I posted a while back about needing to get back into some kind a routine and I have still not taken the time to get in that routine. I found a blog today called Home Sanctuary and wouldn't you know it, she's an organizational genius (my words, not hers)! She has this group called Company Girls that do Small Things together. It sounded interesting to me, and the three posts I read about getting a schedule that works for you was music to this girl's ears. I tried the Flylady routine once and it stressed me out. I know that it's great to go to bed with a clean kitchen sink (her main sticking point), but oddly enough some days I prefer to wash the dishes from the night before while I'm making dinner for the current day. Weird and maybe lazy, but it works for me. She's failed the Flylady routine herself and I found that rather cool in a bonding sort of way. What really grabbed me though, was Rachel has sample plans for both Stay at Home Moms AND Work Outside the Home Moms. This is wonderful because most of what I've ever seen is aimed towards Stay at Home Moms and it's not anywhere close to workable for the others.
I'm going to try it. Today I won't get a lot done since I've spent the morning cuddling with my little one watching DVR'd NCIS: Los Angeles and we've got to get cleaned up for volleyball games this afternoon. I am going to at least get the list she suggested together and tomorrow I'll work on the schedule while I'm sitting at volleyball practice. Since I LOVE lists and charts, I should do good with this setup. I'll have to be sure to set time for my plants too. This morning I went out to turn the heater off in the greenhouse during a commercial and ended up back out there with my camera and scissors. I have blooms starting on an unnamed Sedum to be share and needed to trim back the dead stems on the Vick's Plant. While I was out there, I went ahead and pulled the cover off of the succulent tub and pulled a few of the baby 'Mother of Millions' out to bring in the house. I'm worried they're going to die and that would not make me happy. I think I need daily time for the plants!!
The last two weeks have been spent trying to figure out why our oldest was experiencing severe stomach pains. Finally after missing ten days of school right after the Christmas break, we got an answer and she's back to her normal self! Hallelujah!!!!! It's hard to get into any kind of a schedule when your normal routine's been run a muck, so now we should be able to make some progress. I suppose I don't have an excuse not to get back on the treadmill now, do I? Darn!