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Old 01-07-2007, 11:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've decided to try it for 31 days. What's the worst that can happen? Okay actually I can imagine horrific things happening, like wanting to take flylady and stick her where the sun does NOT shine but I'll give it a shot

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When do we start? I could use a refresher.

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Eh, too many emails.

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I signed up a few years ago and didn't have time to clean because I got 1,000 emails an hour from Miss Flylady.
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I'm NOT signing up for the emails... I'm just commiting to the 31 days of baby steps. No emails. Just a thing to do each day for 31 days.

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I did it a while back and actually got a lot accomplished. I'm game for doing it another 30 days and learn a new "habit"

You can change the email settings on the site for one per day instead of 100+ every day if you'd like. I might check and see if you can make it a weekly email instead...
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Oh....I might be in...

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I'm NOT signing up for the emails... I'm just commiting to the 31 days of baby steps. No emails. Just a thing to do each day for 31 days.
Well if that's the case, sure I will do it.

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Just click in the link in the OP -- it just has 31 tasks, one for each day. So I'm starting with that, not ready for 25153265 emails a day. :

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I cant do the shoe thing! But its a good system but avoid the emails if all possible.

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I'm hoping my Crocs count

Here's my shined sink!

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double post.....

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hmmm, I may be in too. I did it a yr or two ago and the e-mails killed me, but if I do a daily digest or something it wouldn't be too bad.

Nice sink! I may as well get the BS out and scrub mine right now.

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i might be in for the 31 baby steps and no e-mail if we can start day one on Monday ... too late for me to shine a sink tonight. besides i am nak and there's no way baby girl is letting go of the boob right now. :smile
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I'm in! I've joined before and dropped out several times before, but this time I think I can do it!!! (Of course, I may just be nuts to even try with a 4 month old and a 21 month old )
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I'm in! I actually started yesterday, so I'm going onto day 3 of Flylady. I set the email to daily digest as I already have too many emails to read

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I'll give it another try, yes, the emails made me ... dizzy, to say the least...
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that looks neat... i didnt see that page either of the other times i tried it and dropped out, lol.... im in for a month

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I would love to do Fly Lady but I never even made it past day one.

I just can't keep my sink dry! Or dishes out of it! The moment I do the dishes, clean out the sink, make it all pretty and shiny, DP goes and eats a PB&J sandwich and tosses a sticky knife in the sink.

I wish she had a version directed towards moms who work out of the house 40 hours a week. *That* I could use!
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I wish she had a version directed towards moms who work out of the house 40 hours a week. *That* I could use!
I work out of the house 40+ hours a week and have been doing flylady (with varying degrees of success/committment) for years. It can be done, just takes a little bit of tweaking.

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I'm in too!! I just started on my own again, then came across the beginnings of this thread in sahm area. Boy do I miss how my house looked when I was consistantly using her system!! I don't mind the emails - I just read the subject line and delete. Hope fully I won't fall off the wagon with others doing it too!

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I'm hoping my Crocs count

Here's my shined sink!
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I'll do it! I was on a roll more than a year ago, had long since ditched the e-mails and had my daily/weekly routines and control journal (binder)...then...fell off the wagon.

I'd already dug out my binder today, then came across this thread.

Yea to us!
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I need to get back on the plan. I start classes the 16th and won't be getting home until 8:30-9pm but I think I can manage to do a 15 minute routine..

I hate the emails. no emails for me.
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I'm hoping my Crocs count

Here's my shined sink!
Wow! Your sink looks AWESOME!!!

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well, my sink was cleaned before bed last night, so day one is a "check"
im not dressed yet, but i will be in a little bit, lol

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I would love to do Fly Lady but I never even made it past day one.

I just can't keep my sink dry! Or dishes out of it! The moment I do the dishes, clean out the sink, make it all pretty and shiny, DP goes and eats a PB&J sandwich and tosses a sticky knife in the sink.
Well, concerning this sink issue - you only shine your sink at night (is my understanding). The point is to get up to a clean sink in the morning.

My sink never really looks nice because it's not stainless steel plus it's old and all scratched up. I go for a clean and empty sink.

Oh, anyway, sign me up! I actually started on my own and tomorrow will be day 9 for me. I imagine those of us who already started the month of baby steps will just continue on where we are.

I've never done flylady before but I am very motivated....OK, not overly motivated, but I'm sticking to the plan so far

Every thread about flylady has people complaining about all the e-mails. Although I can see where it would be annoying you can sign up for less e-mails and also you can use your delete button.

When you first read the intro thing for people just starting out, she tells you not to pay any attention to all the e-mails and to just delete them. Then on day 4, or something, she tells you to set the timer for 2 minutes and read some of the e-mails, then delete the rest. To me this is reasonable. Also, none of the e-mails need to be opened. The reminder is in the subject line. I just click delete or "mark as read" and it goes away.
I figure they're there if I need them and if not I delete them and forget it. Maybe there will come a time that I won't want any or I might want fewer, but right now it keeps me on track. I feel like someone is standing over me, and that is what I need.

I'm waiting to get a timer because I am not so sure that I will end up using one. I'm waiting to see. So far I have not used one. Obviously I have a kitchen timer but it is too loud and my dd doesn't like it, so I am not going to go around setting it for 2 and 5 min. all over the house.

These baby steps are working for me because I could have never gotten myself to just jump in to any program - ever....OK, well at least not for more than a day.

I'm excited about this thread

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Oh, I forgot - This going to bed at a decent hour is going to be a real problem for me. We'll see if I end up changing my ways. Right this second I am only mildly interested in going to bed before midnight.

We unschool, so we do whatever we want. DD and I are both night owls, but it has gotten carried away lately and I would benefit from starting my day before the afternoon : Also, if I went to bed before midnight I would have to get dd to do the same and she just started staying up super late a few days ago and is all excited about it.
Also, staying up late has always been the only time I have to myself - we'll see how it goes.

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Well I did it LOL Although I won't get to wake up to a clean sink as DH puts his cereal bowl in there in the morning

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Well I did it LOL Although I won't get to wake up to a clean sink as DH puts his cereal bowl in there in the morning
just ask him to play along and put his cereal bowl on the counter instead

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