Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A "Monumental" Message!!




"Footprints in history are not made sitting down.  I cannot wait to show you this movie.  This is the most important journey of my life.  America is worth fighting for and so are our families.  But I cannot do this alone. I need you to join me in reclaiming America's true national treasure."
                                             Kirk Cameron




Last night I was able to go see the movie "Monumental".  It was a one night live presentation to kick-off what I hope to be an awakening across our country!  I know it certainly was for me!  I was amazed at how little I really knew and had been taught about the Pilgrims and how our nation has twisted and just flat out destroyed the truths in which our founding fathers believed would create a strong nation.  They even laid out the plan for liberty for us.  Yet we are SO far from what they envisioned and spent their lives establishing.  Here are just a few things that I didn't know prior to the movie:


1.  The Pilgrims started the seperatist movement because the Bible was translated into the English language and they begin to read it, study it and understand it for themselves.  They soon realized that the true "church" was not based on a rich monarchy but quite the opposite it should consist of humble servants.  However, to break away from the church also meant treason at that time.  Thus they searched for a new land.

2.  The Pilgrims weren't just some weak, ignorant men that landed without knowledge of how to plant corn.  They endured MUCH suffering and many set backs along the way.  Yet their faith in God stayed strong and they knew they had a greater cause and for this they did not give up!  They sacrificed SO much so that their children and the next generations could be able to worship the true God in Spirit and in Truth.

3.  We've been told that our founding fathers wanted seperation of church and state.  That God has no place in our government.  That God in schools is NOT something they would have wanted.  Yet, (brace yourselves for this one) the first Bible ever printed in English in America was printed in 1782 by Congress for the purpose of "an addition of Holy Scriptures for the use of our schools".     It didn't end there.  They not only wanted Bibles in schools but in homes.  The signers of our Consitution funded a family Bible in 1798 so that the Word of God could be distributed to individual households.  Why did they want families and children to be studying and learning the Bible?  Because they knew that if they wanted their new country to be successful then it must start within the individual.  There must be moral values instilled in the citizens.  When that desire to please God is present THEN you will have a successful country.  Here's a short clip from Monumental and Wingclips on this:





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4.  Out of the founding fathers that signed the Declaration of Independence not only were they Christians but over half of them (29 of 56) held seminary degrees.

5.  The National Monument to the Forefathers lays out what our forefathers believed would work to establish a successful government.  I'd never even heard of this monument until this movie.  It holds SO many strong truths and you can see as we have strayed from these truths and the "formula" they believed our nation has started falling apart.  

I don't want to spoil the whole movie so I'll stop there.  I knew as Americans and as a country we were far off track but I had no idea how far off track we'd become until watching these truths.  Somewhere along the way we've been deceived and I feel as Christians we've failed to find the facts and to stand up for what our rights are.  Not only for what our forefathers and founding fathers wrote and established in their agreements and declarations but what they sacrified their lives for. 

I am inspired and thankful for the stand Kirk Cameron has made.  Not only in doing this movie but on the stand he has taken on other issues in the media.  I loved what he said at the end of the movie as he talked about how everyone places the blame on someone else whether it be Washington, Hollywood, the Church, or elsewhere. Yet he said

"The answer doesn't begin at the White House, it begins at my house.” ~ Kirk Cameron. 

I think that's exactly what are forefathers realized that in order to have a successful government it must start with successful individuals and in order to have a successful individual you must have a Godly influence and strong morals. 

So as an individual I plan on holding myself to an even higher moral standard.  To truly study God's word for myself and do my best to follow it in my life.  I plan on being more aware of what's happening and studying some of these truths I've just been shown even further.  I want to pass along what I'm learning to others that may not realize it and most importantly to my children who probably won't be taught these truths in school.  There's still hope out there for America but it must begin within us and within our families.

Is there more you want to do?  See the movie?  I don't believe this is all we've heard on this movie.  Kirk Cameron plans on releasing this as a DVD, creating devotionals, homeschool curriculums, etc.   Here's a few more links for additional information:

Monumental Movie Website
Clips from the movie
Demand the Movie in Your Area
Monumental Facebook Page
Pilgrim Monuments


And I leave you with one final quote from John Adams our 2nd President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence:

"Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God ... What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be."


