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Sunday, July 27, 2014



"O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thoughts from afar...

You scrutinize my path...

and my lying down...

And are intimately acquainted with all my ways" - Psalm 139:1-3...

  
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 7/27/2014 2:25PM

    Amen, to a good, no, to an excellent post.

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COCOA99 7/27/2014 12:13AM

    Great post! Thanks. emoticon

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REGILIEH 7/27/2014 12:11AM

    AMEN!!!

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10:40 PM...and still trying to "downsize"...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Today my DH took photos of outfits I tried on and helped me "re-evaluate" some former choices. emoticon emoticon

We worked hard...

Purple...

in different shades and styles is my thing...

I even have a dress I made in the early 1970's...

DH loves Autumn hues...

and brighter colors...a blue ultrasuede...

instead of the other 1980's suit in purple...

We both agreed that the farm applique skirt looks better with a plain red blouse instead of the red checkered shirt...

Much more to do!! ... emoticon

  
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 7/27/2014 2:24PM

    Sounds like ya'all are just havin' so much fun!!
Good for you!

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KOFFEENUT 7/27/2014 12:09PM

    What a terrific idea! Often a photo tells us things that a mirror doesn't, and having your husband help out with the process makes it that much more fun. I may need to enlist my DH on a project like this!
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68ANNE 7/26/2014 11:09PM

    I think you're having too much fun doing this now and Jim is too...lol

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present rule...adjustments are ok

Friday, July 25, 2014

DGD Char and I had every intention of finishing the kitchen, packing up the sale/give items and then getting a chunk more done on the clothes.

Well...first of all...we got a later start with breakfast, leaving about two hours to work on the rollaway cupboard...

Many seldom used utensils and appliances are wrapped in plastic bags because...we get occasional little visitors at night come Autumn...

We added to the stacks of things to take out, but one bowl and spoon brought back many memories of making loaves of sourdough bread...

Then there was the years (and I mean many years) old popping corn-on-the-cob...

in its own glass jar...

A grain grinder, two for nut butters and one for meat also made their way into the "cupboard" hidden under the #6 flour crocks...

Break time #1: a fun lunch at a Chinese restaurant with local friends and a pair from Florida. Had our usuals...

Back to work on clothes...

Break #2: a swim in the pond....with the ducks...

Back to work...packing up dishes...heating up and eating the leftovers from lunch... then...

Break #3: we three watched Saving Mr. Banks...

bedtime... emoticon

  
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PICKIE98 7/25/2014 8:52PM

    I still have the number three meat grinder in your pic. Ground bologna is the best form it..
I also have the springerle` rolling pin, but I keep it in my baking drawer,, in foil and Ziploc..

Your electric frying pan looks like the Nesco brand one my dear Uncle and Aunt gave me for a wedding present,,1979.. they got it in the "60"s.
Things are looking so orderly!!

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MILPAM3 7/25/2014 9:53AM

  Try wrapping seldom used articles in foil first. Critters chew through plastic easily, but don't seem to like the metal foil. Believe it or not, plastic zippered bags are great for storing silver. It tarnishes even less than when stored in those special treated felt bags.

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REGILIEH 7/25/2014 9:16AM

    An emoticon day!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 7/25/2014 8:54AM

    What a great day. You are so very lucky.

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GHOSTFLAMES 7/25/2014 5:46AM

    I HAVE TWO OF THOSE GRINDERS NOW FOR SHOW.LOL U R DOING GREAT . I HAD A KITCHEN FIRE A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO SO I AM ALL NEW AND KEEP GOING THROUGH THING REGULARLY SO I DOESN'T GET AS BAD AND FEELS SO GOOD WHEN IT IS DONE GREAT JOB KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

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JUDITH316 7/25/2014 1:23AM

    emoticon Blog, you brought back some memories especially when I saw the pictures of the old meat grinders, I have my Mom's old meat grinder tucked high above in one of my cupboards, I think I'm going to bring it down and find a place to show it off so I can share memories with others just as you have triggered memories for me...

emoticon for sharing Nellie, blessings on your day and weekend ahead...

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ZRIE014 7/25/2014 12:53AM

  nice

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present rule...keep up the momentum

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Back to the closets...whew...what a job! No modeling yesterday as the DGD's had to leave at noon. We worked through the second closet to sort into piles: keep, try on and discard.

Then we went back to the kitchen to redo and dispose...two more bags of trash and one of recycling containers...YAY... emoticon emoticon We took all ten bags to our town's transfer station. And the results...

cupboard under the sink...

cupboard beside the stove...done...

