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30 Days to an Active Lifestyle
A Tip of the Day Calendar for June or Any Month
11/1/2013 10:54:29 AM
I know this is a 'late' comment but...I didn't print this calendar page. I saved it to my desktop so it comes up each time I start the computer. That way I see it and get inspiration on a regular basis.
2/18/2013 7:44:48 AM
Ummm let me see. I don't have a dishwasher, I don't drive, and I don't watch tv, I don't have the money to eat out so I cook my own food... :)
8/3/2012 9:31:15 AM
Having difficulty printing the calendar. It only prints the first half of the page and the second page is blank.
Very very interesting comments here. I often have to redo dishes from the dishwasher. I resent that I have to rinse off dishes really well before putting them in the dishwasher. I hate that you cannot find certain dishes you want because they are "in the dishwasher". I always wash dishes by hand (it can be very meditative) unless I have a group over. (I live alone, so a group is two people!!!) On the other hand, whisking dishes into the dishwasher cleans up the place faster than washing them and drying them.
Love the ideas, use most of them. DH washes our dishes by hand,(bless his heart) and we have taken to using the dishwasher as a dish dryer..you never have to wonder "are these clean", and you save elec. and they are out of sight. Love it. Here in Oregon, we are not too concerned about the use of water! Check the weather records...we have had rain 144 days since Oct 1 2010 to now, and, yes it rained today. When it finally stops, though, the heat comes as a shock at first. I will never give up hanging out my sheets! The fresh air smell just can not be replicated no matter what "scent" you throw in the dryer.
Oh thing about hand washing dishes saving water? Bogus. Assuming that you run it only when full, running a dishwasher uses less water than doing the dishes by hand. Whether or not it's worth the electricity used is another matter.
Oh but I loved the way sheets and towels smelled when hung outdoors. I do remember Tennesseerose and we are building my retirement house with one absolute. A clothesline for hanging things outside in the summer. Not everything, I to go for wash and wear but some things.
I think someone is taking it too far. Women have come a long way since we have machines to do some of our chores. Let the machines do the chores and we can be active in other ways. Not back to the drudgery for me! Besides, hanging clothes outside means that they pick up pollen and mold and with allergies so common, most of us do not need that. Also, that would have to be followed by a huge ironing session, because line drying does not remove wrinkles like the dryer does. I purposely pick my fabrics for wear ability right out of the dryer. Likewise the dishes, I will not go back to the grunge days of housework when there are so much more pleasant ways to stay active.
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