Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bring It On!

Are you ready for a new year?

Are you ready to Get Organized ...
Looking for ways to Be Clutter Free ...
Maybe you need a little Waist Management ...
How about Keeping Your House Running Like Clockwork ...
or do you need Meal Solutions ...
A Closet Makeover ...
All Season Tips for Gardening ...
Can you spare 31 Days to a Healthier You ...
Need Tips for Saving Money All Year ...
or How to Make Changes to Last a Lifetime ...
or simply some Fresh Thinking ...

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I love how all the January magazines entice you and promise that THIS year will be your best year yet.  If you just follow their simple little tips.  

Like this one:  to keep clutter from accumulating on kitchen counters, have a place for everything and put everything away when not in use.

Wow, like I never thought of that before.  However, what would really be useful is a tip on how to actually get the members in my house to realize that everything has a place and that they're perfectly capable of finding it.  Without my assistance!

Instead of suggesting that I get all organized with a chart and calendar system to let everyone in the family know when appointments are and who has what chore, how about a tip to remind them to actually LOOK at it?

I don't need suggestions on how to plan a week's worth of menus and make a shopping list.  I need someone to actually go to the grocery store for me.  That would make my life easier in '09.

I don't need a master plan for what to plant in my garden this spring.  I need someone to weed it for me!

And I don't care how many useful tips there are for cleaning a bathroom, it still never gets done unless someone is willing (or forced) to do it!

I fully understand that exercising daily, eating healthier, following a daily skin care routine, and a deep conditioning treatment on my hair once a week will make me look thinner, feel sexier and just glow with self-confidence.  But what I really want to know is when will my laundry get done, who's going to scoop the dog poop and why do we have yet another over-due library book?

I'm so glad I took the time to investigate some of these so-called time-saving, life-changing tips.  With all the magazines I've read, I figure I wasted probably an entire day and who knows how many trees, but now I'm armed and ready.  

All I have to say is ... 2009 ... bring it on!

6 comments:

Kori said...

All I ask is that you let me know how it's done once you get it figured out. lol

Awesome post.

noble pig said...

Yeah, what we all need is an assistant!

Kristen said...

A friend of mine told me once, when we were griping about all the things that needed to be done, "What I need, is a wife." And sometimes, I think that's what I need, too. I agree, all those things in the magazines are not new concepts, but dang it! My counter top is cluttered because I DON'T have a place for everything. If everything had a place, it would be in its place and not cluttering up my countertop.

Robynn said...

AMEN Sister!! But remember the value in READing all those magazines...it keeps us from actually having to incorporate any of the suggestions while we're doing it. :P

I am so attracted to all those lists. They give me a false sense of control over life. I am TOTALLY with you. How do we make it all happen? We CAN'T. And besides, we're too busy honing our writing skills! lol

And "Noble Pig and Kristen"...every year I ask my husband for a wife for Christmas. I mean, really, how busy do you think Solomon's 700 wives were? Can't I just have someone to remind me of all my appts., fix me food, and clean up after me?

Reginia said...

Hi Linda! How did I not know that you had a blog until Robynn told me. The two of you are such entertaining writers! I love this blog...so true. I feel the need to clean and organize right now, just no place to put it all! Have a great beginning to the new year!

Reg said...

I love the idea about a "wife" for us busy moms. When you find one, Robynn, send her my way!