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6/21/17 10:33 A

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Thanks for expanding on your reasons for being critical of CHAR46SUE's post. I do understand better now where you are coming from. I just hope we can all be kind and perhaps put this to bed. I've always found you to be nurturing, concerned and helpful in your postings. Let's go on from here and make this a great summer for all. Thanks again for your honest responses.

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6/21/17 9:40 A

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Did you see her post? It was an invitation to join a challenge team. No comment about our topics or introducing herself. If she had done that as well as asking if anyone interested in the challenge, it would have been met with a different response. Sorry but I think it was inappropriate way to start on a team. I have seen this on other teams, people who join to post and then dropping off. Even if not leader here, I am on 2 others and that kind of thing is frowned upon. Plus one should ask leaders if okay.

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6/21/17 9:21 A

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LECATES: I'm glad that you've explained the meaning of your original post asking CHAR46SUE if she had posted before. But I do believe you may be jumping to conclusions that are erroneous.
Charlotte and I were co-leaders of the FLYBaby team earlier this year, and left at the same time because there was too much contention going on at that site. We kept in touch and when she asked about the groups I had joined since, I gave her a glowing report about how nice the people were on Clutter Free Living. She joined in late May.
I'm sorry to see that her first posting on this site has encountered negativity. I can attest to the fact that I've found Charlotte to be very nice, considerate person. Would you rethink your comment, please?
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Sorry to hear of your loss.
Boy, I dislike when people join a team just to post to get people to join a challenge team. Glad she got the meaning of my post. I think the coaches and Spark do enough to let us know about challenges.
Enjoying my time on vacation.

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6/21/17 12:39 A

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Awww, just came back and saw these posts about Sudoku. I had mentioned my Dad liked them. Dad passed away on June 8th. :( Boo hoo!
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6/20/17 7:46 A

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Just wondering if you have posted before?

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I used to be pretty good at crosswords but now I am totally lost when they ask about modern day sports, tv, or movie stars---I don't follow them and don't remember names at all with a few exceptions. Have any of you tried the Mega Sudokus---I love them---you can get them on Washington Post website---google Mega sudoku---but stiick with the one star until you get the idea---I don't even try 4 or 5 star ones of those----the site will let you print out 6 a month---I think that is the amount. Or you can do them online but I like to do them on paper.

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5/8/17 11:56 P

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I love Sudoku! I didn't think I could handle it, but I do like to work hard at it and win! Makes me feel SMART! lol. I did a lot of them while visiting Mom during all her hospital visits and such. Dad loves them, too, but he drove my mom crazy when he tried to explain how to solve them. She would NOT pick up one.

Crosswords might be my new thing this year.

About walking. Yes, I'm allowed to walk. But I'm not pushing myself yet. Tomorrow I get the tube out...that will be nice. Then another week before the staples come out. Until then, I probably will just stick to walking inside and outside of my house.
We are doing some landscaping...some FUN stuff...and it will be entertainment for me for a while. :)

About Swimming. Surgeon said wait for 2 weeks. That sounds too fast for me.
Swim Coach said to wait for the new skin to toughen so the chlorine doesn't eat it away.
I'm not planning to get back in until June.
Will spend my May, walking.

I don't limit my time on the computer, I just fit it in when I can. But we have several people that want on it. I need limits, though.

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SPARK TIME IS PART OF MY MEDICAL PLAN TO LOSE WT AND TO MAINTAIN PHYSICL ACTIVITY FOR HEART AND AFTER BACK SURGERY and anti-inflammatory for arthritis.

I can get carried away with it so limit my # of teams and keep centered even among the many forums per team ...

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5/8/17 8:24 P

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I do like to sit down at my computer and catch up on Spark while I'm balancing the checkbook, or drafting lesson plans/goals and such. I kind of weave my work and play together at the same time so I accomplish what needs to be done and the fun I want to do.

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Yes, especially in the summer time---I have to earn my computer time---either here on Spark or my games on the tablet---by setting the timer---after the timer goes off, I have to get off and accomplish some chore or task for a certain amount of time---some days I even set the timer for that, too. I do find it helps---and those darn games are so addictive as well as Spark.

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I used to do sudoku and crosswords all the time until I started online Mahjong and then found Sparks. I realize both trigger addictive receptors in the brain. Do you all limit yourselves -- unless like Susan, you're laid up?

