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FLYbabies, Day 8.....write down your routines.

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Jas Sat 01-Sep-07 06:48:09

day 8

I can't bring myself to create a whole folder dedicated to FLYing, but if you want one, now is the time to start it.

I have made a nice weekly timetable with space on the side for morning and evening routines, and a daily space for houseshold jobs and child-related activities, and stuck it to the

iris66 Sat 01-Sep-07 07:09:42

That's a really good idea Jas (also serves as a reminder for anyone else in the house as to what needs doing!)

It's been lovely to have a shiny sink all week (the rest of my kitchen has even stayed tidier!) DS was up most of the night & ended up in bed with me so I had kicks/headbuts from outside and inside so very little sleep. Had really bad BH last night too & as DH is away for another 10 days I'm going to try to take it easy today so wont be doing much flying. <totallyknackeredandbaggyeyed emoticon>

Jas Sat 01-Sep-07 07:17:56

FLylady gives you the weekend off usually, iris. Saturday is "family fun day" and Sunday is "Renew the spirit day"hmm

In the jas house, Saturday is "change the beds day" and Sunday is "stay in your pjs til lunch day" grin

iris66 Sat 01-Sep-07 07:24:50

I'm liking FLYlady more and more grin It's the other way round in our house - beds on sunday - I'm PJing today wink have a good one.

harleyd Sat 01-Sep-07 07:30:34

morning smile
so i can stay in my jammies til lunch?
its been great this week, the tip that was my house is looking 100times better

BigBearistheBigBear Sat 01-Sep-07 07:58:59

Thanks Jas.

I put out my clothes before bed and am all dressed. Hurrah!

Does she have suggestions for renew your spirit day, if you're not a church goer?

FunkyGlassSlipper Sat 01-Sep-07 08:01:10

Hi everyone.

Still not dressed here either grin....but I have sorted the dishwasher and re-shined my sink [smug]

Off out today,

Bigbear - just make sure you have some time out for yourself. Maybe a bath tonight or something.

Have a lovely day everyone. I think we're all doing really well.

Jas Sat 01-Sep-07 08:21:12

Yes, time for yourself sounds good.

I've never liked the FL emails(but the site is the best for babystepping ad getting your routine organised.

I've just subscribed to secular FLYladyemails, so I'll let you know if they come

NormaStanleyFletcher Sat 01-Sep-07 08:21:48

Morning all.

I am dressed to my crocs, and have put clothes from the airer into the dryer for a ziz, put clothes from the machine on the airer, and put another load in the machine.

The sink shines

I might pop off and tidy the rest of the kitchen worktops

blossomsmine Sat 01-Sep-07 08:40:08

Been to take dd to work.
Dishwasher emptied and reloaded
Had breakfast...still hungry
put a load of washing on line
load in washing machine
Stripped my bed and it is waiting to go in (i am soaking my dh's pillowcase as he must have something wrong with his head as his is always a funny colour!)Yuck!
emptied bin
just about to flick around lounge with my trusty pledge duster thing

I am going to wizz about abit making the place look half decent then into town with dd2 for abit of time togethersmile

Jas your chart of jobs sounds a good idea, might do something like that later.

ludaloo Sat 01-Sep-07 09:12:57

Hello ladies smile

I'm not dressed yet....will go and bathe in a bit I think.
Everyone is doing the beds today...I did mine yesterday, so i just have a bit of washing to catch up on.

My sink is still shiny, and my new dishwasher routine is working well. My whole house seems to have benefitted from my better routine this week.

Well done's to a great start to FLYing! smile


ludaloo Sat 01-Sep-07 09:15:33

hmm....won't let me have that!

here then

Jas Sat 01-Sep-07 09:36:49

grin Cheers.

ludaloo Sat 01-Sep-07 09:39:03


winemakesmummyclever Sat 01-Sep-07 09:41:04

As predicted, a late start and am still in pj's shock. On the plus side, I have managed to unload/load dishwasher, get breakfast, and clean up afterwards (sink shined) and sort out some washing though. Beds were done Tuesday, so will finish my cup of tea (this is my morning chill out time to catch up on MN), then shower, dress and take advantage of the fact that dh is here to play with ds whilst I do a bit more.

BigBear - how about a walk, gym time or a museum/gallery visit as spirit renewal time on Sundays? Or a nice lunch out - though that can sometimes be stressful if kids play up hmm.