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--Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.

Monday, March 26, 2012

31 Days to Clean: Maintaining by Planning






This week (Days 21-25) the Mary tasks are all about planning and organizing your home.  To me the actual cleaning is not the difficult part of managing a home-it's keeping it that way!   A major key to that includes planning and organizing. The first time I did 31 days I made a detailed cleaning plan in which I never used. I'm talking about it didn't even last 2 days!! 

However, there are 2 things I wanted to share that have really helped me in managing our home:  a simplified cleaning schedule and my Home Managment Binder.

Simple Cleaning Schedule 

After my detailed cleaning schedule being a total flop; I realized I needed something simpler and more flexible.  I ran across Courtney's (Women Living Well) schedule and liked it so I modified it a bit for me.  I've been using it for about 3-4 months and so far it works great!

Monday-laundry. This is not the ONLY day I do laundry but I do make sure it's all caught up, folded and put away.
Tuesday-toilets and tubs (bathroom)
Wednesday-whatever day!  Catch up/get ahead or maybe something else that's not necessarily on my weekly schedule but needs attention!
Thursday-Dust/clean kitchen

Friday-Floors. I sweep all floors and mop our living room and kitchen every week. Then I alternate mopping the spare rooms and bathrooms and our bedroom/bathroom every other week.


Home Management Binder 


A Home Managment Binder is simply a binder you use to keep important information, schedules, and lists that help you manage your home.  There are ALL sorts of schedules and lists you can print out to include in this.  (Simply google Home Managment Binder or Home Managment Binder Printables).  You can even buy books to teach you how to construct one. 

I did not make one of these the first time I did 31 Days.  However, after utilizing my Untangling Christmas Planner I realized how much simpler it was having everything organized in one spot right at my fingertips!  It helped so much through Christmas that I was lost without it at the first of the year! So I simply took another binder, some pocket tabs, a zipper pouch, monthly calendars (I print off 3 each month), sheet protectors and some notebook paper.  Then I customized a notebook that works for me.  I have good intentions of decorating the outside and making it a little more attractive but I have yet to get that far! 

In the very front I have a zipper pouch in which I keep any important loose items.  For example, right now mine has a few receipts I needed to keep and some doctor appt slips.   Then I have the binder divided into sections using my pocket tabs.  Here's an outline of my tabs and what I included in mine:
  1. Schedules (1st Tab)
    1. Family calendar-I use one calendar each month and write down any important dates the whole family needs to know about
    2. Hubby's Softball Schedule (so I'm actually still waiting on Curt to give me this one-but I have a spot for it!
    3. Hubby's School Schedule
    4. Tot school schedule
    5. My Cleaning schedule
    6. My Morning and Evening Routine
    7. Before I bought my mini dry erase board I also kept my 6 list here.
  2. Menu (2nd Tab)
    1. Monthly plan-I only buy groceries once a month so at the end of each month i'll make a menu for the next month on the second monthly calendar I've printed.  I'll place this in the pocket tab.  I don't stick to this to the exact day but we do usually end up eating these meals sometime during the month!
    2. Sheet protector-If I run across a recipe I want to try then I'll stick it in this sheet protector until I get a chance to try it out. If it's a keeper then I'll move it to my recipe binder.
    3. Notebook paper-for my grocery list
  3. Tot School - (3rd Tab)
    1. Monthly calendar-my 3rd and final monthly calendar I print with an overview of our weekly theme.
    2. In the pocket tab I'll also place ideas I see from magazines, blogs, etc.
    3. Notebook paper- for more detailed plans and ideas
  4. Budget/Finances - (4th Tab)
    1. Sheet protector-When we get the couple of bills we have to pay by snail mail I'll place them in this sheet protector until we pay them
    2. Monthly Budget
    3. Notebook paper-for keeping track of how much we actually spend each month on things that aren't set amounts (gas, groceries, etc).  I'll then total these sheets to see when we've reached our budget.
  5. Inspirational- (5th Tab)   All I have on this section is the pocket tab and notebook paper.  I use this to write down quotes I like, scriptures, my goals and resolutions, a list of books I hope to read, etc. 
  6. Crafts - (6th Tab)
         I have the pocket tab, a sheet protector and notebook paper in this section. If I see something online or in a magazine I want to try to make then I'll place it in this section. I also use it to make lists of materials I need for the crafts.
  7. Projects - (7th Tab) This section also just consists of notebook paper and I use it to plan and organize any "projects" I have going on. For example the tea party we organized around Valentine's Day.  Right now I also have a couple pages on 31 Days, nursery,  and a few other things I'm working on!
Depending on your home and tasks you may need different categories so customize yours and make it work for you!  


