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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Knowing your limits.

"What I can do is what I can do and what I can do is enough."
A quote that is in this book. A quote that I have used for over ten years to remind me of my limits when I or others try to make me do more than I know I can do physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.

This morning, at the church, while cleaning, I knew that after I got the stove clean, that was going to be all I could do and not get too tired. With that and the combination of the chemical smells, I knew I had to leave, so I quoted the above to some ladies and told them about the book. They made a 'joke' of it and laughed. I wanted to tell them that they could laugh if they wanted, but I wished I had read that book when I was younger .... before I wore myself out. Maybe I would not have the ailments I now have .... if I had not tried to do everything everyone expected of me! I like a quote a friend told me once a few years ago, "I refuse to buy into the super-woman mentaility"

I saw a yellow butterfly today. It was enjoying our back yard.

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Saturday at home

Well sort of, first I went to the church and helped with the once a year spring cleaning day. As much as I could that is. I cleaned the stove and then they were ready to use chemicals to mop, so I left being I have allergies and can't be around all that stuff. Hummmm .... I wonder what it will smell like in the morning for church. Being I left, I decided to go spend some time with my folks before going home.

I had a whole lot to do at home and kinda wanted to just stay home and do those things, but I 'gave' first and you know what? God blessed my time at home and I got a whole lot accomplished in a short amount of time. My kitchen is now cleaner than it has been since I started work in March. And I did not have to use stinky cleaners! I basically use hot water and natural dish soap. And some natural spray cleaner when I need that type of cleaner. My house is clean and I can breathe! I am glad they came out with natural products. Before, I basically only used water to clean things!

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