left. Vegas (and a tiny bit of Reno) are the only places Nevada that are to the left. The entire rest of the state is very conservative. But, then, northern California is conservative, too.

So I purpose that Southern California from just north of San Francisco down and Vegas be made into a new state, minimum, country would be better (they don't like the Founders Ideas as put forth in the Constitution? Fine. Make your own. But don't force me to live under it, or financially support your stupidity). We Northern Nevadans will join with Northern California and make a new state. Culturally, economically, and politically this makes much more sense than the current divisions.

Just give enough warning my 2 brothers still in Ca can move out :-)


When you can't afford to be a good mother
This hits so many cords. BTDT

Simplifying the Little Areas of Life

I have been grieved by several letters directed to Doctor Newton

Birth choices and their price 
I think most would be horrified to know how little true information is given to moms about birth, or how little of what we do with birth in the US is backed by science. This article was written by a lovely lady in Israel, but the situation is much the same.


Flexi of the Day:  




For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Get dressed every morning to the shoes.

Flylady began working with mostly stay at home moms. We SAHM often have the problem with this (I never have, but I understand why others do). It really does make a difference to get dressed each day.

(I am not going to wear shoes. I'm just not. Call me a rebel. I will wear socks when it is cold.)

Weekly Home Blessing

  • Take all the trash out of the house (which we do every day, not weekly)
  • Change the sheets (Everyone is responsible for their own bed except my 6yo who is too short to reach his loft bed well enough to make it) Done for the week
  • 10 minutes feather dusting the house (don't own a feather duster. Need to fix that. Meanwhile, set the timer and cloth dust for 10 minutes)
  • Shine the windows and door glass (Takes less than 10 minutes in my house)
  • Recycle magazines and catalogs (Which I do through out the week, tossing after just a day or two in the house)
  • Vacuum the middle of the floors (needs to be done daily in our house. 11 people in 1400' home just has too much dirt to wait a whole week)
  • quick mop the kitchen and bathrooms (Did one bathroom and the laundry room.)

     

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Suit

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

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • Spaghetti (yes, we are boring in what meals we eat, repeating the same ones over and over. Hubby likes it that way.)

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean off the nightstands (Don't need to. Still need to do the closet. Did some graphics for my business yesterday instead)

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

  • Declutter a dresser drawer (Since I am preparing to sell my bedroom set, the only drawers that even have anything in them are my grandma's big dresser and the drawers under my bed, and they are only half full and were just recently begun to be used.)


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"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!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Today's Bible Study-
Exodus 7- The Plagues Begin

Today's Hymn- Just as I am
You don't have to get your life in order before coming to God. You come to God and He helps you get your life in order.

4855 steps yesterday, but, again, I didn't wear the phone the whole day.

Raining

Of Cars and Cabbages

Hubby says the leak in the wagon is probably a loose hose. I certainly hope he's right! I like that car :-)

Van is at the mechanics, but he just had surgery so it may be a while.

With only the 2 sedans to take us to church, and one of them with a broken window, plus Hubby's business doing inventory (always, always a very stressful, exhausting time), we probably won't make Bible Study.


On schedule for this week:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
  • Mop all the hard floors
  • Weekly Home blessing
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • List some more books with eBay.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Work in my bedroom
  • Maybe run to town to buy Easter clothes.
  • The kitchen cupboards need straightening out. This will take half an hour to an hour, but I'll do it 10 minutes at a time.
  • I've done a lot of studying about Facebook parties, watched some tutorials. I may be about ready to figure out for myself what I want to do, what is "Me." I also need to find a way to get more hostesses or just plan my own party for early next month.
I got a lot of shuffling and cleaning out done while listening to an instructional webinar about social media.
Is California worthy of the United States?
"Oh, but remember: despite the genuinely good people of that "Golden State," there are those there whose noses are turned upward at those of "flyover country" who just are not good enough for them. But then, what can you do with those squares who believe in real justice?"

I was born in Southern California. Spent 30 years there. I've lived here in Nevada now for 18 years. I would love to kick California out of the real United States...as long as they take Vegas with them!

Vegas has been totally corrupted with the California Anti-American ideas, and as a result, our elections here often go way left. Vegas (and a tiny bit of Reno) are the only places Nevada that are to the left. The entire rest of the state is very conservative. But, then, northern California is conservative, too.

