Saturday, June 13, 2015

Weekend Coffee Share




My sentiments exactly!  

I have been up about 45 minutes.  We went to bed about one last night and sure enjoyed my morning sleeping in. Now I'm sipping my coffee.  Bonanza is playing in the background, as Pete is watching it in the living room.  I'd say we'd go outside with our coffee, but it was drizzling a little a few minutes ago. Maybe we'll just sit in the kitchen around the table, if you can clear off a spot big enough to sit your cup down.  

Every surface in our home gets cluttered like this. And I go forever without cleaning it off, because it makes me mad.  I'm not the one leaving the stuff everywhere.  Yet, I'm about the only one that ever clears it off.  That's why I never dust.  There's too much crap everywhere to dust.  

Well, enough of that.  You didn't drop by to listen to me gripe.  Work went well enough this week.  I think we got the last snag in our new updating process solved yesterday.  I did have a new account I needed to enter in the system that I didn't get to enter because there were too many questions on it.  One of our newer route managers who had never really written up a new account before did it.  His supervisor will go over it with him and help him fix the issues.  He'll live and learn and do it better next time, I'm sure, as he always does excellent on his other paperwork. 

We had a treat this week at work as well.  Another young route manager recently had a little baby girl and they brought her buy the office after her two week checkup.  She's an absolute doll!  Cutest newborn I've seen since my own and Baby Ruth.

Last night, Pete and I enjoyed relaxing in the pool. We had a really hard and heavy rain shower on my way home yesterday, but that had passed by and soon after twilight the clouds cleared away and the stars came out.  

I see a squirrel on the pole outside my window eating a pecan.  Looks like a red squirrel.  Cute little fellow.

Well, that's enough about me.  Tell me something about your week.  What's your biggest hassle keeping your home clean?  Has work been good to you?  Enjoy any time outside lately? 

You can join in the Weekend Coffee Share with Part Time Monster, too!



32 comments:

  1. Hope the weather clears up there soon! It's been storming in the afternoons here, too. It's a tiny bit cooler after, but it always makes the the outside a bit yucky.

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    1. Ah, well, the rain only bothers me when I'm driving in it. And then mostly just because of the drivers around that don't respect it and slow down.

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  2. Good thoughts about your weekend. I hate that most of the house clutter is caused by others but we are the ones to clean it up. I am getting better at insisting the kids do more chores!

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    1. Yeah, here it is 80% hubby, 15% the daughter and 5% me. Not fair to put on Hannah Bug when it's an adult caused mess. Can't boss hubby around. So....there's no help in sight.

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  3. Very entertaining! :) Oh...and I am with you on the clutter...ugh

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    1. Thank you Zachary. Only way to be rid of the clutter would be to get rid of hubby and I'm kind of attached to him after 31 years, so it's a clutter life for me! ;)

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  4. My hassle is JOHN. He does nothing in the house but watch TV. I'm ready for some more rain, it's been sooo hot the last few days. We've had two nice days outside in the hill country lately and on old friend came to visit yesterday so I'm good for a while.

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    1. Glad you got to enjoy some days in the hill country, and it's always good to catch up with old friends. Now, if we could only line out the men in our lives.

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  5. Perhaps you need to get a couple baskets. Dump the clutter in them. Then when someone goes looking for what they left behind, they can sort through. Maybe less work for you?

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    1. Liz, your suggestion reminds me of some of the Fly Lady tips/tricks. And I am thinking about doing something like that the next time I clear off a surface.

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  6. I lived in clutter for 4 years so I truly understand your feelings about it. Now that we moved, I keep the clutter at bay by just going through and sorting it almost daily, less stressful and more tidy. Glad you got to enjoy some pool time!

    betty

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    1. My problem is once I clean up a cluttered surface, I don't want to have to keep picking up and putting away other folks stuff. I feel like, hey, I cleaned it, now keep it that way. But after about a week, they leave start leaving stuff behind again. Sometimes I pick it up a time or two. Then I get mad and just quit.

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  7. The past couple of mornings I haven't wanted to drag myself out of bed. A t least it was the weekend. :) I'm a pretty organized person...I think I have OCD. So my biggest problem is the usual chores of washing dishes, which I hate, and washing the floors.

