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Organization Skills?

June 26th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

When I step into my office at work I know where pretty much everything is. If it is not in a file, tray or cabinet someone has confiscated it off of my desk. Here I am organized. It's under control. So, when I step into my home why do I have the feeling I have been robbed every time I walk in the door. Ransacked. Pilaged. Papers ascew on the coffee table, mail on the arm of the couch, stray items here and there. Clothing, toys, etc. Of course part of the answer is obvious my children, DH and grandchildren do not come to work with me (thank God!)and of course life happens at home. Now it isn't always this bad at our house but I still have a hard time finding things and our home office/computer room is unorganized. I believe part of the answer is DH and I do things differently. Where he thinks something ought to be filed or kept and where I think it should be or always different even when there is a file for it!LOL! There have been several times over the course of the years he has changed our system without telling me. Sigh. So now we have half of some things here and half of them there. Just UGH.

Maybe I should go back to the FlyLady system babysteps and my timer and 15 minutes! Are any of you familiar with this? How do you all organize files, papers even finances? I'm curious!

Where did the time go?

June 25th, 2013 at 11:56 am

Wow! Long time no post!! Time gets away from us no?
DD went to a slumber party back at the end of May that I had to shell quite a few bucks out for. Her swimsuit didn't fit but luckily I found one for $9.97. and a cheap cover up that can be used as a shirt too. The expensive part was the call I got at 10:30 that night DD had gotten hit in the mouth by a Wii controller and had a huge chip out of her tooth. We had to take her to the ER to control the pain and got her into the dentist the next day to the tune of $372! Too many girls at the slumber party I think! LOL! They started out with 45 girls at the bday party and 29 spending the night. Except it dropped down to 27 after DD's incident because her little friend wanted to go home too! Bad part is I had to do Care Credit because we didn't have it but if I pay it off in 6 months no interest! Should be no problem!

Other financial news I got a 9% raise that just about covers my car payment. So that was a big boost for us.
DH had to be put on insulin but he applied for some study that puts some kind of pump or medicine in his stomach(not sure about all the details yet!)and he gets paid for doing it so we will see.

So far doing great on the grocery budget this month we are at $248. Hope everyone is doing well!

Happy Tuesday!