So I purpose that Southern California from just north of San Francisco down and Vegas be made into a new state, minimum, country would be better (they don't like the Founders Ideas as put forth in the Constitution? Fine. Make your own. But don't force me to live under it, or financially support your stupidity). We Northern Nevadans will join with Northern California and make a new state. Culturally, economically, and politically this makes much more sense than the current divisions.

Just give enough warning my 2 brothers still in Ca can move out :-)


When you can't afford to be a good mother
This hits so many cords. BTDT

Simplifying the Little Areas of Life

I have been grieved by several letters directed to Doctor Newton

Birth choices and their price 
I think most would be horrified to know how little true information is given to moms about birth, or how little of what we do with birth in the US is backed by science. This article was written by a lovely lady in Israel, but the situation is much the same.


Flexi of the Day:  




For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Get dressed every morning to the shoes.

Flylady began working with mostly stay at home moms. We SAHM often have the problem with this (I never have, but I understand why others do). It really does make a difference to get dressed each day.

(I am not going to wear shoes. I'm just not. Call me a rebel. I will wear socks when it is cold.)

Weekly Home Blessing

  • Take all the trash out of the house (which we do every day, not weekly)
  • Change the sheets (Everyone is responsible for their own bed except my 6yo who is too short to reach his loft bed well enough to make it) Done for the week
  • 10 minutes feather dusting the house (don't own a feather duster. Need to fix that. Meanwhile, set the timer and cloth dust for 10 minutes)
  • Shine the windows and door glass (Takes less than 10 minutes in my house)
  • Recycle magazines and catalogs (Which I do through out the week, tossing after just a day or two in the house)
  • Vacuum the middle of the floors (needs to be done daily in our house. 11 people in 1400' home just has too much dirt to wait a whole week)
  • quick mop the kitchen and bathrooms (Yes, Mame. Will do)

     

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Suit

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

Today's Meals:

  • Mac and Cheese
  • SOS
  • Quesadillas

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean the closet floor

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

  • Put away all your clothes, decluttering until they actually fit in your drawers (Don't need to do this as my clothes are already minimalist)


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"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!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Today's Bible Study-
Exodus 6-Israel Doesn't Listen

We are reading about Wycliffe in School and it's made me think; though I believe the KJV of the Bible is probably the most accurate (going on what several Greek scholars have said,) I also agree with those that say there is so little difference it isn't that big of a deal. My observations are that there is often so little difference, if it wasn't for the "th's" you wouldn't even know you were reading different versions.

So many of our forefathers fought, even giving their lives, to give us the Bible in the common tongue. Aren't we kind of defeating their work to keep insisting on the 16th century language? Isn't is time to put the Bible in the common tongue again?

So, I've decided to sort of write my own translation. In my morning commentaries, I am leaving the "thee's and thou's," because they are the 16th century singular "you" and that does make a difference in meaning in some cases ("you" is plural). Otherwise, I'm replacing the "th's" and other archaic words with modern ones.

(Yes, I know there are many good modern versions out there. In fact, in my morning reading I'm currently listening to the New Living Translation, and I find the Message Bible to be quite entertaining! Not always accurate, but a hoot to read, especially Proverbs ("You Blockhead!" instead of the stately KJV "Thou fool.") But I think I will learn so much more and understand so much more doing the translating myself. I will start with the KJV, check out definitions with the Strong's Concordance, and see how several other translations words verses that aren't just very plain. ("And they traveled to Mamre." for example, doesn't really need translating.)
 
and Romans 3


Today's Hymn 

5284 steps yesterday.

Of Cars and Cabbages

Well, not so much cabbages :-)

Last Wednesday we went out to go to Bible study and our van wouldn't start.

Now, we have an abnormal number of cars we have accumulated. 5 don't run, but make great storage sheds (remember, we don't have a basement, attic, or garage, and only 3 closets [no coat closet, linen cupboard, cleaning closet, pantry], all full of clothes, so things like camping gear and Christmas decorations have to so somewhere outside the house between uses.)

We have one more non-running car waiting for the money to fix it.

Each of my 2 oldest boys now have their own sedans.

Hubby has his commuter and bought a wagon at an auction a few months back for $500 that has been a great little car for my 3rd son to use to get to work while he is saving the money to buy his own car.

Add in my 15 passenger, and that gives us 11 cars, but only 5 running.

Until Wednesday when the van wouldn't start (bad fuel pump?).

