Samstag, 14. September 2013


For some  time now I had the strong feeling that I needed some more balance on the weekends...not only cleaning like mad!
I have always liked those "Dreamy/Practical"-Posts by Mary-Beth, so, on Thursday, I wrote down my own list. The "dreamy" part included buying some flowers, eat lunch at "Hellers" (they offer vegan/vegetarian buffet) and do a mani/pedicure. The practical side had things like laundry, cleaning and shopping for food.
I wanted to get the house relatively clean on Friday afternoon, go to town and do laundry on Saturday and leave Sunday for the more dreamy things. That was my plan.
On Friday I came home and felt so tired that I zonked out on the sofa at 4 pm and woke up at 6pm. I prepared a quick dinner and spent the rest of the evening on the sofa.
On Saturday  I made a list of everything that needed to be done. Looked at it and went straigt back to bed. No way I could ever manage to do all of these things on a weekend. Half an hour later, I made myself a cup of tea and started the first load of laundry. I went into serious cleaning mode, hadn't done some deep cleaning for a while and so I was cleaning the whole day. Including screaming at my son to help me, and running around like a chicken with the head cut of. Not very funny.
But now I feel a little bit more organised again: The pantry is clean again, the spice-drawer is straightened and I defrosted the little freezer compartment in the fridge. Even my son did help a little bit.

The spices, all clearly labelled. Sorry for the bad handwriting...


Pulling everything out of the freezer...

The pantry really needed some organizing. We did throw away so much food that got bad because I forgot it in the fridge. Or it got outdated. Now I know what I have and today I will make up a menu for the week. Bake some bread and think about lunches for the week.
Hopefully, this Sunday will be some time left for a bit of "Dreamy"...
By the way: Any tips on how to get boys to help around the house? Without yelling like mad??? Please???


  1. Hi Gabi! Doesn't it feel great to have the pantry cleaned out? I did mine today too. So happy with the results! As for cleaning, that will be an ongoing challenge for me. I very much subscribe to the Flylady approach--not everything has to be perfect. I try to do little bits at a time and not stress to much. Happy Monday!

    1. Thank you for leaving a comment, Mary Beth! I absolutely agree with you, we should forget about perfectionism...