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sheila

  • Joined Apr 2008
  • Mablethorpe Lincolnshire
not dusting and proud!
« on: September 18, 2010, 12:18:57 pm »
 

 

           LADIES!!! Remember...a  layer of dust protects the Wood
beneath it.

'A  house  becomes a home  when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture.' 

I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure  things were just perfect - 'in case
someone came over' 
Finally I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all  out living life and having fun!
NOW,  when people visit, I  don't have to explain  the 'condition'  of my home 
They  are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I
was away living life and having fun.
If you haven't  figured this out yet, please heed this advice.

Life  is short. Enjoy it! 
Dust if you must ....... 
but  wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter,  bake 
cookies or a cake and  lick the spoon or plant a seed,  ponder  the difference between want
and need?
 
Dust  if you must,  but  there's not much time . . . ...
with  beer to drink , rivers to swim and mountains to climb, 
music  to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead. 

Dust  if you must, 
but  the world's out there with the sun in your eyes, 
the  wind in your hair, a  flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This  day will not come around, again. 

Dust if you must  ,  but  bear in mind,  old  age will come and it's not kind. .. .

And  when you go - and go you must - you, yourself will make more dust!   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
    • Its Baaath Time
    • Facebook
Re: not dusting and proud!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 05:14:54 pm »
Absolutely brilliant  :)  I will think of this every time I pick up (and put down) the duster!!
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: not dusting and proud!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 06:25:34 pm »
yay, my philosophy too!!  :)
Little Blue

ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: not dusting and proud!
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 06:36:52 pm »
I don't dust I vacuum. I place a sock over the end of the hose and whoosh round with it, it is quicker and gives me more time to be with the animals and make jewellery. I used to love housework but now it is an inconvenience so if it doesn't need to be done it waits.

knightquest

  • Joined May 2010
  • Birmingham
    • Knight Pet Supplies
Re: not dusting and proud!
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 08:06:15 pm »
Just a quick point here. Why is this just aimed at ladies? As a man, I need as many excuses as possible to get out of dusting too.  ;D ;D

Ian
Ian (me), Diane (my wife) and 4 dogs. Ollie (Lab mix) , Quest (Malamute), Gazer and Boris (Leonbergers)

bloomer

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: not dusting and proud!
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 08:09:27 pm »
Just a quick point here. Why is this just aimed at ladies? As a man, I need as many excuses as possible to get out of dusting too.  ;D ;D

Ian

Snap

I'd happily not dust till i could do O's and X's in it and then only if guests were coming, my other half is obsessed if its not clean she isn't happy!!!

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: not dusting and proud!
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010, 09:14:57 pm »
Whats dusting?

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: not dusting and proud!
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 09:35:39 pm »
Thank you, thank you
I still can't shake off the feeling of (what is it) shame, guilt, embarrassment?? when someone new comes into our humble home...
we need to hear what you said every now and then!! And most of the year I spend my time rather outside (not that that looks much better, lol)

Ian - just drawing the conclusion from watching my OH , males seem to know this naturally (he does not need to be told ::);D :&>

knightquest

  • Joined May 2010
  • Birmingham
    • Knight Pet Supplies
Re: not dusting and proud!
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 08:27:18 am »


Ian - just drawing the conclusion from watching my OH , males seem to know this naturally (he does not need to be told ::);D :&>

Fair point  :D

Ian
Ian (me), Diane (my wife) and 4 dogs. Ollie (Lab mix) , Quest (Malamute), Gazer and Boris (Leonbergers)

Cinderhills

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • North Yorkshire
Re: not dusting and proud!
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2010, 08:36:58 am »
Love this.  Dusting is pointless.  My old house is so dusty.  One minute I do it, next minute there's dust.  Even with my fabulous ostrich feather duster which was a gift.  Hey, come to think of it, why did someone buy me it..?! :D

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: not dusting and proud!
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 09:36:06 am »
my sister-in-law gave me a cushion as a present, it said on it
"I cleaned my house last Monday, sorry you missed it!"
I must say that I thought this a bit rude  ;D ;D ;D

 

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