Welcome today! So many things going on!
Number one: I started my control journal! Yay!
How did I start?
Well, first, I needed a binder. A friend made me this beautiful binder cover to help me with my homeschooling.
I’ve used it a little, and it has helped, but I thought using it as my control journal would be one of the best ways for me to use it right now. She is so creative and I am so blessed by her work!
So, what did I put in this thing so far?
FlyLady says to get at least ten to start. I found 7, so that will have to do! (I am working with what I have here)
Then I put in my daily routines.
My handwriting is tiny. FlyLady suggests putting your morning routines on one page and your bedtime routines on another. Um…I think I’ll just stick them on one. And as you can see, it is in a page projector. She suggested that and a dry erase marker to cross out what you do during the day. As you can see, most of my morning is crossed out. Yay!
After that, it says in her book Sink Reflections in the Control Journal section that you should have an emergency contact list. I am not going to show you that, but I started sticking all the important numbers I could think of. This is the first time ever in my life I have really done anything like that. (Go ahead and be surprised. I actually had memorized most of the numbers I wrote and checked my phone for others.)
Do those look familiar? Those were the pictures I shared with you a couple of days ago. They really inspires me when I feel down and remind me who the Source of my joy really is! (Color in the pictures makes it even better!) That last page you see is actually part of my lesson plans for my kids.
So, here we go! What else is going on?
Cleaning, of course.
As far as joy, joy is…building a snowman with your kids! Here in New York it snowed a little so I got all the gear on, put stuff on my kids, and out we went! It wasn’t too cold so little one was allowed outside, too!
When we first went outside I was wondering if the snow was packable. It seemed it could be but I wasn’t doing well at first. But then my oldest started a ball, then my girl, and then my middle boy. We all eventually traveled around our little yard, picking up snow as we went.
My two oldest kids made their balls of snow so huge that they almost had a hard time pushing them around! Eventually I helped them but it was fun to watch!
My youngest one was playing in the snow and around his truck as all this was happening. My middle boy kept encouraging him to get snowballs and snow. Very cute.
I was able to help middle boy finish his snowman…well, he had to do more decorating, but that was a lot of fun! I wanted to help the others but they started making it a competition between them and my littlest boy’s hands were getting cold (he was crying). Here are some pictures of “Olaf” as my middle boy called him. 🙂
With his cold hands, I brought little one inside, took care of him, fed him lunch, kept him occupied and then went back out to see the antics of my older ones. The neighbor girl joined in on the fun and they were trying to decide whose snowman was the tallest. My oldest one won. Both kids were proud and quite silly! No eating the snowman, son! lol
And my daughter? She gave hers a kiss.
I had to go back inside later that day when I came back outside, they all had finished. Here is their final product! I thought they were so cute!
Anyways, that was part of my day. I did other things, but I DID NOT check FlyLady’s website. I guess I will tomorrow!
Have a good night!