Friday, March 19, 2010

Flylady Day 3 and 4 - ouch

I think my life heard that I called something easy on my blog.  Because it's really gotten in the way of doing anything Flylady-related in the last two days.  I have not looked at the Flylady big tent and I have not put up any post-it notes for myself (day 3 and 4 respectively).  Nor have I done any of the housecleaning that the daily emails recommend.  I have kept my sink nice and shiny, though - that should count for something!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Flylady Day 2 - Easysauce

The Flylady day 2 exercise is to put on shoes.  As I left the house at 6:45 am to make a doctor's appointment and didn't get home until 6 pm, wearing shoes was not really a problem for me.  However, she does want lace-up shoes, and, well, my MuckBoots  don't have laces.  Now all I have to do is clean my sink before I go to bed - it has of course gotten filthy while I was gone.  So far I haven't had to do much and I will have a clean sink 2 nights in a row.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Getting Control of My House - Flylady Day 1

My housekeeper quit at the end of last year and I decided not to replace her. Instead, one of my goals for this year was to keep my house in a reasonable state. So far I am failing miserably.

I have decided to do the Flylady system. I've seen several people in the blogosphere use it with some success. Also, it's free, so the price is right. The website is a bit too cutesy for my taste, but I figure that if it works it doesn't matter.

She's got a 31 day beginner program, so I've decided to do her system religiously for 31 days, and then evaluate whether it is doing me any good.

Day One's task is to clean your sink until it shines. It was surprisingly satisfying to clear all the sludge out and scrub the ring of dirt off the sides. And here it is in all its glory - one clean sink in a terribly dirty house.  Hopefully it is the beginning of better things!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Haven't had much to say lately

Somehow nothing too interesting seems to be going on here. I'm working, spending too much time playing Aion, and in general enjoying life.

My church is doing a Lenten study of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis - I highly recommend it if you've not read it before, although I don't find it as inspirational as The Screwtape Letters.

It's almost harvest time at the farm, which means that we're moving the cows two to three times a day to get them nice and fattened up. I was supprised to read that Food, Inc. is actually up for an Academy Award. We've had several people call us after having seen it. I watched it the other day, and it didn't have any new information for me, but it was a good introduction to what really goes on in our food system.

Hope your weekend is going as well as mine!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chance to Win $300

Well-Heeled Blog is giving away a $300 cash prize courtesy of Prosper. Unlike most website giveaways that I see out there, she doesn't require any sign-ups, so go over there and comment on your Easter savings to enter!