Fanatic Fan

XH cleaned my ceiling fan with an Enviro.        (The ugly green one.   But it works.           I can’t always have a pretty purple cloth for everything.       Cleaning is a dirty job, but some color has to do it.)

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XH doing a great job!!

Notice how he’s the one up on the ladder, not me?!          I can’t even stand up on my own 2 feet, NOT gonna attempt being up on a ladder!        Dirt is not worth a hip!!

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Here’s a sampling of the dust. You’re welcome.

Doesn’t work the same, as a dust mitt!!          There’s a reason Norwex makes different cloths for different jobs!

DD1 had previously used a dust mitt, (not even standing on a ladder.)

And the Enviro does pick up the dust, but it pushed some off the end of the blade too.     The dust mitt didn’t!    

But DD1’s purpose had been to do a quick trial of the dust mitt.        XH was up there to really clean!!         (Yes, at my request.     What??       You think he just roams the neighborhood, asking people what he can clean for them??       Don’t they wish!)

(I took more pix, but am still having trouble getting them off this phone.      Urgh!             Hopefully I Sweet Friend can figure it out soon!       If he can’t, no body can!!)

Now, all I have to do is get the Envirowand out, and dust the light globes!          And maybe I’ll get it done before we move!       Lol          After all, our lease is up in May 2018, and y’all know how I am so bad with deadlines!!

 


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Mira! Mirrah

Mira! is Spanish for look!

Mirrah is Southern for mirror.

And here’s my dirty mirrah.

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Dirty mirror.      Sexy knee is free.

First, ya clean it  with a wet Norwex Enviro.

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Washy, washy!

Isn’t the pink Enviro so pretty??

Then, ya polish with the window cloth.            This gorgeous lavender window cloth!

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Pretty, pretty, purple!

Wash out the cloths, wring, and hang to dry.

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Norwex pink enviro, and lavender window cloths, hung to dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ta Da!!  

Mira!!        One beautifully sparkling clean mirrah!

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Nice and clean now!

 


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Norwex is the best!

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Norwex Nixes

Since I now have the Norwex ,

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My kitchen cloths.

(2 eggplant kitchen cloths, 1 eggplant kitchen towel, 1 pink Enviro, and 1 graphite Enviro),      oh!      I almost forgot the dish scrubby cloth!

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Norwex dish scrubby cloth.

 

I need to purge, and donate the other kitchen rags cloths I have.

 

5 dish rags, and 6 dish towels.     I know I have at least 2 more dish rags somewhere….     (Yep, went to the kitchen, for a peach drink, and found another one…)

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I knew I had more!

{Aren’t PP’s hands, and knees so pretty!}

These are not including the 4 brand new microfiber ones I had!!

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Several- like 4!

These 6 Norwex cloths will replace the existing 15+ rags, and towels I have.

http://melindamitchell.norwex.biz/en_US/


WHAT??       How can that be??

Well, let me tell you!!

Norwex is microfiber, just like cheap ones, BUT so much better!

The University of Washington

“The term microfiber technically applies to fiber that is 1.0 denier or smaller. The
smaller the denier measurement, the finer and more effective the microfiber. Superior microfiber measures 0.13 denier.”

And Standard Fiber

tells us that “In terms of fills, in order to be considered a “microfiber” the fiber must be less than 1 denier, which is extremely fine. This gives the fill its airy weight, downy feel, and soft, silky texture. In comparison, a human hair is 20 denier, whereas Standard Fiber’s microfibers are typically 0.9 denier or less.”

Norwex is 1/200 of the width of a human hair.     That means it’s  __.1_ denier.      We are far superior to any other microfiber on the market!!

{I did that math all by myself!!    Well, after I did it the first time, it didn’t look right, so I redid it, and that time it was right!      Yes, DD1 checked my calculations!!  😉  }

So, since Norwex is such a finely textured thread, and woven so densely per inch, it picks up 99% of the bacteria, and germs on the surface!      And yes, we are Government certified to say that!!      And since it has BacLock, I can just use, rinse, wring, hang to dry, then reuse!        They only need washing once a week!!

