Sunday, December 5, 2010

Habits for December

Ok the only habit for December is menu planning. I will see a dietrisien to help me with that Thursday. The main idea for doing that is to plan a menu for a year. That will help me with my groceries planning and my budget.
Will keep you up date with the menu planning.

December Habits

Can you believe it, it is December the year is at a end and Christmas music is playing in the shops and every where. This time of the year remember me of my dad's pass away. He died Christmas morning in 2005. I always said for the kids Christmas will never be the same so there was no Christmas tree or music in my house. I start giving Sunday school this year and must learn the kids about Christmas and the biggest gift we ever received Jesus. I suddenly realized that I can't talk about life forever if I still mourn my fathers death. I made the decision to made Christmas my personal testimonial day.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Last week of November

November I didn't write regular, last week we have a power failure and that lead that we don't have any signal for our internet connections. The cellphone companies still didn't hear about sun power for there towers. May be that will change in the future, because a town about 250 km from us will get there own solar farm and I am so proud of my sister's dh he start the planning for it. I just hope and pray that they will receive the money for all his hard work.
This last 2 weeks was not so good but I will not complaining about it. It was my own fault. What will I do to change my way of thinking: I will get in bed with dh and will get out of bed 30 min before him to get myself ready for the day. The other way round does not work, because he don't want to get in bed late and I don't want to get out of bed very early. It sounds childes but I need to do that the keep my head clear.
The funny thing about it is that I have more energy and can do more things.
Habits that I have establish in November is mountwashmore (the laundry) I done it every day and it is really under control.
Ok I cann't think properly know because I have a call out, will come back later today.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November week 2

This is the second week of November. Sorry I didn't write anything last week. Last week I was just feel sorry for myself and I didn't do anything positive to my habits.
Ok no more sorry ass, from now on I will be positive. I have injured my ankle during a walk and i have to take things slow. The next week my NEWO will be a walk on the exercise machine this is less stress full on my ankle.
My bbr is slowly getting in place the swich and swipe thing seems the thing that I always keep for last and then it doesn't happen any advice will be helpful so that I can do it every day.
I start with my whb and detail cleaning I plan to divide my house in the different zones and do a zone on a day. Example Eds flat is zone 1 and that is Mondays, Yds and dh office is zone 2 and that is Tuesdays, the launch, guest room, main bathroom, my room, is zone 4 and that is Thursdays, the kitchen is zone 5 and that is Fridays. Will come back next week and tell you how it go. I have try it this week the first 2 zones worked perfect but then I get lazy and feel sorry for myself, but that will stop from today.
I will get of my ass and start doing things around and in the house. Because I love my family and I love myself.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Habits

For November I want to learn the following habits, FACE. I will used Flylady's face control journal for that. But the most important thing for me with this habit is to control our spendings. We spend so much money on things that we don't need. I just want to get October's habits to settle in. Mainly the BBR that is set out my clothes for tomorrow, polish my shoes, swish and swipe the bathrooms and the kitchen, packed lunch boxes for me and dh. The other thing is the WHB that need attention.
See you all again on Sunday.

October week 5

Yes I know I was suppose to write it yesterday, and that is what I do now. Over all was October not so good as September but there is some routines that get settle in. With the NEWO it is going good. With the body clutter it going slowly but steady this week I lost only 200g but that is a lost. It will be better

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Week 4 October

This week was a good week for me I lost 1.2 kg and weight now 85.8kg that was a long time ago that I weight that. I wish I know what the biggest loser do that they can lost between 3 and 8 kg in a week. The NEWO getting better every day and I start loving it.
Ok I drop the visualizing thing totally for this month. I will do it next month hopefully.
There is a lot of other routines I get hold of. My laundry is been done every day, I wash in the after noon and hang it outside at night the next morning I fold it up and iron it. It is so fast that way.
The Swiss and Swipe thing is getting under control for the bathrooms as well as for the kitchen. I am so proud of myself.
Just want to get the kids and dh to start getting some routines of them self. There is a lot of things that need to be done outside the house. I will get there. I just must remember myself every day Rome is not build in 1 day so all the things that need to been done on a weekly basis and daily basis will been done at a time.
Thank you so much for all your support and love, without it I will not be so far.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Week 3 October

This week was not so good for my new routines. But I am on my way to learning them I think I just need to give me more time for this month routines.
I didn't lose anything this week but my clothes show me another story so I start not to believe in a scale any more.
This week was great in the scenes that dh was phoned by a mining company and that he must represent his cv to them. They also asked for mine, but my post will be a contract for a year and I am currently afraid for that. So I made a decision to start with the occupational health course and then I can applied for a permanent post. So wish me good luck for this course. Will keep you update what is happening.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Week 2 October

I am at the end of week 2 in my second month of new habits. I am so sorry to tell you but with the visualizing it didn't went well. There is now excuses for that I just didn't made time for it during the day. But with my NEWO (no excuse workout) that went well. If I didn't do a workout I did do some yard loving with a fork really deep working and I love it. I through away 2kg/4pounds of body clutter but I feel good. The clothes that I bought at the end of September start to getting to big and that I want.

