Another journey around the sun…

My 51st year (and beyond) … heading towards a simpler existence (or just getting on top of it all!)

Steps taken so far… — 13/05/2012

Steps taken so far…

Well according to the getting started page the starting steps go like this:

1) Join the e-mail group: your mail box will be filled with messages from Kelly and the Flylady, testimonials from other Flybaby’s, missions, weekly and daily, Marla’s musing. Seriously large numbers of mails arrive every day. The majority I delete pretty much immediately. The testimonials annoy me immensely. It’s not that I don’t believe that Flylady has brought so much change to people’s live, far from it. I just don’t see the need to rave on and on and on about it. Maybe in 12 months time I’ll have changed my tune. Let’s see…

2) Read the FLYing lessons: Done! Some I’ve taken onboard already a long time ago: 15 minutes is actually a decent chunk of time to do stuff in. It works. The flying lessons are listed at the bottom of today’s post.

3) Start the baby steps. Day 1 – shine the sink, Day 2 – dress to shoes, Day 3 – repeat Day 1 and 2, explore FlyLady land. That’s where I’m off to now.

BTW: It’s Mother’s Day today in pretty much the whole of the world (with the exception of the UK) so let’s say Happy Mums Day to all the mums of the world, near and far.


Step 2 — 12/05/2012

Step 2

Good morning! It’s day two of my journey.

Flylady is all about taking it in small steps and building routines.
Step 1: Shine the sink – check x two! Last night I went to bed with a shiny sink for the first time in months. Man it was really nice to walk into my kitchen this morning and see that fantastic clutter free bench.
Step 2: that’s the step for today: dress to shoes. Well I’m dressed, just not to the shoes part. Having lived in Finland for 10 years plus it is deeply, deeply ingrained NOT to wear shoes inside. I can not do it. I even bought a pair of slippers 12 months ago that I thought I could use in place of proper shoes. The closest I can do is this pair of flip-flops:


However I do dress every day before I do anything. Even the days I know I won’t be leaving the house.

As today is Saturday, I need to share that it is Family Fun Day! Today my family are all doing their own thing. It’s Fun and it works 🙂

Have a great day!