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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Oh for the energy we had as a kid! But even now as adults we can put our good moods to work for us! You DO have good moods now and then, don't you?

Like today I was finishing up getting things unpacked from my move and as I put things away I added little flourishes as I bent or stretched up to put something on a top shelf. And while you're at it, put in an extra little twirl or two and you might even add a couple of kicks! You know that old saying "Dance like no one is looking!" -- give it a try, you might find that the pounds suddenly start to melt away and you won't even be aware WHY! It's because you're moving more! So when a snappy tune comes on the radio or TV, get up off your b--- behind and just go with the flow. Remember how you used to jitterbug???

Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive, so loosen up a little and add some fun to your life. Move it! Laugh whenever you can! And when you feel a bit tired, just plop down across the bed for five minutes..... you'd be surprised how it can revive you!

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SEESTARS 9/7/2010 10:59AM

    Great blog!

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CBEVNOW 9/7/2010 2:41AM

    I'm with you all the way. I have this habit of in elevators when music is on dancing and when it stops to open the door i stop dancing its probley all on camera (who cares).And TH i know what you mean. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Caroline

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ROSY_TIAMO 9/2/2010 3:40PM

    Ditto to everything you said. There's only one thing, at this point in my life I have to dance a little slower but I still dance. The jitterbug is my all time favorite. Still do it but at a much different pace. It's more fun to dance and laugh at life than not.......

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PSMITH3841 9/2/2010 11:09AM

    Ah, a girl after my own heart!!! My neighbor across the driveway gets a kick out of watching me clean...I turn my Oldies on and boogie while I'm doing my housework... My vacuum does a mean jitterbug! It does make the job seem to go faster (it really does take longer, I just have to finish the dance, don't cha know!) but you're right about the calorie burn, every little bit helps.... emoticon

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THPEAKY 9/2/2010 7:42AM

    Haha!! I get lots of laughs because I can high kick at nearly 60! I also say "if they don't want you to dance in the grocery store they shouldn't play music"! Bravo, SCOTMAMA!

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Hallelulia! The Move Is Over!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

emoticon Today was the first day in my fiance's home -- and while it didn't go as I had planned, at least I was here! The movers decided they couldn't do it all in one day and they still brought things over today. They broke my stone dining table, and they damaged one of my nightstands. The table will have to be replaced, and I'm not sure if I can get the nightstand repaired or not. It is from Italy with a very high gloss finish, but I might be able to find someone really talented who could do it. That particular line of furniture is no longer available so I can't just go buy another one (and of course it matches the set).

That part of the bad news I already knew last night, so rather than be mad or in a bad mood all evening -- I drank a bottle of wine! Yep! It did the trick, I was in a terrific mood and..... I was asleep by 9 o'clock. lol

Woke up at 3:00 a.m.and did some ironing, put a few things away, but most of the furniture I needed to really be able to put stuff away was still missing, but after an hour or two I had tired myself out sufficiently to go back to bed and get some more sleep. Woke up before 7:00 and decided to go over and get my new HDTV my daughter had just bought me -- I didn't want to take a chance on them damaging THAT!

They were gone by 3:00 taking my ruined table with them to put in some dump somewhere. And I went shopping, you know the feeling when you get full of all that energy -- and at the 4th store I went to I hit paydirt! I found a table I liked at a price I liked, and also saw a really cute little end table that I couldn't resist so that was my treat for doing all the hard work of the move! It's good to indulge yourself when you have the chance.

Tonight all my cookbooks are nicely stored away in the bookcase again, the china hutch is filled with all my beautiful stuff, the baker's rack in almost done, and even the pictures in the bed and bath are hung. A little bit more accessorizing and art to be hung, and it will be "our" home. It's getting more of my personality all the time, so of course I'm more comfortable with it. And my dog has finally decided the new (smaller) doggy door is OK, and she's using it regularly! Maybe in a few days I can head back up to the mountains for a cool rest -- I need it!!!

Thanks for all the support and advice while going through this hectic week -- so happy to have it over and done with!

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PSMITH3841 8/29/2010 8:10PM

    emoticon emoticonGo to your mountain retreat and relax!!! You earned it! emoticon

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CATLADY52 8/29/2010 2:56PM

    emoticon you did it with 99.9% of your marbles. emoticon on the purchases, and both of you can relax and enjoy your lives. emoticon

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SARABETH_60 8/29/2010 10:17AM

    It's so nice to feel settled in. And good for you for giving yourself a treat!

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VITCHY-VICKI 8/29/2010 7:52AM

    emoticonto hear things got broke but glad you found some new things to replace some of it. Glad the move is over now you can enjoy time with the new BF enjoy your new place.

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NANCYCA555 8/29/2010 4:18AM

    That's a drag when movers wreck your furniture. Good for you for maintaining such a good attitude about it. You're going to do great in your new home and your new life.

