What an exciting weekend! Our house mover started bringing in equipment! I was so happy when I saw the beams under the house, I almost started crying! It is finally happening! The boys had a blast with the skid steer over at the lot, clearing trees, rocks, vines and everything else to get the lot ready. There are a lot of decisions to be made.
Kids’ Control Journal Today was the perfect day to prove to me how important the routines in my control journal are. I am one of those people who can usually get by without an alarm clock. I set one anyway, but almost every day I am awake before it goes off. My teenaged son had to wake me up this morning! He was up on
When I first quit working, I went a little nuts with coupons. I had a coupon binder, and would spend hours a week clipping coupons and filing them in my baseball card pages. I don’t even want to think about how many times my binder got dropped and I had to put it all back together. Finally, I admitted that I was not happy with
DAY THREE So you should now have a rough draft of your daily routine from yesterday. Today we will work on the weekly plan. Here is where I start to stray from Flylady. Flylady’s weekly plan goes like this: Monday: Weekly Home Blessing (big cleaning day) Tuesday: Free Day Wednesday: Zone Cleaning and Partial Desk Time Thursday: Grocery and Errand Day Friday: Paperwork and Misc.,
I know I haven’t posted a moving update in a while, but we have been in a bit of a holding pattern! Here is a recap of what has happened since April: Here is what the house looked like when we found it. We removed the 5 chimneys, 8 fireplaces, foundation, doors, hardware, HVAC, moldings, wainscoting, and anything else that was removable. We cleared the
Day two! OK. So yesterday I talked about getting your supplies together. The Flylady has her own series on how to set up your control journal, and you can find it here. Mine started out exactly like hers, but it has changed over the years. Her dividers are: Daily routines and reminders Basic weekly plan Menus and grocery list Address book Personal section Emergency numbers
Oh, no! It is already October 1st, which means it is time for the “31 Days Of…” challenge from the nester to start, which means it is time for me to start blogging daily on the topic I chose. My control journal. What the heck is that? I have found that the best way for me to deal with my ADD is to have routines.
I got off to a really good start with my blog. I had over 2,000 hits my first week, which I think is pretty spectacular! Thank you! Then I put a little too much on my plate. I have a little problem with shopping for antiques and “junque”, as my husband and I call it. I justified my problem by thinking that I would be
My husband is coming come tonight after being away on business for two weeks, and I have a LOT of things to do before his flight gets in at 11pm. My plan was to go run my errands, come home, clean the house, finish the laundry, supervise homework, have dinner, get some outside chores done, and somewhere in there try and look nice for my
I have never canned anything before this summer. Cooking, yes…canning…no. My mother didn’t can, and neither did either of my grandmothers, so that is a skill set I never acquired. This summer was the first really good garden I have ever had, so the only way to deal with the harvest was to either give most of it away, or learn how to can. My
I spent all day not being very productive. I was having fun working on my mod podge shoeshine kit and I didn’t do any work on dinner until it was 6pm and my sons were trying to make me believe that they were going to die if they didn’t eat in the next 30 minutes. I had bought some shrimp on sale at Bi-lo, so
I found this vintage shoeshine kit this weekend at the flea market for $4. My first thought was to use the box for something else, but then I decided that it would be great to have a dedicated place for our shoe polish, because that is something that we really don’t use that often, and when I need it I can never remember where it