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Article: 8 Secrets Why Women Love to Clean (from: Real Simple)

Thursday, June 07, 2012

I probably should post this in my SP Journal because I'm still processing the article... but I also wanted to make a bullet list of the 8 points, just to remind myself.

* It gives you a sense of accomplishment

* it calms your mind

* it's a way to stay in control

* it's a stress reducer

* it's a form of meditation

* it's a mood-busting workout (reduces stress and anxiety)

* it's a reflection of who you are and how you feel

* it's a reflection of how you take care of yourself.

I guess I'll find out in a little bit if SP's blogdaemon will let me use the asterisk marks as a bullet point.

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JESSIKA_56 6/12/2012 8:36PM

    Reduces stress and calms my mind, for sure! It's a lot easier to relax knowing I have a clean house, too! :)

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JANNEPERRY 6/8/2012 2:04PM

    I'm with Phebess--love the clean, don't particularly like doing it most of the time! emoticon

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BESEVEN 6/7/2012 11:51PM

    Great article! Thanks for sharing it!

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MARCHEM 6/7/2012 12:49PM

    Don't let my dh see this. He already thinks I should do all the cleaning.

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PHEBESS 6/7/2012 8:02AM

    I hate to clean - but I do love a clean house!

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AWOOD1973 6/7/2012 4:21AM

    This is so, so true! I know that when I am cleaning, the last thing that I am thinking about is EATING!! LOL

Thanks for the post!! :)

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LAURIE160IN2013 6/7/2012 2:15AM

    Well, yeah! I don't love to clean, but I feel so much better when my house or car is neat, the extra stuff has been given away or thrown out, and all the stuff I keep is where it belongs (i.e., handy).

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Should it go or should it stay....?

Friday, May 25, 2012

And it's a Clash, all right.

I have a small hoard of one of my favorite fragrances from Yves Rocher, called "8e Jour" (8th Day)... Body lotion, cologne, powder, body wash, Eau de toilette etc. Even the dab on body cream in a tin and I thin a small bottle of the Parfum. Basically, the whole set.

They discontinued it... so now... I kinda stopped using it because I'd never get any more...I had been enjoying it and using it up and had bought various replacements for several years before they discontinued it. And I would use this up if I could get more. But now, it sits on the bathroom shelves, gets dusty, and I dust it off. I use it once or twice a year on special occasions, like an old lady whose bottles remain unused 50-60-70 years later, only to be discovered while clearing out her estate. Sigh.

Meanwhile, I can still find Cachet or Giorgio, so I use them frequentky, reorder and and keep using them. And I haven't bought so much Yves Rocher because I don't like the other fragrances as much as I do the (discontinued) 8e Jour.

Should it stay or should it go???

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JULESJ1OK 5/31/2012 4:14AM

    I say if you don't want to do the Ebay thing by all means use it. Like the story of the little old lady who had a beautiful china cabinet filled with the prettiest china and when she was asked by her son why she would never use those beautiful dishes, she would reply she was saving it for a special occasion...well she passed suddenly and they used it at her wake service...too bad she didn't get to "really" enjoy them. I say go for are so worth it girlfriend! Life is short and if you enjoy it why the heck not.

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ARCHIMEDESII 5/25/2012 3:28PM

    Sell it on ebay and make some money ! If you still have perfume that's in unopened containers, check on ebay. You'd be surprized how much money people would pay for their favorite perfume that's been discontinued. And sell it fast, because perfumes do have a shelf life. Many will lose their intensity with time.

I just did a check. If you have a tiny bottle of the parfum, that's worth good money.

If you don't want to sell it on ebay, use it and enjoy it until it runs out. Then you can go out and try new perfumes. Have you tried Chanel ? My cousin was a huge fan of Chanel 5.

Comment edited on: 5/25/2012 3:29:09 PM

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JILLYBEAN25 5/25/2012 3:16PM

    WOUBBIE pretty much took my exact answer!

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NAYPOOIE 5/25/2012 2:14PM

    Use it. It may not last to the end of your life, but so what? Enjoy it while it lasts. It will just go bad if you don't.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 5/25/2012 11:14AM

    Put it on this morning! Ahhh!! Kinda fun smelling like something besides sweat!! And funny, I had found Giorgio & Cachet online but hadn't thought to see if 8e Jour was also online until this conversation and various suggestions and links were sent!


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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 5/25/2012 10:42AM

I agree with everyone else: Use and enjoy it now!

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PHEBESS 5/25/2012 8:34AM

    Use it or toss it - fragrance can change over time, your body chemistry can change, it won't smell the same.

Use it or lose it.

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LNSYLVSDOGS 5/25/2012 8:33AM

    I say to use it up, thoroughly enjoy it while using it. There are other fragrances you've been using in the meantime. So, you still have those to purchase. And, who knows, you may find another all-time favorite someday. In the meantime, use the one you truly love as it is not helping you as it just gathers dust.

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WOUBBIE 5/25/2012 8:26AM

    Use most of it - it's special and so are you! Why not just save one variety (maybe the parfum if it's the strongest scent) and use up the others. Then the one bottle gets pride of place and lovingly dusted along with your other worldly treasures!


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ZBMORGAN 5/25/2012 8:20AM

    Use it up - every day is a special day!

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LALMEIDA 5/25/2012 6:33AM

  Use it/enjoy it.

