Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Don't Need the Junk Drawer

Today, I was inspired by Nony at A Slob Comes Clean to clean up the junk drawer. It is something that I just don't think about and let it fill up with crap. Why would I want to have "place" to keep things that need to be put away??? Sometimes I am just amazed at my logic. What to do first? Take a picture for my blog. Let's call this the "Before Picture."

So then I got one of my reusable grocery bags and I just tossed it all in...to get the drawer empty. I was really surprised to see all the sewing needles in the bag of the drawer. I put those in the pin cushion in my daughter's sewing kit. It occurs to me that I need my own pin cushion...although I rarely sew. We shall see.  After sorting out the old pens and numerous emory boards and tossing those into the trash, I started putting things where they belonged. When I was done, the drawer was empty! Nothing left in my junk drawer.

Well for YEARS I have not had enough room for all my kitchen towels and dish rags. Now I do! The junk drawer has been re-purposed for something I actually needed. Woo Hoo! And here is the after pic.

I'm sharing this post over at A Slob Comes Clean for her May Decluttering Update. Thanks for letting me link up. Hopefully my decluttering will really take off like Nony's!!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Here I am again. Posting a second blog. This morning I didn't get up and walk...I slept in. I need to start counting my food points but I don't want to during this week of Memorial Day and then we go to the beach. The girls are gone to their grandparents this week and I didn't have to make them breakfast. But, I made coffee for me and my husband. I cleaned up my bedroom and watered the plants.  We got lunch at Subway and ate it in the car.  We planted some new plants in planters. They were some weird plant that I didn't really like but my husband liked it and I gave in on it because it isn't really that big of a deal...still wish we would have just gotten purple petunias for the pots, but trying to not sweat the small stuff.

It is 5:20 pm and I am about to make us some dinner...I am thinking a can of beef stew and some bread. Simple and easy.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Make My Day!

This is me. I decided that it is up to me to live my best life possible. I want to keep up with my expectations of me. Some people have it all together. I am not one of those people. I live each day and end it thinking I could have done better but mostly feeling tired and worn out and not very proud. I made a list of my daily to dos that would MAKE MY DAY. They aren't spectacular...just so so stuff. I can make this change and I am going to do it.

Here is my list.

6 am. Go walking and take a shower and get dressed with make up and shoes for people.
Everyday I say I will start exercising and I never get to it. Now I will do it first before breakfast. And showering...yes I need to write it down. I do get dressed, but it isn't really dressed for people, I mean so many times I am not even showered so my clothing is usually like an old shirt and some jeans and no socks.  No, I am not kidding.

7am. Make Breakfast and Beds.
I would feel better about myself if I made the kids breakfast. My kids eat cereal and peanut butter crackers for breakfast...which is okay, but I want to make breakfast for them. At least I will make my own if they want to continue with their routines, but I will be available for making breakfast. :)

8am. Cleaning the House.
Oddly I don't see my house as that bad, but still not as good as it could be. I am going to start taking pictures of before and after and really see how much more I can improve. I love taking pictures and I am pretty good about avoiding rooms with hot spots. An hour of dedicated housecleaning everyday could really make my home look great. It would give me time for decorating too, which I don't really do much, I used to be very artistic and creative and I need to nurture that in me again.

9am. Watering the plants and feeding the dogs.
Gotta be done and I am putting it on the list.

10am. Have a morning snack. I know this would help my over-eating and my weight to have some fruit in the mornings. So, I will be adding fruit.

11am. Sit and watch my stories (LOL)
I always miss Dr. Oz. I get distracted with other things and I miss his show. I want to watch so it goes on the list!

12 pm. Make Lunch for me and the kids and clean up

1pm. Get meat dethawing for dinner.

2pm. Work-out with weights OR run shopping errands.

3pm. Have a protein rich snack

4pm. Read or Ride Bikes with the kids

5pm. Cooking Dinner

6pm. Eating and Clean-up

7pm. Last Clean up around house. Feed dogs.

8pm. Help girls start getting ready for bed

9pm. Shower and brush teeth and put on gown.

10 pm. Go to bed.

Change is good. I am ready to get it all done!