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Susanó I'm glad to hear you are working every season of life to your advantage. Being laid up is never a favorite time but provides time for reflecting and doing things you've been meaning to get to but never seemed to have the time for before. Do you know how long you will have to stay out of the pool? Are you able to take mini walks throughout the day?

My teen daughter spends a lot of time doing sudoku puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. I've not tried sudoku puzzles yet but plan to give it a go. I used to do crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles before having children. Now that all my children are in the double digits I may get back to that, but if I have to choose between Sparking and working a puzzle due to time restraints, I will most likely choose... emoticon .

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LOL, never to old to learn. I found Spanish much easier to learn because of the cognates, similar to English words---but that only worked because I have a wide vocabulary---kids nowadays do not---so they struggle. Good that you are keeping yourself occupied---now you need to try Sudoku puzzles.


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5/7/17 11:28 P

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Thanks!
I'm trying to use the rest time for periods of learning sessions, Bible Study, crocheting. etc.

Okay, so I've picked up doing cross-word puzzles. My mom was always good at them, and I was always bad, so I didn't get into them much. It's amazing how much you can LEARN from them!
For instance, and you can laugh at me all you want, I am 49 years old and just now found out that the word 'lave' means 'to wash'. Which totally makes the word 'lavatory' make COMPLETE SENSE TO ME NOW.
huh! Who woulda thunk?
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Susan, hope there were some good memories while looking thru the albums. Hope you are feeling better each day.

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SUSAN: Glad to hear your on your road to recovery and putting your down time to good use. Remember that, while remembering your mom while you were working on your album, you were keeping her close in your heart. As time goes by, the ache will ease.
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Had my hernia surgery and am using the craft room during my healing process. The hospital bed sure is coming in handy! Today, I had to search for photos of my graduating son....so guess what I DID! I made myself go through one album and sort the photos back into everyone's individual photo boxes (for scanning later and making a shutterfly book). I was almost done, when I remembered to SPARK.

Feels good to have ONE more album emptied. ahhhhh!!!!!
BUT, it makes me miss my Mommers, who took all the photos and made up the albums. Had to read her little notes she attached to the pages. Sighhhhhhh.

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We've had nearly all of our furniture given to us and we have never really had an excess of it. I think we left one bed behind with family nineteen years ago when we moved. A lot of our furniture is really old but still usable. Yes, getting rid of a lot of little things is hard and will always be hard for me.

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I think a lot of little things---although my dh is both---LOL But then we do reuse items sucn as bookshelves or dressers down in the basement.

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5/1/17 5:06 A

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emoticon Do you all have a harder time getting rid of (a) a lot of little things or (b) one large item (such as a piece of furniture)?

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In those days they had these big steamer trunks that they stored in the attic--stairs were definitely needed---and the crawlspace is actually a way to help the house stay a bit cooler---somewhere for the heat to go and not sit at the top of the rooms----not that it really helped that much.

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Our old Victorian home actually has a staircase, but I don't know WHY. The attic is only a crawlspace style with no flooring. What would that have been used for? Anybody know?

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In this house - our 3rd, a down-sized cape, we have the same situation at the bottom of the basement steps. As far as attics go, my husband is the only one to use a ladder to access them from the 2nd floor hallway or from the garage. I won't go up there and he's happy about that -- the two places I can't clutter (besides "his" section of the basement)! I have some cubby space on the 2nd floor at the edge of the roof-line in back.

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What I hate is the low section as you get to the bottom---It is not usually an issue for me--but have have over 6 foot males in the family. And you should see the access to the attic here---we have never been able to access it---unless we had a 12 foot ladder from the bottom of the basement steps to the access hole straight up from there.

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Those basement steps in our first house were like that - backless. And creaky. That house was over 110 years old and would have never passed an inspection (not required back in the "old days". We (especially DH) learned a whole lot about remodeling. He eventually replaced them.
When we moved into our 2nd house 20 years later -- a brand new 4-bedroom center colonial -- I was surprised to find that town codes (one town over) required TWO handrails, one on each side - for all stairways, basement included.