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LAURIE160IN2013 5/25/2012 2:05AM

    Use it up! Enjoy it while you can. Unlike fine wine, fragrance doesn't improve the longer you keep it around. And your tastes might change and you'll find a new favorite.
My 2 cents (Canadian) worth,

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JERZGURL_NAN 5/25/2012 2:01AM

    Use it or toss it. Because I'm pretty sure you will probably be able to find it online somehow when you are missing it. Besides, it's going to go bad if you keep it forever.
But the online thought is because one of my favorites is n ot sold in the states and has been very difficult to find - but it is online. Curious, huh?

Use it up or just Toss it out but don't keep it and not use it

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Chocolate Age Calculator

Monday, May 21, 2012

Fun chocolate calculator - It was right on for me!
Wish I was smart enough to figure it out!


Don't tell me your age; you'd probably lie anyway-
but the Godiva Chocolate Lady will know!


This is pretty neat.

It takes less than a minute. Work this out as you read.
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!
This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun!


1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)


2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait, while you get the calculator!

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1762 ..
If you haven't, add 1761.

6... Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

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You should have a three digit number
The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)


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M77355 6/22/2012 6:56PM


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PARKERCM 5/22/2012 3:58PM

  Too fun!!

I love math...and chocolate! emoticon

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AWOOD1973 5/22/2012 12:51PM

    This absolutely COOL!!! Thank you for sharing!!

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THINAGIN2 5/22/2012 12:26PM

    That's pretty interesting and accurate for me. Thanks for sharing with us!

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ECOAGE 5/22/2012 10:48AM

    LOL --- this works as far as figuring out my age but not surprising to me because I never could keep my secrets away from CHOCOLATE!!!!
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JANNEPERRY 5/22/2012 10:11AM

    That was sooooo fun! It really worked. Too bad I really can't successfully have chocolate 5X weekly! emoticon

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PHEBESS 5/22/2012 9:06AM


I've seen this before - and if you change the number to add (the 1761 or 1762) it still works!

I have no idea how, though - I haven't figured out the math behind it.

But hey, chocolate 9 times a week would be fabulous!!!

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SKMINNY 5/22/2012 7:40AM

    ha ha , that was great!! give me chocolate!!

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GAYLLYNNE 5/22/2012 6:53AM

    Oh dear, well, think I'll go have some chocolate....... emoticon

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PROVERBS31JULIA 5/22/2012 12:32AM

    worked for me too (except the chocolate payout itself) These things nearly always work for me because my birthday is so early in January!!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 5/22/2012 12:29AM

    It worked for me!

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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 5/22/2012 12:25AM

    worked for me

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EDDYMEESE 5/22/2012 12:20AM

    ALMOST :) It was off by one year, but close!!!

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The newest awesomest inspirational video for me

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Saw this link on Facebook. I don't know if this guy is on SparkPeople - if he is, I'd give him a bunch of SparkGoodies. This video is SOOO inspiring!! Even my son thinks it is cool how much this warrior progresses in his yoga skills!!

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DOTSLADY 5/12/2012 5:47PM

    Made me cry. It doesn't help that's the song I listen to over and over whilst thinking about my marriage - lol. What an AWESOME vid, thanks so much for sharing the inspiration. He's amazing. So are you, now go out there and work it!
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CANINE_MAMA 5/10/2012 8:55PM

    WOW! That was a neat video. Very inspirational.

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BAZNCAZ 5/9/2012 12:43PM

    SUPER VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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M77355 5/9/2012 10:38AM

    Thank you for posting this!

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JANNEPERRY 5/9/2012 10:35AM

    That is inspirational! Thanks for sharing the link! emoticon

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    That is an inspiring video. Thank you for sharing.

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MJ7DM33 5/9/2012 12:38AM

  This really is a great video!!! Thx for sharing!!!

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BRENNAGIRL 5/9/2012 12:35AM

    I was sharing this last week. It's amazing isn't it? What determination and belief in yourself can accomplish. Amazing.

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JILLYBEAN25 5/9/2012 12:27AM

    That was so awesome! Thank you, what a great share!

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Left Shoulder

Monday, May 07, 2012

Through a combination of events last week, I have really messed up my left shoulder bad. It hit just as sunset was beginning, en route to Lawton for a wedding Sat afternoon (my husband'sz neice). It has been so bad we also thought maybe I was having heart attack but the pain does seem to be a point in the hollow part immediately to the right of that top bone forming my left shoulder.

So I hope to get in to see my doctor today, after my husband gets back from his dental appointment (the one that has already been postponed once aleady.) I didn't sleep well last night (okay so like 3.5 hours), being a side sleeper etc...

I keep dozing off writing this. Will update later as I can.

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JESSIKA_56 5/9/2012 8:28AM

    Sorry to hear about your injury. I hope the doctor's plan of action works quickly!

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JULESJ1OK 5/8/2012 4:11PM

    Hi again Julia,

Hope you get the right help to heal that shoulder. There must be something in the air in Oklahoma today...I am soooo sleepy too. I had 7 1/2 hours of sleep but still can't keep my eyes open, hubby too. Take care, take a power snooze if you can. I'm going to make an iced coffee...bye for now.


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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 5/7/2012 11:45PM

    Yikes, Julia! Now I'm going to WORRY about you until you give us an update!!!

DON'T fool around and think it's nothing.... Get yourself to the doctor's office

{{{Hugs & Love}}}

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GAYLLYNNE 5/7/2012 4:27PM

    I've had shoulder trouble, yuck!! Ice will help a lot! good luck!

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THEEASYKILL30 5/7/2012 12:00PM

    emoticon I'm so sorry to hear about your shoulder. Get well soon!

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