Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Today's Bible Study- Exodus 1
and Romans 3

Today's Hymn

? steps yesterday. The app I use notified me yesterday I had reached my goal (6000) in the early afternoon, but today it says I took 43 steps. Something is amiss!

Felling a bit better. Decided to just work as hard as I could yesterday and either push myself over into being sick or work the sickness out. Tired of this half sick half not nonsense.

 "Reading centers," and other places that help those "behind in reading" simply teach these 104 phonograms and the rules. That's it.

While the government schools are labeling more and more kids as damaged goods (getting them more and more money per kid), and saying its simply not possible for everyone to learn to read, private and homeschools are quietly teaching 99.99% of children in their care to read quite well.  And easily. Using simple, complete phonics instruction.

(I've heard stories of mom's being told, "Just face it! Your child is too disabled to ever learn to read!" and taking her kid home and having him at or above grade level in 2 years. Same family, same parents. The schools always say these are the ones who are to be blamed for a kid not doing good academically, the parents and the child. It's never the schools fault. Yet when only the school is changed, suddenly the kid can learn to read.)

Still on schedule for this week:
  • Finish getting the house back in order.I just don't feel well. Like I've been hovering on the edge of being sick for 3 weeks.
  • Mount Never Rest (laundry)
  • Decide on events for both the church and my business.  (:-) found some Facebook pages that will help this!)
  • Still have to do the videos
  • Declutter 3 armloads of books from the car.(or go through drawers. Or both. One dresser is empty on the inside. 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.)
  • Mailed the packages so that's out of the way.
  • Cut up some veggies for snacks.
  • Mopped the dinning room real well. Need to do the kitchen. The kids have this as part of their chores, but once in a while it just needs mom's attention.
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.

The mattresses finally arrived.

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

Today's Meals:

  • SOS (Search or Starve)
  • SOS
  • Stir Fry

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean the bathroom trashcans
  • 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):

    • Declutter in the cabinet in the main bath. (Mine are already clear. I just always keep them that way)

    "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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