Hi everybody – it’s been a whacktacular week around here. (and it’s only Monday! I know!) My mother-in-law (I’ve mentioned before she’s battling metastatic breast cancer) has been in the hospital the last few days, so if you are a praying sort please lob a few up for her. Otherwise, please send your positive thoughts/warm vibes her way.
So I need some inspiration to keep my house together. Because when my friend who happens to be my husband’s mom is in the hospital and it’s a billion degrees outside and we are cutting/raking/baling hay on the farm…well my house tends to fall apart. I’ve found that I tend to ignore things, which really just makes everything worse. So here’s to keeping my house tidy and my kitchen running, because seriously everything is easier when I can keep those things in order.
You all know how I feel about flylady. I fell off the wagon (again) when we started our painting project, but it’s time to get back on.
Everything needs a place. This ties right into flylady’s decluttering theories – but seriously I need to find a place for things or get rid of them.
If I can’t do it all, whatever I can do in ten minutes is better than nothing. It will be an improvement over the way it was before, and every little bit counts!
Give the kids jobs. They are more than capable, and even if they don’t always do it “my way” it will be better than it was!
DO NOT let the laundry get ahead of me.
Keep the living room presentable and the kitchen clear. That way, no matter what else is happening, I can receive an unexpected visitor or get a meal together without being overwhelmed and depressed later.
Eat simply – raw foods, whole grains, vegetables, fruits. Last night I made the kids grilled cheese sandwiches with apples and blueberries. They found it to be a drool-inducing and moan-inspiring meal.
How do you all keep things together? I’d love some handy tips. Remember, every little thing helps.