Monday, 19 March 2018

March - Must get organised!

Hello everyone, hope you are well. It's halfway through March and about time I got organised. I'm not going to wait for the perfect time. I'm jumping in and starting now! It doesn't help that I'm still trying to sort out diet issues. I won't go into details suffice to say, when it's not a good day, I'm too tired for organising anything.

Following The Flylady Routines, Zones and Babysteps on a stop / start routine of sorts, here is:-  

My Week

Breakfast - Cereal, at the moment gluten free cornflakes or toast and marmalade with M - homemade bread.

Weekly menu 

Monday - Left over roast beef, yorkshires and chips

Tuesday - Chicken chasseur and rice

Wednesday - Stew and Dumplings

Thursday - Chops and mash 

Friday - Pizza

Saturday - Roast Gammon joint 

Sunday - Leftover roast with chips

To do list -

Morning routine - up early and dressed to shoes.
Before bed routine - shine sink, load launch pad and put clothes out ready for morning
Early night

Focus on
The master bedroom, wardrobe, shower room ------ decluttering 15 mins daily in this area.

Book hair cut

Exercises - 2 x daily stair rises (for tendon) - One day I'll dance again!

Repair a dog! (a knitted one) for a friend's child

Block finished square

The cleaning -

Monday - shopping

Tuesday - hoovering & wash floors

Wednesday - dusting  

Thursday - bathrooms

Friday - Weekly home blessing 10 mins each - 
                      hoover, dusting, floors wash, bathrooms, wipe kitchen, beds 

Saturday - clean cooker, fridge

Sunday - Ironing

Fun bits -

Knit and Natter
Film night

I'm reading - The Dream Catcher by Maria Barrett

I'm listening to - Summer at the Lake by Erica James

What's on the hooks or needles - Crochet square for 'Weekend Stitches' and a washcloth.

I'm in the mood for cooking - Chocolate cake & Flapjack

Fly Lady Ref     Dressed to shoes (this week)  Friday

Thank you for reading about my crazy 'must get organised' plans.
Please leave a comment and let me know -

Are you organised?
Would you like to be better organised?


  1. Hi Cathy! thanks for visiting my blog. So wonderful making new friends in blogland. ;)
    I hope you sort out your diet issues soon. Boo! Doesn't sound like much fun. I so want to visit the UK one day. I love how even your menu for the week sounds exotic to me. Lol
    I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week ahead. xoxo

    1. Thanks Carrie B, the diet is frustrating, today wasn't good. Thanks for commenting, have a good week. Cx

  2. Hi Cathy! I love your plan! No, I used to try to organize myself but now I just go with the flow. Sometimes I get a late start in the morning (I get up early but I don't always get going right away). Somedays I don't have any wiggle room, so I try to enjoy the slower days.
    Fly Lady is amazing. Our daughter found her suggestions very helpful.

    1. Hi Pom Pom, There are so many jobs that need doing, decluttering also. With working and family commitments I need a plan, but I'm not going to stress over it. Just make a start. Cx

  3. You're so much more organized that I am! I live life by the seat of my pants. I do need to get organizing though. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. I think anyone can write a list, it's doing it that's the issue. Anyway, I have a plan and will see how it goes. Cx

  4. I am very much not organised at the moment and will be checking out those links later for any useful tips. X

    1. As Flylady herself says - it's babysteps. If Youtube videos are of interest, you may like - 'Flylady Diane 31 Babysteps'. You watch 1 a day, they aren't long. Don't let the first one put you off though. Cx

  5. I do try to be organised but I don't think it would do me any good for my routine to be so regimented. I do have certain jobs which I do on particular days and I make sure that they're the first thing I do when I get up so that they're out of the way, but other than that, I tend to go with the flow.

    1. In the morning, I'm always in a blinding hurry to get to work. After that, I'd rather cook or whatever than do housework. With clutter needing clearing and a rising ironing pile 'again', I need to do something. Cx

  6. I am generally going with the flow. My routines are structured around work and with regards to chores, I do what is needed most first. I quite happily leave my sink unshined and I regularly pick my clothes from the laundry basket, or from the pile on the chair if working at home and wrinkled top doesn't matter. You'd be appalled to see us shambling about :-) Having said that, our home is overall tidy and clean, the children don't look like savages, so not all bad.

    I don't like following a routine and I would feel stressed having a to-do list. I do like to have an approximate menu plan though, cooking meals for the family is not something I enjoy much and even less so when I don't know what to cook. I am glad to share the cooking with husband and teenagers.

    Wishing you a successful week. xx

    1. I meant to say that I admire your wish to be organised (but the door bell rang). I am happy with the way things are here but I do see the advantages of a good plan.

    2. Thanks Christina for your thoughts. I'd much rather bake or whatever than do chores but clutter needs clearing and cleaning needs attention. After work - cleaning friend's houses, usually cleaning is the last thing on my mind. I've always wanted a Mrs. Bird (Paddington), maybe if I'd use my OU degree for a career, I could've had a cleaner but... it's just not me.
      It's weird that I can organise many things but when it comes to my own mess, I'm the same as anyone.
      To be content with our lives is what it's all about.
      No I wouldn't be appalled, seriously no.
      ps - the 'to do list' can be the bain of my life too!
      I think the secret of a to do list is to keep it very short. OR to do what my husband does - DO THE JOB FIRST, write it down, THEN - TICK IT OFF! Result, you've achieved. Cx

  7. I do like to be organized but I also need a lot of flexibility in my schedule so I try to keep a good balance. I do like lists. I seem to get more done if I make a list. Some more reading time sounds good to me .
    xx Beca

    1. A balanced list sounds good to me. It's good to have time for you too, reading is an instant 'slow down' for sure. Cx

  8. Hi there, I'm visiting from Jo's 'Through The Keyhole Blog'
    I do think it a good idea to have weekly plans - but I always leave room for a little flexibility - you sometimes never know what's going to happen!
    Menu plans do help with the weekly (or on-line) shop.

    Pleased to see you have time for you too!

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

    1. Thanks for visiting and your thoughts Jan. I think my plan next week will be...... 'less.' I think you and others are right, a plan is good but not too much on it! Cx

  9. You seem very organized. I'm somewhat organized I would say. My plans to be organized get's sabotaged. You have a lovely blog! I am here via jennifer's blog:
    I can not knit but I can do a bit crochet so thank you for blogging about crochet.

    1. Thanks Angela, I'm not so well organised in my own home unfortunately. I think next weeks list will be somewhat revised. Cx


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