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Concert tonight, guests arrive next week - here's a smile

Friday, October 12, 2012

It's been quite the week. I have guests coming in next week, so all efforts were focused on getting the house in order (amazing how instrumental planning to have guests over helps us get out of CHAOS - Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome).
The lawn is completely done, including bushes trimmed, edging done, a tree that was too close to a window removed, mulch placed (did THAT myself), mums put out for color, and they are scheduled to come back out to aerate and reseed after the guests leave. The house is now power washed. I've filled up a recycle toter and will be soon filling up a second- I can now see floor space that was covered with boxes of papers and my fire hazard risk has been immensely improved. The carpets are cleaned. Since I hurt my back, maid service has disinfected all the bathrooms and surfaces are gleaming.
Feels like I'm preparing the house to put on the market, LOL.
Salvation Army is getting a sizable donation of high quality dresses and pants I no longer wear, as well as my bicycling wardrobe.
The menu is planned according to Spark guidelines & Weight Watchers points (THANKS CHEF MEG FOR THE ROASTED VEGETABLE RECIPE!).
I have a selection of wines and will pick up fresh lilies on Sunday.
Moral of the story: "Love" makes us do things we won't do for ourselves.

Tonight is the Bonnie Raitt concert I have been anticipating virtually all year.

So celebrate with me!

(Knew I could make you laugh!)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BABY_GIRL69 10/15/2012 5:26PM

    Well you have a good time at the concert.... I am trying to see Adele when she comes I don't want to see many people in concert...

Can you be infected by this c-h-a-o-s? Cause I seem to have it! lmbo I am going to do some cleaning cause thanksgiving will be here in a minute but I guess we should do it for ourselvs huh? YIKES!!!

God bless,


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SPARKFRAN514 10/14/2012 8:55PM

    you inspired me to get going on my house cleaning for the holidays. have a good sparky visit and enjoy the concert . My furry friend just arrived and is sleeping by my feet he came to live with me until his mom comes home in Dec. keep up the great house cleaning you seem to be inspiring several sparkers besides me

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/13/2012 1:04PM

    I love Bonnie Raitt!

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CATIATM 10/13/2012 12:25PM

    Love the CHAOS comment - I think it is MUCH too much a part of my life right now.

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STRINGI719 10/13/2012 9:24AM

    Enjoy your concert & your company!!!

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-LINDA_S 10/12/2012 9:03PM

    Ooh, I'd love to see Bonnie Raitt! Hope you enjoy it!

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LIBBYG7 10/12/2012 6:15PM

    Wow!!! If I give you my address ---- will you come over and prepare MY apartment for company??? emoticon You've been a busy bee......and you deserve your concert!
Have a great time. I love Bonnie Raitt - and I'm old enough to remember her father, John Raitt - a handsome movie star with a magnificent voice. See if you can rent the original "The Pajama Game" with Doris Day and John Raitt. You'll love it!!

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BLITZEN40 10/12/2012 5:53PM

    Wow, sounds like you have had a very productive day and gotten a lot done... way to go! Enjoy your concert and your company! emoticon

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PJBONARRIGO 10/12/2012 5:50PM

    Woo Hoo! Enjoy that concert, she is one of my favorites. I'm very impressed with all the prep you have done for your guests- must be royalty LOL I seem to have CHAOS here too- you've insprired me to keep attacking it, thanks! emoticon

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