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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Recipes & Housekeeping Tips

Does anyone have a terrific, tried 'n' true pickled herring recipe they'd be willing to share? Tom's going fishing again this weekend, and I'd like to try to pickle some of this terrific northern (pike) he's been pulling in!

As for my housekeeping tip: I've found that a good, easy way to (try to!) keep up on house tidiness is to, every time you leave a room, grab one item from that space that does not belong there but instead belongs in the room towards which you are heading! For example, I was just in the dining room where a packing envelope was sitting on the table, waiting to be re-used. And, where does it belong? Why, in the 'packing envelopes box' I have here in my office, of course!

Maybe you already do this as a habit, but it's a new one to me! ;)


  1. Your housekeeping tip reminds me of what a friend told me years ago about how she cleans house. I've always cleaned one room at a time. When I have to leave that room to put something away, I return to the original room and keep working there until it's done. But she said she would start in one room and if she had to go to another room for any reason, she would then clean in that room until she had to leave it for some reason. And so on. Before she knew it, her whole house was clean and she felt it hadn't been a big chore.

    Funny how we all find our own ways of doing things that feels right to us.

  2. With P up north, housekeeping for me today has amounted to letting Lulu lick E's leftovers off the floor. Not quite the ideal for cleaning, but there you have it. I did get some work done on swaddling blankets for a friend expecting a baby in January, though.


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