With my BBR it went well just slip 2 times to put my clothes out for tomorrow but that is ok.

Thank you ladies for all your support on my journey.

Just want to tell you my house is been detailed clean except for the windows but that I shall do before Christmas.

My holiday is now over and I start to work again from next week. See you all next Sunday.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


This is my second month in my way to new habits. I new habits I really want to take care of this month is my body clutter. The biggest loser idea didn't work this week. But I did some lovely movements during the day. I decide to take part in Jon Gabriel method as well he believe strongly in visualizing. He believe that you can create the body you desire with your mind. I start believe in him, because I did it this week and some how I start to drink more water and I didn't grave for sweet stuff. Yes I still grave for something but when I start looking in the house I stop and asked myself if I am hungry or not and then my graving stop. I do this visualizing 2 times a day early in the morning and just before I go to bed.
The other habit is my before bed routine this is mainly to shower before bed time get my clothes ready for tomorrow.
With September habits it is still going good I even put something new to shine my sink and that is to swipe my kitchen floor every night. Yes it sounds strange for some people but there is a lot of sand around the house and I have a parrot in the kitchen, so it is quite a mess when I skip to do it for a few days.
Thank you for all your support on my journey.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Habit

Ok today is the start of a couple of new habits but the main gaol of it is to get rid of all my body clutter. I bought some new clothes last week and I get a big surprise my clothes size has increase with 2 sizes. That is bad really bad. So I made the joke to book me in in the biggest loser house for 2 weeks because I am on holiday the next 2 weeks. I will start exercising and make a note of everything I eat during this 2 weeks and hopefully I have lost about 7kg/ 15,43 pounds. Will keep you update on how things is going.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Week 4

Ok week 4 is history and it went well. I can really say every thing went good even on the day I worked late. That day lights was off at 22h00 not as normal it would be 23h00 lunch boxes was packed every nigh before bed. Thank you so much for all your support and love without you i couldn't do it.
The new routines help me to get the courage to plan on the new routines for next month. Thank you so much.
When I was this weekend at my moms house I realize that I must go on with my routines even if I am on holiday. The first night my mom and the boys cleaned the kitchen so I believe that it will be properly but the thing I forget is that the boys don't really fly and my mom she is my mom. The next morning when i wake up I saw the kitchen and I realized that I have to do the last dishes so that the kitchen is shining the next morning. I did it every night and it feel great to do it.
May bee one day my mom and sister will start flying. But know they don't believe in it.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Third week

It is the end of my first week. During the week I have this strange feeling of yes I know how to do the things I must do so yes I can do something extra, that is were the problem begin. I start running late and said for myself it can wait, no Flylady learn me that my sink must shine every night so yes my sink shine every night before I went to bed. That lead to me get later in bed as what I want and made me feel grumpy the ext morning. At Thursday it stop and I am back in my normal sleeping time.
This all lead to not concentrating on my prayers but that changed also. I am back on schedule.
Thank you for all your support during this journey. Did any one of you feel the same? After 3 weeks you start loosing interest, but you know you must go on and just do the things that need to be done.
See you all next week. Have a wonderful week and God bless you all.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thank you

Thank you girls for the encouragement during my journey. If it wasn't for you I don't think i could do it. You made me feel responsible for what I planned. When I start this blog my life changed. Sometimes before this blog it did feel that my life is a lie but now I know that it is not because you all hold me accountable. Thank you so much for all your love and support.

Week 2

Yes I finished week 2 and only on Tuesday I was late for bed with 10min but it is my own fault. Was sitting around and it strike me that there is no ironed clothes for the kids for school so the laundry need some attention. That run a bit late but the rest of the week I was a good girl.
With the 5 elements it going better every time I prayed. I start thinking this baby steps kicking in know.
My kitchen is cleaned and I am a happy girl in the morning.
Yds (youngest dear son) asked last week for me to help him in the morning with some exercises for improving his memory so that is also a new habit and an unplanned one but I will do that for him. He is so clever that little one.

Ok girls and boys you see this week went one very well.

