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"When you create a problem, you create pain. All it takes is a simple choice, a simple decision: No matter what happens, I will create no more pain for myself. I will create no more problems." - Eckhart Tolle

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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Spring Cleaning Goals
1. Throw out negative self talk.
2. Air out my dreams.
3. Remove clutter blocking my sparkle.
4. Take unhelpful fears to the dump.
5. Shred self-doubt.
6. Polish friendships.

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Now this is the kind of DIY/crafty thing I could do!! I even have the egg crates!

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where do you find such awesome memes?

She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms.
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I really hope you DO go home for a few days with your husband. I think it will make a world of difference in how you are feeling.

Glad you may have found some answers for the geese and chickens. I guess the one thing I know about dealing with the elderly is that they lose control over so much and just seem to fight to hold on to what they view as their control. Dealing with a darling old guy who just lost his driver's license. He is furious one minute and crying the next. Doctors hate to do that but, like I explained to the one I worked for, we drive on the same roads as these old people and it's your call whether they can cause accidents or not. We used to always tell him to fail them on the test. The kids so often have to resort to pulling battery cables or somehow disabling the car to keep them from driving. But the elderly hate being dependent on someone else for rides. That's just one example.

My cousin just put her dad in the nursing home in November. He's furious with her...but they live on a large sheep/cattle ranch and she doesn't live in the same house. He fell several times trying to shuffle out to the shop or the barn to see what was going on. She was telling me "What if he fell when it was 20 below?". Of course, my mom was angry. She asks me, "Do you think I could go out and stay with Jack and take care of him?" I couldn't believe she said it with a straight face. She doesn't even do most of the things to take care of herself. But I was patient and told her, "No. What if he fell? You couldn't get him up. What if you got stuck in the mud? No one within 10 miles to help you?" It helped her to think about it in a different light. I thought, later that night, maybe she is afraid that is what I am going to do to her. It really may not have been about him at all.

She often takes for granted all that I do for her on a daily basis. My leaving to go to Oregon for a week helped her to focus on that. She has been more appreciative since I came back.

I still think it's worth a shot to talk to the social worker. They are trained in all this and can really help you deal with some of the things that are going to come up. And, seriously, if you explain the 'living situation' they may do a home inspection and decide it is not in her best interest to live alone. That would help keep her either in rehab or make her see that she has to have some kind of regular helpers coming to check on her well-being. And, it does take the 'blame' off of you. She doesn't have to know that you have done it. Just explain the whole situation to them. You can't tell them anything they haven't heard before.

And it will be easier when the weather is nicer. Spring can't come soon enough. Good luck with it. I think we all have to deal with it some time in our life. Sometimes it just helps to vent! So feel free, whenever you need to do it.

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3/7/19 10:28 P

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She is not medicaid eligible, doesn't want anyone coming to her house; all animals are hers, I have none, got rid of mine 20 yrs ago when we retired at 55 and 53. She is very much set in here ways and thinks she can solve all the difficulties when she "gets back home". Meanwhile, there is no other person available to help her but hubby and I. No kids, no others. I have mentioned some of the social services to her but she doesn't think she needs them. Yeah, as long as she has us, right. LOL I am working on the critter situation, with her input. Thank you so much for all your advice! Sounds like you really have your hands full also. We took care of hubbys mom for 2 yrs with Alz. and that was also a difficult situation to deal with, was 20 yrs ago just before our retirement. Things have changed a lot since then.
Tomorrow I talk to a neighbor about the fowls, praying he will take them...free. He has a few already and may be glad to have them. The dog is a special challenge due to his blindness, he is however, a pretty easy to take care of little guy. Follows me around like a shadow since he can't see. Gets off trail, scent, and can't find his way back so has to be watched closely while outside. This snow is not his thing, nor mine! We have more coming, but is not expected to accum. thankfully! Hubby goes home on 12th and I am hoping to be able to go along, if just for a few days. She calls everyday and keeps me informed of all that goes on in rehab, and with her condition. Wears me down sometimes, but I just have to let it roll. Thanks again, and will keep you informed..

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3/6/19 11:16 A

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You give excellent advice, linda!

emoticon to both of u!

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3/6/19 1:01 A

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None of my business but if she is Medicaid eligible there is also a Medicaid "waiver" program that will help with some of the caregiver money, transportation and meals-on-wheels, if she is not too far out of town. Do you have power of attorney or medical power of attorney? The social worker can help you with all of that!

