Thursday, January 12, 2006

Daily 1-2-3

My friend told me about Flylady's "dancing" concept. I can't find it online but here's her routines.
Anyway, I have been thinking for a while about arranging my daily cards in "clusters". Why? Now that I'm more habituated, having a single card for each duty is a little too much reminding. But I always get overwhelmed by huge to do lists or detailed routines. So I re-did my yellow cards so that each one is in a cluster of three. The idea is that they'll be associated in my mind so I will be on auto-pilot, which is good, auto-pilot for automated tthings:

These are roughly in order of how they occur in the day:
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Daily, AM
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  • Get up, morning offering
  • Start fire
  • Start coffee, let dog out
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  • Defrost/plan dinner
  • Make breakfast
  • Scoop kitty litter
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  • Scour kitchen sink
  • Polish faucet
  • Wipe dishwasher door and bring cloth to laundry room
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  • Start laundry
  • Shake scatter rugs in kitchen
  • damp mop or sweep
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  • Make bed
  • Straighten room
  • Tidy bedside table
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  • Look at cards for day
  • Look at calendar
  • Food journal
  • Exercise
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  • Massage Aidan
  • Get "babies" dressed
  • Aidan's meds
  • Aidan's stretching and brace
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  • Write and decode with Aidan
  • Aidan's speech and OT homework
  • Paddy -time
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  • Table Time
  • Math
  • Religion
  • Supervise chores
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  • Kevin's Lunch (and everybody)
  • Bring cups and plates downstairs
  • Read or exercise
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Daily, PM
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  • Clean sink
  • Clean toilet
  • Clean bathtub
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  • Rest
  • Read
  • Bathe
  • Prayer
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  • Tame Closet Dragon (10 minutes)
  • Inventory/Envision
  • Put kids' cards in slots/update mine
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  • Set up coffee maker
  • boil water for tea/hot chocolate
  • tidy loft (room rescue with kids)
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  • Set table
  • PRepare meal
  • Exercise
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  • Wipe counters after dinner
  • Wash pots and pans
  • Tidy downstairs
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  • Check calendar
  • Make to do list
  • Lay out clothes for next day
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  • Brush teeth and remind kids
  • Aidan's meds
  • Family prayers
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  • Brush Aidan
  • PT stretching
  • Read Stories
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  • Music CD?
  • Bed by 9:30
  • Examen
  • Spiritual reading
  • Knitting, reading, time with Kevin -- RELAX
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