So that's a couple ways I stay organized around the home!  Heave you found anything that's made managing your home simpler?? Please share!!!

*By the way, if you haven't already purchased 31 Days to Clean you can get the PDF version 50% off with code SPRING! 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tot School: Welcome Spring!!


This past week has been all about Spring!  The weather, how we dress, flowers, rainbows and bugs. 
Here's some of what we did:

Table Time:
  1. Spring collage
  2. Fruit loop rainbow
  3. Traced hands and made flowers
  4. Created a bug jar-put bug stickers all over a plastic peanut contained
  5. Painted a bug rock
Floor time:

  1. Spring sensory bin-colored macaroni, Easter eggs, misc. bowls/containers, basket, spoons, tongs, etc.  They loved this!  They sorted the macaroni, placed it in different containers, placed it in eggs for shakers, and took apart and matched back up the eggs.
  2. Flower Shop-cash register, phone, real and fake flowers, containers/vases, dirt, watering can, flower magazines
  3. Bug Hunt-We caught several bugs but "Miss Priss" didn't want to leave any in her bug jar.  As soon as I put them in there she let them out!
  4. Bug puzzles

Music:
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Arky, Arky

Snacks:Snow cones
Flower cupcakes-We used our Easter Candy Corn for the petals and then put pink, purple, and yellow sprinkles in the center.


Books:

  1. What Makes a Rainbow by Betty Ann Schwartz
  2. I Am a Rainbow by Dolly Parton- this is a book we received free from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  3. 10 Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth
  4. Read from our Bible Story Book - Noah and the Ark


Creating Fruit Loop Rainbow

Playing in the Spring Sensory Bin - We soon moved it to the floor!

Rock Painting

Our Flower Shop

On A Bug Hunt

Creating Bug Jar - Got a little carried away with the stickers!


Next week is Spring Break around here so we'll be off-schedule.  Our plans are to start our resurrection eggs, do some activities with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and maybe even a trip to the zoo!

Additional Link for Spring Activities:  Totally Tots Spring

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Realizing My Role In Marriage: R-E-S-P-E-C-T



This is one of those posts I really don't want to write but once again I said I'd be honest.  This blog is about me trying to live out my priorities-the good, the bad, and the ugly. So while I'm a little embarrassed here's some of the bad and the ugly!

For the last couple weeks I've been a rather bitter wife.  My husband has been working to provide for our family, coaching and then on weekends he usually is hunting or fishing.  He hasn't been home very much at all.  I'm 35 weeks pregnant and felt that instead he should be home catering to my every need!  Isn't that what husbands are supposed to do while you are pregnant?  Run out for every craving, rub your feet, wait on you hand and foot?

That's not what the Bible says and I've been convicted on that this week during our GMG study.  So many people turn to self-help books or counselors but whom better to listen to than the one who not only CREATED man and woman but the institution of marriage!  He's already laid out the "secret" to a successful marriage for us.  Somehow until this week I'd missed part of it.  I'd read and comprehended  most of it but hadn't really let the 33rd verse of Ephesians sink in and boy is it important!   He created us quite differently but then He told us exactly what the other one needs:

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.  Ephesians 5:33
There's the secret - Women need to be loved and men need to be respected.  I hadn't felt loved (because of my selfish way of thinking) and so in return I hadn't been respecting my husband.

