Showing posts from January, 2012


Monday Morning by Sarnoff How will you spend your year? It took me about 40 minutes to really think how I was going to fit everything I say I want to do into one week.  I finally came up with: 11:00 – 8:00 SLEEP.  Yes, we need 9 hours.  8:00 – Get ready – this includes breakfast, exercise, and dressing/hair/make-up/jewelry.  9:00 – I determined that right now, I can only homeschool 3 days a week in order to keep on top of everything.  By this I mean h.s. that is structured, with my reading lessons to him and supervising every letter my kindergartner is writing.  The other days still have books on tape, Classical Conversations songs, reading before bed, reading to self, and practicing writing.  But I need the other 2 days to go grocery shopping, run errands, make meals, declutter, do chores, and do laundry.  Or to go to the park before lunch, when it is uncrowded and the sunshine makes the whole world look beautiful.  Monday will still be my grocery day – but mainl

Bills, Cleaning, Personal, Family & Bible Calendars

A. Sarnoff FlyLady taught us to use our calendars, and I’ve had to take that a step further for my sanity.  I use FIVE calendars for five very different purposes. #1 MY BILLS CALENDAR – A little planning NOW, and every year thereafter will be so easy! I detail this calendar thoroughly in my book How to Thrive on One Income. #2 MY BEDROOM CALENDAR I used to be able to say, “I change our sheets on Wednesday.”  But then came along a sweet, little, bedwetter.  I never knew when those sheets got changed.  Sometimes it was daily.  Sometimes weekly.  If there were no accidents, then I’d forget! Thus, my sanity was once again saved by a free, pocketbook sized calendar that I keep on my dresser.  I write when I change each bed (and towels also).   I also keep track of more personal things in this calendar, things I don’t want company in my kitchen to notice!   #3 MY FAMILY CALENDAR     If you need help with this, go visit #4 MY BIBLE CALENDAR H