Mama_McD's Journal

Daily Life and Musings of Mama_McD

   Remember my Journal post awhile back?  "Archangel Jophiel; Clear Your Space"?  Well, that was just the beginning of my desire to get the clutter out of my home.  I must admit, it has become somewhat of an obsession.  As if I am being driven by unseen forces to finally get myself & my home organized!  I've never been this motivated for this long about cleaning house, so something must be behind this insane urge.  I've felt "stuck" for such a long time.... and my spirit is telling me that once I get organized, clear out the clutter, and retrain myself on how to keep it that way, I'll finally be able to move forward.  So I re-started the FlyLady thing.  Right now I'm on day 17 of BabySteps!  If you don't know what FlyLady is, you can check it out here; http://www.flylady.net/ or stop by the group here on CM, "Fluttering Flybabies".  I am mostly posting this journal for my own personal reference, just a place to check in and remind myself of the routines I'm trying to establish for myself.  So here is my "Control Journal" for now (Subject to change as I add things as I go along!!)

At this very moment I can accomplish anything I want with my own willpower & Spirit!

I can do anything for 15 minutes at a time!!

I can't organize clutter - I CAN get rid of it!!

Morning Routine;
Dress To Shoes
Hair & Make-up
Breakfast / Vitamins / Water
Feed the Cat
Kids Dressed / Hair / Shoes
Unload Dishwasher
Shine The Sink
Check Calendar / Reminders
What's For Dinner?

Daily Routine
Laundry - Sort, Wash, Dry
5 minute Room Rescue - Bathroom
Swish & Swipe
Hot Spot Firedrill
5 minute room rescue - Livingroom
15 minutes Decluttering in Zone
Zone Mission
Kitchen Rescue- Sink, Countertops, Floor
Laundry - Fold & Put Away
Take Out Trash

Bedtime Routine
"Hot Spot FireDrill"
Wash Dishes / Run the Dishwasher
Shine The Sink
Feed the Cat
Put Out Clothes For Tommorrow
Set Alarm - Go To Bed!  No Later than 10:30!

BabySteps - http://www.flylady.net/pages/begin_babysteps.asp
FlyZones - http://www.flylady.net/pages/FlightPlan.asp
Control Journal - http://www.flylady.net/pages/FLYingLessons_Journal.asp
FlyLady Eleven Commandments - http://flylady.net/pages/FLYingLessons_11commandments.asp
my DECLUTTERING CHECKLIST & MOTIVATION

Fluttering Flybabies Group - http://www.cafemom.com/group/11967

*note * ~ To some people, this may seem like simple, mundane, everyday stuff.  It's true, it is.  But I am not one of those people to whom the domestic housewife stuff comes easily.  I am a working mom of three kids, with a busy social life and lots of projects and goals.  I am simply trying to train myself to keep a routine and make this stuff a part of my daily life... to keep the clutter & chores from building up and becoming a source of stress for me.

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Mommy...
Nov. 14, 2008 at 9:11 AM

Very COOL!  I'm working on deep cleaning/decluttering myself.

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pagan...
Nov. 14, 2008 at 8:26 PM

Hey Cleaning Buddy! You inspire me!  I joined FlyLady and Fluttering Flybabies as an attempt to domesticate myself, since no one else seems to be able to do it! haha! But you inspire me and I'm glad you're my cleaning buddy! It's a little easier making myself do "blessings" than to do "chores," and it helps to have someone to be accountable to. I would feel tremendously bad if you were to ask "Did you do any cleaning today?" and I hadn't done a thing! lol! Whenever I get lazy, I just set the timer for 15...  : )

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Mama_McD
Nov. 14, 2008 at 9:54 PM

I know, thanks for being my Cleaning Buddy too!  I just ask myself WWSD?  LOL - what would Stacie Do? LMAO!!  But I can't stop now!  Because after keeping my sink clean for 18 days straight it would be such a shame to let it get dirty again!  I'm slowing down on stuff this week because I've been stressed and feeling a little sick... but I'm at least sticking with my control journal and the BabySteps!

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beani...
Nov. 14, 2008 at 9:57 PM

Good for you!  I love flylady.... there are some groups here on cafemom.  It did wonders for me and now some of the things are finally second nature (lol, shine that sink!)

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imthe...
Nov. 20, 2008 at 10:23 PM

Just wanted to let you know you are doing such an awesome job and I love having you in my group!

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Ktbod...
Dec. 4, 2008 at 10:29 AM

I love your Online Control Journal!  Great job girl!  Keep it up!  Doesn't it feel great to have accomplished your babysteps and be officially FLYing?!?!

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MomTo...
Dec. 8, 2008 at 4:37 PM

Wendy, you really are doing an amazing job! Keep up the GREAT work girl!

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Mama_McD
Dec. 22, 2008 at 8:02 PM

Hi Friends!  I think after Christmas I may start the babysteps again... just need a fresh start!  I fell off my routines when I was sick with the Flu, and then added stress has drained me of motivation for now!  But I can't wait to start FLYing again and get back into my routines and decluttering!!

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tanya777
Dec. 23, 2008 at 1:48 PM

Hey, just wanted to tell you that your doing a wonderful job! Keep up the awesome work! :)

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Lylas...
Dec. 23, 2008 at 6:19 PM

i like this idea,,,,,,,,great jobhappy

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