Abject Apology

I’m sorry, y’all.   I’ve had my posts pre-planned, for a few weeks.   But, then I didn’t have one for today.   No problem, I thought.   I’ll do it Thursday night.   Yeah, well that would have been all well and good.  IF I hadn’t babysat from 8a-5p yesterday!!   I was so exhausted, I fell in bed at 7 pm!!    And that is NOT my usual!!   I have to force myself to go to bed at midnight!!

So when I say I was exhausted, I was E.X.H.A.U.S.T.E.D.

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So, so very tired

Actually, I need a pic of me face down on the bed here!!    (One of the draw-backs of living alone, no one to take pix! Ha!)

 

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

See ya Monday with some more memes.

Have a great weekend!!

Doing Dishes Daily

Huh, doing dishes daily is a real thing!   Who knew???   (Well for starters, Granny, Mama, Kristen C., Nicole….. and every other cleanie in the world.)   And I must confess, deep in my slobbiest of hearts, I knew it too. 

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(Does this look like the slobbiest of hearts?????)

 

 I just spent the last 4 decades pretending I didn’t.   My Mama raised me right, I just chose to let my slob side over rule my training.    Now, I’m shaking my head at myself.   How many, many, MANY hours of forced torture did I put myself and my family through, to panic clean before a party, company, etc????   So many that it was probably literally YEARS of our lives.

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courtesy of pixaby.   Thanks Judy for letting me steal him!

 

Sometimes, it wasn’t a conscious choice, due to my thyroid and depression issues.    But, to be truthful, other times, it WAS a deliberate choice, cuz I just didn’t feel like it.    But, guess what?   Grown ups have to do what’s needed, whether they want to or not.   (Which I also really knew deep down, but pretended I didn’t.   It’s so exhausting to keep denying reality!!)    Now, I’m finally on the path to applying that (consistently) to my home.

So, back to doing the dishes daily.   Everyone *cough*Mama*cough, told me it’s so much easier if ya just go ahead and DO them!!!   And, when I did, I discovered, BY Golly, they’re right!!!    Doncha just hate when that happens????   ME too.

So, today, after I ate breakfast, I put my dishes in the sink.  

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Not today’s dishes. I’m totally recycling this pic from January.    Shhhhhhhh!

 

 

And STARTED to walk away. Then, I paused and thought “DIN DIN, (do it now) you’ll be glad later.”   So, I did.   Later today, when I go to eat lunch, I’m gonna see my empty sink, and smile.   Yes, indeed, I’ll be glad I did the dishes this day.

Strawberry Startings

If you missed any of the story: go here:

Part 1, Strawberry City, part 2, Man Giant, part 3, Strawberry Banquet, part 4, Strawberry Love, part 5, Strawberry Slush, part 6, Strawberry Sickness, part 7 Strawberry Daiquiri, part 8, Strawberry School, part 9, Strawberry Struggles, part 10, Strawberry Sessions.

a blog.  What would she talk about?  Well, her house was a mess, and clutter had followed her to this place.

She hadn’t thought too much about messes, and clutter, what with all the excitement of Strawberry Grandbaby

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But, once she started thinking about it, that’s ALL Strawberry Girl could think about.

She was sick and tired of messes , and clutter.  Ranch Man was working hard, but all he could do is keep up with day to day stuff, feeding and caring for an invalid, semi-invalid, and a baby.

So, Strawberry Girl made up her mind to clean up her own messes, and clutter, and document the process.

She found other blogs that inspired her, so she began.

At first, all she could do is sweep under the high chair.

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Then, she would sit down exhausted.  Of course, her fingers weren’t tired!  Just her back, and legs, and arms, so she could write her blog posts.

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And so she wrote, and wrote, and wrote.

To Be Continued….

(After a week’s break. Sorry, Laura!  Hang in there!)

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Link-party-site monday madness

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Strawberry Struggles

If you missed any of the story: go here:

Part 1, Strawberry City, part 2, Man Giant, part 3, Strawberry Banquet, part 4, Strawberry Love, part 5, Strawberry Slush, part 6, Strawberry Sickness, part 7 Strawberry Daiquiri, part 8, Strawberry School.

and got pregnant. Everyone was so happy that a Strawberry Grandbaby was on the way!

But, all was not well.  Strawberry Girl, and Ranch Man had been having problems.  So, Strawberry Girl and Strawberry Giant Daughter moved out to their own place.

A month later, the Strawberry Grandbaby was born to much fanfare!!

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Strawberry Girl, and Strawberry Giant Daughter were so thrilled!

Finally, Strawberry Girl was an Omie, grand mother, her second life long ambition, after being a mother!

She did everything for Strawberry Giant Daughter, and  Strawberry Grandbaby.

After 10 months, Strawberry Girl was so tired, and worn out, she didn’t know what to do.  Strawberry Giant Daughter had gone back to work, and taking care of a baby, and the house had exhausted Strawberry Girl.

One day, she was at a friend’s house, so unattentive to what she was doing, she tripped over something in the hall, and fell.

PAIN!!

A frantic call to 911.  Paramedics, firemen, confusion.

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To Be Continued……

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Strawberry Slush

Part 1 Strawberry City, part two, Man Giant, part three, Strawberry Banquet, part four, Strawberry Love.

They are a happy family.

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Mama lives with them, and keeps messes to a  minimum.

Then disaster strikes!

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Man Giant is sent to a Northern City for his job.  Sadly, Strawberry Girl packs up the family, and they all move.

Poor Strawberry Girl manages to feed and diaper Baby Strawberry Giant, but little else.

Poor Man Giant had to come home from work, and then do all the house work.

Strawberry Girl is ashamed of herself, but does not know what to do.

Finally, some good news!

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The Anticipation of a  2nd baby!

OH NO!!!

Disaster strikes twice!

Man Giant is  sent to the  ARCTIC Circle,

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before baby # 2 is born.

Baby Strawberry Giant becomes Toddler Strawberry Giant, and receives gift of Newborn Strawberry Giant for her birthday.

Since Man Giant is already gone, Strawberry Girl has to do all the moving herself, with 2 little Giants.   Strawberry Girl is Exhausted,

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by the time she reaches her new home.  It was a 24 hr journey.

Strawberry  Girl gets sick.   Sicker, sicker, and sicker.  Man Giant gets frustrated doing all the work, all the time.

Tells Strawberry Girl to go to the Dr.

Dr. tells Strawberry Girl she has……

To Be Continued….

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