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#91 of 103 Old 07-06-2004, 03:10 PM
 
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On living with a messy:

I have noticed that the flylady thing is contagious. I have gotten a lot of people to start decluddering (incl my net buddies) and throwing out donating etc. It also rubbed off on DH big time. He has gotten rid of a ton of stuff. It takes time but it will happen.

"The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly out distances us."
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An amazing success yesterday. My 4 1/2 YO DS has been complaining lately that he needs a bigger room. Um, we are not moving so you can have a bigger bedroom, especially since it isn't that small to begin with. So, I told him that we could make it SEEM bigger by cleaning up and getting rid of some things that he doesn't play with. And he agreed to both suggestions! Up until now I haven't been able to get him to part with anything. But we actually cleaned out two trash bags full of stuffed animals and a trashcan full of broken things. And moved some outgrown stuff to his little sister (who he hates sharing with, so another success). I think it helped that I promised him that we wouldn't work past his sisters nap time (usually an hour or so) and that I wouldn't MAKE him get rid of anything he didn't want to. I found it very interesting though, he was much more willing to part with toys when I said we were going to give them to little kids who didn't have any toys than whe I suggested we were just going to get rid of them. I was so proud of his generosity (and yes, I made sure to tell him that!).

Actually got all of my end of day and beginning of day routines done last night and this morning. Even left the house with a clean sink. One small success at a time!
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Good job with your son! It works for the whole family. Now he has a bigger room too!

"The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly out distances us."
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your little guy !!

I haven't found the zone mission today
Guess the site is slow??
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Went back and checked my emails......

Zone mission for today is to scrub your kitchen countertops.

HTH
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I have to find another account for emails
MSN and yahoo got crosswise and I haven't been able to resubscribe
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I wish it was contageous. It isn't that DH is a packrat as much as he can't be bothered to part with anything regularly. He will get a bee in his bonnet a few times a year and toss, but no regular tossing for him. I have found a little bit at a time works wonders with the little boys- they don't even notice I am doing it!

I admit my office looks terrible, but I am working on it...
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MOM4TOT did you get caught under the shinky sink drying towel?
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MOM4TOT did you get caught under the shinky sink drying towel?
As a matter of fact...my sink was SO shiny, I couldn't stop looking at myself, and have only now, been able to turn away!!


I was a naughty flybaby.

We went to Target on Sat., they were clearancing their garden toys

I bought the cutest coil hose witha caterpillar nozzle. I also bought a little alligator handbroom set so the kids can clean up :LOL

What kind of Hail Mary's do we say here?


I am caught up on laundry, sheets are changed, upstairs bathroom is clean and I finally put the new accessories in there. (we painted and put a new border in there).

I have been decluuttering...but need some clean sweep days!

Thanks for missing me

~Joan, Happy mom to 2 beautiful kiddos, one new puppy and 2 lovely felines
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If you bought something at Target- throw out as many items that you bought with your Target bag. It really works!

"The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly out distances us."
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We went to Target today too ( I got some really cool stuff for the families I am about to fairy) and a sno cone maker to make our own.
So I have to go through the kitchen and ditch something. But not sure what because ds and I flung the snot out of it several months ago and only have left what we use.
My two boys got a book/toy combo at sams and they have already flung their bring one in get rid of one

Now I just need to get rid of the box in the floor LOL
I have done the evening routine in the lr and ds still has some sam's stuff to put away( I am having a teen meeting here monday evening so had to get some case sized stuff lol)
I need to go finish cleaning off the kitchen table ..
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We had our tub reglazed 10 days ago, had to spent 4 nights at relatives, and the house is a disaster again. How could it have gotten so bad when we were barely there???? : In any event, today is another day, and even though I didn't do my morning routine, I will resume tonight (I'm saying it here so I'm accountable to y'all).
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My flylady stuff didn't come today

Chasing Peace it is weird isn't it? We were gone most of thurs, most of Friday all sat and most of sunday but the house still needed the house blessing ( and t&f i had done my routines) and I kept thinking "HOW HOW HOW did it get this way???"
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