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.

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.