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My husband does dishes and takes out the trash

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Whoopy freakin doo you might say but,thats my MAN!I do it all for him and he shows me he appreciates it by returning the favor!He is an expert cook and pushes a mean vacuum around.I was cleaning up and hanging his jacket and he said I am so glad to have you!!It's not always been this way.He used to be the typical man,Until I got sick and went in the hospital.Ladies NEVER correct your man/lady if they do a task around the house!!!If you happen to be anal about towel folding,re-fold them when hes not around!He makes the bed any way he wants and I'd never comment.Zip it and keep it zipped and you might just get him to do stuff that you dislike.Oh,and BRAG on him alot for doing it.I wont let DH wash clothes because he once had enough bubbles rolling out of the garage to float on..LOL,Anything else he's welcome to!!What does your other half do for you? emoticon emoticonSUSAN

  
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GIRANIMAL 2/7/2012 5:52PM

    My man's also a great cook, and he's come a long way with other stuff too! Dishes, bed, laundry (he claims to enjoy it -- whaaaaat?) I am lucky and I know it!

I do re-fold certain laundry items and he knows it and thinks I am crazy, but I keep trying to tell him it's a matter of living in an apartment with limited space -- the stuff won't fit in the drawers his way! emoticon

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TRESSWANN 2/6/2012 6:38PM

    Mine keeps the house beautifully. He really doesn't cook but vacuums, does laundry, irons, dishes etc. Lucky he doesn't come on this site cause he doesnt want any one to know

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MARTHASPARKS 2/6/2012 10:34AM

    Mine started vacuuming after I had spinal surgery. Now that he retired, he also does tubs, toilets and some grocery shopping.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 2/5/2012 11:12PM

    Cool emoticon

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ARTJAC 2/5/2012 10:07PM

    my hubby vaccums and washes the floors and puts the bins out to be emptied then brings them back and puts them in their place

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ANNAMARIE1958 2/5/2012 9:35PM

    Boy are you all lucky...My DH makes the bed(he's the last one in it) and takes out the trash. The list stops there....He is a great man though! emoticon

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MISSM66 2/5/2012 9:06PM

    My hubby clean up the kitchen after I cook,he take the Garbage out, he make the bed, and he will cook if I don't want to, he clean the Glass door,today I was at work and I call him and ask him to go and do some shopping at Sams and I just tell him what I want and when I get home everything was here and he also make dinner for me,I am so happy I have a man like that,he is the best. emoticon emoticon

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LESSOFPMCD 2/5/2012 7:30PM

    My hubby does all of the cooking and the laundry. He is a great cook and loves to do it. Only problem is trying to get him to cook healthier to help me - but he is getting better now that he knows I'm serious about this. Been on this for a month now.

I'm really lucky and I do know this. And you are so right - don't complain about how he does it - just say thanks!

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SHIRLANGEL 2/5/2012 7:27PM

    My hubby takes out the trash, helps with the laundry, vacuums the floor and bathes our dog. When my PF is acting up and I can't stand much he helps me out by doing the dishes too. I really appreciate what he does around the house and make it a point to tell him often.

Yep, we're very blessed to have these good husbands. emoticon

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CIRANDELLA 2/5/2012 6:10PM

    Those same tasks plus the laundry... I have some orthopedic problems which make that a little hard. In return, I do all the cookin' and housework, and he brings home the bacon (or reasonable, lower-fat alternative :)

We must keep these guys, Susan! :)

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CHANGING-TURTLE 2/5/2012 5:49PM

    My hubby takes the trash out and cleans the bathroom, but not very good i clean up after him just before I go in the shower. i don't think he knows because i brag about how much he helps around the house to all our friends. He is a great guy today he said he was going to take over making the bed yeah

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Goodwill shopping is green,Dont trash it!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I am totally a Goodwill supporter!I donate and buy part of my wardrobe there.It's an excellent place to by painting clothes,lawn work clothes,fishing clothes,auto work clothes.My idea is to buy old sheets for painters drop cloths.I once bought a faded watercolor print for $3 and removed it from the frame
to use colored pencils to refresh the color and reframed it.I bought two lamps that had seen better days and spray painted them,rewired and put on new shades.I bought a $10 8x10 carpet,steam cleaned it and where the stains remained,I stencil painted leaf patterns on it and VOILA!Trash to treasure in an hour.Plus,it doesent go in a landfill.What are some of the things you have saved from the trash?Seriously try it out!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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GIRANIMAL 2/7/2012 5:55PM

    I'm a huge thrift-store fan! I buy the majority of my clothes there. I also recently found the perfect spice rack at my local thrift store - I actually tried to buy it new (never dreamed I'd get so lucky to find one secondhand) and none of them worked for me and my space like this $3 gem does! I've even found a Leslie Sansone workout DVD there and all sorts of household items. Save money and the planet -- win-win!