(Not much has changed in outer appearance, but we did weed out things...especially in the labeled boxes. Believe it or not we use all those wooden bowls regularly!)...

Here's the overall effect...

Not very different, but more efficient for us now is the small counter area...

(The white section pulls up...or lets down...a great suggestion from the master carpenter who put in some of the cupboards in 1971)

The dish cupboard yielded a few good yard sale and donation items. This 1980 something set...

is being replaced by this 1951 set purchased by my parents when I was about nine. I always loved its gay flowers...

dish cupboard...

DGD Char is back, so today we must do the rollaway...

and more clothes...

  
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GHOSTFLAMES 7/25/2014 5:42AM

    LOL I HAD DISHES VERY SIMILAR TO THOSE I GOT SAVING MY SALES SLIPS AT THE GROCERY STORE.LOL LOOKING GOOD.

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JUDYAMK 7/24/2014 10:00PM

    I love the dish's from 1951 I was one year old then!! I was sorting out papers this evening so I made a dent in that area.The weather was rather cool this evening had my Mom over we sat out on the porch swing talking for awhile. I love old dishes to me they tell a story.When my brother was in Japan he sent me a 12 piece dinnerware set trimmed in platinum, they had the emerald green stemmed water glasses, the stemmed dessert glasses plus the wine glasses to go with the set. Absolutely beautiful However, the one that holds memories for me is the set that has all colors,the one place setting is pink, one yellow, one green, and one blue. My husband found them 30 years ago in a Woolworth store. The set holds memories for me as my grandmother had the same kind of dishes all colors she lived on a farm and I loved going there. My husband new how much I loved my grandmother's dishes they were only $39.99 compared to the set from Japan valued at over $2000.00 I appreciate that my brother bought them for me,but the colored one's have more value to me memory wise.
Thank you for sharing your photos and bringing back memories of my grandmother!!
Judy

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REGILIEH 7/24/2014 9:47PM

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 7/24/2014 9:34PM

    Doin' good !!

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68ANNE 7/24/2014 6:46PM

    Still achieving a gold star daily! ! ! ! ! !
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RD03875 7/24/2014 8:07AM

    I've been doing a lot of cleaning too in preparation of my family coming to visit for a week


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PICKIE98 7/24/2014 5:25AM

    wow.

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present rule...model and toss

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On Day #1 DGD Char and I went through one side of the kitchen...

Instead of working on the other side of the kitchen, we changed plans for Day #2
DGDs Suz and Char helped me deal with closet #1...done!

Here's the plan, I modeled each outfit, had my photo taken, and then the decision was made to keep...

to save part of the combo (guess which)...

to toss...

or to wait and see...

(I wore a white long sleeved tee on this hot summer day because I have poison ivy rash on my left arm... emoticon )

Along the way we had many laughs...

Finally the give away pile looked like this...

Today, I think we will do closet #2 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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GHOSTFLAMES 7/25/2014 5:35AM

    U R DOING GREAT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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REGILIEH 7/24/2014 1:14AM

    Oh my goodness!

You do look so cute!

Here's to closet #2 and more modeling!

Hugs!

Anne

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JUDYAMK 7/23/2014 9:57PM

    Someone will have some really nice outfits to enjoy and look stylish
Judy

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AVANELL 7/23/2014 8:04PM

    You look beautiful in ALL those outfits, Nellie! If you looked as nice in the stack that you have to give away then I would think it would be mighty difficult to part with them! But a girl's got to do what she's got to do! emoticon on your downsizing efforts!

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68ANNE 7/23/2014 7:29PM

    It is amazing what you guys have done! She is definitely good for you, lol

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 7/23/2014 2:22PM

    Such a lucky lady, help with making choices... can be super helpful.

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BA5454 7/23/2014 9:13AM

    Ohhhhh, this is a great reminder I need to tackle my closets. All those outfits look good--how did you ever choose to keep a few instead of all? ;-) Keep up the great work!

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TENNESSEEWALKER 7/23/2014 9:10AM

    Good job for your DGD' s helping you with your outfits! Whenever I'm going through my closet, my wish is for a stylist to help me in and out of the pieces.
What a lovely smile you have! emoticon

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NUTRON3 7/23/2014 8:29AM

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DEW1960 7/23/2014 8:05AM

    Way to go!

I went through my closet and drawers a couple of months ago and donated a car load of clothes to Friends of the Poor.

I got some new clothes that fit me better now and it feels good!

God Bless you Sweetie and congrats on your progress1

Love,
Daniel>
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