To celebrate 32 years of wedded bliss I talked Scott into buying a kayak. Being the wonderful husband that he is, he grumbled a bit and then said yes. See those white legs in the picture? After our maiden voyage on beautiful Hume Lake, they were red and blistered. It was chilly that day and we waited just a tad too long to apply the sunscreen! We couldn't see the gradual change even though it was taking place right under our noses. This reminded me of what happens in many homes. A few things get left out as you think to yourself, "I'll just put this here for now." Gradually you let a few more things pile up until the day unexpected company arrives at the door, and you look around and panic! Prevention is always the best medicine and this issue's Timely Tips offers the remedy for the red face of embarrassment just like the sunscreen could have done for our legs.
TIMELY TIPS - Two Life-changing Routines
- If it takes less than two minutes, do it now! When put off, all those little tasks like putting your dishes in the dishwasher, hanging up your clothes, putting the groceries away, etc., add up to time consuming messes. You'll be surprised at what you can prevent in two minutes or less!
- Ten-minute Tidy - During my Clovis Adult class I was describing the routine of having family members put their own things away before dinnertime and bedtime. My niece, who was taking the class piped up and said, "We call that the Ten-minute Tidy!" I like that name, but whatever you call it, it's part of the answer to waking up to a clean house and never having to open the door red-faced again!