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Brrrr
Posted on Sep 15, 2011 6:57 PM

The temps are supposed to go down to 3C (38F) tonight. I brought all of the plants that were lounging around outside, inside.

I like to get them in a couple of weeks before we have to crank on the furnace...kind of get them used to the idea.

My living curtains are back!! Every window downstairs in he house looks like the photo below. Including the closet, which has a large window and the bathroom, in which I replaced the fluorescent light with grow lights. I had to use the flash so it doesn't look nearly as lush and green as it really is. This is the dining room...we never eat in there anyways. Pardon the dust *blush*

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Random Stuff
Posted on Sep 12, 2011 7:06 AM

There is a lot happening here these days.

Fall has sprung and I'm loving the mild days and cold nights. Will soon have to bring all of my house plants in for the winter.

The fish will have to come in soon too. They spent last winter upstairs in the 72 gallon aquarium (there aren't any tropicals in it and probably won't be for a long time, if ever) instead of their usual home in the basement pond. I'd like to see them go back into their basement home and turn the 72 gallon aquarium into a new terrarium.

Hubby quit his job at the diner up the road. He lasted a whole 2 weekends. It's now official, the man can NOT keep a job, no matter how easy of a job it is.

Re the above, I am now looking hard for a second part time job for myself. I need an extra $2000 this winter for heat. I was *this* close to getting a job at the store behind where I currently work but they're looking for someone to work week ends, which I already work. It was perfect...I work 3 - 11pm and they need someone to work 11pm - 8 am. Alas, they didn't think it was such a good plan, figured it would be too much for me...grrrr...they aren't the ones paying the bills and I know I could do it! I'd still have 4 days off to recuperate.

I've dug out my yarns and crochet hooks and have been crocheting up a storm. Slippers, scarfs, tea cozies, anything I can find a pattern for. It helps me to keep my mind off of everything else, Mom, Brother, finances.

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Overwhelmed
Posted on Aug 25, 2011 10:49 AM

There are a hundred little things I'd like to do.

Finish up some afghans to sell. Take pictures of a hundred other things to sell. Work on a pdf pattern for something else I'd like to sell.

Rip up the carpet in the living room.

There is so much to do that I get overwhelmed and end up doing none of it.

Is there some secret that I don't know about and need to know about?

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Richard
Posted on Aug 23, 2011 11:56 AM

Hubby.

Bi-polar and all of the Jeckyl/Hyde nonsense that goes with it. A-type personality. Opinionated, stubborn, can't get along with anybody. Can't keep a job. He's messy and un-organized.

BUT

He loves me.

He walked the dogs last January wearing only a sweater because a cat had decided to use his super heavyweight, down filled winter coat as a bed...and he wouldn't disturb the cat.

He'll carry a cat upstairs to the litter box and stand "guard" while she does her business...'cause the other cats might attack her.

He'll give up the fan and let the dogs have it on a super hot day.

He'll do anything Mom or myself asks him to do.

He happily makes room in the house for my house plant addiction and never complains as the plant population grows and his living space shrinks.

He never complains when I bring home wounded pigeons...he just makes room for them on the front porch.

He cooks and has been known to do the dishes...even attempt vacuuming.

Even though he won't feed himself if I'm not here he always makes sure I go to work with a full tummy and a lunch packed.

He loves me for who I am.

He's a good man and I love him despite his faults and problems.

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Getting clutter-free is hard!!
Posted on Aug 17, 2011 12:01 PM

I'm trying so hard to de-clutter my home. It is hard. There are things I never use, but they hold good memories. How do you just toss them out?

Drift wood pieces from a vacation with my parents when I was just 12 years old...big dudt collectors...but really, do they need to be here?

A sea shell collection...made from shells my Grandparents brought back from Florida every Spring...I don't remember the last time I looked at them but I just can't part with them.

Little hand-made thingies that people have given me over the years, old keys, marbles from my childhood....

 

How do you begin??

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