And last night when the wagon began pouring oil all over the road (I'm no expert, but have been stranded on the road often enough to know that's a sign of a blown head gasket. Question; do you put hundreds of dollars into a $500 vehicle to rebuild its motor and get it back on the road?)

So, though 11 cars spend the night here every night, I find myself with no transportation today!

Good thing I like being home :-)

(Calling AAA to tow the van to the mechanics in a few minutes. We hope to have it back early next week. Meanwhile, we will just take 3 vehicles everywhere we go as a family, since all 3 commuters only hold 5 people.)


On schedule for this week:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
  • Mop all the hard floors
  • Weekly Home blessing
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • List some more books with eBay.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Work in my bedroom
  • Maybe run to town to buy Easter clothes.
  • The kitchen cupboards need straightening out. This will take half an hour to an hour, but I'll do it 10 minutes at a time.
  • I've done a lot of studying about Facebook parties, watched some tutorials. I may be about ready to figure out for myself what I want to do, what is "Me." I also need to find a way to get more hostesses or just plan my own party for early next month.
Instead of tackling the above list yesterday, I worked in my bathroom. I cleaned it when I first got up as part of my normal morning routine, and when I went in there later there were signs of a, umm, "unwanted outside pet."  So I spent my cleaning time hunting down entry points and blocking them.
Is California worthy of the United States?
"Oh, but remember: despite the genuinely good people of that "Golden State," there are those there whose noses are turned upward at those of "flyover country" who just are not good enough for them. But then, what can you do with those squares who believe in real justice?"

I was born in Southern California. Spent 30 years there. I've lived here in Nevada now for 18 years. I would love to kick California out of the real United States...as long as they take Vegas with them!

Vegas has been totally corrupted with the California Anti-American ideas, and as a result, our elections here often go way left. Vegas (and a tiny bit of Reno) are the only places Nevada that are to the left. The entire rest of the state is very conservative. But, then, northern California is conservative, too.

So I purpose that Southern California from just north of San Francisco down and Vegas be made into a new state, minimum, country would be better (they don't like the Founders Ideas as put forth in the Constitution? Fine. Make your own. But don't force me to live under it). We Northern Nevadans will join with Northern California and make a new state. Culturally, economically, and politically this makes much more sense than the current divisions. 

Just give enough warning my 2 brothers still in Ca can move out :-)



When you can't afford to be a good mother
This hits so many cords. BTDT

Simplifying the Little Areas of Life

I have been grieved by several letters directed to Doctor Newton

Birth choices and their price 
I think most would be horrified to know how little true information is given to moms about birth, or how little of what we do with birth in the US is backed by science. This article was written by a lovely lady in Israel, but the situation is much the same.


Flexi of the Day:  




For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Get dressed every morning to the shoes.

Flylady began working with mostly stay at home moms. We SAHM often have the problem with this (I never have, but I understand why others do). It really does make a difference to get dressed each day.

(I am not going to wear shoes. I'm just not. Call me a rebel. I will wear socks when it is cold.)

Weekly Home Blessing

  • Take all the trash out of the house (which we do every day, not weekly)
  • Change the sheets (Everyone is responsible for their own bed except my 6yo who is too short to reach his loft bed well enough to make it)
  • 10 minutes feather dusting the house (don't own a feather duster. Need to fix that. Meanwhile, set the timer and cloth dust for 10 minutes)
  • Shine the windows and door glass (Takes less than 10 minutes in my house)
  • Recycle magazines and catalogs (Which I do through out the week, tossing after just a day or two in the house)
  • Vacuum the middle of the floors (needs to be done daily in our house. 11 people in 1400' home just has too much dirt to wait a whole week)
  • quick mop the kitchen and bathrooms (Yes, Mame. Will do)

     

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Suit

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

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • Spaghetti

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Take care of "the chair" in the master bedroom (the place where you throw clothes that are too dirty to put back in the closet but not dirty enough to wash). (I don't actually have one. I deal with these as I go.)

