Friday, June 22, 2012

Birthday for one...

My precious little Pickles turned 10! TEN!! Ahhh the joys of having a preteen daughter. The clothes, the emotions, the constant chattering, the messy room, the parade of pop songs. She's a joy to me. I couldn't know that having a daughter could be so fun.!

She woke to a room filled with streamers and was tickled pink...and purple, blue, yellow and green!


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

So I must confess to being a bit overwhelmed. I'm a big believer in baby steps. The trick is not looking at the huge pile of things that must be done; only the next thing that must be done. My general to-do list for my house is about 20 items long. Many of those items, however, are made up of several small steps or items. Maybe doesn't sound like such a big deal to most. But to a procrastinating, flighty gal with a short attention span, it might be a bit daunting.

One thing I've got to get going is a chore list! It'll help me knock certain, well, chores out every week so I can get them out of the way quickly and get on with larger projects and shop keeping.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

First fruits....

So my first day of unemployment looked like an episode of Hoarders. A scary and tightly packed mess in various corners of the house is what I inherited from my working self. BUT I dove in and started clearing out a little at a time.

Witness the the kitchen catch-all, a shelved cabinet that wound up somehow in the kitchen and begun collecting and untold number of whatchamacallits. School papers, tax receipts, crayons, office supplies, surplus school supplies and much more.

Happily when I got down to it, it really just needed a tidying up and sorting of papers (well, sorting and some recycling). Now was that so bad? And just ya don't think I just hid stuff under the curtains...

A place for everything and everything in its place. Oh m'gosh that feels so good! Just LOOK at it!

So it's a baby step but definately a good start. I might not be too bad at this house keepin stuff...right?

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Are you a cat lover? I mean really love cats? So much so that your cat (or 10 cats) inspires you to do something good in the world? Then check out this week's Kiva team. Team Cats Are People Too has 184 members and is (surprise, suprise) made up mostly of women. They've loan over $98,000 and (another shocker) most of that has gone to the food and retail. Team CAPT (hey!) loans because:  The world can never be purrfect, but it can be happier! Right, Pepper?

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby... I can't call him a baby! Look at this  face:

It's the face of my oldest and it's his birthday today...all 6'1" of him. Yes, 17 years ago I huffed and I puffed and I brought this child into the world. 17 years!! It's one of the few happiest, best things that has ever happened to me. Have a great day, Chief!

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