Chaos, disorganisation and clutter - Goodbye

I am the Queen of procratination, disorder, mess, chaos, clutter and all that...Okay well maybe not. But I'm sick of it. I want a change. I want to find things when I need them. I want to enjoy my home. I want time for me. This blog is for me to just talk about how I'm going. I'm probably going to post a lot of to do and ta da list. I'm hoping this will spark some kind of light in me and keep me going on this journey.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Slow Start today.

It’s definitely been a slow start today. I slept in this morning until after 7pm. I haven’t been sleeping well and I took something to help me sleep last night…and sleep I did. Smile Anyway DS was already up and almost ready for school when I got up. He even made me a cuppa tea. Smile Actually I am very proud of his effort this morning. He made lunches for both himself and his sister and put out the vitamins. Then once he was ready for school he did some work on his assignment. Sometime kids surprise us that way. Usually I have to constantly remind him to get his routines done. Anyway back to my day so far. I haven’t done much on my MR yet. I put the washing in the machine last night and set it to be ready at 6am this morning but it’s still waiting for me to put it on the line. I need to finish stripping mine and DD’s bed and put the sheets through the wash.Confused smile But I’ll get to it soon. DH came with me to drop the kids to school and we went to the butcher to get some rump. We stopped in town quickly on the way home and I went into Lincraft to get some wool (50% offOpen-mouthed smile) while DH ducked into the Christian Bookstore. Well I guess it time I stop procrastinating here and get some work done.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Not A Good Start

Well I didn’t sleep well last night did I and now I’m tired. And it’s raining still, which is great for the plants and such but not good for me. Today is my house blessing day but I’m wondering if all the cleaning is worth pushing myself to do when wet boots will only drag in more to do….sigh….I have washing to catch up on too and I can’t put it all in the dryer either…. Motivation has totally left me today…. I did get all my morning routine done though and I am happy about that so I will push myself to try to get more done today….

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Focus on Routines

This week all the kids after school and evening activities start again. So that means my weeks will be even busier.


  • House Blessing
    • Empty and clean bins
    • Dusting
    • Clean mirrors and glass
    • Vacuum
    • Mop
    • Change sheets every 2nd week
  • Finalise Shopping list
  • Do grocery shopping
  • 5pm – 7pm Martial Arts


  • Business course 9am-3pm
  • Quick clean of inside fridge
  • 4pm-5.30pm Chess Club for DS
  • Run errand while DS is at Chess Club
  • 3.30pm-4.30pm Book Club every 2nd Tuesday of Month for DD
  • 6.30pm-8.30pm Girls Brigade for DD
  • Put bins out


  • Business course 9am-3pm
  • Do any paperwork that needs doing
  • Wash rat cage
  • 5.30-8pm Choir Practice for DD


  • Business Course 9am-3pm
  • 4pm-? Youth Life Group (Bible study group) for DS (doesn’t start for another week)
  • 6.30pm – ? Worship team practice for DH and maybe DD and me (not every week but fairly often)
  • 7.30pm – ? Church Board Meeting for DH once a month


  • Woo hoo –no course
  • Morning Cuppa, Chat and Chat with my Best Friend
  • Life Group for whole family (doesn’t start for another week but not sure what time yet)


  • Family day
  • Once a month DH hosts a men's breakfast here. Luckily my involvement is minimal


  • 9am Zone (Sunday School) for kids
  • 10.30am church service.

Now if I’m going to successful get back into these weekly routines without burning out I need to focus on my daily routines such as Morning, Afternoon and Evening routines and try to get the kids to do the same.

