Thursday, April 23, 2009

My daily routine and Organization

So I read on someone else's blog about how they keep their house clean and I started doing these simple things every day

1. Make the bed right after I get up (usually about 8:30-9:00am)
2. Do one load of laundry completely (wash, dry, fold, put away)
3. Keep the sink empty (unload the dishwasher, load the dirty dishes, hand wash the dishes that need to be hand washed, and don't put dishes in the sink (if you put one dish in the sink it's like a magnet and will attract other dishes to the sink))
4. Take 10 minutes to clean up before bed (generally I make sure all the food from dinner is put away, the dishes are in the dishwasher, blankets for the couch are folded and put away and things are put away)
5. When you get in the door put your coat and shoes in the closet

Other things I do are to put my clothes in the hamper from the night before. We have a four compartment hamper so I can automatically sort laundry and I have sock clips so when the socks come out of the dryer they are still together so I don't have to search for the pairs! When I bring the mail in I automatically sort it and throw out anything I don't need, put the bills that do come in the mail onto my mail sorter and once or twice a week I sort through those bills and receipts, shred ones I don' t need and put the rest in my hanging file folder.

The hanging file folder has tabs that are all on the same side and each tab labeled and in alphabetical order so that I know exactly where to put things. I also have folders inside the receipt hanging folder for every month (well 2 months share a folder but they are all there!)

It's so nice to finally have an almost completely organized house! Plus I don't spend hours cleaning.

One down one to go...

Well I got a letter from Auburn that says I was rejected...I'm a little disappointed but I know I could have had much better stats. Plus I had a ton of pre-reqs to do for Auburn so I don't blame them. I actually have felt that Creighton was where I would end up since I turned in the applications. I have heard from Creighton and they have placed me on their alternate list. The reason I'm on their alternate list is because I have to finish a couple of pre-reqs for them. The nice part about not getting into Auburn is that I only have to take 3 classes this summer instead of six! It could actually be 2 if I wanted to do it that way. I would have to take an online class from BYU for Human Anatomy instead of the Anatomy and Physiology I and II and I have to take Microeconomics (I took macroeconomics a few years ago, go figure!). Who knows I still haven't heard back from Columbus State University about taking classes there this summer. So if all goes well I will get into Creighton and be taking Pharmacy School online! I think it will be interesting to have online classes. And if I don't get into Creighton then I will finish the pre-reqs, work, retake the PCAT and apply again next year with much better stats. I hate the application process though...lots of time and money. So here's hoping to me getting into Creighton! (Also if I do go to Creighton our plans for when to have a baby may change...which I kind of like...I hate waiting!)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Education and the Church

I was reading the Ensign and came across this article. It really expresses to me why women in particular should get an education. Many times I find people online that are LDS that criticize women like me because we chose to wait to have children to better ourselves with an education. They understand the importance of an education but they don't understand why women should in most circumstances finish their education before having children. They claim that we are commanded to have children (pretty much ASAP!), which is not true. I know that my children will appreciate that we waited for them so that I could finish school. I will teach them the importance of an education. David has a more dangerous job than most people, so it is important for me to have the ability to support our family if the occasion arises. When our kids are all grown up I don't want to go back to school so I can work. I want to be able to just jump right into a career. Go read the article it's exactly what has been on my mind for the past few years.