Okay, so the inside of my house is far more ready for Christmas than it was a week ago. We’ve been listening to Christmas music since the week of Thanksgiving. And NO…I’m not ashamed of it. 🙂 The tree is decorated (and most of the lights work. YAY!), the table and dresser is, too. It’s so much fun to just sit and squinch my eyes shut while looking at the twinkling lights of the tree. Reminds of me my sweet childhood!
Speaking of childhood, I’ve been making encouraging my kiddos to clean up their mess in the living room and dining room before bed. It’s been a real struggle learning process. But I have to say, the house looks much better and we all FEEL better for it, too. 🙂
I’ve also found a new way to get the rest of my house clean without lifting a finger.
When my 12 year old is sassy, disrespectful or otherwise rebellious in nature, she is assigned dirty dish duty, folding clothes duty or whatever other duty needs doing. She’s not too happy about it at the moment.
It’s a win-win situation. She learns that having a bad attitude is NOT acceptable in our home and I get to see my reflection in the clean spoons.
The only drawback?
Once she realizes her attitude is the key to it all and she adjusts the attitude that gets her in trouble, I’ll have dishpan hands once again. 🙂 (I use gloves, though, so I guess that’s not really a drawback after all) 🙂
For next week’s Maverick Monday post: I’ve emailed a friend of mine and asked if she will allow me to interview her. She is a fabulous writer and agented by an agent who has an office about 30 minutes from my house. 🙂 Her first book sold this year and will debut in 2011. You’ll love this lady, her sense of humor AND her books! CORRECTION! I’ve decided to REALLY be a maverick and post two posts today. Check out my interview with Brenda here. FAbulous lady, y’all. Spread the word!
Note for today: Keep a journal by your bed just in case an idea pops in your brain at 2am.
I went to bed last night with a ton of ideas for writing books and blogging. But today? Poof! If only I hadn’t been toooo lazy to get up and write it down. I mean, really, the notebook was THREE FEET away! I thought I could remember them today. I was wrong.
Where do you keep your ideas? Handwritten journal or computer? Do you have a journal by your bed?