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Oh, that is neat that you have those valances and can enjoy and remember your mom that way.

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Janet, I so know what you mean about holiday decorating. I have lovely fall/Thanksgiving decos that just didn't make it out this year. We have been having T dinner at son's, so with few visitors, didn't much care. Also, we are still working on the porch project and that took time. The kids and grands some for Christmas supper, so we will decorate more for Christmas. DH really likes the lights on the tree. Wish he was just more helpful at putting them on. LOL Have a few things out and put my Christmas valances on the dining room window. Inherited them from my Mom who made them for her kitchen/dining area. They are lovely and I always admired them.

Off the dentist in the AM and hoping to do more cleaning and decorating tomorrow.

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Same issues here---I have developed a much more active lifestyle and all dh wants to do is sit in front of the TV---I know his knee really was hurting but really, there is just so much TV I can stand.
Yes, enjoy the holidays----I can see part of my dining room table at the moment---LOL---but got sidetracked folding and putting away laundry---hey, at least I got half of it done!

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Life certainly is different when the kids are gone. I thought it would be easier to keep things neat once it was just my dh and I at home but not so. I guess we are the messy ones.
I have only a few decorations up but my second youngest daughter is coming home tonight and she will help..

I miss my dog who died in the summer. We are thinking about another one but waiting to find one that needs us. In the meantime, the cats keep us company and add to the message.

Christmas is a wonderful season. I love the lights and the music and the feeling of good will. I plan to enjoy whatever time I have with the kids and the grands. I will celebrate the season of my Saviour's birth will joy even if the house is messy.

Merry Christmas!
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I AM a dog person! Hubby didn't use to be, but, over the years he became such. He has spoildt Lexie as much as I! When I was working, and, the kids were home, it was a shared duty. Now, basically when I am not home he will; or, if I am obviously 'down' he will! He 'sneaks' her food. But, since the lids have left, she is all we have in common. Sad, isn't it??? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Yes, I think you are probably right---I enjoy my Christmas decorations but wish I had people come by to enjoy them, too---but my gd loves to play with the village people---I figure if she breaks them it is alright---if they can't be enjoyed, why have them?
My dh wants a dog---but I know I would be the one to walk it, take it out, etc--and I am not a dog person at all.

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I, too, feel I will be more motivated after the first of the year. Now, it is getting 'in gear' for the family coming in for Christmas! Of course, any more we seldom have it on Christmas Day itself as there is sometimes problems with work schedules and other things. It is usually set up for the Saturday o rSunday after Christmas. Youngest DD comes the furtherest, so its usually what plans they can make. Sometimes I wish it were like it used to be when the kids were all home. I had them all close. But, then again I wouldn't have my 5 precious DGC! Alas, time goes on, doesn't it?

I do have the decorations up, I use to decorate to the hilt. Now, it's really scaled down. Since its all left up to me. With the two girls and their families living out of state; and our son here in town but living on his own. Over the years we lost contact with our socializing friends. I am an only child, my parents are gone; hubby's family, for whatever reason doesn't come visit. So, the only ones to see the décor. are the kids and grands when they come in for birthdays; Easter and Christmas.

Speaking of which; in addition to health issues, do any of you who have hardly any visitors ever notice it is easier to let your home get cluttered? I realized I would think no one would see it; so I'd let it go for another day. Only another day seemed to never get here. Does this sound familiar to any one else??? Just wondering.

I am home from Church; waiting for hubby to get home; we will be going out to eat. This afternoon is Holiday Open House at the Humane Society. Will take canned dog and cat food. I take food and toys and whatever, every so often. They are letting us look at the critters. I don't really want to get another dog. At one x we had 5 Yorkies. One by one they passed. We have Lexie, a 11 yr. old Yorkie. I think hubby wants another pooch of some kind. He knows that anything happens to her, I'll be lost; so will he. I think sometimes he thinks that is what keeps me here! You know what, he may be right!!!

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I think most people are just struggling to maintain right now and get ready for the holidays. Next month would be better when everyone is ready to turn over a new leaf---plus cleaning up after the holidays---LOL to your dh's response to your craft room---it must be very scary. emoticon
Dh is in rehab center---not where we really wanted to go---but better than home---leg is showing some inflamation so I am very glad he is there---the doctor saw him yesterday and ordered antibiotics---if he was home I would have been worried or taking him back to the hospital.
I did get to spend some time at home yesterday and Friday evening---got the coffee table in the living room cleared off and decorated for Christmas, got some laundry done, and ate a decent meal for once. Today I hope to find the dining room table and get it looking pretty.