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    1. Yeah, I was supposed to vacuum today, but instead little Mommy and Baby Ruth came over after church to spend the afternoon. :)

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  8. Ha! Love the bear poster. I think I'll use that saying next time I visit my mom and she tells me I should be a cheerier morning person.

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    1. I've got to have two cups of coffee. Then you may talk to me.

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  9. I know what it's like to be the only one to be cleaning up anyone's mess. My grandsons come over and leave their toys all over when they go home because they usually go home after staying too long and don't have time to clean it all up. It's not just toys. It's books and their wrappers from food or drinks or their leftovers left here and there (hopefully I find them before the ants do or before they begin to smell). Yup. I'm the only one that picks it up and most of the time I ain't pickin' so yeah, there's a lot of crap all over at my house, too!

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    1. If it were children doing it here, I'd make them some rules and see they follow them.

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  10. My main home issue is that no one else seems to be able to do their own laundry or contribute to the grocery list. Look peeps - if you don't put something you need on the grocery / store list, how do I know you want or need it? And if you don't give me suggestions for dinner throughout the week, you're stuck with what I fix! And I KNOW I'm not the only person to wear clothes in my house - if you have to get into the dryer to get an article of clothing - feel free to fold the rest and at least put them in the room of who they belong to! GRRRRR.

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    1. I'm very fortunate that Hannah started washing her own clothes three or four years ago.

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  11. The kitchen always seems to be the place for clutter. I don't know why the house can't just be one giant kitchen. Everyone is always there and most of the pick up too.

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    1. LOL - I suppose you certainly could design a house that way.

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  12. I keep hoping that sometime I can sleep in and not because I'm sick. Maybe when I get back east on Eastern Time I'll sleep in except 9 AM there will still be 6 AM my regular time. Whenever I'm in Tennessee it seems like I always get up about 7 AM Eastern anyway. My sleep schedule is a mess.

    My wife would not be too happy if I kept the kitchen and dining room overly cluttered. I tend to have clutter there as it is, but it tends to be fairly confined. My writing office is the disaster area and she avoids coming in here unless she has to for some reason.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Having your own personal space a mess isn't so bad. At least you try to respect the common areas of the house.

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  13. Oh wow, Bonanza - that is a blast from the past. My dad used to love that show. It makes me feel all nostalgic for the days we would sit together and watch TV. So many great memories. I completely empathise with the lack of motivation to tidy up after other people in the house! I go on strike and refuse to do it, and then it sits there...taunting me, until I cave! Work was pretty hectic last week and I interpreted in many different situations, including a church service which turned out to be the toughest assignment I've had in weeks. I did meet some wonderful, people though. I hope you have a great week ahead :-D

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    1. My dad would watch all the "shoot 'em ups" that came on TV. Pete does the same thing. I enjoy a lot of them myself. And, thank you, Melissa! Same to you.

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  14. such a coincidence to talk about cleaning. I'm up in PA at my Dad's. Oh my sister and I are trying to clear out a few things that he doesn't use, never used, and will never use. Wish us luck. He's quick for a senior. But we sit on the porch too and listen to the birds chirp. It's rather humid here, I could use a dip in the pool. Have a great week

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    1. I read your entry about going to PA. I think it's great y'all are helping your dad and getting to spend some quality time together!

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  15. Yeah, I'm a two-cupper myself. I try not to pour that third cup but it tastes so darn good, yet most of it grows cold as the first two cups have got me off my duff already. had a week in the mountains last week so really didn't have to do too much except worry about what I may have forgotten to do before I left - ha! Love your posts, it's as if I really am welcome at your table :-)

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    1. A mountain getaway sounds nice! So glad you feel at home in Canyehead, Diedre!

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  16. I can never sleep late. I am just not a good sleeper. I always loved Bonanza and had a crush on Little Joe ( Michael landon). I wish I had a pool and its on my list for the next house we live in. I go crazy with my husband leaving dishes in the sink when we have an empty dishwasher a few feet away. Then he gets knives out to open a package and then leaves the knives on the counter. Have a great day lady!

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    1. Hubbies tend to leave a trail where-ever they roam. And what little girl that grew up on Bonanza didn't crush on Little Joe?! Remember the episode where he almost got married? Who wasn't glad the girl died?! LOL

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