Tuesday, September 26, 2006


As I sit here at my desk with my lunch of a Mango Apricot yogurt and a blueberry Trader Joes cereal bar staring at me I realize I have no appetite. And I know why. It is all my mom's fault. We visited them over the weekend and she spoiled my stomach with lots of yummy homemade foods. Thanks, Mom, now I have to retrain my stomach back to my normal diet.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Fall Cleaning?

My cleaning style is somewhat haphazard. I get a few minutes here and there and I do whatever is most urgent--clean the bathrooms, wash the underwear, scrub the dishes. It seems like what gets left behind is the general organization and straightening that goes along with having a large chunk of time to devote to cleaning. Cupboards get jumbled, closets get full, whatever isn't urgent (ie, visible to guests, haha) doesn't get done. I really need to devote a day or even a whole weekend to cleaning, organizing, and fall decorating. It will be much less stressful to not have all that hanging over my head, but a lot of tiring hard work to accomplish. Maybe I can do it the last weekend in September, but it might have to wait until Columbus day weekend.

Here's the plan:

Throw away clutter!
Clean high traffic areas of carpet
Empty, clean and reorganize all cupboards in kitchen.
Pack away summer clothes and get out fall/winter clothes.
Wash windows.
Empty and repack downstairs closet
Empty and repack guest bedroom closet
Donate unused clothes to church

Bottom line: don't leave a nook or cranny un-disturbed. Now we will see if I actually follow through....

Monday, September 11, 2006

a moment to remember

The following is excerpted from President Bush's statement on September 11, 2001.

A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.

None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.

God bless America.