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Re: Way OT


But if you were any kind of a person you would share these recipes...esp  the 
macaroon brownies! Kathy
 
 
In a message dated 9/2/2008 4:11:53 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:

aw geez,  thanks Rich.  I wasn't really fishing; it just sort of slipped out.
I  am preparing to dazzle her with Irish Potato Bread, Ma's Ginger Cake, and  
Macaroon Brownies that I am baking tonight.  With all that, she  probably 
won't be able to see clearly enough to see any dirt  anyway.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From:  "Richard Apking" <redfour@omni-tech.net>
To:  <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 11:20  PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT


> Don't be so hard on yourself  Kitty, everyone that is on this 'chatsite'
> benefits from your  knowledge and experience.  As far back as I can
> remember you've  never failed to give some well needed and excellent
> advice to anyone  who voiced a problem or concern.  Once again, cut
> yourself some  slack.  From where I sit you are one hell of a person.
>
>  Kitty wrote:
>> Thanks for the male viewpoint Rich.  Yes, you  are right.  She's here
>> to see 2 sisters and a nephew getting  married.  And frankly, I think
>> she's probably more of a slob  than I am.  It's just one of those
>> things that sort of sticks  with you through your life.  I never
>> measured up to her in so  many ways, not that she would have noticed. I
>> just wish I could  have gotten something right.  Even if it's a clean
>>  house.
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>>  ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Apking"
>>  <redfour@omni-tech.net>
>> To:  <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 7:12  PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way  OT
>>
>>
>>> Hey Kitty,
>>> Since  I'm a male, my house is the last thing to receive any  attention,
>>> just the way I am.  Since my little sister is  one of those compulsive
>>> neurotic types (if you're staying at  her house and get up in the middle
>>> of the night to use the  toilet, she'll make the bed) I always worried
>>> that my house  wasn't up to par when she would make one of her infrequent
>>>  visits.  We had a talk one year, and both of us figured out that  we
>>> visited each other to see each other, not our houses.   So-o-o, cut
>>> yourself some slack; I'm very sure your sister is  much more interested
>>> in seeing/visiting with/ talking to you  as opposed to inspecting your
>>> home.  Sincerely, and I do  mean sincerely, Rich in Z-5 where we are on
>>> the edge of  drought.
>>>
>>>
>>> Kitty  wrote:
>>>> I recall years ago during my 2nd marriage, trying  to get my husband to
>>>> do anything.  No way.  He  did concede that if I insisted, he would
>>>> hire a maid to do  his half of the household chores.  Of course I
>>>>  couldn't afford the other half,  so in my mind that was equating  me
>>>> with maid service and I didn't like it so I did it all  myself.  Now
>>>> it's all up to me (and there's no way I  could afford a maid) which is
>>>> usually fine because I'm the  only person who has to see it - until I
>>>> get a visit.   Actually I'm glad she's coming, the shower really needed
>>>>  work. The fridge, too.
>>>>
>>>> I'm not sure my  sister really knows this about me.  We're 7 years
>>>>  apart and she's lived elsewhere almost all her life, so we  never
>>>> really had much  contact.
>>>>
>>>> Don't get me wrong.  On  the surface, my house is passable except
>>>> during the April  whirlwind of preparing my garden, the MG nursery, and
>>>>  getting my plant sale set up.  It's the nitty gritty stuff, the  floor
>>>> corners, the litterbox area,  and the d**n  shower.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  Kitty
>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>> ----- Original  Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
>>>> To:  <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>> Sent: Monday, September 01,  2008 9:29 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way  OT
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Kitty, I'm  in total sympathy with you.  I'm a terrible  housekeeper,
>>>>> too.
>>>>> It's not  that I don't enjoy a clean house - I just usually have  so
>>>>> many
>>>>> more interesting  things to do, and I am constitutionally opposed to
>>>>>  spending time and effort doing something that will just have to  be
>>>>> done
>>>>> again in a short  time.
>>>>>
>>>>> Your sister must know  this about you, and must be prepared for it, so
>>>>> why  knock yourself out.
>>>>>
>>>>> When Chet  retired some years back he declared that since I was  still
>>>>> working a lot, and since I made such a thing  about housework, he would
>>>>> take on those chores. No big  deal.  Of course he could handle them
>>>>>  with
>>>>> his eyes closed.  It was nearly six weeks  before he hired a woman to
>>>>> come in every other week to  do the heavy cleaning.  In my opinion,
>>>>>  that's
>>>>> the best answer - beats any machine you could  buy.
>>>>>  Auralie
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>  In a message dated 9/1/2008 8:43:38 AM Eastern Daylight  Time,
>>>>> kmrsy@comcast.net  writes:
>>>>>
>>>>> I confess, I am an  awful housekeeper.  My mom taught me how to do it
>>>>>  right
>>>>> but...
>>>>> I scrubbed the  bathroom shower yesterday  as my sister is coming for  a
>>>>> visit. And today I remember why I don't do it  often.  I have a
>>>>>  crippling
>>>>> headache from the fumes.  I've tried  that Shower Shine stuff you
>>>>> spray  after
>>>>> every shower, but can't handle those fumes  either.
>>>>> So, to get away from the chemicals, I went to  Lowe's and bought one
>>>>> of those
>>>>>  Scrubbing Bubbles shower cleaning machines.  It's supposed to  spray
>>>>> for 12
>>>>> seconds.  It  only sprays for 6.  Guess I'll call customer  service
>>>>>  tomorrow.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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