There's a whole bunch of blogs doing "31 Days of SOMETHING" this month, where they write on one topic for 31 things. I'm linking to some of them on the blogroll this month.
One of the series that caught my eyes was 31 Days of Emerging from the Chaos by Portrait of an Artist as a Young Mom. THAT sounded like one I might want to follow. I know chaos. My kind of messy makes other people's messy look clean....and that's not where the chaos ends. I forget dates, loose things, show up late more time than not. Well, when I read her first few Chaos posts I knew I had found a kindred spirits....these quotes will give you an idea of what I mean:
"I checked a few of those 'clutter' blogs out today, and was fairly disheartened to find that some of the 'before' photos posted in their 'before and after' segments looked pretty darn good to me. I'd love to get to the point where my afters look as good as their befores. That alone would be a triumph."
Amen! Glad I'm not the only one!
"There's some serious workaholicism (another made up word!) mixed with laziness...When I get on a scent of something interesting on the internet, boy-howdy, I can stick to it like a hound dog and research a topic until I know more about it than should ever be necessary."
Uh huh...you can't believe how motivated I can be on things that AREN'T HOUSEWORK.
"Let's not even talk about what happens when I get into a good book.
Let me guess...
"...this usually leaves me realizing at midnight (or later, sometimes much later) that I didn't do the dishes yet and I never moved the morning's load of laundry to the dryer, let alone put the next three loads in. I wash up a few essential breakfast dishes, give up, and go to bed."
Yeah, been there! Done that!
I'm glad the Flylady approach works for a lot of people. I've tried it out, but I have learned about myself that I don't want someone else to tell me what to do--and especially not in lots of email notifications."
Are you my clone?
Anyways, you can read more of her blog here. As it happens I'm trying to get my house clean for my son's birthday party in a few weeks (yes, it may take that long to do it). While I will NOT be posting for 31 days ( I can't clean AND do that can I? Well, maybe I can...but I'm not going to try.) there are some things I'd like to share with you on my "trying to be cleaner and more organized" journey, and I'll share what I can here.