52 Weeks…..I’m actually following through!
February 25, 2011 16 Comments
My life is changing, I actually can feel it. Of course after 35 years of working outside the home, and finally having the privilege….yes privilege to be a homekeeper, is definitely helping. I have TIME and I get to choose how to use it each and every day. It is wonderful. Not that I am glad I have been diagnosed with a chronic pain disease, but I have learned (or am learning) to pace myself, exercise and take care of myself. I am quite the homebody. Thank you Laura from www.orgjunkie.com for continuing to help me through this major life shift!
This week’s Questions to Ponder:
1. Do find cluttered surfaces make you a little crazy? They are starting to!
2. Are you managing to stay on top of your 52 weeks list? What list, I am not that organized!
3. Are you being motivated by your successes yet? Definitely….see below!
This week I continued clearing surfaces. After last week’s success with the dining room and continuing it this week:
I immediately started on the kitchen. Why do I continually have crap on my drainboards? Habit I would imagine. Time to start a new habit and boy did I!! I cleaned everything off, evening cleaning off the microwave that normally has a bunch of crap on it. Yes those are soapsuds in the sink, I just finished cleaning up after making breakfast and lunch for DH this morning.
I even put my WW stuff in a drawer and moved all the packets and stuff from that drawer into a nice little dollar store basket. I know, I know, we should not buy before we know what we are organizing, but I think a few small baskets to have ready for this kind of little project is nice, especially since I hate leaving home!
I also prepurchased this cute little wire basket also from the Dollar Store:
I think DH is really liking the new organized me…(haha that’s an oxymoron). Last night when I got home from my weekly pain group he had beef stroganoff simmering on the stove and nary a dirty dish in site.
Now my husband did all the cooking and grocery shopping from our 3rd year of marriage (when I went back to work full-time with 2 toddlers) up until when I quit work last August. I was his scullery maid…. for 30 years! We had quite the dance down, he would open a can and dump contents, I would rip off label, rinse out and toss in recycling, he would chop vegetables, I would grab the knife and throw it in the soapy water…..then he would start looking for it because he was not done with it…..
So to come home to spotless counters AND dinner simmering was quite the change for him too. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?? These two old dogs are doing pretty well I think!
Visiting each and every entry every single week of this challenge is really helping me with new ideas and staying excited about the progress we are all making. Thank you everyone!