Not only does Norwex nix the germs, it nixes all other cloths, and paper towels too!!

Can you say savings??!!

In case you can’t tell, I LOVE my Norwex!!

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Norwex is the best!

This is a Norwex post.          (Duh!!)

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Now I need a Norwex icon, just like I need an 8 house icon!!        Help!!         Send icons!!

Update: Got it!  Turns out, my consultant website has all kinds of neat stuff!

Strawberry Strolls

Everybody already knows I love PP, right??

Well last week, I proved (once again!)   just how much.

For her birthday party, she requested strawberry cake, with pink icing, and a cherry on top.

So, I duly bought the mixes,    ahem    Who bought the mixes??         To be technical, I did. I just didn’t actually go to the store.       (Oh, what would I ever do without XH, and Sweet Friend??        My whole matrix would collapse!)

Anyway, the ingredients were purchased, by whomever isn’t relevant.

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Birthday girl’s request.

and proceeded to bake!       Yes, ME!     Bake!

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Not picture perfect, but made with love!!

When she got home from day care, I let her frost them, and put the “Cherries” on top.

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Yes, we’re pretending those little dots are cherries!

[No way was I gonna spend all that money on a jar of maraschino cherries, when the kids would just probably spit them out!!     I’m not Pinterest Omie, or anything!]

These are the survivors, from the party, that we had at a park.      So all the clean up required was to throw the trash away!!        No sweeping, mopping, nuttin!!        No decorating either!         Boy, weren’t we smart!           {And broke, but that’s beside the point!}

Now, back to loving her so much.         Did I ever mention I’m allergic to strawberries?? Along with the gluten, and blah, blah, blah??              I made cupcakes, that I couldn’t even eat!!         That’s love, folks!

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Charitable Choice

Someone in my church posted about a family in need.      They have 5 kids, and are temporarily living in a tent.

I thought, “Now, what do I have that people in a tent might need?”

Towels came to mind.        So, I asked DD1 if she’d mind, if we went thru the towels, and donated some.      She’s a sweet girl, and agreed.

We have a LOT of towels!

We easily agreed to donate 3 bath towels.

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3 green hand towels, from my uncle, that we never even used.       (His job is professional laundry, and sometimes thing are left over.)

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Ugly green= gah bye!!

Same with the 2 “lavender” hand towels.        (I just thanked him, and took them.             I didn’t have the heart to tell him they weren’t lavender!)

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Sorry, NOT really lavender!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looky here, a kitchen towel set.    Still in the packaging…..

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And 1 purple washcloth, just to test myself, to see if I could let it go…….

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Let it go!!

2 mismatched pillow cases.

And 2 journals, out of the 7 I still had.         (Didn’t I de-clutter journals a while back???)

That was just a quick run thru of the CLEAN towels.      There is still a hamperful in the laundry.        We have WAAAAAAY too many towels!!

But less now!          And less is more!

 

Cleaning Clone

Our living room window unit was faltering.        The orange warning “check filter” light came on.     So I asked Sweet Friend to fix it for me us, which he did very cheerfully.

But then I noticed that the outside of the vents were still very dirty.       So, I grabbed a wipee, and started wiping.        

Then I hear “I wanna help!”          Well, never turn down a child who wants to help clean!!

So, I handed PP another wipee, showed her what to do, and sat back, watching her go at it!!

I sent a pic of PP cleaning the a/c vents to the family, which showed her face, with the comment that I was teaching her to clean.

Sis in love, Shirley, said “I’m still struggling to get past the “teaching to clean” comment. I don’t know whether to laugh, or write something slightly sarcastic.       Well, I guess I did both.”     😉

Hey, Sis, I’m in Slob Recovery here!!      The best way to make sure you’ve really learned something is to teach others!!         Bonus:  I didn’t have to work anymore!!       Win-win!

