Here we go!
Monday, September 02, 2013
Today is an UP day. Very up. This sort of day is when I feel I can conquer anything, run around doing lots of stuff, and makes my mother worry that I am bipolar. But I can see change a-comin', and I am loving it!
Two weeks ago I took a big step. I decided that I was going to just MOVE. Trying to find a job was driving me nuts and dragging me down. Nobody was interviewing on Mondays, and I didn't feel like I could really take any more time off from my current job to go up there to look, not and cover all my bills and gas and stuff... And then my Dad said something profound, "You ought to just move up here and then try to find a job." Not long after my Mom and I agreed it might be best. Then I conferred with my aunt whose house I am moving into, since I won't have rent money right off, and she told me to just come on. With this support, and all the comments I have had the past couple of months about "I don't see why you haven't just moved" and "When are you going to be here permanently again?" I took a deep breath and gave notice at my job. Sept 27 will be my last day at Zaxby's. Unless someone decides I need to come work for them before. I feel like this tremendous weight has been taken from my shoulders! I can do anything for "4 more weeks". That gives me time to clean this house and pack it and move it a piece at a time. And by moving things something like 12 boxes at a time, it allows me to take things to the new house, unpack them, and bring the boxes back to fill again. Not only does this keep me from feeling overwhelmed at the unpacking, it also helps me to weed things out that I don't want to keep gradually, and to see this place get cleaner and cleaner as the weeks go by.
Last night, one of my friends mentioned a website/person who has helped her be more organized at home and declutter her life. She isn't completely decluttered - she homeschools her 3 boys! - but I am always amazed at how picked up her house looks (mostly) when I go by. So today I started the program on Flylady.net. I am officially a FlyBaby!! Today I cleaned my sink. I mean scrubbed it good so it seriously shines. That's the only thing you should do on Day 1 of the Getting Started program. I did also manage to do several other things, including packing 2 boxes of books and getting 2 boxes of things ready to go to the thrift store. Oh, and a bag of clothes for the homeless mission. And her big thing, which I love love LOVE? Get a timer. Set it for 15 min and do something to declutter. It could be a drawer, or a shelf in your closet. Just focus on that 1 thing for 15 min. That is how I got my clothes packed! I went into the bedroom, set a timer for 15 min and cleaned out the closet. Then I went into the kitchen and straightened up some of it for 15 min. Then worked on the bathroom for 15 min. And then - and this is the best part - when you have done three 15 min blocks - you get to REST FOR 15 MIN!! And then I repeated! Just seeing how much I can do in one area for 15 min amazes me! I don't think I have seen that much floor in my bedroom in about a year.
I also discovered last night on YouTube Shimmy! My favorite "exercise" program! And Amazon currently has the seasons on sale for $37.50. I may invest in one season when I get paid in a couple of weeks. that is not only something for me, it's a step towards my exercise goals. I had access to it on TV about 5 years ago, and did 2 episodes (1 hour) of Shimmy once a week for about 6-8 months. I trimmed my belly and waist so much I went from a size 20-22 to a size 16-18 in pants. I want that again so much!
Well my 15 min of rest after lunch is about up, and I decided only to work until 5 on the house. Then I am going to shower and sit down to knit and watch a movie. Because I deserve it!!!