Our GMG post on Monday was a guest post by Dr. Emerson Eggerich.  He says,
"A husband is to obey the command to love even when a wife does not obey this command to respect, a wife is to obey the command to respect even when a husband does not obey this command to love."
Ouch!  That one hit home!!

Then Tuesday I read:  "Husbands love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it." Ephesians 5:25.

I went to a Bible Study not long ago and loved the way this scripture was brought out. Christ not only died for the church but he gave himself for it DAILY.  Making sacrifices for us so that not only do we have life but we have it more abundantly. While this says husbands you could easily exchange it for wives too. We should strive daily to make our spouse's life better!  It's easy to say we'd die for them but what about those everyday sacrifices we could make to put them first so that their life could be easier and more abundant?

By Tuesday night when my husband got home I was apologizing. No more griping, trying to make him feel guilty when in reality he was trying his best and doing all he could!   And truth be told I know that if I'd of shared any craving or  other want (not even need) to him he would've gotten or done it for me!  As he has many times!

We are often so stubborn (me especially) and don't want to humble ourselves and admit when we are wrong. However, I've learned that since we are one (Ephesians 5:31) when we love and respect each other then love and respect are usually returned. Of course it also works the other way, when we hurt each other then we are only hurting ourselves!

I love what Whitney says about love and respect and the "Vicious Cycle" in her post this week: 
"Much of our wedding day is a blur, but one thing I’ll never forget is our pastor friend speaking of the “vicious cycle” of love and respect that day.  Since then it has become a popular term that Tyler and I refer to often in our marriage.  It’s the “vicious cycle” that’s explained in Ephesians 5:  when I respect and submit to Tyler out of obedience to God, then it prompts him to respond in love.  And when he loves me as Christ loved the church, I want to respect and submit all the more.  And the cycle continues."

Can you relate? Where is your marriage in this cycle?  Do you need to "re-set" the cycle? 
Here are a couple other blogs on marriage I enjoyed this week:

Being Kind - Joy from Grace Full Mama

Hubby First Hospitality - Karen Ehman   

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Cleaning Style, "Green" Cleaning Products and More!



I 'm not sure where last week went but before I knew it the week was over and I hadn't blogged at all!  I didn't intentionally take a "blogging break" but obviously it wasn't a priority for me last week!  The good news is that I did get a lot of other things done!  Including sticking to my 31 Days to Clean.  Ok-so maybe I haven't done EVERYTHING on the EXACT day I was supposed to but I have doubled up a few days so I'm still on task!  Isn't that what Sarah Mae means by imperfection and "do something"??? 

Hopefully, at least a few of you are still with me even though I failed to blog last week!  Hang in there b/c we're already at the 1/2 way point!!

I don't know about you but something about clean windows, baseboards and ceiling fans (along with this 80 degree weather) makes me feel like Spring is here!  Living room and kitchen are completely done. The bedroom is almost done and I've gotten out a few spring/Easter decorations.  The winter quilts have been packed up and the spring bedding is out!



 If you need a little motivation then clean out your couches and see what you can find!  I found all sorts of "treasures" while vacuuming out the couches:  hair bows, ponytail holders, colored pencil, 1/2 box of cereal "Miss Priss" apparently spilled when I didn't realize it, a pearl earring, and a black necklace I've never seen before (the hubby got questioned on that one!)

Seriously, Sarah Mae has lots of tips to motivate us this week and a survey to discover our cleaning style.   My cleaning style was "supportive".   I enjoy having someone guide me and would do best with a program to teach and guide me (imagine that-another reason I'm loving this book!).   She recommends the Fly Lady for my cleaning style which I hope to check out more of soon!