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Well, now that we are on 'the steps'.... who hates when old steps (ANY steps, actually) don't have a backing on them? I NEED the backing. I do not want to live in fear of someone lurking below my steps and grabbing my ankles as I walk down them. lol
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I need to the same thing to mine----but they are not nice steps---I think they were built into the dirt and so they are uneven and even have a gap or 2---I need to clean them and have dh put some of that filler caulk in them. But if I sweep them there is carpeting down at the bottom and then I would need to take the vacuum cleaner down there---although I guess I could use the shop vac for that, too. Maybe that will be a project next week---I need to do some cleaning up here first.
Donation bags or boxes---always good to have a spot for them that is convenient but kind of out of the way.

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How coincidental that the subject of basements came up. Earlier this week, I thought to myself "these basement stairs really need vacuuming or sweeping. Why aren't I taking better care of them when they're so much nicer than the ones in our first house 40 years ago?" I guess that will be a short to-do today.

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That's niceeee!!!!

It's wonderful having a Donate Box. Family members are actually USING it!!!! (just don't bump the shower nozzle please.)
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I get itó out of the way, but easy to get to! I have a cozy chair in a corner of my bedroom and behind it in that "unusable" triangular space I have a give-away 39-gallon bag. My husband just noticed it and it has been there almost two months now.

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Well, I don't mind going down my basement for stuff, but ...THIS is a give-away box. Who wants to go searching on a whole other level of the house to throw something in it quick-like? Not I.
Though my basement steps are VERY narrow and not fun to walk down. Not the kind of steps you want to take 3 at a time to run from a tornado, or the kind you'd want to lead granny down. We have nice wide outside steps that go down to our basement that are wayyyy cooler, though. But again, I'm not going OUTSIDE to go DOWN, to find the GOODWILL box, to put something IN.
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Always something going on---I know what you mean---I don't like to go down to my basement that much either.

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yeah. But I don't hold out much hope. I think every space in our house is already being utilized. Once we get a bathroom and laundry room project done (bathroom is this year) I will have a designated space for give-aways, but for now, EEK! This is the best I can do without stowing it out of the way in the basement where no one is going to want to go. It really works perfectly.......except for that shower knob.
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Hopefully soon? LOL

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Let's just say....that I KINDA learned....as demonstrated by the act of putting the LID on.

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I'll move it just as soon as I can figure out a BETTER (dryer?) place. :)

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Susan, hmmm, do you think you have learned the lesson now? LOL Think it is time to either donate or put those clothes elsewhere.
I did my Spring cleaning of my front porch this week---in time for much cooler temps and not wanting to be out there---but at least the pollen is gone and the rain should wash away the pollen in the air.

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Susan, Thanks for a funny start to the day. Sometimes it takes a couple go-arounds to learn the lesson...seems like you've learned yours! emoticon

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GUESS WHAT, EVERYBODY!!!!

Remember that storage space in my shower??????

Yeah. I did it AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!
This time, I was right there when I accidentally bumped it on. So I got to it real quick.

But you wanna know what the STINKER was in that whole situation?
The LID was right next to the box.
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I could have saved myself a WHOLE PASSEL OF TROUBLE.

The lid is on now.
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That sounds delightful--glad you got out and enjoyed it.

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Today was Wind & Wheels Festival in our little town. Kites big and little, car show motorbikes too, balloon animals, bouncy houses, music, food vender's, spring market which is whatever people sale like crafts or products.
Enjoyed those sharp old cars. Fun to see kites in the air. Music sounded good. Set in a three wheel motorcycle. Took a look at spring market but refrained from any purchase. I did win a door prize, embodied tea towel. I will put it away for a shower gift when I need one. Just a fun small town day.

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GD turned 8 today---time does fly!

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Old age is not for sissies, that's for sure! I am thinking that we might have to cut back on our TV service---boy, I know that will not go over well with my dh---but lately, we have had to watch more of our own DVDs as there was nothing on TV to watch--and for what we pay, that is really sad. We always know that in October there is little to watch as we hate horror movies and stuff like that.
We went to Lowe's 3x today to get pavers---they had a sale on but we didn't want to overload the truck---thankfully, they loaded up the truck, we just had to unload and we parked so all we had to do was move them out and down---much easier than up and into..Dh wants to get it done before hot weather.

