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Clarifying the "Clean Before Vacation" statement

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I wasn't clear about WHY I feel it is important to clean my house spotless before I leave for a month, so I will do so today.

You, see I have



When I leave town, my house is usually an absolute mess.



Molly always wants to make me happy, so she gets busy while I am gone.



I always come home to a clean house



and dinner on the table.



For once, I don't want Molly1990 left with a dirty house. As it is, she has to take care of the dogs and cats



Mow the yard



and plant tomatoes.



I have the

  
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2BEHEALTHY2014 4/24/2014 11:52AM

    Nice!

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MEXGAL1 4/24/2014 9:03AM

    great daughter...lucky you!
have a wonderful day.
Sallie

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CASTIRONLADY 4/23/2014 11:28PM

    Sound like you have a great daughter. You are both lucky to have one another.

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/23/2014 10:42PM

    Awww.... Your daughter sounds like a diamond in the rough! You are truly to have such a wonderful daughter! I hope you have a fabulous vacation!
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NOTSPEEDY 4/23/2014 7:59PM

    Would you like to share your daughter. I could use one like her. emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 4/23/2014 7:07PM

    Ahhhh, I want one of her! I love my kids but I cannot see them coming to clean while I am gone!

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Just an update...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This week is steady as we progress toward our vacation. Last weekend I managed to get everything done that was on Rich's list. I told him to make his own list from now on, as I have my own things to do.

Yesterday I had a meeting at work for planning an event for September's Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Today I had a support group meeting. Tomorrow I have a speaking engagement at a local lumber mill, then church in the evening. Thursday, I have to drive Rich to Eugene to get his cast off. Friday I will give blood, since I couldn't last week d/t my oral surgery.

Saturday is FREE which is code for catching up with housework, laundry and yard work if the weather cooperates. I also have to bake a dessert for a Relay For Life auction on Sunday after church. The theme is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Sunday is church and the auction. Ok. Tired now.... We leave a week from Saturday. I want the house and yard spotless! Think it will happen?

  
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MEXGAL1 4/23/2014 12:48PM

    Whew, busy lady.......you can do it...I know you can
enjoy the rest of your day.
Sallie

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2BEHEALTHY2014 4/23/2014 11:25AM

    Sounds like a busy week. Enjoy your vacation!

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/23/2014 11:03AM

    Sounds like you have a busy week! I love that saying "clean house clean spirit"
I hope you have a great day!
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JSPIN74 4/23/2014 9:37AM

    emoticon emoticon ...and way to tell him "I have enough to do" ...just needs to be said sometimes . I said it myself just last night, and he giggled at me & told me he knows it. emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 4/23/2014 8:51AM

    You will do it because it is important to you. I love coming back to a clean house!

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DLITE719 4/23/2014 8:25AM

    Why is preparing for vacation stressful? I can so relate to you. Just remember, if you don't get to your yard or housework to make things spotless, it will be there when you get back. lol. emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 4/23/2014 6:39AM

    The last time I trusted a male to pack for himself we arrived at a hockey tournament without skates. Do you remember when you were a kid and vacation meant just getting in the car and going?

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DETERMINEDJANET 4/23/2014 1:07AM

    Good luck getting it all together before vacation!

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MAINEALI 4/23/2014 12:42AM

    I always approach vacation time with the best of intentions. I tell myself that there is no way I'm coming home to that mess. But then time goes by and I get busy and by the time I'm leaving on vacation, I don't care what the house looks like, I'll take care of it when I get back! Good Luck!

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Maxine on Easter

Sunday, April 20, 2014













  
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MEXGAL1 4/22/2014 5:18PM

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    Thanks for the laugh. emoticon

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ERIN_POSCH 4/21/2014 12:14PM

    So funny... thanks for the chuckles 8)

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DONNABRIGHT 4/21/2014 9:18AM

    Thanks - that was fun!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 4/21/2014 6:48AM

    I love Maxine!

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MAGGIEVAN 4/20/2014 10:18PM

    Love Maxine, thanks for sharing.

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/20/2014 10:09PM

    Now that's funny! Great blog! I hope you had a Happy Easter!
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Eating out... impossible to stay on track?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Eating out is not an excuse to overeat, however, it may be a REASON if you don't know the nutrition facts behind your restaurant choices. Virtually every restaurant posts their nutrition facts online and if we want to succeed in our quest for health, we need to research these facts. In fact, it way surprise you to know that most often a steak will be lower in calories than a salad! Here are some links to popular restaurant nutrition facts.



www.applebees.com/~/media/docs/Apple
bees_Nutritional_Info.pdf






www.redlobster.com/health/nutrition/
nutrition_facts.pdf





www.outback.com/menu/nutritionitem.a
spx?id=


www.olivegarden.com/Menu/Nutrition/ www.outback.com/menu/nutritionitem.a
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Other restaurants are on there, but you get the idea. I have downloaded several restaurants on my cell phone for easy access. McDonalds and others have printed their calorie counts on their menus. I love that!

There is no reason to blow out your calorie range unless you WANT to blow out your calorie range. This summer, remember that fat doesn't take a vacation. Stay focused and move into this year's holiday season looking good!


  
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FALLNTENN 4/21/2014 7:36PM

    I love checking out a menu before getting to a restaurant. It keeps me on track.

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2BEHEALTHY2014 4/20/2014 2:46PM

    I have an app on my phone called restaurant nutrition. I just need to use it!

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SINGER73 4/20/2014 2:42PM

    I ALWAYS research before I go!!!

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IMAVISION 4/20/2014 9:41AM

    I like the idea of having easy access right on ones cell phone.

God bless!

Ima

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MEXGAL1 4/20/2014 8:54AM

    I always go on line to the nutritional information if I know where we are going...really helps me make good choices.

Have a wonderful Easter.
Sallie


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TERI-RIFIC 4/20/2014 7:07AM

    Thanks. I love Applebee's for their 500 cal menu!!

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WAY2GOCAT 4/20/2014 2:38AM

    Going out to eat after church tomorrow! Blessings and emoticon

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NOWYOUDIDIT 4/20/2014 2:01AM

    My very favorite is the Roma pepper steak at Applebees! YUM!
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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 4/19/2014 11:20PM

    I have found the posted calorie counts really helpful in making good choices. I always ask myself if I really want to eat 1200 calories for one meal.

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/19/2014 11:12PM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing! These apps for restaurants are fantastic! Happy Easter!
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Getting there!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This am, Molly and I played at racquetball. She is threatening to beat the crap out of me when I get back. One of the men at the Y was giving her tips on how to play and she plans on practicing the whole time I am gone. emoticon

I went to give blood, but since I had oral surgery yesterday, I couldn't donate. It has to be 72 hours after oral surgery so I will try to donate next week.

I came home and started on the bedroom and doing laundry. Making progress, but this is NOT fun!

Here is something kind of fun, though. Dd #1 (Sarah) introduced me to Soap Nuts. You use them in place of laundry detergent or other soaps. Read more about them here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapindus I tried them today. So far so good!

Now I am ready for bed! Tomorrow is weigh-in day for the 5% team. Good luck, Daisies!

  
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JANTHEBLONDE 4/19/2014 11:04AM

    Sounds like you had a busy day! Good luck tomorrow for your weigh in! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Easter!
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DONNABRIGHT 4/19/2014 7:41AM

    Happy Easter!

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144AUTUMN 4/19/2014 1:50AM

  Keep up the good work!!

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