Saturday, April 28, 2012

FLYing

When Finn was about a year old I became a Flybaby. (For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, visit http://flylady.net.) I had a control journal that lived on my kitchen counter. My kitchen sink was shiny, floors mopped, meals planned, tables de-cluttered and my house was always ready for unexpected guests. Basically, with Flylady my house looked like this:

Okay, maybe not quite. I never had a giant bowl of apples sitting in the living room. Anyway, I was organized, my house was organized and it honestly took about an hour every day, tops. I swore I would never go back.

Fast forward to today. Here's what my house looks like:


So, that's not entirely accurate, either. I don't do chili pepper decor. But you get the idea.

I do try to keep up with some of my routines from my days of flying, which keeps the house at a passable-as-long-as-I'm-holding- the-baby-and-looking-sufficiently-sleep-deprived-level. But, as I learned with a few days of a sick kiddo and total destruction of what little routine I had, it doesn't take much to send everything into chaos mode. With summer coming, this is totally unacceptable. If I don't get a head start before I have all my boys home 24-7, I will constantly be playing catch up.

Therefore, this weekend I will dust off my control journal, see what changes I need to make to my routines now that I have one son in school, a new baby and a home business to run. I will revisit Flylady's website for inspiration. I will give myself a head start by planning our meals for the week. And on Monday I will have my flight plan ready to start taking baby steps again. 

To keep myself accountable, I will post updates frequently. (I'd love to say daily updates, but I'm trying to be realistic.)  If you already Fly or would like to start, please comment. Maybe we can help keep each other on track.