Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

It seems that one or two weeks of not keeping up with the house cleaning can take more than that time to catch up and get it to where it should be! Like I said in the post, there have been alot of times in the last while where I feel like I am drowning. I think most of it has to do with the fact that there is something messy and unorganized in every single room in the house. It drives me absolutely crazy and has been consuming my patience. I realized that I have been trying to accomplish daily and weekly tasks on areas that need much more attention. If you have not already checked out the Flylady.net website you really should. It has great advice and tips to having an organized house.

I needed to get back to basics. So I sat down with my calendar and rather than deciding what area to work on in a week, I picked an area for each day.

Monday - get the kitchen back to standard and I also needed to bake a cake for our desserts

Tuesday - Tidy the porch and school area plus get the laundry caught up. I also needed to bake bread

Today - Wednesday - Playdate in the morning (which was cancelled so I finished the last load of laundry instead and then talked to my mom & dad for a nice long time) This afternoon I have planned to tidy the Living Room and Den and mop the floors

Thursday - Clean the bathrooms and bake another dessert

Friday - Organize the desk and go shopping for birthday cards needed for Oct & Nov then sign them and send them out

Saturday - Yardwork (mostly hubby to do this) and clean & organize Master bedroom

Sunday - church, then continue with yardwork and clean & organize kids room & playroom

I think that if I can get this all accomplished then by Monday I can actually get back to the normal routine which I already posted here.

I only have a couple issues with the routine.

First, I might swap workout in the morning with cleaning in the afternoon. I am much more motivated to clean in the morning.

Second, I have to work on the kids having "quiet time" on the days when they decide not to nap. When they don't nap I don't get to have computer time which is my time for bible study and writing in here. I don't think I have done a SOAP bible study all month! How horrible is that! But at least I am starting to feel like I am at least able to keep my head above the water, maybe within a week or so I can make it to shallow waters!