Jul 022006

When you’re getting a homework assignment from two different sides at once, you know you have to do it. Both Chery Richardson and FlyLady were asking us to write down what we have changed for the better. Since I haven’t done this before, I’ll include things starting last year as well. First the Flylady-related improvements and then the rest:

1. Sink is shining almost every night.
2. I’m dressed to shoes every day before breakfast.
3. I’m “doing” the kitchen every morning and I “swish and swipe” the bathrooms.
4. Laundry is under control.
5. “Homeblessing” gets done almost every week.
6. I’m going to bed on time – almost.
7. I’m eating less sweets and have stuck to my “only one bag of potato chips per month”-rule since May.
8. Since November I’ve been practicing the piano almost every day. There have been only two or three weeks, where I dropped down to one or two times a week.
9. I’ve been starting to practice singing again, ‘though irregular (mostly due to throat problems).
10. I’ve started to play the guitar again and have been playing every other day. Sometimes more. I’m getting calluses on the fingertips of my left hand. (That’s good. It means, guitar playing won’t be hurting any more in the near future.)
11. I’ve been meditating for at least ten minutes every day since I started last June.
12. Since February I’ve been blogging two or three times a week.
13. Since you’re wondering where I find the time to do all this: I’ve reduced TV and computer time. I stopped reading fashion magazines and those that you get for free at the health food store.
14. Since December I’ve reduced drinking alcohol to weekends.
15. Since applying the principles of “Playful Parenting” I’m yelling less at my son.

Not bad, isn’t it. I give myself a pat on the back. Now I only need to make a list with my goals for July.

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  7 Responses to “Improvements”

  1. Congratulations to your son! That’s great news. I’m happy for you. (Look out, the universe knows now too.)

    Yeah, change the title. You included the diapers because they were a big part of your life, so roll with the changes.

  2. “Dry Sheets and Music” has a certain pleasantness to it, I think.

    Why did he resist regular toilet training so hard?

  3. He didn’t resist anything, he has been toilet trained since he was 2 1/2 and needing diapers at night only. (And this is quite common, especially in boys.)

    I have been thinking of changing the title too. I don’t like it any more anyway.

    De, I’m glad you’re still here.

  4. Congrats!

  5. LOL – I think is a bit early to assume you are diaper free! My son at 4-1/2 and many of my friends children do go back to diapers when ill. I keep my leftovers around for friend’s children too. I’ve considered trying to develop some crafts to make with all of those leftover diapers too!

  6. Well, I decided to keep the recently opened package around for a while just in case…

  7. No leaky beds in our house with our kids. I always double diapered the kids at bedtime and put rubber pants on over top. That held in all the wetness till morning. But it was diapers at night-time too in our house. Right up until age 4. Your in good company. What a super blog!

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