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Okay, you answered some of my questions while I was doing my diatribe!! One thing I would strongly suggest is that you talk to the social worker at the rehab facility! They can give you all kinds of information much more personally related to her specific case! Especially with her age and not driving it may never be feasible for her to go back home. If you explain the situation they can help find aftercare help for her or make arrangements to move her to an assisted living facility? That would relieve some of the pressure off you! It would be "their fault". The local area council on aging, senior centers, etc. should have all kinds of options for caregivers - either getting live -in help or someone who comes on a regular basis.

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3/6/19 12:20 A

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But is she "there" or in a rehab facility? The dog situation is heart-breaking! You can pay bills once a month? Have the post office hold the mail? How many chicken & geese? You might be able to "farm them out" or get a local 4-H kid to take care of them? I live in rural Montana and there are usually neighbors who will help out. I know you guys have had a tough winter! Was in Bend and left the day before the record snow!

Sounds like you and your husband also have animals? Would it be possible to take them to your place until she is able to care for them?
You may have to get creative with your options, but they do exist! You have to do what's best for you!! I know it's very hard! My mom is 85 and lives right next door to me in a duplex! I had not planned on staying this long but also feel like I would be abandoning her if I moved away - and I own the property!

I am growing more resentful with each passing month and I feel bad for how often I am snappy with her. I have to tell myself "not my circus, not my monkeys" quite often when I think I should "rescue" her instead of letting her do things her way and for herself.

I don't have any answers for you! I go back and forth about my own situation. But you have your husband and life in another place to take care of. No other family who could help? No children or other siblings who could give you a break to take care of your own things?

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3/6/19 12:00 A

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needless to say my own exercise program has more than fallen off the wagon LOL
due to this regimen.
Had a great streak going on logging in and tracking etc. have to start again when I get this behind me.


Jesus said, Love one another as I have loved you.

�The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.� The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned� (Psa 34:18�19, 22).


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3/5/19 11:55 P

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another complication is that she no longer drives (81)
constantly says she will be able to come home soon and return to her life
as it was before..before two knee surgeries etc had a beautiful garden every year
That life is gone now, but she hasn't come to that realization.
It is a huge stress for me to try to solve, and I know that some of it I cannot solve and that is ok.


Jesus said, Love one another as I have loved you.

�The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.� The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned� (Psa 34:18�19, 22).


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3/5/19 11:46 P

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Problem of just going home is that there are animals to care for, and bills to pay, etc and she has no other helper. I am perplexed.
Dog is mostly blind, needs a rescue home or foster home...she just lost another dog a few months ago and so doesn't want to give this one up too.
Chickens and geese to feed, eggs etc haul feed.
I need to go do taxes etc., feel like I am re arranging the deck chairs on the titanic sometimes.
She worked very hard in choosing the things that went out before the surgery. I was just the "hauler away" person. Did laundry and things of that sort. Beginning to feel like I would be abandoning to leave now. Thanks for your communication, appreciate all input I can get.




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�The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.� The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned� (Psa 34:18�19, 22).


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3/5/19 11:25 P

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Go home and come back in two months! No point in torturing yourself over her mess. It sounds as though you have already gone "above and beyond" in time and money and you are getting resentful and frustrated! Are you acting as her caregiver now? Sounds like you said she is in rehab so I am just assuming she is not even at the property? Or do I misunderstand the situation?

I can't imagine she wants you staying in a cold motor home away from your husband? I certainly understand about not tossing stuff for someone else. I wouldn't want anyone to do that with my stuff!

I would just say that I'm cold and tired and want to go home! You can reassure her you'll be back when she is ready to begin again. You have to take care of yourself first! If the resentment continues to grow it will just be harder to help when she needs you! Just my opinion! I'll keep you and your sister and your husband in my prayers!

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I am helping sis remove her hoard, however she just had back surgery and cannot lift for 2 mos. So now I am thinking I cannot rid anything w/o her saying so or else I will throw out the ONE thing that she wants to keep. She is in rehab and I am in an RV in very cold snowy Oregon snowstorm of 2+feet with animals to feed etc. Everything that could go wrong...has. Well, almost. Power outage for one week, RV no heat batteries died no cell batteries died; etc etc.
I am feeling weighed down and now the removal has halted. I have been doing this since Dec 26 and am so ready to go home...2 hrs away. Hubby has been back and forth every week keeping our place alive, spending a fortune (for us) in fuel to do so. Anyone have advice on how I can approach this removal without offending? All input appreciated, and prayers!!!


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�The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.� The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned� (Psa 34:18�19, 22).


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So true

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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That is absolutely true!!

