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   Posted 8/29/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to brag-I finally finished all of my housework today-it took all weekend, but I'm done, even cleaned out the closets; woohoo :) Pacing is definitely the key.  Now to start all over for a new week. yeah turn

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   Posted 8/29/2010 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
good for you! Pacing definitely helps. My doc says that if you do it right, when you stop, you will feel just like you did when you started. The key is to stop and rest before you start to hurt. Sheesh, that is easier said than done, sometimes.


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   Posted 8/29/2010 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great! It feels so good to get what you want done. If I'm doing housework,
I need to take a break often, sit and rest and drink water. I usually will put on a
CD and sing while I'm cleaning, it makes it more tolerable.

Hugs, Robin
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   Posted 8/29/2010 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I am humbled! You guys are so awesome. Just goes to show that age doesn't always bring I tear into the housework and hurt like crazy when I quit. But I hurt before so I'm not sure how to accomplish your miracle! For me a clean house is the best gift anyone could ever give me. I'm one who can't sit and relax or get to work on my quilting, etc. if the house is a mess. So when hubby helps me and then I can relax...ahhh, that does feel wonderful!

As Erma Bombeck used to say: "You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again."

Congratulations, Saintsfan!

ps...I just remembers a sampler I still have hanging on my wall. I stitched it when my daughter was born back in the last OK, she'll be 37 this year. It's actually the last verse of a longer poem and goes something like this:

"Cleaning and scrubbing can will wait till tomorrow,

For children grow up, I've learned to my sorrow.

So quiet down, cobwebs and dust go to sleep.

Cause I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep......"

Author Unknown ~ only now I have grandbabies to rock! ;-)
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   Posted 8/30/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great.  It feels so good to get things done.  I myself got a few things done this weekend.  Glad you felt well enough to do it.  Soft hugs!! yeah
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   Posted 8/30/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!  It sure feels good, doesn't it?!!!  Pacing definitely is the answer and is the only way I can get things accomplished.  You just can't be in a hurry but it all does get done.  I'm happy for you. 
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   Posted 8/30/2010 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Chutz, I posted that same poem a few weeks back! I abolutely love it! And Erma Bombeck was great - I also have Peg Bracken's "I hate to Housekeep" and "I Hate to Cook" books, and Phyllis Diller's book of household hints. She said, "Cleaning the house when the kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk while it's still snowing." (Of course, I don't have that excuse anymore.)

But I have a better one - fibro. Grrrr. I just gave away (well, had hubby carry to my trunk) all my glass casserole dishes that are over 1 and a half quarts. I can't even lift them when they're empty without hurting myself, bizarre as that is!!!

ps: Would you mind posting the rest of that poem, if you still have it?  I've never seen more than just that last verse.

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   Posted 8/30/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I try and get house work done when I'm feeling extra good also. Those are very few and far between.
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