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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Favorite Quote of the Day!

Well, I am already behind on my blogging. I don't know where the time goes. I want to do a blog on so many things, some of them being hoarding, clouds, shopping trip with grand kids, my new grand babies.
Today will be quick since I don't have a lot of time. I love old shows, love, love, love them. I love Leave it to Beaver, Dick Van Dyke, The Andy Griffith Show, and newer ones like Mary Tyler Moore and the Walton's. Anyway, I was listening to Leave it to Beaver yesterday as I was getting ready for the day and Wally said a wonderful quote that I love. "There is no percentage in being a sore head". Wally had wanted to go to a friends cabin for the weekend and Ward and June thought the boys parents would be there also. Wally hadn't found out until the day before they were to leave that the parents weren't going to be there. Wally didn't tell his parents until the day of and of course Ward and June wouldn't let him go. He was pretty angry over the whole thing and it took him a day or two to get past it. Beaver was talking to Wally and couldn't understand why Wally was not mad at his parents anymore and that is when Wally said the infamous line. So much in such a small sentence. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

I completely agree that cleanliness is next to Godliness. When my house is clean and my head is dusted of all the cobwebs, I am a better Daughter of God. But I have found that I really struggle with this issue lately. I used to be so good at keeping my house clean. I had 5 children at home, all ages, I was PTO President, Primary President, my husband was going to college and working full time. It seemed that I could get more done when I was more busy. I had a great schedule that I stuck to. Monday was laundry day, Tuesday was dust and scrub bathrooms , Wednesday was clean the floors, Thursday was laundry again and Friday was fun day. Since my children have grown up and moved out I seem to have lost the touch for keeping the house clean. I am constantly looking for some magic remedy to help me get back on track. I don't know how many house cleaning/ organizing pins I have on my housekeeping board on Pinterest. Here is a new one
I saw today:

I guess I will try this one and see if it works. Maybe it is just me that isn't working, literally.
The passing of time changes all of us. Our circumstances force us to make changes in our lives. In 2005 our oldest child was married and we had one grandchild. All of a sudden 3 of my four daughters got married in 18 months. Doug had both knees replaced in 7 months and he became Bishop. Before I knew it we had 9 grandchildren and life is a whirlwind. I love life. I am busy, I take care of my 85 year old mother and love to watch the grandchildren. I need to calm down about the house being cleaned and enjoy every minute. I just wish I could wiggle my nose like Samantha Stevens used to on Bewitched and the house, every room, closet and cubby hole would be organized, cleaned and the way I want it. I know that won't happen but if I could do it slowly I would be happy with that. Maybe I will go upstairs and tackle the pile of ironing so I can concentrate on this cleaning calendar. Tomorrow.....I think I will post about my hoarding, yikes, now that is scary.