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I’m FLYing. Or will be, soon.

on August 18, 2009

The house is overwhelming me. I had considered showing you all a picture of what the living room looked like Monday morning when we got home. But I figured you’ve all seen footage of earthquake zones before.

It shouldn’t overwhelm me, because it’s not such a big place, at least not by American standards. We have three bedrooms, a living/dining room, a kitchen, bathroom and shower room. And the balcony – no garden or stairwell as it’s an apartment.

But nonetheless, it does overwhelm me. I don’t know how other people manage to raise children and clean at the same time. (I understand still less how anyone enjoys cleaning!) At the moment, the house is in such a state that I barely know where to start. So I have turned back to FLYlady, in the hope of getting a routine set up.

Flylady says: You can do anything for fifteen minutes.
Flylady also says: It didn’t get like this in a day, so it won’t get sorted out in a day either.
And finally Flylady says: Are you living in CHAOS? (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome)

No, no I’m not. Actually I’m living in COBYHTTUAYFUS.
(That’s: Come Over But You’ll Have To Take Us As You Find Us Syndrome. I know, it’s not so easy to pronounce as CHAOS).

But I would quite like to be able to feel that things are always nearly company-ready. So let’s see if this works.


4 responses to “I’m FLYing. Or will be, soon.

  1. Some people have “the” gift for keeping a perfect house. I don't have “the” gift! However, I've learned to not think less of my self because God gave me gifts in other areas. I stress out a lot less now!

  2. yoongz says:

    Don't stress out – a house is to be made a home – i find if i spend too long making it nice & clean, i get terribly upset when Tobias/Hubby messes it up, even a little & really it's not such a big deal – a friend once very wisely said, “A house which is too clean & tidy feels too precious to be lived in properly, too cold & separated – some mess needs to be there for it to feel like home.”
    i completely agree 😉

  3. I feel your pain. I hate cleaning too, but of course it's not a good thing to be living in it must be done. sigh. Hope you enjoy it more than I do! =)

    p.s. I dont have your address for hte bear yet. Can you please send it to
    Thanks! =)

  4. Christy says:

    FlyLady worked for me for a little while but the novelty wore off and I'm right back to where I was. A big part of my problem is that we just have too much stuff. I'm trying to declutter. ugh.

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