Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Did anyone else get the spins just reading the Flylady site?
I just visited and I thought I would faint from the lists of things to do! Maybe I'm just the laziest person on the planet, but I can't imagine having that much stuff to take care of.
Maybe I just didn't realize how much stuff it's possible to have on a daily list. I don't have pets, plants, mirrors in bedrooms or hallways or living rooms, candles, or film; I don't bathe twice a day (shower in the morning and bubble bath at night); I only have sneakers so I don't polish shoes; I never send cards or letters; I only have to go to the post office about every 3-4 months and I only go to the bank once a month (no hurry to balance the checkbook - I leave in enough to pay the bills and take out cash for groceries and gas once a month - what's to balance?); no dishwasher to unload since we use 7-14 fewer gallons of water per day washing dishes by hand once a day; and Date Night? I let my honey know when I'm about to be fertile and then we do it like hormonal rabbits for three days and don't bother each other til next month! (But I am perimenopausal and we're old so it works for us!)
I absolutely DO love her morning and evening meditation/ prayer time, though. I think that's probably the most important "task" of the day, and it's usually the one we throw out first. (Does Mothering.dot have a spirit forum?) I don't need a "renew the spirit day"; I want to be spiritual when my daughter asks me if she can go to the mall and when I'm grocery shopping and when somebody cuts me off in traffic. That's when I need it the most!
I'm glad when I have nothing to do every day at least for some period of time. Even when I had little ones, the best days were the ones we made sure we had nothing to do time so we could go for a walk or cuddle or whatever we FELT like. But I just don't want to miss living today just to take care of stuff I won't miss when I'm dead! I don't mean to be critical; I guess I'm just a bit flustered and surprised at the scope of that site.
American in Australia; fiber artist; craft blogger; 2 grown kids; Aspergers