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My vacation turned into maid service

Monday, July 08, 2013

My mother in law(bless her heart)is 92.She saves all the nasty work for when I come to visit.I cant stay in her house its so dirty and it smells bad. emoticon Her milk turns to cheese and the onions/potatoes dry up before she will allow them to be trashed.I don't ask I just get the bleach out and clean everything in sight!! emoticon July 4th we decided to have a real vacation just me and DH.She proceeded to cry and nag until we went to see her for a day.Well,that day turned into a week!!She had me go through her dressers,closets,shoes,purses,jewelry,blan
kets and sheets on the 5th. emoticon I cant say no!I love her a lot and she tried to pay me $300.Of course I refused,she is after all special to me.She has a clean house and carpets. emoticon We came home both of us worn out and slept like babies!I did get to go to the fitness center 4 times.BBQ is ok but they don't eat veggies and I had to go for some salad quinoa and fish. emoticon emoticon I went to pick up my dog and she is snubbing me for leaving her with my DD.I'm now cleaning my house while she relaxes on her cushion.I just got licked on my hand so she may be warming up a little emoticon I hope all of you had a fun and safe holiday emoticon SUSAN

  
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BOHEMIANCAT 7/10/2013 10:03AM

    How nice of you! We have not had a holiday yet, but I would not want to spend it cleaning. BUT it would be nice to still have my Mom! My mother in law has a maid, a big help.


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3016DEBRA 7/9/2013 11:09AM

  Bless you for giving up your time off! I hope DH pitched in as well since it's his mother as well, you know. I cared for my in-laws until the day they passed so I know what you're going through...they only lived 1 block away so it was a constant for 5-6 years.
Get some rest & make today a special one for yourself! emoticon

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IMREITE 7/9/2013 12:51AM

    my grandma is like that. she asks my aunts to do stuff all the time, but the grandkids will get offered money. Her house is clean and no old food, or bleach needed, just a collection of stuff. She does not haoard but stuff just collects because people leace stuff when they visit.
The great grandkids also get a kick out of seeing all the neat stuff at her house

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FITKAT62 7/8/2013 10:59PM

    I know what you mean about old people. My DHs grandmother used to serve us tea in cups that already had dry tea drip marks on them. I used to always wash her dishes before I left.

You are a saint for doing all that work for her. My mother always said that if you do something nice for someone, you'll be rewarded tenfold. I've often found that to be true.
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PATRICIAAK 7/8/2013 9:21PM

    You're a special person who really cares about others!
It was good of you to give up your vacation to fulfill another's need.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/8/2013 4:09PM

    Lucky MIL to ave you to clean. Ext time, take the $300 and buy her a maid service with it.

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LECATES 7/8/2013 2:10PM

    My grandmother's cat used to snub her--He would actually go around with his nose in the air and my grandmother would have to do all his favorite treats to get back in his good graces---LOL That was nice of you to do that for her---I am sure she has a hard time keeping up with stuff at her age.

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EWL978 7/8/2013 12:32PM

    What a great thing you did!!! And, she appreciates it which makes it special!

Keep on keeping on and DO get some relaxation, you deserve it



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Keep kitty inside

Friday, June 28, 2013

I know a lot of you don't agree but,so many bad things can happen.We have found kitty remains from owls eating them,hawks will eat kittens and they get ran over.Our neighbors down the street let their Persian kitten outside and she ended up at my doorstep.I spent an hour knocking at doors before finding her owner!She is not spayed!!4 months old and she can get pregnant.I scolded the neighbor and told her all of this but she just said "It's my daughters cat anyway"Like that gives her the right to neglect it.It is skin and bones.I'm sorry I had to turn her in to ASPCA.It didn't feel good to do but too many animals have unfit humans! emoticon emoticon SUSAN

  
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MNOT2THICK 7/2/2013 8:23PM

    If you have any pet, you are supposed to take care of it. I do not care if it belongs to a young or old child. I would do the same thing. Poor kitten.
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KATRINAKAT23 6/30/2013 7:21PM

  Thank goodness for people like you. So many don't want to get involved. You did the right thing. Good for you!! emoticon

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ARCHIMEDESII 6/29/2013 4:45AM

    I'm so glad you found the owner. Of course, some people really shouldn't be allowed to have a pet. They're just too neglectful.

I don't know how old the "daughter" is, but I'm sure she just wanted to have a cute kitty. All kids want to have a cute pet to cuddle. what most don't realize is how much work it takes to care for a pet. which is why some people shouldn't have pets.

Glad the kitty is now safe. I'm sure it'll have a better home soon.

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PATRICIAAK 6/28/2013 11:09PM

    My cat is 17 yrs old and is totally indoors.

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ROCKYCPA 6/28/2013 9:55PM

    Good for you - even pets deserve to be treated correctly!