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

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Feeling good about letting the plants freeze and not wasting energy transplanting them and trying to find a place in either my house or my mom's to keep them until May! Too much other stuff that's more important to me to do right now!

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

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Time for me to reduce stress by eliminating several Rspark teams and through I know I need to declutter the home, my mind is more important right now. So must say good bye for now . god bless you all in your efforts.

Linda in WA state ***John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
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I know they are a lot of work. The worst part to me is trying to decide what something is worth and then have someone try to get it for a nickel. So it's not really the physical work to get ready and put one on, it's the emotional part about the worth of my junk. Does that make sense.

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Garage sales are lots of work. I may have a sale next spring but right now it is much easier to donate.

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emoticon I'm just throwing my paperwork in a box! Good for you. I chucked a bunch of magazines into the recycle bin without looking. That is huge progress for me!

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Started the paperwork

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Gluten free is working for me!

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I need to get the coolers and the folding tables out of the back of the little pick up and get the coolers all cleaned up and taken back out to the farm for winter storage and then set up the tables to use in the backyard for sorting. I'm seriously thinking of having a rummage sale and it will depend on how much stuff I find that I could put up for sale. Donation is so much easier emotionally.

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I have my back seat almost full of things to donate.

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Finally tackled 1/4th of my bedroom. Deep cleaned. Only 3/4 to go. I am throwing away as much as I can.

Soon, I start on the paperwork.

I cleaned out the space around the out take vent. The vent was totally covered with dust! I had to locate it first. :)

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I am taking the day off from reducing things. I am encouraged to keep at it by reading your post!

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emoticon You are doing great! I'm slouching off. Late afternoon and I'm still in my pajamas. Been reading & doing dog hair cuts! Need to take a bath & tackle just one stack of books!

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Lots of progress yesterday thanks to the rain. I tackled the bedroom closet. So hard for me to part with things. Did manage to pull some items out for donation as they no longer fit. Too big..or I dont think they look flattering on me or too small and dont like anyhow. Am trashing a few items today.

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I found more paper to get rid of yesterday. It is a stay in day so I will surely find more things to donate or junk.

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I think it's so very emotional to part with 'stuff'. I usually feel sad and then the sadness comes out as anger if I am not ready to deal with people. I do so much alone and there is a reason for that!

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I was wondering if u got crabby too. :)

I think it is normal. It's just normal angst to get rid of part of my security blanket. Wish I had just one blanket, like Linus. lol!

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Funny how it does make me crabby too! Even though I know I'll feel so much lighter and free er

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I am slowly plodding through my bedroom. Tried to help sis with her bedroom. She kept saying no. Now she wants my help when I am messing with my bedroom

I am frustrated by the amount of stuff in here. Organizing and getting rid of some stuff. Need to get rid of more. I want to thoroughly clean my room too.

You really do decrease stress when decreasing stuff, even though it may make me a bit gnarly when I am doing it.


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emoticon linda and lady!

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I don't have anyone to 'show off' to so I just come here and post and it makes me feel great when someone says "good job" so I know how you feel. And it really is the little things that we keep doing that make the difference!
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Praise for little improvements is so important to me. My husband tries to notice, and I appreciate when he does. I have to do a bit every day and stop to refocus on the progress I have made and whether or not it is consistent organization, so I don't have items in too many places. When I know where items are, I can find and use them, and that makes me feel great. I love making trash (Sorry, Mother Earth.) I believe that all of this is actually making life better, so I guess I shouldn't feel guilty from trying to use what I have instead of wasting it. emoticon

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What a great reward to have someone notice!! I am working on my fridge too! Have all the shelves out and the crisper drawers. It's totally empty so I can wash the inside and then put it all back together again. Amazing how sloppy I am!

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Reduced stress by clearing a shelf in the refridg - looks lovely when I open the door and see that spot of clean - also clearing more and more little spots... Then was able to ask hubby to mop the kitchen floor for me because I had cleared the path... reward: first thing daughter said when she came in the door [with a hug and a whisper .Mama it looks so clean and pretty"]

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The meme from Ideals is beautiful! Cooler here today, in fact it's overcast! Could use some rain but going to water the raspberries and the containers! Sweet pea containers are tall & thriving but they don't like the heat! Predicted 80's for Saturday and Sunday then back to upper 90's next week!

I'm working in my spare room, my kitchen and making a path in the bedroom so I can put in a new window a/c! Lots to do! And the motivation to get it done!!

