I was a substitute teacher in second grade Friday morning. At snack time, the children had rice krispy treats. We were one short. I wish I would have realized all of this sooner, but by the time we realized it many had started eating and I was not sure what I would do for the little boy who was without a treat. One girl who had not yet opened hers, looked at me. I asked her if she would be willing to break hers in half and share with the little boy. She agreed. She happily agreed. And the boy didn't whine or complain about only getting a half. It was one of my favorite second grade moments.
A friend texted me and said her house was in shambles. Piles everywhere and was not sure where to begin. She asked for a little help and accountability. The good thing is, this was my situation two weeks ago and I had a friend encourage me to set a timer. (thank you Shannon) Ten minutes in one room and you can't leave for anything. Not for the dryer buzzer, not to refill my coffee cup, not to call someone and tell them about my recent thrift store finds, not to go grab a granola bar. The progress I felt after ten min. in one room made me want to set the timer for another 10. Three or four afternoons of this over the course of a week and things looked MUCH better. I was able to give my friend the same advice. (this sort of comes from the Fly Lady too) Another favorite is to go into a room and find seven things to throw away and seven things to donate.
Another thing that is great is before and after pictures.
There is a still a lot of work to be done.
This is a good weekend of pumpkins and pumpkin carving, applesauce in the crock pot, football, a visit with Papa and Grandma, a delicious dinner at Porterhouse, kitten cuddles and good times...