Friday, March 18, 2005

Flylady's zone mission

When you're flying with Flylady, each week you have a different zone of the house to concentrate on.  And every day, Kelly (whoever that is) gives you a zone mission.  It might be to take an old toothbrush and scrub all your faucets, or clean out a drawer... anyhow, today the zone mission was a surprise. 

"Dear Friends:

Today go in to the bathroom, throw back the shower curtain, turn on
the water at a relaxing temperature. Then add some of your favorite
bubble bath or shower gel, set your timer for 15 minutes, take off
all of your clothes and..........GET IN!!!!

Today you are to take a BUBBLE BATH! No cleaning, no decluttering,
just 15 minutes that is only for YOU! If you can schedule this for
thirty minutes you get bonus points!

There is nothing more decadent than a bubble bath for no reason other
than taking care of yourself!!



So this evening, I decided to take her up on it.  I set my timer and got in the tub.  I generally prefer tub baths to showers anyhow, but I found out fifteen minutes stretches out for quite a while.  The water got downright chilly.  Nonetheless, I was determined to last fifteen minutes.  Bored, I began looking around, and realized the bottom sides of the soap-holders in the shower were thick with soap scum.  Yuck!  Laying there pondering that, I remembered how the bathtub mat tends to get mildew-y, and lifted up the edge.  Double-yuck!!!!  I made it the whole fifteen minutes (after adding more hot water) but then I had two jobs to do when I had my jammies on:  scrub the bottoms of the soap-dishes, and bleach the bathtub mat.  Flylady has ruined me; I've started noticing dirt that I used to be blind to.


heyuno said...

Maybe that was Kelly's whole point.  Finding the soap scum, as you were relaxing.  Hey maybe next time take a book.

cyandfayedavis said...

I know what you mean.  Just this morning, I found myself wondering "WHO cleaned my toilets before Flylady.  I don't remember doing it.  And thats almost 45 years I'm not remembering.

kntryfan1 said...

Woohoo! Welcome to the "club"!  I absolutely can not leave my bedroom in the morning if my bed's not made.  I'm 33 years old, and until 2 years ago, I never made my bed.  Ever.  Flylady's the bomb!!

bookncoffee said...

LOL!!!  Laughing at this entry!!!!  Someone else wrote about the 15 minute bath today.  I believe it was mscez at Happy Days.

gailmb said...

I stumbled upon a Flylady Community! It's nice to know I'm not alone.

csandhollow said...

I cheated I did mine last night!

bnanajm said...

Oh "Come Onna My House"  Mosie.  The blind can lead the blind.



queenbigo said...

Yep Flylady will do that to ya!  I really need to get back on the flylady wagon.  

ryanagi said... sink is CLEAN! LOL!!!

simwarford said...

I'm starting to get scared of this Flylady! The bath sounds like some sort of subliminal message--to make you look at the bottoms of your soap dish, and the bath mat! And all the while, making you think you're going to be enjoying a nice, hot bath!
I used to love long baths, but I get bored too quickly, anymore. I've tried reading in the tub, but I always get the book wet--and Flylady or not, I notice all the scum and mold I wouldn't ordinarily see! So I rarely take a bath; the shower's so much easier!

somenuttychic said...

Yeah, I used to belong to the Flylady site, but they bugged to death with what seems like 10 e-mails a day. I hated it and quit. Maybe some day I'll join again now that my house is back in tip-top shape.

Glad you were able to squeeze in the *required* 15 minutes in the tub. :-)