Finally, I'm curious do you use any "homemade" or "green" cleaning products?  I've done a little research on this and it's amazing how you can take just a few simple household items and create cleaning supplies.  You're not smelling all the harsh chemicals, so it's better for you, the environment and it's cheaper!  For example, vinegar has become one of my favorite things to use to clean. I've always mixed it with water to clean my floors (hardwood) but I'm discovering more and more ways to use it.  One thing I'm hoping to try fairly soon is some homemade laundry detergent!  Here are a few links with some tips and tricks.  I'd love to hear yours and how this challenge is going for you!

http://homemakerschallenge.com/2012/03/16/journey-from-regular-cleaning-products-to-green-clean/




Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tot School: Dr.Seuss



The last two weeks of Tot School have been very laid back.  I’ve realized that time with just “Miss Priss” and I is quickly coming to an end as we get closer and closer to her baby sister arriving.  So instead of so many planned activities we’ve spent a lot of time just playing.  She’s CONSTANTLY asking “Mommy will you play with me?”  At this age not only is it important for them to still be able to play but they can learn just as much from playing as a structured activity.  She’s all into her dolls and dollhouse right now, as well as her kitchen.   As we “play” she’s still constantly learning new vocabulary, colors, counting, motor skills, etc.

We have done a few activities these last two weeks to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  She loves Tot School too and often asks to do it so I usually try to have something ready!  We spent a couple days doing activities on The Cat in the Hat and then a couple days on One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish.


Table Time:
  1. Made Cat in the Hat hats
  2. Decorated a hat for the Cat- Simply gave them a sheet with the cat with a blank hat and they painted and added stickers to decorate it
  3. Play-dough- created a birthday cake with candles for Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Floor Time:

  1. Practiced Balancing Things Like the Cat – Used blocks several times to see how high we could stack them without them falling.  We usually didn’t make it very far as it was more fun to knock them down than build them up!
  2. Relay Balancing Race – “Miss Priss” and I had a relay race where we balanced a cup on a plate and raced from one side of the room to the other.

Snacks:

We never made it around to any theme related snacks :(  I had planned on doing some Cat Hat Parfaits by layering red jello and Cool Whip but never purchased the red jello!



Table Time:

  1. Traced her handprint to resemble a fish then she colored and decorated it
  2. Sorted colored goldfish
  3. Made a collage by stamping fish and using fish stickers
  4. Play-dough:  Used fish cookie cutters

Floor Time:

  1. Went fishing in the bathtub using foam fish cutouts; identified  the color of the fish
  2. I cut out some construction paper fish and placed them in a fish bowl.  Asked “Miss Priss” to find me a certain color.

 Music:



Snacks:

Goldfish


Building with Blocks


Sorting/Graphing Fish

Fishing in the Bathtub

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Restored, Renewed and Revived




“That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;  And that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”  Ephesians 4:21-24


Re·viv·al [noun]– the act of restoring life

I mentioned in the previous post that Revival season is upon us in our church association.   I love Spring Revival because it’s so easy to look around us and see things being brought back to life, especially this year as it have been unseasonably warm in our area.  We can already see daffodils,  Bradford pears, and even some Dogwoods starting to bloom.  Life is coming back all around us!


It reminds me of our spiritual lives.  Ideally, we’d all love to be constantly fruitful – blooming with God’s love, peace, and joy all the time. But unfortunately we’re human and just like nature, we go through seasons in our spiritual life. 


When we are first saved, God takes out our stony heart and gives us a new one. (Eze.36:26) Our sins along with the person we used to be our buried and we become a new person.  Unfortunately, being this new person doesn’t just come naturally (or at least it doesn’t for me) from that point on.   



2 Corinthians 4:16 says “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”

Each day I must die out to sin and be renewed by Christ. 


If you look around at the trees during the winter-they’re dead and not much to look at. However, then comes spring, those warmer days when they’re getting the light and the sources of food they need. Then they start to bloom again. Even in our deadest days when we are far from our Light- God is still there.  Even though on the outside we may look and even feel dead and useless- God still has hope for us!  He still has a purpose for our lives! As long as we turn back to Him and get what we need spiritually then He’ll revive us. 

As I study these scriptures this week and prepare for Revival my desire is to truly be restored, renewed and revived:

Restored

“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”  Psalm 51:12

Sometimes I need to go back to where it all started.   Remember when you were first saved?   I do!  I remember the joy that came from being made new.  I remember rising from the altar and feeling total peace and contentment.  I remember feeling free from sin.   That joy didn’t just end the next day.  It’s still with me, even though at times I must ask God to restore it.  

