"What have you done for yourself today?"

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Hi Everyone,
The "MY FAVORITE THINGS" trend on this website demonstrates how positive thinking helps us as caregivers. We do so much for others. What have you done for yourself today? (I am not a wonder woman...sometimes I cry when I don't even
know I am depressed. )
This is what I've done to help me today:

1. Prayed for strength. ..always works-
2. Read my book for a short time before my husband got up-
3. Put on makeup before taking my husband to the doctor-(perked me up)
4. Used Bath and Body lotion-(aromatherapy)
5. Took a short walk in the Mall (It's 95 degrees here)
B GOOD 2 U!!!

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i just had a builder come by the house and ask me to rebuild a chimney . i told him i dont wanna rebuild a chimney . GTFO of my lawn .
i aint gonna build no dam chimney . if i get tired of working at the farm ill go sweep floors at the goodwill store or something . im experienced there cause i put in a hundred hours of community service there a few years ago .
im semi retired is what im sayin .
so yea , it was nice to turn down the hard masonry work ..
BEER ME !!
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Susan, Mom and I love to hit the local goodwills.. never know what you may find! I get alot of DVDs there to watch... and some good clothes for us both. I donate alot,, so I am there a lot!
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Where I transfer for the bus home, there is a small grocery store and a brand-new fruit store. I bought bananas, red peppers, a pretty little vine-ripened tomato (all for under $2), and two portions of pre-seasoned salmon fillets. I ate the maple BBQ one for supper, along with a nice tossed salad, and the herbed fillet went in the freezer for another day.
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hahahaaa Cap....I can just see you doing the GTFO my lawn thing.

My daughter was all concerned about me the other day and saying she wished she could help, that she didn't like to see me have to struggle financially. Yeah well...you know how that goes - wish in one hand....

I'll be ok once I get some more of this stuff sold off and some more of these bills taken care of. Then I can have a few small splurges again. To me, a "splurge" is a trip to Goodwill to buy a few "new to me" pieces of clothing. And I haven't even done *that* in many months.
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he he susan.
its fun to see just how tight one can be but then sometimes you have to wonder -- why deprive myself on the behalf of my kids when they are flagrantly flucking themselves ?
dammnt . luxury when my marriage was young was airing up the spare tire so we could go trippin in the country during a snowstorm . we werent suicidal but we wanted a little bit of security .
we walked 12 miles to school each way , each day -- both ways uphill , and GTFO off of MY LAWN ..
he , old man talk ..
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The cost doesn't matter, Cap - as long as it made you happy.
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im worse than the amish about self sacrifice . to spoil " me " today , i bought a pair of kitchen tongs to rinse my homemade pepperoni sticks with . the goodwill store offers 1/2 off on the first saturday of each month so i paid 37 . 5 cents for them , + the outrageous indiana sales tax of . 07 % .
i feel really guilty about the extravagance .
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I decided to take a day off this weekend (a rare thing) and work on organization, purging and getting stuff listed for sale. Hoping I can spend the better part of the day getting all that done and getting the house back in order. That way, I can make a trip to Goodwill to drop things off and pack stuff into the van to go into storage next week when I get a chance to get there.

It will feel so much better in the house to have that done!
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I love Bath and Body works peppermint scent.. wakes me up ! And I get the great feeling of cleaning out ANYTHING!! Way to go Susan
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I like that you brought this topic back up, Send. It's a good reminder to do something for ourselves.

I think the thing I'll do for myself today is kind of twofold: I haven't had time to work on the weeding and selling of stuff lately, and it's driving me nuts. It will give me great peace of mind to list all the items in 2 storage totes on Ebay tonight, pack them into shipping boxes and start a stack of things to ship when sold. The peace of mind will extend to the bare space in the living room created by the elimination of 2 storage totes! I know it's not exactly the kind of thing that most folks would consider self-care, but it makes me feel better to get it done!
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