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Saturday, February 25, 2012

After yesterday's cleaning, I had an hour's workout. And today I am paying for my enthusiasm in a rather unhappy back. Alas, it's a day of rest for me.

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OVERHAULING-ME 2/26/2012 2:16PM

    OUCH! Take care of yourself!

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 2/26/2012 11:17AM

    emoticon Relax and take care of yourself, let your body heal!

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KARENDEE4 2/26/2012 10:53AM

    emoticonTake care of yourself!
I have done that before too!

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AFRICANDOLL18 2/25/2012 7:30PM

    Workout and cleaning....that's hard work..rest your bones you deserve it.

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NATPLUMMER 2/25/2012 6:09PM

    Poor back. Hopefully you'll feel better tomorrow.

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I can't argue with Myself!

Friday, February 24, 2012

I tried.

I told Myself I was really too tired, and my back was threatening wonkiness.

I told Myself that tomorrow is a Saturday and there's lots of time for working out.

I told Myself that I really didn't have time.

Myself kept yelling back, "I WANT A WORKOUT!!!!"

So I finally gave in and gave Myself one. A really good one, as it turns out.

Myself is kind of bossy, but she's usually right.

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    I know how you feel. I think we all have days like that. I know that if I go ahead and work out I feel so much better.

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NATPLUMMER 2/24/2012 7:34PM

    Go, YOURSELF!!

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    I LOVE YOURSEFL Cos she is RIGHT !! U DID need that workout and it DID FEEL RIGHT !! WOOHOOO YOU GO GIRL !!!

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Day One of Organization

Friday, February 24, 2012

I've read several books on getting your house cleaned and organized. They universally suggest focusing on one room at a time, and for just a small part of the day.

Naturally, I attacked the living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, AND master bedroom.

Now admittedly, none of these rooms were in truly disastrous shape. It was clutter and dust more than anything for the living room and dining room. The bedroom had some junk, but most of it was easy to find a home for. And the bathroom just needed cleaning (don't they always?!). Still, it took about three solid hours of work. But now I have all my main living spaces looking neat and uncluttered, just the way I like them, and they will stay that way for the next 10 days!

That being said, I haven't actually worked out today, and my back is telling me that my ambition is about done for this day. So I am taking a break in the hopes that it will decide not to go out after all and I will be able to get in at least a little cardio.

Tomorrow the real work begins: I have to attack my office. It looks like a Tornado Alley trailer park right now. And it needs more than just cleaning up; I need to think about properly reorganizing it so it's not so prone to getting this messy. It's probably a two-day job all by itself.

Someone pointed out that with hubby gone I could put on whatever music I wanted, as loud as I wanted, while cleaning. So I did. I dug around to find my favorite music of all time: Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5! I listened to the whole thing twice, and it did my spirit good. Tonight a girlfriend is coming over to have dinner and watch Gilbert and Sullivan operettas: The Pirates of Penzance, and Iolanthe. Or maybe The Mikado. It's going to be much fun!

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NATPLUMMER 2/24/2012 4:45PM

    Yay for getting some cleaning done!!
Do let your back rest a little and maybe just go for a walk later.
Have fun tonight :-)

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LINOVER 2/24/2012 4:43PM

    You've inspired me to do some cleaning too!

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KARENDEE4 2/24/2012 3:13PM

    Sounds great!

Now I need to go do some cleaning. Saturday is a busy day and it would be nice to come home to a clean house.

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10-day shakeup

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hubby is leaving this morning for 10 days out of town, so I have the house all to myself. I am planning to use this time well! Every once in a while, moderation requires a bit of a shakeup, so there is going to be a combination of 10 days of house cleaning and reorganizing (just a couple hours a day) and 10 days of changed-up workout and diet.

I've been in a bit of a rut, what with being sick for the first half of the month. Time to rattle my own cage a bit!

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CHEFSOPHIE 2/24/2012 2:05PM

    Enjoy your next ten days and take some special time for you.

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RICHILA 2/24/2012 1:01PM

    Is this where we sign up to get houses organized? emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 2/24/2012 11:57AM

    Sounds like a great idea!!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 2/24/2012 9:41AM

    Sounds like a good plan!

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KARENDEE4 2/24/2012 9:30AM

    Good idea to change things up. I get in a rut somtimes too.

if you keep your body guessing you will see the rewards!

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JLITT62 2/24/2012 9:14AM

    Much as I miss him, I do enjoy doing my own thing when DH is away!

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DANA48131 2/24/2012 9:08AM

    Awesome goal!


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OPTIMIST1948 2/24/2012 9:03AM


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JLPNURSE 2/24/2012 8:11AM

    Good for you!

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TRAVLNWOMAN 2/24/2012 8:09AM

    And when you are done you are coming to my house to clean and organize right? emoticon

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MRSBUCKEYE 2/24/2012 7:54AM

    You go girl !!! Once your done, you can come reorganize my house emoticon

Turn up the radio/stereo system and dance while your housecleaning. A great form of exercise and you're not even thinking about it !!!

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Those cute little girls are dangerous!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

They got me in the grocery store: Girl Scouts. Those hopeful, smiling faces. How could I resist?

I limited myself to two boxes: one Samoas and one Tagalongs. I brought them home yesterday. There are only five Samoas left today.

But *I* haven't eaten a single one. Hubby has mowed through these cookies at an alarming rate. I feel sort of bad, because I led him into temptation. He has a sweet tooth, but usually more control than that! But I forgot that he's just gotten over being sick, and he is more likely to overindulge then.

A friend just called to ask if we wanted some GS cookies. I wrestled the phone away from him, yelling "No!!" He sheepishly agreed that I was right.

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RETURNTOTHIN 2/24/2012 12:13PM

    too bad they don't make some great crackers, I would buy them, but I'm done buying the cookies! NO more, I can eat entire package of the mint ones before you even know they are "there."

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DELHSI 2/23/2012 9:38PM

    Oh yes, those GS are everywhere. My son asked if he could buy some cookies - ugh. So far, no cookies. I can't help but think when the girls see a fat lady (me), coming out of Walmart, if they are thinking 'jackpot!' I always turn them down though.

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OPTIMIST1948 2/23/2012 7:36PM

    I have several Girl Scouts in my family and always buy. And then stash in the freezer. I'm one of those "out of sight out of mind" people who CAN keep junk food in the house. Because I forget its there.

But you picked two of my favorites! Throw in some thin mints and you have a DEAL.

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JLITT62 2/23/2012 7:08PM

    I get to shop during the day, during the week - so I never see them!

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NATPLUMMER 2/23/2012 6:31PM

    I haven't seen them yet....luckily.

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DANA48131 2/23/2012 5:56PM

    I steeled myself today when I went to the store. There was an SUV in the parking lot that had "Honk if you love Girl Scouts" written on the back window with shoe polish, so I expected them to be set up and selling. I had decided that I would hand over a cash donation... but not take any cookies. That, by the way, is not my original idea... some people used to do that when my son was a scout and had to sell popcorn.

Luckily, there wasn't a cookie table set up there, so it didn't come to pass, but at least I have my plan in place!!!

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