September 3rd, 2012

Clean all the things!

Hints of autumn

At last the weather is in sync with the season. Unlike throughout most of the summer, this morning the weather felt exactly right for the time of year. There was a crispness to the air and the sun slanting across the garden caught the dead flower head and made it glow.

Dead flower heads

There was a heavy dew and the chill in the morning air was a reminder that autumn frosts are not far away.

Morning dew

In other news, my first trial of the Unfilth Your Habitat iPod app was a success. The 20/10 timer (work for 20 minutes, take a break for 10) kept me going on useful tasks through most of the day. Result is a huge pile of laundry washed, dried and ironed and the freezer defrosted. During the breaks I also read all the online stuff that I usually spend much longer reading. Only time will tell whether it will continue to motivate me or whether the impact will lesson once the novelty wears off.

For those who haven't come across it before, Unf*ck Your Habitat is similar to Flylady, but less pink and with more robust language. Though I have picked up some useful hints from Flylady, I'm afraid that even as a 60-year-old granny, it's much too twee for my taste. UfYH, on the other hand, makes me laugh and hence helps get me moving.

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