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    Of course you deserve it Maui!

    Swept two thirds of the porch of the leaves that blew up on it last time a cold front blew through. Took about 20 mins?

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    I could totally see this becoming a permanent days of the week thread - like What's for Dinner or Miserly Monday etc.....

    What would the name of it be????

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    Made a late supper, Chinese food. I sliced chicken breast thin and coated in crumbs. Stir-fried tons of vegetables, made a slightly sweet sauce with oyster sauce, dark soy sauce & garlic and then tossed all together. Took 1 hour 13 minutes.

    Not clutter, still work I didn't feel like doing.

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    I was thinking yesterday we needed a Procrastinators Unite or Procrastinate No More challenge. Could this be it?

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    What about something along the lines of Twenty Minutes or Less?
    And you would have twenty minutes from the time you posted to get done (or mostly done) the nagging job you posted about??

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    I am so into doing - don't care what it's called - just tell me and I'll be there!!

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    So I have a terrible habit of putting clothes in the washer and then expecting the laundry gnome to finish it - ergo - my DH - well he's still on Kauai, so when I came home from church, I popped everything in the dryer and will be taking it out, folding, hanging and putting all the clean clothes away witht 3o minutes!! So should I tell DH that I am perfectly capable of doing laundry by myself or still let him spoil me? Hmmmmmm....

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    I vote for spoil. *Grins*

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    That's what I was thinking too Polly!!

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    Love this!!!! Haven't started it yet; trying to plan garden. If we don't keep it going I can see myself forgetting about it. I have the same issue with the laundry and dh finishes it alot. You mean there is no such thing as the washer throwing things into the dryer when its done . And then the folding genie finishing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauimagic View Post
    So I have a terrible habit of putting clothes in the washer and then expecting the laundry gnome to finish it - ergo - my DH - well he's still on Kauai, so when I came home from church, I popped everything in the dryer and will be taking it out, folding, hanging and putting all the clean clothes away witht 3o minutes!! So should I tell DH that I am perfectly capable of doing laundry by myself or still let him spoil me? Hmmmmmm....
    So I'm not the only person who waits patiently for a visit from the laundry gnome, huh? Cool! I also vote for spoil.

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    Another vote for spoil - I don't mind the washing and drying, or even folding. I HATE putting laundry away, and always have. Same with dishes. Surely some unresolved issue from my childhood which chocolate would fix ........

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    Well, turns out DH's plane was coming in earlier than I thought, so I had to rush through things and did not get the laundry out of the dryer. So, picked DH up and took him out for dinner and wine - he's ready to spoil me and can start by taking care of the laundry in the dryer

    Off to bed and getting ready for another fun day tomorrow!! A little at a time!!

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    I've been deep cleaning one room per weekend. This way, I can be really thorough and as long as I keep it up, I hopefully won't need to invest this amount of time again. I'm also taking a small amount of time each day to maintain what I've done. It takes less than 10 minutes to wipe down the counter and cooktop, and steam clean the kitchen floor.

    So far, so good!

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    I totally agree with the comments about how getting started is the hardest part.

    One of the things I have noticed, when I get on a roll with these little projects, is that as I become more aware of how little time so many things actually take, I'm more inclined to say, oh heck, I'll do that cupboard right now, it won't take that long anyway.

    Inactivity begats inactivity and Activity begats activity. What do you know, those physics know it alls are right - An object in motion DOES tend to stay in motion.
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