Yes and something very good happen this week with us. My dh (dear husband) get a job that paid good. So we start running in our budget and I love it. Thank you dear Lord for taking care of my family.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

First week

Today is Sunday the first week is over. Yes I know it is only 4 days that I am in this habit blog but yes I did it for days. It was the best 4 days every night before bed my kitchen is cleaned, and it feel wonderful. I even cleaned up my fridge yesterday. Baked a cake it is amazing to think how a dirty kitchen can be mentally, so that you don't want to do anything.
With the praying of the 5 elements it going better every time. It is more natural and it doesn't feel so forced.
Bedtime in the week i am in bed at 21h00 but the weekend is something else. I get my 7 hours sleep during the weekend just to get up later, and it work.
This week I will continue with the 3 habits. Will come back next week and give a report back.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Third day

Ok it is Friday my sink is still shining. It feel so good, the first night it took me almost 30 minutes. Yesterday it was a little easier. So it get faster every time i did it. Thanx girls because of you following me it makes me feel like I want to do it, and that feel good.
With the 5 elements it is difficult because I feel not so comfortable to do it in front of dh. Don't asked me why because I can't answered it. We believe in the same things, it is just one of those things. I have decided to do it in the morning till I am more relaxed with that.
Bed time is going well, last night was a late night. There was a do at the school and we get home at 21h00. But will not let me down I will keep on trying.
Thanks again for all your support.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First day

Ok today is the first day of my restart. Yes I know it is strange for me to be on the internet at 14h00 in the week but the theater is closed for the week. There is some construction troubles that need attention.

For September I want to concurred the following habits: Shine my sink; pray the 5 elements and get in bed at a descent hour. What is a descent hour, it is different for every one. I need 7 hours sleep a night and it took me 30min to get asleep. I wakeup at 4h30 in the morning to get ready for work. If I count everything in it is lights out for me at 21h00. That is my descent hour.

Will come back to you on Sunday to give report back of the weeks results.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I don't know how long it will go but I need a sound board to just tell somebody what I did. Yes I know there isn't a lot of people that will read it but at least there is something that hold me accountable.
The goal of this blog is to keep track of the new habits that I learn. There is a lot but I only want to start with 24. The reason for that is that Flylady and Jon Gabriel told me that to learn a new habit and establish it take 30 days, so it is 1 month.
I will take 1 old habit and reestablish it and 1 total new habit to learn it.
I don't know if it will be possible for me to come back here every day, but I will give report back every Sunday morning.
The old habits is as follow, this is the habits flylady try to learn me but I am to stubborn to learn it.
1. Shine my sink: This is when the kitchen is cleaned and neat before bed time.
2. Put my clothes out for tomorrow.
3. Swish and swipe: This mean clean the bathroom
4. Mount washmore: Laundry every day, wash, fold up, iron and put away.
5. Declutter every day,Room rescue every day
6. Loving movement: Some form of exercising
7. Getting dressed to the shoes, lash-up shoes
8. Making my bed
9. Drinking water, Menu Planning
10. Before bed Routine
11. Paper clutter
12. Pampering

Here is the new routines that I want to establish:
1. Praying the 5 elements of a prayer; Praise and Worship, Confession, Thanks, Intercession, Dedication.
2. Face my finance
3. Visualization according Jon Gabriel methods
4. Detailed cleaning 1 room a week
5. Some private time with my dh daily
6. Packed lunch boxes daily
7. 30min for hobbies daily
8. WHB each week
9. Loving my garden weekly
10. Study or read 30 min a day
11. Baked cookies weekly
12. Repair all the clothes weekly.

Ok I will start the 1 September because that is the beginning of new life.
The first 2 habits is Shine my sink and Pray the 5 elements.

This is how I will do it, will give report of how long it took me the first time to clean up the sink, How it feel when i did it daily.

Please feel free to leave a comment.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Week 28

Monday: "Liplekker" yoghurt Chicken; Rice; Pumpkin; Broccoli

Tuesday: Baked fish; Potatoes; Cucumber, Radish; Lettuce

Wednesday: Mushroom in French bread, Tomato salad

Thursday: Pork; Potaoes; Spinach and onions, Carrotsalad

Friday: Hamburgers

Saturday: Hotdogs

Sunday: BBQ, Beetroot, "Paptert", for dessert, Baked pineapple and honey dessert

If you want a recipe just asked and I will send it to you.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

To tired for thoughts

I am tonight just to tired to think. Just want to be and do nothing. May be i must go and take a long warm shower may be i will feel better then. I wish i can be a funny person on my blog. Some days is better than other days. Today is the day I just want to sit down and feel sorry for myself.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

After the drill

After the drill
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After the drill 1 set of papers need to put away the other 1 need attention.

after 10min

after 10min
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After 10 mins in the drill

before hot spot drill

before hot spot drill
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Face before the drill

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Sometimes it feels for me of lost time when I slept, and then there come a day that I can't get enough sleep.
The people that now a lot of sleep says that it is in portent too get enough for a well balanced life. Well I have defiantly a shortage in sleep. I sat here and sleep like a fish on dry ground. Have to wait for ds to come back home. He work late to night.
If I wasn't tipping it will be some grass that I have made to day. At my work place the nurses that work the night sift say when you write report at 2 am and you can't read your own things it is little grass. See you all tomorrow. Good night.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thank you