Renewed
 
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”  Psalm 51:10. 

Sometimes we have to ask God to clean us up!  We must again lay aside the “old man” and His sinful ways.  ANYTHING that is coming between us and God must be cast to the side!  Things have been revealed to me even this week as I’ve studied and prayed for God to show me anything in my life that is a hindrance.  When we put aside these things and clean up our heart, then the right spirit will be renewed!  He can give us an even clearer purpose and desire to do His work!    

Revived  

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”  Isaiah 57:15
 I love that the first part of this verse tells how big and powerful God dwelling in high and holy places.  Yet the end says that when we become humble and sincerely remorseful then He’s right there with us too!  And why is He there?   Because He’s ready and willing to revive us!  When we truly become humble and willing then He is ready give us back life.

 That’s my desire to be on “fire” for Him and about his business!  I want once again to be renewed in the spirit and put on the “new man:!


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March Resolutions







Hello March!  I'm a few days behind on this since we were out of town the end of last week but here goes...







I only had two February resolutions and they were:

  1. Helping my Mom and Sister Host a Tea Party for the Ladies at Church:  Check!  We had a great time both planning it and then attending the tea party.  I actually wrote a blog on it at the beginning of the month. "Miss Priss" and I also had a tea party on Valentine's Day which was also a lot of fun!
  2. Set up Nursery (and deciding on a name would be a plus too!):  Not exactly a check but I have made progress!  There is furniture in the nursery and the bedding is being made.  I was hopign to be able to post a nice picture for everyone to see but maybe soon.  As far as a name, we have narrowed it down too but still not sure enough to announce it yet :)

So here are my Goals/Resolutions for March:

  1. Finish Nursery
  2. Finish 31 Days to Clean which will also mean my Spring Cleaning will be done!
  3. Be Revived!  Revivals have officially started in the Association in which my church is a part of and I'm hoping to be able to attend not only ours but several others.  I also hope to be able to get out and visit and really get a burden and desire to see others accept Christ as their Savior! 
  4. Sharecrop - I was hoping to have a small garden of my own this year but since I'm expecting a new baby in just a month it seems a bit to tackle on my own even on a small scale.  So instead my brother-in-law has been kind enough to lend me part of his garden (where the soil is already ready) to plant a few things such as lettuce, peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes.  I hope by the end of May to enjoy a fresh salad!  "Miss Priss" loves salad so I'm hoping this is something we can work on and enjoy even after her new baby sister comes. 
So there are my March resolutions.  I'll let you know how it all goes!

Monday, March 5, 2012

My Secret to Getting it “All” Done



There’s one thing I learned from 31 Days that I still do nearly every day and that’s make a “Six List”.  The Six List has been a lifesaver for me in managing the house (and in everything I do)!   There have been those moments when I felt SO overwhelmed and behind that I thought I’d never get it done!   However, one six list a day and before I knew it I was caught up!  Here are a few reasons I LOVE the Six List:

1.        It’s Simple: It only takes me about 2 minutes every night to make the list. I used to write my list on paper but then I found this dry erase board at the Dollar Tree and I’ve been using it every since (and yes it came with the marker and even a string to hang it-for $1!!) Every night I simply erase my list and create the one for the next day.  (I also keep my prayer list at the bottom of the board just as a daily reminder J)



2.       It’s Short:  Since it is only six things I almost always finish it. This makes even those big tasks manageable and gives me a sense of accomplishment!

3.       It Helps Me Stay On-Task:  It’s easy to get distracted when you’re at home all day! And some distractions are alright but some aren’t!  So having the six list in front of me all day helps me remember what I need to get done that day and stay-on-task. 

4.       It’s Efficient:   If for some reason I don’t finish a task then I move it to the next day and since I get tired of writing the same thing over and over I’m less likely to procrastinate! Instead I get it done so I can check it off!

So I challenge you to give it a shot! See if it doesn’t make your life simpler! 

How’s the challenge going for everyone else?  I must confess we were out of town Thursday and Friday so I’m a little behind myself and have some catching up to do!


For the complete history on the Six List click here.