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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

This month has me dragging on getting back to work. Still need to do a lot of bookwork with my business but I'm just not geared up to do it! Keep putting it off for things like taking a nap, and sewing and watching TV. But I'll get there. Just quietly though. Hubby is off to the doctor with his mother and tomorrow I have haircut duty and another doctor at 11:00 and then an eye exam for her on Thursday at 1:45. Phew. Doctor duty all in one week. She is 92 and seems like she needs to see doctors more and more often. So I have to fit in my stuff where I can. Hopefully after this week, I will feel more like doing what I'm supposed to be doing. January will be over before I realize the month started. Later.

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KASEYCOFF 1/17/2012 3:19PM

    I may not be 92, but I can identify with your M-i-L: I feel as tho I have to see doctors more and more, too, lol...

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

I've heard of Flylady over the years but never ventured to check her out. I must be into the mode of seriously getting organized because this year, I did check her out and joined up. I downloaded her book while I was on the way back from Disneyworld and read it on my IPAD while riding. Whoa! My sink is clean and I am dressed down to the shoes and makeup! I am waiting for hubby to get her with the newspapers that we roll and deliver today and while waiting, I've moved and put away things from my bar hot spot, thrown magazines away and other stuff, and basically kept busy picking up. What's got into me I don't know but Flylady is FUN! There are plenty of other organizing sites out there but she is fun! And I like it to be fun. Making lists is not fun! But her system is fun!

While I was organizing the bar and cleaning it off, I made piles. I took all the quilting stuff I had been accumulating along with about 3 spools of thread back to the quilting room and put them away! Amazing. I put the Christmas stragglers away. I have a pile of fabric and other things to take to my quilt guild meeting tonight. I took things back to my office that were business related and put things away in the china cabinet. The dishwasher is washing dishes as we speak.

AS I said before, Flylady is fun! I haven't mentioned this to my husband yet. I'm just doing it and I will wait to see if he notices. In the meantime, I'm enjoying getting rid of stuff and putting it away. I plan to take a big bag to the goodwill.

So instead of racing around the house by the seat of my pants, picking things up haphazardly, I'm calmly dealing with them one at a time and finding a good home. I even have dinner planned. Later.

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TIRED49 1/16/2012 1:43AM

    This is great! I need to ck that website out!

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JENNY888 1/12/2012 3:43PM

    Congratulations! You sound like you are on to something here. Keep it up.

Comment edited on: 1/12/2012 3:43:49 PM

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I learned a new word today, Clutterfat! Well why not. Clutterfat obviously means an excess of clutter! And I've got plenty of it. So today I received my e-mail from www.zenhabits.com and they are offering a course in Clutterfat! Well you have to pay for the course but if you go to the following link, clutterfreecourse.com/inventory/ you can download their clutterfat inventory list for free. The idea is you have to go into each area of your home, bedroom, bathroom, etc. and count all of your clutter. Interesting. I would say that while you are counting all that clutter you would also be throwing half of it away. I guess that is the idea, throw it away.

I guess I've decided not to go back to work until after our return from DIsneyworld next Tuesday. My bookkeeper has all of my stuff and is setting up a new account for me so I can't get into my books and write checks or do any updating until she brings it back, hopefully this afternoon. I need to put away my stuff from last year but I really don't want to do that today or any day. It is a must thing though in any business so I might have to resign myself to it and get it over with.

So it is a mind opening experience to realize that I am clutterfat as well as just plain fat. Wonder what other kinds of fat are out there? Later.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 1/8/2012 11:12AM

    I need to go to that site! I do have some clutter. After reading the comments. I know that I cannot afford 200.00 so FREESITE here I come! Have a wonderful week!

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SHAMILTON311 1/7/2012 9:21PM

    Every January I do what I call bottoming out the house. Every drawer and closet is upended, desk, cupboards, you name it. It's so freeing! It takes me the entire month, and my mantra becomes," when in doubt, throw it out". Yay and hooray! It makes my family profoundly uneasy.I have two teenage daughters who are always dragging home a bunch of junk and leaving stuff around. My husband calls it the big purge. You bet. If you don't want it gone, put it away. At first, it's hard, but after you get going, you get more able to get rid of all the stuff that keeps piling up. What A stress reliever to be able to find things and have every thing looking neat and nice. What a feeling of accomplishment. Does wonders for my mood.