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LGAR519 2/3/2012 10:52AM

    We have a Goodwill and Salvation Army in the town close to our town. Our Salvation Army recently closed. I have always donated to them both. And since times have gotten hard, I also buy from them. I have gotten almost new dresses and outfits from Goodwill. Their prices are slowly going up though. Salvation Army is cheaper but less selection in the bigger sizes.

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ARLENE_MOVES 2/3/2012 12:06AM

    As you know, I'm a Goodwill shopper and contributer. All of my 'new' jeans are from there and if I go on Senior day, get 30% off and on Sunday's it's 50% off all clothing. My dh used to get old speakers there until the only speakers being sold there are cheap new style ones. Several years ago, we were buying clothes on Sundays, mainly kids or baby clothes and sending them to the Indian Reservation in south Dakato, the poorest in the country. Shipping got so expensive, we can no longer afford to do it, but at least the clothes were cheap and in extremely good shape!

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PATRISNA 2/2/2012 10:31PM

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BARBAELLEN 2/2/2012 8:26PM

    I'm amazed to hear of the great deals everyone is getting from Goodwill. They must price differently, depending on location. I tried the one near me, and I couldn't believe they had $2.99 prices tags stuck on top of Dollar Store stickers. Glad to hear that you scored some nice things!

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ARCHIMEDESII 2/2/2012 9:43AM

    ME TOO ! I love shopping at the Goodwill. I've found tons of great books, CDs and DVDs. oh yeah, clothes too. ;)

I donate stuff regularly too. As you say, it's the ultimate form of recycling. I can't use something, but maybe someone else can AND bonus points, the Goodwill gets money selling stuff I won't use any more.

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CIRANDELLA 2/1/2012 9:08PM

    Good for you, Susan...and I applaud how creative you were with the stencil patterns - wow! I'm a big fan of Goodwill and Salvation Army and have found many goodies at both places, one of my all-time favorites being a sturdy, timeless, cornflower-blue polo shirt from Lands End. A billion washings and it's never worn out :) What a shame, ecologically and financially, not to go to these places! emoticon

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BLEGNER1 1/31/2012 11:39PM

    I do a lot of shopping at Salvation Army thrift store or Catholic Charities Right after I got the last futon given to me, I decided that I needed fitted full sized sheets to go over it as they would be easier for me to get off and on it than the zippered bag that was on it. I found a pink sheet and 2 pillow cases and four white sheets. I got them all for fifty cents each,
Brought them home and washed them up and they are working great. I also get quite a few items on freecycle. I also get rid of things by giving to the charities or offering them on freecycle. It is great to be able to give and know that the people who get it are in great need of it.
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LIBBYG7 1/31/2012 7:34PM

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1/31/2012 7:32PM

Here in NYC.....we shop on the streets. For some reason...in the upscale neighborhoods, people put unwanted furniture (and other stuff) out on the street for trash collection. It's become a NY tradition to 'shop' on trash days. I would never touch anything upholstered or fabric (we had a terrific bedbug problem in the city recently.......).

And at this stage of my life, I've got all the 'stuff' I could ever want or need. I love old things and have some beautiful antique pieces.....but I'd love to get rid of some now.

However.........over the past year.........I did a little street shopping. I picked up a little three legged table, with exquisite carvings, in perfect condition = except that someone tried to sand off the finish. I have the perfect spot for it....and I've been planning to refinish it for a long while. My hands are so bad...I may have it done professionally. Also, I found a beautiful metal cilindrical tub with gold (brass) handles - which holds all my 'pooper' bags for Lucy. I also re-cycle weekly advertising circular plastic bags for 'pooper' bags.
I haven't been in a Goodwill store in ages.....but in the past, I found a pretty dinner set I bought as a gift for one of our building staff.

My shopping days are mostly over.....



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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/31/2012 6:51PM

    I wish our Goodwill wasn't so high. We used to shop there years ago. Now it is cheaper for me to bargain shop which is a shame.

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MISSB8604 1/31/2012 6:46PM

    Awesome!

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DEBK0923 1/31/2012 6:00PM

    That's my motto as well, most times I get great barfains on beautiful things

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LOVE is not always the answer!

