I'm falling behind. I'm upset that my writing course has been extended. I did not expect it. I am ready for the course to end. Want to move forward, but I know that I am still have some learning to do.
Iris has been teaching Kaelyn how to sweep.
I asked the kids to sweep their rooms. I have often asked the kids to pick up the slack because I suffer with pain. My sickness often leads to laziness. I have to pace myself with the illness because the stress causes inflammation. The inflammation leads to pain. I am now eating anti-inflammatory foods which are helping to squash the pain. Yes!
Under the DISC personality quiz, I scored as the cautious type. I'm calculating, contemplative, and careful. I like for things to make sense, and I need to understand the reasons behind situations. I tend to focus on making things "right" and follow some sort of routine. My weakness is taking too much time to make decisions.
I think it helps me understand that I calculate how to delegate chores. I contemplate how much to assign. I am careful not to burden my kids with too much to do. I have been indecisive as to giving them more detailed instructions because I'm afraid the kids will revolt.
|Sampling of clutter from our closets--March|
|Problem in my closet--clothes too tight|
|Closeup of shoe rack taking space|
|Opposite door is bare|
|Over-door rack for shoes at Walmart|
|Clothes breathing; caps now in utility room|
|Unpainted wall, yes|
|Twin flat sheet to hide closet|
I had to write out a tentative schedule:
Had already cleaned out expired medications and toiletries. Had updated my first aid kit to take to our trip. I cleaned out my old cosmetics, too. Well, I kept a few items. I don't wear too much makeup so I am holding on to the minimum.
Following are before and after pictures of my decluttering:
|Messy medicine shelf|
|Closeup of medicines|
|Bag containing summer medications|
|Expiration dates to weed out|
|Result of messiness--too many band aids|
|Walmart bag full of old toiletries and medications|
|Medications organized in bigger basket|
|Medicine bag on the go|
|Basket on shelf; travel toiletries and summer meds. on side|
|Messy shelf for vitamins and supplements|
|Difficult to see labels of vitamins and supplements|
|Rack borrowed from elsewhere for vitamins and supplements|
|Container for toiletries in master bathroom|
|First drawer of toiletries in master bathroom|
|Second drawer for toiletries in master bathroom|
Also, need to assess how I spend my time. I have to do it honestly to figure out where I am wasting time. I know that I spend too much time on the internet and watching TV again. I need to do things in moderation.
I hope this entry has inspired you to clean your homes.
May God bless you all with His wisdom and peace.
This entry has been part of the Family Fun Fridays series.