Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time flies...

I think it is time for me to admit that I am not going to be one of those mom's who blogs often.  I would love to.  The ideas are always flowing through my mind and I think "oh, I would love to document this moment so it is there forever."  But then Life Happens.  For the most part, I am a busy mom of four very active children.  I homeschool them, and although I hate to admit it, I am inconsistent.  I find it very hard to stick to things.  I come up with awesome plans, and then I get sick.  I map out our week, and then find that we have to add things to it.  It is time for me to make habits.  I have studied Charlotte Mason for about a year and a half now and I think I am just now realizing how important the habits are that she so eloquently talks about.  I finally get it!

I have begun new habits with the help of Fly Lady.  Keeping in mind the baby steps.  Using the time that I have been given.  I signed up for the emails and started looking into it about a month ago.  It was overwhelming so that was it.  I just deleted them all.  Then one day I stopped and actually read one.  It was a flight plan for the next week.  The bathroom zone.  I thought "I sure would love to have a clean bathroom."  So I tried it out.  It was amazing!  My bathroom has been clean for over a week.  No clutter, no grime.  It takes less than 3 minutes a day.  The next zone was the Master bedroom.  I was so excited!  No clutter in MY bedroom!  Bring it on!  Well, unfortunately the only thing that came was a virus.  I've spent the last week in bed.  Instead of feeling discouraged, I thought "I can still do this."  So, with the help of my very organized 10 year old, we conquered the night stand yesterday.  It is so freeing to get rid of clutter  and keep only the necessities.  Today the dresser!

It truly is all about baby steps.  This journey we are on is taken one step at a time.  So if this finds you walking up a big mountain, know that you can cross it.  Just take it one step at a time and enjoy letting Him take every step with you.

St Therese...pray for us!!