Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Take Advantage of Every Moment

Ok, so it has been way too long since I have put up a post and a lot has happpened.  Today, I vow to start a new life philosophy... make use of every moment and take time to enjoy! So, being that I have 15 minutes before I have to walk out the door I am using it!

I have officially been done working  for 18 days. I am not sure what all  I have accomplished. Well wait, I have paid bills on time, made a few more home cooked meals and spent more time with the kiddos. But visually everything around me is out of control!  Small piles of this here, shoes  all around my house, laundry scattered there, and dishes that appear from no where... AHHHH!

Yesterday I came home from subbing for lunch and was amazed what I got accomplished in 75 minutes. I made a hotdish for dinner, baked lemon muffins, made a few phone calls, did a load and a half of laundry, washed dishes, picked up the toys and books from the morning, and made my 4th cup of coffee.  When I got home later it felt so good to walk into a "tidy" house with supper ready to roll.

The best part was that it just takes effort and a bit of strategic planning. So, I am thinking that on days when I have my munchkins running around all of these tasks will be accomplished while they play outside or take naps. I have learned that when they are awake and inside that everything gets undone faster than I can do it!

Anyway, here's to taking advantage and making every moment count so that we have time to enjoy the good stuff!


  1. I do a lot of stuff on my lunch breaks too, although most of the time it involves a trip to the store to pick up something that we just ran out of or I forgot to get the last time I was there! I need to get better at keeping track of my inventory and make better lists!

  2. Have you ever heard of the FlyLady? It is my new approach at attempting to keep my home clean and organized. She stresses that taking just 15 mintues (or 2 mintues) here and there can make a huge difference if you go about it in an organized way. Wes even noticed the difference it has made!

  3. I have heard of the FlyLady, but haven't done much reading of her wisdom....It is on my list before the summer officially starts! Excited to find a few minutes!