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

  • Put away all your clothes, decluttering until they actually fit in your drawers (Don't need to do this as my clothes are already minimalist)


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"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!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Monday, March 19, 2018

Today's Bible Study-
Exodus 5- It Gets Worse 

We are reading about Wycliffe in School and it's made me think; though I believe the KJV of the Bible is probably the most accurate (going on what several Greek scholars have said,) I also agree with those that say there is so little difference it isn't that big of a deal. My observations are that there is often so little difference, if it wasn't for the "th's" you wouldn't even know you were reading different versions. So, I've decided to sort of write my own translation. In my morning commentaries, I am leaving the "thee's and thou's," because they are the 16th century singular "you" and that does make a differenc in meaning in some cases ("you" is plural). Otherwise, I'm replacing the "th's" and other archaic words with modern ones.
 
and Romans 3


Today's Hymn 

? steps yesterday, if the app is working right. Didn't wear the phone

Nice service yesterday.


On schedule for this week:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
  • Mop all the hard floors
  • Weekly Home blessing
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • List some more books with eBay.
  • List stuff with Craigslist.
  • Work in my bedroom
  • Maybe run to town to buy Easter clothes.
  • The kitchen cupboards need straightening out. This will take half an hour to an hour, but I'll do it 10 minutes at a time.
  • I've done a lot of studying about Facebook parties, watched some tutorials. I may be about ready to figure out for myself what I want to do, what is "Me." I also need to find a way to get more hostesses or just plan my own party for early next month.
When you can't afford to be a good mother
This hits so many cords. BTDT

Simplifying the Little Areas of Life

I have been grieved by several letters directed to Doctor Newton

Birth choices and their price 
I think most would be horrified to know how little true information is given to moms about birth, or how little of what we do with birth in the US is backed by science. This article was written by a lovely lady in Israel, but the situation is much the same.


Flexi of the Day:  




For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Get dressed every morning to the shoes.

Flylady began working with mostly stay at home moms. We SAHM often have the problem with this (I never have, but I understand why others do). It really does make a difference to get dressed each day.

(I am not going to wear shoes. I'm just not. Call me a rebel. I will wear socks when it is cold.)

Weekly Home Blessing

  • Take all the trash out of the house (which we do every day, not weekly)
  • Change the sheets (Everyone is responsible for their own bed except my 6yo who is too short to reach his loft bed well enough to make it)
  • 10 minutes feather dusting the house (don't own a feather duster. Need to fix that. Meanwhile, set the timer and cloth dust for 10 minutes)
  • Shine the windows and door glass (Takes less than 10 minutes in my house)
  • Recycle magazines and catalogs (Which I do through out the week, tossing after just a day or two in the house)
  • Vacuum the middle of the floors (needs to be done daily in our house. 11 people in 1400' home just has too much dirt to wait a whole week)
  • quick mop the kitchen and bathrooms (Yes, Mame. Will do)

     

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Suit

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

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • Roast and taters

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Take everything out of the Master Bedroom that doesn't belong there.

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

  • Declutter the dresser top and dust/wash it


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"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!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

Friday, March 16, 2018

Snow! and pictures

Today's Bible Study- Exodus 4- What's in Your Hand
and Romans 3


Today's Hymn 
And there’s a nice youngster of excellent pith,— Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith; But he shouted a song for the brave and the free,— Just read on his medal, ‘‘My country, of thee!’’ - Oliver Wendel Holmes

5284 steps yesterday, if the app is working right. We walked around the block yesterday.

We woke up to 7 inches of snow and still falling.

Hubby's footprints

Joe standing by the snowman is 6'4"
 And since it's still snowing, the snowman is still growing...



We did go to lunch with Dad. He came into our town and met us at the closest fast food. This way my two boys who work evening could take us in their cars.

Didn't get a lot else done, besides school.

We will likely put the grocery shopping off until tomorrow. We are a bit short of fresh fruit and veggies, but we have plenty of the rest of food we will need for today. So, meh, why challenge the snow?


I am switching our "school year" planning from "our school year starts at tax time" to "Your school year starts at your birthday." I will spend some time working on that today, and should have both more cleaning time and more time for my business lessons.

Still on schedule for this week:
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
  • List some more books.
  • Everything that needs listing on craigslist is outside, so not doing that today.
  • Need to mop the kitchen. The kids have this as part of their chores, but once in a while it just needs mom's attention.
  • The kitchen cupboards need straightening out. This will take half an hour to an hour.
When you can't afford to be a good mother
This hits so many cords. BTDT

Simplifying the Little Areas of Life

I have been grieved by several letters directed to Doctor Newton

Birth choices and their price 
I think most would be horrified to know how little true information is given to moms about birth, or how little of what we do with birth in the US is backed by science. This article was written by a lovely lady in Israel, but the situation is much the same.