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VENISEW1 1/5/2012 3:06PM

    Love new words! Thanks for commenting on my blog, best of luck losing lbs & clutter. I am trying to do the same!

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KASEYCOFF 1/4/2012 9:16AM

    Yes, I see what you mean - the course is kind of pricey at nearly 200 bucks...

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Well, I subscribe to a lot of e-mails and newsletters and every once in a while I get one that is revolutionary. Today I heard about www.zenhabits.com and instantly went there to read the blog. This guy says to strive to create a habit, not a resolution. Makes sense to me. My habit this month is to avoid sweets and so far so good. By sweets I mean cake, brownies, pie, candy, ice cream. Especially ice cream which is my worst addiction. We've got klondike bars in the freezer and my goal is to avoid them which I've managed to do for the last few days. So check out zenhabits. Some people actually make a living off of giving their opinions to others! I guess that includes me. AS a decorator, I have lots of opinions and ideas for your home and products to sell. Amazing.

One habit I would like to create is to put something away instead of just throwing it into a pile. Hang up those pants and sweater instead of throwing them on the hamper. Order the product when you sell it. Don't wait six months to get the bookkeeper over to balance the checkbook. Things like that.

So I've subscribed to zenhabits. If I could just overcome one nasty habit this year it would be worth the time. Later.

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MAGA99 1/3/2012 3:53PM

    thanx 4 sharing

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KASEYCOFF 1/3/2012 12:15PM

    You know what you said about 'one in, one out'? I wonder if that could be adapted to getting things out and putting things away...

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ANDI571 1/3/2012 10:59AM

    I agree fully. I never make resolutions. They never seem to work. But doing something over and over again, and making it a habit does work. Even during the time when I gained my 30 pounds back, I kept a lot of the habits I had formed. I think that is the reason I never gained all 60 back.

You are on the right road. Keep on going.

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LJCANNON 1/3/2012 9:57AM

    emoticonI think I could get on board with this!! Resolutions scare me because they so often Fail. But intentionally Creating A Habit? That sounds like something I would enjoy doing.
emoticonThanks for posting this!! emoticon

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Monday, January 02, 2012

So today is the start of the real new year. Yesterday was just a practice day, recovering from the previous night and week and generally still on vacation. Today I was supposed to have an appmt but I've come down with a cold so thought maybe the couple would appreciate not having me out today. So I'll reschedule.

I made it through my first day of my resolution to avoid sweets! We went to see WarHorse and what a good movie. Afterwards, we went to Golden Corral and I did not even venture up to the dessert table. Usually I go for the carrot cake and ice cream and maybe a helping of apple cobbler as well. But I had a fork tine taste of hubby's carrot cake and that was it. I think I can do this.

Back to WarHorse. Prior to the movie, we were subjected to 20 min of previews of future films. One of them was a military film with all kinds of high tech gear and soldiers jumping out of planes, etc. I thought what a contrast to the antiquated and horrible way of fighting in the first world war. Soldiers on horseback with their swords fixed toward the enemy and a devastating result. Hubby hates animals movies. It goes back to Old Yeller when yeller dies and he was a kid and didn't like it. I convinced him this was actually a war movie and it was, for the most part. Not even a romance in it. Except with a horse of course. I would also like to see, We Bought a ZOO! Another animal movie.

So I"m working from an organization calendar and the Spark 30 day calendar this month. The organizer says to apply the one in one out rule. Get a new sweater for Christmas? Get rid of one. Applies to everything I guess. And Spark says to be specific in your goals. And another organizer says to wash the outside of your refrigerator! Dust the back and wash the front sides and handles with hot soapy water or spray cleaner. The inside of mine needs some help as well. Got some food to throw out for sure. The organizer also suggests to update your christmas card list. I don't have one so that won't be on my plate today.

Happy New Year! Later.

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KASEYCOFF 1/2/2012 5:46PM

    I like the 'one in, one out' idea - very useful!

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CARLANNIE 1/2/2012 10:06AM

    It's Monday - great day to start! Me, too.

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