Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Confession and Recommitment


I have a confession to make.

I have not been a very faithful person.

I have walked out, more than once, on a commitment.

In general, I like to think I'm a good person, but there is one person to whom I am not faithful and have not been loyal. In fact, I have left this person three times in the past three years. I know. I usually just become overwhelmed by the closeness and the intensity of our relationship. I feel like this person pushes me too hard and expects too much.  And I just cannot measure up.

And then I give up.

But I'm ashamed of that, and I have recently resolved to try again.

And this person has welcomed me back with open arms, holding no grudges.

That's right, FlyLady.

It's been 3 days now.

And I'm beginning to feel overwhelmed again.

All the emails.

All the lists.

All the encouragement.

It's already too much.

But I resolve to hang in there.


My house needs it.

I'm off to shine my sink.




17 comments:

Jenny S said...

LOL!!! I really just do what I can when I can. I just started with ONE 15 minute session a day....then when I got that down I added another... It can be overwhelming but hang in there and delete delete delete all the emails!

Beansieleigh said...

Ha! Ha!!.. You had me goin' there for a minute! Yeah, I have turned to the Fly Lady in some of my darkest hours myself!!!.. Today, I'm on my own though. After cleaning the bathroom from "top to bottomus"(CowardlyLion, WizardOfOz) yesterday, today (Oh the horror) I'm cleaning MY ROOM!! sorting out old clothes, new clothes, hand me down clothes, clothes that don't fit!(#%@$%#!!) etc, etc. It's all over the place, and I can't stand it any more! So I'll wish you good luck, if you wish me good luck! ~tina

LemonyRenee' said...

Oh, glad to see I'm not alone! :)

JennyS -- Delete is right. I signed up for the digest form this kind; I think I'll like it better.

Beans -- Of course I wish you luck. I did the clothes thing, too. Not too much in that task for me today, thankfully. Now I have to go shine my sink!

Mumsy said...

I can understand completely! Sometimes, it's just too much to it all..I'm trailing behind too.

Viki said...

I'm a Flylady drop out a bunch of times. Although I started working the program about a month ago and I've been doing pretty well although minus signing back up. I think I did it off and on so much I know the drill. The last couple of weeks though I've been getting emails telling me to fill out my registration form by such and such a date. Supposedly, it said there was less email involved. I could never stand all the email even if I deleted it without reading. Good luck!!

Knitty said...

Sometimes you just need to put your hands on your hips and tell her "You're not the boss of me! LOL!

Kelly A. Harmon said...

Turn off the email! How does FL expect you to get any work done if you're too busy reading all that email?

;)

Little Messy Missy said...

That reminds me I need to clean my bathroom!

Kelly A. Harmon said...

Hey, Lemony....I sent you an email with info we chatted about yesterday, but it's bounced back... Maybe I have the wrong address? Can you mail me and I'll respond?

June said...

You funny girl! Life can get rather crazy here too!
Hey I just noticed (can't believe I haven't before) that you're in Maryland. My daughter and her husband lived there last year, while Beau did his internship there. They loved it in Fredrick, and want to go back there and live.
It is always great to have you stop by.
hugs

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, I hear you! :-)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, you "bad"! You "bad"! I thought you were talking about a serious relationship issue. [Did I say you "Bad"? -grin-] And I was getting all revved up to counsel you that maybe, you really ought to consider whether this troubled relationship was GOOD FOR YOU?

I just hate to hear bloggers carry on about their duties and how they fall down on their duties and all that jazzzzzzz...

And you were talking about getting your ding-dang house in order, with Fly Lady!!!!!!!

Ohhhh you sooooo "Baddddddddddddd"! -evil giggles-

And of course, the worst part is probably that I know I NEEEEED her! -giggles- Oh boy, do I ever neeeeed her! So now, I have to go stomp on my own guilt, at not using her "services." Seeeee how "bad" you are?!? You are impossing *guilt* on me. Which I now have to stomp down on. 'Cause I allow nooooo guilt in my life.

Oh me oh my, I am allllll worn out, and it's only early morning.

>,-)))))))))))))))

Tina said...

LOL, you had me going there. I've heard about her, but have never done anything about it. And you can tell by my house...now you have me scared...but also a bit motivated.

sitting oh so pretty said...

Lol!!! Go girl!!!!xx

Rose said...

Fly lady, huh? LOL Do you think she might be 'fly by night'? Meaning she gives out the advice but is too tired preparing, organizing and sending those emails that she has no time to clean her own house!! Just a thought...LOL

Aunt Amelia had me rolling in laughter!! And I don't feel nearly so guilty about my messy bedroom [which I was cleaning before I took a break] after reading the comments from all the wonderful people here! Thanks, ladies.

And thank you, dear Renee, for a great blog!!

God bless,

Rose

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