• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 121 (New Daily Habits)

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    Sunday, November 9, 2014

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  0.00 miles;  Running Total: 29.57 miles)

    Day 121 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    I cleaned.  Like, all day.  I went on a tear and now the house looks uh-mazing.  I wish it would stay that way.

    It’s funny how bad the house gets when I’m sick.  Justin cleans and he does a pretty good job but clutter piles up until I feel better.

    I decluttered the areas on my list.  The backpack area near the door, the kitchen counters and bar, and the top of the dryer were pretty easy.

    My car, however, was a project.  I found all kinds of stuff in there.

    In addition to the red wig that went with the third grade pumpkin project I found no less than four Hot Wheels cars, my daughter’s purse containing five dollars in change and several miniature My Little Ponies, and a three foot blue sword (this was in there… why?).

    According to the website now I’m supposed to develop five daily habits for keeping those areas clean.  Other than just ‘keeping them clean’ I have no idea what daily habits might help.

    Some things I’m going to try:

    • Keep flat surfaces clear.  Most of the areas on my list are flat areas that just collect junk.  If I can keep them clear on a daily basis then problem solved!  (It sounds so damn simple on paper.)
    • Institute a Family 15 Minute Pick Up around the house.  I can usually get 15 minutes of work out of the kids without threats of calling CPS because I’m the ‘meanest mom eh-ver‘.  They’ll grumble, but I think they’ll do it.
    • Institute a Family 3 Minute Pick Up when leaving the car.  This is going to be the hard one.  I’m not sure how kids carry so much junk into a car (ahem… three foot blue sword…), but no one ever wants to carry out of the car.

    Today’s silver lining:  It feels good to have these areas under control.  Even if it’s only for the moment. 

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.

    xoxo,
    Meghan

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  1. Tammy Fowler says:

    I read this wrong the first time and thought the three foot blue sword was in your daughter’s purse. I thought, wow, that’s a large purse for a little kid if you can fit a sword in it! Anyway, good luck with keeping the clutter in check. I myself do a horrible job with that and I don’t even have small kids to blame.

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