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Way to go Barb. Keep up the great effort. I have just been too busy to do anything other than keep my head above the water. You are an inspiration.
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Finished the one week challenge and am feeling 'accomplished'. Will do more this week on my own since there was little interest in doing the Fly Lady -- with modifications, if need be -- to do the challenge together. Hoping to throw or donate more this week. Had one bag to donate, one bag to toss, and lots of paper waste thrown out last week. Will keep plugging away.

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Insurances have changed so much! Hope this works out for you.

I, too, made some clutter while clearing clutter in the dining room. DH stepped into my craft/office room and said it 'scared' him. Don't think he was kidding. LOL

Trying to clear a lot of stuff in the main areas people see first because of the holidays. Still didn't do a 100% on the challenge, but was not feeling well yesterday. Back at it today.

Have a great day!

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If insurance okays, he will go to rehab today---thankfully! His knee buckled during rehab yesterday---like really, you were going to send him home like that? I think a week in rehab and I can handle him being at home.
Way to go on your challenge---I finally got the dishwasher ran last night and did the load of towels this morning---oh, and put away my clean clothes---everything else is on hold until I get more time here at home.

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I agree with you. Most DH don't do what they need to do to get healthy. Rehab is probably a better idea. Hope that works out for youl

Got 90% of the challenge done yesterday. Still clearing stuff from my dining room. Also, purging files.

Have a great day!



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She says you are more likely to move more in real shoes. I can't stand to have time shoes on that long.
Surgery went well but I don't want him to come home but to rehab.
Having to fight for that. I don't think he will do what he should do.

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90% of Fly Lady challenge completed yesterday. I did modify her 'dress to your shoes' in the morning to 'dress to my slippers.' Shoes are at the door at the ready to go out. Usually wear slippers in the house--more comfortable. Doing what I can do makes me feel accomplished. I worked on a 'hot spot' in the dining room yesterday. Have lots of sorting to do because that is the area I see clients and pay bills. Work and household paperwork was piling up! After I cleared a top shelf, I decorated it for Christmas. DH already got into the candy jar with Christmas kisses. Truth be told, so did I! LOL

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Hope everything turns out well for your DH.

Just finished the second goal on the 'fly lady challenge' on forum below. Looking forward to accomplishing much in this challenge.

Have a great week!

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12/1/14 5:57 A

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My dh has his knee replacement surgery tomorrow morning ---so it will be a busy week with working and going back and forth to the hospital.

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Did my copy and paste on action forum for fly lady challenge this week. Hoping to complete the week with flying colors!

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Good for you!

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11/25/14 4:34 P

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Still sorting and decluttering sewing room. Have to take some time out for baking. Have thrown out paper waste almost every day!

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I think the holidays are the hardest time to follow a set plan as one's schedule changes so much and more events to attend or people coming where you need to concentrate on the main areas.
Warm here today, then temps drop---wish I had off today to rake leaves.

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I'm ready to go!

However, a certain routine at this moment won't work! We will be having Christmas here, so I have to deal with the front part of the house where family will be. Plus, I might possibly be getting a new recliner that has the electric lift and reclining on it. So, it can't sit where my old one is; that means rearranging some furniture and possible even disposing of some furniture! Then there's putting away craft projects. Dental work; dog grooming and your usual unforscene things.

To make a long story short---I shall be doing the visial areas. Like living room; kitchen; family room; and main bathroom. I will work strongly on the 27-fling. I will post that, and the rearranging. Until after Christmas, then I will join you other ladies on following her plan!

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You might as well run it, the team leader rarely visits the team--have no idea why she hasn't given the team up.
I find some of the things on Flylady good, but a lot of her routines just don't work for me---like the 27 fling in a certain room or area. I already have a lot of that done so it really is more for me to stop piling stuff up and just deal with it kind of stuff----like my desk and the dining room table---LOL---and I absolutely hate picking out clothes the night before---it really is according to the weather---and this time of year I get really busy with basketball games and now my dh's surgery that I cannot take on extra stuff at the moment. Good luck with that challenge.

