not really, it's elise.
but i do love to be organized.
i love the feeling i get when i have my day planned out, or a drawer cleaned, or my refrigerator with the yogurts in a row all facing the same way (ooh, that sounds a little like 'sleeping with the enemy', i promise i'm not creepy organized)
so in a having a baby, i've lost a lot of the control of my day that i used to love.
that's fine, i'd much rather have the baby than a perfectly planned day.
but, i think it's time to get a little organized.
and after a very productive discussion with susanne this morning, i've decided to take more control of my day. by the time i feed, change, play with, interact, and read to sadie, i'm exhausted! so when she's sleeping, all i want to do is blog surf or watch tv. both of which are fun, but not too productive.
so thanks to susanne's advice, i looked at motivatedmoms.com and have decided to buy and download a yearly schedule. if you haven't looked at this site before, it's fantastic! and attainable, not like clean your entire house in one day, but small tasks i can manage while still taking care of a baby AND having very important free time.
i especially enjoy the "pamper yourself" box to check off in the weekly schedule. i'm all about pampering!!
so i asked mike to pick me up an organizer at target today, and this is what he picked! love the brown and turquoise, and love that he knew i would love it.
in starting to get organized tonight, i threw away TONS of catalogs and magazines that we had laying around the house. have i told you i have a little bit of an online shopping addiction?
well apparently, the more you shop on online, the more catalogs you get in the mail.
i threw away all but a couple of magazines to look at, and i've decided as i get new catalogs/magazines i will put them in my daily read pile and then promptly throw them away when i'm done.
i've also included the Bible in my daily read pile. it's a goal of mine to read some portion of the Bible daily, and i do really good for awhile, then get off track. but in the schedule on motivatedmoms.com, it even has a daily Bible reading section, so i have no excuse to not read it!