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It's My Time For A Few Smiles!



Housecleaning Hints...all care givers and able survivors needs to know this!


-- Windows: Layers of dirty film on windows and screens provide a helpful filter against harmful and aging rays from the sun. Call it an SPF factor of 15 and leave it alone.


-- Cobwebs: Artfully draped over lampshades reduce the glare from the bulb,thereby creating a romantic atmosphere. If someone points out that the light fixtures need dusting, simply look confused and exclaim "What? And spoil the mood?" (Or just throw glitter on them and call them holiday decorations.)


-- Pet Hair: Explain the mound of pet hair brushed up against the doorways by claiming you are collecting it there to use for stuffing hand-sewn play animals for underprivileged children. (Also keeps out cold drafts in winter.)


-- Guests: If unexpected company is coming, pile everything unsightly into one room and close the door. As you show your guests through your tidy home, rattle the door knob vigorously, fake a growl and say, "I'd love you to see our den, but Fluffy hates to be disturbed and the shots are SO expensive."



Housecleaning Hints Part 2...


-- Dusting: If dusting is REALLY out of control, simply place a showy urn on the coffee table and insist that "This is where Grandma wanted us to scatter her ashes."


-- General Cleaning: Mix one-quarter cup pine-scented household cleaner with four cups of water in a spray bottle. Mist the air lightly. Leave dampened rags in conspicuous locations. Develop an exhausted look, throw yourself on the couch and sigh, I clean and I clean and I still don't get anywhere." As a last resort, light the oven, throw a teaspoon of cinnamon in a pie pan, turn off oven and explain that you have been baking cookies for a bake sale for a favorite charity and haven't had time to clean... Works every time.


-- Another favorite, I think from Erma Bombeck: Always keep several get-well cards on the mantle so if unexpected guests arrive, you can say you've been sick and unable to clean.



Forgetful...some of us do forget you know!Survivor syndrome I think?


William's wife started noticing how forgetful he was becoming. Being the concerned wife, she convinced him to see a doctor. William was a little worried when the doctor came in. Sensing his patients nervousness, the first thing the doctor did was to ask what was troubling him.


"Well," William answered. "I seem to be getting forgetful. I'm never sure I can remember where I put the car, or whether I answered a letter, or where I'm going, or what it is I'm going to do once I get there, if I get there. So, I really need your help. What can I do?"

The doctor thought for a moment, then answered in his kindest tone, "Please pay me in advance"!


Points to Ponder...


* Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.


* The real reason you can't take it with you is that it goes before you do.


* Junk is something you throw away three weeks before you need it.


* Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.


* A closed mouth gathers no feet.


* A man (or woman) who can smile when things go wrong has found someone to blame it on.


* A modern pioneer is a woman who can get through a rainy Saturday with a television on the blink.


* The world is full of willing people: some willing to work and some willing to let them.


* Money isn't everything....there's credit cards, money orders, and travelers checks.



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I lived in Las Vegas for over 10 years and due to constant dust storms I am now completely cured of feeling that I need to dust everything all the time! and I have been back in NC for 30+ years.... thanks for the daily funnies ha ha



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