I reckon the FlyLady and I are going to have to agree to disagree on the lace-up shoes. I grok the getting up and getting dressed first thing in the morning - there is a subconscious kick in the butt that comes from shedding the clothes in which you slept and donning clothing that says "I am ready to get things done!". Whether it is getting up and taking a shower and getting dressed for work right away, or putting on clothes for the purposes of exercise that you will trade for work clothes after your post-workout shower, you are making a committment to get it in gear.
That being said, I am not a shoes person. Period. I keep a pair of Birks under the desk at work for those days when it is too cold or too wet to wear Birks to the office. My feet need to breathe, and even though the carpet in the house is in need of replacement after almost 15 years of wear and tear, we try to avoid wearing shoes in the house. I do typically put on a pair of flip-flops when I get up in the morning, or after I've taken my socks off when I get home.
I do have a couple observations on the effect of the shiny sink. First, it seems to encourage putting dirty dishes straight into the dishwasher (assuming the dishwasher is empty or contains other dirty dishes). Second, with a two-sided sink, one side is available for holding dishes that have been washed and need to be rinsed while the other is being used for washing. Just about all of the items requiring hand washing are now clean, which means I have now reached "critical mass" - I must now empty cabinets, weed through what is disgorged with extreme predjudice, and figure out how what remains will be organized. I will be heading down to The Container Store first thing in the AM to scope out possible organizational aids, and will come back via Home Despot to look for shelves to hold ravynmaniac's plants above the sink since that is the only window in the house that gets really good sunlight.
And when I get up in the morning, I will be putting on flip-flops.