Sunday, March 30, 2008

For Haley and Kaylee

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They love this Song and no one knows Why?
But anytime they hear it they start singing along.
So now I can play it anytime for them.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


56 Things You Can Toss Out Now

March 27th, 2008 by Christine Kane

We hold onto things for two reasons: Love or fear. We either love them. Or we fear letting them go.

We cherish them and know they have value to us. Or we fear that we’ll need them someday. We fear that we wasted our money on them. We fear what others will think if we let them go. We even fear making the decision to release our mishaps or mistakes, so we don’t make any decision. Instead we hold onto stuff out of guilt.

Well, guess what?

Love is the only reason to do anything. If you don’t love it, toss it. Give it away. Your abundance and energy will increase when you begin to live by love and not by fear.

Here are 56 things you can toss out (or give away) right now…

Thanks to Julie, Sandra, Lisa, Eva and Sue from last week’s retreat for contributing to this list. :-)

1. All the hotel key cards you’ve brought home with you.

2. The doilies your Aunt Edna crocheted 35 years ago that got handed down to you.

(I can't let go of Family History)

You can fondly remember your Aunt Edna without having her doilies around.
In fact, you’ll probably have more fondness once you let go of the doilies!

3. CD’s you haven’t listened to in three years or more. OK

4. The boxes of cassettes you’ve been meaning to transfer to CD’s.- Yes I have a Box!!

5. The bread maker. - But I do Use Mine!

Seriously. When was the last time you made bread?

6. Your wedding dress - Gone

You can say you’ve been saving it for your daughter, but here are three signs that your daughter doesn’t want to wear it: a] she’s already married and wore her own dress, b] she’s been roommates with a woman named Pat for nine years, or c] you don’t have a daughter.

7. Credit card bills from 1995. - Ok this will take time... But I will let them go!

8. The Allen wrenches from every piece of IKEA furniture you ever assembled. That's Craig's in his INBOX

9. The jacket you spent way too much money on and never wore. - NO JACKET

C’mon. Keeping it around just to punish yourself for your bad choices is like going to parochial school all over again.

10. Every scratching post or toy your cat doesn’t like. - NO CAT - BUT I HAVE KID'S TOYS TO SORT...

Your cat didn’t go to parochial school so there’s no sense punishing him.

11. House plants you no longer love.

12. The stacks of O Magazine you swear you’ll re-read - BUT THEY WORK GREAT IN THE BATHROOM...

13. Every little zippy bag that came with a Clinique purchase.-YES I WILL

14. Every unopened perfume that came with a Clinique purchase. - OLD PERFUME OUT

15. Leftover scrunchies in case you grow your hair long again. - BUT I HAVE YOUNG GIRLS

16. The “Cherries Jubilee” flavored lip balm that makes you nauseous. HMMM I WILL THINK ON THIS ONE...- OLD MAKE UP

17. Every single regretful lipstick color you bought on a whim. (And yes, “Cherries Jubilee” is probably there, too.) OK I SAID OLD MAKE UP OUT

18. Your last four cell phones and all their chargers and blue teeth.- BUT THE KID'S LIKE TO PLAY WITH THEM


Face it. Their partners have moved on.

20. The Spode Christmas plates and mugs you don’t like. (Along with the Christmas bath towels and welcome mat.)- THAT'S ALREADY DONE

These - all given to you by various in-laws - won’t prove your familial devotion. If you can’t stand Spode, then let it go. If you’re not the Christmas towel type - then call the gifter before she visits for the holidays, and tell the truth. “I want to honor our relationship, and I love you, AND here’s the deal. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to let you know…” You might be surprised at how open relationships become when you teach people how to treat you.

21. The framed posters you had in your college dorm room. - NO POSTER

Really. You get to move on to something nicer.

22. Old stereo wires. - I'LL TALK TO CRAIG ON THIS ONE

Husbands refuse to let go of any of these mysterious wires. Try this: Put them in a bin and label it “Random Cables and Wires.” After two years, bring it out of storage and kindly note that no one has thought about it in two years. Ask if it would be okay to let go of half of them. Repeat process until all mysterious cables and wires are gone.

23. The nails, screws, anchors, and cup hooks rusting in the bottom of your tool chest. - AGAIN CRAIG'S DEAL

24. Remote controls that don’t remotely control anything you still own. - THEY ALL WORK

25. Lamps, toasters, blenders, coffeemakers that no longer work. -JUST THREW OUT A LAMP LAST WEEK BUT I THINK I CAN FIND OTHER STUFF

26. The notion that you will ever be one of those moms that makes beautiful scrapbooks.


Put your photos in boxes. No one will judge you. -

27. Old blankets and linens you keep in case you suddenly have 27 sleepover guests. - OK I'LL SORT IT OUT

28. College text books - THAT'S CRAIG-I HAVE OTHER BOOKS!!

29. Any boring decorative item that does little more than fill space. OK

30. Vases you don’t love or use. OK

31. Candle holders you don’t love or use. OK

32. Picture frames you don’t love or use. OK

33. All your class notes from college. NO THAT'S CRAIG-

34. The idea that you have to save every piece of your children’s artwork and school work because it might mean you don’t love them if you don’t. OK -I'LL THINK ABOUT IT

35. The “good silver” you don’t use that was passed down to you. NO GOOD SILVER HERE!


If they’re really that important to you, get them in DVD. If you haven’t watched them in 2 years, you can rent them when you need them next.