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Good Morning

Another hot day in Ohio. I sat outside for a short time this morning. I will continue to work on my spare room. I have a bag for my daughter to burn & several small bags to donate. Just getting things more organized is my goal for today. There is still lots to do!

LESS STRESS LESS THINGS

Might watch a few movies tonight.
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I got two 13 gallon bags out of my closet to donate!

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emoticon Sounds like you are making progress! I think for most of us, it comes in fits and starts. I try to do just a little each day. Some daze I don't and some days I go for hours. I just have faith that we will get there!

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Thank you so much, IMLOCOLINDA, for your faithfulness in word and deed and in sharing goodies and encouragements . Though I m not active in the group, I do come and lurk several days per week and just little things along my day I think of "Good for you - you released that from the clutter and the hording monster" today it was three books to the garbage and one to the church bag to share with young family that likes that author and two to the basement library of my favorite authors. Folding laundry I threw three items into the ragbag, set one yucky washcloth out to do my dusting with and then into the garbage and released three jigsaw pu__les out of the pile that have been worked multiple times and missing a few pieces. Then oiled a treasure box gifted to me from Milawi and set it by my chair with 4x6 cards in it for study notes[ following the principle of "love it-use it- or lose it". Little tiny steps but going forward and I will gradually overcome this horrible clutter!!! Thanks again for being here.

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Just got an article from United Health about decluttering and how healthy it is. This is the picture that was included in the article - which I'm posting in a different thread.


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Have a big pile of clothes to go to the rummage sale. Not even going to try them on or wash them...if they don't want them, they can throw them. They just need to be out of here!

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The cupboards that have been cleared of all that excess stuff look so good! Organized! Inspire me to keep going through these things I don't use anymore or don't need anymore! In some cases, things I have never used or duplicates! I had seven, count 'em again, 7!!! 9x13" cake pans?????

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I'm still waiting for the library to call me about the book for the team. I should call my friend and have her put it on our kindle library account. I don't do online shopping so don't know how to do it. Also don't use credit cards so it's always keeping me from shopping!

I bought 3 books at the Salvation Army on Saturday emoticon So now I'm reading "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". Don't know why I've never read it before. Thought it was something different. Also bought a new blouse. I think I didn't really need it but it's a good color and I love that material so I got it. I've gotten rid of a lot of clothes so guess I feel like I could. Feels good to have bagged up so many to get rid of even though there are many closets and boxes left to go through!

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I was wondering what happened. I will keep checking back.
What was the name of the book again? I have such a bad memory at times.
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Another day of shoveling snow! Tweaked my back yesterday. This expecting another 12-18 inches between tonight & Friday morning! At least it's not freezing rain like towns south of us! Boiler quit today!!! Scary! Checked fuse box, gas lines, looked like pilot light was out! Called&was referred to new guy as our plumber doesn't do heating! Guy didn't get here til after 6:30! Pretty cold in both apartments by then. Pretty easy fix. Replaced a $30 thermo coupler! Could have been so much worse! $500+ gas&electric bill for January! Glad I got those 2 extra clients for 6 weeks or I'd be in panic mode!

Also thankful I have been saving money not buying anything but groceries! Amazing how it all works out! Still haven't bought or found a copy of the book I want to do for the team. That's what it is about! Not buying anything for a year! Got a call from the library! They are ordering a copy&will call when it comes in!

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I am really doing well on the no buying of stuff.
I am really trying to cut down on spending as much as I can. (IT IS HARD)
I got rid of 6 bowls and 6 saucers yesterday.
I saved 2 black bowls and 2 yellow bowls and only 3 saucers.
I have some artificial flowers to get rid of, too.
I want to go through my JUNK drawers today, too.
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I love children's literature!! Most of the books on my "grab in case of fire" are my children's books! I also read a lot of what is considered "young adult" literature! Still have all my old Beverly Clearly books! Love "The Mouse & the Motorcycle" series! Most of the YA books I buy, read & then donate to the library. Books are the only gifts I buy for kids.

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I bought some books. I think I may have found the fairy tale book I liked to read when I was young.

I am treating myself by reading some lovely children's books.

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I've been doing pretty good about not buying! Hard sometimes! All these great clearance sales! Asking "would you buy it if it was full price?" Usually keeps me from buying! Means I don't really need it-just can't pass up "a deal"!! Way down on book buying too! Have so much to read now I won't let myself buy more! Need to sort&get rid of a bunch more books from under the bed!

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Trying not to buy more "stuff"

The holidays triggered me. Going back to watching films....

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That is awesome.
I have got to get myself to my books and see what I can do to get rid of stuff.
We are so addicted to our stuff.



