Last night I slept like a baby. My new FlyLady Calendar came this week and since yesterday was my desk day, I settled down with a cup of hot tea and transcribed the remainder of the year onto the new calendar (from last year’s). Then I dug out all of the information on my children’s co-op classes (we’re home schoolers) and plugged those in — all the way thru May of next year.I sculpted time for our do-it-yourself classes, made note of all of hubby’s work schedule irregularities, and then I picked up the phone.
I now have appointments for a haircut, teeth cleaning, vision exam and physical– for me!Oh! the peace of mind! The school year is mapped out and time for mom-care has been reserved. I know what days to smile and say “I’m sorry but we’re already booked for that day” when folks come knocking. Deadlines for sending in payments/reservations are clearly marked. My autistic daughter hates surprises (even good ones) and the calendar has such a calming effect on her –better than any medicine. Even DH (Dear Husband) is visibly more relaxed.
But the best part of getting my new FlyLady calendar is the deep, restful sleep that happens when all that anxiety is gone. In years past, the fretting over “getting it all done” and the yelling of “what do you mean, ‘you forgot’?” left me burnt out before the season even got underway.
So here’s to you, FlyLady! (raises cup of coffee to computer screen) for putting families together and keeping them that way!
Helen in Texas
p.s. You really are bigger than life now! My six yr. old just asked me “is FlyLady real?” LOL “Yes, Jasmine — there really is a FlyLady.”
FlyLady here: Our calendar is the one tool every busy family needs. Hang it where everyone sees it…and then as you go through your before bed routine you can check and see if you are ready for the following day. Then, you too, can get a good night’s sleep.
Don’t wait another day for this important tool that will help and your family FLY right through the school year. The 2018 FlyLady Calendars are available to order.