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I Canned It

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

It's May Day and I still haven't started the January Cure. emoticon
I hope I can get my "Spring Cleaning In 20 Minutes A Day" accomplished before winter.

Today I am doing a window. *ONE* window and have already been at it for an hour. I live in a very old house with the original windows. They are hard to get open and hard to clean.

Being sick is bad for your health, in more ways than one. When you have to force yourself to do even the minimal tasks like washing dishes and laundry it's easy to leave things for later. Who knew later would be 3 years in the future.

I feel like Pheonix Rising from the dust of my house. This is the second window I cleaned in as many weeks. This time I was smart though. I set the Charge2 to workout mode so all that up and down, pounding and screwing and puttying and elbow grease counted for 315 calories burned. It is nice to have that tangible number, (although in my mind it should be twice that).

May 2, Miss Queen let me sleep until 5 this morning before kneading my belly to let me know it was time for her breakfast. I love when she gives me that extra hour. I usually wake up singing a song of Praise to The Lord. This morning I was singing *You Are My Sunshine*. emoticon

Because... I have a clean window, which will become my breakfast nook. (who cares that it's in the living room)? It looks out onto my front porch, which will also soon be clean, with pretty plants and things.

Looking at that window gives me great satisfaction. You see, for me, that window was a can't, but I canned it. I hated that window. The wood where the left rod bracket was nailed was deteriorated to the point of disintegration. The curtain hung crookedly and looked... sad. It made me sad to look at it, because, I thought... I couldn't fix it.

I could! I did! I turned my can't into a can! You can too!



Speaking of Miss Queenie, it amazes me the number of my Spark Friends who genuinely care about me and my rescued cat. Thanks to all who have asked how we are doing. I promise an update is soon to come.
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  • POLSKARENIA
    Great! Good to remember that life fe is made up of 'cans' not 'can'ts'...
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  • DONNALEE-53
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    Good for you! And one window at a time is the same as one pound at a time. Each achievement is a great thing!
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  • GOCALGAL
    I love your use of wording, "I canned it vs can't". I need to put more "canned" into my windows. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • CHERIRIDDELL
    You have inspired me to work on some windows too!
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  • MNABOY
    You will clean all the windows you want cleaned before you stop.
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  • JEANKNEE
    I have a special place in my heart for kitties. Every cat that has every shared its life with me and DH has come to us. So, all of our cats have been rescues. Our Bubbles is a belly kneader too.

    Looking forward to the update on Miss Queenie and emoticon on turning the can't into a can. emoticon
    1552 days ago
  • PJPEGG
    My windows are awful. I need this calendar to work on. I hate cleaning, but could probably manage if I had a plan.
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  • LADYLUK
    Your blog reminded me of a childhood favorite book of my daughters. It was the little train that could. Except instead of your train saying I think I can I think I can you were saying I know I can't I know I can't but then you did anyway!! Way to go getting that train up the tracks. On to the next window one day at a time!

    God bless you and keep you on your journey! Have a fabulous day!
    1552 days ago
  • WALLAHALLA
    In one of my smarter moments, I taught my son to clean windows and do it well. I hope that will be a blessing to his future wife, whoever she may be.
    1552 days ago
  • STARLITNIGHT
    Wonderful, we all have limiting beliefs we need to break through and prove we are stronger than we think and that we can give ourselves more credit. Thank you for sharing your achievement.
    1552 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    One window at a time. Just like one healthy choice at a time. Both of these lead to more windows done and more healthy choices, which at some point will be goal met. You wait and see, it will here sooner than you think! Have one super day. emoticon
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  • SHARONKHARTER
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    I really know what you mean when you say old windows. My old ones in my house had self-storing storm windows, so each one I had to remove and then remove the outside windows too, so it took me several days just to clean the ones in the part of the house people could see. That is one thing I don't miss since I sold my house. I also don't miss the stairs, but I did buy an older trailer that I am fixing up and last night the wind blew so hard, the skirting was laying all over the ground, so I got out my electric drill and found some screws and fixed it back onto the trailer. Luckily, I had ordered some new windows, a new front door, and a new skirting package in March. I talked to the salesman this morning and he said he would get someone out next week to install the things. I also had to mow my grass this week as the trailer court I live in requires once a week mowing. I didn't know if I could do it, but I got out there and got it started and mowed it, so I know how you feel to change "I can't do it to I can do it". I thought I would go live in a low income apartment when I sold my house, but it was too expensive, so where I live is cheaper monthly, but back to having maintenance. I will continue doing what I can on my own even though it does take me longer these days, but I am thankful to the Lord he still gives me the strength to do it, so I can do it if I make the effort! Let's keep on doing as long as we can!!! I loved your post in case you couldn't tell. Thanks for all you do for the challenges too! They really help to keep me motivated to keep trying my best.

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  • no profile photo CD14476702
    Best wishes for making progress!
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  • RUFFIT
    Good for you!! One window at a time!! Hugz emoticon
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  • SHOCOSS
    A very nice post. You have the power of turning around I can't to a I can Thanks
    1552 days ago
  • ANNIE1114
    Good way to burn some calories and get in some miles in addition to having clean windows.
    1552 days ago
  • 50YEARSAWIFE
    I need to do some spring cleaning too.
    1552 days ago
  • LIFESGREAT2DAY
    Awesome job on those windows! What a great feeling! Show us a photo when your flowers are ready!
    1552 days ago
  • GRANDMA524DAR
    That sounds like the best clean window ever, looking out to the soon to be lovely porch. Enjoy the nook area, you earned it.
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  • CHERYLHURT
    Keep up the effort!
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  • CARBMONSTERII
    Yay for you! I opened your blog, wondering if you were preserving food. Low and behold, you are preserving your good health and your home, instead. Even better! I can just imagine the job that window was. You must be smiling every time you see it now. Glad Queenie recognized that you needed a little extra rest.
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  • DHAMILTON15634
    You sound very motivated. That's great. Even though it might take time to get your tasks done, they are getting done. And that is great. Keep up the good work.
    1552 days ago
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