Friday, August 5, 2011


So, my house is usually in a state of what The Fly Lady refers to as C.H.A.O.S. (Can't Have Anybody Over Syndrome)!  I go through phases where I work really hard to keep everything neat and orderly and then something throws a slight kink in my routine and everything falls apart.

 I am not like one of the people you'd see on hoarders or fact I am quite the opposite....I am pretty adamant about throwing crap away.  I freecycle, I give to Goodwill and those lovely people who mail out the cards or leave bags on your doorknob and come pick up your excess crap from your front porch (God bless those people!), and we recently had a huge garage sale and got rid of more junk.  But somehow my house turns into a disaster area on a daily basis. 

My two girls can get out every toy they own and have them strewn about the floor faster than I can even get the words "Get one thing out, play with it, put it away," out of my mouth!  Ahh, those words, "Get one thing out, play with it, put it away."  I must have heard those words 2,000 times a day as a child...and it never sunk in!  And now, here is my payback!  I have two little "me's" running around! Sorry Mom and Dad for all of the headaches I caused you!!

Anyway, the point of this post is to announce that I am getting back on the "Organized Wagon."  I WILL keep my house in decent shape.  I WILL make my bed everyday.  I WILL make sure the dishes are done before I go to bed.  I WILL empty the dryer when the clothes are done (and remember to move my clothes from the washer before they get stinky and I have to rewash them...a common problem).  I WILL make sure my girls have picked up their toys before bedtime.  I WILL, I WILL!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Countdown to School!

Anna has been asking and asking how long it will be until she gets to start Pre-K.  So I finally threw together this little countdown chart.  Everyday we move her princess down a slot.  Macy will be starting back to daycare the week before Anna starts school (because of in service days) so her little blue princess is a week ahead of Anna's.  They both get excited about moving their princesses every day.  I hope their enthusiasm continues.  Mommy has ZERO enthusiasm because the first day of school means the first day of work for me...blech!