My kryptonite is putting things away. If I get a pen out to scribble a note, it could be two weeks before I even notice the darn thing to put it away. This used to be annoying, now it is practically devastating especially if that pen is a Sharpie. Let's not talk about scissors. They have legs--I swear.
But several years ago I found Flylady.net. She is a bit more than I need, but certainly gave me some tools to stop my cycle of messiness and guilt. She was able to teach me to do what my mom had been telling me to do for as long as I remember: "finish a job." I don't always do it, but I do try and know how. I had a piano professor once tell me that great performers don't always make good teachers. My parents have a natural ability to be sterilely tidy. They used to routinely wash the garage floor. I feel good if I can walk on the floor in our garage. So, I drove my mom to distraction, but I swear, I didn't know how to keep my things neat. Well, that is what I am sticking with.
Flylady and I parted ways because she is kinda gorges your inbox. Also, I got a little overwhelmed by the structure. I just don't quite need all the tools she offers.
And then there was the shoe issue. She preaches that you have to wear lace up shoes. Well, some of my cutest shoes don't lace up. And. I. Love. Shoes. And I am bothered by non-compliance. So, that was the end of my Flylady era.
So, I am exploring Habithacker.com. I will let you know how it goes, but so far I am loving it. Actually, I just followed one email and cleaned up My Space and it has infected the rest of my kitchen.
And, since my space is also my baking island, fun-mom made an unscheduled appearance today. We made a version of Cheerios Jumbo Breakfast Cookies and I didn't have to spend thirty minutes cleaning the counters!