Flexi of the Day:  




For my routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Get dressed every morning to the shoes.

Flylady began working with mostly stay at home moms. We SAHM often have the problem with this (I never have, but I understand why others do). It really does make a difference to get dressed each day.

(I am not going to wear shoes. I'm just not. Call me a rebel. I will wear socks when it is cold.)

Weekly zone focus:  

East end of the house (kids rooms and their bathroom.) Flylady calls this zone "main bathroom plus one other room" telling us this week to focus on stash-and-dash rooms/places. For me, that's the outside storage that needs listing on craigslist and ebay.

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

Today's Meals:

  • Jon (19) has decided to cook us all breakfast. Eggs and taters.
  • SOS
  • Stew

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Mop the bathroom floor. (I did this Monday)
  • Spend 5 minutes decluttering the stash-and-dash rooms/places
  • Give yourself a spa day
And Flylady's essay for the day;

Dear Friends,

Several years ago when I began to mentor women on the internet I wanted to help them gain control of their homes and lives. My mentoring was not to teach them how to nag their husbands to help them around the house.

Many have complained that I don't understand that husbands and wives have an equal responsibility in keeping the home working. YES, I do know this. But unless your husband or wife is a part of our group, I can't help them. I can only help you. I don't expect you to do it all, but you can and many have. What about the single moms or widows that have to do it all by themselves? They don't have husbands to help. They have to take care of the whole home alone. Oh and I almost forgot the members, whose spouse is in the military and away from home for months at a time; Also the spouses that have to travel a lot with their jobs. The spouse left behind has the responsibility for the entire home on their shoulders.

What I have noticed, is that when the member of our group, albeit the husband or the wife, gets their routines in place and the clutter in the home is decreased, that they have found that the other spouse comes around and starts to help, so do the children. They start to clean up their "off limits" HOT SPOTS! You know the ones that if you even touch, will get you in HOT WATER!

Marriage is not a 50/50 proposition, as many of you think. I believe that this perception is hurting many families. Here is why. When we feel we are doing our half of the work, we automatically feel slighted because we don't feel our mate is doing his or her fair share. So we pout, fuss, or even go on strike. This is so silly.

Marriage is a 100%/100% proposition; Each person giving their all to the family.

When you do all that you can, you have done your best. When you sit at the computer all day, don't get dressed, and don't hit a lick at a snake (Southern for just do something), you are not spending your time wisely. All because your perception is, "Why should I clean up, it is just going to get messed up again!" or "He won't even help, this isn't my entire job! If he won't help then it can just stay this way, I didn't make the mess, so why should I clean it!"

There are many reasons our members to not get up and move. Most are just excuses. We all have the same number of hours in each day. Even members with several children are seeing progress. There are members with sickness that are doing well and there are members that work, either at home or away from home, that are seeing great progress.

So what is your excuse? Are you sitting pouting 'cause your spouse does not do his or her fair share? You can only change yourself and your own attitude. Get the mote out of your eye first. We don't give you permission to declutter your husband or wives things. Quit nagging and set the example by taking care of your own clutter first. As you set the example, by getting your HOT SPOTS clean, you are going to be so surprised at the changes in your family.

Are you ready to FLY?

FlyLady

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

    • Clean the tub/shower


    "To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

    "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!

    I highly recommend Flylady.com

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Today's Bible Study- Exodus 3- Talk to the Plant
    and Romans 3


    Today's Hymn

    4633 steps yesterday, if the app is working right. We walked around the block yesterday and will again today if it isn't snowing.

    Got a bit of extra cleaning done yesterday. Kind of switching my schedule around a bit. I have never been very good at scheduling my afternoons, so they tend to be wasted on the internet. I am trying to fix that, moving most of my housework to that time so I'm not trying to do so much in the morning. It will look something like;
    • Finishing school - 1:30 My own Computer school work, at the moment focusing on the instructional site from my upline in Lilla Rose.
    • 1:30-3:00 Housework
    • 3:00-4:30 Computer work (maintaining the church's site and calendar, picking music for worship service, and prepping my Children's Sermon, pre-loading posts for the next week to Cinchshare for my business and the church, live videos once a week for LR, filling out any applications for events, searching for events for both the church and my business, any book editing I need to do; basically, any computer or desk business for the church, my LR business, the books we publish [mine, my dad's, my brothers, etc], or the family).
    • 4:30- 5:30 Cook supper, clean the house
    • 5:30-6:00ish rest and greet Hubby
    • 6:00 supper
    • 6:30-7:00 Clean up supper, the house, night time routine

    We are at the time of life when we need a new dog. Our much loved Jiffy is almost 11 and has arthritis. First of all, it would be good for him to have a puppy to chew on; would keep him young. Secondly, it will help us when his days are done. So, we are looking.