37. Unlabeled VHS tapes. NO DON'T THINK SO-NONE HERE

And don’t waste your time watching them just in case.

38. The stationary bike that got even more stationary after you got it- NONE

39. The fabric pieces you’ve been collecting in case you ever become a quilter.NONE

Sandra wrote: I have bought many odds and ends of materials to try and
use in different craft projects. Do I sew? Nope! Have I started any
projects with these materials? Nope!

40. Flashlights that dimly light up only after you bang them over and over on your thigh. I'LL CHECK

41. Old keys that open some door somewhere in the past. KID'S AGAIN LOVE THEM AND PLAY WITH THEM


43. Old computers. - KID USE THEM FOR THEIR GAMES

44. Old stereos. OUT IN THE GARAGE

45. Promotional duffel bags with ugly logos and bad acronyms stitched all over them. - NO

46. Anything that makes you say, “But I got such a good price on it!”- NO ??

47. Anything that makes you say, “But I paid so much for it!” -NO??

48. Half-full cans of paint NONE OF THESE

(Take these to Lowe’s and leave them in the paint department - they’ll either re-sell them or give them away.)

49. Extra baby items/Old baby items GETTING RID OF THEM THIS WEEK


And don’t spend your extra hours in a day trying to figure out if someone will buy them. Really. They won’t.

51. Gifts you never liked. A GIFT YOU DON'T LIKE NO SUCH THING

52. All the cross-stitch, knitting, or sewing projects you never finished.


Just THINK of all the extra creative energy you’ll have once you’ve let those go.

53. Any glassware or dinnerware that is a “memorabilia” item from proms or sororities or sports events. WE DO USE THESE- BUT I'LL SEE WHAT I CAN DO

I have to quote Julie on this: “I have, on a shelf but will now throw out, some of my sorority formal glassware I had kept to remember that occasion. Upon looking back… do I really want to remember that I threw up in the parking lot that night?”

54. Old information packets you no longer need or that you can easily find on line. Hmmm GOOD IDEA

Lisa writes, “I’ve thrown out a whole 2 drawer filing cabinet full of out-dated nutrition booklets, and information about breastfeeding (which I finished doing about six years ago) that ‘I might need someday.’”

55. All the hotel soaps that you took with you. NONE OF THOSE HERE

(And stop taking them. You’ve got plenty of soap!)

56. The belief that you only have to go through the de-cluttering process once and won’t ever have to do it again. SURE


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Resurrection Cookies

Resurrection Cookies
I guess this recipe has been floating around for years.
But I just found it on the site listed below.

You will need:
1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
a pinch salt
1 cup sugar
a zipper baggy
1 wooden spoon
scotch tape

These are to be made the evening before Easter (if you are going to the Vigil Mass, you can make them before leaving). Preheat oven to 300F.
(this is very important --- don't wait until you are half done with the recipe).
Place pecans in zipper baggy and let children beat them with the wooden spoon
to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested. He
was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read: John 19:1-3

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon vinegar into mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given vinegar
to drink. Read: John 19:28-30

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life
to give us life. Read: John 10:10&11

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest
into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers,
and the bitterness of our own sin. Read: Luke 23:27

So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the
sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to
know and belong to Him. Read: Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.
Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins
have been cleansed by Jesus. Read: Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper covered cookie sheet.
Each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Read: Matthew 27:57-60

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, solemnly close the door and turn the oven OFF.

Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.
Explain that Jesus tomb was sealed and guarded. Read: Matthew 27:65-66
Go to bed.
Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.
Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read: John 16:20&22

On Easter morning, get up before the children, unseal the oven door and leave it open just a bit. When they awaken, give every child a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read: Matthew 28:1-9
Enjoy the sweetness of the Resurrection!

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Free Download: TO DO LIST

If your like me, I'm always looking for a new download of lists, charts, and new ways to do things.

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Birthday Party Sleep-over!

What was I thinking? I let my two March Birthday Girls invite friends over for a birthday Slumber Party. *Rule of thumb, invite more than you think will come (so someone comes) RIGHT!! OPPS! We had a really good turn out and lucky Me ! I had the best bunch of girls - a Crazy Mom could ask for. Now image if you will five (5) Fifth Graders and five (5) Second Graders in one house with a 5 year old, a 4 year old and a 17 month old,(all Girls) and one very understanding loving DAD. By the end at 3 o'clock the next day (yes, I know everyone told me that it was a long time) None of the girls wanted to go home. They had a blast with movies, games and art activities.

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