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To me; it makes no difference who 'runs' with it!
We can always add our 'tid-bit' to it as we go!
I feel that it was aways good for me. If I have a special goal [amount] to get rid of each day; I will even 'push' myself to get it done.
However, I do 'sort'. The reusuable goes as donations to my DD2's Church in Indy.. They have a twice a year bazzar. Then, they take the proceeds to help the homeless and needy in the Indy. area! It may not be in my area; but, it is being put to good use.
Looking forward to our de-cluttering.
Maybe the one who suggested it would have ideas!

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Sounds great! Would like to start after Thanksgiving also. I could start a different forum for it with a few suggestions. Or would one of you like to do that since I am new to this team

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Sounds Good! After T Day though.

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I would be came to try but would need a review of the rules.

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Yes, let's DO!

I only ask one thing, though. Could we please wait until after Thanksggiving? As I will be going out of town!

Then, after that, it would be a wonderful thing to do for getting ready for the Holidays! Count me in!

Anyone else?

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Janet, maybe we should challenge each other to do the 'fly lady' thing everyday. Anyone else interested?

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It is recycling day here today. I am always so glad to see that clutter go to the curb. They even picked up the used batteries that I had been collecting to take in.

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I too use to do the "27-fling" from "FlyLady"! Hmmm! I wonder why I stopped doing that?

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I tried doing the fifteen minute 'fly lady' thing for awhile and it works great! But then I got off it when a larger project came up. I still try to clean something or throw something out everyday. Trouble is, more stuff comes in! LOL

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I like that idea, also!

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when I clean I either store it, donate it or toss it for at least 10 minutes in each room

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i have had a bug for about 7 weeks. i. Regardless of what it is, my energy is sapped. i am tired and lethargic. Also there has been no word about hte new job for my DH which would involve a move. I have lost most of my motivation to clean and organize. i am hoping afte a good night sleep and having a lazy saturday, i will feel ready to go on sunday.,

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Yeah, I don't get a lot of free time, so even if I tidy, when I get around to trying to progress some more, things are back where they were the last time! So I never get past phase 1! I just don't have the energy for it these days, there is so much more to life!!

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Oh, I can relate. It is overwhelmingly difficult at times. I think the stuff creeps back in once I get rid of it.

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I'm just feeling so overwhelmed, like I am flogging a dead horse! I just can't see that we'll ever have a tidy, organised house, because the house is so small! emoticon

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Lecates, I also like idea. Will try to adjust to me somehow. Thanks

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I find it works on both kinds of activities---at least for me!

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I love that idea!

I wonder about maybe accumulating the x doing chores; and, then applying to leisure activities?

I'll probably try both on different days---to see which works best for me!

Thanks,
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What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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You might try something I do on those days---I set my timer and I have to find a chore to do in order to earn time on the computer or something else I want to do---like read a book---I set the timer when I am doing that---when it goes off, I have to go earn more time to get back to that activity---I find that really motivates me.

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just can't seem to get motivated to finish my de-cluttering, and organizing that I have been so good about starting emoticon
tomorrow I will dedicate my day to finishing up somethings at least

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With all the turmoil in the lands, we all should be extra thankful for veterans and for those currently serving.

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How true. In Canada we celebrate Remeberence Day. It was lovely to have such a clear, sunny day here for the service. Often it is so cold and wet. We owe so much to those who fought for our freedom.


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Happy Veteran's Day! emoticon
This is a special day to give Honor & "Thank You" to all who served, for your bravery & sacrifice, for the peace & liberty you fought for.

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NO, that won't work---you have to go up to the orange button that Community---click on that and go to the one that says Spark teams---click on manage your teams and there is a page where you can click on what you want to show on your teams including showing on your page. That is also a way of not getting things you don't want to get for your teams--like a notice when new members join, getting the team digest, etc. but also things like show on team map, etc. Some stuff is really most helpful for team leaders and an annoyance for general team members. As a team leader for 2 teams, I get a lot of stuff for that team that I feel is unnecessary for me to get on other teams I belong on. Glad to help you with your issue!

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Click on the team name above and it will take you to the main page fore the team. Hope this helps solve your problem and I am sure that you are never a problem.
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I have a problem---some would say, I am a problem! LOL!

I noticed the icon for this team is not listed on my Team area. I cannot find it now!!!

Anyone that can help???

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The new lift recliner chair arrived yesterday---so we got to clean the area where it went and I got dh to clean up his stand that sits beside it. Thinking I need to get him a little trash can to have handy, too.

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emoticon A gift of HOPE for you...

