Monday, June 30, 2008

Developing a working schedule

Developing a working schedule has been a work in progress for me.

God deals with me with my schedule, and its important to me to be on top of my time, because it so easily gets away from me. I've often said I'm like a four year old- I need that structure.

Like a warm cup of coffee has a 31 days cleaning/organizing challenge. Today, it is developing a schedule, which I have actually recently done thanks to fly lady. I've got my "control journal" up and running!

Here is my current schedule:

5:30-7:30a Wake, breakfast, coffee, morning quiet time, dress and morning chores. My chores consist of unloading the dishwasher each morning and folding clothes. I usually try to do one other thing before I leave for work, sweep, dust, or . . . sometimes I just sit and watch the birds out of the dining room window.

8:00-5:00 at my job, working 9 to 5 what a way to make a living, barely getting by, its all taking and no giving....

6:00p Home again. My husband has usually put the dinner I made the night before in the oven. I leisurely eat dinner and spend time with husband.

7:30-8:00p Dog is walked.

8:00-9:00p I make tomorrow's dinner and put in fridge with written instructions to husband on what to do with it. Clean kitchen, start dishwasher and possibly a load of clothes. I lay out my clothes for the next day.

9:00-10:00p bath, blogging and then bedtime.

My two favorite time quotes:
You may not have time to have a clean car, a clean house or clean hair all on the same day, but you do have time to do what God has put you on earth to do, and a little sightseeing along the way.
Author unknown.

Organization doesn't solve every problem, but it gives you a tool to better handle what you face on any given day. Author unknown.

Want to see other's schedules? Visit Like a warm cup of coffee


Darlene said...

Wow! that is an awesome schedule! I just love Flylady. I try to keep my sink sparkling each day. You have inspired me to get busy on making me a schedule for August when school starts back and one for when I am off for summer.

Thanks for the encouragement!


Kari & Kijsa said...

We love a schedule...makes everything easier!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

ValleyGirl said...

Great job! I followed the link to the "Like a warm cup of coffee" blog and now I've bookmarked the post where she lists all the days. I'd like to try this, but I think it will wait until fall or winter. With tackling the weight loss this summer and wanting to spend as much time outdoors as I can, I don't want to add any new challenges!!

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

Love this idea. I, too, am a schedule girl. Life doesn't function without my schedule and my handy list. I'm going to check out that other blog right now too. :)

Sarah Mae said...

Great schedule! I love when I see people getting up so early in the am - it's such a peaceful time of day...

Berry Family said...

I also like flylady. I have 3 kids, 3 dogs, a husband and a cat. I need schedules in order to stay sane.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Brandee :-)

Nicol said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love you flag pictures.

I love having a schedule. I wish that my schedule was a little better or that I stuck to it better. I can't count how many times I think that if I had a schedule things would run better. Then I remember that I have one.

My goal this week is to use my time a little wiser. Maybe it is time to rethink my schedule and tweak it.