Now that unit works like a dream again.

Great job, PP my love!!

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My purple little love!!

More Military Memes

Today is Independence Day!!          God bless America!           This is the only holiday that can’t be celebrated by any other country in the world!!       It’s mine, all mine!        Of course I mean ours!

Happy Birthday, America!

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I couldn’t decide which one I liked best, so I used them all!

Now we sing a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday, America!”        Followed by the second verse:   “How old are you??”       (I can’t keep track!!)

Today we’re serving more military memes.        Thanking the troops who have fought, and died to free us, and keep us free!          Thanks to everyone, all the way back to the Revolutionary War.

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A moment of silence.

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Thank you ladies, and gentlemen!

 

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Yes, we definitely are!

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Yeah, baby!!

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Thank you, General Washington, and all the guys who fought.

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Got that right!!

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Now that the grands are in shared custody, I get this!

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Too true! lol For all my doggy loving friends, like Stella.

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Bwahahaha!

I wish everyone a Happy Independence Day.        If you’re an American, that is!

If you’re British, this one might appeal more to you.

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I think it’s funny myself!    No hard feelings now, right guys??         Guys???

One more year of freedom celebrated.         May  God bless us with many, many more!

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Sweeter Sweatin’

The 8 house series:

House’s Home

Wandering Wonderings

De-Clutter, De-claim, De-cline

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Eight Eighths

Sweeter Sweatin’

This is the second hand account of the second time, working in my sweatshop widdle woom.       Where the sweatin’ is always sweeter, when it directly benefits me!!

Now, if I can only cast my mind back, to remember what I did!          (More than 2 weeks have passed, and I’ve worked on other things.      Why don’t I write things in the order I do them???     Because that would be too logical??)

Before Pic, for this go round.

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Filing cabinet fiasco.

As Dana, (Nony), says, some clutter is “Procrasticlutter”, delayed decisions.    The 2 black boxes, and the 2 cardboard boxes would be the illustration beside that word, in her dictionary!

The cardboard boxes are full of Verizon equipment, that I’ve been meaning to return.  Since before I left XH.      4 years ago, on July 1st.        So yeah, procrastination, at which I am a pro!        

But, I can’t just get rid of it!      I have to return it!!       Cause they already put it into collections, and its on my credit report, and everything!!        But, its been 4 years, and you haven’t done it yet.        But, I’m gonna!!         Are ya really??           Cuz I call bull hockey!

DD1 put it into perspective for me.        “Mama, you already have the ding on your credit.       Verizon has already written it off.       They don’t want back 5 year old equipment.        Dump it already!”

So I did.        Finally freedom!!      No more nagging sense of “Gotta do it”!!          Whew!   Really did give me some mental relief!!

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Whittling it down to size!!

And the 2 black boxes???        They are Dish boxes, from the former owner, of my former trailer.        Yeah, I moved 2 heavy pieces of electronic clutter, that weren’t even mine.

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What in the world??

Yep, so I trashed ’em without a single qualm!     Along with the sparkly purple (broken) gift bag, squooshed behind there.

So much empty space!!       Nice!!       Now to take care of the other piddlin junks up there.

The de-tangler spray and bristly brush went on top of the girls’ dresser, within easy reach of PP, for after her bath.      Returned the little white drawers to DD1’s custody.      And so on, and so on.

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Ahhhh! Clean, empty space! So much easier to breathe! But, it does look kinda bare…

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                                    That looks better!!

 

But, I think it still needs something…..

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Aha!    That’s it!!      Perfect!

The glass jar was a birthday gift, from Cindy D.       Hey girl, hey!!

It look so gorgeous now!!      I stare at it, just to enjoy a purdy piece of calm!!