Off to B&Q in a bit. Remember the days when you used to spend your money on shoes and handbags? grin

<sighs wistfully and shuffles off to pore over screwfix catalogue whilst slurping tea>

ludaloo Sat 01-Sep-07 09:53:10

Hey...was just taking a look at martha's site.... her guide to decluttering is quite isn't so different to kelly's approach! (maybe martha is a FLY baby too!)


I was also thinking about the ring binder idea...I do think you have a better idea jas with your planner. I already have 2 ringbinders in the is full of recipes, the other is a housework folder (articles on cleaning, tips, printed pages from anthea and martha on how to fold towels, sheets, make table decorations etc.etc. blush I did feel this folder boardered on not many people know about it!!)
So I don't think I'll have another folder as it will take up too much space....and I'm quite familiar with what needs doing now smile

ludaloo Sat 01-Sep-07 09:57:54

This is a good idea too! A cleaning bucket....I might do that. You could hang it up somewhere (on a cupboard door?) then take it from room to room....


entropy Sat 01-Sep-07 10:23:44

I'm falling off the wagon already girls! dd has been poorly and its taking its toll.... I'm keping my sink shiny and have been mostly getting us dressed before we start the day (except for today when it would have interrupted DH's lay in and I'm feeling in a nice mood) but I've not done ANYTHING else!!

am I right in thinking I should have postit notes to remind me of things? (not sure what tho) our clothes for next day layed out every night, and a to do list? is that all I have to catch up on?

alycat Sat 01-Sep-07 12:09:10

I have a cleaning bucket, a smart enamel one with all my bits in!

Jas, I'm going to make a timetable too, I have the laminator warming up ready!

Sink shined,
dressed to shoes,
dishwaher unloaded/loaded
2 loads washed and hung out, 1 in.
biscuits made (and eaten!) guests entertained!!

And the best part, much less headless chicken style racing around because OHH-MY-GOD-someone-is-coming-over-and-look-at-the-state-of-the-place!!!grin

For our Sunday treat we are taking a steam train to a local big house (Groombridge Place and Enchanted Forest)which is always lovely and relaxing.

Happy FLYing.

Jas Sat 01-Sep-07 13:03:58

I have laminator envyenvy

entropy - you are doing fine. Keep shinig and getting dressed. We all skipped the post it notes (writing them to remind ourselves to shine sink, get dressed etc.), and you are supposed to relax a bit at the weekend.Just do what you can and jump back in with the extras when dd is better.

wmmc -grin @ screwfix catalogue. We have one of them, too.

Jas Sat 01-Sep-07 13:05:49

I forgot my update.

Downstairs is tidy, but mch more impressive is the hour ad a half spent trying to sort the dds room. Still not finished, but have a selection of polly pockets sorted out to be returned, and you can see the floorgrin

blossomsmine Sat 01-Sep-07 14:37:02

Hi! You have all done so well and it is a day off really isn't it??smile
Bedding now in the machine
Been into town with kids got a few presents sorted out.
Just about to put another load on the line
Then i might have a little snooze before i do the shoppingshock

winemakesmummyclever Sat 01-Sep-07 15:43:13

Think I may just go down the folder route. My mum and MIL already think a dizzy hapless bugger, so don't need to fuel that particular avenue. It can be tidied away if needed. Plus, like organising stuff like that grin - sad eh? The only room I refuse to try to gain control over is dh's study. It would make the most hardened & organised flylady (let alone, flybaby) throw in the post-it notes in defeat wink.
Wish the weather was good enough here to put the washing on the line envy.
Spending the afternoon playing with ds (dh at the match)and trying to think of something nice to do tomorrow. Have a good day off folks!

ludaloo Sat 01-Sep-07 16:00:59

I have only now done ANY flying at all!....I've put a load of washing in!
Other than that I've done Diddly Squit blush
Played with the kids (got stuck playing hide and seek blush)
And um...generally done nothing in particular.
Well...I've been sooo organised this week, I seem to have nothing urgent to do smile

blossomsmine Sat 01-Sep-07 16:07:52

Hi everyone! Well i had a little snooze!!
This organisation sheet thing, is this something we HAVE to do, is it a flylady thing?? You can see i am just listening to you and not going on the website can't you!!!

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