Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Holding It Down

There are some days when I am holding down this fort.  Ask me again tomorrow.

No I have not showered, but I have changed my clothes numerous times, due to a tiny person's bodily fluids  I have fed one child 5 times and the other one 2.  I have gotten some things done today.  Can I get a woo-hoo?


January is a fresh start every year.  I don't believe in New's Years Resolutions, but I do like to get a handle on my "season".  Yes, I know it's almost February, and I am just now getting a handle on my season...moving on!

In the past few weeks I decided to get a GRIP.

Here is what I vowed to do:  and P.S. I know it is rare, but today I got it all done!!!  Ask me tomorrow.

Make a MEAL PLAN each week.
check...this has helped my attitude about cooking and grocery shopping.

Make and use a CLEANING PLAN.  I blogged about it here.
Today I did a bathroom and my kitchen bc my hubby was off yesterday, and I was lazy!

Do some sort of EXERCISE 3 times a week (hey, it's a start)
This morning Jillian kicked my back side, and my toddler's...he actually uttered the words "I'ma sleepy" before nap today.  Yes, he sounds Italian.  He also says "I canna do it-a-bya my self!"
I love you Jillian Michaels!

Complete SCHOOL TIME twice a week.
We started the letter E this week and he is still loving it...he asks me to do it EVERYDAY.  I hope he keeps this excitement for learning up.  We aren't doing much, but he's only almost 3!  Something is better than nothing right now. 

Work out my "WORK SCHEDULE".  I clean two houses twice a month.  My old schedule was making me NUTS!  It was always changing and some weeks were super crazy while others were just crazy. It made me crazy.  Now I have decided on a rotation that just ties up every Wednesday.  Isn't that simple?  Why didn't I think of it before?  Why didn't I think of it at all?  Thanks Dear Mama for listening to me vent and offering up your awesome advice.  If you want to give her a call to help you fix all your problems, her number is...

On top of all this I also worked to protect our neighborhood wildlife.  Some fool was shooting the geese in the marsh across the street from our house.  I put in an emergency call to 911, luckily someone else had already reported it.  Unfortunately, this call probably put me over my limit for placing emergency calls.  Some not so emergency-ish.  Hopefully they wipe the slate clean for 2011?  I guess I will have to stick to citizen's arrests, if not.
So in conclusion, today I held it down!!!  Ask me tomorrow.


LB said...

I'm so glad you liked Jillian's video!! And in twenty minutes--isn't it great!! I did it today during John's morning nap. And I am impressed at all that you got done. I still haven't figured out a good housecleaning plan, and John's first birthday is quickly approaching.

Oh, and don't you love The Holy Experience blog? I love the way she writes. And I agree with all that you said a/b Mary H. She's so great.

Mary said...

Y'all are just too sweet to me, sometimes I have to pinch myself when I see what wonderful friends God has blessed me with !! re: Holy Experience blog...I have gotten addicted, I just keep browsing through old posts because they are so good, and I need to spend LESS time on the computer, not more! haha!