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Congratulation on getting tax return all. We get a small amount back. I'm just happy not to pay more. Part of that is because we lost a bunch of our saved for retirement money in the bad market a couple years ago. I figure the Lord can return it to us some way. We are both retired.
We got to go camp and have some fun for about 3 years after retirement. DH can't do much now. If he over does it he ends up hurting. Overdoing is actually doing only a very small amount.
I didn't see that particular hoarder show. She more then likely didn't even realize how good those buyers were to her. I can only watch on you tube as we haven't had TV hooked up for years now.



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Glad he is back to work. My dh is on disability the last couple of years---big changes with that---and we had to take money out of retirement for some absolutely necessary repairs when the septic pipe broke.

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At our house, we consider tax time as a holiday. lol We got a nice return, too. And that will sure help us get on our feet. Hubby has worked for 1 year, after being off for 5 in a row. So this was our first return in many years.
It's our 2nd return after living in this new 'old' home 5 years ago, so we look forward to using some of it on the house.

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Good use of that closet, Susan.
Lindy, did you see the one with the mansion that used to be a showcase and the lady's husband divorced her and she just went on shopping spree after another and then started picking up stuff by the curb. She went thru all her money and the bank foreclosed and she would not get out---they sold it to these 2 nice guys and they gave her a timetable to move out the stuff she wanted to keep---she was living in her van with a cat and a dog---they even got an antique dealer to help out with the stuff that was really valuable so that she could have some money to live off of--and she still didn't want to give up junk---it was sad and hard on those 2 guys who really were trying to help her out. And she had been a home designer at one time.
Finally got my taxes done---so afraid we would owe--thankfully money back from Feds but owed our state some---but we came out a little ahead--enough to do our projects outside this year.

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Susan I'm glad your sister was able to restore the house . I've watched some of those hoarder shows where the house was to far gone rotting floors etc. I think it is something wrong mentally where they are unable to know what to get rid of. Somehow they just don't know how to deal with it all. I find their situation very sad. Useless stuff over living life. They don't even know what they do have so it obviously isn't useful.
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Lecates: lol, that's where my Goodwill pile is at the moment. Funny that you mentioned it.
But no, I've never watched them yet.

My sister bought a large house at auction one time and it was piled high with stuff throughout the house. In the attic, you had to pulllll yourself up the stairs to reach it. My sister just had a trash dumpsters placed below the stair windows and they tossed everything through.

In the end, they did a beautiful job restoring it.


I just cleaned my new toy closet and restored it to order. I have a little pail where the stray toys are put until we have time to restore things to their proper boxes. The closet looks soooo nice! I'm so glad I made it into a storage room for toys.

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Lacates, I've watched shows where the whole house was piled high with stuff. I agree it makes me want to unload as much as I can. Some of those shows the people were living in filth, so sad. I guess in there minds they can't distinguish between what they will use and what is trash. Just sort of a mental block for whatever reason.

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Have any of you ever watched that hoarding show? Where they have the tub or shower area piled all the way to the top with clothes or boxes and bags? I watch that and it just makes me want to get rid of more of my stuff----so sad!

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mmmmm Yep! sigh WHAT a moment.

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SUSANSKI - Look at it this way: Charities always like getting clean clothes; now, yours are just DOUBLY clean! Thanks for sharing.

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ROFLOL---too funny---making more work for yourself but at least it was just water.

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Last week, I had a pile of donation things in our back apartment bathtub, the one we rarely use. Well, my daughter placed several things in there from when she moved into a new bedroom. One of them was a cute shelf thingy to hang on the wall. I thought, "hm, I wonder if that could be used above the bed for some books (where my younger kids and I like to curl up and read together. " So I had my son help. I pulled stuff out of the shower and gave him the shelf. In the end, it did NOT work....but that's not the point to this story.
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The POINT is, that after 15 minutes or so, I went back in there to use the toilet. I heard this pit-pat-patter sound (and it wasn't ME). I looked around and listened.
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I realized that I had accidentally bumped the shower handle into the ON position...and I discovered that I had soaked about 70% of the donation clothes!

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I finally got them dried today and put BACK into the donation box....and I'm aiming to be a WHOLE LOT more careful, in the future!!!!!
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I think we are all ready for some outdoor activities. I transplanted some daffodils today and we moved my gd's climbing thing to another location---that area will soon have pavers to match the rest of the area over there---pictures of last year's project on my page---and I started raking up the mulch in that area---not too much as I am trying not to aggrevate my back again.

