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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Honorable work

"We must not only become reliable, progressive, skillful and intelligent, but we must keep the idea constantly before our youths that all forms of labor, whether with the hand or head, are honorable."

                                                           ~Booker T. Washington

Friday, March 4, 2011

My New Helpers!


I have a few new helpers around the house now.  They're not time-savers, but back-savers.  Here are two of them:

My grippy sticks (I know that's not their official name, but that's what they are called around here).

See, I can put laundry in the hamper, or use them to put away cereal in the bottom cupboard.

My other new helper is my "Sock putter-on-er". (Also not the official name)

Terry cloth on one side to grip the sock, nylon on the other side so that my foot slides in, and two long strings to pull it up.  I love these gadgets!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Overwhelmed and starting over...


I think I am going into week 4 of this prolapsed disk thing, and I am finally able to move around a lot easier.  I have gone back to work on light duties and have been coming home sore and exhausted.  Thankfully I only work part time.  However, for the last few weeks, my hubby and my son have been doing the bulk of the work at home and ...well, I don't want to be ungrateful, but shall we say that most men have a bit of a different way of cleaning ?   So here I sit, looking around my wreck of a house and wondering, "Where do I start?"
Aha!  Hot water...I rinsed off the dishes with hot water, I filled my dish basin with hot soapy water, I threw my whites in the laundry machine with hot water and I put a pan of water on the stove to boil for instant chicken soup and already I feel like I've accomplished something...and all under 15 minutes.

*Note to self:  Make sure you take your shower BEFORE using up all the hot water.