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Today is a Declared Dump Day

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This morning I got up and decided TODAY IS DECLARED DUMP DAY. So I headed out to the garage, got all the recyclable plastic, gathered up the glass containers, loaded up the paper to be recycled, then threw in that old extra vacuum that has been taking up space. Loaded the whole mess into the car. Went back inside, and got that huge pile of clothes and household good I no longer have any need for, and added that to the load.

First stop, the dump. There I sorted all the plastic and aluminum into the right bin, went on to separate the glass items into their proper storing place. Picked up the giant size paper to be thrown away and got it all dumped into the waste paper container. Got all the cardboard flattened and dropped off with the other cardboard area.

Second stop: Good Will. Gave them that old vacuum cleaner.

Third stop: The Serenity Thrift Store for our area. Gave them the clothes and kitchen stuff.

WOW. Felt great to see my car once again empty, and even better when I got home and saw the cleaner garage and house.

Some days are just plain dump days. And not all bad, either! emoticon

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WARRIORGIRL121 3/12/2013 4:12PM

    It is very cathartic cleaning out like that! I've had days like that myself! Good job! emoticon emoticon

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QUILTINGB52 3/9/2013 3:45PM

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It only takes a few extra minutes in my day to get the recycling out and I feel better for trying to recycle/reuse instead of dumping it into the garbage.

My GF asks me constantly...what do I personally get out of doing this? Satisfaction that I'm doing my part. I often drop off books and magazines at a local Assisted Living center, clothes to the Trift shop, and household items to be repaired and resold. Living with less clutter is not a bad thing....helps us appreciate what we do have.

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1BEARWIFE 3/9/2013 1:44PM

    Scheduling DUMP DAY would be a very wise thing to do. I probably would let it pass by though. I am a very spontaneous person, and can always find a way and reason to adjust my schedules!! emoticon

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KBEHNKE81 3/9/2013 1:38PM

    Do you have spontaneous Dump Days or do you scheduled them? I'm thinking of declaring two Dump Days a year - one about a month after then end of the school year and one at the end of January.

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LUNADRAGON 3/6/2013 1:04PM

    Great motivations

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MARIANNMC 3/6/2013 11:34AM

    WOW! Excellent work. I love it when we get rid of "stuff." Keep on taking good care of yourself -- and your house and garage!

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MNABOY 3/5/2013 4:17PM

    You really work at recycling!

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Spoon Fed Sequester Fear Tactics

Monday, March 04, 2013

Whenever I turn on the TV for news, I hear over and over again how the Sequester is going to do drastic harm to the people of America.

Our Pretend President rails about how we are all going to suffer; children with disabilities won't get medical help, airport traffikers will be laid off, FBI will be laid off, seniors will have their Social Security checks lower, etc. etc. etc.

These are all SCARE TACTICS, designed to put fear in our hearts and hate Republicans. Never mind the Sequester was The Great Pretender's idea in the first place. We don't want to talk about that. We should all fall in line and blame Republicans while we quake with fear.

Get a GRIP!!! The Sequester is merely a SPENDING CUT. And only (?) 45 billion will happen this year.

The Repubs offered Obummer the opportunity to chose HIS favorite cuts. He refused.

Now tell me, what kind of President would be offered to make his own choice and REFUSE?????

I believe he refuses because HE is afraid to make decisions of any kind. He is well trained in campaigning (by the way..........have you heard the movement afoot to RE-elect him AGAIN, where we will be stuck with his socialist agenda until 2020??? True story. Do your research!), but he doesn't have a single clue as to how to run a business.

One begs the question of why he doesn't have his beloved Dems create a budget! It has been 4 years since they have created one, and our pseudo-president hasn't delivered one either. In spite of what he claims, even the Dems say they have not seen one from him.

We have HUGE wasteful spending going on in our government, and there is no excuse as to why Social Security, National Safety or medical needs for children "MUST" be cut. Just an example: The "study" of whether robotic squirrels frighten children. Now someone please tell me why we need robotic squirrels in the first place!!!

Not to mention the millions it costs us every time he jaunts off to campaign somewhere, or he and Michelle jaunt off to different vacations. He has his minions meet with the press, and don't you just love it that when he had the governors of states at the W.H., he DISMISSED the press before he would take any questions.

Oh, and by the way................Bengazi has been shoved under the rug, too. Just like the Fast and Furious gun arms to Mexico was.

The government builds new bridges to nowhere again, supports all kinds of dubious studies, and pays for agendas that are too ridiculous to believe. Obama, if he CHOOSES to, could take the cuts from these wasteful programs that contribute absolutely NOTHING to America.

The Sequester, this year, will cause LESS that 2% of their ridiculous spending.

But NO! He wants to hurt Americans big time. He does not care, nor does he understand, that our country is beloved by all of us. He does not comprehend that if he keeps spending and spending and spending and giving hand outs over and over and over, our country will shatter like that of Rome.

People need JOBS, not hand outs. Jobs are more than money. They build self esteem and self respect. The longer one goes without earning their own living, the lower their self image drops.

It is my true belief that the gas prices have nothing to do with anything other than our gubmint hiding raised taxes through the gas pumps.

Now he has George \Soros' companies buying up weapons manufacturers. THat, along with the gubmint purchasing billions (yes, that is BILLIONS) of rounds of ammunition as a means of disarming the populace, will erode our Constitutional rights.

And once the camel gets his nose under the tent, Dear Americans, the rest of the herd will follow.

I am becoming more and more convinced that a good old fashioned American Revolution is in order.