This week I have this feeling in me to just say thank you dear Lord that we have a job, with a steady income. That we have a house in this cold winter to live in. Thank you for a car to get my to the work and back save and warm. Thank you for warm clothes to wear. Thank you for a bed with warm blankets to sleep on.
Thank you dear Lord for all the love and warmness from my friends. Thank you for technology so that I could meet friends in other parts of the world.
Thank you Lord for a wonderful and kind husband and 2 beautiful sons that are healthy.
Thank you dear Lord that You love me first so that I can love You.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saterday 26.06.10 to do list

When I waked up this morning I decide it is time to proof that little things at a time can work. Start with cleaning out the old movies. When it is warmer I did some yard loving and even enjoy the sun. Clean out the front veranda, wash the wall and the floor. I made a peppermint tart. It never set I hope it will set today. I pamper myself today. Yes little things at a time and you get lots done. Thank you Marla for learning me that.

Friday, June 25, 2010


It is Friday I am lazy today just want to sit around and drink coffee. Why is there sometimes a problem with a machine and when the technician test it there is no problem. I wish somebody can explain it to me.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


What is loyalty? I wonder because sometimes it feels for me that an employer can be disloyal against his employee and nothing will happen, but when an employee is disloyal against his or her employer there will be some troubles. About the thing from yesterday the big boss said it is not his problem we will explain everything that happened in the theater and we must take responsibilities for everything. He know about it all now he said he didn't know about it.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


My friend told me that Wednesday is anti procrastination day. So I decide that I will do the laundry it is only a few things that need ironing. That will I do tomorrow.

It is now time for my before bed routine:
  1. Swise and swipe
  2. kitchen cleaned
  3. shower
  4. bed at 22h00
  5. Clothes ready for tomorrow


Yes I asked it because today we nearly lost a baby in the theater. The sad thing is that it could been prevented if all the persons we complained to, respond on our complains a year ago. Why doesn't they listen? Why doesn't they think a life is important? Why is that they think that we doesn't now about things that are wrong? Why must something like that happened before there is a reaction? Then every one asked why isn't that been reported but it is been reported. They just didn't want to listen.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Control journal

My friend Marla told me that you can do every thing in 10min. She learn me the importance of breaking tasks up in smaller tasks, then it is easier to do that.

The first thing what i must do was to clean my sink, I have done that.

Second thing was to establish a before bed routine.
  1. Set out close for tomorrow
  2. Look at your dairy for appointments
  3. Clean your sink
  4. Get things ready for the next day
  5. Be in bed at a desist hour


There is no better thing to see when a baby is born, but there is no scary thing when that baby is not crying. I will not know what I will do when the baby doesn't start crying. It made me old to wait for that sound, but when it is there that is such a relief.

Today was the shortest day of the year. So the sun will come up a little earlier every day, Summer is on its way.

To do list for Tuesday 22.06.10

  1. Get ready for work
  2. Swise and Swipe
  3. Prepare dinner
  4. Dinner, clean up kitchen
  5. Laundry, if machine is ready
  6. NEWO
  7. Lunch box
  8. Before bed routine
  9. Bedtime 22h00

Sunday, June 20, 2010

To do list for Monday 21.06.10

  1. Get ready for work Done
  2. Prepare dinner Done
  3. No excuse workout Done
  4. Clean yds room, bathroom, dh office
  5. Dinner, clean the kitchen Done
  6. Laundry
  7. Swise and Swipe Done
  8. Prepare lunch box Done
  9. Get in bed at 22h00

Why is people thoughts of me important

I wish I can understand myself, it feel for me that I can't survive with positive comments on what I do. I want to changed that. Is there somebody that read this blog that can help me with it.

Starting of the new me

Today is the new start for me. Yesterday i stopped all time thieves in my life so that I can concentrate on the positive things in my life.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 2

Yes I now day 1 is skipped, with a reason. Arrived late at home on Monday, it was day 1, there is now water not even a drop. So all the planning for day 1 is down the drain. Today is more or less the same, but we have water so the laundry is been washed, dishes in the dish washer and it is started. Dinner is made, Fish, potatoes, beetroot leaves and tomatoes. Kitchen is cleaned, second load of dishes is been load in the dishwasher. Waiting for 22h00 then it is time for bed.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Last weekend of the old me

This is the last weekend of the old me. The old me didn't want to do anything just want to sit and play zoo and farmville. Feeling sorry for herself because nothing is been done, but nothing will be done if I sit on my big bums. This blog will be my confessions to myself and other that our family start loving our house and that I start loving myself.