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Woohoo!
Great job people!

Today, I had my son trim my rose of sharon tree, another son remove a small ramp from the outside door to the apartment where my mom had stayed last year. Having another son, hang a wall decoration that I had purchased in memory of Mom, on my patio.
Then I did some raking of leaves off of the patio that were jammed into a corner and then did a bit of cleaning up a flower bed. Yesterday I scrubbed some patio chairs and tables.

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Way to go Texaslynn. I've found I don't have much any more to get rid of. Once in awhile and I keep a box for dropping stuff that needs to go for sale / donate into. Of course there is the unending paper for shredding. But as long as most of the junk mail goes right to the shredder it doesn't build up to bad. emoticon

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emoticon Great job on the interior. Hope the outside areas go well, too.
This time of year I am definitely more motivated to work outdoors than in when it is nice like the next 2 days are going to be.

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I've finished decluttering most of the house but still have to work on exterior spaces: the potting shed, lawnmower shed, greenhouse, office, storage room, garage. It is my goal each weekend to toss 10 things from each room. My bathroom is almost down to the towels alone! LOL

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Susan, I'm so proud of you! I remember when I moved out of my house and had to clean out the junk room -- OMG! It felt so good to be rid of that stuff and see the floor again! I went through 20 boxes of papers I had just tossed in there -- junk mail and all -- and ended up with two boxes and two large black garbage bags full of trash. I felt so good after that!

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Susan, way to go on your project---sounds like you are almost done and can really start to enjoy that room.
I am thinking as long as the weather cooperates, dh and I will be working on our outside projects for the next few weeks.

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SUSANSKI: So happy for you. That's an accomplishment.
I've tidied, dusted and vacuumed my dining room to ready it for friends tomorrow. Still want to change over fall/winter decor for spring/summer decor & dinnerware.

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gasp! my...my....my.... craft room FLOOR is CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday night I finished going through some sewing projects and got rid of all kinds of things...either into the trash or the Goodwill pile! Then I re-ordered my shelves to fit what remains to be 'found a place for'.
It won't be long before I'm fully organized.

I think I have a few more organizational drawer containers to purchase and that should be it!!!!
Woo hoo!
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3/31/17 11:54 A

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Lacates, sorry it didn't get over and done with. :-(


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Well, I survived, but it was just put off for a month now---guess more time to get things done so I have to think positive!

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3/30/17 11:58 A

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LECATES: I hope your day doesn't turn out too tough for you -- I have a feeling you go undefeated at all times. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Just a good old scream! or a good cry! Good to vent the blood pressure.
Yikes to the flu for 2 weeks--glad you are feeling better but don't overdo and put yourself back on the couch.
I have a tough day coming up tomorrow--Thursday---so keep me in your prayers. Thanks!

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3/28/17 6:27 P

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Wait-what exactly is your view of the 'good old fashion way'?
Cussing? or Drinking? or something else?
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Those might have been tempting things after my day yesterday...my blog talks about THAT day.

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3/28/17 8:29 A

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So tired of being tired! Fought the battle with the flu for two weeks. Lost 8 lbs - but not in the best way. Have put 2 back on, which I figured would happen when I rehydrated. Now I just have to work on getting back my energy and, of course, the house took a hit while I was on the sofa for 2 weeks. AAAGGGHHH! (Good to vent!)

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I prefer the good old fashioned way---it works better for me---LOL

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ARRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
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aHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

GRUMBLEDY PUSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROTTEN EGGS AND SOUR PICKLES!!!!!!!!!!

SCREEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMM
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Okay. Everybody here? I suggest that we all take a turn posting a FRUSTRATED SCREAM about our weight's 'ups and not-downs'. I have to get it off my chest and feel quite comfortable doing it here. Ready?......

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Ohhhhhhhh my goodness! I'm catching up on all that's being said. Talk about a wide range of things! Deaths, heart scares, weight gains, phew!!!!
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Sorry to hear that MissG.. Hope the Cpap machine is helping. Happy for you that the clutter didn't come back while you've been I'll.

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Oh, my---what a hit to the pocketbook. I got told by a heart doctor that I could not have good cholesterol even after he read the test results---I knew he meant because I was fat--but I was betting his skinny self had bad readings----LOL Is the Cpap machine helping? did it take you a while to get used to it?