I, for one, will fight to the death to protect our Constitution and our country. They are both Sacred, and need to be preserved.

Remember, dear Americans, "MY COUNTRY TIL OF THEE!!!" Stand up and be counted! Do what you can to make our country a nicer and more decent place to live.

Let us remove all hatred from each other, and begin to pull together once more.

Either that, or prepare to live like Greece. You have a choice.............for now, anyway!

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GOODGETNBETR 3/5/2013 1:29AM

    This is one reason I emoticon. It's a great stress buster.

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DOODLEB 3/4/2013 2:08PM

    I am so glad that someone is speaking out against all of this. I have spoken out several times on Yahoo and other boards, but no one listens. I think that the only thing that will make a difference is if the Republican party comes out and tells all those who are getting medicaid, welfare and free phones that if things continue in this way there will be no more free anything. The country will go bankrupt and they will have no one to blame except the president who has no idea how to run a country. He wants to inflict as much pain as possible on people so that they will blame the Republicans and he will get what he wants, TOTAL control of the government. He will have a democratic senate and house again and he will be able to put through whatever he wants no matter how bad it is. If this happens, we will never get him out of office and he will become the dictator everyone fears he will be.

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RENATARUNS 3/4/2013 2:01PM

    You might want to get your news at more diverse outlets if you're going to post political rants at a general-interest website. Just sayin'.

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/4/2013 1:21PM

    I am not sure I understand all of this but I will read up on it now.,

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Even if you do not own a gun you need to know this. I checked this out on "Truth or Fiction" who verified it. I trust them more than Snopes.

Marlin Firearms is already closing its doors!

They are doing it to us, America! This needs to be spread to all gun owners and sportsmen/women. We cannot rely on the media to inform us of these types of matters.

Something you may not know that Is happening ...

Who is buying the companies manufacturing guns???

For the last several years a company called The Freedom Group has been buying up gun and ammunition manufacturers. Some of the companies are Bushmaster, Marlin, Remington, DPMS, Dakota Arms and H&R.

Some people worry that this Freedom Group is going to control most of the firearms companies in the United States.

If you control the manufacturers you can decide to stop selling to civilians.

What a perfect way to control guns.

Now if you do some digging you will see that The Freedom Group is owned by a company called Cerberus Capital Management.

Guess who controls Cerberus??? GEORGE SOROS, Obama's chief financier!! He wants to restrict or ban all civilian guns. (Soros also owns Progressive Insurance). If you don't know who George Soros is, you need to do some research.

This One-World Government atheist backed Obama with millions of dollars and Obama is a puppet on a string controlled by Soros.

Why have we not heard about this in the "mainstream" media? I would think this would be BIG news.

Please pass this on to all your freedom loving friends. This needs to come out.

Send this to every gun owner you know!

Be afraid, America! Be VERY afraid!!!

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NOTFATCAT 3/4/2013 9:53AM

    Just another fact that is known by those who dig for the truth, like yourself, rather than getting fed miss or less information by the mainstream media who are all leftists.

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MNABOY 3/3/2013 9:18PM

    The end is coming. Sad.

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CLAIRESML 3/3/2013 7:01PM

    That is really bad; and so is George Soros

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An Hour Walk

Sunday, March 03, 2013

It is a truly lovely day outside here on the Olympic Peninsula. Winsten and I started out with the intention of a short walk. but then the beauty of the day captured us, and we wound up walking for over an hour.

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TOWHEE 3/3/2013 9:58PM

    It was a beautiful day down here in SW Washington. Clear skies, but cold. I walked a 6K today and had to take my hat and gloves off about halfway through because I was overheating.
I hope this weather lasts. It does my soul good.


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MNABOY 3/3/2013 9:22PM

    We had a beautiful day here but after church there was an "emergency" deacon's meeting that lasted over an hour and then we had our 1st tech rehearsal for the show that starts Thursday and then back to church for tonight's meeting.

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Straightening Up My Act

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Here's part of my workout today. All total, I did 75 minutes.

No, Silly! That does NOT mean I did 75 minutes of rowing!

This is how the 75 minutes break up:

Walking Winnie: 30 (more to come, not to worry!)
Spark Video: 10 minutes of leg cramping workout. WITH WEIGHTS and BALL.
Rowing: 20 minutes.
Heavy Cleaning: 15

Did all of this to Carribbean music, which is a great beat to work out by.

All in all, I feel good mentally, emotionally and spiritually about myself. Physically, I feel exhausted and uplifted at the same time.

How do I SMELL????????? Like I need a shower.

My team (Spirited Underdogs) has a new challenge, and I feel obligated to participate. I didn't do so well during the winter season, and need to straighten up. Have to get my ACT on the road if I am going to be a good doggie!

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4DOGNIGHT 3/3/2013 6:35AM

    Whoo HOO! Great!

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DALLALAH 3/2/2013 7:52PM

    Wow! That's emoticon emoticon getting in 75 minutes of exercise. I love the rowing machine. You get such a great double workout every time you use it (cardio and strength). emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon 75 minutes! Good job on the cleaning and the additional exercise!

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CLAIRESML 3/2/2013 3:28PM

    Good for you! I also posted my first blog in a year. I'm not good at doing blogs....

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AEROBISAURUS 3/2/2013 2:10PM

    emoticon Glad you got your exercise on! emoticon

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POLYANNA2 3/2/2013 1:44PM

    Ah, winter..... I think a few of us doggies are out to straighten up our act. I would say you are definitely in the zone now. Keep up the hard work - we really don't care how you smell - we're dogs...lol
emoticon emoticon Carol

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