Monday, February 18, 2013

Am I Flying Solo...

or do I have FlyLady buddies in Buttercupland?

I've been getting FlyLady emails for years, but I generally just delete them. Over the weekend I was deleting email and I stopped to read a few of the ones from FlyLady, and something just clicked. I'm happy to say I just did the assignment for today, fifteen minutes straightening my bedroom. I set the timer on my phone and finished the basic straightening in seven minutes. Is anyone else following FlyLady?

For those who aren't familiar FlyLady is a fun, easy structure for "getting your house and life in order." Subscribers get daily emails and there's lots of inspiration. I'm not sure why it clicked this afternoon, but I am happy to keep going with FlyLady and hope to see a lot less clutter around me. 

So enjoyed this extra day off from work. It dawned on me that there's only about a month left of winter and I was thrilled to see that it was still light out at 5:30. I ran an errand in Midtown -- West 57th Street -- and noticed that the Verizon store was close to empty. The store in my neighborhood is always crowded, at least on weekends and evenings when I can get there, and the wait for service can be an hour. I was happy to find there was no line -- they are in a business neighborhood -- and I got my new phone. My old phone was having problems charging and it was very frustrating to see that although the phone was plugged in the charger, it hadn't charged. I definitely have a learning curve with the new phone, but if I'm stumped I have a fourteen year-old friend I can call for advice.   

Settling in for a cup of tea, the NY Times crossword and thoughts of when the fourth season of "Downton Abbey" will begin. 

Have a warm and cozy evening!


Maggid said...

Thanks for the tip. I've just signed up for flylady - I read a little of the blog . . what a delight.

Sending you lots of love,

Sheilagh said...

I think I need Flylady :).

I am restcricting my time on the internet, not leaving all together. I would miss you and my other blog friends to much. So visiting the net every other day rather than more than several times a day is my plan:)

Love n hugs


Jacquelineand.... said...

Flylady hmmm? Something to check out next week; this week is a bit too frantic but it sounds like a good idea.

Yay for young, techno-savvy, friends!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Fly lady is an inspiration when you need some motivation. it's amazing what you can do just 15 minutes at a time. Glad you had a great day off. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Theresa said...

I don't know Fly Lady:) Sounds like I need to pay her a visit! Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!


FlyLady is interesting and fun. Though she and I parted ways way back when. GOOD LUCK with her and the new phone.

Ms Sparrow said...

I heard on TV last night that the 4th season of Downton Abbey is in production right now.

Donna said...

How funny .. my daughter just called me at work today to ask if I would do the fly lady thing with her. We just started it today. I need to get rid of the clutter in my life!

Karen said...

I think I need Fly Lady. Or a maid. Maybe both. Glad your phone was fixed. I can't figure mine out either. I'm too lazy to learn. Gotta go vacuum. Where's my maid?