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Old 06-05-2019, 01:26 PM   #31181
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10am this morning just as I'm opening my eyes. The Navy base just a couple blocks from my building has an active shooter drill. They start off with what sounds to me exactly like a tornado siren, something this raised-in-the-Midwest woman does NOT like to hear.

An hour later, I think my heart finally settled down. Habit is so strong, though - I was this close to grabbing a pillow and flying for the interior bathroom.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:05 AM   #31182
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Katie, I don't know how you do it! I'd be tired from reading your post if I wasn't already worn out. Please, tell me your secret.

Cleaned the work side of the kitchen today. I haven't moved the 5x8 area rug to wash the entire floor in I don't know how long. It's not like it gets dirty under the rug, but it's hard to clean the floor where it abuts the rug. Everything is so sparkly! And the area rugs in front of the sink work area and the stove are so fluffy! And every part of me that could ache, does. I'm not cut out for housework. I should have been born into money.
I have found over the years, when you are doing something your really enjoy doing, you don't get as tired as when you are do the necessary chores. I love to plant and do yard work, but it is second to cooking. I also love a clean kitchen. So I always have tried to keep my kitchen clean, so I can enjoy cooking even more. But once the daytime meals are done with, the dishes get soaked, the counters wiped off and then weather permitting, outside to work on the yard and plants. Otherwise I would pick up my embroidery in the winter months.

If I got upset with something concerning any of the family members, I took it out on the soaking dishes and got them done. It always seemed they were cleaner when I was upset or angry. Hmmm.

As much as I want a clean kitchen, my yard always looked better than the kitchen.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:19 PM   #31183
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:32 PM   #31184
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Good to see you again! How have you been?
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:34 PM   #31185
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:38 PM   #31186
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:42 PM   #31187
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Generally doing well. No complaints.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:47 AM   #31188
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We are up in Caldwell Idaho attending a rally. There are 20 something other like minded nuts that built semi trucks to pull campers. The first picture is our truck. Click image for larger version

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I've had my 8 yr. old grandson Tyler today since 7AM - we just came in from playing ball in the backyard. Even though the yard is shaded with lots of trees, the temp spiked to 104F, so time to come in. I can't do this much more in this heat....found a movie for the little guy, and Grandma is going to rest and cool off.
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Cheryl, 104? Geez, we got to 90 and I was outside doing
some weeding earlier, that didn't last too long,
back inside with a glass of Iced Tea!

What am I doing?
Well, I finally got Poor Husband (I'm calling him this until he's better)
into the bathtub!
I said that if I made him a bubble bath, he'd get in …
I just so happen to have Lavender Bubble Bath, smarty-pants,
so in ya go
He's all clean, smelling lovely (he needed it too )
He said as I was rubbing lotion on that he'd never had someone else
wash his hair before, well for that matter get him all cleaned up either.
I think he forgets his 4 other surgeries that I was his Attending Nurse ...
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