Jan and Ann, I do not have that organizing gene either. Yes, people do talk about my housecleaning, but it is bad talk, about how messy and disorganized it is...truly. I struggle so much to have an orderly home, and it never gets there.
I did finish all the chores for today. I was not going to, but I said to myself, self, if you can't even do the few chores for Sunday, on the first day you are doing this schedule, then how on earth can you do it tomorrow. So I did it. It has always been a big struggle for me. but I can get better. Patty
I'm finally getting here to visit and some of you are probably tucked snug in bed by now.
Foggy here all day with a light misty rain. I made Bruce and Quinn "rolly-up pancakes" (crepes) with lemon & sugar or jelly. Then Bruce and I went to church. When I got home it was so great to find Troy made us a wonderful macaroni & cheese & shrimp casserole. It was really good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't even want to think about how many calories it had because when something is that yummy it's probably not low-fat. Bruce, Quinn and I walked on the river walk. The day went fast and Quinn is probably back home again by now.
Ann, I enjoyed your story about "shouldn't we get gas?"
Paulissa, did it continue to snow there? Hope you found a good, comfy pair of pants.
Louise, I hope your fil enjoyed his birthday. How difficult for him to see his wife of so many years decline but I bet he treasures having her here.
Cindy, You got some good exercise raking those leaves. Do you burn them or send them off to recycling? On Facebook's Farmville game they have little seasonal decorations for your farms - some are colorful little piles of leaves but one pile of leaves has a little pig that leaps in the air, runs around the pile and then leaps back in. I love that one!
Patty, I like Cannywoman and the lists you can print out. I also use Flylady. There used to be a lady on the Healthy Exchanges bulletin board who was wonderfully organized. She just amazed me how she approached each project and holiday. Around this time of year she always made Cranberry Ice and I always think of her. I think being that organized is a gift. I don't have it - I really have to work on it. Maybe one of these days we'll be visiting here and some of us will say "I got rid of all the surplus stuff and life is easy".
Golly Darn. I wrote a post earlier this afternoon and it is not here. I was on the battery of the computer and didn't know it. I forgot to plug in the electricity.
After we got here it was quite interesting. When we left for El Centro I said to DH don't you need to get fuel. NO. We made it home and parked in front of the house on the wrong side of the street to unhook the car. Well, when DH went to start the motor home, it would not start. I told him, you're out of fuel. I got 'the look'. He made two trips to the gas station for diesel in two cans each trip. Still won't start. So he calls road service (DD is telling me this) and they told him you need at least 20 gallons of diesel to restart it. And here we were worried the transmission was going to give us problems. It jumps when it tries to shift gears and twice it has been in the shop that cost us $$$ and they say there is nothing wrong with it. I think this trip home up the mountain the driver shifted into a lower gear sooner. Well, the two trips to the gas station ended up being about 6. Road service told DH that you need at least 20 gallons of diesel to start the engine. Then they told him how to prime it after he got the 20 gallons in. They offered to send a truck with the fuel but he'd have to pay for the service but not the fuel. Maybe it was the other way around. So he finally gets it started. THEN I get a phone call from BankAmericaCard Visa Fraud Dept. One of those you just press numbers. I guessed right away that it was because he was buying a small amount of fuel at several trips. Now when I come on the computer I get a BACard fraud that I have to answer to for him to use his card again. He'll have one too. Road service told him never to let the fuel gauge get below 1/4 full. I think DH spent 3 hours on this little problem.
Paulissa, I hope you found a pair of comfortable pants.
Patty, I don't know which is worse: not being organized or being very organized and always getting compliments for it. It gets old after a while.
Louise, I hope your FIL enjoyed his lunch/dinner out. Nice for him to get away from the hospice for a short time. He must get terribly tired.
Cindy, didn't you have any grands jumping in your pile of raked leave? I use to love to do that but I would take all the cushions off the porch chairs that my grandmother had and put them at the bottom of the pile of leaves. There was a huge maple tree in her front yard and it had a lot of leaves.
Good Morning Paulissa, Patty and all who will follow! It is chilly here too. OK, chilly for Arizona! Actually, it has been cold for Arizona. Paulissa and Patty enjoy your day. Patty, I really should get organized! I have been trying but it does not seem to work. You have given me the inspiration to start over again--Thank You! Well, we are going to church this evening because in a little while we are taking my hubby's father out for a birthday dinner (lunch). My DFIL's birthday is actually Tuesday but it is better to take him out today. It gives him a little break from being at the hospice home visiting my mother-in-law. He goes there every day and stays with her all day. It reminds me of my own dad who used to do the same thing when my mother was in the nursing home. My in-laws have been married for 68 years so when my mother-in-law does pass away, it will be very hard for my father-in-law. Anyway, I think he will enjoy going out with us for Sunday dinner. I am not sure if we are going to our church tonight or with some friends to their church. They have a Sunday evening service the same like the morning services like our church does. They have invited us to go several times with them but it has never worked out. After taking my father-in-law out for lunch (dinner) DH and I will go for a nice long walk at one of the parks near us. It is a beautiful day to walk outside. Now we will be getting walking outside weather. Well, everyone, please enjoy your day! GOD BLESS! Louise
Morning Girls, It is chilly here today too, and rainy. We sold a bike on ebay, and the man is meeting us in town to pick it up. simple, and no taking apart the bike and shipping it out. easy peasy
I re-found a weekly/daily cleaning schedule that I had printed off a couple of years ago. It is re-usable, only the dates won't be exact, but it has the days of the week on it. It is from Motivated Moms.com. She has samples of what she sells. \The one that I got was the weekly on one page, plus bible reading. It is great, and also has a sheet for menus for 2 weeks on 1 page. You do have to print it out. but I thought it was worth it. If you want to get organized, and have a control journal of your daily and weekly chores, then check it out. I get no money from this. I just like it, and wanted to share...
She also has last years for $2. If it were me, I would get that one, and just ignore the dates.
I was thinking of printing out some other things to go along with this, like a grocery shopping list, a pantry, freezer, and frig list. You can find them for free at Canny woman.com. And other places on the web. May be nice to also have a dr. list with address and phone numbers in there, for dr. dentist, etc.
It is a cool and dreary one today. A good day to chill, visit friends and family and take it easy. I'm off to church at 11, then over to my ex's to help a bit with dishes and then to Shopko to find some pants that can handle the swelly belly and still be worn in public lol!!
I will check back in later.
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