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Oh Janet. That saying you posted is so very true!

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Yes, every day we each get a bit older---and it just creeps up and then turns around and bites us in the rear---LOL

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Janet, yup in a nut shell that is how it is.

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With our two DD's living out-of-state and our locally son who is Autistic we don't get any help, that's for sure!

Growing up, in school I was always that 'poor' girl from the wrong side of the tracks! I made my friends with those who was worse off than me. That has carried throughout most my life!

Anyway, I recently saw a little saying that is sad, but, so true for a lot of us, I believe. I can't remember the exact words. I wonder why that is! LOL! It said something like:
Most people don't know me
Unless they want something.

That is so true with a lot of our society in this day and age.

These young people by the large percentage, don't stop and think that if they live long enough, they will one day grow older! Isn't that the truth!

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It is hard to find a "handy man" to do those little tasks that we cannot do ourselves anymore. Having sons, 2 will help and the one who wants help from us to watch his dd always acts like it is such a chore to help us do anything. But my youngest is definitely the helper----but that is his calling.

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Smidgon, I'm with you on that. I have 3 bedroom windows that need curtain rods put up and no one to help. I can eventually get my boxes emptied and sorted but I can't climb.

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May I 'borrow' your son? My daughters live out of state; and my son lives locally, but, is Autistic. Hubby doesn't have x. I have no siblings. In todays culture it seems no one wants to help someone who once was the helper, but, now needs some help herself. No complaining! Just in our area it seems this is how people are nowadays! Sad, isn't it? It's hard for the once able-bodied go from helper to asking others for help! I know I am not alone in 'seeing' this.

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I like that. I still have a lot of stuff that I need to deown.

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My son came over yesterday and helped me disown a lot of stuff---he is such a great help when he has the time.

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dont-just-declutter-deown

“Owning less is far more beneficial than organizing more.” – Twitter / Facebook

Saw this today and it really struck home to me. Declutter, deown. Get rid of that stuff don' just move it around. As soon as I fill a bag or box I haul it off to Goodwill or a thrift shop. It's outta here!

This year is all about me and my quest to unload this extra person I have been hauling around.


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Linda, welcome aboard. Lots of good advice can be found here if you read old topics---but if you want any pointers, just post that and I can kind of condense a good portion into a post for you.

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Saw this team & decided to visit. When I got here, I saw several people that I already know from other teams. Very comfortable.

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Hi all, I just saw this team after spending a day trying to clear out the spare bedroom and thought,"I need that ". I hope I will find lots of advice.
Have a great day.
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Janet, not sure what you mean---you had to join the team to post, so you must have done that correctly. If that is not what you mean, can you explain more?
Well, dh has his knee replacement on Dec. 2---now I have to plan how to care for him---I have enough sick time at work but hate to leave my student in limbo---and that is when basketball season starts and I work those games---so have to figure all that out soon.

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Where do I click on to join?

I don't 'see' it!

Thanks.
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Oh, what a bummer! Understand the need for something to keep you awake but bummer that it kept you awake afterwards.
Had a long bus ride to Baltimore and back---we did get back early though which is nice---but I am seriously thirsty---did not want to drink too much with being on a school bus so much---now I need to rehydrate---which means I will be up a lot tonight---sigh.

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Thank you!

Got home at midnight and found I had work keys in my pocket...had to drive back....stopped to get something (unhealthy, crunchy) to eat and keep me awake.
Didn't sleep well from indigestion. emoticon

emoticon Today will be better. Getting my 30 minutes of cleaning in!

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How nice that you got to walk with the grandkids--and the Corps might have been following a trail started by the Indians, so he might not be that far off---LOL
Had a lovely time of vacation and saw lots of states I have never been in before---tree colors were lovely and nice to see cliffs along the shore line---we have no rocks here so I am always fasinated with them.

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emoticon Walking through the Missouri woods with Grandchildren..
7 year old reported, "I bet this path was made by Indians" (tribe: Corps ofEngineers)
emoticon sniffed out a mouse, and killed it. (I figure if my city dog could catch it, it was already sick or injured)

Glad I am a healthy enough 'grandma' to take them on this adventure!! emoticon


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On vacation Be back midweek

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Susan, I have been doing a lot of Goodwill tossing myself lately. I have found that after a flood and living 4 mos. without 98% of my stuff, that I really am holding onto things just because it would feel like I wasted money by buying it.

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