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Yes, $6,000 out-of-pocket (after insurance) later and I have a CPAP machine. Doc was certain that someone as fat as I couldn't actually be pretty healthy, so lots more tests than were actually necessary, a medication I couldn't tolerate, and in the end I have the same genetic condition and my brother and sister--which I had told him about--with the result that I now take one additional medication and have the CPAP.

And one less vacation in my future. *sigh*

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3/23/17 3:29 P

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Well, hello, stranger! LOL---wondered where you had gotten to---sorry to hear about a heart scare---not fun at all---hope you are on the mend from both things. Glad everyone kept the clutter from growing while you were recovering.

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Hi all. Trying to get back into the swing of things. Had a heart scare, and then other complications that left me dangerously anemic. But doing better now.

Things haven't really cluttered up much, which is good!

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3/22/17 9:51 A

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Sandy, sorry for your struggle with thyroid. I myself am hypothyroid and my body blew up before I was first diagnosed. I had low potassium. I'm on the hypothyroid.... Join together team, there are other teams too. Hope you continue to feel better. It seems to effect everything.

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Oh, my, I would not need to take that--I already go too much for my liking---LOL
Went to a Celtic Women Concert last night---it was wonderful---Christmas present from my youngest son

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No, not a steroid. It is Spironolactone & is used for many things & all I can tell you for sure about it is that it makes you pee a lot.....all day & all night.

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Glad you are feeling more normal---meds can mess with your system a lot---and if it wasn't really helping, no need to continue---was it some kind of steroid as those will cause weight gain--but those you usually have to slowly go off of. Good luck with your challenge---you can do it.

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Hi everyone. I know I've been MIA, but it's been a weird time for a while. The thyroid condition has been causing some hair loss & the doctor sent me to a dermatologist. We tried several things that I didn't feel were really helping & she gave me a prescription to try which my doctor was monitoring with monthly bloodwork. He did the first one before I started taking the prescription. After a month, he took another one & told me that my sodium levels were down & to let the dermatologist know to see what she wanted to do. She wanted me to continue the meds, so my doctor took another blood test a month later & said the sodium levels were too low. I asked him if some of the symptoms I had been having were caused by that & he said yes, stop taking the med immediately. I contacted the dermatologist to let he know that I was stopping the med & she suggested another one we could try. It was pretty expensive & I declined.

Problem over, right? No, not quite. After stopping the med, I gained about 1 pound every day. By day 10 I was ready to call the doctor because I had gained 12 pounds. I decided to call him the next day. The next morning I was down 1 pound so I put off contactinng him. The weight has continued to drop but not as fast as it went up. So far, only 5 pounds gone of the 12 that was added. Needless to say, I'm not real thrilled by that.

The good news is that I am back to feeling normal (whatever normal is) & have more energy. I'm back to exercisiing every day & ready to get back to de-cluttering & cleaning. I am starting the 30 Day Decluttering Challenge today. Bring it on!

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I saw that idea, too---don't do Lent but have been doing that kind of stuff since the beginning of the year---some days nothing but then a day with several.
Good luck---you can do it!

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Thanks for the idea. 40 items gone would indeed be a blessing. I'll find 2 today to make up for yesterday.

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Just wondering if anyone else here is doing a 40 Days 40 Items challenge for Lent? I am not Catholic & have never done the giving up something for lent thing, but when I heard about this I decided to do it. You put one item a day to get rid of in a bag & at the end of 40 days, drop it off wherever it goes. I have a bag for shoes to go to the Shoeman, a bag for items to go to Goodwill & a bag for items to go to the dumpster. Every little bit helps.

Here is a link for information about the Shoeman Project just in case you have shoes to get rid of.

www.shoemanwater.org/

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It does make sense to use one of those, esp. if allergies are really bad, or you go into an area which you know will set you off. Also, using local honey helps allergy sufferers.

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MISSG180: Have you ever tried a NETI POT? My husband was able to drop both allergy prescriptions and did so much better when he started using one. And so much cheaper. He swears by it.

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That kind of stuff does set off a lot of dust.
Going thru a rough patch that I can't talk about yet myself.

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Wow, it's been quiet here! I've been helping DD get her room packed up--it's amazing how much junk a person can accumulate! Taking many more allergy meds than usual due to kicked up dust. And just sort of down about the news. How's everyone?

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