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Friday, December 6, 2019

Some decorations up! 🎄 Some musing.... 😊

I decorated the mantle!!!!  🎄  In the middle, are the Santas which my husband carved.   He used to do them, every year.   Family members have one.   🎅

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Ordered my 2020 mini calendar.   Had Mary Engelbreit's last year.   Getting this pretty and old fashioned looking one, for this coming year.   We keep "everything" on this calendar.   Appointments, Birthdays, bills to be paid, everything.   It makes an easy way, to look things up.  Do you use your calendar in a similar way?   Or do you have a different way, of "keeping track" of everything?

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I did some culling of my "Blogs I Read List".   I do this, every so often.   One had gone Private.  Others do not ever comment in my blog, so they are obviously not interested in what I have to say.  ~~~~    Do you ever do this?   Read over and cull, your List of Blogs You Read?

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A musing...  People seem to either love or dislike Marie Kondo.   She elicits strong feelings.  😉  Some feel she offers a way-too-sparce view of decorating.   I *muse* that her view of living quarters, were naturally influenced by where she grew up.  She is Japanese, and grew up on a rather small island, where people tend to live in closer quarters, than many of us do.....  So her view of "What Sparks Joy", is without any superfluous things about.   
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But that doesn't mean, that her view, is the only view!
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She wants each person, to surround themselves, with what "Sparks Joy For Them".   😊   So if you adore your collection of tea cups, you keep your collection of tea cups.  She doesn't want you, to discard them.   You love them!  ::::::::   Just a little musing...  ::::::::   And again, I have no connection with, nor getting anything from, Marie Kondo!!!!!!!

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"Good King Wenceslas look'd out,
On the Feast of Stephen;
When the snow lay round about,
Deep, and crisp, and even:..."  
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

"Best laid plans of......." 🎄 + Adddition

Well, no decorating 🎄 yesterday.    I read a post, about how dryers can get clogged with lint, and cause a fire.   That caught my attention!   Then our outside dryer vent, was frozen yesterday.  I had wanted to deal with dryer lint issues, after reading that post.   So this frozen vent, really had me upset.    The Universe was trying to tell me/us something!!!!!!   
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My husband tried to de-ice it.   But it didn't work, so he called our construction man...... The local company which did our work, so we could move our bedroom downstairs, and added a shower to our existing bathroom.  His man came at 9am, this morning.   And is doing the clean out.  And replacing with better parts.
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When The Universe "sends" me messages, I listen!
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Need I suggest, that you consider this issue, of dangerous built up lint, in your dryer system????

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This issue is not just the lint screen, which we clean after every drying.  This is about the lint, which accumulates in the hose,  and in the outside vent.  You do not see nor can access, the lint, in the hose.  A complete cleaning, and or replacement of hose, is needed.
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We will get the decorating done. 😊🎄😊  :-)  In fact I think I will bring some of the little stuff down.  I have them in easy carry bags.   Can decorate the mantle.  Even if the tree doesn't get down (and up) today.  
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"Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever."
~Richelle E. Goodrich
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Tidy, and, Clean...!!!!! 🎄🏡🎄

Previously to "The Maids" coming, I tidied.  Not quite as austere as Marie Kondo, but "our" kind of tidy. 😊  I had done much before, but there were still spots, where "things" had accumulated.  Not big "things," but small ones.   They were sorted, and placed 'where they belong.'  Tidy ruled!!!!   😊  
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"The Maids" came, and all is delightful.  -happy sigh-  Now, to keep it, this way.  Do some things daily, like swish out the toilet and wipe down the bathroom sink.  Ditto with kitchen sink, stove, and sweep floor.  Develop a weekly plan, to deal with everything.  
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While "The Maids" were here, we went upstairs and tidied up specific things up there.  He did his, and I rearranged my  decorations closet.   And have the Christmas items ready, to be brought down, by our next door Grand Son....   And "low and behold", after I culled and rearrange the decorations, there is empty space, in the decorations closet!!!!!!  Imagine that!  😏
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The wreath is up on the front door. After school,  Grand Son will bring the other things down.   And the decorating can begin. 🎄
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Ya'know...  -sigh-   All this sounds tooooooooo neat and won-der-ful. 😞 Almost like a Hallmark Ch. Christmas movie.  -sigh-  I say -sigh- because no life is all won-der-ful.   A clean house, takes work!  And we never see anyone cleaning, in those Holiday Movies.  -grin-  🎄  All I am trying to say is...  How happy I am, to have finally had a deep cleaning done.  After talking about it, for ever.  
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I'm happy.  I'm "chipper".  I'm beaming.  And now being able to decorate for Yule/Christmas, is super too.  Soooooo, pay no attention, if I sound wayyy toooo "Polly-Anna-ish."  -grin-  I'll "come down off the ceiling" when I start the daily cleaning.  -grin-  
 
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 "...Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la, la la la la (fa la la la la, la la la la)
'Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la, la la la la (fa la la la la, la la la la)..."
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