Monday, January 30, 2012

When I was a little girl,we were raised by my daddy to dislike anyone different.My mama and my grandparents were the exact opposite.My daddy had war wounds in his heart.He caught me playing with a little vietnamese girl when I was in 3rd grade and beat me brutally!After that it just wasnt worth the beatings to have another race as a friend.He found something wrong with everyone I chose to play with so I became very lonely.I also became terrified of anyone talking to me,afraid dad would think I was talking to them.I worked from age 12 as a waitress for dads sister so,he got a job as a dishwasher to "keep an eye on me".Once a very polite black man was talking to me and handing me money for a tip and that....incident...left me unable to step out in public.I was so scared he'd kill me that I ran to my dads brother Uncle Donald for help.He took one look at me and took me in his arms.How could dads brothers be so loving and caring? And dad was a monster?Uncle Don called dad and had him come over.He proceeded to weave a tale about me being on drugs and getting beat by a drug dealer!!I hadnt even told on him,they just figured it out.Dad had an army ring that left circular bruises on me.For a long time he was sorry and left me alone.I prayed could this be true?UNTIL...I met the new maid that was a man in womens clothes...Davina/davy was black and I didnt care...We became besties!He lived in my aunts hotel and worked undercover because he couldnt find a job as a man.It never mattered to any of us either.He was always the perfect gentleman,friend,joker,prankster and maid.Dad saw me coming from Davina's room and hugging her and that was all he could "STOMACH"To say the least,he put me in the hospital!8 days later I was released to my brother.Eddie took a restraining order out against our Dad.I FELT LIKE AN ABUSED WIFE!After we felt he was back to himself we got too trusting and he beat us both...For making him look like a fool to his family.We were both in the hospital when an angel came to talk to me.She was black and quite beautiful in my brothers opinion.I was afraid dad would see us talking to her and hurt HER!The hospital let him in to see us...HE WAS SORRY!!I went to stay with a foster family and for a while was happy.The dad had eyes on me and the mom got jealous and beat me with a broom.I ran away and found my mama and she took me for a while.The angel stepped back in again and took me to her home until I was back on my feet.To not live in fear was a blessing
and I actually got to return to school.One day as I was stepping out of the gymnasium,Dad grabbed me and put a gun to my head,took me to the river and I just knew I was a goner...I talked him into taking me back after I convinced him I was NOT my mama.He had been using alcohol and thinking I was My mama.Thats why he would beat me!!I didnt see him for 10 years after that and when I did he swore he didnt remember ever laying a hand on me!!I forgave him out of love but,never trusted him again.He developed alzheimers and died a few years ago.I couldnt bring myself to see him.He put me through HELL!I will always love the man that WAS my father as a child but,A MONSTER took over him and he refused help.
My brother has shown signs of being the same way and wont listen to me when I beg him to get help also.
No matter how much we love someone.
Love is NOT always the answer!
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LIBBYG7 1/31/2012 7:33PM

    Here in NYC.....we shop on the streets. For some reason...in the upscale neighborhoods, people put unwanted furniture (and other stuff) out on the street for trash collection. It's become a NY tradition to 'shop' on trash days. I would never touch anything upholstered or fabric (we had a terrific bedbug problem in the city recently.......).

And at this stage of my life, I've got all the 'stuff' I could ever want or need. I love old things and have some beautiful antique pieces.....but I'd love to get rid of some now.

However.........over the past year.........I did a little street shopping. I picked up a little three legged table, with exquisite carvings, in perfect condition = except that someone tried to sand off the finish. I have the perfect spot for it....and I've been planning to refinish it for a long while. My hands are so bad...I may have it done professionally. Also, I found a beautiful metal cilindrical tub with gold (brass) handles - which holds all my 'pooper' bags for Lucy. I also re-cycle weekly advertising circular plastic bags for 'pooper' bags.
I haven't been in a Goodwill store in ages.....but in the past, I found a pretty dinner set I bought as a gift for one of our building staff.

My shopping days are mostly over.....

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SUSAN == I'M SO SORRY......I MEANT TO COMMENT ON YOUR GOODWILL BLOG....AND INSTEAD IT SHOWED UP HERE. I TRIED TO DELETE IT....BUT COULDN'T. AGAIN SORRY, DEAR.

THIS IS A HEARTBREAKING BLOG.....

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ARCHIMEDESII 1/31/2012 9:45AM

    Susan, that was absolutely heartbreaking. No one should have to go through that sort of torment. I'm glad you've had angels looking at for you through your life. You have a decent soul !

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CIRANDELLA 1/31/2012 8:06AM

    Wise words, Susan, and I am so sorry you had to suffer like this...