    I LOVE the looks of the Kuvasz, Great Pyrenees, Akbash dogs, but am realistic enough to know they would not be good fits for our family.

    The pound told us Jiffy was a German Shepherd/Labrador, but I don't think they were right. He shows no signs of the shepherd and few of the Lab (he does have the webbed toes and thick tail, though). I think there is probably a lot of Pit in there, probably a pit/lab. I DON'T like pits, but its mostly because I don't like the looks and a pure pit needs too much training to be a good dog; or to word it another way, it's too easy to turn a pit into a bad dog.

    Jiffy is ok, though. He has enough lab to mellow most of the pit while retaining the good parts of the pit.

    What I like about our Jiff;
    • Barks when anyone comes to the gate (he's our "doorbell."), 
    • Generally friendly to people as long as they aren't by the gate (in the yard and house are ok as long as they stay away from the gate), 
    • Obsessive/compulsive hunter (killed 2 squirrels and 2 rats last week and our egg production has skyrocketed since!), 
    • Calm and gentle in the house. My toddlers have used him as a pillow at nap time.
    • Very smart but very submissive. This makes him quite trainable.
    • Big enough (85lb) to pet without bending over (and our fence won't hold a smaller dog anyway).
    What I don't like:
    •  He's always been a bit too protective of his food though he is much better now than when we first got him. (Yesterday the goofy dog buried a bone in front of the chicken coop and now gets mad at the chickens when they go near it. We are going to have to dig it up and move it so he doesn't hurt them)
    • He likes to run around the neighborhood with the pretty girl dogs (he's fixed). 
    • He is becoming more and more dog aggressive. Girls, no problem. He likes girls. But some boy dogs (not all) he tries to tear to shreds.
    • He likes cats... For supper. We have an indoor cat.
    So, the search begins. We are looking towards something in the hunting class. Labs especially.


    Still on schedule for this week:
    • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
    • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this! May have one lined up for June 9)
    • Declutter 3 armloads of books from the car. (or go through drawers. Or both. One dresser is empty on the inside, ready to sell. 
    • Need to list a bunch of stuff with Craigslist, too. They are too good to throw away, but the thrift stores won't take them [baby things, electronics, sleeping bags because its not camping season.)
    • Need to mop the kitchen. The kids have this as part of their chores, but once in a while it just needs mom's attention.
    • The kitchen cupboards need straightening out. This will take half an hour to an hour.
    Simplifying the Little Areas of Life

    I have been grieved by several letters directed to Doctor Newton

    Birth choices and their price 
    I think most would be horrified to know how little true information is given to moms about birth, or how little of what we do with birth in the US is backed by science. This article was written by a lovely lady in Israel, but the situation is much the same.


    Flexi of the Day:  



    For my routines, see the sidebar.

    Monthly Habit we are building:

    Get dressed every morning to the shoes.

    Flylady began working with mostly stay at home moms. We SAHM often have the problem with this (I never have, but I understand why others do). It really does make a difference to get dressed each day.

    (I am not going to wear shoes. I'm just not. Call me a rebel. I will wear socks when it is cold.)

    Weekly zone focus:  

    East end of the house (kids rooms and their bathroom.) Flylady calls this zone "main bathroom plus one other room" telling us this week to focus on stash-and-dash rooms/places. For me, that's the outside storage that needs listing on craigslist and ebay.

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

    Today's Meals:

    • SOS (Search or Starve)
    • Maybe lunch with Dad? Our van wouldn't start when we tried to go to church last night, so I may not have a vehicle to go anywhere with that will hold everyone. Before when the van was broken dad met us at the fast food 10 minutes from our house (so we can make 2 trips or one of my sons who works nights can drive half the crew) when his schedule allowed him the extra time to come this far.
    • Spaghetti

    FlyLady Daily Mission

    • Shine the bathroom sinks
    • Spend 5 minutes decluttering the stash-and-dash rooms/places

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

      • Mop the bathroom floor


      "To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

      "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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