Morning Routine – It looks a lot but I’ve divided things up into smaller bits and I’m usually up at 5.30am

  • Make bed
  • Put a load of washing on
  • Exercise
  • Bible Reading and Journaling
  • Put laundry on line
  • Shower and dressed
  • Hair
  • Face
  • Swish and swipe
  • Have breaky
  • Vitamins/Meds
  • Feed rats
  • Make/Pack Lunches
  • Brush teeth
  • Wash up breaky dishes
  • Check hot spots
  • Shine sink

Afternoon Routine

  • Empty inside rubbish bins
  • Take time for me
  • Folding
  • Ironing
  • Exercise
  • Start Dinner

Before Bed Routine

  • Hot Spots
  • What's for dinner tomorrow?
  • Wash up
  • Wipe kitchen benches and table
  • Shine Sink
  • Layout Clothes for Tomorrow
  • Brush Teeth
  • Write out tomorrow's to-do list
  • Write in Diary

I’ll let you know how this week goes

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I stumble but I refuse to fall

As I sit here now I have just finished catching up with a heap of washing up. I can believe I let them pile up…grrr at me…my bed is currently unmade at 5pm in the afternoon and I barely did any of my morning routine…and …I can honestly say…I felt like crumbling and just having a good old cry…but I didn’t and I haven’t and I won’t…why…because even if I stumble…which we all do sometimes…I refuse to fall…and even if I do fall I will pick myself up again and just keep moving… I will accept that sometimes I get sick or my back acts up or…anything else that mucks up my routine happens…maybe I won’t like it when that happens…heck…I’ll hate it when that happens…but I won’t let it destroy me.

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Friday To Do List

  • Do Wii fit check....DONE....WOOHOO LOST ANOTHER .1 KG
  • Make kids lunches...DONE BY DD
  • Decide what's for dinner
  • Belinda coming for Cuppa, Chat and Craft...still working on Cross stitch Christmas ornaments
  • Find Jobsearch internet detail...DONE...THANK YOU GOD...COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU
  • Fix up referees for Resume
  • Apply for jobs at Bunnings, Coles, Woolies, BigW
  • Ring pet shop re: Rat Cage
  • Type up DD's story DONE
  • Do 30min training on Wii
  • Clean out Bathroom cabinet.
  • Thorough clean of Bathroom sink and walls around it (maybe)
  • Scrub Bathroom floor (maybe)
  • Email friend in Spain

Think that'll do...

Luv and Hugs
God Bless

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Okay so who’s in charge here?


Okay I've seriously had it with myself....I mean who or what's in control of me.....I let other people's opinions, circumstance....everything affect me....and way too much these's like I'm in a deep hole and I'm making the mistake of digging to get out....I need a ladder here....oh I guess I'm being too melodramatic...I can't say my life is that bad...but then why does it overwelm me so....I think another problem is I'm shockingly bad at taking baby steps....when I what something...I WANT IT NOW....NO WAITING...NO DOING IT BIT BY BIT...NOW..okay now that I've got that off my chest how do I do this? What is this I hear you ask. okay.

    I want my house clean
    I want my house decluttered
    I want DS to stop lying and being disobedient
    I want DD to loose her attitude
    I want to be able to study next year
    I need a job
    I need to get fit
    I need to stop hating myself
    I need to make time for me to do things that fill my bucket
    I need to get the kids to be more organised and helpful
Hey that's the short version
I know I've started on my bathroom but why haven't I finished it. I'm a starter not a finisher yet I get so much satisfaction from finishing things...
Ok there's my out burst.

Luv and Hugs
God Bless

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Not enough sleep last night

Why why why... Why couldn't I sleep last night? Well I did sleep a little but when I did I had these full on dreams that seemed to leave me more tired than before. Dh is off to a Leadership Conference in Brisbane this afternoon. He gets back on Saturday night. I have avon brochures to pick up this afternoon too and I need to do some deliveries and drop the brochures back out tomorrow afternoon. My house is a bombsite and I really just want to go back to bed. No fair. I am definitely having a nap later today. Well I better go and try to get my morning routine done. I still have to.
a.. Take my vitamins
b.. brush my teeth
c.. make the bed
d.. swish and swipe
e.. make sure the kids lunches are packed
f.. give Angel (the dog) her antibiotics
g.. wash up
h.. shine the sink
i.. Bible reading and devotions.
Luv and Hugs
God Bless