Friday, August 13, 2004

Singing Outloud...

with Noelle to the tune of "Merrily We Roll Along..."

Daddy's coming home today, home today, home today!
Daddy's coming home today, we pick him up tonight!!!

I live in Nashville. I should really go into music writing/publishing or something. :-)

One other thing, I was reading Stacey's post this morning whilst I was waiting for something to print and was pricked. There are some habits I have let master me and I need to (with the Lord's help) make some changes. Some I try and blame on my summer slump - it's so easy to get out of the habit of doing things when your schedule isn't so full. Does that make sense? And there are just somethings that I have let go since I quit working outside the home and started staying home fulltime.

Some of my plans...

~get back into a routine with housecleaning. I like the idea of Flylady, but I don't like all the emails. I get so many emails everyday from working at home, spam (ick), and others that 18 emails from her put me over the edge. :-) However, last fall when Noelle was so tiny, I had a routine with housecleaning that worked great - certain things done every day, and certain rooms had heavier cleaning on certain days. Time to whip this house back in shape with some serious fall cleaning.

Note: this weekend, I am going to get Travis to hopefully help me move our keyboard and drum set and sweep out under them!!

~get up consistently at the same time every morning. I usually lay in bed and wait for Noelle to wake me up in the morning. But, I have realized, that it is so much easier on her and me if I'm up, have her morning bottle ready, and am clothed, cleaned and in my right mind. :-) And by right mind, I mean . . .

~time reading the Word in the morning. Most. Important. One of my resolutions for 2004 was to read through the 4 Gospels this year. I haven't done it yet. And especially now, as we are studying the Life of Christ at church, I want to tackle them. And as our fall women's study is getting ready to start back up, I want to also read 1 Samuel as a whole several times before we start going through it slower in our study. I'm working my way through the book Your Girl by Vicki Courtney and it's all about raising a daughter in today's world. My girl is still tiny, but I want some of her first memories of me to be me sitting with my Bible and soaking in God's truth at the beginning of my day.

~and lastly, the perpetual eat better, exercise more. Last night, with Travis out of town even, I consciously made a meal that included vegetables! Woo-hoo! Less treats around the house, and more good stuff. More H2O, too!

I'm putting these in writing - which I would do in my journal - as my accountability. Anyone who reads this now knows I need to get it together around here. :-)


  1. Have you checked out Motivated MOms? They have a system to print out. Let me look up the link...hold on... there ya go. Check it out. I blended this with what I learned from Flylady to come up with a system for me. You'll get it. We'll do it together! :-D

  2. You go girl!! Just don't try to bite off too much all at once. Prioritize! ((hug))

  3. I could have created that list myself! I TRY to get into a routine, but something always happens to mess it up :-)


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