For once there is a reason to be happy that I’m “middle-aged.”
Brenda Davy, Ph.D, R.D., associate professor, department of human nutrition, foods and exercise, at Virginia Tech and her pals conducted a study examining the effect of drinking two cups of water prior to each meal.
The old diet myth is proved true; drinking water before [...]
My comfort zone is IN THAT PLANE…
So. We are done, thank God, with the organizational challenge. And I think we all learned exactly how far I will go to avoid tidying the Pit of Sauron (conveniently located for orcs everywhere just inside my garage). If you even TRY to make me organize my [...]
This is how I feel when I'm in the laundry room
So, are you all ready for my unveiling? My new and improved laundry room, all neat and tidy and probably with a fresh coat of paint?
You know, I tried to get behind this challenge, I really did. Wait, that’s not really true. I [...]
I’ve only ever done this metaphorically, I swear.
Do: Pledge to spend 4 weeks getting your house into order.
Don’t: Then forget about the switched-around schedule and forget to post on your designated day, dumbass. Ahem.
Do: Clean out closets, donate excess to charity, take this as an opportunity to change habits.
Don’t: Forget to mail something important [...]
You want to give me HOW MUCH? SOLD!!!
This whole de-cluttering thing? WE’VE BEEN DOING IT WRONG.
As I was thinking about my mixed marriage (one pretty hoardish, one only a teeny bit hoard-y) I idly surfed around the ‘net and found a site about hoarding with a page for visitors to [...]
I need one of these that makes food.
I’m interested in a lot of things: music, art, books, ideas, travel, dogs, and TV, for example. I’m wholly uninterested in a lot of things too: cleaning, decorating, cooking, writing lists of things down on lined paper, organizing, remembering dates, filing, knowing what to do if [...]
Cleaning is easy. Well, let me amend that: Cleaning is easy for me. I actually sort of enjoy cleaning, on account of I’m weird, and also it gives me a strange satisfaction to behold everything I’ve cleared out, in the end. So at the beginning of this challenge I said I not only had a [...]
If you live in Denver, I bet I know how you spent your day today. You, like me, were lulled by a combination of spring break and promised balmy weather, and you hauled your offspring to the zoo.
Like this, but with everyone in the city there.
Despite the fact that the weather was NOT all [...]
Giant cluttered mess.
Giant cluttered mess MINUS A BOOKSHELF.
Our next FFP challenge had better be something that doesn’t require extensive hand- or footwork. At four weeks my Stelara has yet to show positive results, and all of this CLEANING and HANDLING of things is causing trouble. By the way, Stelara isn’t [...]
No Clorox, no plastic organizer crates for today. Just happy thoughts!
Joshilyn is having a week off to rest and take care of herself. Find out more by reading her husband’s updates on her blog, Faster Than Kudzu. Under the circumstances, she’s relieved from her obligation to clean and organize her garage and post extensive before/after pictures. For [...]