But, it takes vigilance to maintain the clean look!     I want it to stay pretty, and I’m the only one who lives in this room, and yet I’m constantly having to declutter the same little spot!      What’s up with that??        But the effort required to keep it clutter free, is so worthwhile!!

Now, if I only I could do something about this….

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This makes me blue!!

I asked Sweet Friend to just cut it off.      He refused.       The nerve!        He said “I don’t know where it goes, and you’re just renting this house, in case you forgot.”

Oh, that makes a difference???         Who knew!  

Maybe I can paint it white????          Try to shove it all the way back up thru the hole in the ceiling??         Cut it off myself???          Try to ignore it???

Sigh.         There’s always something.

Anyway, the sweatin’ was all the sweeter, for the sense of serenity, and the piece of prettiness, that I ended up with.  


I love my daughter!!          As I was finishing writing this, she came in, and I complained about her daddy not removing it.         She promptly climbed up on a stool, and….

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Voila!! Cord be gone!! (Almost)

Blue bugger banished!!

Memorial Memes

Ok, this Monday, we are doing memorial memes for Memorial Day.     No funnies, just respect.

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We need to remember our fallen military.

       This one makes me want to cry, the father mourning his courageous son. 

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Today we remember, and celebrate ALL our fallen military.     Whatever branch, whatever war or conflict.       They died for our freedom.      It’s our duty to live in a way that honors their sacrifices.

Thank you God, that we live in a free country, and thank You for all the brave souls who fought to keep us that way.

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I used to blithely say “Happy Memorial Day.”     Till someone called my attention to it.   It’s not a happy day.     It’s a somber day.     It’s a thankful day, but not frivolous.

Stay safe, thank a veteran, and be sure to tell them, you’re glad they made it back alive.

 

Blue Blogger

Emily from Holden Down the Fort (her baby is a boy- hence the blue) nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award!    Woo hoo!

Thanks, Emily!!

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I’m excited !!    Y’all know how much of an attention hog I am!!

She said she nominated me : “Because your blog is extremely motivational to me!”

That’s so sweet!

Now the boring part, those pesky rules, that dominate the fun.

  1. I must thank the Blogger who nominated me and provide a link to their blog. Gladly!
  2. I must write a post to show the award.        Happily!
  3. I must write a brief story on how my blog started.      Of course!!
  4. I must give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.         Hmmm, must I be bossy??   Well, I’ll try.    😉
  5. I must select 15 bloggers to pass this award on to.       Oh, must I???    Only if I want to be compliant!
  6. I must comment on each of their blogs to let them know they have been nominated for this award and provide a link to this post.       Cheerfully!

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I started blogging cuz I was getting sick (and tired!) of being a messy!!    And ready to be more like my (Cleanie!) Mama, and Granny, and Grandma….

I found Nony, from A Slob Comes Clean, who has now come clean as Dana, and that’s all she wrote.    Oops, not actually, she’s still blogging!!    LOL

I realized that I could begin recovery from slobbery, just like I was in recovery from alcoholism.       God delivered me from alcohol, and now I have to do my daily part, of never putting that first sip in my mouth, ever again.       So, in the quest for recovery from messiness, I have to do my daily part, of washing the dishes!    And maybe a little something else, like sweeping??

So, now I yammer on endlessly, documenting the messes, and celebrating my cleaning successes!     And nearly break my arms, in the process of patting myself on the back so often!

Advice:

Make sure you remember to take Before pix!!!      Extremely important!!        Cuz after you clean up the mess, you surely don’t want to try to recreate it!!

Learn how to take advantage of all the free blogging tools out there!!     Cuz being “ignert ain’t no fun”!!       My BBFFJ, BestBloggingFriendForeverJanice, can help you  with all that stuff.

My Nominees:

Sha

Madelyn

Barb

David

Coral

Melanie

I’m too tired to even try to count how many this is!!      In the midst of moving, AND had both girls today for 9 hours!!        Nite, nite time!!