Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Flylady and Shiny Sinks

Some time ago, back when I was a brand-new mommy, I couldn't take care of the whole house like I wanted to. I didn't know what my priorities were and I didn't know the best way for me to maintain a minimum amount of order.

Some dear friend recommended Flylady to me. She is a real person who has been in real life. She knows how it feels to be overwhelmed. She had excellent advice for me and I recommend her to you if you feel overwhelmed at life.

One of the things she taught me was to "shine your sink". If you clean out your kitchen sink every day, you will feel better about your whole life. If you have an accomplishment, a place to stare at and smile, you can tackle the big stuff.

You might laugh to find out that the way I interpreted "shine your sink" was to start putting all the dirty dishes on the counter instead of the sink. So my sink was in fact clean, but that didn't mean that there were no dirty dishes.

After 10 years of parenting, and 10 years of pedaling along life's highway, I think I might be ready to put the dishes back in the sink, but to really take care of those dishes every day. Or at least every week. Or when I'm feeling overwhelmed.

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