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CASEYSAUER 6/28/2013 4:38PM

    I have two cats and you did the right thing! emoticon

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Misery loves company...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I'm SO at home with my friend Arabella that she sits with me while I walk on my treadmill/elliptical.We were talking and laughing when at the time I upped the speed she leaned over to tie her shoe.She lost her balance,fell on the treadmill which knocked me off balance and I fell onto the weight set. emoticon She fractured her ankle and I'm very bruised up but ok emoticon Ice and a few days of taking it slow and steady.She hasn't stopped laughing since it happened.I was signing her cast and she spilled soda on me!! emoticon Im getting myself ready for a trip to see the out-laws.My toenails need a bit of polish and hair needs trimmed!Have a great Day ya'll emoticon SUSAN

  
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ARCHIMEDESII 6/27/2013 2:54PM

    OUCH !!!

I'm glad you're okay even though you're a bit banged up. When people ask what happened, tell them you took a fall off your skateboard !

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3016DEBRA 6/27/2013 12:31PM

  emoticon Glad you two made it out alive!!!

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PATRICIAAK 6/26/2013 9:00PM

    I thought things like that only happened in comedies.
Hope you both heal quickly.

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/26/2013 2:13PM

    Oh my goodness. Glad you are both ok. emoticon

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KACEYSW 6/26/2013 1:41PM

    Sounds like an I Love Lucy episode. Sorry your friend got hurt, but it does sound like it was pretty funny! Stay safe!

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My fat connection

Friday, June 21, 2013

Talking to some family members at a recent family reunion,I was able to piece together some clues into myself.My food addiction being at the top of the list.My dad's mama was skinny and was ridiculed her lifetime.I was the same way so she decided to fatten me up so I wouldn't be ridiculed.It didn't work but she was determined every summer to make my life a living hell,not purposely though.Several of her grandkids came to spend the summer and they accused me of being her PET.She was tireless in her endeavor to fatten me up.My plate at mealtime would be heaped with food and sides of cake,pie,cookies.I literally hid from her!Grams was obsessed with making me gain weight.Fried chicken,Pork chops,steak,potaoes,dumplings,yeast rolls,cake,cobbler,icecream and fudge were a daily buffet.I was singled out and picked on tirelessly by my cousins.I spent a lot of time crying and staying as invisible as possible.My Aunt said that my great and great-great grandmothers were morbidly obese.They passed down their pain through grams and made her feel like she wasn't like them.She was skinny but healthy.She didn't want me to feel the way they made her feel!I lost out on time with her because of it.Some point in my head I made a connection that I needed to gain weight in order to be accepted.Does any of this make sense?
My aunts and cousins sat me down and explained it and it finally made sense to me. emoticon SUSAN

  
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SNOWWALKER 6/25/2013 8:47PM

    I liked your comments about your past. It's sad so much time was wasted in "fattening" you up so you would be acceptable. I think those were the times when it was thought that a fat baby was a healthy baby and skinny kids would die faster. Times have changed but you look great! I am happy for you in breaking the generational rules that were heaped upon you. It's a great look into your past.

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PATRICIAAK 6/21/2013 10:19PM

    Understanding our past can be used to positively affect the future.

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FEMISLIM 6/21/2013 7:05PM

    Now the past can stay in the past and the future can begin!!!!!!

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MYMIRACLE30 6/21/2013 6:14PM

    I guess that it's the same with being overweight; people make you feel like you have to lose weight to be accepted. And I know that for me as long as it's about weight and not about health, I'm not motivated to keep going. It's been really hard for me that way.

Being able to pinpoint that moment is good news though. If you know why you put the weight on, it makes it easier to turn your thinking around and to lose the weight. Good job!

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JENSTRESS 6/21/2013 12:56PM

    That is a great breakthrough. Hopefully it helps you on your fitness journey!

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doing my part at the animal shelter

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I always try to do my share once a week at my favorite place,the no-kill animal shelter.They are so happy when I bring in dog/cat/bird/etc.food/litter and blankets.I walk the tame ones and brush fur,help with baths and adoptions.Someone dropped off a pot belly pig named Sally and she keeps the place lively.A rat named Rufus and a blue-jay called Hellen that was a baby when she came in.When I make it home im exhausted in body and spirit.Did you know that about 60% of the animals are spur of the moment/kids begging mom and dad for a pet that's either too barky or large when it grows up?They just so happen to be cute,cuddly,soft and darling to pass up?I beg anyone ready to get a pet to think it through.They should be your forever pet and loved as such emoticon SUSAN

  
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TRAVELISMYGAME 6/12/2013 11:37AM

    I'm not much of an animal person (mostly because of allergies) but I applaud those that do what they can to help!

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BLEGNER1 6/11/2013 9:02PM

    Both of my dogs are rescue dogs and they have a forever home with me. I don't know what I would do without either of them. We got JJ when he was just a puppy in 2006 and Jimbo just arrived this last February and we have no history on him. They are both little cuddle bugs and my special protectors. I let one of the rabbits lose in the yard today and JJ adopted it and set right my its side and when Jim Got too close, JJ let him know to back off. It was funny. I put the rabbit back in the cage and JJ watched every move I made. They and the other animals are our entertainment.

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PATRICIAAK 6/11/2013 8:12PM

    That's why my cat and I have been together since 1997.

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GR8TAWK 6/11/2013 6:04PM

    I agree !!!

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ARCHIMEDESII 6/11/2013 3:19PM

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People who are compassionate to animals, tend to be compassionate to people too !

And you're GOOD people !

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