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I was able to let go of about 80% of my cookbooks by thinking I use the Internet to look up recipes so these can go! Filled 3 milk crates w/books last night to send w/my friend to a nearby Senior Center! Another w/kid books to take to my neighbors!

Have to go fix breakfast& do morning meds for my old couple then hope to make a huge dent in decluttering today!

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I have books and Magizines as well.
A lot of horse, stuff.
I did get rid of at least 20 or so I gave to my friend who has horses.
I still am guilty of holding to more,
Why do we do this when everything we need to know is on the internet?????
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I don't have a lot of papers...books and magazines are my biggest challenge. I just can't seem to let them go. I go through the magazines and rip out recipes or articles so at least most of them are gone. I take boxes and boxes of books to donate but I am still either bringing in new books-although not nearly as many as I am getting rid of, but still??? and also got several for gifts over the holidays. I'm wondering if I can actually get rid of all the books under the bed. I haven't looked at any of them in over 3 years...so I'm gonna give it a shot!!

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I have really been working on de-cluttering.
I try to get rid of at least a few things every week.
The papers ar big pain because most are filed and should be thrown away but I can't seem to do it.
Ok, that's my next project.
You talked me into it. emoticon

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Second day it's above zero!! But there are large lazy snowflakes falling. I had to go out to do breakfast and morning meds for my old couple. Was going to take the lazyboy way and drive up the hill to do the cat but it was to slick. Had to walk...didn't do that until I finished at Pat & Rosie's because I wanted to put on my shoe chains to make sure I could get up the hill. Sure glad I did.

I got a little done in the kitchen yesterday and have 2 bags of clothes in the basement that I need to haul to the car to donate. I was naughty yesterday and bought 5 shirts at the salvation army. I did, however, come home and pull out 7 I was willing to trade to the donate pile so am actually down 2...does that sound like I am justifying??

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No snow here but it is cold. I am.
I am trying to hard to de-clutter and put things in a bag to donate/give away or throw out. (once and for all)
I hope you stay warm and don't get too much snow.
I know they are calling for snow here this week.
BAH! HUMBUG!
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emoticon emoticon emoticon You got an amazing amount of stuff done!! I seem to only be working right now and just barely getting anything done. I was hoping that tomorrow would be my last day with the old couple but the regular woman's doc won't release her to go back to work so she asked me to do another week.

It's so darn cold! I hate how hot so many of the elderly keep their homes, then I come home and am freezing...although I'm sweating like crazy while I'm there. I'm hoping to get some work done in my kitchen this evening. Have to go back over and fix dinner in about an hour. Also have cat sitting duty this weekend for my neighbors. And we have had about 3 inches of new snow...they are predicting up to 10 inches through Saturday but sure hope we are done. Need to get some shoveling done.

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I went and cleaned out my food cabinets.
I washed them out, got rid of out of date items,and organized the good stuff.
Now I want to get a menu and food budget going.
I also cleaned the kitchen, vacuumed and did laundry.
Now I have to get ready for work.
I really am enjoying working the 4pm to 7 or 8pm.
Have a great day everyone.
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Need to get my butt out of bed & go out to see if the car will start! It's -18. Just tired but as awake before the alarm went off? Lounging under the covers w/the dogs & my Kindle! Plotting out the day! Fixing swiss steak for lunch but will come home to do it!!! The couples' daughter is supposed to be there and their son&grandson coming in later this afternoon. No idea how that will all work but will be interesting I'm sure. Might as well face the cold& get started!

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

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Yesterday was a trip to our son's house to watch our GD open her gifts.
Then home to feeding the horses and cat & dog and just be lazy.
Hopefully today will be more productive.
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It was -9 when I let the dogs out at 7:45. Was down to -11 when I left the house to go fix breakfast and meds for my old couple at 8:30!! Bundled up really well and helped deliver the Community Christmas meals to 8 households. Figured since I had to be out anyway I might as well help out. I don't feel very generous or good-hearted about it. Most of the deliveries go to people who already got free turkeys and food boxes and all kinds of free stuff - the greedy, not the needy. But I do it just in case there is someone who really does need it and appreciate it. Am going to hole up and hunker down with a book and my dogs for the rest of the day. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, doing whatever makes your heart happy! And stay warm. I am going to get a few dishes done so the kitchen sink is cleaned out. I did get my frig all cleaned out and put back together again. Took out all the shelves and crisper drawers and cleaned the pan underneath and the gross fins in the back. No one knows but me...but it sure feels good!

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