Friday, September 09, 2011

Getting it Under Control

Life is on cruise control. I suppose that's a good thing, but it's pretty much same old, same old every day. To attempt to get myself more organized, I'm starting up FlyLady next week. I also plan on getting up fifteen minutes earlier, one week at a time until I'm up an hour earlier in the morning. THAT time I plan on using for writing.

I do well with specific lists of things to do. It keeps me focused (and I really love lining through the stuff I've done). So the night before, I'm going to write up a to-do list that includes my work, house cleaning (because, despite the jokes I hear running around the internet, that's not optional here at all) and writing. Surely I can find time for it all if I scheduled it in.

I also plan on scheduling daily walks, and some fun time at least now and then (Mom -- you listening? That's a movie or lunch *G*).

I hope it helps me feel a bit more in control of things... I don't like feeling out of control.

Sunday, DD and I (along with my mom) are going to have a table set up at a local animal shelter's fundraising event. DD will be selling her jewelry, of course, but she's also making special animal themed earrings, charm bracelets and bookmarks. My mom has been killing herself making crocheted dog sweaters and cross-stitched magnets. You'll be seeing her stuff up on DistinctivelyDD as we begin to branch out into other items (and multiple crafters ... I'm planning on getting stuff up there eventually, too... in my spare time).

Yesterday, Lexie ventured as far as the top of the basement stairs on her own. DD is frustrated and wants her to be upstairs NOW. She tried carrying her up, but Lexie just freaked out and ran back downstairs. I've tried explaining that critters do things in their own time and to be patient. Patience is not one of the things she's been blessed with...

No big plans for the weekend, other than Sunday. Anyone of you have something cool you're doing?

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You Are a Detroit Pizza



You are comfortable around others. You are equally at ease with strangers and friends.

You are outgoing and easy to get along with. You are very congenial.



People admire your courage and determination. You are nervy and undaunted.

You are a square peg, but you never try to fit in with all the round pegs. You're happy being square.



That's about right.

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5 comments:

Angelina Rain said...

Good luck on the animal shelter fundraiser thing. As soon as my life stops being a soap opera, I plan to do some similar work at my local shelters.

Brandy said...

Sounds like you have a good plan in place for your time. I hope everything works out well.
Best wishes for the Animal Shelter fundraiser!
Lexie will eventually feel safe enough to venture around, but it will take time. Poor DD. Patience is so hard to come by at that age.

You Are a New York City Pizza:You don't think you're anyone special, but you have a real knack for making others smile.
You always choose quality, and it shows. You are not a fan of gimmicks.
You've had some setbacks in your life, but you've made the most of what you have. You are resilient.
You are a true original. Many people consider you the gold standard of how to be.

I would hope this is true. *g*

Wishing you a great weekend!

Sarita said...

I love it that your new furbaby is coming along and getting comfortable.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Tori Lennox said...

Good luck with the getting organized and the fund raiser!

Melissa McClone said...

Good luck with the fundraiser. Lexie will come out when she's ready and I bet you won't be able to get rid of her then! She sounds lovely!