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#31 of 45 Old 12-17-2002, 08:20 PM
 
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Wow a barn. cool.
I'm going to try to do at least 15 min. of the yoga tape tonight before I crash. I 'll see if dh will watch the kiddos for me. Where there's a will there's a way, eh?
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#32 of 45 Old 12-17-2002, 11:20 PM
 
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We're country folk. We pulled out the horse stalls and added a few windows, now we can work out while overlooking the chicken coop, with a nice view of pasture and sunset behind it.
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Just wanted to let ya all know that I put my flylady on no mail fro now and I won't be checking in for a while. Too much going on right now.
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Okay, you all have peaked (sp?) my curiosity, but I have never heard of the Flylady before. Is this a book?

Sorry to barge in, but sounds like something that would be helpful to me!

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www.flylady.net

Sorry I haven't been around in awhile, just super busy.
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Thanks. I'll check it out!

Chrissy, lucky mama to Noah (9), Lilah (6), Rowan (3) and Laney (1).
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OK, better late than never.

Signed on.

With caveats:

1. Can't do the sink-shine thing. Will clean scrupulously, but there's a limit to my ... sanity ...

2. Will dress almost-to-the-shoes. Have senior citizen living below us, apartment life & all that, shoes will be instantly accessible but not on the feet.

So does that make me a failure already?



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#38 of 45 Old 12-25-2002, 05:05 PM
 
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b'h

any suggestion on how to fly with an active 2 year old and a 1 month old baby?

i actually unsubscribed from the mailing list because it was getting too overwhelming not being able to keep up.
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Welcome Amy and Chani.

Amy, I don't so to the shoes either :-)

Chani, my dd is 13 so I don't have any advice, just start with baby steps. I also unsubscribed to the emails as they were overwhelming in volume.

I'm actually doing pretty good. My food and dishes are cleaned up from our family visiting today.
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Hey Chani,
I only have a toddler, no newborn, but I started making the control journal about 2 months ago and it has made all the difference for me. I have my morning, afternoon and evening routines in one section, my weekly routine in a section, and a menu for monday through friday in the third section. Everyday I can open it up and just start going by my list. And even if I get stuck outside chasing frogs for an hour, I can come back in and pick up where I left off. The weekly routine helps me a lot because I wake up knowing generally what I'm doing each day. (Monday and Friday are grocery days, Wed. is errand and post office day, Tues and Thurs are park days...) It helps me know what to do first thing in the morning.
I just started doing the menus, which is saving some money, and I usually have a healthy, simple dinner I can throw together. Nothing fancy, I do a night of spaghetti w/ broccoli and a night of rice/beans/tortillas every week, so it's almost as routine as brushing my teeth
I think the key is to have the lists to help you stay on track, but be flexible and know when to skip things and when to rest.
Of course, with a 1 month old, you should be resting whenever you get the chance, hopefully you can have your DH or a relative help you with the house for a while?
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Wow, I want to join in

I have been "flying" for about 8 months or so. The "stinkin thinkin" was and still can be a big hurdle for me. I always seem to pullmyself back on track though.
I haven't made a control journal yet but can see how much that will help me.

Its funny, i am such an organizing freak that recently i cleared 2 grocery bags full of clutter that consisted of different organizing tools and notebooks i have made I will try and see if i actually use the control journal.

Blessings, Kelly

BTW, last night i was feeling like a slave bc of being so busy with the home, kid, dinner thing while dh got to close the door to his room and do Goddess knows what (?!) He seems to always be able to take a break and do as he pleases.... So i still struggle with thatone. (can you feel the anger?)
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Kelly I so agree with the dh thing. I try to do the flybaby steps and he just can't seem to get on the band wagon! Just yesterday I came down to find the kitchen sink full of soup noodles. YUK!

I've been a flybaby for a few months now and have seen a big difference. I set my clothes out the night before and try my best to keep the sink shinny. Those are the two things I have gotten pretty consistent with. I just add another task if I feel I'm established with the others. Not too much because then I get overwhelmed.

This is a nice thread because we can just say what we have done.

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mom to Theodore (3) and Issac (1)

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It took DH a little while, but he is a neat freak at heart and he has really jumped into the Flylady plan with both feet now. I never actually told him what I was doing, but now he's really familiar with the morning and evening routines, he will just start doing whatever needs to be done without even being asked. I still resent it sometimes when he sits down while I'm working on something, but overall it's definately evened-out, how much work we both do, I try to remind myself of that when I'm feeling resentful. Either that or I ask him to get up off his butt and help me
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My DH is like pigpen, he cannott manage his clutter. Heeven has his own room bc otherwise we would probably be divorced
Right now i am wanting to reclaim some of the spaccethat he "needs". I pointed out to him that i don't have the priviledge of my own space ..(i know, it sounds a tad resentfull)

I realize that the flylady thing is mainly a change in attitude, not spending an entire day doing one or two things, the timer helps to prevent burnout and procrastination.
I know it is not possible to ~make~ him use some of the FL tools, and i have noticed that he is influenced by what i am doing. I also notice that for instance, in the task of cleaning his room,,,he spends *all* day pulling everything down and out into the hallway, and many times he gets it so you can see the floor and even has the bed made (he sleeps there...you know ..time to himself)

Within a day or two, it is back to pigpen. Then he acts so grumpy about having to meet regular tasks for his work or the family



I am trying to change my attitude towards him and his ways. It is what i imagine it is like living with a teenagedboy who guards his own space .

I guess Flylady would say that i have "stinkin thinkin"
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eeeekkk looks like we need a january thread. Sorry I've been busy, and haven't been around much.
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