- Taking Vitamins
- Skin Care
- Calling my Mom
- Calling anyone
- Any sort of household plan
So there you are! I know there are others out there like me because I use to hang out at a place called "SHE'S In Touch". A group of women on line that found each other thanks to a website put together at the time by Pam Young and Peggy Jones, who wrote the book Side Tracked Home Executives. The forums as they were, are long since gone and replaced by "Flylady's" site, which I'm sure many of you are familiar with. Anyway, I digress....
Today I am going to try to "right my ship" once again and get started, all be it 3 weeks late, on the Houseworks Holiday Plan. I know I originally said I was going to do the Holiday Grand Plan, but I've diverted from that idea after reading all the organized plans that are out there. I've decided that this one fits the bill perfectly for me.
I already put together my Holiday Notebook. Go HERE for the lowdown on this plan as well as links to all the print outs you would need if you wanted to play along.
I do happen to have a copy of Cynthia Ewers House Works but I don't think you need it to follow this plan as she really does list most every step on line at her site "Organized Christmas". Also, I got a few print outs from the Holiday Grand Plan Yahoo group that I joined when I was planning on using that system. I took some photos this morning of the Holiday planner I put together along with the pages I did print out. I'll tell you right off the bat, that I pretty much printed what I thought I would use and tried not to go over board on this thing. Keep in mind I am starting three weeks late here, though the first week consisted mostly of putting your Holiday Notebook together, which I did complete. Basically I missed the week of working on my front porch and foyer and I think I can take care of this along the way. If I got the print outs anywhere other than Houseworks Holiday Plan, I will make note of it under the image. And up front, I would like to thank Cynthia for putting together such a wonderful site over at Organized Christmas as well as Organized Home. She has kept this site going for many years now, with little help and I'm next to certain, little money. And she does it for all of us out here that are Housework challenged! A noble mission I believe! Ok, so on to the images...:)
This is a detailed list I printed off of the Yahoo "Holiday Grand Plan" Group.
You are required to become a member of this group to have access to these files.
This print out is the whole kit and caboodle, not necessary but I printed it for sort of a guide and something to refer to when I feel lost.
This is just a daily schedule that some wonderful woman at the Holiday Grand Plan Yahoo group made available to everyone.
I'm hoping she won't mind me sharing it with you. If you want it for yourself, once you have joined the group, it's available in the files section.
I made many copies of this to try to keep myself on some sort of schedule since I've been ignoring my box!
Shoot, I forgot to put "ignoring my SHE box" and index cards to my opening list. Just make that number 8!
So there you go! I hope this is of interest to someone besides me. Having an organized home has always been important to me, but a struggle as well. Just to catch you guys up on some other stuff that's been going on, this might become the Strega Nona of post!
Last week we bought a new refrigerator! It's totally awesome and very stylish. It's an LG French Door, with double freezer drawers on the bottom. I love, love, LOVE this thing not to mention the extra space I have now with having the old refrigerator in the garage.
The other big thing that's been going on in my life is that I finally watched the documentary movie "Food Inc" . I knew about this movie well before it was released last year per an email campaign by one of my sister in laws. I knew once I saw this movie I would be compelled to make major changes in our lives, so I ignored it....until now. The resulting aftermath of viewing the film was my first trip to Whole Foods Market. I fell in love with the store the minute I walked through the doors, and since giving up some "bad" habits lately, habits that cost me a lot of money, I've decided to apply that money saved towards feeding my family healthier food. You guys don't know this about me, but I have a tendency to become a bit passionate ( obsessive) with anything that I truly believe in. So this is my new kick. Hopefully it never gets added to my "list" of things I don't keep up with!
Later this week, I'll start posting on my progress and the things I'm doing with the Houseworks Holiday Plan! I'm reinvigorated and ready to get this show on the road! PS....for all of you that have been asking about Jack and how he is liking/doing in school...He is just LOVING it! And I mean really loving it. When he goes to bed at night he is already excited for the next day! Don't you just love when you know a decision you made turned out to be the right one?
Happy Monday to all of you!