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MARTHASPARKS 1/30/2012 11:35PM

    Dear God, Susan, I am so very sorry. How terrible. No wonder you are so kind to everyone you meet. Bless you. Live in peace and safety now.

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Are you there God?It's me Susan!

Friday, January 27, 2012

I know He is all knowing/all seeing.Being good,faithful,loving,kind,friendly comes natural for me.Sometimes people test my faith...Yelling,screaming,cursing and being nasty is not called for.I witnessed an elderly lady in a scooter being verbally attacked,while she was crying!!I will probably end up someday being beat up for sticking my big nose into what isn't my beeswax.I ended up being cussed at and that was okay.It happened to be that womans daughter doing the cussing.I WOULD NEVER SPEAK TO MY MAMA THAT WAY!!#1 she would mount my head on her wall,#2 my siblings would come after me#3 She just would not allow it.There just isnt any excuse for it no matter what..I dont have her anymore but she was a shining light in my life and I adored her more than anything.I pray for people like that angry woman,who knows what she's going through?I hugged the elderly lady and rolled her into the ladies room and wet a towel to wash her face.Sent my daughter for some water and sat on the floor and listened. As Lila talked about how bad she feels living with her daughter and three teen kids,the worry seemed to drain from her face.I gave Lila a hotline phone # and the number for the nursing home.Whether its verbal,mental or physical..ITS ABUSE!!She already called and got a space at the nursing home...YAY!Pray for her and me too!She is a beautiful lady and only deserves love,kindness and respect!.... emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARTHASPARKS 1/28/2012 10:52AM

    You are one of the kindest, bravest people I know. Way to go, Susan.

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KEEP_GOING247 1/27/2012 6:08PM

    1 Sam 2:30a says "for those who honor Me; I will honor" God bless you for your kindness and time towards this elderly woman. The pain and hurt she must have felt, i can't even imagine. Where i grew up, elderly people were and still are treasured. this is the woman who gave birth to you and raised you, possibly. If she behaves towards her mom this way at home, can she possibly believe that her teen kids will show her any respect and love? Hm.

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SABLENESS 1/27/2012 5:57PM

    Good for you for taking action. NO ONE deserves abuse. Thanks. If more people reacted the way you did, there'd be less trouble. I love that song "Let there be peace on earth, and let it began with me." It can't begin anywhere else. Bless you. emoticon

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Going for tests sucks!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I was present at my scheduled appointment time.I waited until I couldnt sit there another moment...I pestered the nurse and recieved the stank eye.She rudely asked me to take a seat...The doctor would be with me asap.I went to use the bathroom and who did I spy out the corner of my eye?After 80 minutes of extended waiting...you guessed it my doctor!!!Playing a video game no less.I was livid with anger.He wants to charge me $75 for a missed appointment.What about paying me for b.s'ing my time away?I walked up to him and asked what the HE77 he was doing?He turned red and laughed!!!I walked up and told his nurse I was leaving because,if I stayed he would get cursed out!And furthermore do not bill my insurance for it!And I would not use him again...Angie's list will hear about him.
I went to the nursing home and saw my homeys playing some games.They smiled and hugged me and told me I was late.I gave them an hour and went home to rest a while before going to the goodwill for my daughter.She likes to give her kids clothes to them plus,I find so many bargains for my family...jewelry,clothes,jackets,pj's,pans
,flowerpots!I tell everyone to go there!Well now that I ranted a tad bit ya'll have a great day!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/31/2012 7:12AM

    Hmmm, I hope you are OK? And that you get your tests done quickly.

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TRESSWANN 1/29/2012 9:52AM

    I went to a specialist once and she forgot I was there? Then she said what are you expecting from me today? Never went there again.

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IILAAD65 1/27/2012 7:38AM

    Oh my gosh!! That's as bad as my Dr. saying.. well what's wrong with you and what meds do you think you need? lol

Needless to say, I am changing Dr's too!

But you had good ending to a rough start.. good for you!!

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FRAN0426 1/26/2012 5:39PM

    Good move, there is no reason doctors should be playing games when he has parients waiting. I sure hope they don't bill you, if they do turn around and bill him the same amount for waiting while he was wasting your time.

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LIBBYG7 1/26/2012 5:03PM

    Hi.
I've been to dozens of doctors in the past 14 years....specialists, mostly.
And I've spent countless hours waiting for them; first in the waiting room, and then waiting half naked in the examining room. My blood boiled every time.....

NOW == I know what they were doing while I was waiting!!!

Seriously - it's a widely known problem, and I admire you for how you handled it. Perhaps you 'sensitized' this doctor for future patients.

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