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THPEAKY 8/29/2010 1:58AM

    Excellent: I have been following the saga as I live out the saga of my basement. You keep me inspired! Well done...go enjoy the cool of the mountains.

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LUNADRAGON 8/29/2010 1:15AM

    Ah, I have gotten where I know something will be broken every move. My husband's mother's rocking chair, my spinning wheel were two items that come to my mind, as well as the desk my mother refinished for me before she passed. It is only stuff.
Enjoy getting settled in, and decorating your new digs. That is half the fun! And it is great you found some suitable bargain replacements that you like.

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DESERTFLOWER8 8/29/2010 1:10AM

    Glad that is done! Now, time to relax and enjoy!

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EJHEINRICH1 8/29/2010 12:44AM

    Congrats on your move! I made a big one in January and It was a bad move. The movers did a lot of damage. I was quite upset because I have a lot of antiques.
Have fun in the mountains!

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DWROBERGE 8/29/2010 12:38AM

    Has to be a great feeling when done with a move. Congratulations. Now, get on with your life.

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Moving Day -- But only partial.......

Thursday, August 26, 2010

emoticon After all the planning sometimes things just don't work out. Why? Well, for one good reason, we aren't in control of other people. That's just what happened to me. The people across the street said they wanted our dining room set, hutch and a few other pieces. They really needed to be moved out before my movers come in (otherwise where would they put the stuff coming in?) So when they changed their day of moving from Wednesday to Thursday, of course I had to delay my main move by one day!

So here I was rarin' to go..... but no place to go! It sorta gave me a day off, but I've been so revved up that I couldn't hold still, so there I was rearranging the living room, hanging pictures in the master bath, arranging towels -- a hundred little things that need to get done "sometime." What better time than when you seem to have a spare couple of hours. I supervised the stuff being hauled out, and bless the men doing it, they even moved a sofa for me from one room to another. It was a really heavy one and I'd never have been able to do it myself (even they had a not very easy time of it.)

Tonight I went back over to my house and did some last minute things, getting a few stray items in boxes to be hauled later, and generally making sure it was all ready for the movers. They will come to my BF's house first as there is less to get from there, then haul that to my house, put it in the garage while they bring all of my stuff out to the truck. Then with the two rooms empty they can put the furniture away in the garage and head back to my BF's house with my stuff. It sounds like it will be a tedious day for all of us -- one that I for one will be so glad to see over and done with. Do I want to move again anytime soon? NEVER!!

Actually the house is looking very nice (BF's) the living room has never looked so good, the bedroom/bath is freshly painted and ready for furniture and the dining room is all vacuumed and awaiting it's new furniture. I think I'm going to sleep late on Saturday morning -- it's time to give myself a treat!!

emoticon Hugs to all my faithful followers on this blog!

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PSMITH3841 8/28/2010 9:55AM

    Shoot, I would probably need to sleep straight through to Sunday....enjoy your "sleep-in "! emoticon

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FOOFYDEN 8/27/2010 1:49PM

    You are going to be so lost when this is over .....funny how we get over whelmed and in fast forward mode,,,then when we are done the gears don't just wind down,,,,here's to putting all that in motion energy to just having fun,,,

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VITCHY-VICKI 8/27/2010 7:49AM

    Well it will be over soon

Have you ever heard of Moving Men sliders?? They are great would not be with out them I put them under very heavy furniture and they side across the room. I use them in all my houses when I have to do the spring or fall cleaning and I am all alone. I don't even have to empty out china closets just have to be strong enough to life each comer to get them under the leg.
/ this is just one web sight you can get them at Wal - mart they come in all different sizes and shapes and colors
Just look for Furniture sliders
Have fun moving

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Moving Day in ONE MORE DAY!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

emoticon Wow! I can't believe I made it this far, and things actually seem to get well in hand, boxes are getting packed, things are getting moved out and cleared away -- things actually went very smoothly today. The actual moving date for getting the furniture from one house to the other -- some of his to MY house and some of mine to HIS house -- has actually been delayed for a day; so to be telling the truth, I guess moving day isn't really in one day, but two! I've had to learn things don't always go the way you'd like them to go, and when you are depending on other people, the schedules sometimes get changed. Not use losing sleep over it, better to just go with the flow.

I went over to my BF's home very early this morning as the painter was due to arrive at 7:00 a.m. and with it being a 30 minute drive minimum, you can see I was up quite early. Well rested though, I slept like a log!

The painter arrived right on time, he was friendly, efficient, and I quickly explained to him the color and location of how I wanted it. They got right down to work, masked off EVERYTHING, moved the furniture to the center of the room and in no time they were busily working away, they were very neat too, other than fresh paint on the walls, you could never tell anyone had even been in the room.

While that was being done I decided to move all the furniture to one side of the room in the living room and I shampooed the carpet. Glad to report that it came out just fabulous -- looks so fresh and clean. Then I had my BF call his sister-in- law and tell her we were advertising the 3 sofa's we had for sale and how much we wanted. "What? It's not FREE?" Duh! Then they informed him they did not want the creme colored sofa(s) but was interested in the brown set. Well, brown has never been a favorite color of mine in furniture or anything else, so I gave him prices for the sofa, the loveseat and the chair (they all match). Lo and behold they wanted them -- so again, a slight change of plan; I decided to put two of the sofa's we were selling into the living room and sell the brown stuff. I do like the lighter colors anyway -- looks so much lighter and brighter! They also agreed to come and get them around 4:00 OR 5:00 the same day! Wow, now that is what I call GETTING THINGS DONE!

In the meantime the dining room was looking very organized. All the furniture was in one area -- and I got to looking at the chandelier. Now why on earth would I want to clean it at this point in time, I don't know! But I did. One by one I took the various prisms and rounded facets (plastic, not crystal) down and carefully cleaned them, dried them and replaced them. But after doing one tier I saw it was easier and quicker to get a pan of soapy water and just put them in it. While it took me a couple hours total, it now looks shiny and bright -- and it was much easier to reach without my table under it.

The brown upholstered pieces were all gone by around 6:00 p.m., then I was informed that my BF's sister would be over to get the antique sewing machine and a few other family heirlooms and would try to arrive around 7:00. It was about that time, all their stuff was packed up, we had a lovely visit and I was beginning to relax about this move. Things were falling into place and it seemed as though everything would be OK.

A bit tired tonight (actually a LOT tired) and most of my muscles are aching, but I'm ready to face tomorrow -- lots more furniture will be leaving the house and making room for mine. The bedroom is all painted and looking wonderful, it's ready for me to begin my new life, and I'm ready for that too!

As I sit here typing this blog I looked up at a framed print on my wall. The words read: "LORD, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I together can't handle." I'll have to keep that one in mind.

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PSMITH3841 8/26/2010 8:19PM

    Wow, you truly do have it all together...just think, in a day or two you can sit down, put your feet up and relax with your "Best Guy" and appreciate all your hard work and accomplishments!

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CATLADY52 8/26/2010 11:14AM

    Your move sounds wonderful. You will have to get photos posted soon of both places. Before the 'new look' wears off. Sleep well. You earned it. emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 8/26/2010 5:38AM

    emoticonyour almost done then you can just enjoy
and when is the big Day going to be (wedding)
Don't over work on the move

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    HE never gives us more than we can handle... Sounds like you are doing a great job and I have no doubt everything will go great!

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USFBULL 8/26/2010 2:01AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Don't forget about us... emoticon

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NANCYCA555 8/26/2010 1:55AM

    It sounds like you got a whole lot done. Way to take no prisoners in the moving game. I'm so excited for you in the new phase of life you will be embarking on. All the best to you and your BF.

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LUNADRAGON 8/26/2010 1:41AM

    I am sure you are exhausted under all that excitement! Have fun, be careful, and best wishes on your big move!
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Moving Day in Two More Days!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

emoticon Yes! I can do it..... that's what I keep telling myself. I felt like every muscle, every bone, every part of my body was stiff and sore today. I now climb in and out of the car like an 80 or 90 year old, because that's how I feel. I did go for my eye appointment today and have a new contact lens ordered - so perhaps I'll be able to have clearer vision in about a week or so. And. . . . I even
went out to dinner, because a favorite restaurant is very near the optometrist. So even though I wasn't as busy packing/moving today, I did get a few things done.

1. I moved almost all of my cookbooks (I have 150 and books are HEAVY!)
2. I took down all pictures and cleaned off counters in the Master Bedroom/Bath that is getting a new paint job tomorrow.
3. Bed linens have all been transferred.
4. All drawers have been emptied on furniture being moved.
5. All crystal has been packed from hutches that are being given away.
6. Half the food has been moved from my pantry to BF's pantry (by me, natch)

Now I'm on the final stages of the move and I'm starting to draw a deep breath. I see there are bits and pieces still to be moved, but nothing big and it's all coming together. Tomorrow I have to be at the other home at 7:00 a.m. to get the painter started on the right foot. Then I will see if everything is empty for the "give-away move" which is taking place on Thursday.

I had to re-schedule my movers until Friday as I can't very well have him bring the dining room set over from my place and not have an empty dining room to put it in. So, like everything else -- you have to juggle things around. But I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It will be a relief, let me tell you. . . . . today I needed a clean pair of socks and thought....... hmmmmm, what box did I put "those" in!

No nap today, and up at 4:50 so it's going to be a quiet, early evening for me!

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PSMITH3841 8/26/2010 12:13AM

    Geez, you're making me tired just reading your're coming down to the will be all over soon! emoticon

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